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Horseback fighting in Pietro del Monte’s Collectanea (1509): from training to the reality of pitched battle

BIBLIOGRAPHY Primary sources Dom Duarte, Livro da Ensinança de Bem Cavalgar Toda Sela , ca. 1434 (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Portugais 5). Paul-Hector Mair, mid 16 th c. (Dresden,Sächsische Landesbibliothek, ms Dresd C.93 and ms C.94). Paul-Hector Mair, De Arte Athletica , mid 16th c. (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cod.icon.393, t. I et II). Pietro del Monte, Exercitiorum Atque Artis Militaris Collectanea , Milan, Giovani Angelo Scinzenzler, 1509. Secondary literature Bas, Pierre-Henry, « Les plus

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Libro del exercicio de las armas: A New Pietro Monte Manuscript


The works of Pietro Monte had been forgotten for many centuries, and only recently have their merits been recognised again. This research note presents a newly discovered manuscript, the Libro del exercicio de las armas, a 19th century copy of the Spanish vernacular version of the Collectanea known as the “Escorial Manuscript”. The discovery is introduced by a brief survey of the citations of this manuscript and its source in the historiography and by a map displaying the known printed copies of the Collectanea. A review of the bibliography and provenance of the manuscript contributes to our understanding of its historical importance.

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Contextualising Pietro Monte’s Military Career in Italy

, Sydney, ‘The Man Who Taught Leonardo Darts: Pietro Monte and His “Lost” Fencing Book’, Antiquaries Journal: Journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London , 69 (1989), 261–78. Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne , supplementum 74 (Paris: Michaud, 1843). Croce, Benedetto, La Spagna nella vita italiana durante la rinascenza (Bari: Laterza, 1917). Fontaine, Marie-Madeleine, ‘Comment Pietro del Monte, condottiere italien, parlait espagnol’, Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance , vol. 54, no 1 (1992), 163-73. Fontaine, Marie

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Reaching Excellence: Staff Weapon Typologies, Contexts, and Fighting Techniques in the Collectanea of Pietro Monte

Development of the Glaive (København: Norlundes Bogtrykkeri, 1945). Fontaine, Marie-Madeleine, Le Condottiere Pietro del Monte: Philosophe et Écrivain de la Renaissance, 1457-1509 (Genève: Editions Slatkine, 1991). Forgeng, Jeffrey L., ‘Owning the Art: The German Fechtbuch Tradition’, in The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe , ed. by Tobias Capwell (London: Paul Holberton, 2012), pp. 164–75. France, John (ed.), Mercenaries and Paid Men: The Mercenary Identity in the Middle Ages: Proceedings of a Conference Held at

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