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Hugold Behr's Fechtbuch (MS Var.83)

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Hugold Behr's Fechtbuch
MS Var.83, Universitätsbibliothek Rostock
Rostock, Germany
MS Var.83 01r.png
Type Fencing manual
Date Mid-16th century
Language(s) Early New High German
Author(s) Unknown
Scribe(s) Unknown
Patron Hugold Behr
Material Paper
Size 51 folia (200 mm × 160 mm)
Format Double-sided; text with
scattered illustrations
Script Cursive
External data Library catalog entry
Treatise scans Digital scans

The MS Varia 83 is an anonymous 16th century German fencing manual created some time before 1573.[1] The original currently rests in the holdings of the Universitätsbibliothek Rostock in Rostock, Germany. It was previously owned by Hugold Behr the Elder, from whom it takes its name, but wasn't written by him.



1r - 39r Anonymous sword and dagger treatise
40v - 51r Illustrations of human figures


Additional Resources


  1. Bauer, Matthias Johannes. "The Fight Book of Hugold Behr: A Late Sixteenth-Century Fight Book in Comparative Perspective". Acta Periodica Duellatorum 8(1). 2020. pp 89-90

Copyright and License Summary

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Transcription Index:Hugold Behr's Fechtbuch (MS Var.83)