Spada: v. 2: Anthology of Swordsmanship (Paperback)Stephen Hand (editor)
Paperback 136 Pages / Published: 15/01/2007
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This is an exciting anthology of articles on the history of swordsmanship. It includes works from some of the most important names in the field, as well as some 'new faces'. The articles cover a wide range of topics, from ancient and medieval sword and shield combat to Italian and Spanish rapier fencing. Articles include: medical reality of historical wounds; dispelling myths about the early history of rapier fencing in England; finding the sword or stringere; further thoughts on the mechanics of combat with large shields; the circle and the sword, a focus on Carranza and Pacheco de Narvaez in Renaissance Spain; Italian circle theory, a study of applied geometry of the Italian Renaissance; re-interpretation of some aspects of Sword and Buckler system in RA MS I. 33; and, the words 'Claymore' and 'Broadsword', 'The Forgotten Weapon: The Partisan in Italy in the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries'.
Publisher: Greenhill Books
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 280 x 215 x 8 mm
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