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Work Author(s) Source License
Cgm 1507 Illustrations Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Bayerische Staatsbibliothek
Cod.S.554 Illustrations Zentralbibliothek Solothurn WikiMedia Commons
Translation Michael Chidester Wiktenauer
Translation (Poleaxe) Harrison Ridgeway Private communication
Translation (Questions) Jens P. Kleinau Hans Talhoffer: A Historical Martial Arts blog by Jens P. Kleinau
Translation (Longshield) Christian Henry Tobler Freelance Academy Press
Bologna Transcription Dierk Hagedorn Index:Paulus Kal Fechtbuch (MS 1825)
Munich Transcription Dierk Hagedorn Index:Paulus Kal Fechtbuch (Cgm 1507)
Vienna Transcription Dierk Hagedorn Index:Paulus Kal Fechtbuch (MS KK5126)
Botticino Transcription Index:Paulus Kal Fechtbuch (M.A.M. Kal MS)
Solothurn Transcription Index:Solothurner Fechtbuch (Cod.S.554)
Gotha Transcription Index:Paulus Kal Fechtbuch (MS Chart.B.1021)


Transcriber's notes (Munich Version)

These are the transcription and the translation into Modern German of a manuscript by Paulus Kal. It is dedicated to count palatine Ludwig and was written in the second half of the 15th century. It is kept at the Bayerischen Saatsbibliothek in Munich, and on its website one can have a look at a black-and-white version. Due to copyright restraints I can only present the text passages here; empty pages or those which contain images but no text do not show up here.

The transcription

The transcription tries to follow the original as closely as possible. I have not dissolved the letter "v" in either "u" or "v". Abbreviations, duplication characters remain mostly intact - considering the restraints of internet typography. Further diacritical characterslike the letter "y" with a diaeresis are omitted.

Additionally I want to point to the work of the Gesellschaft für pragmatische Schriftlichkeit who have put an excellent edition about Paulus Kal's manuscripts on their website. Furthermore the American publishing house Chivalry Bookshelf have published a magnificent facsimile edition of the manuscript, edited and commented by Christian Tobler (meanwhile out of print).

Dierk Hagedorn, September 2007

Translator's notes

Removed 'von Mörnsheim' from the preface translation, since that identification is not present in the text. -Tea (2022-03-06)