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The Art of Sword Combat: A 1568 German Treatise on Swordmanship

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Following the success of Jeffrey L. Forgeng s translation of Joachim Meyer s The Art of Sword Combat the author was alerted to an earlier recension of the work which was discovered in Lund University Library in Sweden.

The manuscript, produced in Strassburg around 1568, is illustrated with thirty watercolor images and seven ink diagrams.

The text covers combat with the lon
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Published August 18th 2016 by Frontline Books
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An interesting historical document. Broadsword was already not widely used by the military by the time this book was written, however remained popular as a sporting weapon. Quite a bit of vivid and efficient prose describing techniques and strategies in bouts. Had Protestant patrons, and organised several 'Fechtbuch' or encounter events, and took a big financial risk printing the book originally, not living to see it a success (death probably due to winter travelling).
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