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The Duel, or the Flower of Arms for Single Combat, Both Offensive and Defensive, by Achille Marozzo By W. Jherek Swanger & Achille Marozzo
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Achille Marozzo’s Opera Nova (1536) was the most highly renowned text of the cut-and-thrust school of “Bolognese swordsmanship”. It describes armed combat with the single-handed... More > sword, alone and with a variety of companion arms (bucklers, shield, dagger, second sword, cape, etc.); the dagger alone or with cape; the two-handed sword; a variety of pole arms; and grappling techniques, both armed and unarmed. This translation was prepared with the practitioner of historical fencing in mind. It encompasses the entirety of the Opera Nova with the exception of the discussion of the dueling code in Book 5, is highly annotated, and includes all of the numerous original illustrations. The translator has provided an extensive introduction covering history, technical elements, and theory, as well as a glossary and a gallery of guards. Please see the preview.< Less
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
A Treatise on the Science of Arms, with a Philosophical Dialogue, by Camillo Agrippa: an Annotated Translation (Paperback) By Camillo Agrippa & W. Jherek Swanger
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Camillo Agrippa’s "Trattato di Scientia d’Arme, con un Dialogo di Filosofia", published in 1553, is widely regarded as the seminal text of scientific fencing. Agrippa analyzed... More > fencing in terms of geometry, biomechanics, and timing, laying the groundwork for centuries of fencing theory that followed him. This translation is thoroughly annotated, with a particular emphasis on aiding scholars and practitioners of historical fencing to follow Agrippa’s descriptions of combative sequences. An extensive introduction provides background on terminology, the author, and the text itself, places Agrippa’s system within the historical continuum of Italian fencing, and provides a thorough overview of the theoretical and technical aspects of the system. The latter part of the text, Agrippa’s "Philosophical Dialogue", addresses various topics of geometry and pre-Copernican astronomy. Includes bibliography, appendices covering both the Treatise and Dialogue, and glossary. Please see the preview for sample pages.< Less
A Treatise on the Science of Arms, with a Philosophical Dialogue, by Camillo Agrippa: an Annotated Translation (Hardback) By Camillo Agrippa & W. Jherek Swanger
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Camillo Agrippa’s “Trattato di Scientia d’Arme, con un Dialogo di Filosofia”, published in 1553, is widely regarded as the seminal text of scientific fencing. Agrippa... More > analyzed fencing in terms of geometry, biomechanics, and timing, laying the groundwork for centuries of fencing theory that followed him. This translation is thoroughly annotated, with a particular emphasis on aiding scholars and practitioners of historical fencing to follow Agrippa’s descriptions of combative sequences. An extensive introduction provides background on terminology, the author, and the text itself, places Agrippa’s system within the historical continuum of Italian fencing, and provides a thorough overview of the theoretical and technical aspects of the system. The latter part of the text, Agrippa’s “Philosophical Dialogue”, addresses various topics of geometry and pre-Copernican astronomy. Includes bibliography, appendices covering both the Treatise and Dialogue, and glossary. Please see the preview for sample pages.< Less

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