Fiore Furlano de Cividale d’Austria, delli Liberi da Premariacco (Fiore dei Liberi, Fiore Furlano, His Flower of Battle (Fior di Battaglia, Flos Duellatorum) is among the oldest .. This manuscript is typically referred to as the ‘Getty version’. Flos Duellatorum by Fiore Dei Liberi Transcription. Uploaded by. morefaya Flos Getty Beta. Uploaded by. Alexandre Zulato. Hand-Book of the Manly. Digital images of Ms. Ludwig XV 13 courtesy of the Getty Museum’s Open Content Program Battaglia, Florius de Arte Luctandi, and Flos Duellatorum). The.

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This manuscript is generally referred to as either the Florius or the Paris. It can be argued that such a personal detail would hardly succumb to such an obvious error, and therefore, one can postulate that the Pisani-Dossi version was composed approximately 5 to 10 years after the completion of the Getty’s and Morgan’s versions, meaning the Getty’s and the Morgan’s versions were written sometime after the turn of the 14th century.

The couplet can easily be translated into physical reality by a student of the art.

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 Fiore continued to elaborate the duel which then continued on foot to the count of three blows of axe, three blows of sword and three blows of dagger, all in the presence of “countless” high ranking nobles including the prince and the Lord and the Lady Duchess of Milan.

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Getty – extracted from folio 20 depicts the same scenario and technique as found in the Morgan’s version. This is followed by five more illustrations depicting other defensive techniques, each illustration accompanied with rhyming couplets.

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. Journal of Western Martial Art September 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.

The best known image from the Flos Duellatorum is the sette spade seven swords diagram at the beginning of the longsword section fol. Enhanced interpretations, the application of the techniques described into practice and the validation of those techniques through their employment in fighting engagements will continue to enhance our understanding of this most detailed of martial art treatises.

Paul Getty Museum,passim. Sword in armor by Fiore de’i Liberi. Presumably, he died sometime between and 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. Fencing manual Wrestling manual.

Armorial bearings of Lanzilotto from Boecharia of Pavia first arms from the left. Whereas the Getty’s text offers more detailed description and examination of the subtleties of the actions involved accompanying the illustration which were rendered with greater sophistication as compared to the former treatise.

At this point, Boucicaut reached for his poleaxe but the lords intervened to end the duel. The duel was to consist of three bouts of mounted lance followed by three bouts each of dismounted poleaxeestocand dagger.


He indicated that he trained under many Masters and Scholars, as well as trained in the courts of great gentlemen, Princes, Dukes, Marquises, Counts, Knights and Squires.

The fpos of the text consists of four to six illustrations per page, each with only a brief couplet or quatrain to explain it. This estimated year becomes more apparent upon further examination of the text extracted from the prologue. Based on Fiore’s autobiographical account, he can tentatively be placed in Perosa Perugia in when Piero del Verde likely fought a duel with Pietro della Corona Peter Kornwald.

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A comparison between the posta de fenestra depicted in the Getty’s and the Pisani-Dossi is provided below. This is consistent across the entire Pisani-Dossi and Getty’s treatises. From Romance to Astronomy January 24 to Fuellatorum 9, fols. Two versions of Fiore’s manuscript re-surfaced in private collections in Venice.

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Ludwig XV 13 mention the slightly shorter “forty years and more”. And of a spear or sword that is thrown at me, I will beat them all as I have said passing out of the way. Are you accessing the unsecure http portal?

The differences f,os the two versions as depicted above is minimal. Flos Duellatorum — Manuale di arte del combattimento del XV secolo. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat