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Date postedMarch 3, 2012
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Author: Anonymous (Unknown)
Date: ca. 1435 – 1440

Description: The MS German Quarto 16, titled Gladiatoria, is a German fencing manual probably created between 1435 and 1440.[1] The original currently rests in the holdings of the Biblioteka Jagiellońska in Kraków, Poland. The MS German Quarto 16 is part of the Gladiatoria group, a series of several German manuscripts from the 15th century that share the same art style and cover the same material, and is the manuscript for which the complex is named. The Gladiatoria manuals are interesting texts in that they seem to be contemporary with the tradition of Johannes Liechtenauer, but not directly influenced by it.

Located: Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Krakow Poland