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De Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi in audio (in Italian and English)

De Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi in audio (in Italian and English)

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Immerse Yourself in Knightly Combat

Step back into the world of the late 1400s with Philippo Vadi's De Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi: the Art of Sword Fighting in Earnest. This extraordinary audiobook, read in its original Italian by the captivating Eleonora Rebecchi and translated and narrated in English by renowned historical martial artist Dr. Guy Windsor, brings Vadi’s work to life.

Dedicated to Guido da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino, Vadi's work includes 16 chapters on longsword fencing theory, followed by 25 longsword plays, and shorter sections on armoured combat with the lance and the sword, and a section on the dagger.

Whether you are a historian, martial artist, or simply a lover of medieval lore, De Arte Gladiatoria Dimicandi offers a unique auditory journey into the world of chivalric combat.

Please note, the audiobook contains just Vadi’s words, in their original language, and Guy’s translation into English. For a full interpretation of those words, see The Art of Sword Fighting in Earnest.

Three in one:

To give you the most flexible listening experience, you will receive three audiobooks: one in Italian only, one in English only, and one which the Italian chapter is followed by its English translation. 

Difficulty Level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Which Weapon?

  • Longsword

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What do I do if I need help?

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