By Craig Turner,Tony Soper,Joseph Papp
Featuring interval drawings and prints of swordplay, this booklet examines and compares 3 Elizabethan fencing manuals written in English earlier than 1600: Giacomo Di Grassi’s His real Arte of Defense (1594), Vincentio Saviolo’s His perform in Bookes (1595), and George Silver’s Paradoxes of Defence and Bref directions upon My Paradoxes of Defence (1599).
More than a technical guide on swordplay, this e-book explores the impression of a brand new type of violence brought into Elizabethan tradition via the discovery of the rapier. The authors research the rapier’s impact at the a variety of social periods, the conflict among the conventional English fencing masters and people embracing the hot sort, the starting to be quandary with unregulated dueling, and the common references to rapier play within the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
As manufacturer Joseph Papp notes in his foreword, it is a ebook that "makes a distinction in performance."
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