Murder, Rape, and Treason

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Categories: Medieval, Modern

Freelance Academy Press, dealer in choice codices and excellent ebooks on history, arms and armour, and martial arts, has some books on sale.

They publish books like Steve Muhlberger’s and Will McLean’s Murder, Rape and Treason: Judicial Combats in the Late Middle Ages (2019), a modern moral criticism of warfare in 14th century France wrapped around a discourse on Geoffrey Charney’s questions about the joust, tournament, and war, and Ellis Amdur’s Dueling with O Sensei: Grappling with the Myth of the Warrior Sage (2016). They also carry Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani’s books on arms and armour in Iran in the Islamic period, and La Belle Compagnie’s beautiful 1381: The Peel Affinity.

I have not had a chance to flip through their publications since 2014 except for the one on Charny, but their books are always well edited and laid out.

Edit: FYI- they are US based, international shipping may be pricey at the moment.

2 thoughts on “Murder, Rape, and Treason

  1. Pavel Vaverka says:

    Play just Coolio Gangsta’s Paradise as starting melody for that webiste! There are so many titles which I want, Burgundian poleaxe, Iberian sworplay, Japan Old School and many others, not to mention videos! Just little input to incite the mill https://www.amazon.com/War-Board-Archaeological-Historical-perspectives
    /dp/9188663868 https://www.academia.edu/41911906/An_Introduction_to_Hand_to_Hand_Combat_at_Sea_General_Characteristics_and_Shipborne_Technologies_from_c_1210_BCE_to_1600_CE

    It was as news on FB http://combatarchaeology.org Do You know this group?

    By the way books of Khorasani are considerable cheaper on his website, yet I don’t know his rates for shipping, but it should be relatively low, if You are near Germany like me.

    1. Sean Manning says:

      That is a good point! Possibly they are a ‘US distributor’ for Khorasani so buyers in the USA don’t have to worry about customs and overseas shipping fees? Or they carry a few copies of his books to events in the USA?

      I think I know the Combat Archaeology folks in Denmark, I have never met them though. Maybe once I have a full-time job in Europe.

      Postage from the USA to other countries is expensive right now, but about 30-40% of visits to my site come from the USA.

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