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Fencing Illustrated By Christopher Holzman & Giuseppe Pallavicini
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Fencing Illustrated, by Giuseppe Morsicato Pallavicini is one of the late 17th century fencing books from the Neapolitan-Sicilian school of fencing. Originally published in 1670, this book is... More > copiously illustrated, and focuses on the use of the sword alone. Pallavicini cites and quotes to earlier Italian authors, as well as German and Spanish authors. The influence of La Verdadera Destreza is plainly evident in Pallavicini's work.< Less
The Science of Fencing By Christopher Holzman et al.
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La Scienza della Scherma, in English as The Science of Fencing, by Giuseppe Rosaroll-Scorza and Pietro Grisetti, first published in 1803, presents a thorough treatment of Neapolitan fencing. This... More > book was hugely influential in Italy, and was cited and appealed to as authority by Maestri Masiello and Parise, among many others. Technically, the book treats fencing with the sword alone, and includes parries with the unarmed hand, grappling and throws, and counters to those. There is also a wealth of tactical advice provided by the authors, who were officers in the military of the Italian Republic.< Less
Fencing Illustrated By Christopher Holzman & Giuseppe Pallavicini
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Fencing Illustrated, by Giuseppe Morsicato Pallavicini is one of the late 17th century fencing books from the Neapolitan-Sicilian school of fencing. Originally published in 1670, this book is... More > copiously illustrated, and focuses on the use of the sword alone. Pallavicini cites and quotes to earlier Italian authors, as well as German and Spanish authors. The influence of La Verdadera Destreza is plainly evident in Pallavicini's work.< Less
The Science of Fencing By Christopher Holzman et al.
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La Scienza della Scherma, in English as The Science of Fencing, by Giuseppe Rosaroll-Scorza & Pietro Grisetti, was first published in 1803, and presents a thorough treatment of Neapolitan... More > fencing. This book was hugely influential in Italy, and was cited and appealed to as authority by Maestri Masiello and Parise, among many others. Technically, the book treats fencing with the sword alone, and includes parries with the unarmed hand, grappling and throws, and counters to those. There is also a wealth of tactical advice provided by the authors, who were officers in the military of the Italian Republic.< Less
Regulations of Exercises and Evolutions for the Cavalry By Christopher Holzman
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The 1873 Regulations of Exercises and Evolutions for the Cavalry, Book I., are the cavalry regulations of the Kingdom of Italy, and features the sabre fencing method of Milanese fencing master... More > Giuseppe Radaelli, as applied to the use of the cavalry sabre at the regimental level. Maestro Radaelli was a veteran of the Monferrato Cavalry, and saw action at the Battle of San Martino (24th June 1859) in the campaign against Austria, as part of the Italian wars for independence. This book contains marching, calisthenics, gymnastics (vaulting on a horse dummy), sabre and lance exercise, platoon maneuvers on foot, judgement of distances, and instruction for buglers (including sheet music). There are illustrations for the vaulting, sabre, and lance exercises. This is another very important data point documenting the Radaellian tradition of sabre.< Less
Regulations of Exercises and Evolutions for the Cavalry By Christopher Holzman
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The 1873 Regulations of Exercises and Evolutions for the Cavalry, Book I., are the cavalry regulations of the Kingdom of Italy, and features the sabre fencing method of Milanese fencing master... More > Giuseppe Radaelli, as applied to the use of the cavalry sabre at the regimental level. Maestro Radaelli was a veteran of the Monferrato Cavalry, and saw action at the Battle of San Martino (24th June 1859) in the campaign against Austria, as part of the Italian wars for independence. This book contains marching, calisthenics, gymnastics (vaulting on a horse dummy), sabre and lance exercise, platoon maneuvers on foot, judgment of distances, and instruction for buglers (including sheet music). There are illustrations for the vaulting, sabre, and lance exercises. This is another very important data point documenting the Radaellian tradition of sabre.< Less
True Neapolitan Fencing By Christopher Holzman & Nicola Terracusa e Ventura
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La Vera Scherma Napolitana, in English as True Neapolitan Fencing, by Nicola Terracusa e Ventura, was originally published in 1725. While the French and northern Europeans were moving to the small... More > sword, the Italians, particularly in the south, were still using longer blades capable of cutting, and also using secondary weapons. This is one of the few 18th century Italian language fencing books, and covers the use of the sword, as well as sword and dagger, sword a buckler, sword and rotella, and sword and cape. Terracusa e Ventura was part of the Neapolitan & Sicilian school of fencing, and his work bears many similarities to other works in the school, like those of Maestri Marcelli, Mattei, Villardita and Pallavicini. The translator has added additional new front matter, footnotes and a few images from other Neapolitan & Sicilian works to help explain and illustrate the author's occasionally complex writing.< Less
True Neapolitan Fencing By Christopher Holzman & Nicola Terracusa e Ventura
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La Vera Scherma Napolitana, in English as True Neapolitan Fencing, by Nicola Terracusa e Ventura, was originally published in 1725. While the French and northern Europeans were moving to the small... More > sword, the Italians, particularly in the south, were still using longer blades capable of cutting, and also using secondary weapons. This is one of the few 18th century Italian language fencing books, and covers the use of the sword, as well as sword and dagger, sword a buckler, sword and rotella, and sword and cape. Terracusa e Ventura was part of the Neapolitan & Sicilian school of fencing, and his work bears many similarities to other works in the school, like those of Maestri Marcelli, Mattei, Villardita and Pallavicini. The translator has added additional new front matter, footnotes and a few images from other Neapolitan & Sicilian works to help explain and illustrate the author's occasionally complex writing.< Less
Sabre Fencing By Christopher Holzman et al.
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A translation of La Scherma di Sciabola, the 1912 book Sabre Fencing, by Salvatore Pecoraro and Carlo Pessina. This book replaced the sabre section of the Maestro Parise's book as the sabre text for... More > the Italian Army's fencing masters school, and officially reinstated a variety of Radaellian sabre as the scuola magistrale method.< Less
Sabre Fencing (Hardcover) By Christopher Holzman et al.
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A translation of La Scherma di Sciabola, the 1912 book Sabre Fencing, by Salvatore Pecoraro and Carlo Pessina. This book replaced the sabre section of the Maestro Parise's book as the sabre text for... More > the Italian Army's fencing masters school, and officially reinstated a variety of Radaellian sabre as the scuola magistrale method.< Less