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Medieval Sword & Buckler Combat By Hugh Knight
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Sword and buckler fighting was one of the most common forms of combat in the middle ages, practiced by commoners and nobles alike. With careful, step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions the... More > author shows how to perform the primary sword and buckler techniques of Andreas Lignitzer, Hans Talhoffer and Paulus Kal, fifteenth-century masters of the sword. You will learn the amazingly sophisticated and effective tactical principles of German swordsmanship; guards and footwork; simple attacks and defenses; compound techniques; and finally the solo practice forms of Lignitzer. You will also learn what equipment to use and where to get it so you can start your own study of sword and buckler combat. This book builds on the foundation laid by the previous books in this series to teach all of the primary martial arts essential to a medieval gentleman. Join us and learn the arts of knighthood!< Less
Medieval Medicine (Illustrated) By James J. Walsh
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“Medieval Medicine” is the story of the medical sciences in the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages are usually assumed to begin with the deposition of Romulus Augustulus, 476, and end with the... More > fall of Constantinople, 1453. In this little volume, then, we have to outline the history of human efforts to prevent and treat the ills of mankind for nearly one thousand years. Until recently, it has been the custom to believe that there was so little of genuine interest in anything like the scientific care of ailing human beings during these centuries, that even a volume of this kind might seem large for the tale of it. Now we know how much these men of the Middle Ages, for so long called the “Dark Ages,” were interested in every phase of human progress. They created a great art and literature, and above all a magnificent architecture.< Less
The Play of the Axe: Medieval Pollaxe Combat By Hugh Knight
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While many new books on historical European martial arts are being produced regularly, this is the first series of books devoted entirely to armored combat, and this is the first book to teach the... More > lost art of pollaxe combat that has been produced in over 550 years. Written by a well-known scholar and instructor of the German school of historical combat with more than 15 years of real armored combat experience, this book will teach you all you need to know to learn the knight art of the pollaxe. You will learn everything from fundamentals such as footwork, guards, simple strikes and displacements to more than sixty elegant techniques for using the axe to how to acquire the necessary equipment to practice to how to teach yourself the art. Lavishly illustrated with more than 380 photographs, this book is an amazing introduction to one of the least known but most important arts of combat in the knightly repertoire. NOTE: This is the spiral-bound version of the book.< Less
The Play of the Axe: Medieval Pollaxe Combat By Hugh Knight
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While many new books on historical European martial arts are being produced regularly, this is the first series of books devoted entirely to armored combat, and this is the first book to teach the... More > lost art of pollaxe combat that has been produced in over 550 years. Written by a well-known scholar and instructor of the German school of historical combat with more than 15 years of real armored combat experience, this book will teach you all you need to know to learn the knight art of the pollaxe. You will learn everything from fundamentals such as footwork, guards, simple strikes and displacements to more than sixty elegant techniques for using the axe to how to acquire the necessary equipment to practice to how to teach yourself the art. Lavishly illustrated with more than 380 photographs, this book is an amazing introduction to one of the least known but most important arts of combat in the knightly repertoire. NOTE: This is the perfect-bound edition of this book.< Less
Medieval History Copybook, HWT Cursive By Julie Shields
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A collection of stories, songs, poetry and sayings from the middle ages, to used as copywork exercises. Lines are formatted using the HWT (Handwriting Without Tears) cursive font. Intended for... More > grades 3-6. An excellent resource for classical and Charlotte Mason-styled education.< Less
Secrets of Ancient And Medieval Black Magic By Anonymous
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“Black Magic, as it has been called, is the expression of the superstitions of primitive men. In all of us, to a greater or less degree, there is a bit of the primitive. As we are able to... More > overcome these instincts, we are inclined to scoff at those who still cling to their superstitious beliefs.” – From The Foreword. A CLASSIC book on the art and beliefs of Black Magic in various cultures. This publication marks the long overdue return of a classic in the field. Concise, well ordered and utterly fascinating, this new volume contains footnotes that reflect the latest developments in the field. A MUST HAVE for any occult library!< Less
ARMENIAN PAINTERS AND ART FROM THE MEDIEVAL AGE AND DIASPORA TO THE PRESENT By Maximillien De Lafayette
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Study and Critique: Philosophy, Psychology, Esthetics and Techniques of Armenian Artists. 2nd Edition Volume I (From a set of 3 Volumes) SERIES: WHO’S WHO OF THE WORLD’S BEST ARMENIAN... More > PAINTERS AND ARTISTS This is volume one from a set of 3 volumes. A glorious book rendering homage to the art of Armenia and its great artists and pioneers from the Medieval Age to the present day. It contains over 170 photos, paintings and illustrations in color. A must have book for art critics, art historians, art teachers, librarians, universities, studios, and lovers of art. A superb and authoritative work by Maximillien de Lafayette. It includes: Revisiting the Medieval art of Armenia. Armenian iconography and illuminated manuscripts. Styles and genres of the early Armenian icons and religious manuscripts painting. Visiting the early times of Armenian art. New Surrealism movement in Armenia and abroad. The awakening of Armenian art. International aspect of Armenian art.< Less
Volume 2: ARMENIAN PAINTERS AND ART FROM THE MEDIEVAL AGE AND DIASPORA TO THE PRESENT By Maximillien De Lafayette
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Study and Critique: Philosophy, Psychology, Esthetics and Techniques of Armenian Artists. 2nd Edition Volume II (From a set of 3 Volumes) SERIES: WHO’S WHO OF THE WORLD’S BEST ARMENIAN... More > PAINTERS AND ARTISTS This is volume 2 from a set of 3 volumes. A glorious book rendering homage to the art of Armenia and its great artists and pioneers from the Medieval Age to the present day. It contains over 170 photos, paintings and illustrations in color. A must have book for art critics, art historians, art teachers, librarians, universities, studios, and lovers of art. A superb and authoritative work by Maximillien de Lafayette. This volume contains the works (And study/Critique) of many artists, such as: Frederick Arthur Bridgman, Ivan Aivazovsky, Arshile Gorky, Minas Avetissian, Ervand Kotchar, Eghiche Tadevossian, Hagop Kodjoyan, Sedrak Arakelian, Leon Tutundjian, etc.< Less
Health and Well Being: A Medieval Guide By Andrew Forbes, Daniel Henley, David Henley
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The Tacuinum Sanitatis is a medieval handbook on Health and Well Being. First produced in Italy around 1380, it was aimed at an educated secular readership and offered concise and sensible advice on... More > how to live a long, healthy and enjoyable life. Five handsomely illustrated manuscripts of the Tacuinum survive, all produced in Lombardy and now housed, respectively, at libraries in Rome, Vienna, Paris, Rouen and Liège. The Latin text describes in detail the beneficial and harmful properties of plants and foodstuffs, as well as considering social, physiological and psychological aspects of wellness, and is accompanied by 132 full colour images from 6th century Byzantium, 11th century Iraq and 14th century Italy.< Less
Fencing With Spear and Sword: Medieval Armored Combat By Hugh Knight
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Please Note: This book is being rewritten. The revised edition will be much better in quality, and will contain many more techniques, as well as corrections to the material currently in the book. ... More > The revised edition should be ready by Summer 2010. Learn the Arts of Knighthood! The study of medieval European martial arts is going through a renaissance with new books on the subject being published one after another. This is the first such book, however, to focus entirely on armored combat as practiced by medieval knights. In this book you will learn how fence with the spear and the sword against an opponent in full armor. You will learn the nature and format of medieval combat from its opening stages to its grisly conclusion. The author takes you through the stances, grips, footwork, thrusts and strikes that made medieval combat so elegant and effective with step-by-step instruction and photographs to shed light on this ancient art.< Less