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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Averroes (Ibn Rušd) und die arabische, hebräische und lateinische Rezeption der aristotelischen Naturphilosophie

The Aristotle annotations of Ibn Rušd or Averroes (1126–1198) form a total of the Arabic reception of the Greek philosophy and from the Late Antiquity. As such, they have had a formative influence on the respective discourses of knowledge, especially in their Latin and Hebrew translations over the centuries. The project deals with an yet unexplored part of Ibn Rušd’s natural philosophy, which at...

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Funde der älteren Bronzezeit

Since 2004, the long-term project, which had previously been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), has been supervised by the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz, and continues to be carried out in close cooperation with the National Museum in Copenhagen and the Archaeological State Museum of the Schleswig-Holstein State Museums Foundation in Schleswig. The project serves to...

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Turfanforschung

The staff of the project “Turfanforschung” edits central Iranian and old Turkic texts from the Turfanian text corpus (Turfansammlung). The texts of the “Turfansammlung” originated from the Central Asian oases along the silk road and date from the 7th to the 14th century CE. In the year 1902, the former Prussian Academy of Sciences received a considerable amount of texts from an expedition to East...

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Altgaskognisches Wörterbuch

This project focuses upon the publication of dictionaries on the medieval language of Southern France. In addition to the “Dictionnaire onomasiologique de l’ancien gascon” (DAG), a thematically ordered dictionary of the Gascon linguistic sphere, equally conceived “Dictionnaire onomasiologique de l’ancien occitan” (DAO) encompassing the entire Old Occitan linguistic sphere, supplemented by means of...

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Tibetisches Wörterbuch

The dictionary of the Tibetan written language has been published at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities since 2005. Its particular scientific significance is that it illustrates the development of the Tibetan vocabulary from a historical perspective. In this reference dictionary, original texts are systematically cited for the first time and translated into German. Representative...

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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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Formulae - Litterae - Chartae. Neuedition der frühmittelalterlichen Formulae inklusive der Erschließung von frühmittelalterlichen Briefen und Urkunden im Abendland (ca. 500 – ca. 1000)

The aim of the long-term project is the systematic reconstruction and editing of Early Medieval certificates and letters (Formulae) as well as research into formulaic writing in Western Europe before the 11th century. It is rooted at the interface of history, Latin philology and legal history and examines sources which are of great importance for the study of Early Medieval society. The Formulae...

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