The History of Italian Swordsmanship 1400-1700

Instructor(s): Michael Heveran


Between the 15th and 17th centuries, Italian swordsmanship records grew from a trickle into a flood. This lecture will tour the many masters of that period, from Fiore dei Liberi to Bondì di Mazo, and attempt to connect them. Join us and learn about swordsmanship technique, lineage, plagiarism, and more during the apex of post-classical Italian cultural influence.