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`A world history of knifing`
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The book: "A world history of knifing: The popular duels with knives in XVII - XX centuries".

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Initial data: Riga: "Temaf", 2017. Second edition: amended and supplemented. ISBN 978-9984-49-820-1

Language: Russian

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Author: Denis Cherevichnik

About the author: Social historian, cultural anthropologist, writer, HEMA fencer since 1996. President of the Federation of traditional martial arts of Europe (TEMAF). Author of several scientific peer-reviewed works on weaponology and social history.  Field of scientific research: Social history of Spain; The cultures of honour; The history of machismo; Historical weaponology; Historical criminology; The history of martial arts.

Enlarged format (248х180х40mm), hardcover, deluxe edition. 656 pages. Over 500 unique color and black and white illustrations. In the list of references more than 600 sources in 12 languages: evidence of participants and eyewitnesses of duels with knifes, police reports, court documents, travel notes, newspaper articles etc

The book is written on the border of several disciplines: social history, cultural studies, cultural anthropology and weaponology, and divided into 13 chapters:

Chapter I. Flamenco with navaja: duels with knives in Spain

Chapter II.  Stilettos and bel canto: duels with knives in Italy 

Chapter III. The brutal tango of pampa: duels with knives in Argentina 

Chapter IV. Cold glitter of the “Snickers”: duels with knives in Holland 

Chapter V. Southern desperado: duels with knives in USA

Chapter VI. This is Härmä: duels with knives in Finland and Scandinavia

Chapter VII. Blood and honour of Hellas: duels with knives in Greece

Chapter VIII. Apaches of the Belle Epoque: duels with knives in France

Chapter IX. Duels for taking out:  Export of the knife culture

Chapter X. Steel sardines of Rio: duels with cut-throat razors

Chapter XI. Scarface: scarification in dueling cultures

Chapter XII. A knife in the garter: women's duels

Chapter XIII. Devil's quitrent of the sea: knifing of seamen

Scientific, peer-reviewed edition. Scientific reviewers of the book:

1) Author of "History of the Scythians", laureate of State Award, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of World History BSPU, Vyacheslav Murzin.

2) Author of 73 scientific works, Ph.D., director of Ecological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Mikhail V. Zhukovsky

From the summary of the book:

“Readers are invited to the first of its kind, a fundamental study of the popular duels. Basing on the voluminous factual material, the author examines the tradition of knife fights in Europe and America, rituals and codes of honor surrounding these duels. This fascinating narration will be interesting not only to the fans of the history of martial arts, culturologists, ethnologists or historians, but also to the wide range of readers.”

 

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