Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods and Techniques

Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods and Techniques

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By (author) John Clements

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  • Publisher: Paladin Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 324 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 272mm x 25mm | 975g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Colorado
  • ISBN 10: 1581600046
  • ISBN 13: 9781581600049
  • Edition: 4
  • Illustrations note: b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 174,385

Product description

From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of Medieval knights, warriors and men-at-arms. Based on years of extensive training and research in the use of European swords, it contains highly effective fighting techniques for the sword, sword & shield, long-sword, great-sword, pole-arm and more. And with more than 200 illustrations and rare historical documents, it is a scholarly reference as well as a hands-on training guide for martial artists of all levels.

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 - The Medieval Combat Environment Chapter 2 - Medieval Fighting Manuals Chapter 3 - Medieval Swords Chapter 4 - The Making of Medieval Swords Chapter 5 - Swords Against Plate Armor Chapter 6 - The Fate of the Medieval Sword Chapter 7 - Forms of the Medieval Sword Chapter 8 - Medieval Shields Chapter 9 - Sword & Shield Chapter 10 - The Long Sword Chapter 11 - Practice and Sparring Appendix A On Obtaining a Real Sword Appendix B The Problem of Stage Combat Appendix C Methods of Weapon-Sparring Appendix D Blunt Steel and Plate Armor Sparring Appendix E Medieval Fantasy and "Boffer" Sparring Methods Appendix F The Importance of the Full-Leg Target in Weapon Sparring Appendix G Kneeling Down in Weapon Sparring Rules Appendix H Weapon Sparring in Martial Arts Appendix I Understanding Swords and Martial Arts in America Bibliography