Fiore Page




Click on the cover to buy Ken's book on the Getty manuscript of Fiore dei Liberi, The Knightly Art of Battle, or scroll down to read about it.

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Review by David R. Lawrence from Renaissance and Reformation (PDF).

Review by Caitlin Taylor Holton from Comitatus (PDF).

Review by Anne Curry, with my reply, from The Medieval Review (PDF).

Review by James Hester from De Re Militari (PDF).

Review by Michael Cramer from The Sixteenth Century Journal (PDF).


Corrections and emendations:

p. 14: I speculate that some of Fiore's MSS may have been presents from Gian Galeazzo Visconti to Niccolò III d'Este. However, Gian Galeazzo died in 1402. The chronology is not impossible since Fiore says he had been practicing for more than 40 years when he wrote the Getty and 50 years when he wrote the Pisani-Dossi in 1410, but such a gift would be more likely after the 1404 truce. The gift would have more likely come from his son, Gian Maria.