Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus. Edition and study of the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy’s astronomical and astrological works and related material

Until the 17th century, the astronomical and astrological works of Claudius Ptolemaeus (2nd century CE) were central source texts for the scientific understanding of the world of Arabic-Islamic and Latin-Christian cultures. The project studies the Arabic and Latin versions of Ptolemy’s major works, the Almagest and the Tetrabiblos, the minor works and pseudepigrapha, as well as the extensive...

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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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Edition und Bearbeitung byzantinischer Rechtsquellen

The Middle Ages were shaped by the separation in a Latin west and a Greek east, which still has an impact today. It also affected the law. The Justinian Corpus luris Civilis, which was almost forgotten over centuries in the west, was repeatedly translated into Greek in the law-courses in the sixth century. It remained present as basis for the rich and diverse legal literature of the Eastern Roman...

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Grundlagen, Normen und Kriterien der ethischen Urteilsbildung in den Biowissenschaften

With the project “Grundlagen, Normen und Kriterien der ethischen Urteilsbildung in den Biowissenschaften – Referenzzentrum” the German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE) creates the scientific basis for a qualified bioethical discussion in a German, European, and International framework. For this purpose, the relevant interdisciplinary information, the social issues that have...

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Neue Schubert-Ausgabe

The “Neue Schubert-Ausgabe” is a scholarly critical edition of all musical works of Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Its 84 volumes are classified in eight series according to groups of works and include a catalogue of works, documents concerning the biography, and catalogues of sources. Each volume lists the most important sources and interpretations, and is completed by a separate critical...

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Regesta Imperii. Quellen zur Reichsgeschichte

The aim of REGESTA IMPERII is to record all documented and historiographically documented activities of the Roman-German kings and emperors from the Carolingians up to Maximilian I. (approx. 751-1519) as well as of selected popes in the form of German “Regesten” (abstracts). The starting point of the undertaking is strongly connected with the name of the Frankfurt municipal librarian Friedrich...

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Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache. Text-und Wissenskulturen im alten Ägypten

With its 4,500 years of history, the Egyptian-Coptic language, which is now extinct, is the language of mankind that has been handed down in written form for the longest time. Their words are the mirror of the understanding of the world and the universe of knowledge of one of the formative cultures of the Old World. In order to tap the linguistic and cultural studies research potential of this...

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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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