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| Recently I thought of 3 capital lessons in which shortly it will be understood, which elevates the Fencing, not only for the old fencers, but rather for the young students so that with passion and daily practice it will be realized, from such have I recently requested that twelve rules from which to you may arise and press forward subtly and quickly. Thus from a Master of the Sword or from a [''vermerten''] Freifechter you learn, and never from the elbow fencers, like the blind leading the blind, and falling in bed in the grave.
 
| Recently I thought of 3 capital lessons in which shortly it will be understood, which elevates the Fencing, not only for the old fencers, but rather for the young students so that with passion and daily practice it will be realized, from such have I recently requested that twelve rules from which to you may arise and press forward subtly and quickly. Thus from a Master of the Sword or from a [''vermerten''] Freifechter you learn, and never from the elbow fencers, like the blind leading the blind, and falling in bed in the grave.
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| Recently I have thought up 3 chapters in which the tenets and teaching of Fighting is briefly contained, not for the old fighters, but for the young students so that their joy in practicing grows daily.
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| KVRCʒlich hab ich mir gedacht iii capitel in welchen kurcʒlich begriffen wirdt ler / vnd auſcʒug der fechterei / nit fur die altñ fechter / ſunder fur die iungen ſchueler damit in luſt vñ vbung teglich gmert werdt / auſʒ ſollichs hab ich kurʒlich erſucht ʒwelff regel aus welchen dir entſpringen mag pfortail ſubtilitet vnd pehendikait So du von ainem maiſter ſchwercʒ oder von ainem vermerten freifechter lerñſt / vnd nit von den winckel fechterñ als wan ain plinter den anderñ furt vnd fallen ped in graben.
 
| KVRCʒlich hab ich mir gedacht iii capitel in welchen kurcʒlich begriffen wirdt ler / vnd auſcʒug der fechterei / nit fur die altñ fechter / ſunder fur die iungen ſchueler damit in luſt vñ vbung teglich gmert werdt / auſʒ ſollichs hab ich kurʒlich erſucht ʒwelff regel aus welchen dir entſpringen mag pfortail ſubtilitet vnd pehendikait So du von ainem maiſter ſchwercʒ oder von ainem vermerten freifechter lerñſt / vnd nit von den winckel fechterñ als wan ain plinter den anderñ furt vnd fallen ped in graben.
 
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Revision as of 21:06, 3 July 2017

Andre Paurñfeyndt
Born 15th century
Died 16th century
Occupation
Nationality German
Patron Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg
Movement Liechtenauer Tradition
Influences Johannes Liechtenauer
Influenced
Genres
Language Early New High German
Notable work(s) Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey (1516)
Manuscript(s)
Concordance by Michael Chidester and Jeremiah Smith
Translations Deutsch-Übersetzung

Andre Paurñfeyndt (Paurñfeindt, Paurenfeindt) was a 16th century German Freifechter. He seems to have been a resident of Vienna, although he mentions in his introduction that he served as a bodyguard to Cardinal Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg (1468 - 1540).[1] In 1516, he wrote and published a fencing manual entitled Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey ("Founding of the Chivalric Art of Swordplay"), which Sydney Anglo notes may have been the first illustrated work of its kind.[2] Little else is known about the life of this master, but he describes himself as a Freifechter and the contents of his book make it clear that he was associated with the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer. His treatise diverges significantly from the standard teachings of the Liechtenauer tradition, but this may be due to his stated purpose of writing for beginning fencers.

Treatise

Please note that only the first edition of this text (1516) has a complete set of illustrations, and we currently do not have scans of that edition that we are authorized to distribute. This article is illustrated using the remaining three illustrated texts, but following the order laid out in the original. The only exception to this is the image on page H2v of the 1516, which is replaced by the three images used in Egenolff's version. Furthermore, while the Twelve Rules for the Beginning Fencer are unillustrated in Paurñfeyndt's work, this presentation includes the illustrations for six of the twelve found in the MS B.200 (1524).

Additional Resources

References

  1. Ott, Michael. "Matthew Lang." The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 8. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910.
  2. Anglo, Sydney. The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000. p 46. ISBN 978-0-300-08352-1