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Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods And Techniques
by John Clements

From the author of Renaissance Swordsmanship comes the most comprehensive and historically accurate view ever of the lost fighting arts of Medieval knights, ...

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The author wrote this book with little or no understanding of medieval sources, His text indicates more of a desire to denigrate the activities of others than to understand facts. Moreover, his subject area is more broad than the scope of his research in many areas. Just as one example, his argument that the cross on an arming sword was there not to protect the user's hand from any enemy's blade but to protect it from the edge of an enemy's shield is original, but completely lacking in evidence and, frankly, understanding.
—Updated Apr 19, 2007









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