I was asked to give a presentation one evening at the Borgosesia Historical Fencing Meeting 2019 on the subject of writing and publishing books within historical fencing. Federico Malagutti was kind enough to translate for me!
It is impossible to separate the study of HEMA from the study of books. Since so much of HEMA information comes to us through books that have survived in libraries and collections around the world. It is helpful to think about “book culture” and how written information (and the act of writing) have been used in different centuries.