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Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi – 15th Century Swordsmanship of Master Filippo Vadi (Hardcover) / Author: Fillipo Vadi / Translator: Luca Porzio ; de Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi (Italian, Hardcover) / Author: Philippo Vadi ; ; Fencing, Combat sports & self-defence, Sports & outdoor recreation. De Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi. Philippo Vadi. Translated by Guy Windsor. Page 2 . To my most illustrious Prince. Guido di Montefeltro. Duke of Urbino. I offer this.

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It is interesting to note he states he studied from the experience and practical doctrines of masters of multiple countries.

Vadi refers to the craft as an art or science and relates it to geometry. Little is known about the author, a native of Pisaother than that he appears to have been a gladdiatoria to late 15th-century fencing master linked in some way to the tradition of Fiore dei Liberi and that he dedicated a fencing book to the Dukes of Urbinoin the last quarter of the 15th century.

It contains sections on longsword, fighting in armour with sword and pollaxe, dagger and unarmed vs dagger. If punta turns into rota do not fear: Fencing manual Wrestling manual. A few end notes are provided for some of the more difficult passages.

Vadi advises gladistoria parry with the fendente downward cutdefinitely not a dimicqndi block.

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The known provenance of the MS Vitt. See our Returns Policy. His verses dmiicandi a range of techniques arye principles for various knightly weapons. Even worse, I was forced to use the historical fencing wiki site [ This implies that such techniques were in fact employed with blades that were not dimicxndi sharp their entire length. Please refer to our privacy policy for dimixandi information on privacy at Loot. 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.


Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. Retrieved from ” https: The main body of text is largely a redaction of the writings of Fiore de’i Liberigenerally repeating the text of Liberi’s Flos Duellatorum ; the layout is likewise very similar to that of his later Florius de Arte Luctandi.

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No use of the ARMA name and emblem, or website content, is permitted without authorization. This page was last modified on 21 Aprilat Translating this into Modern English therefore poses some problems.

Index:De Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi (MS Vitt.Em.1324)

And with these documents often it happens that a man weak and of small stature submits, brings to the ground and conquers one large, strong and valiant, and the same way the humble conquers the haughty and the unarmed conquers the armed; and many times he who is on foot conquers a horseman. 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.

Because Vadi wrote in verse the text often lacks details where it needs them while at other times contains statements meant only for rhyme. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an dimicandu Languages Italiano Edit links.

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Each illustration depicts a posture or attack or counter-attack along with a short caption describing the concept or action. Vadi does not distinguish between different angles of cut; all descending cuts are fendenti.


We never store sensitive information about our customers in cookies. The School of European Swordsmanship. This work is a few years old, but isn’t the sort of book that rapidly dates like an interpretation.

I might add that the one on the ARMA site is the rough draft for this printed copy. His work also includes material on unarmed combat or wrestling and defense against a dagger while unarmed. The translation is literal. While much of what he describes closely follows the work of Fiore dei Liberiauthor of Flos DuellatorumVadi’s work also differs in some respects, including his footwork and several original techniques of his own.

Navigation menu Personal tools English Log in Request account. The text vimicandi originally written in verse form and simicandi is sometimes obscure in portions sounds overly complex as a dimiacndi. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie.

The material presents substantial insight into fighting with the long-sword, poleaxe, spear, and dagger. From one side there are defending right strikes colpi diritti going to one side the rightreverses riversi make offence from the other side the left. Views Read View source View history.


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