The Academy of the Sword

Author(s) : Gerard Thibault d'Anvers, Translator : John Michael Greer

The Academy of the Sword

Book Details

  • Publisher : Aeon Books
  • Published : 2017
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 512
  • Category :
    Myth and Symbol
  • Catalogue No : 38721
  • ISBN 13 : 9781904658849
  • ISBN 10 : 1904658849

About the Author(s)

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'). His manual is one of the most detailed and elaborate extant sources on rapier combat, painstakingly utilizing geometry and logic to defend his unorthodox style of swordsmanship.

John Michael Greer is the author of four books on peak oil and the future of industrial society, The Long Descent, The Ecotechnic Future, The Wealth of Nature and Not The Future We Ordered, and also writes the widely cited peak oil blog “The Archdruid Report.” He lives in Cumberland, Maryland, an old mill town in the Appalachian mountains, with his wife Sara.

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