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I’m surprised Tobias Capwell did not mention Baldassar Castiglione The Book of the Courtier as to what a Gentleman and Lady was. Which was highly influential at the time. During that time they wanted a non Noble to become better. So the Gentleman was it. To earn the ear of Princes, Dukes, Mayors and Lords. To be advisors. And also a military man who can do many things like write letters, poetry, dance, conversations, advice etc
Dueling was but one part. I do not think it’s for any and all offenses. It’s for particular offenses.
Tobias Capwell also didn’t fully address the Transcendent Values of defending ones honor. That’s it’s High Culture for the average man( non Noble)
Jeronimo De Carranza wrote a book called “On the philosophy of arms and its skill, and christian offense and defense”.
As for swords being the Science of Geometry it’s sort of true. What do we call a cat’s whiskers job? To measure the distance and space between objects. Geometry.
Sword Duels requires spacial reasoning and judging distance too.
So ,while we don’t break out calculators it is geometrical in form.
Do they use angles ? Yes.
Do they judge distance? Yes.
Dueling also had manners, forms and procedures involved. It was to remove people who were all around rude. Physically.