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Hans Medel Fechtbuch (Cod.I.6.2º.5)
|Hans Medel Fechtbuch|
|Cod.I.6.2º.5, Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg|
|Also known as||Sigmund Schining Fechtbuch|
|Date||ca. 1539, 1552, etc.|
|Place of origin||Augsburg, Germany|
|Language(s)||Early New High German|
|Compiled by||Paulus Hector Mair (ca. 1560)|
|Material||Paper, in a modern leather binding|
|Size||52 folia (290 mm x 223 mm)|
|Format||Double-sided; text with scattered |
|External data||Library catalog entry|
|Other translations||Magyar fordítás|
The Hans Medel Fechtbuch (Cod.I.6.2º.5) is a 16th century German manuscript compiled by Paulus Hector Mair some time after 1566. It currently rests in the holdings of the Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg in Augsburg, Germany. The manuscript is a compilation of several older documents, including records from the Augsburg fencing guilds and a fencing manual that was probably created by a student or admirer of one Master Hans Medel of Salzburg. At the end are twelve prints of fencers and wrestlers by Dirck Coornhert, based on drawings by the Dutch artist Maarten van Heemskerck and apparently printed in 1552.
Hans Medel's section, written in 1539, consists of the master's modified presentation of the teachings of Johannes Liechtenauer, which takes the form of a sort of "updated version" of Sigmund ain Ringeck's own treatise. The manuscript also includes a section on fighting from "seven stances", which appears to be Medel's own unique contribution to the art. The art in Medel's segment is very similar to the paintings Mair would later commission for his own manuscripts, and may have been the inspiration for them.
A final note of interest about this text is that it mentions Master Hans Seydenfaden von Erfurt twice, a name that also appears on Paulus Kal's roll of the Fellowship of Liechtenauer and a master from whom no treatise is known to survive. This may indicate that Hans Medel possessed some of his writings that have since been lost, or perhaps that Medel traced his lineage through Seydenfaden and received some of the master's teachings through an oral tradition.
|1r - 5v|
|7r - 20r|
|21r - 36v||Gloss of Johannes Liechtenauer's Recital on long sword fencing by Hans Medel|
|37r - 42v||Long sword by Hans Medel|
|43v - 49r||Fechter & Ringer by Maarten van Heemskerck|
Fencing Guild Records
Hans Medel von Salzburg
Maarten van Heemskerck
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|Images||Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg||Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg|
|Transcription||Olivier Dupuis, Anton Kohutovič, Andreas Engström, Christian Trosclair||Index:Hans Medel Fechtbuch (Cod.I.6.2º.5)|