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Medieval Wrestling

Author : Jessica Finley
ISBN : 1937439119
Genre : History
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In the Middle Ages, wrestling was practiced as both pastime and self-defense by every level of society - nobles, townsman, and peasants alike - and was regarded as the foundation of all other martial arts. And no medieval wrestler's name looms as large as that of the Jewish master Ott, "wrestler to the noble Princes of Austria," whose treatise is included in over a dozen fencing manuscripts. In this first of its kind book, Jessica Finley of the renowned medieval martial arts association, the Selohaar Fechtschule, guides the reader on a journey that begins with the historical background of Ott's wrestling and culminates in step-by-step instruction for practicing the techniques of this ancient fighting art. Both the lover of history and the wrestler on the mat will find this work an invaluable resource.

Sports And Games Of Medieval Cultures

Author : Sally E. D. Wilkins
ISBN : 0313317119
Genre : Social Science
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Describes sports and games that were played from the 5th through 15th centuries in areas such as Africa, Asia, India, the Middle East, the Americas, Oceania, and Europe, and includes suggestions on how to adapt many of the games to modern use.

Social Life In Medieval Karn Aka

Author : Jyotsna K. Kamat
ISBN : 0836405544
Genre : Karnataka (India)
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Wrestling To Rasslin

Author : Gerald W. Morton
ISBN : 0879723246
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Wrestling to Rasslin’ traces the roots of one of man’s oldest competitive sports. Beginning in sporting bars in the late 1800s and graduating to Barnum sideshow tents, wrestling has thrilled the world over with such early athletes as William Muldoon, George Hackenschmidt, and Tom Jenkins. After World War II and the advent of television, wrestling took a turn toward the dramatic, emphasizing conflicts between good and evil.

Late Medieval And Early Modern Fight Books

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ISBN : 9789004324725
Genre : History
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Late Medieval and Early Modern Fight Books offers insights into the cultural and historical transmission and practices of martial arts, based on interdisciplinary research on the corpus of the Fight Books (Fechtbücher) in 14th- to 17th-century Europe.


Author : J. S. McIntosh
ISBN : 9781422296523
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book is a practical guide for wrestlers. Wrestling is a tough activity, in which injury is an ever-present danger. Learning good technique and systematically strengthening the body are the best ways to prevent injury during sparring. The book explains the safety preparation every wrestler should use, including mental training, strength exercises, and flexibility routines. The book also looks at how to treat common injuries sustained in the ring. Injuries covered include sprains and strains, whiplash, dislocations, fractures, and back injuries. You'll learn when you can treat the injury yourself, and when you should see a doctor. Self-treatments are explained clearly, and are designed to return you to training safely and quickly. This book gives expert advice on dealing with the following issues: • Improving flexibility to protect muscles from injury. • Avoiding the skin diseases common among wrestlers. • Rehabilitation exercises for an injured back. • The importance of good nutrition. • The dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.

Daily Life In The Middle Ages

Author : Paul B. Newman
ISBN : 9780786450527
Genre : History
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Although life in the Middle Ages was not as comfortable and safe as it is for most people in industrialized countries today, the term “Dark Ages” is highly misleading. The era was not so primitive and crude as depictions in film and literature would suggest. Even during the worst years of the centuries immediately following the fall of Rome, the legacy of that civilization survived. This book covers diet, cooking, housing, building, clothing, hygiene, games and other pastimes, fighting and healing in medieval times. The reader will find numerous misperceptions corrected. The book also includes a comprehensive bibliography and a listing of collections of medieval art and artifacts and related sites across the United States and Canada so that readers in North America can see for themselves some of the matters discussed in the book. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Wrestling With Nature

Author : Peter Harrison
ISBN : 9780226317830
Genre : History
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When and where did science begin? Historians have offered different answers to these questions, some pointing to Babylonian observational astronomy, some to the speculations of natural philosophers of ancient Greece. Others have opted for early modern Europe, which saw the triumph of Copernicanism and the birth of experimental science, while yet another view is that the appearance of science was postponed until the nineteenth century. Rather than posit a modern definition of science and search for evidence of it in the past, the contributors to Wrestling with Nature examine how students of nature themselves, in various cultures and periods of history, have understood and represented their work. The aim of each chapter is to explain the content, goals, methods, practices, and institutions associated with the investigation of nature and to articulate the strengths, limitations, and boundaries of these efforts from the perspective of the researchers themselves. With contributions from experts representing different historical periods and different disciplinary specializations, this volume offers a fresh perspective on the history of science and on what it meant, in other times and places, to wrestle with nature.

Wrestling With God

Author : Steven T. Katz
ISBN : 0199724423
Genre : History
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This volume presents a wide-ranging selection of Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust. It will be the most complete anthology of its sort, bringing together for the first time: (1) a large sample of ultra-orthodox writings, translated from the Hebrew and Yiddish; (2) a substantial selection of essays by Israeli authors, also translated from the Hebrew; (3) a broad sampling of works written in English by American and European authors. These diverse selections represent virtually every significant theological position that has been articulated by a Jewish thinker in response to the Holocaust. Included are rarely studied responses that were written while the Holocaust was happening.

Medieval Combat

Author : Hans Talhoffer
ISBN : 9781473835177
Genre : History
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Talhoffer's professional fencing manual of 1467 illustrates the intricacies of the medieval art of fighting, covering both the 'judicial duel' (an officially sanctioned fight to resolve a legal dispute) and personal combat.Combatants in the Middle Ages used footwork, avoidance, and the ability to judge and manipulate timing and distance to exploit and enhance the sword's inherent cutting and thrusting capabilities. These skills were supplemented with techniques for grappling, wrestling, kicking and throwing the opponent, as well as disarming him by seizing his weapon. Every attack contained a defence and every defence a counter-attack. Talhoffer reveals the techniques for wrestling, unarmoured fighting with the long sword, pole-axe, dagger, sword and buckler, and mounted combat. This unparalleled guide to medieval combat, illustrated with 268 contemporary images, provides a glimpse of real people fighting with skill, sophistication and ruthlessness. This is one of the most popular and influential manuals of its kind.

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