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Falkner Turnierbuch

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Falkner Turnierbuch
Presumed destroyed
Date ca. 1500
Place of origin Unknown
Language(s) Early New High German
Author(s) Peter Falkner
Previously kept Strasbourg City Archive
Identified Christian Trosclair

The Falkner Turnierbuch was a German fencing manual authored by Peter Falkner, probably created around the turn of the 16th century. The original was previously held by the Strasbourg City Archive and likely destroyed, along with virtually all of the books in the Archive, by Prussian bombardment during the Siege of Strasbourg in 1870. It is mentioned in several texts between 1698 and 1784, the last of which is a dictionary which includes 94 quotations from the manuscript as examples of word usage.[1] Olivier Dupuis notes that the manuscript could have been removed from the Archive between the last mention in 1784 and the Siege of Strasbourg in 1870 (such as during the French Revolution), but there's no way to know short of coming upon it in a different collection.



Gloss of Liechtenauer's Recital on mounted fencing by Pseudo-Peter von Danzig
Gloss of Liechtenauer's Recital on short sword fencing by Pseudo-Peter von Danzig
Unidentified armored teachings
Messer by Johannes Lecküchner
Wrestling related to the treatise of Ott Jud
Unidentified sword teachings
Gloss of Liechtenauer's Recital on long sword fencing by Pseudo-Peter von Danzig
Additional teachings typically attributed to Jörg Wilhalm


Additional Resources

The following is a list of publications containing scans, transcriptions, and translations relevant to this article, as well as published peer-reviewed research.



  1. Scherz, Johann Georg. Johannis Georgii Scherzii J.U.D. et P.P. argentoratensis Glossarium germanicum medii aevi potissimum dialecti suevicae edidit illustravit supplevit Jeremias Jacobus Oberlinus, phil. D. et P.P. argentoratensis. Strasbourg: Lorenzii et Schuleri, 1781-84.

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Work Author(s) Source License
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Transcription Johann Georg Scherz, Christian Trosclair
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