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By David James Knight,Brian Hunt

Paulus Hector Mair was once might be the main interesting determine within the Liechtenauer culture of German Renaissance martial arts. An enthusiastic practitioner of fencing, wrestling and different martial arts, he was resolute to maintain the data of the wrestle arts of his time. His dream is learned during this extraordinary ebook by means of authors David James Knight and Brian Hunt.

Mair accumulated an unlimited wrestle library, together with works by means of Jörg Wilhalm, Antonius Rast, Gregor Erhart and Sigmund Ringeck, in addition to copies of either the Codex Wallerstein and the Königsegg-Talhoffe manuscript. Circa 1540, Mair produced the Opus Amplissimum de Arte Athletica, or Ultimate ebook of the paintings of Athletics, a big compendium seriously encouraged by way of the sooner works in his library yet surpassing them in content material and intensity. this day basically 3 entire manuscripts of his Opus live on in German and Austrian collections.

In Polearms of Paulus Hector Mair, authors Knight and Hunt make their contribution to the pastime that Mair all started such a lot of centuries in the past. operating from either the German and Latin types of Mair's Opus, they current chapters on strive against with the poleax, halberd, spear and shortstaff, and lance and longstaff, with textual content within the unique German and Latin, in addition to the English translation. The illustrations, taken from the Dresden codices, C93 and C94, were meticulously restored to provide a transparent view of the techniques.

This outstanding quantity, a exertions of affection of the humanities of strive against, belongs within the library of each person with an curiosity in Renaissance martial arts.

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