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The Art of Combat: A German Martial Arts Treatise of 1570 2nd Edition
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It would have been far better if they could have left technique names and terms in the original language, perhaps italicised, and defined elsewhere in the book or in margins.
Also, the pictures for each section are clustered in the end of each chapter, making one flip back and forth constantly in study.
Aside from all that, the book is one of the best out there. Published in the late prime of true renaissance martial arts culture, many mistake it for a "sportified" version of earlier combative arts. In reality, it is simply presented in more of an established, martial arts school type format, giving yet more perspective on techniques of the same, old tradition. It has quite a variety of weapons, training drills and methods, and principles expounded upon withing it's covers.
I've found it not too difficult to follow, especially with the woodcuts included with the text.
I would like to point out that there is (finally!) a new edition of this book, so if you want it, go buy it! No need to look through listings for $900 used copies. It is available for around $40. Search Amazon or Google for the ISBN - 978-1848327788
I don't speak German, much less mid-renaissance German, so I can't say anything about the translation. It seems good despite the obstacles presented by the maddeningly ornate language of the time.