This is the transcription of one of six surviving manuscripts by
the fencing master Hans Talhoffer.
It is located in the count's
palace of Königseggwald with the
number Hs. XIX, 17–3. It is an illustrated
manuscript and offers only very
little text – just
like the other Talhoffer codices.
I cannot show the images
this is a text-only
The manuscript is not dated and it is rather difficult to integrate
it into a certain timeframe (cf.
Hans-Peter Hils, Meister Johann
Liechtenauers Kunst des langen
Schwertes, p. 70 ff.). According
to Hils, it was created after
1446, but before the Copenhagen
codex from 1459 (Thott 290 2°). The manuscript is a contract
work for Junker Leutold von Königsegg who is documented between
the years of 1446 and 1473.
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
or other special characters remain mostly intact - considering the
restraints of internet typography.
Rainer Leng (Compiler): Katalog der
Handschriften des Mittelalters,
Band 4/2, Lieferung 1/2 – 38.
Fecht- und Ringbücher. C. H.
Beck’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 2008
Hans-Peter Hils: Meister Johann Liechtenauers
Kunst des langen Schwertes.
Dierk Hagedorn, March 2010