Historical European Martial Arts & Fencing Texts

A bibliography of miscellaneous additional works including combat from horse back, medieval military arts, renaissance dueling, honor and war.

Pre-1650 Manuscripts     Post-1650 Manuscripts     Miscellaneous Manuscripts


c. 1428 - 1436 Dom Duarte King of Portugal Livro de ensinaca de bem cavalgar No MS Des. Unknown
 
1434 Dom Duarte King of Portugal Regimento para ap a aprender a jogar as armas de Dom Duarte, Rey do Portugal No MS Des. Unknown
This material contains sections on mounted combat and fighting in armor.
 
c. 1466 - 1467 Paris de Pueto Duello No MS Des. Naples
 
1487 Alonso de Cartagena Doctrina de los Cavalleros No MS Des. Burgos
 
1493 Ponc de Menaguerra Lo Cavaller No MS Des. Valencia
Spanish work on lance and jousting.
 
1548 Juan Quixada de Reayo Doctrina del arte de la cavalliera No MS Des.
Colophon, Medina del Campo, p. de Castro, impressor, actually a text on mounted combat. Quijada de Reayo , Noel Fallows (Editor); Un Texto Inedito Sobre La Caballeria Del Renacimento Espanol, la Doctrina del arte de la cavalleria, de Juan Quijada de Reayo ; Liverpool University Press, 31 May, 1997.
 
1572 Giovanni De'Agocchie Dell'arte de scrimia No MS Des. Venice
On jousting and fencing
 
1583 Cesare Evoli Delle ordinanze et battglia della SignorCesare Evoli No MS Des. Rome
Reprinted 1586
 
1590 Sir John Smythe Certain Discourses No MS Des.
 
1599 Mario Savorgnano Arte militaire et terrestre e maritima No MS Des. Venice
 
1600 Alessandro Malatesta Massario Compendio dell'heroica arte di cavalleria No MS Des. Venice
 
1607 James Cleland Institution of a young Noble No MS Des. Oxford
 
1607 Jacob de Gheyn Exercise of Armes for Cavaliers No MS Des. The Hague
 
1609 Torquato Alessandri Il Cavalier compito No MS Des. Viterbo
 
1610 John Seldon Duello No MS Des.
English work on duelling reprising early 15th century Italian writings
ARMA Members Area
1611 Ludvico Melzo Regoli militari…della cavalleria No MS Des. Antwerp
 
1619 Giovan' Battista Gaiani Arte di maneggiar la spada a piedi et a cavallo No MS Des. Loano
 
1619 Giovan' Battista Gaiani Discorso del tornear a piedi No MS Des. Genoa
Two books on sword for horseback
 
1632 John Cruso Instructions for the Cavallrie No MS Des.
Cambridge reprinted 1972
 

Additional works not yet confirmed to still be in existence

1400 Sig. Tarcirotti Untitled No MS Des. Milan
 
1400 Tappa Francois Untitled No MS Des. Milan
 
c. 1400s Anonymous Untitled MS. Member II 109
 
c. 1400s Anonymous Untitled MS. Member I 115 Kupferstichkabinett der StiftungPreußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin
 
1436 Anonymous Libro uno che trata de fati dachomatere in carta bambaxina couerto de una carta de pegora No MS Des. Biblioteca Estense in Ferrara?
 
1443 Bartolomeo Lippo di Dardi Untitled No MS Des. Bologna
 
1467 Marco d'Attendoli Libro delle Battaglia No MS Des. Italy
 
c. 1500 - 1550 Anonymous Untitled Libr.pict.A1. Hälfte 16. Cent. Unknown
 
c. 1500 - 1550 Hans Entner Untitled No MS Des. Unknown
 
1554 Celio Calcaganini Opera Aliquot No MS Des. Basle
 
1568 J. Descors Untitled No MS Des.
 
1603 Leilo Tadeschi A manual on the art of disarming No MS Des. Italy
 
1639 Luis Dias de Viedma Untitled No MS Des. Barcelona
 

 

 
 

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