Arte Gladiatoria: 15th Century Swordsmanship of Master Filippo Vadi

Arte Gladiatoria: 15th Century Swordsmanship of Master Filippo Vadi

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by Gregory Mele
     
 

For the first time, a color fascimile and translation will be available from this important 15th century master of late Italian Medieval swordsmanship. Master Fillipo Vadi's work, previously overlooked and underestimated by fencing scholars, presents the student of historical swordsmanship or of miltiary history a fresh, stunningly beautiful look into the mind of

Overview

For the first time, a color fascimile and translation will be available from this important 15th century master of late Italian Medieval swordsmanship. Master Fillipo Vadi's work, previously overlooked and underestimated by fencing scholars, presents the student of historical swordsmanship or of miltiary history a fresh, stunningly beautiful look into the mind of an Italian fencing master.Accompanying the exquisitely wrought text, finely translated by Luca Porzio, are 56 color plates showing many of the techniques explained in the chapters and by other historical masters, but in this case, with such a beautiful rendering that they are works of art unto themselves.An absolute must for the bookshelf of anyone interested in the history of fencing or late medieval warfare, this rich volume will also appeal to collectors of illuminated manuscripts, reeactors, and literary traditions of 15th century Italy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891448164
Publisher:
Chivalry Bookshelf, The
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Luca Porzio was born in Rome. He has a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering. He has an interest for history and culture, especially of the European Middle Ages, and for strategy and martial culture both ancient and modern. Since the age fifteen he has practiced several martial arts, both Eastern and Western.

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Arte Gladiatoria: 15th Century Swordsmanship of Master Filippo Vadi 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be invaluable as a resource into the mind of the swordsman of the time. The translation and commentary were of particular benefit. The writing style of the day was made much more clear to me when presented in clear, concise contemporary terms. The color plates are worth the price of the book alone! This book should be on the shelf of any serious student of the sword.