After many a year of absolutely nothing, the dining room table is now bending with old and new books, reams of print-outs, photographs, articles, bibliographies: We’ve finally started to work on the definitive monograph to the modest 15-page anonymous manuscript fragment we acquired back in 2005.
To sucker as many experts as we can into doing our work for us, we’ll be presenting some of the preliminary work here on FencingClassics… to elicit qualified response and criticism and, yes, lavish praise.
Let’s kick off the process by presenting Sheet 8r, which may prove to be a key element in properly placing the fragment in its proper lineage… Continue reading
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Tagged 16th century, codex amberger, der altenn fechter, egenolff, Paulus hector mair, ringer-kunst, ringkunst, wrestling
The official Catalog of German-language Illustrated Manuscripts of the Middle Ages, Vol. 38:, lists all known German Fencing and Wrestling Books on just 144 pages.
We’re ridiculously proud that 2 of those pages are dedicated to a fragment closely associated with the American HEMA movement…
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Tagged Augsburg, bidenhänder, codex amberger, fencing manual, katalog der deutschsprachigen illustrierten handschriften, langes schwert, long sword, lost fencing manuscript, manuscript, messer fechten, Paulus hector mair, rainer leng, zweihänder
Fencing with the falchion
World sensation: The first adidas-brand fencing pants discovered… in 1550!
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Tagged Augsburg, european martial arts, kampfkunstt, lutte, Paulus hector mair, renaissance martial arts, ringen, ringer-kunst, ringerkunst, wrestling. l