SAPERE - Scripta Antiquitatis Posterioris ad Ethicam Religionemque pertinentia. Schriften der späteren Antike zu ethischen und religiösen Fragen

The main focus of the research project SAPERE is to preserve Greek and Latin texts of particular importance for the history of religion, philosophy, and culture of the late antiquity (1st–4th cent. CE). These texts were part of the educational canon until the 19th century but then fell prey to a classicistic perspective on literature. Since then, they have almost been forgotten except those which...

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Mittellateinisches Wörterbuch

The Mittellateinisches Wörterbuch is a joint project of the German Academies of Sciences, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences. It is the most comprehensive of several national dictionaries that (following the plan of the Union Académique Internationale) will together form an extensive dictionary of medieval Latin. The Mittellateinisches...

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Sammlung, Kommentierung und Herausgabe von Papyrusurkunden

Papyrology, epigraphy, and numismatics frequently enrich our knowledge about the cultures of the old world by means of newly discovered materials. Therefore, the above mentioned professions may be regarded as disciplines conducting fundamental research and thus they provide the groundwork for further historical as well as literary research. The project is devoted to the editing, translation, and...

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Beta maṣāḥǝft: Manuscripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea

The systematic research into the Ethiopian manuscript culture is the aim of the long-term project “Die Schriftkultur des christlichen Äthiopiens: Eine multimediale Forschungsumgebung” (“Beta maṣāḥǝft: Manuscripts of Ethiopia and Eritrea”). Ethiopia is situated, from the perspective of cultural history, both at the periphery of the so-called Christian Orient and in the middle of Africa. The culture...

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Schumann-Gesamtausgabe

The “Neue Robert-Schumann-Gesamtausgabe (RSA)” considers itself as historical-critical complete edition. In doing so it wants to be embedded in the historical facticity of the authentic sources. The principle is text production faithful to the sources. In accordance with the state of the art musicological editorial-technology, all compositions are carefully processed and presented as a whole....

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Old High German Dictionary. Thesaurus

The Old High German Dictionary (Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch) fully describes the vocabulary of the earliest stage of the German language, supported by illustrative citations from corpus material. Designed to be edited in ten volumes, it provides a comprehensive analysis of the entire lexical material preserved in texts, glosses, and glossaries, covering a period of eight centuries from the...

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Uwe Johnson-Werkausgabe. Eine historisch-kritische Edition der Werke, Schriften und Briefe Uwe Johnsons in gedruckter und digitaler Form

Uwe Johnson (1934-1984) is one of the most important authors of German in the era of two-state identity. His novels tell of German history in a context far beyond Germany. With his essays and articles, Johnson developed the position of a “public intellectual”. His highly literary correspondence is on an equal footing with the literary work, commenting critically on post-war history in an...

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Deutsches Rechtswörterbuch

The project “Deutsches Rechtswörterbuch” compiles a dictionary of the west Germanic legal language. The dictionary covers a period ranging from the beginning of the written tradition until 1800. It is based on an archive of 2.5 million references. Each volume consists of 5 double-issued booklets with 320 columns each. Every year one double-issued booklet is published. Besides stating specific...

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