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Medieval Armoured Combat (ePub)

The 1450 Fencing Manuscript from New Haven

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By Dierk Hagedorn, Bartłomiej Walczak
Greenhill Books
File Size: 46.0 MB (.epub)
Pages: 271
Illustrations: 250
ISBN: 9781784383343
Published: 3rd July 2018


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The "Gladiatoria" group of German fencing manuscripts are several editions of a treatise on armoured foot combat, specifically aimed at duel fighting.

Gloriously-illustrated, and replete with substantial commentary, these works are some of the greatest achievements in the corpus of late medieval fight books. These works have both tremendous artistic merit and incalculable historical value.

In this remarkable full colour volume, authors Dierk Hagedorn and Bartłomiej Walczak elegantly present their work on the copy of this treatise now in the Yale Center for British Art, including a reproduction of the manuscript, a full transcription, and translations into English.

The work includes a foreword by Sydney Anglo which explains how the work shows a highly sophisticated pedagogical system of movement and applauds the editors for presenting the material in a clear and practical way.

Additional essays discuss other aspects of the manuscript - including a tale of Dierk Hagedorn's adventures tracking down the manuscript.

Medieval Armoured Combat will be going to my shelf of favourite history books, and I’m certain that I’ll use it frequently over the next few weeks as reference guide.

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The Augustus

At the same time magnificent and informative, this book gives a very realistic idea of sword fighting techniques.

VaeVictis, November/December 2018

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About Dierk Hagedorn

Dierk Hagedorn is a long sword instructor at Hammaborg, a club for historical fencing in Hamburg, and a passionate wearer of armour. He has transcribed more than 30 of the approximately 80 surviving fight books in the German language. In 2017, he won the HEMA Scholar Award. He works for the IT subsidiary of a large German airline for numerous creative issues such as user experience, interface and corporate design.

About Bartłomiej Walczak

Bartłomiej Walczak was born in 1978 and has been practising and researching historical martial arts since 1999. He has lectured worldwide, published transcripts, translations and articles and has participated in tournaments, winning the 2015 ILHG Open Longsword. He lives in Poland and works remotely as a software designer for a US-based start-up.

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