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De duello, vel De re militari in singulari certamine (Paride del Pozzo)
|De re militari et de duello|
|Questions of Honor and Arms|
Title page to the 1521 edition
|Full title||Duello: libro de re imperatori, |
principi signori, gentil'homini,
et de tutti armigeri, cõtinente
disfide concordie, pace, casi
accadenti, et iudicii con ragione
essempli, et authoritate de
|Author(s)||Paride del Pozzo|
|Place of origin||Napoli, Italy|
|Publication date||1476, 1501, 1509, 1515, 1518, |
1521, 1523, 1525, 1530, 1536,
1540, 1543, 1544, 1560, 1580
De re militari et de duello ("On Military Matters and On Dueling") is an Italian treatise on dueling laws and customs written in Renaissance Latin by Italian jurist Paride del Pozzo and published in 1476. It seems to have been quite popular, published in at least thirteen editions over the subsequent century and translated into three other languages; sections were also lifted by Achille Marozzo and formed one the of core components of his own enormously popular treatise on Bolognese fencing.
De re militari et de duello was printed in Naples in 1476-77 by Sixtus Riessinger; the Latin edition was reprinted in 1509 and 1515 in Milan, and in 1543 by Benedictum Bonnyn in Lyon, France.
In 1501, Diego Enriquez de Castillo translated the treatise to Spanish, mediated by an as-yet-unidentified Toscano (Italian?) version, perhaps Pozzo's original text. Enriquez' translation doesn't seem to have ever been published, but the Toscano version was translated to Spanish again in 1544 and published in Seville by Dominico de Robertis, under the title Libro llamado batalla de dos ("Book Called the Battle of Two").
Some time before 1518, the text was translated into Italian, and several Italian editions were printed in Venice thereafter, including in 1518, 1521, 1523, 1525, 1530, 1536, 1540, and 1544.
In 1536, the Italian version was lifted by Achille Marozzo and integrated into his own work on dueling, published as book 5 of his treatise Opera nova, which also saw several editions over the subsequent century.
Finally, in ca. 1580, the Italian version was translated to English; Thomas Bedingfield's translation is recorded in a manuscript entitled Questions of Honor and Arms (MS V.b.104), but doesn't seem to have ever been published.
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