Highland Swordsmanship: Techniques of the Scottish Swordmasters

Highland Swordsmanship: Techniques of the Scottish Swordmasters


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Scotland has a long and proud tradition of swordsmanship, something that is abundantly documented in its medieval literature. This publication reproduces two classic manuals of swordsmansip, both written in the early 18th century. The 'Expert Sword-Man's Companion' written by Donald McBane and 'New Methods of Fencing' written by Sir William Hope in 1707, both contain advice on the theory of swordplay, as well as technical and ethical issues and the realities of fighting. In this book Rector adds the necessary background material and the California Players re-enact many of the techniques discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781891448157
Publisher: Chivalry Bookshelf
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 8.46(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Mark Rector is an actor, playwright, stage combatant and fight choreographer, as well as a student and practitioner of historical swordplay. He is the translator and editor of "Medieval Combat, Hans Talhoffer's Fechtbuch ('fight book') of 1467"

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