Fior di Battaglia: MS Ludwig XV 13 – J. Paul Getty Museum Fior di Battaglia: M. – Pierpoint Morgan Library Flos Duellatorum: Pisani-Dossi MS -Private. The Flower of Battle (Flos Duellatorum in Latin or Fior di Battaglia in Italian) XV 13; Morgan Library M; a copy privately held by the Pisani-Dossi family; and. Aug 16, Flos Duellatorum (“The Flower of Battle”, Pisani-Dossi MS) is an Italian fencing manual authored by Fiore de’i Liberi and dated 10 February

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Fiore Dei Liberi – Flos Duellatorum

There are two other surviving recensions, under the title Fior di Battaglia. He also writes of meeting many “false” or unworthy masters who lacked even the limited skill duellatorym expect in fkos good student, [6] and mentions that on five separate occasions he was forced to fight duels for his honor against certain of these masters whom he described as envious because he refused to teach them his art; the duels were all fought with sharp longswordsunarmored except for gambesons and chamois glovesand he stated that he won each without injury.

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He describes that he had been practicing the art of swordsmanship for “fifty years” when he began writing his text so he must have been an old man by standards then. They continued to fight in the barriers, all occuring in Imola. This manuscript is often referred to as the Pierpont Morgan or simply the Morgan.

In its continuing effort to promote the authentic skills of legitimate Medieval martial arts, ARMA is proud to present select portions from one version of Fiore Dei Liberi’s famed fencing manual of c. There are modgan four known versions of of Fiore’s treatises on armizare. Rob Lovett and Mark Duel,atorum with additional proof reading and corrections by: The Novati consists of illustrated pictures of the plays accompanied by short, rhyming verses in Italian to describe them.


The body of the text consists of four to six illustrations per page, each with only a brief couplet or quatrain to explain it. It also refers to a certain play of the duellattorum in one hand which is likewise missing duelltorum that section. Perhaps Nicolo had the desire to become or at least be perceived as a master, given that Fiore states in the prologue that no man has a great enough memory to remember the complete art without the aid of such a book.

Fiore surfaces again in Pavia inthis time training Giovannino da Baggio for a duel with a German squire named Sirano.

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They fought the other nine bouts as scheduled, and due to the strength of their armor and the fact that all of the weapons were bluntedboth combatants reportedly emerged from these exchanges unharmed. As Professor Sydney Anglo says: Retrieved from ” https: Il Fior di Battaglia B1.

The known provenance of the Mss. As you will see in my plays that follow here after, I pray that you look at them. Given that he appears in council records five times init would be quite odd for him to be completely unmentioned over the subsequent five years, [8] and since his absence after May coincides with a proclamation in July of that year demanding that Udine cease hostilities or face harsh repercussions, it seems more likely that he moved on.

See Fiore his masters and his students. The information contained within survives in the form of a facsimile by the Italian historian Francesco Novati.

After an active military career, he was summoned to the court of Niccolo III d’Este at Ferrara, to instruct the younger princes in military science. However, only in the Pisani-Dossi version, is a date explicitly stated. The known provenance of the MS M.


Yet, Fiore’s prologue has no mention of Nicolo as one of his students demonstrating feats of arms of the knowledge and skills learned from Fiore. The currently understood and generally accepted provenance for the Getty version is: Brief bridging sections serve to connect each of these, covering such topics as bastoncelloor plays of a small stick or baton against unarmed and dagger-wielding opponents; plays of longsword vs.

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No other details describing duelkatorum duels were included in the prologue of either version nor any external references describing these duels have been found to date. Journal of Western Martial Art September Below are the major portions both armored and unarmored on spada longa long-sword as well as polaxe combat in armor.

Its prologue, format, illustrations, and text are all very similar to the Ms. Double-sided; four illustrations per page, with text above each.

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