The Academy of the Sword
Aeon Books, Feb 20, 2017 - Religion - 512 pages
The most detailed and comprehensive treatise on swordsmanship ever written, Gerard Thibault's Academy of the Sword offers an extraordinary glimpse into a forgotten landscape of ideas, in which Pythagorean sacred geometry illuminated the lethal realities of rapier combat to create one of the Western world's only thoroughly documented esoteric martial arts. Translated by the widely respected occultist and scholar John Michael Greer, this stunningly illustrated and precisely detailed manual of Renaissance swordsmanship is a triumphant document of Renaissance culture-as well as a practical manual of a martial art that can still be studied and practiced today.
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Enumeration and appellations of all the lines and figures of the circle
Of the excellence and dignity of the present circle in this exercise
Concerning the twelve numbers of the blade and their graduation
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