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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Thu 10 Mar, 2011 10:53 pm    Post subject: Marozzo's Large Shield         Reply with quote

In one of the plates from Achille Marozzo's Opera Nova, there is a depiction of a man wielding a sword and and carrying what appears to be a form of kite shield, or at least a shield that is used in a very similar manner to a kite shield.
The plate itself mentions Cap. 152, which corresponds to a section of Marozzo's written text.



Does anyone have a translation of Marozzo's text on the use of this large shield that they'd be willing to share?
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Sean Manning




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PostPosted: Fri 11 Mar, 2011 6:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You mean the imbracciatura? They are a strange form of shield ... I've seen similar ones in Renaissance Italian art, where they appear to be strapped with the arm along the long axis, but without the spike at the bottom. I wish I knew enough Italian to check some dictionaries and books on arms and armour, because the one picture leaves a lot of questions.

William E. Wilson's online translation includes this section.
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Mackenzie Cosens




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PostPosted: Fri 11 Mar, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Have you look at Schola Gladiatoria, http://www.fioredeiliberi.org. They appears to have a link to English pdf of Marozzo's Opera Nova about 1/2 down the page http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/othermasters/

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Marc Bloom




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PostPosted: Fri 11 Mar, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Please let us know what you find out. That's quite a shield!

BTW, John Florio's 16th century English/Itallian dictionary is avalible from Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/vvorlde-copious-diction...WAS5LYO1FV

Isn't it funny that this was avalible but an English dictionary was written yet.
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Jon Pellett




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PostPosted: Sat 12 Mar, 2011 2:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Craig, check your PM
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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Mar, 2011 2:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

While we're at it, I feel like i should post a link to a prior discussion on the shield in question:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...racciatura
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