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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Monumenta Germaniae Historica. Edition der Sachsenspiegelglosse

The Sachsenspiegel, written around 1225 by Eike von Repchow, is the most important and perhaps also the oldest comprehensive German legal book. This private record of the law in force at the beginning of the 13th century was widely distributed in a relatively short period of time, to which its scientific treatment in the form of explanatory notes (glosses) based on the Italian model soon...

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Anpassungsstrategien der späten mitteleuropäischen Monarchie am preußischen Beispiel 1786 bis 1918

For some years now, research has turned increasingly to the history of the European monarchy. Only recently, the theory of a continuous decline of the monarchy since the French Revolution of 1789 was fundamentally challenged. The monarchies had been a historical phenomenon of previously underestimated flexibility and efficiency, which was able to assert itself in the age of constitutionalism and...

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Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Bestände antiker Vasen in deutschen Museen

As part of the Union Académique Internationale’s research project launched in 1921, the Interacademic Commission for the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum (CVA) publishes the holdings of Greek, Etruscan, and Italian antique clay vessels in German museums. The time frame covers the period from the Minoan-Mycenaean to the Hellenistic period, i. e. from about 1500 BCE to the beginning of Common Era. However,...

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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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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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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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Historisch-kritische und kommentierte Edition von J. J. Winckelmanns Werken

The life, work and character of the archaeologist and scholar Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), who was born in Stendal and worked in Rome as of 1755, repeatedly offered cause for engagement and critical confrontation for archaeologists, art historians and literary scholars in the past. A scientific edition of the works of Winckelmann hasn’t existed until now. With financial support of the...

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