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by Jeffrey L. Forgeng,Joachim Meyer

eBook The Art of Combat: A German Martial Arts Treatise of 1570 epub
  • ISBN: 1403970920
  • Author: Jeffrey L. Forgeng,Joachim Meyer
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2nd edition (October 19, 2006)
  • Pages: 316 pages
  • ePUB size: 1284 kb
  • FB2 size 1758 kb
  • Formats lrf lit azw doc


This very interesting contemporary renaissance martial arts book shows a step in the development of medieval fighting arts to fighting for sport.

This very interesting contemporary renaissance martial arts book shows a step in the development of medieval fighting arts to fighting for sport. The longsword, dussack and halberd, knife and pike sections are for 'sparring for sport'.

The Art of Combat book. Among the substantial legacy of martial arts texts left by combat. The translator Jeffrey Forgeng mentions that there was difficulty in translating exactly and he did the best that he could. The writing is very colorful and sometimes rather comical (to me anyway). Meyer's opus on German martial arts. Aimed at single combat and introducing concepts that are clearly geared toward sport over life or death fighting. On my "currently reading" list because I'm constantly reading it and bouncing around through the sections (not organized in a way 20th c. readers usually follow).

First published in 1570, Joachim Meyer's The Art of Combat is among the most important texts in the rich corpus of German martial arts treatises of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Meyer is unique in offering full recommendations on how to train for various weapons forms. For each weapon, Meyer lays out the principles of its use and the vocabulary of techniques, and then describes a range of specific 'devices', attack.

The Chivalric Art': German Martial Arts Treatises of the Middle Ages and . The Art of Combat: A German Martial Arts Treatise of 1570. London: Greenhill Books.

The Chivalric Art': German Martial Arts Treatises of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. In The Cutting Edge: Studies in Ancient and Medieval Combat. One of the most important martial arts texts in the medieval German tradition; my introduction to the text surveys the material. There also survives a manuscript iteration of this material from c. 1568, now at the library of Lund University; I have completed a translation and expect to publish it in 2016.

First published in 1570, Joachim Meyer's "The Art of Combat" is among the most important texts in the rich corpus of German martial arts treatises of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Jeffrey L. Forgeng is Paul S. Morgan Curator at the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Learn more about this copy. Shipping: US$ 1. 3 From Austria to . Destination, rates & speeds.

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This is an unofficial page for the book The Art of Combat: A German Martial Arts Treatise of 1570 by Joachim Meyer as translated by Jeffrey L. Forgeng. The only major original text in this corpus to be disseminated in print, Meyer's manual is an ambitious comprehensive encyclopedia of traditional German martial arts, covering a range of weapons forms, and offering a rationalized introduction to a complex and organic tradition inherited from the Middle Ages.

The Art of Combat: A German Martial Arts Treatise of 1570. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. Joachim Meyer, escrimeur libre, bourgeois de Strasbourg (1537 ? - 1571). In Maîtres et techniques de combat. Die Freifechter A partial transcription of the first (1570) printing. com International Fencing Guild with a mission to educate people on the efficacy and art of Medieval & Renaissance martial arts.

Among the substantial legacy of martial arts texts left by combat masters working in the medieval German tradition, this book stands out as one of the most remarkable and important, translated for the first time in English by Jeffrey Forgeng. The only major original text in this corpus to be disseminated in print, Meyer's manual is an ambitious comprehensive encyclopedia of traditional German martial arts, covering a range of weapons forms, and offering a rationalized introduction to a complex and organic tradition inherited from the Middle Ages.
Comments: (7)
Ishnjurus
Great book. Well bound, and the subject is classical and valuable. The layout could be a little better- the prints could be next to the descriptions- and having the German available as well as the translation would be nice- however it's already a pretty big book and I can see why these things were left out. It's very worth buying if you are interested in the German style of Longsword or Joachim Meyer's work.
Sha
This work by Joachim Meyer is really the culmination of about 200 years of the Johannes Liechtenauer German Longsword Martial Arts tradition. What Johannes Liechtenauer started in the late 1300s (We don't know the exact dates of his life.) Joachim Meyer brings to its zenith in the year 1570 with this work. This is an excellent, high-quality book. Add if you want to become serious about this subject, this is a must-have book.
Deorro
This is a very well done book. The binding is nice and solid, the paper heavy and just the right reflectivity. Illustrations (important for this kind of thing) are printed very well. As for the material, well, if you're gonna study Meyer, you already know this this is the book for you.
Tansino
I have been studying German longsword since I was a teenager, as well as Dussack fighting (Talhoffer mainly). I was surprised to find a reprint of Meyer for so cheap, most of the ones I have run across have been pricey. Good book, has been helping me with my longsword. Good overall historical read as well.
Stylish Monkey
This translation is far from perfect, but it's a must for students of the renaissance martial arts. The frustrating flaws with this presentation are that everything is translated, including terms for specific movements and techniques. Students who are used to using the original, specific German terms for certain techniques will be thrown off by the variable, hard to catch, less specific English terms and phrases they are replaced with.

It would have been far better if they could have left technique names and terms in the original language, perhaps italicised, and defined elsewhere in the book or in margins.

Also, the pictures for each section are clustered in the end of each chapter, making one flip back and forth constantly in study.

Aside from all that, the book is one of the best out there. Published in the late prime of true renaissance martial arts culture, many mistake it for a "sportified" version of earlier combative arts. In reality, it is simply presented in more of an established, martial arts school type format, giving yet more perspective on techniques of the same, old tradition. It has quite a variety of weapons, training drills and methods, and principles expounded upon withing it's covers.
JOIN
Nice product, great shipping. Thank you, and would purchase again if I need more.
Gavirim
This is a direct translation from Meyers original Manuscript. So it is a bit rough, a bit vague at times. However this allows you to discern the material and come up with you own opinions. If you are a HEMA journey man, this is a must have. Who knows when another copy will be printed so grab it now!
Great translation.
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