Further Reading and Research

There is an ever-growing number of written and digital resources for students of Historical European Martial Arts in general, and Armizare in particular. As with any media, these can be of varying quality, but some of the more important and/or easily available resources are listed below.

Manuscript Resources

MS. Ludwig 13 — J. Paul Getty Museum, Santa Monica, CA

MS M.383 — Pierpoint-Morgan Library, New York, NY

MS Latin 11269 — Bibliotheque National, Paris

The Wiktenauer

Despite its name (a play on the name of medieval fencing master Johannes Liechtenauer), it contains a vast array of information on various traditions and manuscripts from medieval and renaissance Europe. Of particular import to us are the Fiore dei Liberi pages, as well as the treatise pages relevant to l’arte dell’armizare.

Books

English Language

Arte Gladiatoria: the 15th-century swordsmanship of Filippo Vadi (Out of Print) -– Luca Porzio & Gregory Mele (Chicago Swordplay Guild)

Fiore dei Liberi’s Armizare: The Chivalric Martial Arts System of Il Fior di Battaglia (2011) — Robert N. Charrette

The Knightly Art of Battle (2011) — Ken Mondschein

Mastering the Art of Arms, Vol I: The Medieval Dagger (2012) — Guy Windsor

Primoris: The Rob Lovett Fiore Dei Liberi Training System –- Mark Lanster, Mark Berryman & James Peyton

The Swordsman’s Companion — Guy Windsor

Veni Vadi Vici (2014) — Guy Windsor

Italian Language

*Asterisked works are available free on this site.

1409-2002 FLOS DUELLATORUM: La pietra miliare della scuola marziale italiana (2002) — Graziano Galvani

*Fiore da Premariacco (1907) — Luigi Zanutto

Florius. De arte luctandi. Traduzione e cura del testo di Francesco Lodà (2014) — Francesco Lodà

*Flos Duellatorum, In Arnis, Sine Arnis, Equester, Pedester — Il Fior di Battaglia di Maestro Fiore dei Liberi da Premariacco (1902) — Francesco Novati

Flos Duellatorum. Manuale di Arte del Combattimento del XV secolo (2002) – Marco Rubboli and Luca Cesari

Il Fior di battaglia di Fiore dei Liberi da Cividale: Il Codice Ludwing XV 13 del J. Paul Getty Museum (2006) — Massimo Malipiero (Out of Print)

L’arte cavalleresca del combattimento — Marco Rubboli and Luca Cesari

Print Articles

Charrette, Robert N, “Patterns of Remedy in Il Fior di Battaglia” in Mondschein, Ken and Cramer, Michael (ed.), Can These Bones Come to Life? Insights from Re-construction, Re-enactment & Re-creation, Vol. I: Historical European Martial Arts. Papers Sponsored by the Higgins Armory Museum and Oakshott Institute at the International Medievalist Conference (2005 – 2011)Freelance Academy Press, Wheaton, IL 2014.

Hayes, Sean, “Memory and Performance: Visual and Rhetorical Strategies of Medieval Martial Arts Texts” in Mondschein, Ken and Cramer, Michael (ed.), Can These Bones Come to Life? Insights from Re-construction, Re-enactment & Re-creation, Vol. I: Historical European Martial Arts. Papers Sponsored by the Higgins Armory Museum and Oakshott Institute at the International Medievalist Conference (2005 – 2011)Freelance Academy Press, Wheaton, IL 2014.