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Medieval Combat in Colour: A Fifteenth-Century Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat
Hans 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 swo ...more
Published August 19th 2018 by Greenhill Books
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