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New Haven - MS U860.F46 1450

ISBN 978-3-932077-42-5

Dierk Hagedorn and Bartłomiej Walczak
Volume 4 of the library of historical martial arts
Lost in the Second World War, partially recovered, auctioned in several items, dispersed in all winds, dived again in America, more recently rediscovered in New Haven as part of the Paul Mellon Collection of the Yale Center for British Art: the Gladiatoria fencing book has undergone a changeful history ,
This volume offers the color reprint of the earliest representative of the so-called Gladiatoria Group, a select specimen of the highest artistic and historical value.
Our authors Dierk Hagedorn and Bartlomiej Walczak have put the plates in the original order and their texts have been carefully transcribed and then translated into modern German and English.
The panels are supplemented by expert articles on the history of the GLADIATORIA group in particular, fencing books in general, as well as the weapons and armor used in the illustrations.
Of course these chapters are also German / English, so that the handwriting is accessible to an international audience.
Anyone who is passionate about medieval martial arts, weapons and armor will be an indispensable treasure trove in this book.

Format 16.3 x 23 cm, bound, 392 pages, 107 color illustrations, German / English edition

C o n t e n t s
- Acknowledgments · 12
Hans-Peter Hils
- Preface · 21
Sydney Anglo
- Foreword · 31
Bartłomiej Walczak
- Fechtbücher
An Introduction to the Fighting Books from the 14th to the 16th Century · 43
Bartłomiej Walczak
- The Gladiatoria Group
An Overview · 59
Dierk Hagedorn
- Offense and Defense
Arms and Armor from the Gladiatoria Manuscript from New Haven
Daniel Jaquet
- "To Arm Oneself With Good Body Armor And Suitable Weapons"
Experimenting Armored Fighting
Dierk Hagedorn
- A Long Time Ago in a Library Far, Far Away ...
The Adventures of the Gladiatoria Manuscript from New Haven
- Tables · 173
- Plates · 185
The Manuscript
- Glossary
- Bibliography · 379

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