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Fechtbuch eines ungenannten Studenten (Cod.Guelf.264.23.Extrav.)

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Fechtbuch eines ungenannten Studenten
Cod.Guelf.264.23.Extrav., Herzog-August Bibliothek
Wolfenbüttel, Germany

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First title page (ff 1v-2r)
Type Fencing manual
Date 1657
Place of origin Sorø, Denmark
Language(s) New High German
Author(s) anonymous student
Material Paper
Size 47 folia
Format Double-sided
Script Cursive
External data Museum catalog entry
Treatise scans Digital scans (2000x2400)

Fechtbuch eines ungenannten Studenten ("Fechtbuch by an Unnamed Student"; Codex Guelf 264.23 Extravagantes) is a German fencing manual created in 1657. The original currently rests in the holdings of the Herzog-August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. The anonymous author attended the Ritterakademie in Sorø, Denmark in or before 1657, and seems to have been a student of Hans Wilhelm Schöffer von Dietz.

This manuscript is very unusual in that it presents fencing teachings from the perspective of the student learning them rather than a master offering instruction.



Folio Contents
1r - 2v Anonymous flag-waving techniques
3r - 4v Blank
5r - 11r Anonymous rapier techniques
11v - 17v Blank
18r - 31r Anonymous rapier techniques
31v - 34v Blank
35r - 46r Anonymous rapier and dagger techniques
47rv Instructions for a game by Duke Christian Augusts


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