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Monomachia ovvero Arte di Scherma
MS L.V.23, Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati di Siena
Siena, Italy
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Type Fencing manual
Date between 1539 and 1569
Language(s) Italian
Author(s) Francesco di Sandro Altoni
Dedicated to Cosimo I de' Medici
Size 72 folia
Format Double-sided
Exemplar(s) MS Ⅱ.ⅲ.315 (?)

Monomachia ovvero Arte di Scherma ("Dueling, or the Art of Defense", MS Ⅼ.Ⅴ.23) is a 16th century Italian fencing manual written between 1539 and 1569[1] by Francesco di Sandro Altoni. It resides in the holdings of the Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati di Siena in Siena, Italy. This is one of two manuscript copies of Altoni's work, the other being the MS Ⅱ.ⅲ.315.




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  1. Based on its dedication to Cosimo Ⅰ de' Medici as Duke of Florence; after 1569, he was Grand Duke of Tuscany.

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