Jud Lew

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Jud Lew
Born before ca. 1440s
Died date of death unknown
Occupation Fencing master
Ethnicity Jewish
Movement Liechtenauer Tradition
Genres Fencing manual
Wrestling manual
Language Early New High German
Manuscript(s)
First Printed
English Edition
Tobler, 2010
Wiktenauer
Compilation by
Michael Chidester
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Jud Lew was a 15th century German fencing master. His name signifies that he was Jewish, and some sources state that he was baptized Christian. For unknown reasons, possibly because he was still alive at the time, he was not included in Paulus Kal's 1462 list of the members of the Society of Liechtenauer.

Lew is often erroneously credited with authoring the Cod.I.6.4º.3, a compilation of various fencing treatises created in the 1450s. In fact, he only wrote a single section of that book, a gloss of Johannes Liechtenauer's epitome on mounted fencing. The some versions of Martin Huntfeltz's treatise on armored fencing are also attributed to Lew, but this seems to be an error.

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