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Again, as with their previous book, this effort is well produced by suffers from numerous and egregious errors of interpretation.
—Updated Jan 31, 2010



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While the interpretations in this book are, by the author's own admission, somewhat dated at this point, this book must be considered the standard against which all others of its type are judged. It is a superbly-done work with a myriad of details and insights into der Kunst des Fechtens that still, regardless of changing interpretations, put it at the ...
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—Updated Apr 20, 2007



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The author wrote this book with little or no understanding of medieval sources, His text indicates more of a desire to denigrate the activities of others than to understand facts. Moreover, his subject area is more broad than the scope of his research in many areas. Just as one example, his argument that the cross on an arming sword was there not to ...
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—Updated Apr 19, 2007



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Reviewed by Hugh Knight
While the material this book does cover is excellent, it has become fashionable among those wishing to be perveived as "serious" historians to largely ignore upper-class medieval life unless they are working with it specifically. This book, intentionally or otherwise, falls into that same trap, with very little information about upper-class tack or ...
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—Updated Apr 19, 2007



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This is *the* book on European armor.
—Updated Apr 19, 2007



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While this is a great book, I only wish it had been written in a way that more clearly showed the source material used for developing the specific "system" of techniques chosen.
—Updated Apr 19, 2007



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Reviewed by Hugh Knight
This has a great many interpretive errors, starting with the authors' belief that the Blossfechten in this particular section (the author was unaware that there was more to Ringeck than he knew about when he wrote his book) of the MS was also intended for armored combat--a form covered in great detail in the missing section of the MS.
—Updated Apr 19, 2007









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