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Acta Periodica Duellatorum

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Acta Periodica Duellatorum (APD) is an independent academic journal dedicated to Historical European Martial Arts studies. This emerging field of research has strong interdisciplinary dimensions with notably History, Anthropology, Historical sciences, Art History, History of Science and Technology, Archaeology, Sport Sciences, etc.

APD was founded in 2013 and publishes two issues per year. The Scholarly volume offers an academic level platform for fundamental research, position papers and methodological papers, with a double blind peer review process (indexed and distributed by De Gruyter). The Hands On volume offers a platform for pragmatic research, intended for the communities of practitioners, bridging the gap between experienced martial artists, independent researchers and scholars.

APD is a non for profit association. It is supported by institutional grants, independent sponsors/partners and by its readers. The journal is printed for authors and registered readers/institutions. It is also electronically distributed and printed on demand.

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The following is an incomplete list of the papers published in Acta Periodica Duellatorum, limited to publications containing scans, transcriptions, or translations of, or peer-reviewed research on fencing treatises.