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Fencing on the Thrust and Cut By Reinier van Noort
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Johann Georg Paschen (1628-1678) was a fencing master and prolific author in the 17th century, producing numerous treatises on for example fencing, fighting with the pike, and vaulting. Not much is... More > known about Erhardus Henning, who published a small treatise on Cut-fencing in Königsberg in 1658. This book contains both these treatises, translated into English by Reinier van Noort, founder of the School voor Historische Schermkunsten in the Netherlands. In addition, photographs of the plates of Paschen are included with the text.< Less
Archery, Fencing, and Broadsword By "Stonehenge" and Rev. J. G. Wood
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Writing in 1863 John Henry "Stonehenge" Walsh and Rev. J. G. Wood published their manual apparently intended for the "historic combat sports" market, in vogue with the middle... More > class of the time. Despite the blatant plagiarism, most notably, plagiarizing significant amounts from John Gaspard le Marchant who wrote his popular military and Broadsword manual 67 years prior, they compiled a fairly comprehensive yet concise little manual covering Archer, Fencing with the Foil, and Broadsword. The Archery section contains basics of equipment, usage, and uniform as well as itemizing several type of competition, and even detailing the basics of an Archery Club. The Fencing section includes the basics of the use of the Foil, positions, terminology, engagements, and general advice. The Broadsword section incorporates details on the training and usage of the Broadsword, in a Military Saber configuration, training, set drills, and suggestions for "loose play."< Less
Archery, Fencing, and Broadsword By "Stonehenge" and Rev. J. G. Wood
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Writing in 1863 John Henry "Stonehenge" Walsh and Rev. J. G. Wood published their manual apparently intended for the "historic combat sports" market, in vogue with the middle... More > class of the time. Despite the blatant plagiarism, most notably, plagiarizing significant amounts from John Gaspard le Marchant who wrote his popular military and Broadsword manual 67 years prior, they compiled a fairly comprehensive yet concise little manual covering Archer, Fencing with the Foil, and Broadsword. The Archery section contains basics of equipment, usage, and uniform as well as itemizing several type of competition, and even detailing the basics of an Archery Club. The Fencing section includes the basics of the use of the Foil, positions, terminology, engagements, and general advice. The Broadsword section incorporates details on the training and usage of the Broadsword, in a Military Saber configuration, training, set drills, and suggestions for "loose play."< Less
Both Sides of the Fence By Lesley Drinkwater
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Historically, the ordinary people of Northern England were no strangers to poverty and deprivation. Faced with an economic downturn, their resilience, innovation and positive outlook invariably won... More > through—and was largely achieved by sheer family cohesion. By contrast, genteel folk faced with a penury situation were unprotected from the realities of life and were usually too independent and proud to accept any form of charity. Crossing the geographical boundary to the great metropolis and beyond immediately opens up new vistas—a wider social mix, cultural, monetary, intellectual and academic. All were fair game to the ever-watchful eyes and ears of our intrepid juvenile observer, from the early thirties to the end of World War II. Throughout this period he had lived in ten different homes before finally reaching his present abode in a western suburb of London.< Less
Both Sides of the Fence By Lesley Drinkwater
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Historically, the ordinary people of Northern England were no strangers to poverty and deprivation. Faced with an economic downturn, their resilience, innovation and positive outlook invariably won... More > through—and was largely achieved by sheer family cohesion. By contrast, genteel folk faced with a penury situation were unprotected from the realities of life and were usually too independent and proud to accept any form of charity. Crossing the geographical boundary to the great metropolis and beyond immediately opens up new vistas—a wider social mix, cultural, monetary, intellectual and academic. All were fair game to the ever-watchful eyes and ears of our intrepid juvenile observer, from the early thirties to the end of World War II. Throughout this period he had lived in ten different homes before finally reaching his present abode in a western suburb of London.< Less
The Art of Fencing Reduced to True Principles By Victor Markland, P.T. Crawley, M.J. de St. Martin
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New English translation from the French of St. Martin's 1804 instruction manual for smallsword and sabre. This is not a facsimile edition. All available plates have been restored as close to like... More > new as possible.< Less
The Roman-Neapolitan School of Fencing By Christopher Holzman
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The Roman-Neapolitan School of Fencing is an English translation of the collected works of 19th century Italian fencing master Masaniello Parise. Maestro Parise was the director of the Italian... More > military's fencing masters school from 1885 until 1910. The translations contained in this book are of Maestro Parise's 1884 textbook, "Theoretical-Practical Treatise on the Fencing of the Sword and Sabre", his 1897 Chivalric Code, or dueling code, and his 1904 work "Fencing on the Ground", a work which describes specifically how to fence as if preparing for a duel. The work includes an extensive synoptic table of fencing actions, and is copiously illustrated with figures from both the 1884 and 1904 editions of the work. This is an incredibly important text for both the classical fencing movement today, and historically for Italian fencing in general.< Less
I33: Fencing in the Style of the Walpurgis Manuscript By Andrew Kenner
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The Walpurgis Manuscript (Royal Armouries Manuscript I.33) is the world's oldest known personal fencing manual. This fascinating manuscript is a window onto a style of sword and buckler fencing that... More > was a popular sport and probably a means of waging war in Germany in the late 13th or early 14th century. This book will take you through a series of instructions designed to have you fencing in this ancient style in a way the authors of the manuscript would have immediately recognized. The instructions include many photographs and a graded series of practice exercises. Rediscover this ancient fencing style for yourself and enjoy and experience a medieval fencing technique which fascinated our ancestors more than seven centuries ago and is still intriguing fencers today.< Less
The Roman-Neapolitan School of Fencing (Hardcover) By Christopher Holzman
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This is the Lulu Marketplace only Hardcover version of: The Roman-Neapolitan School of Fencing is an English translation of the collected works of 19th century Italian fencing master Masaniello... More > Parise. Maestro Parise was the director of the Italian military's fencing masters school from 1885 until 1910. The translations contained in this book are of Maestro Parise's 1884 textbook, "Theoretical-Practical Treatise on the Fencing of the Sword and Sabre", his 1897 Chivalric Code, or dueling code, and his 1904 work "Fencing on the Ground", a work which describes specifically how to fence as if preparing for a duel. The work includes an extensive synoptic table of fencing actions, and is copiously illustrated with figures from both the 1884 and 1904 editions of the work. This is an incredibly important text for both the classical fencing movement today, and historically for Italian fencing in general.< Less
Treatise or Instruction for Fencing: By Hieronymus Calvacabo of Bologna and Patenostrier of Rome By Rob Runacres
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In 1597 the great French traveller Seigneur de Villamont translated a fencing manuscript by his teacher, Girolamo (in French ‘Hieronyme’) Cavalcabo of Bologna, along with a shorter piece... More > by Paternostrier of Rome. This treatise seems to have brought Cavalcabo to the attention of the French court and he, and later his son César, would be invited to teach the future Louis XIII. This treatise may represent survival of the great fencing tradition of Bologna, and could have influenced the development of French swordplay in the early seventeenth century. Now translated into English, this treatise offers an insight into the fighting style of the period.< Less

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