This presentation will explore the origins, growth and ultimate decline of the Duel in Europe. We will focus on Vincentio Saviolo’s 16th century dueling code which Jared Kirby presents in A Gentleman’s Guide to Duelling. Once the historical protocols of a duel are understood, the class will examine historical accounts of duels (such as the one pictured above) to discuss how many actually followed the correct procedures: -If you duel with billiard balls, is that OK? -Can a dog actually challenge a man to a duel? -Did duels happen in the 20th Century?