Wiktenauer logo.png

Fechtbuch zu Ross und zu Fuss (MS Var.82)

From Wiktenauer
Jump to: navigation, search
Fechtbuch zu Ross und zu Fuss
MS Var.82, Universitätsbibliothek Rostock
Rostock, Germany

MS Var.82 004v.png
MS Var.82 005r.png
Title page (ff 4v-5r)
Type Fencing manual
Date ca. 1570
Place of origin Strasbourg, Germany (?)
Language(s) Early New High German
Compiled by Unknown
Dedicated to Heinrich, Graf von Eberst
Size 124 folia
Format Double-sided
External data Library catalog entry
Images Digital scans (1800x2400)

Fechtbuch zu Ross und zu Fuss ("Manual on Fencing, on Horse and on Foot"; MS Var[ia] 82) is a German fencing manual created in the 1560s and acquired by Joachim Meyer some time before 1570.[1] The original currently rests in the holdings of the Universitätsbibliothek Rostock in Rostock, Germany. Like many manuscripts from the previous century, the MS Var. 82 contains an assortment of older treatises from the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer; perhaps the most significant portion is the notes that Meyer added to the front and back, including an outline for adapting the traditional German Messer teachings (exemplified in the writings of Johannes Lecküchner) to the newly-popular side sword.

Much of the older content seems to have been sourced from a manuscript similar to Codex I.6.4º.3, perhaps the one from which that manuscript was also copied. The two notable exceptions to this are Sigmund ain Ringeck's glosa, which do not match any other extant version and contain clues to the nature of the lost original, and an anonymous multiweapon treatise toward the back which also appears in the compilations of Paulus Hector Mair, but whose origins are completely unknown.

One final note of interest about this manuscript is that it mentions a Master Pegnitzer,[2] a name that also appears on Paulus Kal's roll of the Fellowship of Liechtenauer[3] and a master from whom no treatise is known to survive. The name is mentioned in reference to a device of the poleaxe, which might indicate the subject of his teachings.



1r - 5r Notes on striking by Joachim Meyer
6r - 13v Gloss of Liechtenauer's Recital on long sword fencing by Sigmund ain Ringeck (fragmentary)
13v - 39v Gloss of Liechtenauer's Recital on long sword fencing by Jud Lew
39v - 41r Recital on long sword fencing by Martin Syber
41r - 58r, 75v Gloss of Liechtenauer's Recital on mounted fencing by Jud Lew
58r - 67r Short sword fencing and grappling by Martin Huntfeltz (attributed to Jud Lew)
67r - 74v Short sword fencing by Andre Liegniczer (attributed to Martin Huntfeltz)
74v - 75r Recital on short sword fencing by Johannes Liechtenauer
76r - 90r Anonymous devices of dagger
90r - 96v
97r - 98r Sword and Buckler by Andre Liegniczer
98r - 110r Gloss of Liechtenauer's Recital on short sword fencing by Sigmund ain Ringeck (disordered)
111r - 122v,
123r - 127r
Rapier by Joachim Meyer


Images hosted by the Universitätsbibliothek Rostock.

Front Cover
MS Var.82 Cover 1.png
Inside Cover
MS Var.82 Cover 2.png
MS Var.82 Ir.png
MS Var.82 Iv.png
Folio 1r
MS Var.82 001r.png
Folio 1v
MS Var.82 001v.png
Folio 2r
MS Var.82 002r.png
Folio 2v
MS Var.82 002v.png
Folio 3r
MS Var.82 003r.png
Folio 3v
MS Var.82 003v.png
Folio 4r
MS Var.82 004r.png
Folio 4v
MS Var.82 004v.png
Folio 5r
MS Var.82 005r.png
Folio 5v
MS Var.82 005v.png
Folio 6r
MS Var.82 006r.png
Folio 6v
MS Var.82 006v.png
Folio 7r
MS Var.82 007r.png
Folio 7v
MS Var.82 007v.png
Folio 8r
MS Var.82 008r.png
Folio 8v
MS Var.82 008v.png
Folio 9r
MS Var.82 009r.png
Folio 9v
MS Var.82 009v.png
Folio 10r
MS Var.82 010r.png
Folio 10v
MS Var.82 010v.png
Folio 11r
MS Var.82 011r.png
Folio 11v
MS Var.82 011v.png
Folio 12r
MS Var.82 012r.png
Folio 12v
MS Var.82 012v.png
Folio 13r
MS Var.82 013r.png
Folio 13v
MS Var.82 013v.png
Folio 14r
MS Var.82 014r.png
Folio 14v
MS Var.82 014v.png
Folio 15r
MS Var.82 015r.png
Folio 15v
MS Var.82 015v.png
Folio 16r
MS Var.82 016r.png
Folio 16v
MS Var.82 016v.png
Folio 17r
MS Var.82 017r.png
Folio 17v
MS Var.82 017v.png
Folio 18r
MS Var.82 018r.png
Folio 18v
MS Var.82 018v.png
Folio 19r
MS Var.82 019r.png
Folio 19v
MS Var.82 019v.png
Folio 20r
MS Var.82 020r.png
Folio 20v
MS Var.82 020v.png
Folio 21r
MS Var.82 021r.png
Folio 21v
MS Var.82 021v.png
Folio 22r
MS Var.82 022r.png
Folio 22v
MS Var.82 022v.png
Folio 23r
MS Var.82 023r.png
Folio 23v
MS Var.82 023v.png
Folio 24r
MS Var.82 024r.png
Folio 24v
MS Var.82 024v.png
Folio 25r
MS Var.82 025r.png
Folio 25v
MS Var.82 025v.png
Folio 26r
MS Var.82 026r.png
Folio 26v
MS Var.82 026v.png
Folio 27r
MS Var.82 027r.png
Folio 27v
MS Var.82 027v.png
Folio 28r
MS Var.82 028r.png
Folio 28v
MS Var.82 028v.png
Folio 29r
MS Var.82 029r.png
Folio 29v
MS Var.82 029v.png
Folio 30r
MS Var.82 030r.png
Folio 30v
MS Var.82 030v.png
Folio 31r
MS Var.82 031r.png
Folio 31v
MS Var.82 031v.png
Folio 32r
MS Var.82 032r.png
Folio 32v
MS Var.82 032v.png
Folio 33r
MS Var.82 033r.png
Folio 33v
MS Var.82 033v.png
Folio 34r
MS Var.82 034r.png
Folio 34v
MS Var.82 034v.png
Folio 35r
MS Var.82 035r.png
Folio 35v
MS Var.82 035v.png
Folio 36r
MS Var.82 036r.png
Folio 36v
MS Var.82 036v.png
Folio 37r
MS Var.82 037r.png
Folio 37v
MS Var.82 037v.png
Folio 38r
MS Var.82 038r.png
Folio 38v
MS Var.82 038v.png
Folio 39r
MS Var.82 039r.png
Folio 39v
MS Var.82 039v.png
Folio 40r
MS Var.82 040r.png
Folio 40v
MS Var.82 040v.png
Folio 41r
MS Var.82 041r.png
Folio 41v
MS Var.82 041v.png
Folio 42r
MS Var.82 042r.png
Folio 42v
MS Var.82 042v.png
Folio 43r
MS Var.82 043r.png
Folio 43v
MS Var.82 043v.png
Folio 44r
MS Var.82 044r.png
Folio 44v
MS Var.82 044v.png
Folio 45r
MS Var.82 045r.png
Folio 45v
MS Var.82 045v.png
Folio 46r
MS Var.82 046r.png
Folio 46v
MS Var.82 046v.png
Folio 47r
MS Var.82 047r.png
Folio 47v
MS Var.82 047v.png
Folio 48r
MS Var.82 048r.png
Folio 48v
MS Var.82 048v.png
Folio 49r
MS Var.82 049r.png
Folio 49v
MS Var.82 049v.png
Folio 50r
MS Var.82 050r.png
Folio 50v
MS Var.82 050v.png
Folio 51r
MS Var.82 051r.png
Folio 51v
MS Var.82 051v.png
Folio 52r
MS Var.82 052r.png
Folio 52v
MS Var.82 052v.png
Folio 53r
MS Var.82 053r.png
Folio 53v
MS Var.82 053v.png
Folio 54r
MS Var.82 054r.png
Folio 54v
MS Var.82 054v.png
Folio 55r
MS Var.82 055r.png
Folio 55v
MS Var.82 055v.png
Folio 56r
MS Var.82 056r.png
Folio 56v
MS Var.82 056v.png
Folio 57r
MS Var.82 057r.png
Folio 57v
MS Var.82 057v.png
Folio 58r
MS Var.82 058r.png
Folio 58v
Folio 59r
Folio 59v
Folio 60r
Folio 60v
Folio 61r
Folio 61v
Folio 62r
Folio 62v
Folio 63r
Folio 63v
Folio 64r
Folio 64v
Folio 65r
Folio 65v
Folio 66r
Folio 66v
Folio 67r
Folio 67v
Folio 68r
Folio 68v
Folio 69r
Folio 69v
Folio 70r
Folio 70v
Folio 71r
Folio 71v
Folio 72r
Folio 72v
Folio 73r
Folio 73v
Folio 74r
Folio 74v
MS Var.82 074v.png
Folio 75r
MS Var.82 075r.png
Folio 75v
MS Var.82 075v.png
Folio 76r
Folio 76v
Folio 77r
Folio 77v
Folio 78r
Folio 78v
Folio 79r
Folio 79v
Folio 80r
Folio 80v
Folio 81r
Folio 81v
Folio 82r
MS Var.82 082r.png
Folio 82v
Folio 83r
Folio 83v
Folio 84r
Folio 84v
Folio 85r
Folio 85v
Folio 86r
MS Var.82 086r.png
Folio 86v
MS Var.82 086v.png
Folio 87r
Folio 87v
Folio 88r
Folio 88v
Folio 89r
MS Var.82 089r.png
Folio 89v
MS Var.82 089v.png
Folio 90r
MS Var.82 090r.png
Folio 90v
MS Var.82 090v.png
Folio 91r
MS Var.82 091r.png
Folio 91v
MS Var.82 091v.png
Folio 92r
MS Var.82 092r.png
Folio 92v
MS Var.82 092v.png
Folio 93r
MS Var.82 093r.png
Folio 93v
MS Var.82 093v.png
Folio 94r
MS Var.82 094r.png
Folio 94v
MS Var.82 094v.png
Folio 95r
MS Var.82 095r.png
Folio 95v
MS Var.82 095v.png
Folio 96r
MS Var.82 096r.png
Folio 96v
MS Var.82 096v.png
Folio 97r
MS Var.82 097r.png
Folio 97v
MS Var.82 097v.png
Folio 98r
MS Var.82 098r.png
Folio 98v
MS Var.82 098v.png
Folio 99r
MS Var.82 099r.png
Folio 99v
MS Var.82 099v.png
Folio 100r
MS Var.82 100r.png
Folio 100v
MS Var.82 100v.png
Folio 101r
MS Var.82 101r.png
Folio 101v
MS Var.82 101v.png
Folio 102r
MS Var.82 102r.png
Folio 102v
MS Var.82 102v.png
Folio 103r
MS Var.82 103r.png
Folio 103v
MS Var.82 103v.png
Folio 104r
MS Var.82 104r.png
Folio 104v
MS Var.82 104v.png
Folio 105r
MS Var.82 105r.png
Folio 105v
MS Var.82 105v.png
Folio 106r
MS Var.82 106r.png
Folio 106v
MS Var.82 106v.png
Folio 107r
MS Var.82 107r.png
Folio 107v
MS Var.82 107v.png
Folio 108r
MS Var.82 108r.png
Folio 108v
MS Var.82 108v.png
Folio 109r
MS Var.82 109r.png
Folio 109v
MS Var.82 109v.png
Folio 110r
MS Var.82 110r.png
Folio 110v
MS Var.82 110v.png
Folio 111r
Folio 111v
Folio 112r
Folio 112v
Folio 113r
Folio 113v
Folio 114r
Folio 114v
Folio 115r
Folio 115v
Folio 116r
Folio 116v
Folio 117r
Folio 117v
Folio 118r
Folio 118v
Folio 119r
Folio 119v
Folio 120r
Folio 120v
Folio 121r
Folio 121v
Folio 122r
Folio 122v
Folio 123r
MS Var.82 123r.png
Folio 123v
Folio 124r
Folio 124v
Folio 125r
Folio 125v
Folio 126r
Folio 126v
Folio 127r
Folio 127v
Folio 128r
Folio 128v
Folio 129r
Folio 129v
Inside Cover
Back Cover
Alt. Cover
Alt. Cover

Additional Resources


  1. The only date, 1570, is given on folio 123 (between the first and second sections of Meyer's rapier text); the rest of the manuscript shows a few different hands and was likely compiled prior to its acquisition by Meyer. See Joachim Meyer. The Art of Combat. A German Martial Arts Treatise of 1570. Trans. Jeffrey L. Forgeng. London: Frontline Books, 2014. pp 32-33.
  2. See folio 94r.
  3. The Fellowship of Liechtenauer is recorded in three versions of Paulus Kal's treatise: MS 1825 (1460s), Cgm 1570 (ca. 1470), and MS KK5126 (1480s).
  4. Unleserliche Einfügung. Illegible insertion.

Copyright and License Summary

For further information, including transcription and translation notes, see the discussion page.

Work Author(s) Source License
Images Universitätsbibliothek Rostock Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Viewer
Public Domain.png
Transcription Dierk Hagedorn Index:Fechtbuch zu Ross und zu Fuss (MS Var.82)