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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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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Katalog der deutschsprachigen illustrierten Handschriften des Mittelalters

The „Katalog der deutschsprachigen illustrierten Handschriften des Mittelalters", KdiH, (Catalogue of German-Language Illustrated Medieval Manuscripts) provides a basis for the text-image-research in the German lands. It focuses on the specific interplay and multi-facetted interdependencies of text and image. Art historians and textual scholars of German vernacular texts work hand in hand,...

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Quellensammlung zur Geschichte der deutschen Sozialpolitik 1867 bis 1914

The collection of sources provides an extensive documentation on the beginnings and fundamentals of the modern German welfare state during the time of the German empire. It encompasses 32 (with half-volumes: 34) volumes, all of whom have been published already. The edition contains archival and journalistic sources concerning plans and measures of the empire, it’s individual states, the cities,...

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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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Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen

The “Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen (EAW)” examines the entire Old High German vocabulary of about 750 to 1150 CE. The vocabulary of Old High German is the richest among the Old Germanic, because it reflects almost all areas of social life. The EAW closes a serious gap in the corpus of scientific aids for German and Indo-European scholars by developing a research instrument on the...

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Runische Schriftlichkeit

The research project “Runische Schriftlichkeit in den germanischen Sprachen / Runic Writing in the Germanic Languages (RuneS)” investigates the oldest writing system in the Germanic languages, the runic script. As a means of communication this script was used in different variants in large regions of Europe (with centres in what is now Germany and the Netherlands, in Great Britain and...

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Der Österreichische Bibelübersetzer. Gottes Wort deutsch

In the course of the project the works of the so called “Austrian Bible translator”, who created a comprehensive bible-translation and commenting about 200 years before Luther, are edited and made accessible. Since the 14th century, the “century of the layman-bible”, large parts of the Latin Vulgate and the accompanying exegetic and catechetic explanations a have been increasingly translated into...

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