My Marcelli translation is out now!

I am extremely happy to announce that my translation of Francesco Antonio Marcelli’s 1686 rapier treatise, Regole della scherma (Rules of Fencing), is now in print! If you pre-ordered a copy, it should be on its way to you!

I first started seriously digging into this text in 2018 and released a free translation of its single sword content in the spring of 2019. Since then, I’ve worked to finish translating the remainder of the text and research the huge amount of references made by Marcelli to historical events and the classics, as well as more contemporary works by intellectuals and other fencing masters. These are identified, explained, translated, and expanded on in hundreds of footnotes throughout. You won’t require the education and library of a 17th century gentleman to get the most out of this book.

A special thank you to Keith Farrell, my editor and the man behind Fallen Rook Publishing, for helping me bring this huge project to fruition.

You can get your very own copy here.