Paradoxes of Defence, Where in Is Proved the True Grounds of Fight to Be in the Short Ancient Weapons

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  • Title: Paradoxes of Defence, Where in Is Proved the True Grounds of Fight to Be in the Short Ancient Weapons
  • Author: George Silver
  • ISBN: 9789022100080
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Textbook Binding
  • 1 thought on “Paradoxes of Defence, Where in Is Proved the True Grounds of Fight to Be in the Short Ancient Weapons”

    1. My first intro to the European fighting arts,studied some of this under one of Terry Browns students.Author of English Martial Arts.Brown did much to rescue Silver from historical obscurity .Silvers 'four governors' have remained with me as axiomatic expressions of true martial science .An interesting peek into an age where form was beginning to replace function,the Italian rapier teachings that were becoming the fashion in Renaissance Europe prompted him to write this book where he strives to d [...]

    2. Silver's work with the English short sword is worth the read, without a doubt. Really fun for a trained fighter to read, but also possessed of excellent stories (of questionable authenticity) about some amazing early modern duels.

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