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In Saint George's Name
An Anthology of Medieval German Fighting Arts

By Christian Henry Tobler

In Saint George's Name
Paperback, 220 pages £26.50
Published: 2010
ISBN: 9780982591116
Format: 254mm x 178mm
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Subjects: Freelance Academy Press, History, Medieval Studies, Military History

The medieval knight was a well-trained fighting man, expert in the use of sword, lance, spear and dagger, and member of a warrior aristocracy whose values, virtues and vices helped shape European society for over 500 years. As a window into the knight and his craft, In Saint George's Name: An Anthology of Medieval German Fighting Arts brings readers a treasure trove of historic combat treatises, musings on the culture and context of the martial arts in the late Middle Ages and hands-on training exercises for wrestling, dagger, falchion and poleaxe. Join medieval combat expert Christian Henry Tobler on an expansive journey into the lost world of chivalric fighting arts, certain to thrill martial artists, arms and armour enthusiasts, and lovers of history alike.



About the Author

The Selohaar Fechtschule



Chickens and Eggs: Which Master Came First?

Master Peter Falkner's Dagger

"Lance, Spear, Sword, and Messer"

The Messerfechten of Master Paulus Kal

Hot, Wet, Cold, and Dry: the Four Guards

A Late 15th Century German Poleaxe Treatise

Master Paulus Kal's Four Hip Wrestlings

Introduction to the Von Danzig Fechtbuch

The Von Danzig Fechtbuch - 1452

    Ownership and Catalogue Information

    Johannes Liechtenauer's Verse Epitome [Zettel]

    Anonymous Commentaries on Liechtenauer's Longsword

    Anonymous Commentaries on Liechtenauer's Mounted Combat 

    Anonymous Commentaries on Liechtenauer's Armoured Combat

    Andres Lignitzer's Armoured Combat with the Half-Sword

    Andres Lignitzer's Sword and Buckler Combat

    Andres Lignitzer's Wrestling

    Andres Lignitzer's Dagger Techniques

    Martin Huntfeltz's Armoured Combat with the Half-Sword

    Martin Huntfeltz's Pinning Techniques in Armour

    Martin Huntfeltz's Dagger Techniques

    Martin Huntfeltz's Mounted Combat

    Ott's Wrestling

    Peter von Danzig's Commentary on Liechtenauer's Armoured Combat



Christian Henry Tobler has been a longtime student of swordsmanship, especially as it applies to the pursuit of the chivalric ideals. A passionate advocate f 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. His most recent work is In Service of the Duke: The 15th Century Fighting Treatise of Paulus Kal, a facsimile, translation and analysis of a lavishly illustrated Fechtbuch.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 220 pages
 254mm x 178mm

BIC Code:
  HIS027000, HIS037010
 Freelance Academy Press


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