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The Fencing Method of Angelo Viggiani: Lo Schermo, Part III By W. Jherek Swanger & Angelo Viggiani
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Angelo Viggiani wrote "Lo Schermo" (the defense, or fencing method) in 1551, and it was published posthumously in 1575. In it he attempted to refine the swordplay of his day by imposing a... More > systematic nomenclature and by reducing the number of guards, parries, and attacks. He argues in favor of the superiority of the thrust, without abandoning the cut, and presents an extremely clear description of the lunge, executed from an overhand position, which he considers the most perfect attack. In addition, Viggiani discusses issues of combative advantage and provides insights into elements of body mechanics. This translation represents only "Book III" (i.e., the last of the three sections of Lo Schermo), which is the portion dealing with actual swordplay. This edition is a full revision of the translator's earlier version, improved for accuracy and clarity, and is the first thereof to see publication. It includes illustrations, notes, a summary essay, and glossary. Please see the preview.< Less

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