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The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship: Royal Armouries MS I.33 (Hardcover)


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By Jeffrey L. Forgeng (Editor)
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Royal Armouries Manuscript I.33, also known as the Tower Fechtbuch or the Walpurgis Manuscript, is the oldest known manual of swordsmanship in the Western canon. Dated to c. 1310, it is a stunning work of late medieval art and the Armouries’ most treasured manuscript, one so famous it has become known simply by its shelf number: I.33. This new edition includes a critical introduction, transcription and translation by Jeffrey L. Forgeng, the foremost authority on I.33.

About the Author

Jeffrey L. Forgeng serves as curator of arms and armor and medieval art at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts and as adjunct professor of humanities at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780948092855
ISBN-10: 0948092858
Publisher: Royal Armouries
Publication Date: July 15th, 2018
Pages: 160
Language: English