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The Science of Fencing By Christopher Holzman et al.
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The Science of Fencing, by Giuseppe Rosaroll-Scorza and Pietro Grisetti, first published in 1803, presents a thorough treatment of Neapolitan fencing. This book was hugely influential in Italy, and... More > 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
The Science of Fencing By Christopher Holzman et al.
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The Science of Fencing, by Giuseppe Rosaroll-Scorza & Pietro Grisetti, was first published in 1803, and presents a thorough treatment of Neapolitan fencing. This book was hugely influential in... More > 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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True Neapolitan Fencing, by Nicola Terracusa e Ventura, was originally published in 1725. While the French and northern Europeans were moving to the small sword, the Italians, particularly in the... More > 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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True Neapolitan Fencing, by Nicola Terracusa e Ventura, was originally published in 1725. While the French and northern Europeans were moving to the small sword, the Italians, particularly in the... More > 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 (Hardcover) By Christopher Holzman et al.
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A translation of 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 the Italian Army's... More > fencing masters school, and officially reinstated a variety of Radaellian sabre as the scuola magistrale method.< Less
Sabre Fencing By Christopher Holzman et al.
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A translation of 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 the Italian Army's... More > fencing masters school, and officially reinstated a variety of Radaellian sabre as the scuola magistrale method.< Less
Italian Chivalric Code By Christopher Holzman & Achille Angelini
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This dueling code, by Lt. Gen. Achille Angelini, was originally published in Firenze, Italy, in 1883. It explores the moral, social, and legal issues of honor and the reparation of honor in the... More > Kingdom of Italy, that sometimes required members of polite society to commit the crime of the duel to vindicate their honor. Angelini's code also include clear instructions on how to conduct the dispute and the duel, with sword, sabre, or pistol.< 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