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Author Cummins, Antony.

Title Illustrated Guide to Viking Martial Arts [electronic resource] / Antony Cummins.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2012]


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Summary A comprehensive guide to hand-to-hand combat that re-creates strategies used by the VikingsThe Viking shield wall is a famed battle strategy, tens or hundreds of men interlocked, reliant on their neighbors for survival. What are less well known are the actual techniques used in solo hand-to-hand combat, duels, and other forms of close-quarter engagements. Based on a comprehensive analysis of Viking sagas and other period sources, this is the first book to present a step-by-step martial system. It reveals the hitherto hidden world of Viking combat, ranging from the techniques involved in thrust, block, and cut, to the weapons used, the limitations of period armor, and the range of wounds suffered by combatants. Based on the sagas and writings of the Vikings themselves, this book represents one of the earliest fighting manuals in the world, and a fascinating insight into the warriors who were the scourge of Dark Age Europe.
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Subject Martial arts -- Anthropological aspects.
Vikings -- Warfare -- Pictorial works.
Vikings -- Warfare.
Martial arts -- Anthropological aspects -- Pictorial works.
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Added Title Viking martial arts
Other Form: Print version: Cummins, Antony. Illustrated guide to Viking martial arts. Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2012. 9780752480602 1309379
ISBN 9780752484693 (e-pub)
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