Ridolfo Capoferro's The Art and Practice of Fencing: A Practical Translation for the Modern Swordsman

Ridolfo Capoferro's The Art and Practice of Fencing: A Practical Translation for the Modern Swordsman

by Tom Leoni

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982591192
Publisher: Freelance Academy Press
Publication date: 12/31/2011
Pages: 95
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Foreword Introduction Making Capoferro Accessible to the Modern Rapier Student A Personal Journey Who Was Ridolfo Capoferro? The Two Faces of Capoferro: Period Literature Versus Victorian Scholarship Jacopo Gelli: The Main 19th-Century Source on Capoferro Capoferro, His Treatise and Its Importance to the Modern Student Language, Translation, and Editorial Decisions What You Need to Know to Tackle Capoferro Additional Resources Great Representation of the Art and Practice of Fencing To the Most Serene Lord Don Francesco Maria Feltrio della Rovere, Sixth Duke of Urbino To the Kind Reader General Table of the Art of Fencing Here Follows the Great Representation of the Practice of Fencing. Beginning with the Explanation of the Difference Between Art and Practice A Few Recommendations about Fencing Explanation of Some Practical Fencing Terms The Plates and Practical Synopses Some Principles Regarding the Cut A Failsafe Way to Defend Against Any Attack by Parrying with a Riverso and Always Striking with an Imbroccata Glossary of Common and Useful Italian Rapier Fencing Terms

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