Fight Master to the Stars!
Hans Talhoffer was one the most famous and prolific of the 15th-century German fight masters with at least six fight books attributed to him that have survived to the present day.
His Ambraser Codex from 1449 is one of the lesser-known fight books, but it contains a wealth of information about armored combat, dagger fighting, wrestling and mounted combat that makes it tremendously valuable to students of historical combat. Written for Talhoffer’s patron, Leutold von Königsegg, the Ambraser Codex gives us a fascinating blow-by-blow account of what judicial duels were like from start to finish.
More than just a translation, the author has used other fighting manuals of the period to interpret Talhoffer’s techniques. This important book belongs on the shelves of everyone with an interest in the middle ages. Note: This is the perfect-bound edition.
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Sep 11, 2010
A valuable interpretation of another fine fechtbuch. I like that the author included several plates and photographs of the techniques from other sources and notes to other fechtbucher to show the same techniques from different sides.
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