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Medieval Combat: A Fifteenth-Century Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat Paperback – 7 April 2014

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"This superb treatise, amply illustrated, provides valuable insight into the real world of medieval combat. Magnificent!"--Books Monthly

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HANS TALHOFFER was a fifteenth-century German fencing master. He authored at least five fencing manuals and made his living teaching and training people for trial by combat. The Translator and editor, MARK RECTOR, is a world-renowned practitioner of historical swordsmanship.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Hans really knew his stuff.
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