Brian R. Price

Brian R. Price is Assistant Professor of History at Hawai’i Pacific University, where he teaches courses in military history, strategy, and counterinsurgency. He holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas, his dissertation was entitled ‘The Martial Arts of Medieval Europe’. He is again in preparation for publication, following his deployment to Afghanistan as a civilian counterinsurgency advisor in 2011-12. He has long been active in the martial arts of medieval Europe, presenting widely on aspects of chivalric culture, swordsmanship, and forms of the medieval tournament, topics about which he has published widely, with books including the Book of the Tournament, Ramon Lull’s Book of Knighthood and ChivalryTeaching and Interpreting Historical Swordsmanship, and the Sword in Two Hands. He is also the author of Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction, and founder of an international school of ‘chivalric’ martial arts, the Schola Saint George (est. 2000), based on the surviving works of Fiore dei Liberi. Currently he is working on a comparative article looking at armour within the fighiting treatises and several articles on counterinsurgency theory and practice.

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