1492 The signum of the Frankfurt fencing masters

On folio 1r in the codex I.6.2°.5 of the Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg we find a date by a year number "1491" and the title "Memmorj der Maister dess Lanngen schwerts jnn Franckffurt etc." ("chronicle of the Masters of the Long Sword in Frankfurt"). But the most remarkable is the symbol on this page, which looks like a very special key (link to … Continue reading 1492 The signum of the Frankfurt fencing masters

The Marxbrüder chronicle from the Cod.I.6.2o.5 and other sources

The book of 1539 of Sigmund Schining (found here: Cod.I.6.2o.5 - Medienserver der Universität Augsburg ) contains the Augsburger Fechtordnung 1v-5v, and Frankfurter Fechtordnung 6v-20v. These chapter book were transcribed by Olivier Dupuis with some help of Robert Brunner, Alexander Kiermayer, and Andreas Meier. The transcription was the base for the following list of Members of this guild. I transferred … Continue reading The Marxbrüder chronicle from the Cod.I.6.2o.5 and other sources