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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Bernd Alois Zimmermann-Gesamtausgabe. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe seiner Werke, Schriften und Briefe

The project “Bernd Alois Zimmermann-Gesamtausgabe, Historisch-kritische Ausgabe seiner Werke, Schriften und Briefe”, jointly sponsored by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz, is the first musicological edition project for music after 1945. The project, which was developed in close cooperation with the music archive of the...

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Edition der fränkischen Herrschererlasse

The decrees of the Frankish rulers are known as capitularies because of their subdivision into chapters (lat. capitula). They are amongst the most important sources for the history of the Frankish kingdoms. They are instructions similar to laws, ordinances or provisions, regulating political, military, ecclesiastical, social, economic and cultural matters. In almost all parts of the Franconian...

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Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi: Briefwechsel. Text - Kommentar - Wörterbuch

The exchange of letters between the philosopher, poet, writer and economic reformer Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743-1819) has a unique significance for the understanding of the era of Classical German Philosophy - both because of its philosophical orientation, which reflects the discourse of the era in its entire breadth and diversity, and also because of the circle of pen pals. Jacobi’s...

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Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe. Fertigstellung in neukonzipierter Form

The Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA) is the historical-critical edition of all publications, manuscripts, and drafts as well as the correspondence of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. For the first time, work and legacy are documented here in their entirety and in authentic form, such as manuscripts on “German ideology” and “capital”. Furthermore, previously unknown journalistic contributions by...

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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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Orlando di Lasso-Gesamtausgabe. Revidierte Neuauflage

Orlando di Lasso (1530/1532-1594) was the most important composer of the 16th century. His oeuvre comprises more than 1300 compositions, about 480 prints from the years between 1555 and 1687 confirm his popularity and the unbroken performance tradition long after his death. He worked at the court of the Wittelsbach dukes Albrecht V. and Wilhelm V. (from 1557 as tenor and from 1563 until his death...

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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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