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Preview: The Codex Amberger and its predecessors

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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Cumberland wrestling; England, 1906

 

Wrestling at Grasmere Sports

Wrestling at Grasmere Sports

 

Wearing your underwear on the outside… so this is where Superman got his look…

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Schwingen; Switzerland, c. 1910

 

Swiss wrestling or Schwingen

Swiss wrestling or Schwingen

Male amusement in a barren landscape…

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Matters of gravity: Sir Isaac Newton’s combative student

 

The left fencer is getting ready to close with his curly-haired opponent.

Bunny’s Set-up: The left fencer is getting ready to close with his curly-haired opponent.

Wrestling and fencing still went hand in hand in the small 1727 manual of Sir Isaac Newton’s former student,  Sir Thomas Parkyns…

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