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Oplodidaskalia sive Armorvm Tractandorvm Meditatio Alberti Dvreri (Cod.1246)

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Οπλοδιδασκαλια sive Armorvm Tractandorvm Meditatio Alberti Dvreri
Location unknown
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WiktenauerLeng
WierschinHils13
Type
Date ca. 1600s
Language(s) Early New High German
Scribe(s) Unknown
Author(s)
Illustrated by Hans Brosamer (?)
Material Paper, in a modern leather binding
Size 181 folia
Format Double-sided; three illustrations per side, with text alongside
Script Bastarda
Exemplar(s)
Previously kept Universitätsbibliothek Breslau, Wrocław, Poland

Οπλοδιδασκαλια sive Armorvm Tractandorvm Meditatio Alberti Dvreri ("Weapon Training, or Albrecht Dürer's Meditation on the Handling of Weapons", Codex 1246) is a 17th century German fencing manual including a variety of content. Dörnhöffer's 1910 edition places the manuscript at the Universitätsbibliothek Breslau in what is now Wrocław, Poland; it was lost during World War II, and its current location is unknown. Based on Dörnhöffer's analysis, it seems that this manuscript is a compilation of Albrecht Dürer's 1512 fencing manual, selections from Christian Egenolff's Der Altenn Fechter anfengliche kunst, and sundry other items.

Provenance

Contents

This table of contents is extrapolated from Dörnhöffer's analysis of the manuscript. Any mistakes are probably due to a lack of clarity in either his description or the translation from German to English.

Folio Section
1r - 3v Front matter
4r - 14v Longsword teachings by Andre Paurñfeyndt via Egenolff
15r Diagram of anatomy of the longsword
22r - 81v Grappling teachings from the Nuremberg tradition via Albrecht Dürer
82r - 85v Dagger, Messer, and longsword teachings from the Nuremberg tradition via Albrecht Dürer
86r - 104v Various teachings from Der Altern Fechter
110r - 122v Messer teachings from Der Altern Fechter
148r - 181v Unclear based on Dörnhöffer's description

Gallery

Folio 1r (?)
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Folio 22r
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Folio 22v
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Folio 91r
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Folio 91v
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References