Historical European Martial Arts & Fencing Texts

A bibliography of known surviving works on foot combat from the mid-17th to the early 18th centuries.

Pre-1650 Manuscripts     Post-1650 Manuscripts     Miscellaneous Manuscripts


1657 Anonymous Untitled Cod. Guelf.264.23
 
1657 Johann Georg Pascha/Paschen Kurrze Unterrichtung belangend die pique [etc.]… No MS Des. Frankfurt am Main
 
1658 Johann Georg Pascha/Paschen Vollstaendiges Fecht- Ring- und Voltigierbuch. No MS Des.
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1661 Johann Georg Pascha/Paschen Anleitung des Fechtens auf denStoss und Heib No MS Des. Frankfurt am Main
 
1664 Johann Georg Pascha/Paschen Kurze jedoch Deutliche Beschreibung handelnd vom Fechten.. No MS Des.
 
1666 Johann Georg Pascha/Paschen Vollständiges Fecht-, Ring- und Voltigierbuch No MS Des.
 
1660 Alessandro Senesio Il vero maneggio di spada No MS Des. Bologna
 
1661 Anonymous Stoss und Heib. (“Cut and Thrust”) No MS Des. Frankfurt am Main
 
1662 Christian Günth von Berlepsch Untitled MS. Chart. B 2117 Landesbibliothek Gotha
 
1664 Jean Daniel L`Ange Untitled No MS Des. Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg
 
1664 Jean Daniel L`Ange Deutschliche und Gründliche Erklärung der Adelichen und Ritterlichen freyen Fechtkunst No MS Des. Heidelberg
 
1664 Johann Georg Triegler Neues Künstliches Fechtbuch No MS Des. Leipzig
 
1668 Marin Bresciani Li trastulli guerrieri No MS Des. Brescia
 
1670 Giusseppi Villardita La scherma sicilianaridotta in compendio No MS Des. Palermo
 
1673 Giuseppe Moristaco Pallavincini La seconda parte della scherm illustrata No MS Des. Palermo
 
1674 Nicolaes Petter & Romein de Hooghe Der Kunstlicher Ringer No MS Des. Amsterdam
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1675 Augustin de Lara Cornucopia numerosa...de la veredadera filosofia y destreza de las armas No MS Des. Madrid
 
1675 Francesco Antonio Ettenhard Compendio de los fudamentos de la…filosofia de las armas No MS Des. Madrid
 
1679 Theodori Verolini Der Künstilche Fechter: Oder Deß Weyland ... berühmten Fecht-Meisters Theodori Verolini. Kurtze, jedoch klare Beschreibung und Außweisung Der Freyen Ritterlichen und Adelichen Kunst des Fechtens Im Rappier, Dusacken und Schwerde, Wie dann auch mit angehängter Ring-Kunst; No MS Des. Würtzburg
Based on Joachim Meyer with other material.
 
1682 Giovanni Pietro Gorio Arte de adoprar la spada No MS Des. Milan
 
1686 Andre Wernesson Liancour Le Maistre d'armes No MS Des. Paris
 
1686 Francesco Antonio Marcelli Untitled No MS Des. Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich
 
1688 Antonio Vezzani L'esercizio accademico di picca No MS Des. Parma
 
1695 Freancisco Lorenz de Rada Nobeleza de la espada No MS Des. Madrid
 
1696 Bondi di Mazo da Venetia La spada maestra No MS Des. Venice
 
1696 Labat L'art en fait d'armes No MS Des.
 
c. 1700 - 1750 Henry Blackwell Art of Defence… No MS Des.
 
1702 Henry Blackwell English Fencing Master (smallsword) No MS Des.
 
1706 Sr. C. Der geöffnete Fechtboden No MS Des.
 
1711 Zachary Wylde English Master of Defence No MS Des. York
Later English basket-hilt broadsword, plus quarterstaff and wrestling.
 
1713 Johann Andreas Schmidt Leib-beschirmend und Feinden Trotz bietende Fecht Kunst No MS Des.
 
1714 Constantino Calarone Scienza Prattica No MS Des. Rome
 
1715 Alexander Doyle Ritterliche Fecht und Scherm-kunst No MS Des. Nuremburg
 
Undated Anonymous Modus Armande Militas Add. MS 46919, fols 86v.-7 British Library
 
Undated Don Juan de la Rocha Discourso sobre la nobleza, antguedad y necessidad de la destreza de las aramas MS Espagnol 443 Biblioteque Nationale Paris
 

 

 
 

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