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Medieval Combat: A Fifteenth-Century Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat

Hans Talhoffer

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ISBN 10: 1853674184 / ISBN 13: 9781853674181
Published by Greenhill Books, 2000
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Medieval Combat: A Fifteenth-Century Manual ...

Publisher: Greenhill Books

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: First Edition - may be Reissue.

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268 illustrations 6 x 9 This brilliant and attractive new book makes one of the most influential fencing manuals of the middle ages available in English for the first time. The authentic fifteenth-century techniques of master-of-arms Hans Talhoffer are illustrated in detail, presenting not only a unique historic record but also a visual guide for modern practitioners. This unparalleled guide to medieval combat, illustrated with 268 contemporary images, provides a glimpse of real people fighting with skill, sophistication and ruthlessness. Mark Rector, the editor and translator of this work, is an actor, playwright, stage combatant and fight choreographer. He is a founder of the Chicago Swordplay Guild and Associate Director of Swordplay Symposium International.

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Mark Rector is an actor, playwright, stage combatant and fight choreographer, as well as a student and practitioner of historical swordplay. He is the translator and editor of "Medieval Combat, Hans Talhoffer's Fechtbuch ('fight book') of 1467"

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