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Talhoffer Fechtbuch (Cod.Guelf.125.16.Extrav.)

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Talhoffer Fechtbuch
Cod.Guelf.125.16.Extrav., Herzog August Bibliothek
Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Cod.Guelf.125.16.Extrav. Cover 2.jpg
Cod.Guelf.125.16.Extrav. Ir.jpg
Folio Ir
Date late 1600s
Language(s) Early New High German
Scribe(s) Unknown
Author(s) Hans Talhoffer
Illustrated by Unknown
Material Paper
Size 46 folia
Format Double-sided, illustrations on
the recto side
Script Cursive
External data Library catalog entry
Images Digital images (1700x2250)

The Codex Guelf 125.16 Extravagantes is a 17th century manuscript assumed to be related to the 2º Col. MS philos. 61 (either an earlier draft or a later copy),[1] a German fencing manual based on treatises by Hans Talhoffer. The original currently rests in the holdings of Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. Aside from the writings of Talhoffer, the work is also significant due to its reference to the MS I.33, to which the scribe appears to have had access.[2]



Ir - 11r Ordnung des Kampffrechts am Landgericht in Franken
13v - 37r44rv Longshield by Hans Talhoffer
38r - 42v Duel Between a Man and a Woman by Hans Talhoffer
43rv Armored fencing by Hans Talhoffer


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Additional Resources


  1. Hils, Hans-Peter. Meister Johann Liechtenauers Kunst des langen Schwertes. Peter Lang, 1985. p134.
  2. See folio 45r; compare MS I.33, folio 26r.

Copyright and License Summary

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Work Author(s) Source License
Images Herzog August Bibliothek Herzog August Bibliothek
Translation Dierk Hagedorn Wiktenauer
Transcription Dierk Hagedorn Index:Talhoffer Fechtbuch (Cod.Guelf.125.16.Extrav.)