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Brandon P. Heslop





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PostPosted: Sun 01 Mar, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Book Announcement         Reply with quote

Fellow scholars,

It is my great pleasure to announce the forthcoming book, Lessons on the English Longsword, by Benjamin "Casper" Bradak and myself from Paladin Press. No release date yet, but I'll give you the run down:

The book boasts the first ever complete modern translations of all three of the medieval English longsword texts - Ledall's manuscript, the Harleian document, and the Cottonian text - together with interpretive notes and photographic interpretations of all of the major plays contained in said manuscripts. Comprehensive comparitive analysis of the English material with the continental sources. A complete Lexicon of the English terminology, together with their Italian and German equivalents and counterparts. This book will put the final nail in the coffin in the argument that the German and Italian traditions are radically different from each other, or one is more "defensive" than the other, etc. Instead, Lessons on the English Longsword definitively reveals the truth - that the art of the longsword was pan-European.

Along with a few other surprises.

Podcasts will be forthcoming.

-B.

Thys beeth ye lettr yt stond˙ in hys sygte \
To teche . or to play . or ellys for to fygte...

"This [is] the letter (way,) [for] standing in his (the opponent's) sight \
[either] to teach, or to play, or else for fight..."

-Man yt Wol.
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Randall Pleasant




Location: Flower Mound, Texas
Joined: 24 Aug 2003

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Mar, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Book Announcement         Reply with quote

Brandon

I am very much looking forward to your book. Big Grin
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K. Horton




Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Joined: 21 Jan 2008

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Mar, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brandon, Excellent, looking forward to it!

Ken
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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Tue 03 Mar, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Book Announcement         Reply with quote

Brandon P. Heslop wrote:
Fellow scholars,

It is my great pleasure to announce the forthcoming book, Lessons on the English Longsword, by Benjamin "Casper" Bradak and myself from Paladin Press. No release date yet, but I'll give you the run down:

The book boasts the first ever complete modern translations of all three of the medieval English longsword texts - Ledall's manuscript, the Harleian document, and the Cottonian text - together with interpretive notes and photographic interpretations of all of the major plays contained in said manuscripts. Comprehensive comparitive analysis of the English material with the continental sources. A complete Lexicon of the English terminology, together with their Italian and German equivalents and counterparts. This book will put the final nail in the coffin in the argument that the German and Italian traditions are radically different from each other, or one is more "defensive" than the other, etc. Instead, Lessons on the English Longsword definitively reveals the truth - that the art of the longsword was pan-European.

Along with a few other surprises.

Podcasts will be forthcoming.

-B.


I'm very interested to see this work. The English long sword tradition has been pretty much entirely neglected, and it's about time someone did a translation and interpretation of these manuals.
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