The Academy of the Sword
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The Academy of the Sword

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 190 x 245 x 27.94mm | 1,270.06g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1904658849
  • 9781904658849
  • 489,721

About Gerard Thibault d'Anvers

Gérard Thibault d'Anvers (ca. 1574-1627) was a Dutch fencing master and author of the 1628 rapier manual Academie de l'espée (The Academy of the Sword).
John Michael Greer has been a student of the occult traditions and nature spirituality for more than twentyfive years. He is the author of numerous articles and more than ten books including Natural Magic, The New Encyclopedia of the Occult, The Druidry Handbook, and The Druid Magic Handbook. He is also the coauthor of Learning Ritual Magic and Pagan Prayer Beads. He lives in Ashland, Oregon with his wife Sara.
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