<I>The Art of Swordsmanship</I> by Hans Leckuchner
This translation, complete with all illustrations from the manuscript, makes the treatise accessible for the first time since the author's untimely death less than a year after its completion left his major work to be lost for generations. An extensive introduction, notes, and glossary analyze and contextualize the work and clarify its technical content.
Jeffrey L. Forgeng is curator of Arms and Armor and Medieval Art at the Worcester Art Museum, and teaches as Adjunct Professor of History at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
- Hardback | 481 pages
- 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.68g
- 16 Jul 2015
- Boydell & Brewer Ltd
- The Boydell Press
- Woodbridge, United Kingdom
- UK ed.
- 1 Line drawings, black and white; 443 Illustrations, black and white
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A fantastic attempt to make the fecht-bucher increasingly accessible to a wider audience.... What sets this book apart is the contextualisation of the source and the excellent translations. MEDIEVAL WARFARE
For anyone really interested in fighting styles and techniques, this is a must-read. SLINGSHOT
Forgeng's translation is clear and accessible. His experience not only as a scholar of early swordsmanship, but as a practitioner, is readily apparent. . . . [Forgeng makes] a vital text more widely available for practitioners not only looking to better understand the use of single-handed swords of all types, but also to how those techniques complement other medieval martial practices. DE RE MILITARI