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Casanova… A Venetian Poltroon?

20 Jan

There is more to the story of the history of “dueling” than you might think so, here’s a review of a new book that explores the topic: Honour and the Sword: The Culture of Duelling
by Joseph Farrell.

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— Karl

 
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  1. David DeWitt

    January 24, 2022 at 12:45 am

    It’s amazing there were such things as duels at all, over things we might consider trivial today!

     
  2. shangheinz

    January 26, 2022 at 10:36 am

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    Some of these literary narratives even found their way to the big screen. Ridley Scott‘s “The duellists“ even has a Flynn connection: the choreography was done by the son of Errol‘s fencing master Enzo Musumeci Greco (www.theerrolflynnblog.com…)

     
    • Karl

      January 26, 2022 at 2:42 pm

      MAGNIFICO PAST post Maestro Heinz! WOW!

       
      • shangheinz

        January 26, 2022 at 6:21 pm

        Thanks King Karl. I spent a fine evening with Renzo in Vienna. He is involved with the Italian Olympic fencing team and again worked for Ridley Scott on his latest movie “The House of Gucci“. Must have been a fork and knife fighting scene. www.renzomusumecigreco.it/cinema…

         
 
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