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Sigmund Ringeck's Knightly Arts Of Combat: Sword and Buckler Fighting, Wrestling, and Fighting in Armor
by David Lindholm, Peter Svard

The lessons of influential 15th-century fencing master Sigmund Ringeck are brought to life once again by David Lindholm and Peter Sv√§rd, the duo behind Sigmund ...

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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



Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship: Sigmund Ringeck's Commentaries on Master Liechtenauer's Verse
by Christian Henry Tobler

Medieval Fighting with the German MastersChristian Henry Tobler presents a beautifully interpreted study of fighting techniques recorded in the mnemonic verse of ...

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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



Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods And Techniques
by John Clements

From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of Medieval knights, ...

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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



The Medieval Horse and its Equipment, c.1150-1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London)

Whether knight's charger or beast of burden, horses played a vital role in medieval life. The wealth of medieval finds excavated in London in recent years has, not ...

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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



European armour, circa 1066 to circa 1700
by Claude Blair

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



English Martial Arts
by Terry Brown

This book investigates the weapons, history and development of the English fighting system and some of the beliefs and social pressures that helped mould it. The ...

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Reviewed by Hugh Knight
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



Sigmund Ringeck's Knightly Art Of The Longsword
by David Lindholm, Peter Svard

Ringeck's invaluable 15th-century compilation of the lessons of German fencing master Johannes Liechtenauer is given new life by two modern students of the sword. ...

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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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