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Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship

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Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship

Sigmund Ringeck's Commentaries on Master Liechtenauer's Verse

By Christian Henry Tobler

Chivalry Bookshelf, Hardcover, 9781891448072, 400pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 2009

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In his first book, and the first of its kind, Christian Henry Tobler presents a beautifully interpreted study of fighting techniques recorded in the mnemonic verse of the legendary German swordmaster, Johannes Liechtenauer. Johannes Liechtenauer was a 14th century German fencing master born in the mid 1300s. In this beautiful, lavishly photo-illustrated text, Christian presents a full translation and interpretation of the so-called Ringeck Fechtbuch, a mid-15th century compendium of teachings in the Liechtenauer tradition. At once bold and martially efficient, these classic techniques of swordsmanship have proven their enduring allure.
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