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Historical Martial Arts

In recent times, historical re-enactors and others have revived the study of the martial arts of medieval Europe.   Below you will find links to on-line historical materials and to martial arts organizations.

Historical manuals and other sources (pre-1600)

Early Combat Manuals a listing of known manuals with some links (Company of St.Michael's).
Sword and Buckler manual of c. 1280 (I.33) (A.E.M.M.A.).
Le Jeu de la Hache: A 15th century Treatise on the Technique of Chivalric Axe Combat, by Sydney Anglo (H.A.C.A.).
Fiore de' Liberi's  Flos Duellatorum, an Italian arms manual of c. 1410 (A.E.M.M.A.).
The Solothurner Fechtbuch, excerpts from an illustrated 15th c. handbook (H.A.C.A.).
Hans Talhoffer's Fechtbuch, 15th c. (A.E.M.M.A.)
The Historical Armed Combat Organization
The Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts