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The Encyclopedia of the Sword

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From the gruff, sword-toting swashbucklers of the Middle Ages to modern adventure epics like The Princess Bride, the aura surrounding the sword is one that is both romantic and pragmatic. Thoughts of this weapon bring to mind images of the Knights of the Round Table, Zorro, the Three Musketeers - the things daydreams are made of. Historically, the fate of the empires revol ...more
Hardcover, 690 pages
Published May 30th 1995 by Greenwood Press (first published May 1st 1995)
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Robert Tupper
Jan 03, 2008 Robert Tupper rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fencers
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Not entirely sure on the read date on this, but this is a must for fencing instructors and students of classical fencing or history buffs with a leaning towards the sword. This book covers all aspects of fencing and the sword in multiple cultures. May seem very dry reading to some.. be warned.
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