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Valthalion
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« on: July 06, 2004, 04:54:53 PM »

Sword fighting Sources

Can anyone give me a list of Medieval/Rennaisance tactical manuals or point me to one

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Valthalion
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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2004, 06:21:01 PM »

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Sword fighting Sources

Can anyone give me a list of Medieval/Rennaisance tactical manuals or point me to one

Regards

Valthalion


Well, they are all writen in old versions of Italian, Spanish, German, French and Olde/Middle English.

If you want to study them in detail, it would be a good idea to join a schül or schola or ecole to do so in earnest. Otherwise they are just some pictures and old words. :(
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2004, 09:14:40 PM »

Start with Sydney Anglo's "Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe," which is a survey of what's out there and what it all means. If you're talking more-or-less single combat.

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