De Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi

De Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi

by Philippo Vadi


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789527157091
Publisher: Swordschool Ltd
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Pages: 94
Sales rank: 1,030,474
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Folia 1r-3v contain the dedication and a prose introduction.
3v-14v contain 16 chapters of fencing theory, written in verse.
15r is the 'segno' page, a visual mnemonic for some principles of swordsmanship.
15v is the 'blows' page, with a visual mnemonic for the blows of the sword.
16r-23v have the 12 guards and 25 plays of the sword (out of armour).
23r- 25r have the four guards and four plays of the pollax (in armour).
25v is blank.
26r-27v have the four guards and five plays of the sword in armour.
28r-28v have the plays of the spear.
29r-37v have the plays of the dagger.
38r-38v have the three plays of mismatched weapons (clubs against spear, sword against spear, sword against spears).
39r-42v have a dagger play on each leaf, illustrated with two sets of figures, and the text 'dagger technique' and 'end of technique'.

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