MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Brian J. Maxson
Stephen G Fritz, Dale J. Schmitt
This work addresses the nationalistic elements in the 1570 work Kunst des Fechtens by Joachim Meyer of Strassburg. Meyer's teachings on the longsword are attached to the Swabian Johannes Liechtenauer and then transferred to the Italian rapier thus establishing Meyer as less concerned with nationalist purity as others of his century. His teachings are examined for their pleadings for moral conduct and the preservation of martial studies to the youth of Germany and the young Duke of Bavaria, Johann Casimir. Using modern examples alongside Meyer's writings the case is also made for the integration of nationalist sentiments, moral and ethical instruction, and martial arts training.
Thesis - Open Access
Adamson, William Charles, "The Nationalism of Joachim Meyer: An Analysis of German Pride in his Fighting Manual of 1570." (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1286. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1286
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