Secrets of German Medieval Swordsmanship: Singmund Ringeck's Commentaries on Johannes Liechtenauer's Verse: Sigmund Ringeck's Commentaries on Liechtenauer's Verses
visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor Medieval Fighting with the German MastersChristian Henry Tobler presents a beautifully interpreted study of fighting techniques recorded in the mnemonic verse of the legendary German swordmaster Johannes Liechtenauer. Johannes Liechtenauer was a 14th century German fencing master born in the mid 1300s. Some of Liechtenauer's teachings were preserved in rhyming couplets possibly done so to prevent the uninitiated from learning the techniques he presented. Christian presents his interpretation in a style that is readable translating the original and then providing a practical interpretation of each technique. At once bold and martially efficient these classic techniques of swordsmanship have proven their enduring allure. In this second reissue of a classic work Chivalry Bookshelf offers students of martial arts of martial culture during the middle ages fencing historians reenactors and students of medieval history. Biografía del autor Sigmund Ringeck was master-at-arms to Albrecht Count Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Bavaria in the 15th century. Johannes Liechtenauer was the premier master-at-arms of medieval Germany whose martial art dominated German swordsmanship for over two centuries. Christian Henry Tobler has been a longtime student of swordsmanship especially as it applies to the pursuit of the chivalric ideals. A passionate advocate of the medieval Liechtenauer School his work in translating and interpreting Sigmund Ringbeck's commentary firmly established him as an important contributor to the growing community of Western martial arts.