Italian Rapier Combat: Capo Ferro's 'Gran Simulacro'

Hardcover | July 17, 2012

byJared Kirby

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This beautifully illustrated and detailed book presents one of the world's most influential fencing treatises. Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime and his intricate and exact instructions were copied and emulated throughout Europe. Illustrated with 43 striking plates, this book gives a very real flavor of the panache of this expert in swordsmanship and mastery of the rapier. Capo Ferro's text is a practical guide to fencing and one which builds on the theory to show exactly how a superior form of swordsmanship could be learned by Europe's elite. Presented by fencing expert Jared Kirby, this handsome volume is not only attractive to look at, it is also a vital historical record.

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This beautifully illustrated and detailed book presents one of the world's most influential fencing treatises. Ridolfo Capo Ferro was a legend in his own lifetime and his intricate and exact instructions were copied and emulated throughout Europe. Illustrated with 43 striking plates, this book gives a very real flavor of the panache of...

Jared Kirby has been the co-coordinator of the International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention since its inception in 1999.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 10.59 × 7.72 × 0.69 inPublished:July 17, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230341195

ISBN - 13:9780230341197

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Table of Contents

The Grand Simulacrum of the Art and Use of Fencing * Dedication: To the Most Serene Lord Don Francesco Maria Feltrio della Rovere * Sixth Duke of Urbino * General Table of the Art of Fencing * To the Gracious Readers * On Fencing * The Grand Simulacrum of the Use of Fencing * Some Remembrances or True Advices of Fencing * Declarations of Some Fencing Terms that Appertain to the Use * The Plates * Some Terms of the Cut * Secure Method of Defending Yourself from All Kinds of Blows with a Parry of Riverso and Always Striking by Imbroccata * Original Imprimatur