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The Art of Combat: A German Martial Arts Treatise of 1570
by Joachim Meyer, Jeffrey L. Forgeng

Among the substantial legacy of martial arts texts left by combat masters working in the medieval German tradition, this book stands out as one of the most ...

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Joachim Meyer's works (from 1560, 1570 and 1600) are the clearest and most detailed period instructional books on traditional, pre-1700 German martial arts yet discovered. Dr Forgeng's translation is rendered into easily understood, natural English that breathes new life into Meyer's clear, logically ordered instructional text. This volume is recommended in the highest terms for those interested in the longsword, Liechtenauer's tradition, the fechtschülen, Renaissance fencing and warfare and 16th century fashion and clothing.
—Updated Apr 3, 2009

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