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{{Infobox manuscript
 
{{Infobox manuscript
 
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| name             = [[name::Codex Amberger]]
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| name               = [[name::Codex Amberger]]
| location         = Amberger Collection<br/>Towson, Maryland{{#set: museum=Amberger Collection }}
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| location           = Amberger Collection<br/>Towson, Maryland{{#set: museum=Amberger Collection }}
 
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| image             = File:Cod.Amberger 14r.jpg
| width           = 225px
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| width             = 225px
| caption         = ''Anbinden auch ettwan der schnitt'' (folio 14r)
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| caption           = ''Anbinden auch ettwan der schnitt'' (folio 14r)
 
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| Index number     = [[WI::—]]
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| Index number       = [[WI::—]]
| Wierschin's catalog=[[WC::—]]
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| Wierschin's catalog= [[WC::—]]
| Hils' catalog   = [[HK::—]]
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| Hils' catalog     = [[HK::—]]
| Beck catalog     = [[BC::38.9.2]]
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| Beck catalog       = [[BC::38.9.2]]
| Also known as   =  
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| Also known as     =  
| Type             = {{plainlist | [[type::Fencing manual]] | [[type::Wrestling manual]] }}
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| Type               = {{plainlist | [[type::Fencing manual]] | [[type::Wrestling manual]] }}
| Date             = ca. [[year::1550s]]
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| Date               = ca. [[year::1550s]]
| Place of origin =  
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| Place of origin   =  
| Language(s)     = [[language::Early New High German]]
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| Language(s)       = [[language::Early&nbsp;New&nbsp;High&nbsp;German]]
| Scribe(s)       =  
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| Scribe(s)         =  
| Author(s)       = Unknown
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| Author(s)         = Unknown
| Compiled by     =  
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| Compiled by       =  
| Illuminated by   = Unknown
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| Illuminated by     = Unknown
| Patron           =  
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| Patron             =  
| Dedicated to     =  
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| Dedicated to       =  
 
<!----------Form and content---------->
 
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| Material         = Paper, bound in 1840
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| Material           = Paper, bound in 1840
| Size             = 16 [[folia]]
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| Size               = 16 [[folia]]
| Format           = Single-sided; one illustration per page,<br/>with scattered text
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| Format             = Single-sided; one illustration per <br/>page,with scattered text
| Condition       =  
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| Condition         =  
| Script           = [[script::Bastarda]]
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| Script             = [[script::Bastarda]]
| Contents         =  
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| Illumination(s) =  
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| Illumination(s)   =  
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| Additions         =  
| Exemplar(s)     =  
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| Exemplar(s)       =  
| Previously kept =  
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| Previously kept   =  
| Discovered       =  
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| Discovered         =  
| Website         =  
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| Website           =  
| Images           = [http://fencingclassics.wordpress.com/?s=codex+amberger Digital scans] (varies)
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| Images             = [http://fencingclassics.wordpress.com/?s=codex+amberger Digital scans] (varies)
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'''Codex Amberger''' is a [[nationality::German]] [[fencing manual]] probably created in the mid 1500s.<ref>According to its 1840 binding it dates to 1512, but this doesn't fit with the timeline suggested by the content of the manuscript.</ref>. The original currently rests in the private collection of the J. Christoph Amberger in Towson, MD (USA). The manuscript is a fragment, containing only nine plays of wrestling, three of messer, and one each of dagger, longsword, and staff. It has no consistent foliation, and was probably originally part a larger work.<ref>J. Christoph Amberger. "[http://fencingclassics.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/two-handed-sword-germany-c-1550/ Two-handed Sword; Germany, c. 1550]". ''Fencing Classics''. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2010.</ref> Based on the images released thus far, the manuscript seems to be largely a copy of [[Christian Egenolff]]'s 1530s fencing anthology ''[[Der Altenn Fechter anfengliche kunst (Christian Egenolff)|Der Altenn Fechter anfengliche kunst]]''. A few of the images may instead be related to the manuscripts of [[Paulus Hector Mair]].
 
'''Codex Amberger''' is a [[nationality::German]] [[fencing manual]] probably created in the mid 1500s.<ref>According to its 1840 binding it dates to 1512, but this doesn't fit with the timeline suggested by the content of the manuscript.</ref>. The original currently rests in the private collection of the J. Christoph Amberger in Towson, MD (USA). The manuscript is a fragment, containing only nine plays of wrestling, three of messer, and one each of dagger, longsword, and staff. It has no consistent foliation, and was probably originally part a larger work.<ref>J. Christoph Amberger. "[http://fencingclassics.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/two-handed-sword-germany-c-1550/ Two-handed Sword; Germany, c. 1550]". ''Fencing Classics''. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2010.</ref> Based on the images released thus far, the manuscript seems to be largely a copy of [[Christian Egenolff]]'s 1530s fencing anthology ''[[Der Altenn Fechter anfengliche kunst (Christian Egenolff)|Der Altenn Fechter anfengliche kunst]]''. A few of the images may instead be related to the manuscripts of [[Paulus Hector Mair]].
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! <p>Transcription<br/>by [[Dierk Hagedorn]]</p>
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by [[Dierk Hagedorn]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 23:02, 23 November 2014

Codex Amberger
Amberger Collection
Towson, Maryland
Cod.Amberger 14r.jpg
Anbinden auch ettwan der schnitt (folio 14r)
WiktenauerLeng38.9.2
WierschinHils
Type
Date ca. 1550s
Language(s) Early New High German
Author(s) Unknown
Illustrated by Unknown
Material Paper, bound in 1840
Size 16 folia
Format Single-sided; one illustration per
page,with scattered text
Script Bastarda
Treatise scans Digital scans (varies)

Codex Amberger is a German fencing manual probably created in the mid 1500s.[1]. The original currently rests in the private collection of the J. Christoph Amberger in Towson, MD (USA). The manuscript is a fragment, containing only nine plays of wrestling, three of messer, and one each of dagger, longsword, and staff. It has no consistent foliation, and was probably originally part a larger work.[2] Based on the images released thus far, the manuscript seems to be largely a copy of Christian Egenolff's 1530s fencing anthology Der Altenn Fechter anfengliche kunst. A few of the images may instead be related to the manuscripts of Paulus Hector Mair.

Provenance

Contents

Folio Section
1r - 8r Illustrations of grappling devices
9r - 10r Illustrations of dagger devices
11r - 13r Illustrations of messer based on Johannes Lecküchner
14r Illustration of longsword devices (captioned "Anbinden auch ettwan der schnitt")
15r Illustration of staff devices
15v

Gallery


Cover
Amberger Cover 1.jpg
???
Cod.Amberger 07r.jpg
Folio 8r
Cod.Amberger 08r.jpg
???
Amberger dagger 1.jpg
Folio 11r
Cod.Amberger 11r.jpg
???
Amberger messer 1.jpg
Folio 14r
Cod.Amberger 14r.jpg
Folio 15r
Cod.Amberger 15r.jpg
Folio 15v
Cod.Amberger 15v.jpg

Additional Resources

References

  1. According to its 1840 binding it dates to 1512, but this doesn't fit with the timeline suggested by the content of the manuscript.
  2. J. Christoph Amberger. "Two-handed Sword; Germany, c. 1550". Fencing Classics. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 24 November 2010.