“La noble science des joueurs despee” Transcription

Some time ago, Michael-Forest completed a transcription of the only early-ish French¹ longsword manual available to the HEMA community.  While this is not the first transcription of La noble science des joueuers despee that has been made available (another, made by ARDAMHE, has been around for years), it is by far the most accurate.  This is finally online for the benefit of the community.  Enjoy.

¹French-ish; while probably French, there are clear Walloon influences in the language of the text.  Also, it’s worth pointing out that this treatise is, itself, a translation of Paurñfeindt’s 1516 work.

 
 

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