Burgundian Poleaxe

Author by : Jason Smith
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Publisher by : Freelance Academy Press
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Description : The poleaxe is a fearsome weapon: the armour-breaching weapon par excellence of the late Middle Ages, wielded on foot in friendly tournaments, lethal duels, and on the battlefield. Instruction on its use is found throughout surviving medieval martial arts manuscripts from Germany and Italy, but Le Jeu de la Hache (Axe-Play) - written in the mid fifteenth century for the Burgundian Court - is both the most complete study of this deadly weapon and the oldest known French-language martial arts text. In this new translation and interpretive guide, Jason Smith presents a complete translation of Le Jeu, detailed photographic reconstructions of its many techniques, and a short primer on the basics of axe combat, creating a complete curriculum for actually training in this unique medieval martial art. Combined with a historical overview of the manuscript and a detailed biography of Jacques de Lalain, a famed Burgundian axe-fighter, this volume is not just modern training manual, but also a window into knightly culture at the waning of the Middle Ages.


Medieval Military Combat

Author by : Tom Lewis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Casemate
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Description : A concise and entertaining explanation of how other accounts, and popular culture such as films, have misrepresented medieval warfare. We don't know how medieval soldiers fought. Did they just walk forward in their armor smashing each other with their maces and poleaxes for hours on end, as depicted on film and in programs such as Game of Thrones? They could not have done so. It is impossible to fight in such a manner for more than several minutes as exhaustion becomes a preventative factor. Indeed, we know more of how the Roman and Greek armies fought than we do of the 1300 to 1550 period. So how did medieval soldiers in the War of the Roses, and in the infantry sections of battles such as Agincourt and Towton, carry out their grim work? Medieval Military Combat shows, for the first time, the techniques of such battles. It also breaks new ground in establishing medieval battle numbers as highly exaggerated, and that we need to look again at the accounts of actions such as the famous Battle of Towton, which this work uses as a basic for its overall study.


Fight Directing For The Theatre

Author by : J. Allen Suddeth
Languange : en
Publisher by : Heinemann Drama
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Description : Authored by professional fight director J. Allen Suddeth, all the aspects of brawn, brawl, and broadswords are covered.


Medieval Swordsmanship

Author by : John Clements
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Description : From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of Medieval knights, warriors and men-at-arms. Based on years of extensive training and research in the use of European swords, it contains highly effective fighting techniques for the sword, sword & shield, long-sword, great-sword, pole-arm and more. And with more than 200 illustrations and rare historical documents, it is a scholarly reference as well as a hands-on training guide for martial artists of all levels.


The Medieval Siege

Author by : Jim Bradbury
Languange : en
Publisher by : Boydell & Brewer
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Description : Sieges were a vital strategic weapon in medieval warfare. This book explores developments in siege tactics and the personal experiences of those who were involved.


Secrets Of German Medieval Swordsmanship

Author by : Sigmund Ringeck
Languange : en
Publisher by : Freelance Academy Press
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Description : Medieval Fighting with the German MastersChristian Henry Tobler presents a beautifully interpreted study of fighting techniques recorded in the mnemonic verse of the legendary German swordmaster, Johannes Liechtenauer. Johannes Liechtenauer was a 14th century German fencing master born in the mid 1300s. Some of Liechtenauer's teachings were preserved in rhyming couplets, possibly done so to prevent the uninitiated from learning the techniques he presented. Christian presents his interpretation in a style that is readable, translating the original and then providing a practical interpretation of each technique. At once bold and martially efficient, these classic techniques of swordsmanship have proven their enduring allure. In this second reissue of a classic work, Chivalry Bookshelf offers students of martial arts, of martial culture during the middle ages, fencing historians, reenactors and students of medieval history.


The Antiquary

Author by : Edward Walford
Languange : en
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Stage Properties

Author by : Heather Conway
Languange : en
Publisher by : London : Herbert Jenkins
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Schools And Masters Of Fence

Author by : Egerton Castle
Languange : en
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War In The Middle Ages

Author by : Philippe Contamine
Languange : en
Publisher by : Blackwell Publishing
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Description : A history of medieval warfare in Europe covers the fifth through the fifteenth century and discusses armor, artillery, strategy, and courage


Tudor Theatre Emotion In The Theatre

Author by : Centre d'études supérieures de la Renaissance
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
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Description : Consacrée à la publication d'études sur le thé?tre de la Renaissance européenne - et d'abord anglaise - et sur la culture qui le nourrit, la collection «THETA» se veut lieu de rencontre et de débat, accueillant sans exclusive toutes les approches. Les onze essais de ce troisième volume consacré à l'émotion au thé?tre cherchent dans le texte dramatique et ses prolongements spectaculaires les sources et modalités de l'impact thymique que le critique est en droit de présumer chez le spectateur des pièces étudiées. Même lorsque demeure posé l'épineux problème des interactions entre texte dramatique et texte spectaculaire, ils proposent des lumières originales sur thèmes et éléments formels où s'enracinent les affects, dans des pièces qui vont du thé?tre «médiéval» à celui des élisabéthains. Dedicated to the study of the drama of the English - and European - Renaissance and the culture in which it is rooted, the «THETA» series aims to be a forum for exchange and debate. In this third volume of the collection, eleven studies investigate ways of understanding how emotion works in the theatre. Even when not addressing the riddle of how the dramatic and the performance text achieve their joint impact, these readings shed original light on themes and formal elements that shape and convey the affects which these critics feel can be assumed in the spectator of plays ranging from the so-called medieval drama to that of the Elizabethan period.


The Canadian Encyclopedia

Author by : James H. Marsh
Languange : en
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Description : Volume 1 : A - For.


Highland Swordsmanship

Author by : Mark Rector
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Description : The Scottish Highlander has been romanticized in poetry, song and legend; immortalized in the figures of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Rob Roy. His reputation as a fierce fighter and deadly swordsman was much more than a myth - a proud tradition of Scottish fencing masters taught the use of the backsword, smallsword, target and dirk from the 17th through the 19th centuries. These masters were as colorful and diverse as the Scottish people themselves, from the upper-class Anglicized, Sir William Hope, to the bawdy, soldier-turned-fencing master Donald McBane, who ran a fencing salon out of his wife's brothel. In this omnibus edition, Mark Rector presents two classic manuals of Scottish swordsmanship from the days of Culloden.


Medieval Warfare

Author by : Maurice Keen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Description : This richly illustrated book explores over seven hundred years of European warfare, from the time of Charlemagne to the end of the middle ages (c.1500). The period covered has a distinctive character in military history. It was an age when organization for war was integral to social structure,when the secular aristocrat was by necessity also a warrior, and whose culture was profoundly influenced by martial ideas.Twelve scholars, experts in their own fields, have contributed to this finely illustrated book. It is divided into two parts. Part I seeks to explore the experience of war viewed chronologically with separate chapters on, for instance, the Viking age, on the wars and expansion of the eleventh andtwelfth centuries, on the Crusades and on the great Hundred Years War between England and France. The chapters in Part II trace thematically the principal developments in the art of warfare; in fortification and siege craft; in the role of armoured cavalrymen; in the employment of mercenary forces;the advent of gunpowder artillery; and of new skills in navigation and shipbuilding. In both parts of the book, the overall aim has been to offer the general reader an impression, not just of the where and the when of great confrontations, but above all of the social experience of warfare in themiddle ages, and of the impact of its demands on human resources and human endurance.


The Long Night

Author by : Jason Carl
Languange : en
Publisher by : White Wolf Pub
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Description : Live action in the nights before the Masquerade. The Long Night takes you into the Dark Medieval world and turns you loose on the stage of your imagination. With information on the clans and bloodlines of Vampire: The Dark Ages, this is the essential resource for Mind's Eye Theatre players and Storytellers who want to rise to the Long Night.


The Egerton Genesis

Author by : Mary Coker Joslin
Languange : en
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Description : The Egerton Genesis is a pictorial narrative of the biblical Genesis, supplemented by legendary material. It was commissioned in the 14th century for the entertainment of a middle-class patron who relished the drama of the creation story, and who has had a keen eye for human and social defects and an earthy sense of humour. The artist points out the social conditions of his time, for example sympathizing with the tithe payer, the powerless woman and the ordinary shepherd. Questions of date, purpose and patronage have surrounded this book, and this study provides insights into modern understanding of this text.


The Lion Of St Mark

Author by : Aubrey Feist
Languange : en
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The Archaeology Of Weapons

Author by : R. Ewart Oakeshott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Courier Corporation
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Description : British arthority on medieval weapons surveys European arms and armor from the Bronze Age to the time of triumph of gunpowder.


Parergon

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The Journal Of Education

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Newsweek

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The Century Dictionary

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Total Read : 69
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Youth S Companion

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