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Ringer Kunst (Fabian von Auerswald)
|Ringer Kunst: funf und achtzig stücke|
|The Art of Wrestling: Eighty-Five Devices|
|Author(s)||Fabian von Auerswald|
|Illustrated by||Lucas Cranach the Elder|
|Dedicated to||John Frederick, Elector of Saxony|
|Place of origin||Wittemberg, Germany|
|Language||Early New High German|
|Publication date||1539, 1669|
Digital scans (1539)
Ringer kunst: funf und Achtzig Stücke ("The Art of Wrestling: Eighty-Five Devices") is a German wrestling manual written in 1537 by Fabian von Auerswald. It was illustrated in the workshop of noted artist Lucas Cranach and printed in Wittemberg by Hans Lufft in 1539. One of the earliest printed treatises on wrestling, the book includes lucid descriptions and detailed illustrations of all of its 85 devices.
Ringer kunst was first printed 1539 in Wittenberg by Hans Lufft; it included 86 prints from the workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder. In 1869, a second edition was produced by Karl Wassmannsdorff and printed in Leipzig by G. A. Schmidt.
Some time after the first printing in 1539, a manuscript copy with extensive annotations through the first half was produced by an unknown scribe (the 2º Col.MS.Philos.62).
Auerswald's plays and Cranach's illustrations formed the foundation of Paulus Hector Mair's treatment of wrestling in his fencing compendia of the 1540s-50s, though his actual text was largely replaced by longer sequences of techniques.
|Ir - IIIr||Introduction by Fabian von Auerswald|
|1 - 82||Grappling by Fabian von Auerswald|
|84 - 91||"Grappling in the pit" by Fabian von Auerswald|
- Ott Jud; Dürer, Albrecht; Auerswald, Fabian von; Petter, Nicolaes; Paschen, Johann. Chronik alter Kampfkünste: Zeichnungen und Texte aus Schriften alter Meister entstanden 1443-1674. Weinmann, 2003. ISBN 978-3878920311
- Turya, Petr. Ringen the wrestling art of Fabian von Auerswald. Self-published, 2021.
- Wassmannsdorff, Karl. Die Ringer-Kunst des Fabian von Auerswald. Leipzig: Priber, 1869.
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|Images||Lucas Cranach the Elder||Österreichische Nationalbibliothek|
|Transcription||Keith P. Myers and Ingulf Kohlweiss||Index:Ringer Kunst (Fabian von Auerswald)|