Schwabenspiegel Codex (Cgm 558)
|Cgm 558, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek|
ff Iv - 1r
|Place of origin||Toggenburg, Switzerland (?)|
|Language(s)||Early New High German|
|Material||Paper, in a leather binding|
|Format||Double-sided, with red and |
|External data||Library catalog entry|
The Cgm 558 is a 16th century German manuscript compiled in the 1530s. The original currently rests in the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich, Germany. The first hundred folia, dating to ca. 1462, consist of two treatises scribed by a certain Otmar Gossau, the Schwabenspiegel legal code and Landfried König Rudolf. The second section was written by two different scribes; the treatises at the front and back are anonymous, but the segment in the middle was scribed by Hugo Wittenwiler, possibly in ca. 1493, and includes short treatises on fencing with a variety of weapons, grappling, and hunting.
|1r - 94v||Schwabenspiegel|
|94v - 100r||Landfried König Rudolf (1287 AD)|
|101r - 109v||Chronik von Zürich|
|109v - 113r||Chronistische Notizen zur Schweizergeschichte (1385-1446 AD)|
|113r - 124r||Kleine Toggenburger Chronik|
|125r - 130r||Longsword by Hugo Wittenwiller|
|130r||Staff weapons by Hugo Wittenwiller|
|130v - 131r||Mounted fencing by Hugo Wittenwiller|
|131r - 133v||Dagger by Hugo Wittenwiller|
|133v - 136r||Grappling by Hugo Wittenwiller|
|136r - 141r||Teachings on Hunting the Stag by Hugo Wittenwiller|
|141r - 150r||Falconry manual by Hugo Wittenwiller (incomplete)|
|151r - 153r||Planetenverse|
|153r - 160r||Monatsregimen, mit verworfen Tagen|
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- Hull, Jeffrey. "The Fight Book of Hugues Wittenwiller." Masters of Medieval and Renaissance Martial Arts. Boulder, CO: Paladin Press, 2008. ISBN 978-1-58160-668-3
- Dieter Bachmann makes the following comment: "The convolute apparently dates to 1530, so by giving the range 1446–1530 we are on the safe side. Jaquet (2010) gives 1462–1530, the 1462 date presumably taken from the Otmar Gossau manuscript, which however does not necessarily have anything to do with Wittenwiler. But all the content of the convolute clearly predates 1530 by several decades, so that giving a range of 1450–1500 we are still rather safe, with the earlier half of this 50-year range being more likely than the latter."
- According to folio 1r.
- The most likely reading of the garbled date given on folio 140v.
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|Transcription||Dieter Bachmann and Didier de Grenier||Index:Schwabenspiegel Codex (Cgm 558)|