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PostPosted: Sun 23 Sep, 2012 11:37 am    Post subject: New(ish) book: "Mediaeval Swords from Southeastern Euro         Reply with quote

I've imported a sizable shipment of a 2007 book by archaeologist and sword researcher Marko Aleksic, "Mediaeval Swords from Southeastern Europe: Material from 12th to 15th Century."
It's a unique book that fills a significant gap in our knowledge of the medieval sword.
I found out about it by sheer chance, while visiting Arms & Armor's Craig Johnson, who till recently had what was likely the only copy in North America.
At $37.95 (plus mailing) for 200 information-packed, well-illustrated pages, it's a good value, and for a true sword lover, this book would be a nice Christmas present. Or just buy it for yourself now!
For more information, including how to order, please see the attached JPEG.

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Sep, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool. Craig picked up this book in the course of doing a custom sword for me based on some work by this same author. I've been wanting to get my hands on a copy ever since. My order will be quick. -JD
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Sep, 2012 12:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sounds brilliant. Is the book translated to English or is that Serbian? (in other words should I buy this for the pictures Happy )

Is there a place I can order from Europe?
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Sep, 2012 1:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Julien,

The book is entirely in English.

I think the author realized that the audience for a book in Serbian would be *really* limited.

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Sep, 2012 3:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott Baltic wrote:
Julien,

The book is entirely in English.

I think the author realized that the audience for a book in Serbian would be *really* limited.

Scott


Thx Scott.

Every source I've checked in Europe (Abe books etc) seems to ship the book in Serbian hence my question.
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PostPosted: Mon 24 Sep, 2012 3:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This book is well worth getting. I believe I'm the one who told Craig about it in the first place. Get it.

It's on our reading list.

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PostPosted: Mon 24 Sep, 2012 1:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
This book is well worth getting. I believe I'm the one who told Craig about it in the first place. Get it.

It's on our reading list.


What Nathan said. It is ridiculous that more people don't know about this book!

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep, 2012 8:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I REALLY don't want to miss this, but haven't heard back from that email address (sent yesterday p.m.). Hoping that the in-box just isn't checked that often.
-Sean

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This looks great. I've just sent off an email, asking if they can ship to Australia. Finger's crossed Happy
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep, 2012 6:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean,

I haven't gotten your e-mail and I don't know why, especially since I've been getting plenty of other e-mails about the book.

Here's the e-mail address. info@wmaillustrated.com

Please copy and paste it and try once more, and we'll see what happens.

TIA,

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep, 2012 6:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan and Greg,

Many thanks for your support!

Scott
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep, 2012 6:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

hmmmm... right address. re-sent with fingers crossed!
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Sep, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Paid for it and am now waiting for it to arrive! Thanks for posting this as I never would have gotten this book otherwise!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep, 2012 10:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Paid for my copy as well..can't wait to read it and drool over the goodies Big Grin
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PostPosted: Fri 28 Sep, 2012 12:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Julien M wrote:
Scott Baltic wrote:
Julien,

The book is entirely in English.

I think the author realized that the audience for a book in Serbian would be *really* limited.

Scott


Thx Scott.

Every source I've checked in Europe (Abe books etc) seems to ship the book in Serbian hence my question.


Julien,
There's a copy for sale on Amazon. Looks to be in English; the cover certainly is.

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Missing e-mails?         Reply with quote

It appears that messages from one or two people who e-mailed me about the book, at <info@wmaillustrated.com>, did not get through, which is odd because that account is usually stone reliable.

So if you've e-mailed me and not gotten a reply (I usually respond same or next day), please try again *and* send me a private message here.

Thx,

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep, 2012 11:42 am    Post subject: Book         Reply with quote

Hi Scott,

Payment send,

Thanks,
Robert
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct, 2012 3:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Got mine today! Thanks Scott! I have been looking through it for an hour or so. It is fantastic. There are tons of great drawings and lots of excellent info. I was really happy to see that there are many swords from the earlier part of the range the book deals with. I was half expecting a few 12th century examples and a ton of 15th. There seems to be a really nice range and pretty fair distribution of the centuries so there should be something for everyone. I'm very happy with this book and would recommend it to anyone.

I'm already thinking of which swords from this book need to get made...
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just got mine, too. wonderful book. better than Oakeshott in many ways, though it relies on his typologies. a must-have!
-Sean

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Oct, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

mine arrived today too. Looks good on a quick flip through. It's now second from the top of my to read list.
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