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Talhoffer Fechtbuch (Cod.Ser.Nov.2978)

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Talhoffer Fechtbuch
Private Collection
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Folio 12r
Also known as Cod.Ser.Nov.2978
Date ca. 1500s
Language(s) Early New High German
Scribe(s) Unknown
Author(s) Hans Talhoffer
Size 137 folia (?)
Format Double-sided; two illustrations
per side, with text above
Script Bastarda (?)
Exemplar(s) Codex Icon 394a (1467)
Previously kept Österreichische Nationalbibliothek,
Vienna, Austria

The Codex Series Nova 2978 was copied in the sixteenth century from the Codex Icon 394a, a German fencing manual created by Hans Talhoffer in 1467. Hils listed it as being held by the Österreichische Nationalbibliothek in Vienna, Austria in 1985, but it has since passed into a private collection.



These are the contents of the 1467 edition, from which this manuscript was copied.

1rv Opening
2r - 35r Long Sword by Hans Talhoffer
35v - 40v Armored fencing by Hans Talhoffer
41r - 53r Poleaxe by Hans Talhoffer
53v - 86r Longshield by Hans Talhoffer
86v - 96v Dagger by Hans Talhoffer
96v - 112r Grappling by Hans Talhoffer
113r - 116v Messer by Hans Talhoffer
117r - 122r Sword and Buckler by Hans Talhoffer
122v - 126v Duel Between a Man and a Woman by Hans Talhoffer
127r - 136v Mounted fencing by Hans Talhoffer


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