"A world history of knifing: The popular duels with knives in XVII - XX centuries".
Initial data: Riga: "Temaf", 2017. Second edition: amended and supplemented. ISBN 978-9984-49-820-1
The author: Denis Cherevichnik
About the author: Weapons and martial arts historian, armorer, 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.
Favorite scientific discipline: Source study. Strong supporter of sources criticism and verification.
In his work author uses scientific methodology only.
Author`s scientific works can be found here: https://independent.academia.edu/DenisCherevichnik
All D. Cherevichnik scientific papers were published in printed "paper" publications only.
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 reviewer of the book:
Soviet and Ukrainian archaeologist, laureate of the State Prize, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Honorary Doctor of Zaporozhye National University. Member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine - Vyacheslav Yurievich Murzin (1951-2019).
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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