MEDIEVAL ARMOURED COMBAT: THE 1450 FENCING MANUSCRIPT FROM NEW HAVEN
288pp., over 250 colour illus., P.B. 2018. The “Gladiatoria” group of German fencing manuscripts are several editions of a treatise on armoured foot combat, specifically aimed at duel fighting. Gloriously-illustrated, and replete with substantial commentary, these works are some of the greatest achievements in the corpus of late medieval fight books. These works have both tremendous artistic merit and incalculable historical value.