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De la Filosofia de las Armas y de su Destreza y la Aggression y Defensa Cristiana (Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza)
|De la Filosofia de las Armas y de su Destreza y la Aggression y Defensa Cristiana|
|On the Philosophy of Arms and its Skill, and |
Christian Offense and Defense
Title page of the 1569 edition
|Author(s)||Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza|
|Dedicated to||Duke Alonso de Guzmán|
|Place of origin||Medina-Sidonia, Spain|
|Publication date||(1659?) 1582, 1612, 1616|
De la Filosofia de las Armas y de su Destreza y la Aggression y Defensa Cristiana ("On the Philosophy of Arms and its Skill, and Christian Offense and Defense") is a Spanish fencing manual written by Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza and initially printed in 1569. Carranza's treatise presented a new system of rapier fencing based on geometry which he called la Verdadera Destreza ("The True Skill").
Although the preface indicates that it was completed as early as 1569, De la Filosofia de las Armas y de su Destreza y la Aggression y Defensa Cristiana was first printed in Sanlúcar de Barrameda in 1582. Two further editions were produced by Carranza's protégé Luis Pacheco de Narváez in Madrid, Spain, in 1612 and 1616.
|1r - 8v||Preface by Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza|
|9r - 64r||First Dialogue by Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza|
|64v - 133v||Second Dialogue by Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza|
|134r - 205v||Third Dialogue by Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza|
|206r - 280v||Fourth Dialogue by Jerónimo Sánchez de Carranza|
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