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Spada: An Anthology of Swordsmanship in…
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The project of the Swordplay Symposium International (SSI), this long-anticipated anthology of articles captures not only the cutting edge of scholarship relating to study of historical fighting trea-tises and techniques, but also stands as a paean to one of the sword communities greatest lights, Ewart Oakeshott. Over a lifetime, Ewart Oakeshott not only earned unparalleled resepct for his knowledge of medieval swords, but also earned renown by his openess and enthusiasm, chivalric qualities that set an example for others to follow. The author of the most important books on sword history, including The Archaeology of Weapons and Records of the Medieval Sword are timeless standard reference works. Containing Ewart's last article, Studying Arms within the Circumference of History, SPADA is sure to become an instant resouce. Alongside Ewart, notable luminaries in the historical swordsmanship community record the current state of scholarship relating to the fantastic yet cryptic historical treatises.… (more)



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Clements, Johnsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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From the Editor (Stephen Hand)
From the SSI Director (Gregory Mele)

Western Martial Arts Events, 2000-2002

“Studying Arms within the Circumference of History” (Ewart Oakeshott)

“Much Ado About Nothing: Or, About the Cutting Edge of Flat Parries" (Gregory Mele)

“Counterattacks with Opposition: Influence of Weapon Form” (Stephen Hand)

“Dom Duarte and His Advice on Swordsmanship" (Steven Hick)

“Talhoffer's Sword and Duelling Shield Techniques as a Model for Reconstructing Early Medieval Sword and Shield Techniques” (Stephen Hand & Paul Wagner)

“Reconstructing Medieval & Renaissance Hungarian Sabre Techniques” (Russell Mitchell)

"Inside, Outside, Right Foot, Left Foot: Assumptions of Handedness in Weapons of the Staff” (Paul Wagner)

“A Brief Look at Grappling & Wrestling in Renaissance Fencing” (John Clements)

“Foundations of Italian Rapier” (William E. Wilson)

“Spanish Influence in the Rapier Play of Vincente Saviolo” (Stephen Hand & Ramon Martinez)

“Highland Swordsmanship” (Paul Wagner)

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