Monsieur de La Touche was a 17th Century French Master. He played in integral role in the process of standardizing fencing terms and in establishing a codified method of fencing instruction. The plate above is from his 1670 Les Vrays … Continue reading
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Diderot & d’Alembert selected and published Domenico Angelo’s L’Ecole des Armes as the definitive, authoritative text on fencing, published as Escrime in the Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. 1765. Note: scans need to be re-worked … Continue reading
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