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Fechtbuch eines ungenannten Studenten (Cod.Guelf.264.23.Extrav.)

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Fechtbuch eines ungenannten Studenten
Cod.Guelf.264.23.Extrav., Herzog August Bibliothek
Wolfenbüttel, Germany

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First title page (ff 1v-2r)
Type Fencing manual
Date 1657
Place of origin Sorø, Denmark
Language(s) New High German
Author(s) anonymous student
Material Paper
Size 47 folia (160 mm × 200 mm)
Format Double-sided
Script Cursive
External data Library catalog entry
Treatise scans Digital scans (2000x2400)

Fechtbuch eines ungenannten Studenten ("Fechtbuch by an Unnamed Student"; Codex Guelf 264.23 Extravagantes) is a German fencing manual created in 1657. The original currently rests in the holdings of the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. The anonymous author attended the Ritterakademie in Sorø, Denmark in or before 1657, and seems to have been a student of either Hans Wilhelm Schöffer or Hans Wilhelm Eller.

This manuscript is very unusual in that it presents fencing teachings from the perspective of the student learning them rather than a master offering instruction.



1r - 2v Anonymous flag-waving techniques
3r - 4v Blank
5r - 11r Anonymous rapier techniques
11v - 17v Blank
18r - 31r Anonymous rapier techniques
31v - 34v Blank
35r - 46r Anonymous rapier and dagger techniques
47rv Instructions for a game by Duke Christian Augusts


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Work Author(s) Source License
Images Herzog August Bibliothek Herzog August Bibliothek
Translation Reinier van Noort, Jan Schäfer HROARR: part 1, part 2
Transcription Jan Schäfer Index:Fechtbuch eines ungenannten Studenten (Cod.Guelf.264.23.Extrav.)