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MS G.B.f.18.a
Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena
Jena, Germany
MS G.B.f.18a 123v.png
Folio 123v
Type Fencing manual
Date 1418 - 1428
Place of origin Erfurt, Germany
Language(s) Early New High German
Author(s) H. Beringer
Material Paper
Size 156 folia
Format Double-sided
Script Bastarda
Identified James Acutt, 2012
External data Library catalog entry
Treatise scans

The MS G.B.f.18.a is a German manuscript akin to a commonplace book, probably created between 1418 and 1428.[1] It currently rests in the holdings of the Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Jena in Jena, Germany. It contains a statement of the Recital commonly attributed to Johannes Liechtenauer; in this manuscript, the recital is attributed to an H. Beringer and arranged quite differently from most renderings (apart from the manuscript of Hans Folz). Given the uncertainty surrounding the MS 3227a, this manuscript can be considered the earliest known text in the Liechtenauer tradition.



1ra - 28vb Tituli Utriusque Juris ("Chapters on Law")
29ra - 32ra Tabula alphabetica Epitomae Exactis regibus, Expositionum titulorum Decretalium et vocabulariorim iuris ("Alphabetical index epitomising the reigns of Kings, Expositions of Distinguishing Titles and legal vocabulary")
32va - 53rb Epitome Exactis Regibus. Exactis a Romana civitate regibus constituti sunt consules duo... - ... quod supervacuum est provectis et tantum de isto etc. Et sic est finis.
53va - 56ra Expositiones titulorum Decretalium ("Explanation of Distinguishing Titles")
56ra - 72vb Vocabularii iuris ("Dictionary of Legal terminology")
66ra - 72vb De significationibus anni ("On Significant Dates")
73ra - 121vb Margarita decreti by Martinus Oppaviensis
122ra - va Experimenta by Nicolaüs de Polonia
122vb Pfeilbeschwörung ("Blessings of Arrows))
122vb Waffenbeschwörung ("Weapon Blessings")
122vb - 123rb Armbrusttraktat ("Archery/Crossbow Treatise")
123va - vb Fechtlehre ("Fight-lore") by H. Beringer
123vb - 124ra Ausfahrtsfegen gegen den Plötzlichen Tod ("Preventions against sudden death")
124ra Beschwörung gegen Hautkrankenheiten ("Blessings against diseases of the flesh")
124ra - 124va Pulverrezepte ("Gunpowder recipes")
124va - 125ra Losbuch ("Book of Divination")
125ra - 125vb Recepta contra infirmitates mulierum ("Recipes to counter Female infirmities")
125vb - 126rb Recepta diversa ("Various Recipes")
126rb - va Recepta de cura plantarum ("Sixteen instructions on the germination and care of crops, mainly concerning trees.
126r Beschwörung der Wünschelrute ("On the bottom is a Divination incantation")
l26va - vb Orakel zur Wahrheitsfidung ("Oracle of Truth")
127ra - 150va Expositio septem psalmorum paenitentialium ("The explanation of the seven psalms of penance")
150vb De legitimis heredibus ("On lawful inheritance")
156va Regulae recte vivendi


Folio 123v
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Additional Resources


  1. Jens P. Kleinau. "1418 Modus Dimicandi Magistri H. Beringois of the Ms. G.B.f.18.a". Hans Talhoffer ~ A Historical Martial Arts blog by Jens P. Kleinau, 09 July 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2015.

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