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| '''The First'''
 
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Whichever foot stands forward, be bent.<br/>
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Whichever foot stands forward is bowed.<br/>
The hind outstretched decorates the body above
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The hind outstretched supports the body above
 
| '''Die er&#383;t'''
 
| '''Die er&#383;t'''
 
Welcher fu&#383;&#658; forñ &#383;tet &#383;ei pogñ<br/>
 
Welcher fu&#383;&#658; forñ &#383;tet &#383;ei pogñ<br/>
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Fence high with an outstretch body<br/>
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Fence high with an outstretched body<br/>
Position powerfully, drive from the length
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Propel a powerful posture from the length
 
| '''Die Ander'''
 
| '''Die Ander'''
 
Hoch gfochtñ mit g&#383;tracktm͂ leib<br/>
 
Hoch gfochtñ mit g&#383;tracktm͂ leib<br/>
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He who steps after striking<br/>
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Whoever steps after hews,<br/>
Will find no joy in his art
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they permit their art no joy
 
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| '''Die Virt'''
 
Wer trit nach hewen<br/>
 
Wer trit nach hewen<br/>
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In front of the hand is named the long edge.<br/>
 
In front of the hand is named the long edge.<br/>
Seldom suffer a parrying upon the the short
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Seldom suffer a parrying on the the short
 
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| '''Die XI'''
 
Vor der handt hai&#383;t die lang &#383;chneidt<br/>
 
Vor der handt hai&#383;t die lang &#383;chneidt<br/>

Revision as of 02:20, 31 October 2014

Andre Paurñfeyndt
Born 15th century
Died 16th century
Occupation Freifechter
Nationality German
Patron Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg
Movement Liechtenauer Tradition
Influences Johannes Liechtenauer
Influenced
Genres
Language Early New High German
Notable work(s) Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey (1516)
Manuscript(s)
Concordance by Michael Chidester and Jeremiah Smith
Translations Deutsch-Übersetzung

Andre Paurñfeyndt (Paurñfeindt, Paurenfeindt) was a 16th century German Freifechter. He seems to have been a resident of Vienna, although he mentions in his introduction that he served as a bodyguard to Cardinal Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg (1468 - 1540).[1] In 1516, he wrote and published a fencing manual entitled Ergrundung Ritterlicher Kunst der Fechterey ("Founding of the Chivalric Art of Swordplay"), which Sydney Anglo notes may have been the first illustrated work of its kind.[2] Little else is known about the life of this master, but he describes himself as a Freifechter and the contents of his book make it clear that he was associated with the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer. His treatise diverges significantly from the standard teachings of the Liechtenauer tradition, but this may be due to his stated purpose of writing for beginning fencers.

Treatise

Please note that the only text with a complete set of images is the 1516 edition, which we currently do not have permission to publish. This article is illustrated using the remaining three illustrated texts, but following the order laid out in the archetype. The only exception to this is the image on page H2v of the 1516, which is replaced by the three images used in Egenolff's version.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Ott, Michael. "Matthew Lang." The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 8. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910.
  2. Anglo, Sydney. The Martial Arts of Renaissance Europe. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2000. p 46. ISBN 978-0-300-08352-1