Three New Essays

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Three New Essays

Postby Jeffrey Hull » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:47 am

Well everybody, I have just finished three new free essays. Those are all now available at the Essays section of my website at Academia.edu.

I hope that you like them. I should have you know that I finished those despite the lack of either State or Corporate sponsorship; despite the general thanklessness of the so-called WMA Community; and despite Humanity doing its best to make me homeless.

Said essays may be available at more publicly accessible websites soon. Or not, since as you could likely tell, I must deal with some rather challenging hardships presently. As if you care. ~
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Re: Three New Essays

Postby keith cotter-reilly » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:26 am

Thanks for the essays!!! I look forward to reading them later today.
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Re: Three New Essays

Postby Joel Norman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:00 am

Always enjoy reading what you have to say. Thanks!
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Re: Three New Essays

Postby Richard Marsden » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:23 pm

List their names and subject material here and direct links if you can so people can hop right to it!
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Re: Three New Essays

Postby Jeffrey Hull » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:53 pm

Gee whiz : Marsden wants me to spell it out for everybody. Okay, here it is:

Early European Longswords : Evidence of Form and Function

Mass in Medieval German Fighting Arts

Inthereof : the Tactical Key to German Fencing

Alright, that is the best I can do. I spent months if not years writing those. You guys can figure out the rest.

And if anybody likes those essays enough, and would like to do me a favour (or just cause trouble), then please feel free to let the otherwise decent forumites of the following bastard-owned forums (where I am unwelcomed, banned, excommunicated, etc.) know about my essays:

ARMADA ~ SFI House of Pancakes ~ MiAmore ~ Schola Gluttonis

Again, may you enjoy those essays. :)
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Re: Three New Essays

Postby Christian Trosclair » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:24 am

Excellent work, thanks. I'll post on SG.
I like how the Three Scales from Mair dovetails into your Mass essay.
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Re: Three New Essays

Postby markholgate » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:16 pm

Very enjoyable work Jeffrey.

A question. If you had to define 'mass' in one sentence, what would it be?
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Re: Three New Essays

Postby Jeffrey Hull » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:00 pm

markholgate wrote:A question. If you had to define 'mass' in one sentence, what would it be?


I do not, really. But in that essay I did provide, for example, one sentence definitions for how Codex Wallerstein evidently & succinctly defined Mass for fencing and for wrestling (thus two sentences total). Moreover, I wittingly did not provide anything like the ususal academically-insisted "conclusion" to that essay which the smurfdom/serfdom of academia likes to have for neatly summing everything up. I just tried to explore Mass in a variety of KdF sources while hopefully offering some reasonable insights along the way.

Thanks to all you guys for your interest. :)
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Re: Three New Essays

Postby Jack Gassmann » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:19 am

Note the neck loop with all of the shields, the last two pictures are early 15th century, it seems to be somewhat of a crossover period as the armour gets better but old methods are holding on.
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Maximillian to the Swiss “You are refractory members of the empire; I shall have to pay you a visit, sword in hand.”“We humbly beseech your imperial majesty to dispense with such a visit, for our Swiss are rude men, and do not even respect crowns.”
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Re: Three New Essays

Postby Jack Gassmann » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:30 am

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And the Macjiejowski bible for guten Mass, note how their shields are on loops around their neck allowing them to use the reins mores easily (believe me neck reigning with the reigns in your shield hand is not an easy task) and slip the shield onto their arm during combat (see second picture in the previous post).
Maximillian to the Swiss “You are refractory members of the empire; I shall have to pay you a visit, sword in hand.”“We humbly beseech your imperial majesty to dispense with such a visit, for our Swiss are rude men, and do not even respect crowns.”
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