The Illuminated Fightbook

Title:
The Illuminated Fightbook
Library:
Royal Armouries
Language:
German, Latin
City:
LEEDS, Great Britain
Shelf Mark:
MS I.33
Alternate Names:
Royal Armouries manuscript I.33 -- British Museum No. 14 E iii, No. 20, D. vi -- The Tower Manuscript -- The Tower Fechtbuch --
Origin:
Franconia
Dimensions:
32 folios --
Date Description:
between 1290 and 1320 --
Content:
Armed combat manual --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
illustrations of defensive and offensive fencing techniques as practiced between a master (sacerdos) and a pupil (scolaris), each armed with a sword and a buckler -- drawn in ink and watercolor --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books In Process SP (8/13/2013 and still 4/17/2014))
Commentary Volume:
No
Publication Date:
2013?
Place of Publication:
London
Publisher:
Extraordinary Editions
Bibliography:
Jeffrey L. Forgeng,The medieval art of swordsmanship : a facsimile & translation of Europe’s oldest personal combat treatise, Royal Armouries MS I.33 (Union City, Calif. : Chivalry Bookshelf, c2003), Hesburgh Library General Collection, U 860 .R79 2003, provides fine photographs with facing transcription of the Latin commentary on the images, with translation ---
Type of Text:
dictionary, didactic, knights, martial arts, secular, treatise on hand-to-hand combat, vernacular, vocabulary