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The Resource Medieval combat : a fifteenth-century manual of swordfighting and close-quarter combat, Hans Talhoffer

Medieval combat : a fifteenth-century manual of swordfighting and close-quarter combat, Hans Talhoffer

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Medieval combat : a fifteenth-century manual of swordfighting and close-quarter combat
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Medieval combat
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a fifteenth-century manual of swordfighting and close-quarter combat
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Hans Talhoffer
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Summary
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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Talhoffer, Hans
Dewey number
355.40902
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  • Fencing
  • Hand-to-hand fighting
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Medieval combat : a fifteenth-century manual of swordfighting and close-quarter combat, Hans Talhoffer
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • txt
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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37376263
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24 cm.
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317 pages
Isbn
9781848327702
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(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) 37376263
  • (Sirsi) 37376263
Label
Medieval combat : a fifteenth-century manual of swordfighting and close-quarter combat, Hans Talhoffer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
37376263
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781848327702
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37376263
  • (Sirsi) 37376263

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