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eBook Polearms Of Paulus Hector Mair ePub

by Brian Hunt,David James Knight

  • ISBN: 1581606443
  • Category: Antiques and Collectibles
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Brian Hunt,David James Knight
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Paladin Press (January 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 292
  • ePub book: 1935 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1385 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 149

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Paulus Hector Mair was perhaps the most intriguing figure in the Liechtenauer tradition of German Renaissance martial arts. The books is a faithful reproduction of Mair's 1500's work on the use of a variety of pole-arms. The book, sadly, is not for beginners

Paulus Hector Mair was perhaps the most intriguing figure in the Liechtenauer tradition of German Renaissance martial arts. An enthusiastic practitioner of fencing. The book, sadly, is not for beginners. Mair's work is intended for people who already have some idea of what they are doing. His illustrations sometimes show a play (sequence of events) where person A is defeating person B, but sometimes B is defeating A, or each can defeat the other, worse, the positions of the figures are not necessarily at the end of a play, but during the middle, or at the start of it.

Paulus Hector Mair (1517–1579) was a German civil servant fencing master from Augsburg. He collected Fechtbücher and undertook to compile all knowledge of the art of fencing in a compendium surpassing all earlier books. For this, he engaged the painter Jörg Breu the Younger, as well as two experienced fencers, whom he charged with perfecting the techniques before they were painted

Paulus Hector Mair was perhaps the most intriguing figure in the Liechtenauer tradition of German Renaissance martial arts. His dream is realized in this remarkable book by authors David James Knight and Brian Hunt.

Paulus Hector Mair was perhaps the most intriguing figure in the Liechtenauer tradition of German Renaissance martial arts. An enthusiastic practitioner of fencing, wrestling and other martial arts, he was determined to preserve the knowledge of the combat arts of his time. Mair collected a vast combat library, including works by Jörg Wilhalm, Antonius Rast, Gregor Erhart and Sigmund Ringeck, as well as copies of both the Codex Wallerstein and the Königsegg-Talhoffe manuscript. Paulus Hector Mair was perhaps the most intriguing figure in the Liechtenauer tradition of German Renaissance martial arts. An enthusiastic practitioner of fencing, wrestling and other martial arts, he was determined to preserve the. Mair collected a vast combat library, including works by Joerg Wilhalm, Antonius Rast, Gregor Erhart and Sigmund Ringeck, as well as copies of both the Codex Wallerstein and the manuscript.

Knight, David James and Brian Hunt. Paulus Hector Mair - est l auteur au XVIe siècle de traités d escrime, véritables compilations des techniques de la tradition allemande issue Johannes Liechtenauer

Knight, David James and Brian Hunt. ISBN 13: 978-1-58160-644-7. Paulus Hector Mair - est l auteur au XVIe siècle de traités d escrime, véritables compilations des techniques de la tradition allemande issue Johannes Liechtenauer.

Author of Farquharson's physique and what it did tohis mind, Polearms of Paulus Hector Mair, The army does not go away. Are you sure you want to remove David James Knight from your list?

Author of Farquharson's physique and what it did tohis mind, Polearms of Paulus Hector Mair, The army does not go away. Created April 1, 2008.

Paulus Hector Mair was perhaps the most intriguing figure in the Liechtenauer tradition of German Renaissance martial arts. An enthusiastic practitioner of fencing, wrestling and other martial arts, he was determined to preserve the knowledge of the combat arts of his time. His dream is realized in this remarkable book by authors David James Knight and Brian Hunt.Mair collected a vast combat library, including works by Jörg Wilhalm, Antonius Rast, Gregor Erhart and Sigmund Ringeck, as well as copies of both the Codex Wallerstein and the Königsegg-Talhoffe manuscript. Circa 1540, Mair produced the Opus Amplissimum de Arte Athletica, or Ultimate Book of the Art of Athletics, a massive compendium heavily influenced by the earlier works in his library but surpassing them in content and depth. Today only three complete manuscripts of his Opus survive in German and Austrian collections.In Polearms of Paulus Hector Mair, authors Knight and Hunt make their contribution to the endeavor that Mair began so many centuries ago. Working from both the German and Latin versions of Mair's Opus, they present chapters on combat with the poleax, halberd, spear and shortstaff, and lance and longstaff, with text in the original German and Latin, along with the English translation. The illustrations, taken from the Dresden codices, C93 and C94, have been meticulously restored to give a clear view of the techniques.This amazing volume, a labor of love of the arts of combat, belongs in the library of everyone with an interest in Renaissance martial arts.

Comments

Andromajurus Andromajurus
The books is a faithful reproduction of Mair's 1500's work on the use of a variety of pole-arms. The book, sadly, is not for beginners. Mair's work is intended for people who already have some idea of what they are doing. His illustrations sometimes show a play (sequence of events) where person A is defeating person B, but sometimes B is defeating A, or each can defeat the other, worse, the positions of the figures are not necessarily at the end of a play, but during the middle, or at the start of it. The language has room for interpretation, and thus is vague and as much as I wanted to be enlightened, I found my base-line knowledge not enough to truly soak in Mair's work as easily as I had hoped. For someone who knows their stuff, the book will be cherished, for the majority it will be challenging.

The images are entirely in black and white and some of them are not clear. This is the only serious issue with the book since the dutiful translators can't be blamed for Mair's choice of words in the instruction!

Even a person with skill in the use of pole-arms will find the artwork difficult to discern at times and, compared to some online resources which were put up well after this book was printed, a bit lacking.

However, what one gets in this book IS extensive. Pole-arms of many varieties are depicted and as of this review, its a book with few competitors on the market. Staff, long staff, halberd, pole-axe and much much more await within the pages!
Rare Rare
Mair is at times hard to translate (being written in Latin by a German who doesn't actually know the language). Still this is a good translation and you would do well to use it, especially in conjunction with the translation on Wiktenauer.
Atineda Atineda
This is an excellent scholarly work on the end point of fechtbuchs in the Germanies. The cleaned up illustrations, the side by side glosses in the Latin, German and the English translation really helps to decipher the moves. A very good investment for those looking to relearn staff fighting in medieval Europe.
I hope the authors give the other parts of Paulus Hector Mair's manuscript the same treatment.
Rleyistr Rleyistr
I've been redacting the plays in this book specifically for SCA combat, but I expect it to be of wider interest to any Western Martial Arts person interested in staff weapon techniques. IWestern Martial Arts often don't translate well for SCA fighting, because, try as we might, swords are not much like sticks. However, these techniques do move over quite well because sticks are like sticks.

I've found this translation to be very useful because a) besides the authors' interpretation they give a transliteration of both the German and Latin texts, b) if that's not enough, they also include the original texts, and c) they include the original illustrations to each play, which often give useful clues as to what is going on.
HelloBoB:D HelloBoB:D
Book is of fine quality. The book contains the original text in German and latin, with English translation. The book holds only combat plays and no guards or strikes, though there are many types of weapons.
Zymbl Zymbl
The author spent a great deal of time translating this text into English and put a lot of time and effort into reconstructing these essential HEMA arts. I can't wait for my new weapon to come in the mail so I can begin applying these techniques. This is another book that is essential to any HEMA practitioner.
Coirad Coirad
I bought this for my husband and he has enjoyed it, and shared it with his fellow fighters. While it is a great primer, it can be difficult to put some on the movrs in motion without visual reference, none the less it's a great study book into the medieval mind on pole arms fighting.
Another good find if you are a fan of historical combat manuals. It covers the subject of basic Polearm technique and instruction well.