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Trattato d'uno Schermo (Cod.10723)

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Trattato d'uno Schermo
Cod.10723, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Vienna, Austria
MS Cod.Vindob.10723 Ir.jpg
Title page, folio Ir
Also known as Cod.Vindob.10723
Trattato d'uno Schermo di spada sola da
filo, col quale po l'huomo non solo a
giatamente difendersi da qual si voglia
colpo del nemico ma lui non poco
Type Fencing manual
Date 1567
Language(s) Italian
Author(s) Angelo Viggiani dal Montone
Dedicated to Maximilian II
Size 126 folia (165 mm × 244 mm)
Format Double-sided, text with scattered
External data Library catalog entry
Treatise scans

Trattato d'uno Schermo ("Treatise on Defense", Codex 10723) is a manuscript copy of a 16th century Italian fencing manual completed in 1551 by Angelo Viggiani dal Montone. It resides in the holdings of the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek in Vienna, Austria. This presentation copy of the treatise was completed posthumously by Viggiani's brother Battista in 1567 as a gift to Maximilian II (1527-1576), King of the Romans and later Holy Roman Emperor. According to the preface, the delay was due to Viggiani's dying wish to his brother that the treatise not be released for at least fifteen years. A print edition was ultimately published in 1575 under the title Lo Schermo ("On Defense").




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Additional Resources

  • Swanger, W. Jherek. The Fencing Method of Angelo Viggiani: Lo Schermo, Part III. Self-published, 2017.


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