Historical European Martial Arts in Its Context: Single-Combat, Duels, Tournaments, Self-Defense, War, Masters and Their Treatises

Historical European Martial Arts in Its Context Single Combat Duels Tournaments Self Defense War Masters and Their Treatises Historical European Martial Arts HEMA is based on reading source material to recreate the lost martial arts of Europe While reading the treatises and performing depicted techniques helps understand HE

  • Title: Historical European Martial Arts in Its Context: Single-Combat, Duels, Tournaments, Self-Defense, War, Masters and Their Treatises
  • Author: Richard Marsden
  • ISBN: 9780984771660
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Historical European Martial Arts HEMA is based on reading source material to recreate the lost martial arts of Europe While reading the treatises and performing depicted techniques helps understand HEMA, there is to it The sources were not written and illustrated in a vacuum, but rather in a rich and complicated world Historical European Martial Arts in its ConteHistorical European Martial Arts HEMA is based on reading source material to recreate the lost martial arts of Europe While reading the treatises and performing depicted techniques helps understand HEMA, there is to it The sources were not written and illustrated in a vacuum, but rather in a rich and complicated world Historical European Martial Arts in its Context places the sources in a time and place with details about single combat, duels, tournaments, self defense, war as well as the Masters and their treatises Richard Marsden approaches the why behind the treatises and delves into Europe s martial culture from the 14th through 18th century HEMA is thus explored on the blood soaked fields of battle, in the dark alleys of dangerous cities, and under the shade of trees where illicit duels might be fought.

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    1. An interesting exploration of the WHY of HEMA. I would have enjoyed more info about the manuscripts themselves (and aren’t there some crucial documents ignored here?), but otherwise there is much to like here. We are shown how judicial duels degrade into private duels and street violence, how the ceremony and splendor of knightly tournaments gave way to sport. Further chapters focus on the personality and attitude of various treaties broken down by centuries and nationality.

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