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Antonio Manciolino By Steven Reich
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Published in 1531, this was the first treatise on swordsmanship published in the Italian language. Antonio Manciolino was a master of the Bolognese school of swordsmanship and his treatise... More > covers nearly all of the classic weapons of that tradition, including the Assalti of sword and small buckler and the techniques for earnest swordsmanship for the sword and broad buckler or targa, sword and dagger, sword and rotella, sword and cape, sword-alone and two swords. In addition, Manciolino includes material for various polearms including the Partisan, Ronca, Spiedo, and Lance.< Less
He Threw Down the Glove; Practical Aspects and Cultural Considerations of C19th French Duelling Culture By Philip Crawley
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Lecture notes from a presentation made at SWASH 2014 at the Royal Armouries, Leeds considering the practical aspects of the C19th duel in France as detailed in numerous texts of the period.
Kasso Teki By Claudius Ogunsona
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The sword well equates to a symbol of manhood, its mastery to that of manliness. Manhood is inferred upon by the witness of virility. The phallus stands to represent this principle. The bliss of... More > sexual union in analogy to the Mu Shin state of the practicing swordsman is the subject matter of this book. Drawn out in five short Cantos this mystical state of mind is depicted as the ultimate union between sword and mind.< Less
Marco Docciolini By Steven Reich
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A word-by-word transcription of the 1601 fencing treatise of Marco Docciolini. This important fencing work describes a system of swordsmanship which falls between the older "Cut &... More > Thrust" systems of the 16th century and the classic 'Rapier' systems of the 17th century. Docciolini covers techniques for Sword-Alone, Sword and Dagger, Sword and Cape, Two Swords, Sword and Buckler, Sword and Targa, and Sword and Rotella. This work is in Italian with the Transcriber's Notes in English. 2nd Revision.< 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
AlfonsoFalloppia By Steven Reich
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A word-by-word transcription of the 1584 fencing work of Alfonso Falloppia. This short book is perhaps the first work which can be considered to cover the classic "Italian Rapier" which... More > would be covered in detail in the next century by such authors as Giganti, Capoferro, and Fabris. Falloppia covers techniques for Sword-Alone, Sword and Dagger, and Sword and Cape. This work is in Italian with the Transcriber's Notes in English.< Less
The Music of His Sword: Martial Arts of the Pagan Celts By Christopher Scott Thompson
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Historical swordsmanship instructor and president of the Cateran Society Christopher Scott Thompson examines the available evidence for the martial arts of the pagan Celts. Includes the weapons of... More > the ancient Gauls, Irish, Picts and others, as well as an exploration of martial culture, warrior spirituality and the Celtic battle goddesses.< Less
The Music of His Sword: Martial Arts of the Pagan Celts By Christopher Scott Thompson
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Historical swordsmanship instructor and president of the Cateran Society Christopher Scott Thompson examines the available evidence for the martial arts of the pagan Celts. Includes the weapons of... More > the ancient Gauls, Irish, Picts and others, as well as an exploration of martial culture, warrior spirituality and the Celtic battle goddesses.< Less
Fencing Through the Ages By Adolphe Corthey
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Adolphe Corthey's meticulous research into the styles of fencing of former times were translated into public demonstrations which astonished the general public and helped to popularise fencing as a... More > sport. These demonstration events were hugely popular throughout the Continent and even the famous British fencing historian Alfred Hutton was invited to participate. This volume collects two of Corthey's most influential works. In Fencing through the Ages, Corthey traces the history of swordsmanship from primitive times through a series of development to culminate in the modern art. His On the Subject of the Transformation of the Combat Sword is an argument to alter the shape of the duelling sword in order to take advantage of previous hundred years of the development of fencing theory. Included also are a number of items from the contemporary press reporting on these demonstration events and a brief biography of Corthey from a who's who of the nineteenth century fencing world.< Less
Fencing Through the Ages By Adolphe Corthey
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Adolphe Corthey's meticulous research into the styles of fencing of former times were translated into public demonstrations which astonished the general public and helped to popularise fencing as a... More > sport. These demonstration events were hugely popular throughout the Continent and even the famous British fencing historian Alfred Hutton was invited to participate. This volume collects two of Corthey's most influential works. In Fencing through the Ages, Corthey traces the history of swordsmanship from primitive times through a series of development to culminate in the modern art. His On the Subject of the Transformation of the Combat Sword is an argument to alter the shape of the duelling sword in order to take advantage of previous hundred years of the development of fencing theory. Included also are a number of items from the contemporary press reporting on these demonstration events and a brief biography of Corthey from a who's who of the nineteenth century fencing world.< Less