The art of Swordsmanship by Hans Leckuchner [Audiobook] download free by Jeffrey L. Forgeng

<I>The art of Swordsmanship</I> by Hans Leckuchner Audiobook download free by Jeffrey L. Forgeng
  • Listen audiobook: The art of Swordsmanship by Hans Leckuchner
  • Author: Jeffrey L. Forgeng
  • Release date: 2018/2/13
  • Publisher: BOYDELL & BREWER LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Home and Garden
  • ISBN: 9781783272914
  • Rating: 8.44 of 10
  • Votes: 577
  • Review by: Katalina Janes
  • Review rating: 9.81 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/11
  • Duration: 5H57M57S in 256 kbps (96.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-07
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPC, WAV, WMA, MP3, FLAC, OPUS, MPEG4, MPEG-4 DST (compression ZIP, TBZ2, TZO, TAR.BZ, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 481
  • Includes a PDF summary of 44 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 32M30S (8.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: Completed in 1482, Johannes Leckuchner's Art of Combat with the 'Langes Messer' (Messerfechtkunst) is among the most important documents on the combat arts of the Middle Ages. The Messer was a single-edged, one-handed utility sword peculiar to central Europe, but Leckuchner's techniques apply to cut-and-thrust swords in general: not only is this treatise the single most substantial work on the use of one-handed swords to survive from this period, but it is the most detailed explanation of the two-handed sword techniques of the German 'Liechtenauer' school dating back to the 1300s. Leckuchner's lavish manuscript consists of over four hundred illustrations with explanatory text, in which the author, a parish priest, rings the changes on bladework, deceits, and grappling, with techniques ranging from life-or-death escapes from an armed assailant to slapstick moves designed to please the crowd in public fencing matches. This translation, complete with all illustrations from the manuscript, makes the treatise accessible for the first time since the author's untimely death less than a year after its completion left his major work to be lost for generations. An extensive introduction, notes, and glossary analyze and contextualize the work and clarify its technical content. Jeffrey L. Forgeng is curator of Arms and Armor and Medieval Art at the Worcester Art Museum, and teaches as Adjunct Professor of History at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Military History, Fencing, Medieval History, European History, Militaria, Arms & Armour
  • Download servers: Google Drive, FileServe, Mediafire, BitShare, WeTransfer, Box, Dropbox, Hotfile. Compressed in ZIP, TBZ2, TZO, TAR.BZ, RAR
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 28.77 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x234x24.64mm
  • Weight: 666.78g
  • Printed by: The Boydell Press
  • Published in: Woodbridge, United Kingdom

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