“School or Theater”. Nicoletto Giganti

If you are going to become a Professor in the Science of Weapons, you need to know many things. Nicoletto Giganti in his treatise “School or Theater” (Venice, 1606) described his basic principles of fencing training, starting with positions both in attack and defense, the most effective technical elements with an epee, sword and dagger, and described some other things that must be taken into account in the duel.
In comparison with the works of other authors, Giganti described in detail the main principles of fencing. In his treatise an author collected all effective methods of combat and created a fencing manual, that can be useful even for those who had no idea about the science of fencing. Thanks to the structure of the treatise, the author’s detailed explanations and the images that are presented in the Treatise “School or Theater”,  this book became one of the most popular works on the Science of Weapons and Fencing.
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