AVSL (1870)

The sword dance is discussed as part of a wider consideration of pagan survivals in the folklore of the Transylvanian Saxons.

My own translation.

Wittstock (1896)

An account drawing on a range of sources including the 1870 AVSL text.

My own translation, so far incomplete.

Schuster (1981)

Extract from a book by a dance teacher who was herself a Transylvanian Saxon.  Compiled from older sources plus reminiscences from older members of the community.  Detailed and illustrated with diagrams - I have not yet attempted a translation but the original can be seen in the gallery.

For this material I am indebted to Herr Helmut Schwarz of the Siebenbürger Sachsen: Kreisgruppe Augsburg.