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Oplodidaskalia sive Armorvm Tractandorvm Meditatio Alberti Dvreri (Cod.1246)
|Οπλοδιδασκαλια sive Armorvm Tractandorvm Meditatio Alberti Dvreri|
|Date||between 1600 and 1620|
|Language(s)||Early New High German|
|Illustrated by||Hans Brosamer (?)|
|Material||Paper, in a modern leather binding|
|Format||Double-sided; illustrations with text|
|Previously kept||Universitätsbibliothek Breslau, |
Οπλοδιδασκαλια sive Armorvm Tractandorvm Meditatio Alberti Dvreri ("Weapon Training, or Albrecht Dürer's Meditation on the Handling of Weapons", Codex 1246) is German fencing manual created between 1600 and 1620, copied from a variety of earlier sources. Dörnhöffer's 1910 edition places the manuscript at the Universitätsbibliothek Breslau in what is now Wrocław, Poland; it was lost during World War II, and its current location is unknown. Based on Dörnhöffer's analysis, it seems that this manuscript is a compilation of Albrecht Dürer's 1512 fencing manual, selections from Christian Egenolff's Der Altenn Fechter anfengliche kunst, and sundry other items.
This table of contents is extrapolated from Dörnhöffer's analysis of the manuscript. Any mistakes are probably due to a lack of clarity in either his description or the translation from German to English.
|1r - 3v||Front matter|
|4r - 14v||Long sword teachings by Andre Paurñfeyndt via Egenolff|
|15r||Diagram of anatomy of the sword|
|22r - 81v||Grappling teachings from the Nuremberg tradition via Albrecht Dürer|
|82r - 85v||Various teachings from the Nuremberg tradition via Albrecht Dürer|
|86r - 104v||Various teachings from Der Altern Fechter|
|110r - 122v||Messer teachings from Der Altern Fechter|
|148r - 156v||Various teachings from Der Altern Fechter"|
|158r - 168v||"Adeliches Exercitium des Piquenspieß"|
|169r - 180v||Gloss of Liechtenauer's Recital on long sword fencing by pseudo-Peter von Danzig (?)|
Dörnhöffer's edition of the MS 26-232 includes the following sample images from the Codex 1246.
- Dörnhöffer, Friedrich. "Albrecht Dürers Fechtbuch". Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen des Allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses. Vienna: 1909. pp 300-462.
- Dörnhöffer, Friedrich. Albrecht Dürers Fechtbuch. Vienna: F. Tempsky, 1910.
- Dürer, Albrecht and Wassmannsdorff, Karl. Die Ringkunst des deutschen Mittelalters. Liepzig: Priber, 1870.
- Strauss, Walter L. The complete drawings of Albrecht Dürer. New York: Abaris Books, 1974. ISBN 0913870005
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|Transcription||Index:Oplodidaskalia sive Armorvm Tractandorvm Meditatio Alberti Dvreri (Cod.1246)|