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Schools and Masters of Fencing: From the Middle Ages to the 18th Century

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First published in 1884, this volume is still widely considered the definitive work on fencing history and the art of European swordsmanship. The author, Egerton Castle, ranks as one of the three great Victorian scholars of the sword. Castle traces fencing from its roots in the unschooled brawling of the Middle Ages to its latter-day precision and refinement; he focuses particularly on the sixteenth-century development of the rapier and the weapon's popularity in Renaissance Italy, where Italian masters founded the modern art of swordsmanship. Abundantly illustrated, this long-out-of-print work will be warmly welcomed by scholars as well as fencing and sword enthusiasts.

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Originally printed in 1885, this historical reference is considered by many to be the definitive work on fencing history and the art of European swordsmanship. Castle traces the refinement of fencing<-- >from unschooled brawling in the Middle Ages, to its latter-day precision and discipline—focusing on the sixteenth-century use of the rapier and the weapon's popularity in Renaissance Italy. Castle finds the history of humanity reflected in the sword's history as he draws connections between modes of fencing and the political and social mood of the times. The book contains more than 140 black and white illustrations. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Originally printed in 1885, this historical reference is considered by many to be the definitive work on fencing history and the art of European swordsmanship. Castle traces the refinement of fencing from unschooled brawling in the Middle Ages, to its latter-day precision and discipline focusing on

Synopsis:

The standard reference on historical swordsmanship since its 1885 publication. The author traces fencing from its roots in the unschooled brawling of the Middle Ages to its latter-day precision and refinement, focusing primarily on the 16th-century development of the rapier and its popularity in Renaissance Italy. 150 black-and-white illustration.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486428260
Author:
Castle, Egerton
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Fencing
Subject:
Swords
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor
Series Volume:
v. 116, suppl. 28
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
142 line plus 6 plates
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Originally printed in 1885, this historical reference is considered by many to be the definitive work on fencing history and the art of European swordsmanship. Castle traces the refinement of fencing from unschooled brawling in the Middle Ages, to its latter-day precision and discipline focusing on
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The standard reference on historical swordsmanship since its 1885 publication. The author traces fencing from its roots in the unschooled brawling of the Middle Ages to its latter-day precision and refinement, focusing primarily on the 16th-century development of the rapier and its popularity in Renaissance Italy. 150 black-and-white illustration.

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