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'). 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.

The Academy of the Sword

The Academy of the Sword

by Gerard Thibault d'Anvers

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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... (more)