Libro del exercicio de las armas

A New Pietro Monte Manuscript

  • Manuel Valle Ortiz Independent Scholar
Keywords: Pietro del Monte, Collectanea, Libro del exercicio de las armas, fight book, Spain


The works of Pietro Monte had been forgotten for many centuries, and only recently have their merits been recognised again. This research note presents a newly discovered manuscript, the Libro del exercicio de las armas, a 19th century copy of the Spanish vernacular version of the Collectanea known as the “Escorial Manuscript”. The discovery is introduced by a brief survey of the citations of this manuscript and its source in the historiography and by a map displaying the known printed copies of the Collectanea. A review of the bibliography and provenance of the manuscript contributes to our understanding of its historical importance.
How to Cite
Ortiz, M. V. (2019). Libro del exercicio de las armas: A New Pietro Monte Manuscript. Acta Periodica Duellatorum, 7(1), 229–233. Retrieved from