Lessons on the English Longsword Brandon P. Heslop, Benjamin G. Bradak

ISBN: 9781581607345

Published: 2010

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218 pages


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Lessons on the English Longsword  by  Brandon P. Heslop, Benjamin G. Bradak

Lessons on the English Longsword by Brandon P. Heslop, Benjamin G. Bradak
2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 218 pages | ISBN: 9781581607345 | 9.37 Mb

Additional Manuscript 39564, Cottonian Titus A XXV, and Harleian MS 3542 are believed to be the only surviving martial arts texts of medieval England. Written before 1500, these rare texts on the art and lore of the longsword have now beenMoreAdditional Manuscript 39564, Cottonian Titus A XXV, and Harleian MS 3542 are believed to be the only surviving martial arts texts of medieval England.

Written before 1500, these rare texts on the art and lore of the longsword have now been transcribed, translated and boldly interpreted for modern students of the medieval combat arts. In Lessons on the English Longsword, Brandon Heslop and Benjamin Bradak combine dedicated scholarship with years of rigorous training to provide the mst complete look yet at the English tradition of the longsword, including: Full transcription and translations of the three texts, insights into training methods in medieval England and a useful lexicon of termsDetailed photographic interpretations of the texts to serve as a visual reference in the study and application of the art of swordsmanshipA convincing case for a pan-European art of the longsword, linking the techniques and training of the English tradition with the better-known German and Italian traditionsFocus on two important aspects of medieval swordsmanship found in the English manuscripts but rarely in the numerous German and Italian sources: set training forms and the facing of multiple opponents



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