search for books and compare prices
cover image
Fiore Dei Liberi's Armizare: The Chivalric Martial Arts System of Il Fior Di Battaglia
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Freelance Academy Pr
Publication date September 30, 2011
Pages 253
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780982591178
ISBN-10 0982591179
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.25 by 10 in.
Weight 1.26 lbs.
Original list price $39.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Armizare ('the Art of Arms') was the name the warriors of medieval Italy gave to their martial art, which included the wielding of sword, axe and spear with wrestling, knife-fighting and mounted combat. In the waning years of the 14th century, Fiore dei Liberi was a famed master of this art, whose students included some of the most renowned and dangerous fighting men of his day. Toward the end of his life, Master Fiore preserved his teachings in a series of illustrated manuscripts, four of which have survived to the present day, and have become the basis of a world-wide effort to reconstruct this lost martial art. However, because medieval books were written for an audience with different expectations than the modern readers 'how-to' manuals, today's students often have trouble understanding the old swordsman's choices in including, omitting or organising information as he did. They may see that fighting art was a system, but lack the background to see the systematic instruction of the book itself. In Armizare: The Chivalric Martial Arts System of il Fior di Battaglia, Robert Charrette brings together his experiences as a martial artist and respected 14th century living historian with his skills as a professional author graphic artist to not only take readers on a walking tour of Master Fiore's manuscripts, but into the mindset behind its creation. More than just an interpretation of an old book's contents, this is a tool-kit that reveals Fiore dei Liberi's brilliance as not just a fighter, but as martial arts teacher. Whether a long-time student, a newcomer to the art or a more academic devote of the medieval warrior and his craft, readers will find themselves educated and entertained as a door is opened into another time and place - the training hall of the medieval knight. This is a highly illustrated title.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780982591178
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Freelance Academy Pr (September 30, 2011)
9780982591178 | details & prices | 253 pages | 7.25 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.26 lbs | List price $39.95
About: Armizare ('the Art of Arms') was the name the warriors of medieval Italy gave to their martial art, which included the wielding of sword, axe and spear with wrestling, knife-fighting and mounted combat.
With Jean Callan King, Tony Esposito | from Van Nostrand Reinhold Computer (April 1, 1994); titled "Postscript Typeface Library: Sans Serif Design, Outline & Ornaments"
9780442014940 | details & prices | 6.50 × 12.00 × 1.25 in. | 3.25 lbs | List price $37.95
This edition also contains Postscript Typeface Library: Sans Serif Design, Outline & Ornaments

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.