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Sciomachia et hoplomachia (MS Dresd.C.15)
|Sciomachia et hoplomachia|
|MS Dresd.C.15, Sächsische Landesbibliothek|
|Author(s)||Heinrich von Gunterrodt|
|Patron||Johann VII of Mecklenberg|
|Format||Double-sided; text with scattered illustrations|
|Treatise scans||Digital scans (1900x1400)|
Sciomachia et hoplomachia ("Unarmed and Armed Combat; MS Dresden C.15) is a German fencing manual created by Heinrich von Gunterrodt in ca. 1579. The original currently rests in the holdings of the Sächsische Landesbibliothek in Dresden, Germany. This manuscript treats grappling, dagger, dussack, poleaxe, side sword (both single and with secondary weapons), and spear. This manuscript seems to have been the basis for Gunterrodt's printed treatise De Veris Principiis Artis Dimicatorie ("On the True Principles of the Art of Fencing"), published the same year.
Gunderrodt refers to this treatise as book one, but any subsequent work he had planned never seems to have appeared.
|1r - 4r||Dedication by Heinrich von Gunterrodt|
|4v - 20v||Preface by Heinrich von Gunterrodt|
|21r - 27v,
61r - 63v
|Grappling by Heinrich von Gunterrodt|
|28r - 31r,
41v - 55r
|Side sword by Heinrich von Gunterrodt|
|31v - 33v||Dussack by Heinrich von Gunterrodt|
|34r - 39r||Long sword and pole weapons by Heinrich von Gunterrodt|
39v - 40v
|Dagger by Heinrich von Gunterrodt|
|55v - 59r||Sword and buckler by Heinrich von Gunterrodt|
|59v - 61r||Double side swords by Heinrich von Gunterrodt|
|63v - 76r||Cutting diagrams by Heinrich von Gunterrodt|
- Gevaert, Bert. The True Principles of Combat: An underestimated martial arts treatise from the 16th century. Freelance Academy Press, 2020. ISBN 978-1-937439-06-4
- Internally dated on folio 4r.
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|Images||Sächsische Landesbibliothek||Sächsische Landesbibliothek|
|Transcription||Index:Sciomachia et hoplomachia (MS Dresd.C.15)|