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The author makes some keen insights that only a true fan or practioner of the subject would be capable of making.
With it Dr. Anglo establishes himself as the unquestioned modern expert on the subject of Medieval and Renaissance martial arts history.
While some of the author's biases leak in to the book, they tend to add flavor and enthusiasm to the subject rather than detracting.
A very dense overview of the fighting styles of renaissance.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is by far one of my favorite books, if not, my Number 1 favorite. I study martial arts of all types, it is my obsession, having books and training in Martial Arts from all... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Elliot
Although scholars may disagree on a few conclusions (which happens to any substantial tome), this is a very thorough, beautiful, and well-made collection detailing the world of... Read morePublished 14 months ago by M. Molnar
This was a requested gift. well packaged. no damage. He has really enjoyed reading about the martial arts. nice looking book as well.Published on January 20, 2013 by sniglett
This book should have broad appeal to those interested in Renaissance history, military history, and HEMA / SCA / LARP martial artists. Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by Sean McCoy
excellent product. Has many references and descriptions of tools used in the art of the tournament.Published on March 9, 2010 by Allen G. Blanchette
I was astounded to find this book. By far, it the best academic study of Western fighting arts I have found. Read morePublished on August 19, 2006 by ThorBjorn
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book (I skipped around alot, it is extremely dense), and I agree with the many others who have stated that this is a ground-breaking encyclopedic... Read morePublished on October 4, 2002
Sydney Anglo has, in this book, produced a significant and engaging view in to the world of European Renaissance martial arts. Read morePublished on January 31, 2001 by Christopher Alexander