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Der Kůnstliche Fechter (Theodori Verolini)

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Der Kůnstliche Fechter
The Artful Fencer
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Title page of the 1679 edition
Author(s) Theodori Verolini
Illustrated by Unknown
Place of origin Würzburg, Germany
Language New High German
Publisher Joann Bencard
Publication date 1679
Pages 264
Treatise scans Digital scans (1679)

Der Kůnstliche Fechter ("The Artful Fencer") is a German fencing manual written by Theodori Verolini and initially printed in 1679. Verolini's treatise contains teachings on the long sword, dussack, and rapier that seem to be derived from the earlier work of Joachim Meÿer or Jakob Sutor, as well as a complete repetition of the 1674 grappling treatise of Nicolaes Petter.

Publication History

Der Kůnstliche Fechter was first printed in 1679 by Würzburg publisher Joann Bencard. This seems to have been its only printing, but book 4 is a reprint of Joann Christoph Widenmann's 1675 printing of Nicolaes Petter's 1674 wrestling manual Klare Onderrichtinge der Voortreffelijke Worstel-Konst.


Book 1 Long sword by Theodori Verolini
Book 2 Dussack by Theodori Verolini
Book 3 Rapier by Theodori Verolini
Book 4 Grappling by Nicolaes Petter


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Copyright and License Summary

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Work Author(s) Source License
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Transcription András Berki Historical European Martial Arts Coalition