Paulus Hector Mair on Wiktenauer

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Paulus Hector Mair on Wiktenauer

Postby Michael Chidester » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:39 pm

Okay, my friends, the long-awaited day has finally come. The complete works of Paulus Hector Mair, insofar as they are currently available to the public, are now available on Wiktenauer. Strangely, of all of Mair's work it's the the Sickle section that's received the most attention.

That said, Opus Amplissimum de Arte Athletica (or Wiktenauer 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3, as I like to call them) is a massive compilation with little or no original content. Most of the contents of these three texts appear on the pages of the masters that wrote them, with only the small portion whose origins we haven't determined being listed on Mair's page itself. Therefore, you may also wish to visit the following pages:

For the complete table of contents, go to the manual pages:


Enjoy. I've stared at these images for so many hours now that I don't think I can look at this manual again for a while.
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Postby Keith P. Myers » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:10 am

Strong work Michael!!! :) I'll try and get some more of it translated for you. You are welcome to use the half-swording section that I translated and that is up at the Meyer Freifechter site.
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Postby John Harmston » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:31 am

Great job.

As an aside, I noticed that if you open all the sections and scroll down, many of the sections look almost like a flipbook. :lol:
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Postby Myles Cupp » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:08 am

Sweet stuff! I hope to assist in transcribing some of the material. My paleography class has been going well. :P
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Postby Joey Nitti » Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:29 pm

oh sweet, the translation IS there. when I first checked the page after you posted, I guess the translation hadnt been added yet. Fantastic work!! The Wiktenauer is a great resource. Also, I like how the wikipedia page on Liechtenauer lists the Wiktenauer as an external link 8-)
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Postby Jeremiah Smith » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:55 am

extremely good work. and I know it must have been a ton of it.
great job
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Re: Paulus Hector Mair on Wiktenauer

Postby Keith P. Myers » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:18 pm

Michael's efforts to get Paulus Hector Mair up on the Wiktenauer inspired me. So I went back and cleaned up some of my past translation efforts and typed them up. Then I went back and put them up on the Wiktenauer page. You can see my translations of PHM's Shortstaff and Halberd here:
http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Paulus_Hector_Mair

I've also sent off these translations in conjunction with the illustrations from the Dresden Codex to Mike Cartier. So they should be appearing on the Meyer Freifechter Guild site soon. Check for them here:
http://www.freifechter.com/

I plan to do the same for the translations I've done of PHM's Longsword and Grappling sections soon.
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Re: Paulus Hector Mair on Wiktenauer

Postby Joey Nitti » Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:52 pm

I was giving the Wiktenauer a good look through today, looking at the manuscripts that have been scanned, what translations are done, etc. I just want to express my appreciation for the work you guys are doing to scan, transcribe, and translate manuscripts. Much respect to you fellows 8-)
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Postby Michael Chidester » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:48 pm

Keith P. Myers wrote:Michael's efforts to get Paulus Hector Mair up on the Wiktenauer inspired me. So I went back and cleaned up some of my past translation efforts and typed them up. Then I went back and put them up on the Wiktenauer page. You can see my translations of PHM's Shortstaff and Halberd here:
http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Paulus_Hector_Mair

I've also sent off these translations in conjunction with the illustrations from the Dresden Codex to Mike Cartier. So they should be appearing on the Meyer Freifechter Guild site soon. Check for them here:
http://www.freifechter.com/

I plan to do the same for the translations I've done of PHM's Longsword and Grappling sections soon.

Thanks Keith!
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Re: Paulus Hector Mair on Wiktenauer

Postby Keith P. Myers » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:35 pm

I decided to translate Paulus Hector Mair's 30 Sword & Buckler plates next. I am already half way through them. There is a fairly heavy emphasis on the thrust. As an aside, there is a set-play that describes what to do if you are in the bind with the opponent and he grabs you by your beard. :D
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