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Altfranzösisches etymologisches Wörterbuch

The “Dictionnaire étymologique de l’ancien français” (DEAF) is a basic dictionary of Old French. It covers the period from 842 (Date of the Strasbourg vow of confederation between Ludwig the German and Charlemagne against Lothar I., handed down in Old High German and Old French) until the middle of the 14th century (period border to the Middle French, philologically and socially justified). All...

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Altgaskognisches Wörterbuch

Publication of dictionaries complementary to the medieval language of Southern France. In addition to the “Dictionnaire onomasiologique de l’ancien gascon” (DAG), a dictionary of the Gascon-linguistic area arranged according to subject groups, there is the “Dictionnaire onomasiologique de l’ancien occitan” (DAO), which covers the entire Old Occitan linguistic area, supplemented by a documentary...

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Buddhistische Steininschriften in Nord-China

The second half of the 6th century CE represents an important period for Chinese Buddhism. In the years 577/578, the faithful suffered persecutions of the secular state of Zhou. At the same time, monks made great progress in the translation of Buddha’s writings during this period, which led to a completely changed understanding of his teaching. Originally from India, the religion was then adapted...

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Der Tempel als Kanon der religiösen Literatur Ägyptens

The aim of the research project led by Prof. Dr. Christian Leitz, Institute for the Cultures of the Ancient Orient (IANES), Department of Egyptology, is to develop the content of the so-called temple texts, which represent the largest text corpus of Ancient Egypt considering all temporal and geographical differences. The unique feature of this corpus is, apart from the extent and the often...

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Deutsche Inschriften des Mittelalters

Medieval and early modern inscriptions crafted before 1650, in Latin and German language, situated in German-speaking areas are at the heart of this project. Inscriptions are significant and unique historical sources because they are often preserved in an authentic state and in their original setting. For the premodern era, script which was affixed to stone, wood, metal, glass as well as textiles...

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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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Edition literarischer Keilschrifttexte aus Assur

For about 3,500 years (34th century BC - 1st century CE) cuneiform writing has served as documentation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge content. The high cultural and political performance of the Middle Eastern empires was closely linked to the development and use of this medium. Characteristic for the Ancient Oriental cultures is therefore not least the extraordinary richness of...

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Epigraphische Datenbank römischer Inschriften

The project “Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg (EDH)” was founded in 1986 with a running time of five years as part of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme and was funded by the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation in 1991. Since 1993, it has been a research unit of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities with a planned duration until 2020, whose task is to record and edit Latin and bilingual...

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Goethe-Wörterbuch

The “Goethe Wörterbuch” is an individual author’s dictionary of meaning that presents Goethe’s entire vocabulary in alphabetical order. On the basis of approx. three million archive documents concerning about 90,000 keywords, it analyses their usage in systematically structured articles with selected reference quotes. In doing so, we pay equal attention to common language skills, a wide range of...

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Historisch-philologischer Kommentar zur Chronik des Johannes Malalas

In the 6th century CE, Johannes Malalas wrote a ‘World Chronicle’ - an account of the history of Adam up to his own time. We don’t know much about the author himself, who didn’t leave any traces outside of his chronicle: he must have worked in the higher provincial administration in Antioch (today Antakya, Turkey), because he was able to make extensive use of the archival material stored there. In...

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Klöster im Hochmittelalter. Innovationslabore europäischer Lebensentwürfe und Ordnungsmodelle

The historical research project “Klöster im Hochmittelalter: Innovationslabore europäischer Lebensentwürfe und Ordnungsmodelle” aims to combine basic research with new perspectives in cultural studies. On the basis of an extensive and so far little worked on text corpus, the monastic world of the Middle Ages will be analysed as a forerunner of modernity. Medieval monasteries developed in the...

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Kommentierung der Fragmente der griechischen Komödie

This project is an important contribution to Greek philology and closes to some extent a gap in understanding literature of the ancient world which contributes to the history of education as well. Large parts of Greek literature are preserved as fragments rather than complete texts, especially from archaic, classical and Hellenic times. This is true not only for the Pre-Socratic and Hellenic...

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Kommentierung und Gesamtedition der Werke von Karl Jaspers sowie Edition der Briefe und des Nachlasses in Auswahl

Karl Jaspers (1883-1969) is one of the most important German speaking philosophers of the 20th Century. He graduated in medicine, habilitated in psychology, and was, until his dismissal through the NS-Regime in 1937, tenured professor in Heidelberg. In 1948, Jaspers accepted the professorship at the university of Basel, where he taught until his retirement in 1961. “Wahrheit ist, was uns...

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Melanchthon-Briefwechsel

The research unit’s task and goal is the critical and commented complete edition of Philipp Melanchthon’s correspondence, which comprises about 9,750 pieces. This edition is one of the fundamental source catalogues for exploring the German and European history of the early modern period. It presents Melanchthon’s extensive correspondence for the first time in a philologically critical and precise...

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Nietzsche-Kommentar

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was one of the most important and most influencial philosophers of western intellectual history. Nowadays, his works are seen as fundamental for the self-conception of modern thinking. His worldwide influence on philosophy, literature, anthropology, psychology, and criticism of religion and culture can scarcely be overestimated. With that in mind, it is surprising...

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Religions- und rechtsgeschichtliche Quellen des vormodernen Nepal

The project will open up a corpus of documents and texts on the religious and legal history of pre-modern Nepal, which has only been partially edited so far, and make it accessible in both printed and digital form (database). The rare historical material, which arose from the tension between India and Tibet as well as Hinduism and Buddhism and is therefore unique in terms of content and scope,...

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The role of culture in early expansions of humans

Coming from Africa, the species Homo spread in the last 2 million years in different waves of migration to Asia and Europe. While the habitat of the Australopithecines and early human forms were limited through natural conditions, cultural accomplishments in the course of incarnation permitted new paths of adapting to the environment. The project strives to reconstruct the spatiotemporal patterns...

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Theologenbriefwechsel im Südwesten des Reichs in der Frühen Neuzeit (1550-1620)

During the second half of the 16th century three models of the Reformation (“oberdeutsch”, lutherian, reformed) evolved in Strasbourg, Württemberg (Tübingen) and the Electoral Palatinate (Heidelberg). They strongly influenced each other but also reinforced their delimitation. The research project aims to utilise the historical source “letter” (as well as documents of dedication, reports and...

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