Fri, Oct 30|
Italian Martial Arts at the Birth of the Renaissance: Fiore dei Liberi and the Art of Arms
Fiore dei Liberi was a northern Italian mercenary, fencing master and member of the knightly class. His work, "The Flower of Battle", is the first complete Italian martial arts text currently known. In this lecture, we'll take a look Fiore, his students, his patrons, and the art he left behind.