The Buckler in the Chronicle of Prussia

Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 367, Nikolaus <von Jeroschin>, 1415 The "Chronicle of Prussia" is a translation of the "Chronica terrae Prussiae" of Peter von Dusburg into 27,738 rhyming couplet verses in East Central German, written in 1331/41. This chronicle of particularly high source value for the years 1311-1331. Around verses 2270 he starts to … Continue reading The Buckler in the Chronicle of Prussia

The path to the original poem of Master Liechtenauer

If we compare the versions of the Zedel by Master Liechtenauer to each other, and to the poem originated by Magister Beringer we will recognize at first sight the different number of verses. Same happens in comparison of the Nürnberg Hausbuch with most of the other variants of Liechtenauer Zedel. Two simple explanations come to … Continue reading The path to the original poem of Master Liechtenauer

Interpretation in Historical Martial Arts

The former school visitor knows the interpretation under the term "What does the artist want to say to me? No text, no picture is created thoughtless and without intention. In the scientific treatise "Visualised motion: iconography of medieval and renaissance fencing books" the author of these lines briefly writes about the interpretation of images in … Continue reading Interpretation in Historical Martial Arts

Reconstruction of Historical Martial Arts

"Reconstruction is the process of creating or recreating something more or less non-existent or unknown,” as German Wikipedia defines it. In the reconstruction of an old text or image, we fill in gaps left intentionally or unintentionally by the author. In Historical Martial Arts these are movements that we recognize as necessary in order to … Continue reading Reconstruction of Historical Martial Arts

The meaning of sport and martial arts in a 14th century poem

The discussion about the meaning of the sporting competition for fame with medals and titles in martial arts is neither new nor completely dissolvable. We want to treat ourselves to the fun of reading the historical state of discussion from the early 15th century on the basis of the song poem "Kloster der Minne" from … Continue reading The meaning of sport and martial arts in a 14th century poem