Schools and Masters of Fencing
From the Middle Ages to the Eighteenth CenturyeBook - 2003
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.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Dover Publications, 2003
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 p.)