Download and read online Records of the Medieval Sword in PDF and EPUB An extensive and thorough study of the origins, development and usage of the glamorous two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages, with a complete typology. Spanning the period from the great migrations to the Renaissance, this book presents a selection from a very large body of photographs and research and gives a full and detailed record of the swords of that turbulent time.
Download and read online The Sword in the Age of Chivalry in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive history and typology of the European knightly sword from c.1050 to c.1550, that draws on evidence from literature and art as well as from archaeology.
Download and read online The Swordsman s Companion in PDF and EPUB A complete beginner's guide to training in medieval Italian longsword. This book covers everything from choosing a sword, to warming up, to fencing. Full of set drills and clear descriptions, this book has been the standard work on the subject since it first came out in 2004.
Download and read online European Weapons and Armour in PDF and EPUB The story of arms in Western Europe from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution.
Download and read online Swords of the Viking Age in PDF and EPUB Representative examples of swords from 8th-11th century, fully described and illustrated, with general overview.
Download and read online Medieval Warfare in PDF and EPUB Hono sapiens, homo pugnans, and so it has been since the beginning of recorded history. In the Middle Ages, especially, armed conflict and the military life were so much a part of the political and cultural development that a general account of this period is, in large measure, a description of how men went to war.
Download and read online Medieval Combat in PDF and EPUB Talhoffer's professional fencing manual of 1467 illustrates the intricacies of the medieval art of fighting, covering both the 'judicial duel' (an officially sanctioned fight to resolve a legal dispute) and personal combat.??Combatants in the Middle Ages used footwork, avoidance, and the ability to judge and manipulate timing and distance to exploit and enhance the sword's inherent cutting and thrusting capabilities. These skills were supplemented with techniques for grappling, wrestling, kicking and throwing the opponent, as well as disarming him by seizing his weapon. Every attack contained a defence and every defence a counter-attack. Talhoffer reveals the techniques for wrestling, unarmoured fighting with the long sword, pole-axe, dagger, sword and buckler, and mounted combat. ??This unparalleled guide to medieval combat, illustrated with 268 contemporary images, provides a glimpse of real people fighting with skill, sophistication and ruthlessness. This is one of the most popular and influential manuals of its kind.
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Download and read online Die ritterlich h fische Kultur des Mittelalters in PDF and EPUB Werner Paravicini widmet sich in seiner Kulturgeschichte der höfischen Oberschicht des 12. bis 16. Jahrhunderts. Fürsten, Adel und Ritterschaft fasst er dabei in ihren gesamten geistigen und praktischen Lebensformen.
Download and read online The Sword and the Crucible in PDF and EPUB The sword was the most important of weapons, but relatively little has been written about its metallurgy. The results of the microscopic examination of over a hundred swords are used to tell the story of the making of swords from the first examples through the Middle Ages to the 16th century.
Download and read online Warfare and Society in the Barbarian West 450 900 in PDF and EPUB Guy Halsall relates warfare to many aspects of medieval life, economy, society and politics.This book recovers its distinctiveness, looking at warfare in a rounded context in the British Isles and Western Europe between the end of the Roman Empire and the break-up of the Carolingian Empire. Examining the raising and organization of early medieval armies and looks at the conduct of campaigns, the survey also includes a study of the equipment of warriors and the horrific experience of battle as well as an analysis of medieval fortifications and siege warfare. Warfare and Society in the Barbarian West uses historical and archaeological evidence in a rigorous and sophisticated fashion. It stresses regional variations but also places Anglo-Saxon England in the mainstream of the military developments in this era, and in the process, provides an outstanding resource for students of all levels.
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Download and read online War and Chivalry in PDF and EPUB The first large-scale study ofthe nature of chivalry which considers notions of piety and sacrilege, honour, shame and reputauion, brotherhood, ransom and clemency, surrender, treason and revolt, attrition and rebellion. The analysis is soundly based on literary, archaeological and pictorial evidence, and deserves to be widely read.
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