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Old 5th July 2018, 03:07 AM   #1
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Royal Armouries new edition of I.33

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Exclusive early release to Royal Armouries shop customers, available from April 10th 2018, 3 months before general release.

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 Armouriesí 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.

Buying The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship: Royal Armouries MS I.33 from the Royal Armouries shop helps fund the museum and the important work that we do to conserve the original and other objects just like it.

https://shop.royalarmouries.org/book...s-ms-i.33.html
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Old 5th July 2018, 11:49 PM   #2
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Oh my! I missed this when it was first posted yesterday. This is definitely very relevant to my interests - I loaned my copy of the Chivalry Bookshelf edition to someone, who unfortunately lost it.
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Old 5th July 2018, 11:56 PM   #3
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They have a FB page that puts up a lot of interesting stuff

https://www.facebook.com/RoyalArmouriesMuseum/
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Definitely! Thanks for posting, though I think I might be the only person with an interest here.
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Old 6th July 2018, 03:17 AM   #5
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Guy has a new book out as well
https://guywindsor.net/blog/books/
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Old 7th July 2018, 07:15 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Definitely! Thanks for posting, though I think I might be the only person with an interest here.
I am actually one of the curators, although I do guns, not swords or archives
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I am actually one of the curators, although I do guns, not swords or archives
You don't teach the Friday fencing do you?
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Originally Posted by Big Les View Post
I am actually one of the curators, although I do guns, not swords or archives
I'll be sure to look you up if I ever get the opportunity to travel to the UK.
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You don't teach the Friday fencing do you?
No, but I know Mark well
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Old 3rd October 2018, 07:44 AM   #10
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Also via the RA: Free articles from Arms and Armour until 31/12/2018. I'm reading "A Few Leaves Short of a Quire:Is the ‘Tower Fechtbuch’ Incomplete?"

http://explore.tandfonline.com/page/...nniversary-vsi
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I can't believe I lived in Leeds for about five years and never went to the Royal Armouries.
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Originally Posted by angrysoba View Post
I can't believe I lived in Leeds for about five years and never went to the Royal Armouries.
People tend not to pay attention to their local attractions.
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I am actually one of the curators, although I do guns, not swords or archives
Is there any way to ask about an item? General queries email?

Specifically there's a Chinese sword labelled as a "dao" when from my understanding it should be labelled as a "jian". I understood that dao referred to single-edge blades as indicated in the character 刀 .
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