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Hans Medel Fechtbuch (Cod.I.6.2º.5)

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Hans Medel Fechtbuch
Cod.I.6.2º.5, Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg
Augsburg, Germany

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Also known as Sigmund Schining Fechtbuch
Type
Date ca. 1539, 1552, etc.
Place of origin Augsburg, Germany
Language(s) Early New High German
Author(s)
Compiled by Paulus Hector Mair (ca. 1560)
Illustrated by
Material Paper, in a modern leather
binding
Size 52 folia
Format Double-sided; text with
scattered illustrations
Script Bastarda
External data Library catalog entry
Images
Other translations Magyar fordítás

The Hans Medel Fechtbuch (Cod.I.6.2º.5) is a 16th century German manuscript compiled by Paulus Hector Mair some time after 1566.[1] It currently rests in the holdings of the Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg in Augsburg, Germany. The manuscript is a compilation of several older documents, including records from the Augsburg fencing guilds and a fencing manual that was probably created by a student or admirer of one Master Hans Medel of Salzburg. At the end are twelve prints of fencers and wrestlers by Dirck Coornhert, based on drawings by the Dutch artist Maarten van Heemskerck and apparently printed in 1552.[2]

Hans Medel's section, written in 1539,[3] consists of the master's modified presentation of the teachings of Johannes Liechtenauer, which takes the form of a sort of "updated version" of Sigmund ain Ringeck's own treatise. The manuscript also includes a section on fighting from "seven stances", which appears to be Medel's own unique contribution to the art. The art in Medel's segment is very similar to the paintings Mair would later commission for his own manuscripts, and may have been the inspiration for them.

A final note of interest about this text is that it mentions Master Hans Seydenfaden von Erfurt twice, a name that also appears on Paulus Kal's roll of the Fellowship of Liechtenauer[4] and a master from whom no treatise is known to survive. This may indicate that Hans Medel possessed some of his writings that have since been lost, or perhaps that Medel traced his lineage through Seydenfaden and received some of the master's teachings through an oral tradition.

Provenance

Contents

1r - 5v
7r - 20r
20v
21r - 36v Gloss of Johannes Liechtenauer's Recital on long sword fencing by Hans Medel
37r - 42v Long sword by Hans Medel
43r
43v - 49r Fechter & Ringer by Maarten van Heemskerck

Gallery

Fencing Guild Records

Front Cover
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Inside Cover
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Folio Ir
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Folio Iv
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Folio IIr
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Folio IIv
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Folio 1r
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Folio 1v
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Folio 2r
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Folio 2v
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Folio 3r
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Folio 3v
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Folio 4r
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Folio 4v
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Folio 5r
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Folio 5v
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Folio 6r
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Folio 6v
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Folio 7r
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Folio 7v
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Folio 8r
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Folio 8v
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Folio 9r
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Folio 9v
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Folio 10r
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Folio 10v
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Folio 11r
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Folio 11v
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Folio 13r
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Folio 14r
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Folio 15r
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Folio 15v
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Folio 16r
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Folio 18r
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Folio 19r
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Hans Medel von Salzburg

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Folio 33r
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Folio 37r
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Folio 40r
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Folio 41r
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Folio 42r
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Maarten van Heemskerck

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Folio 43v
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Folio 44r
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Folio 44v
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Folio 45r
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Folio 48r
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Folio 48v
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Folio 49r
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Folio 51r
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Folio 51v
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Inside Cover
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Back Cover
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Additional Resources

References

  1. The final year of the record ending on folio 20r.
  2. Internally dated on folio 43r.
  3. Internally dated on folio 21r.
  4. The Fellowship of Liechtenauer is recorded in three versions of Paulus Kal's treatise: MS 1825 (1460s), Cgm 1570 (ca. 1470), and MS KK5126 (1480s).

Copyright and License Summary

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Images Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg
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Translation
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Transcription Olivier Dupuis, Anton Kohutovič, Andreas Engström, Christian Trosclair Index:Hans Medel Fechtbuch (Cod.I.6.2º.5)
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