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From the Foreword by Neal Stephenson: 

“Whether you are a writer or game-maker seeking the kind of information I sought while writing The Baroque Cycle, or just a general reader with an interest in the arts to which Guy Windsor has dedicated his career, you should find much that is rewarding in these pages.” 


This book is a collection of essays and articles, about half of which have been adapted from Guy’s successful blog, at guywindsor.com, the rest have never been published before. It is in eight sections: 


▪ “What is Historical Swordsmanship?” covers some aspects of researching and recreating the Art. 

▪ “Martial Essentials” covers some of the less-well-understood aspects of what martial arts are and how they work. 

▪ “Lessons from the Art” covers some of the wider real-world benefits of training, especially dealing with questions of mistakes, risk, and fear. 

▪ “Swords” describes the main classifications of the weapons we use, and includes discussion of appropriate training tools. 

▪ “Fighting” includes historical examples of duels, and 

▪ discussions about the nature of real violence. 

▪ “Writing Swordfights” is about how swords and swordfights should be represented in fiction, with examples of fights done both well and badly. 

▪ “Gaming” is a discussion of the ways in which swordsmanship can be adapted for game design purpose. 

▪ “Training” includes key insights into how we train swordsmanship.

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2015
March 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
The School of European Swordsmanship Oy
SELLER
The School of European Swordsmanship oy
SIZE
3.9
MB

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