The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge : Studies in Ancient and Medieval Combat

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In this edited volume leading experts in the field of ancient combat explore the reality of inter-personal fighting from prehistory to the medieval period. Based on their experience of using reconstructed weapons and on the latest archaeological, artistic and literary evidence, they explore the real-life human experience on the battlefield as opposed to models of strategy and tactics.

All aspects of combat are covered - unarmed fighting techniques, swordsmanship, archery, chariotry, pole-arms and armour, as well as aspects of human physiology and psychology in battle.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 165 x 235 x 10mm | 580g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0752441698
  • 9780752441696
  • 1,108,255