The art of Sword Combat: A 1568 German Treatise on Swordmanship [Audiobook] download free by Joachim Meyer

The art of Sword Combat: A 1568 German Treatise on Swordmanship Audiobook download free by Joachim Meyer
  • Listen audiobook: The art of Sword Combat: A 1568 German Treatise on Swordmanship
  • Author: Joachim Meyer
  • Release date: 2016/4/1
  • Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781473876750
  • Rating: 7.93 of 10
  • Votes: 686
  • Review by: Esmeralda Schreiber
  • Review rating: 8.3 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/11
  • Duration: 1H48M in 256 kbps (28.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-05
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: AC3, WAV, MPEG4, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3 (compression TZO, LZMA, BZ2, RAR, ZIP, TAR.GZ)
  • Total pages original book: 144
  • Includes a PDF summary of 17 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 12M46S (3.4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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 watercolour images and seven ink diagrams. The text covers combat with the longsword (hand-and-a-half sword), dusack (a one-handed practice weapon comparable to a sabre), and rapier. The manuscript's theoretical discussion of guards is one of the most critical passages to understanding this key feature of the historical practice, not just in relation to Meyer but in relation to the medieval combat systems in general. The manuscript offers an extensive repertoire of training drills for both the dusack and the rapier, a feature largely lacking in treatises of the period as a whole but critical to modern reconstructions of the practice. The translation also includes a biography of Meyer, much of which has only recently come to light, as well as technical terminology, and other essential information for understanding and contextualizing the work.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Combat Sports & Self-defence, Fencing, Weapons & Equipment, European History, Military History
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 35.12 USD
  • Dimensions: 138x216x22.86mm
  • Weight: 385.55g
  • Printed by: FRONTLINE BOOKS
  • Published in: Barnsley, United Kingdom

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