The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship : Royal Armouries MS I.33, Hardback Book

The Medieval Art of Swordsmanship : Royal Armouries MS I.33 Hardback

Edited by Jeffrey L. Forgeng


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 the early fourteenth century, 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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 90 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Trustees of the Royal Armouries
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780948092855



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