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Codex Wallerstein: A Medieval Fighting Book from the Fifteenth Century on the Longsword, Falchion, Dagger, and Wrestling

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The Codex Wallerstein is one of the best known of the late medieval fencing treatises still in existence. Though perhaps not as widely known as Talhoffer 1467 or Flos Duellatorum, it is just as important to students of the Western martial arts. Originally written in Middle High German during the late 14th and early 15th centuries, the Codex Wallerstein has long been availa ...more
Hardcover, 379 pages
Published July 28th 2002 by Paladin Press (first published 2002)
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Rebecca
This is, unfortunately, the only published translation of Wallerstein available, and the translation is a bit of a mess. I speak very little German - basically what Duolingo and Liechtenauer's zettel have taught me - but there were some passages I could understand in the modern German translation and some that made absolutely no sense.

On the other hand, the plates towards the end, which depict how to hold onto your captives and how to rob a peasant are certainly interesting, and some of the imag
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