KNIGHTLY. ARTOF. BATTLE. The KnightlyArt ofBattle offers anintriguing glimpse into the world of late medieval martial arts, from wrestling to fencing withthelongsword tothe subtle tricksthat could on be employed when jousting horseback.
Author: Ken Mondschein
Publisher: Getty Publications
This volume offers an intriguing look into the world of late medieval martial arts, from wrestling to swordsmanship and to the subtle tricks that could be employed when jousting on horseback. Using exceptional pen drawings (with gold leaf highlights) the book features some of the most interesting abstracts from Fior di Battaglia (The Flower of Battle), a manuscript by the renowned Italian fencing master Fiore dei Liberi depicting the knightly arts of fighting. The copy in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, created in the early 15th-century, is the finest and most complete manuscript to survive. Offering detailed visual documentation of Fiore's techniques coupled with the author's genius for explaining sophisticated methods of offense and defence, the manuscript provides a comprehensive record of the skills by which men lived and died in the Middle Ages.
The Art of the Two-Handed Sword. Staten Island, NY: SKA Swordplay, 2012. _____. The Knightly Art of Battle. Los Angeles: Getty, 2011 Muchembled, Robert. A History of Violence: From the End of the Middle Ages to the Present.
Author: Ken Mondschein
George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels and HBO’s Game of Thrones series depict a medieval world at war. But how accurate are they? The author, an historian and medieval martial arts expert, examines in detail how authentically Martin’s fictional world reflects the arms and armor, fighting techniques and siege warfare of the Middle Ages. Along the way, he explores the concept of “medievalism”—modern pop culture’s idea of the Middle Ages.
The Knightly Art of Battle. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2011. Munby, A.N.L. The dispersal of the Phillipps Library. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1960. Parks, Tim. Medici Money: Banking, metaphysics and art in ...
Author: Dr. Guy Windsor
Publisher: Spada Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
“Guy has the rare talent of making this material accessible” -Neal Stephenson (from his Foreword to Swordfighting) “Guy Windsor's greatest gift to WMA/HEMA is his marvellous ability to translate period language into a meaningful experience for modern WMA/HEMA practitioners and he has once more shown his ability to do exactly that.” - Adam (review of Veni Vadi Vici) NOTE: THIS EDITION DOES NOT INCLUDE A FACSIMILE OF THE MANUSCRIPT From the late fifteenth century comes a detailed manuscript on knightly combat, written by Philippo Vadi. Dedicated to one of the most famous Italian condottiere of the age, Guidobaldo, Duke of Urbino, this book covers the theory of combat with the longsword, as well as dozens of techniques of the sword, the spear, the pollax, and the dagger. The Art of Sword Fighting in Earnest includes a detailed introduction, setting Vadi and his combat style in their historical context, a complete translation of the manuscript, and a detailed commentary from the perspective of the practising martial artist. Please note it does not include a facsimile of the manuscript, but that may be downloaded from a link provided in the text. This volume is the second edition of Dr. Windsor’s earlier work, Veni Vadi Vici, updating the translation and the introduction. This is essential reading for any practitioner of knightly combat, academic historian, or enthusiast for the quattrocento period of Italian history.
Yet to add veracity, I attended the Armoured Combat Gloucester 'knight school' to wield a broad sword for real and see if everything I had written worked! On sword fighting I also delved deeply into The knightly art of battle by Ken ...
Author: Simon Fairfax
Publisher: Corinium Associates Ltd
1410 January 1410, and King Henry IV is brought down by an unknown illness. Despite his ten year reign, the kingdom is far from secure. He is at odds with his son Prince Hal, who is demanding a new Royal Council; Owen ap Glyndower threatens his Welsh border and the Scots are in revolt again, seeking secret alliances with France. In France, Burgundy and King Charles VI are planning to take back Calais and reignite the Hundred Years’ War. England is in peril, beset by enemies on all sides and within. The court is a swirl of rumours and treachery, with the powerful seeking the ultimate prize: the English crown. Power is controlled by unlikely forces, the most important of which is led by Sir Richard Whittington – merchant, former Lord Mayor of London, financier, adviser to the Crown and spymaster for the King. Realising the peril of the kingdom, he needs someone who can move inconspicuously at home and abroad. Someone skilled yet unobtrusive. Jamie de Grispere – squire in training, son of a merchant and known to Whittington – is tasked to do his bidding and spy for the crown. Jamie holds the future of the realm in his hands, but the road on which he travels is a perilous one, taking him from the depths of France to Wales and the Scottish borders. Joining forces with two comrades, he seeks to aid the crown and fight for Sir Richard’s plans for the safety of the realm. Treachery, the Hundred Years’ War, revolts, battles, the wool trade, piracy and pivotal events: medieval history is brought to life in this story of fifteenth century England and the fight for the crown. A Knight and a Spy: 1410 is the first book in a new series by Simon Fairfax, author of the Deal Series
3 By recasting knightly martial arts in refined Latin, it shows the humanistic interrelation of the academic and ... are important in that they are richly illustrated records of the chivalric martial arts of fighting in armor, ...
Author: Jaquet Daniel
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Acta Periodica Duellatorum (APD) is an independent, international, and peer-reviewed journal dedicated to Historical European Martial Arts studies. This emerging field of research has interdisciplinary dimensions, including notably History, Anthropology, Historical sciences, Art History, History of Science and Technology, Archaeology, Sport Sciences, etc. APD was founded in 2013 and publishes two issues per year from 2016 onwards. APD is a non-profit association, based in Switzerland. It is supported by institutional grants, donators/partners and by its readers. The journal is published electronically (Open Access) and printed for subscribed readers and institutions.
Iaijutsu is the art of rapidly drawing the sword and cutting down an opponent without warning or hesitation. Kenjutsu is combat with the sword after the draw. During the period when kenjutsu and iai- jutsu were living combat arts, ...
Author: Christian P. PotholmPublish On: 2016-08-03
No “gentled knight” would have been worth much on a medieval battlefield, says the author as he focuses on the “breathtaking ... Ken Mondschein, The Knightly Art of Battle (Los Angeles: Getty, 2011). A wondrous reproduction of the ...
Author: Christian P. Potholm
The third book in Professor Christian Potholm’s war trilogy (which includes Winning at War and War Wisdom), Understanding War provides a most workable bibliography dealing with the vast literature on war and warfare. As such, it provides insights into over 3000 works on this overwhelmingly extensive material. Understanding War is thus the most comprehensive annotated bibliography available today. Moreover, by dividing war material into eighteen overarching themes of analysis and fifty seminal topics, and focusing on these, Understanding War enables the reader to access and understand the broadest possible array of materials across both time and space, beginning with the earliest forms of warfare and concluding with the contemporary situation. Stimulating and thought-provoking, this volume is essential for an understanding of the breadth and depth of the vast scholarship dealing with war and warfare through human history and across cultures.
Bayreuth: Gondrom, 1979 MONDSCHEIN , KEN : The Knightly Art of Battle. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2011 MÜLLER , HEINRICH /KUNTER , FRITZ : Europäische Helme. Berlin: Militärverlag der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, ...
Author: Dierk Hagedorn
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
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 Bartomiej 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.
232 The depth of such penetrations was similar to the average achieved by the British cavalry lance during the First World War.233 staff, or other weapons; Winnick and Marsden, The Flower of Battle, 6v; Mondschein, The Knightly Art of ...
Author: Kelly DeVries
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
"The leading academic vehicle for scholarly publication in the field of medieval warfare." Medieval Warfare
Special attention was given to the history of armed combat and its interpretation from both textual and archaeological sources. ... See also: Ken Mondschein, The Knightly Art of Battle (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011).
This volume brings together essays that consider wounding and/or wound repair from a wide range of sources and disciplines including arms and armaments, military history, medical history, literature, art history, hagiography, and archaeology across medieval and early modern Europe.