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Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe: Gunpowder, Technology, and Tactics (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
by Bert S. Hall

Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe explores the history of gunpowder in Europe from the thirteenth century, when it was first imported from China, to the ...

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The Song of Roland

On 15 August 778, Charlemagne’s army was returning from a successful expedition against Saracen Spain when its rearguard was ambushed in a remote Pyrenean pass. ...

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—Updated Jan 5, 2006



On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society
by Dave Grossman

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman draws unsettling, even sinister parallels between the psychological conditioning required to make soldiers kill in war and the similar effect ...

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—Updated Nov 11, 2005



Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy
by Miyamoto Musashi

Translated by V. Harris. Japan's answer to the Harvard MBA...Written over three centuries ago by a Samurai warrior, the book has been hailed as a limitless source ...

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—Updated Sep 2, 2005



Fighting with the German Longsword
by Christian Henry Tobler

Christian Henry Tobler presents a how-to course of study for learning Liechtenauer's secret art. Topics include the concepts of timing, distance, and initiative, ...

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Fighting with the German Longsword is a well researched and well delivered guide to the Knust des Fechtens. My love for the longsword is even greater now that I better understand its use, from basic footwork, drills, to complex techniques, this book has it covered. The ...
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—Updated Sep 2, 2005









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