Sinopsis: The lessons of influential 15th-century fencing master Sigmund Ringeck are brought to life once again by David Lindholm and Peter Svärd, the duo behind Sigmund Ringecks Knightly Art of the Longsword. This lavishly illustrated companion to Longsword examines Ringecks instruction on fighting with the sword and buckler, fighting in armor with longsword and spear, and wrestling. These disciplines and more are fully explained both by Ringecks text (offered in the original old German as well as the authors English translation) and detailed captions for the step-by-step illustrations. The timeless works of Ringeck, who is best known for his interpretations of the teachings of grand master Johannes Liechtenauer, offer a rare opportunity to experience a firsthand account of this important period in the development of the Western martial arts. This book will be treasured by aficionados of the medieval arts of combat for generations to come. Foreword by John Clements. 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, illus., photos, 294 pp.
Author David Lindholm has an MA in medieval archaeology and history from the University of Lund in Sweden and has studied European swordsmanship since 1986. He is a member of the Association of Renaissance Martial Arts. Peter Svärd, who illustrated this text, is the art director and illustrator for a Swedish Internet consultancy firm. He has been active in various medieval/fantasy societies since the late 1980s….