WM. JHEREK SWANGER’S NO FRILLS ARCHIVAL PAGE
The following makes no pretense of elegance of presentation. I’ve generated some “electronic ink” that needs a home. So here it is— maybe someday I’ll get around to making it a bit more presentable, but I’m not holding my breath.
If you’ve found this, odds are that you know of at least some of my obsessions, so I’m not going to bother explaining them. The following topic headings should be reasonably clear. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for my professional oeuvre, try MedLine. One brief note: anything here with authorship indicated should be assumed to be copyrighted by said authors. As for anything by me, quote, download, print, copy, share, but for educational purposes only.
You can contact me at: jswanger"at"fhcrc”dot”org .
So, without further ado:
TRANSLATIONS OF FENCING TREATISES
Antonio, "Opera nova, dove li sono tutti li documenti & vantaggi... "
English translation (Books I through III) by W. Jherek Swanger.
More Manciolino in English translation by Craig Pitt-Pladdy of HEMAC.
Angelo, "Lo Schermo d'Angelo Viggiani... " (Book III), English translation by
W. Jherek Swanger.
Giovanni, "Dell'Arte di Scrimia... " (Books I through II), English translation by W. Jherek Swanger.
Ferro, Ridolfo, "Gran Simulacro dell'Arte e dell'Uso della Scherma"
English translation by W. Jherek Swanger and William Wilson, text only.
Illustrations from Capo Ferro hosted by ARMA.
Quintino, Antonio, "Gioiello di Sapienza" Book One,
English translation by W. Jherek Swanger. A little light reading.
PAPERS AND CLASS HANDOUTS ON HISTORICAL FENCING
Swanger, W. Jherek, "A
User's Guide to the Schermo of Angelo Viggiani." A perfunctory summary of the purely practical side of Viggiani’s system.
Swanger, W. Jherek, "Spada e Cappa: Cape Technique of the Italian Masters, 1531-1653." Italian sword and cape techniques, taken directly from a variety of period manuals. Or, “Nice matador impersonation—now, would you care to fence?”
Swanger, W. Jherek, "English Quarterstaff, circa 1600." Use of the quarterstaff drawn mainly from Swetnam, with supplementary components from Silver. For the Anglophiles in the audience.
A PAPER ON PERIOD BLOODSHED EN MASSE
Swanger, W. Jherek, "Military Science in Western Europe in the Sixteenth Century."A profoundly long handout for an equally long class of a self-evident nature, sans the copious illustrations from said class. If you require citations or illustrations, ask me.
No, really. That’s all.