Go read.HEMA Alliance members have free membership to Wiktenauer"I sat down on Sunday and thought I'd make a few tweaks to the article on Pseudo-Hans Doebringer, the anonymous author of most of the fencing teachings in manuscript 3227a. I don't know exactly what happened, but four days and maybe 40 hours of work later, the article is comprehensively reworked:
It now includes revised translations by me (Michael Chidester) and Wiktenauer sysadmin Christian Trosclair, as well as older translations by Betsy Winslow, Thomas Stoeppler, and David Lindholm (some of which we used in years past and then replaced over time).
This, of course, means that the page has been upgraded to the new page format, in which you can control which table columns display using the checkboxes at the top of that section.
3227a is a source in which many people's interpretations seem to hang on individual word choices that some translator at some point probably didn't even think about much, so maybe providing four different perspectives will dilute some of the dogmatism that surrounds this immensely important Liechtenauer text.
I also researched and wrote a little "Modern HEMA History" section, since people seem to enjoy those, and added several more academic papers to the Additional Resources section.