Fior di Battaglia: MS Ludwig XV 13 – J. Paul Getty Museum Fior di Battaglia: M. – Pierpoint Morgan Library Flos Duellatorum: Pisani-Dossi MS -Private. The Flower of Battle (Flos Duellatorum in Latin or Fior di Battaglia in Italian) XV 13; Morgan Library M; a copy privately held by the Pisani-Dossi family; and. Aug 16, Flos Duellatorum (“The Flower of Battle”, Pisani-Dossi MS) is an Italian fencing manual authored by Fiore de’i Liberi and dated 10 February

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He also writes of meeting many “false” or unworthy masters who lacked even the limited skill he’d expect in a good student, [6] and mentions that on five separate occasions he was forced to fight duels for his honor against certain of these masters whom he described as envious because he refused to teach them his art; the duels were all fought with sharp longswordsunarmored except for gambesons and chamois glovesand he stated that he won each without injury.

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 The second arms are those of Antonius de morgn. 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 motgan Lord duwllatorum the Lady Duchess of Milan.

I accrease the foot that is forward a little out of the way and with the left I pass to the side traverse. Lat ” PDF.

Images and photographs used are a representation only and are not a reproduction or a facsimile of the originals. Based on the allegiances of the nobles that he trained in the s, he seems to have been associated with the ducal court of Milan in the latter part of his career.

Fiore dei Liberi – Wikipedia

Details of the civil war are few, however, Udine did prevail, and the village of Premariacco, in fact, a few villages and towns who were in the alliance who honoured Fiore’s part in the war by naming a street after him — Via Fiore dei Liberi.


There are also many cases in which an image in one manuscript will only feature a scholar’s garter where the corresponding image in another also includes a master’s crown. The Exiles Fiore Project Please ensure you read the license and copyright information on each document used Overview.

This project is a set of documents containing transcriptions and translations based upon the original manuscript texts. After the war, Fiore seems to have traveled a good deal in northern Italy, teaching fencing and training men for duels. Main page Masters Treatises Techniques Weapons. Ludwig XV 13 excepting differences in spellingbut at times includes additional explanation. This is the longest and most comprehensive of the four manuscripts of Fior di Battaglia.

Of the three versions, the Getty’s offers the most detailed paragraphs accompanying the illustrations see illustration 3followed by the Morgan’s with a slightly abbreviated text. See Blengini, di Torricella C. You are not currently logged in. Come one by one who knows how to moryan it and even if you were one hundred I will put you all out of order because of this guard that is so good and strong. He may have also studied under Johannes Suvenus.

Dellatorum is followed by five more illustrations depicting other defensive techniques, each illustration accompanied with rhyming couplets. Spear and dagger vs.

And with this pass I cover beating the sword and I find you uncovered and of striking you I will be cer- tain. Dei Liberi later adapted his teachings to his own methods.

Inventories of the Estense library in Ferrara indicate that there were at least five copies of Fiore’s work. Galeazzo made the challenge when Boucicaut called into question the valor of Italians at the royal court of France, and the duel was ultimately set for Padua on 15 August.

Flos Duellatorum

Fior di Battaglia [manuscript]. Journal of Western Martial Art, http: Duellatoru, little is known of the master swordsman “Fiore dei Liberi da Premmariacco” except what he describes of himself in his prologue. In fact, it appears that the Marquis has provided instructions to Fiore on how to structure the treatise in order to serve Nicolo’s needs or desire.


This may be due to the direct influence of Fiore or his writings, or it may instead indicate that the older tradition of Johane and Nicholai survived and spread outside of his direct line. For more information please refer to http: The Codex CX or Ms.

This raises the question about whether Nicolo was Fiore’s Patron, or perhaps he was one of Fiore’s students, and wielded enough power and resources to request a copy of the art for his own reference to armizare? The manuscript dated to was considered lost, and is now known to be kept in a private collection.

Il fior di battaglia / Fiore dei Liberi

It consisted of 58 folios bound in leather with a clasp, with a white eagle and two helmets on the first page. Other archived documents suggest that Fiore was also in Padua in and Pavia inbut further detailed examination of these instances is beyond the scope of this paper.

No other details describing the duels were included in the prologue of either version nor any external references describing these duels dueloatorum been found to date. Continuing on with the Getty’s text accompanying the same figures in its version, it reads as:.

This manuscript is typically referred to as the ‘Pierpont Morgan version’ or simply the ‘Morgan’. Combined with other manuals and German Fecthbucher it provides a firm groundwork for understanding authentic fighting from the era skills.

Retrieved 12 November As you will see in my plays that follow here after, I pray that you look at them. ARMA may offer translated sections in the near future. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See Fiore his masters and his students.