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Über die Fechtkunst und den Ringkampf (MS 963)
|Über die Fechtkunst und den Ringkampf|
|MS 963, Universitätsbibliothek Karl-Franzens|
|Place of origin||Passau, Germany (?)|
|Language(s)||Early New High German|
|Scribe(s)||Hans Czynner (?)|
|Material||Paper, with a half-leather |
|Format||Double-sided; one illustration |
per side, with text above
|Images||Digital scans (800x1100)|
Über die Fechtkunst und den Ringkampf ("On the Art of Fencing and Wrestling", MS 963) is a German fencing manual created in 1538 by Hans Czynner. The original currently rests in the holdings of the Universitätsbibliothek Karl-Franzens in Graz, Austria. The first half of the text consists of original illustrated plays and teachings, presumably by Czynner. Afterward is a redaction of several treatises by masters from the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer, not unlike the major anthology manuscripts from the previous century. This manuscript seems to have never been completed, as there are dozens of blank pages at the back of the text, as well as several plays at the end of the illustrated section with blank space as though images were intended.
|1r - 34v||Armored fencing by Hans Czynner|
|38v - 51r||Armored dagger by Hans Czynner|
|52r - 60v||Grappling by Hans Czynner|
|61r - 74r||Mounted fencing by Jud Lew|
|74v - 78v||Armored fencing by Martin Huntfeltz (attributed to Jud Lew)|
|78v - 81v||Armored grappling by Martin Huntfeltz (attributed to Jud Lew)|
|81v - 87v||Armored fencing by Andre Liegniczer (attributed to Martin Huntfeltz)|
|88r - 89r||Sword and buckler by Andre Liegniczer|
|90r||Twelve Teachings for the Beginning Fencer by Andre Paurñfeyndt|
|90v - 120r||[Blank pages]|
|120v - 122r||Summary by Hans Czynner|
Images hosted by the Universitätsbibliothek Karl-Franzens.
- Jaquet, Daniel; Walczak, Bartłomiej. "Liegnitzer, Hundsfeld or Lew? The question of authorship of popular Medieval fighting teachings". Acta Periodica Duellatorum 2(1): 105-148. 2014. doi:10.1515/apd-2015-0015.
- Bergner, U. and Giessauf, J. Würgegriff und Mordschlag. Die Fecht- und Ringlehre des Hans Czynner (1538). ADEVA Graz, 2006. ISBN 978-3-201-01855-5
- Internally dated on folio 74r.
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|Transcription||Index:Über die Fechtkunst und den Ringkampf (MS 963)|