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Name:Medieval Combat, PDF & CBR imagebook, English, 320 pages

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 Medieval Combat -- 15th Century Manual of Swordfighting.pdf

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MEDIEVAL COMBAT, PDF & CBR imagebook, English, 320 pages -- AMAZON
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- 3 formats; PDF & CBR (HiQ and LoQ) | 320 paperpages | 4 sample images/pages

A Fifteen-Century Illustrated Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat.
Some text and lots of drawings, all in BW. Kudos to the unknown, original scanner!
3 books; PDF and CBR Hi-Quality and CBR Lo-Quality. You can to download any single
book or the entire folder. There are also 4 sample images/pages taken from the HiQ
CBR-book.

The content is the same in all 3 books. PDF or CBR (RAR:ed images). The CBR HiQ is
for printing while the LoQ contains smaller images at lower quality, more suitable
for direct viewing.


Hans Talhoffer (original author)
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Kudos to you too duude! After 540 years, your plates are finally going p2p!
Just wish you could have known http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Talhoffer


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Medieval Combat -- 15th Century Manual of Swordfighting.pdf
Medieval Combat -- 15th Century Manual of Swordfighting, LoQ.cbr
Medieval Combat -- 15th Century Manual of Swordfighting, HiQ.cbr
Sample HQ -- Medieval Combat 001.jpg
Sample HQ -- Medieval Combat 005.jpg
Sample HQ -- Medieval Combat 025.jpg
Sample HQ -- Medieval Combat 145.jpg


(CBR-info)
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PAPER-BOOK
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Title : Medieval Combat
Author : Hans Talhoffer
Language : English
Date : 2000
Pages : 320, including covers
ISBN : 1-85367-418-4
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IMAGE-BOOK
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Type : CBR/RAR
Layout : Single-page & Double-spread
Images : 161
Format : JPEG
ImageSize : 1240x1753 | 1653x2338 | 1852x2620 pixel
ImageRes : 150 | 200 | 225 dpi
ScanDate : 11-Oct-2000 (?)
ScannedBy : unknown
PackDate : 09-Dec-2006
PackedBy : braun
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Book Description
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This brilliant and attractive book makes one of the most influential and lavishly-
drawn fencing manuals of the Middle Ages available in English for the first time.

The authentic fifteenth-century techniques of master of arms Hans Talhoffer are
illustrated in detail, presenting not only a unique historic record but also a
visual guide for modern practitioners.

Talhoffer's professional fencing manual of 1467 illustrates the intricacies of
the medieval art of fighting, covering both the 'judicial duel' (an officially
sanctioned fight to resolve a legal dispute) and personal combat. Combatants in
the Middle Ages used footwork, avoidance, and the ability to judge and manipulate
timing and distance to exploit and enhance the sword's inherent cutting and
thrusting capabilities.

These skills were supplemented with techniques for grappling, wrestling, kicking
and throwing the opponent, as well as disarming him by seizing his weapon. Every
attack contained a defense and every defense a counter-attack. Talhoffer reveals
the techniques for wrestling, unarmored fighting with the long sword, pole-axe,
dagger, sword and buckler, and mounted combat.

This unparalleled guide to medieval combat, illustrated with 268 contemporary
images, provides a glimpse of real people fighting with skill, sophistication
and ruthlessness.


From Publishers Weekly
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In 1467, Talhoffer, a Swabian fencing instructor, produced a lavishly illustrated
fechtbuch ("fight-book") with 270 illuminations demonstrating techniques for
nearly every weapon in the medieval knight's arsenal, as well as techniques for
judicial combats between nobles and between peasants.

Although long available in German, this is the first English translation of his
remarkable how-to. Profusely illustrated here in black and white, the book offers
freeze-frame instructions on medieval martial arts using swords, shields, pole-
axes, daggers and wrestling, both on foot and on horseback. Its repeatedly drawn
figures are lifelike and even emotive, grimacing in pain or frowning with fierce
determination.

Many of the plates do not demonstrate step-by-step techniques, preserving instead
images of a bout at the moment when one technique has prevailed over another.
Without a contemporary instructor as a guide, the drawings can seem arcane and
confusing, since they lack explanatory captions. Rector, a founder of the Chicago
Swordplay Guild, does provide an introduction and footnotes, and along the way
gives practical clarification of German martial arts and a harsh, complex picture
of medieval society (particularly medieval justice), if not of specific moves.

Aside from their historical merit, Talhoffer's beautiful and austere
illustrations provide a visual vocabulary of historical combat that might prove
inspirational for directors, artists, re-enactors or stunt coordinators; others
should not be surprised to find themselves posing in front of the nearest mirror.

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What's CBR?
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Simply a RAR-archive (renamed .cbr) containing all book-images, named in a
sequential manner. You can use one of the readers listed below to view the
images directly, OR unpack with RAR and view normally.

More on CBR --> http://www.sketchyorigins.com/comics/showthread.php?t=424

Some Readers (freeware)
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CDisplay (Windows) --> http://www.geocities.com/davidayton/CDisplay.html

FF View (MAC OS X) --> http://www.feedface.com/projects/ffview.html


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