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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You are not currently logged in. Armorial bearings of Lanzilotto from Boecharia of Pavia first arms from the left. Privacy policy About Wiktenauer Copyright tlos licensing information. In rare cases, a fourth type of master appears called “Contra-Contrario” counter-counterwho likewise wears the crown and garter and demonstrates how to defeat the master’s counter.

Retrieved from ” https: Such detail in its structure adds credence to the notion that perhaps the Pisani-Dossi version was indeed oriented towards a student’s learning and training guide.

Covering both basic techniques and fundamental principles, it is mandatory mprgan today for any serious Medieval martial artist. Blount and William Barres. Fior di Battaglia [manuscript]. All rights are reserved to that material as well.

Views Read Edit View history. It consisted of 15 small-format folios on unbound parchment, and was written in two columns. 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. Digital scans x Digital scans details.

In he was in Padua for a duel and four years later in he was in Pavia. Each of the extant copies of the Flower of Battle follows a distinct order, though both of these pairs contain strong similarities to each other in order of presentation. The known provenance of the Mss.

This is the longest and most comprehensive duellatorun the four manuscripts of Fior di Battaglia. This debate continues with vigour in the historical community and mmorgan discussion or research on this particular subject is outside the scope of this paper.


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See Fiore his masters and his students. The known provenance of the Ms. It is a figure of a man, divided by seven swords centered on the body, representing the poste or guard positions. Mounted fencing by Fiore de’i Liberi. This manuscript is generally referred to as either the Florius or the Paris.

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Unfortunately, there are no further details on these two duellatodum in Fiore’s treatise and therefore, no further illumination on their biographies can be extracted from the prologue. At this point, Boucicaut reached for his poleaxe but the lords intervened to end the duel.

Although Fiore dei Liberi was merely a footnote in the annals of history, definitely not in the same league as some of the great men of the period, however, his influence in the 21 st century can be vividly seen and experienced across many historical fighting and fencing schools and academies throughout the world. As you will see in my plays that follow here after.

DiplomatFencing masterMercenary. Journal of Western Martial Art, http: Webarchive template wayback links Articles with incomplete citations from December All articles with incomplete citations Use dmy dates from May Articles with hCards Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January CS1 Italian-language sources it CS1 errors: Blengini di Torricella stated that late in life he made his way to Paris, France, where he could be placed teaching fencing in and creating a copy of a fencing manual located there in Della Eloquenza italiana di monsignor Giusto Fontaninip.

Fiore seems to have sided with the secular nobility against the Cardinal as in there is record of him being tasked by the grand council with inspection and maintenance on the artillery pieces defending Udine including large crossbows and catapults. Four illuminated manuscript copies of this treatise survive, and there are records of at least two others whose current locations are unknown.


These are followed by a master called “Remedio” remedy who demonstrates a defensive technique against some basic attack usually how to use one of the listed guards to defendand then by his various Scholars or Studentsfigures wearing golden garters on their legs who demonstrate iterations and variations of this remedy. This version of Fiore’s treatise is the so-called ‘Novati’ edition and is one of only three surviving versions of his work.

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Below are the major portions both armored and unarmored on spada longa long-sword as well as polaxe combat in armor.

Duellatodum is the briefest copy of Fiore’s work currently known, with only 19 folios; it has a prologue in Italian and four illustrated figures per page in the main vuellatorum. Bythe manuscripts cease to be mentioned in the inventories. 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.

File upload Batch upload. It is possible that these listings refer to manuscripts listed above, though none currently rlos the correct number of folios or match the physical descriptions.

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The Morgan and Getty versions both were kept in England during the 19th century, before being moved to their present locations in America in the 20th century.

It consists of 36 folia and possesses two different prologues, one in Renaissance Latin and one in Italian. Look dkellatorum them I pray to you, and therefore with the sword of one hand I will make my art.

You have bad desires and of this art duuellatorum know little. The exact citations are:. Francesco Novati and D. I accrease the foot that is forward a little out of the way and with the left I pass to the side traverse.