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Description - Schools and Masters of Fencing by Egerton Castle

The standard reference on historical swordsmanship since its 1885 publication. The author traces fencing from its roots in the unschooled brawling of the Middle Ages to its latter-day precision and refinement, focusing primarily on the 16th-century development of the rapier and its popularity in Renaissance Italy. 150 black-and-white illustration.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486428260
ISBN-10: 0486428265
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 166mm x 17mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 20-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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