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Medieval Combat

Postby MikeK » Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:58 am

Hey all,
Barnes and Noble has it in hard cover for $7.98. If you have never heard of the book it's a translation of "A fifteenth-century manual of swordfighting and close-quarter combat" by Hans Talhoffer.

This book shows how advanced Western close-quarter combat techniques were before fire arms took over. Going through the book you'll notice some very familiar techniques found in other arts. Surprisingly you'll see how many bo and tonfa techniques translate to the long sword. At $8 this is a great buy.
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Looks Like

Postby JOHN THURSTON » Sat Aug 19, 2006 6:46 am

Looks like a must purchase.
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Postby JOHN THURSTON » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:32 am

I Have "Medieval Knight" by Stephen Turnbull.

I will srat A thread on my impression on the developement of the Medieval Knight.

Turnbull start his study at the time of Robert the Bruce.

A bit let in the development.

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