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The Flower of Battle: MS Ludwig XV13
The Flower of Battle: MS Ludwig XV13


 
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The Flower of Battle: MS Ludwig XV13
by Colin Hatcher (Translator), Tracy Mellow
Hardcover

Fiore de'i Liberi was a weapons-master from Italy who was active in the 14th and early 15th century. After fifty years of training Italy's elite, he put his art to paper and created the Flower of Battle. The Flower of Battle covers unarmed combat, the use of the dagger, sword, spear, axe as well as fighting in armor, without and on horseback as well as other odds and ends. MS Ludwig XV 13 is the most complete surviving copy of Fiore's work and has been painstakingly translated by Colin Hatcher and formatted to be as close to the original as possible by Tracy Mellow in an effort to bring Fiore's work to the English-speaking world.

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Beautiful book with an excellent interpretation June 24, 2018
Reviewer: Michael McCoy from Plano, TX United States  
This book has the feeling of the original Italian work, but with a fantastic English interpretation/translation. Tracy did a superb job with the layout and typesetting, while Collin's interpretation is straightforward and easily understandable. This book is a must for anyone interested in Medieval martial combat!

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