WorldCat Identities

Borcht, Jacob van der

Works: 2 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 20 library holdings
Classifications: U865, 796.86
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Most widely held works by Jacob van der Borcht
Academie de l'espée by Gérard Thibault( Book )

2 editions published between 1628 and 1630 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early years of the seventeenth century, Gerard Thibault--poet, physician, architect, painter, occultist, and master swordsman--astonished the courts of Europe with a new system of swordsmanship based on the principles of sacred geometry and Renaissance occult philosophy. [Thibault] set out to put everything he knew about the way of the sword into a single comprehensive textbook of rapier fencing that could be used by students who had no access to a teacher of his system. Originally published in 1630, The Academy of the Sword is that textbook--the most elaborate manual of swordsmanship ever published in any language, packed with hundreds of clearly described and illustrated techniques.--
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.67 (from 0.66 for Academie d ... to 0.95 for Academie d ...)

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Alternative Names
Jacob Van Der Borcht

French (3)