• Philosophical Duelism: Fencing in Early Modern Thought
    Journal of Early Modern Studies 7 (2): 31-54. 2018.
    This essay explores the parallel development of fencing theory and philosophy in early modern Europe, and suggests that each field significantly influenced the other. Arguably, neither philosophy nor fencing would be the same today had the two not been engaged in this particular cultural symbiosis. An analysis is given of the philosophic content within several historical fencing treatises and of the position of fencing in seventeenth and eighteenth-century education and courtly life. Two case st…Read more