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Postby Ulrich von L...n » 20 Aug 2012 06:07

An excellent blog by J. Christoph Amberger:
http://fencingclassics.wordpress.com

About the blog:

"Welcome to FencingClassics!
This blog site is devoted to showcasing historic fencing and dueling through period images, art, and artifacts through the ages... This site is devoted to providing fans and aficionados of fencing and dueling with a reason to go online daily and see some rare historic images of fencing scenes, duels, practice bouts, and weapons. There’ll be foils, épées, sabers, broadswords, singlesticks, quarterstaffs, Schläger, Säbel, bayonets, gear, masks, helmets… in old photographs, postcards, cabinet cards, prints, copperplates, woodcuts and what have you. All of it is free… and yours to enjoy.

In accordance with the roots of historical European martial arts, there’ll also be plenty of wrestling images… no WWF stuff, of course, but images of historic wrestling traditions from Britain, Germany, France… all pre-dating World War."

P.S. The latest nice find at Amberger's blog is the sabre manual of F.C. Christmann (1838).
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Postby issus » 20 Aug 2012 13:18

Sean M wrote:Thank you, Ulrich. I also stumbled across another Italian site, http://www.septemcustodie.it/ , which seems to focus on I.33 and some part of the Liechtenauer tradition.


Septem Custodie is a part of the Meyer Freifechter Guild. This means their main focus is Joachim Meyer. Although they do branch out, as does many MFFG branches.
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Re: Main HEMA websites and forums in different languages

Postby Sean M » 21 Aug 2012 05:41

Ah ... I was mislead by the name and by all the references to the 1300s. I'm not sure how they link 14th century Italian reenactment and Joachim Meyer ... but it might be clear if I read Italiano.
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Postby Michael Chidester » 21 Aug 2012 13:52

Despite the name, not all MFFG groups are focused on Meyer.
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Postby Sean M » 23 Aug 2012 20:49

They definitely mention Meyer there, but they also talk about 14th century reenactment, and that and the title strongly indicate that they do a lot of Royal Armouries I.33. I would need to learn Italian to puzzle out what their focus is exactly, and that won't be until 2015/2016. Their blog mentions I.33, "Döbringer", Meyer, and Fiore.

I should also add Scherma Bolognese http://www.scherma-bolognese.org/forum/index.php which focuses on what the title suggests.
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Postby KeithFarrell » 24 Aug 2012 09:03

My organisation runs a blog called Encased in Steel. It is written in English and updates on a weekly basis. Here is the link: http://historical-academy.co.uk/blog/
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Postby Hindmost » 24 Aug 2012 09:22

I know of two other foreign language ones not listed so far, first the Federacion Española de Esgrima Historica (FEEH) (aka the Spanish Historical Fencing Federation) forum:
http://foro.feeh.es/index.php
And there is also this forum for the discussion of Historical European Martial Arts in the Netherlands (HEMAN):
http://nlhema.myfreeforum.org/index.php
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Postby Reinier » 24 Aug 2012 10:09

I consider HEMAN to be defunct. I don't think anybody has posted there for months.

A Dutch HEMA forum seems unnecessary as most Dutch HEMA'ists don't post, and those that do, either post on their own group's forum, or here and on other English forums.
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Re: Main HEMA websites and forums in different languages

Postby Sean M » 25 Aug 2012 05:13

I have updated the list again. I think its worth including forums which are now inactive but once were active, like SFI, because the archives are potentially interesting. There are about 31 English sites, and 11 in other languages, so far. This is surprisingly close to the suggestion of a UNESCO study that in 2007, websites in the main four Romance languages and German were about 37% as numerous as ones in English (source).
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Postby Urtica Urens » 26 Aug 2012 01:59

Where are you keeping the list? If nowhere in particular, perhaps it could be a sticky thread on this forum, updated from time to time as necessary. It would be a useful resource, and yet another reason to visit here. (We've discussed before that this forum has its own distinctive character, which for me is reason enough to visit.)
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Re: Main HEMA websites and forums in different languages

Postby Sean M » 26 Aug 2012 18:23

Right now the list is in the OP. I will put it on my blog when I get around to making one.
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Postby Michael Chidester » 26 Aug 2012 18:51

Don't forget the Meyer Frei Fechter Guild forum, which is mostly devoted to discussion of the Freifechter masters and the 16th and 17th century fencing guilds.

http://216.242.127.82/phpbb3/index.php
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Re: Main HEMA websites and forums in different languages

Postby Joeli » 26 Aug 2012 21:39

I suppose it's a bit tangential to the subject, but does anyone know what happened to the pendant forum? Did it move location or was it done away with altogether?
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Postby Michael Chidester » 26 Aug 2012 23:41

It was removed at some point in the year following the founding of the HEMA Alliance.
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Postby Ulrich von L...n » 02 Sep 2012 13:11

An update on Ars Ensis' site.

An English summary has been written - http://www.arsensis.hu/index.php?s=740
It contains some general information about Ars Ensis, training locations, AE's summer camp etc.

Ars Ensis' Youtube channel:
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Re: Main HEMA websites and forums in different languages

Postby Denís F. Cabrera » 07 Sep 2012 12:55

I just came across this thread and it prompted me to stop being a lurker in this forum. :)

The groups to which I have a link (and which have websites) would be:

- Associaçom Galega de Esgrima Antiga (AGEA) Forum: http://www.ageaesgrima.com
Forum for the Galiza HEMA groups, written in spanish, galician/portuguese.

- Sala Compostelá de Esgrima Antiga (SCEA) website: http://www.gallaeciainarmis.info
Website of the HEMA society of Santiago de Compostela, Galiza, written in galician/portuguese.

- AGEA Editora: http://www.ageaeditora.com
Website and shop for the publishing firm of the AGEA, publishers of Destreza (for the moment) treatises and critical editions. Books are in spanish and galician/portuguese depending on the original author. Website and customer support in either galician/portugiese, english or spanish.

(The last one is a HEMA publishing firm related to the first one -- I'm not quite sure it fits in here.)
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Postby Sean M » 08 Sep 2012 01:08

Gracias Denis. I will add those sites. I included the Freelance Academy Press page (because it changes whenever they publish a new book) so I will include this Iberian publisher. I'm excited to hear that some treatises have a critical edition! Making one requires specialized skills and a lot of careful work, so they are scarce in the English-language press.
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Postby Sean M » 08 Sep 2012 01:21

Ulrich von L...n wrote:An update on Ars Ensis' site.

An English summary has been written - http://www.arsensis.hu/index.php?s=740
It contains some general information about Ars Ensis, training locations, AE's summer camp etc.

Ars Ensis' Youtube channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ArsEnsistube

FB:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ars-Ensis-Lovagi-K%C3%B6r-%C3%A9s-Kardv%C3%ADv%C3%B3-Iskola-Egyes%C3%BClet/120072788079515

Thank you Ulrich. I just realized that I forgot to add all your Hungarian links earlier, so I have edited the original post to include them. They significantly increase the non-English:English ratio which is a good thing ...
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Re: Main HEMA websites and forums in different languages

Postby Denís F. Cabrera » 08 Sep 2012 01:44

Thanks to you, Sean, for compiling this list in any case. :)

Just one clarification, since you are breaking out sites by language: technically, the SCEA website should be listed either under «Galician» or «Portuguese», rather than «Spanish», since it is monolingual. The AGEA forum and its Editora website may fit under either, since they are multilingual.
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Re: Main HEMA websites and forums in different languages

Postby tim_stl » 11 Sep 2012 15:02

Sean M wrote:Gracias Denis. I will add those sites. I included the Freelance Academy Press page (because it changes whenever they publish a new book) so I will include this Iberian publisher. I'm excited to hear that some treatises have a critical edition! Making one requires specialized skills and a lot of careful work, so they are scarce in the English-language press.


The critical editions from AGEA are very, very good.

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