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Paulus Kal Fechtbuch (MS Chart.B.1021)
|Paulus Kal Fechtbuch|
|MS Chart.B.1021, Forschungsbibliothek Erfurt/Gotha|
|Language(s)||Early New High German|
|Material||Paper, with a modern binding|
|Size||68 folia (200 mm x 147 mm)|
|Format||Double-sided; one illustration per side|
|Exemplar(s)||MS 1825 (1458 - 1467)|
The MS Chart.B.1021 is a German fencing manual based on the works of Paulus Kal, probably created in ca. 1542. The original currently rests in the holdings of the Universitäts- und Forschungsbibliothek Erfurt/Gotha in Gotha, Germany.
Kal's treatise consists of a partial redaction of the writings of Johannes Liechtenauer on Kampffechten, Roßfechten, and Bloßfechten, as well as Kal's own teachings on a variety of other weapons. It differs from the works of other followers of Liechtenauer in that instead of offering extensive glosses of the high master's verses, Kal explains them with detailed illustrations. This manuscript appears to be an inferior, text-less copy of the Cgm 1507 (the principal copy of Kal's work).
|1v - 2r||Preface by Paulus Kal|
|3v - 13r||Mounted fencing by Paulus Kal|
|14v - 17r||Armored poleaxe by Paulus Kal|
|17v - 29r||Armored fencing by Paulus Kal|
|29v - 46r||Recital on long sword by Johannes Liechtenauer (fragment)|
|47r - 48v||Messer by Paulus Kal|
|50r - 54v||Dagger by Paulus Kal|
|55r - 63r||Grappling by Paulus Kal|
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|Transcription||Index:Paulus Kal Fechtbuch (MS Chart.B.1021)|