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From Medieval Manuscript to Modern Practice: The Longsword Techniques of Fiore Dei Liberi

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Essential reading for all martial artists and historians of the medieval and early Renaissance, this new book from renowned historical swordsman Guy Windsor opens up one of the greatest martial arts books of all time to a wide audience: Fiore dei Liberi's Flower of Battle.

In the late 14th century dei Liberi, an Italian knightly combat master, wrote Il Fior di Battaglia, Th
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Published March 27th 2020 by Spada Press
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The book From Medieval Manuscript to Modern Practice: The Longsword Techniques of Fiore Dei Liberi is, from my humble and inevitably limited experience, one of the most relevant books on historical swordsmanship that any practicioner, whether (aspiring) instructor or student can own. Particularly those focusing on Fiore. This was an ''all killer no filler'' from Guy, obviously an experienced swordsman but an excellent tutor as well.

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