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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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Bibliotheca Arabica. Neue Geschichte der arabischen Literatur

With its scope and diverse subject matter, Arabic literature is one of the richest in the world. Beginning in the 7th century CE, it blossomed within a civilization characterized by a vast network of cultural traditions and ties that were shaped by Islam. Like the Akkadian and Chinese literatures, Arabic literature is an ancient and erudite archive of knowledge. Until well into the 19th century,...

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Buddhistische Steininschriften in Nord-China

The second half of the 6th century CE represents an important period for Chinese Buddhism. In the years 577/578, the faithful suffered persecutions of the secular state of Zhou. At the same time, monks made great progress in the translation of Buddha’s writings during this period, which led to a completely changed understanding of his teaching. Originally from India, the religion was then adapted...

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Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum

The Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum contains the Latin inscriptions from the entire space of the former Roman Empire in a geographical and systematic order; since its foundation by Theodor Mommsen, it has been the authoritative documentation of the epigraphic heritage of Roman antiquity. Today, the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum has about 180,000 inscriptions and supplementary volumes with plates...

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Die alexandrinische und antiochenische Bibelexegese in der Spätantike

Through critical editions of authoritative commentaries and sermons on Old Testament texts as well as comparative studies, the Academy's project “Die alexandrinische und antiochenische Bibelexegese in der Spätantike” opens up a central part of the literature of ancient Christianity - namely the interpretation of that part of the Christian Holy Scripture which Christianity shares with its mother...

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Die deutsche Akademie des 17. Jahrhunderts: Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft. Kritische Edition der Briefe und Beilagen der Fruchtbringenden Gesellschaft (1617-1680)

The research and edition project on the Fruitbearing Society (1617-1680; 890 members) is dedicated to an organisation that, as a comprehensive German Academy of the 17th century, was linked to a variety of linguistic, literary, scholarly, and (educational) political ambitions. Their work is inherent in national and European perspectives, which remained productive until the Enlightenment. The...

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Die frühbuddhistischen Handschriften aus Gandhāra. Religiöse Literatur an der Schnittstelle von Indien, Zentralasien und China

The research project “Die frühbuddhistischen Handschriften aus Gandhāra: religiöse Literatur an der Schnittstelle von Indien, Zentralasien und China” was established in 2012. On the basis of philological and historical methods, it provides new insight into the early history of Buddhism on its way to becoming a world religion. The project studies manuscripts found in the 1990s in northern Pakistan...

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Europäische Traditionen – Enzyklopädie jüdischer Kulturen

The aim of the project of the Saxon Academy of Sciences “Europäische Traditionen - Enzyklopädie jüdischer Kulturen” is the development and conceptual penetration of Jewish life worlds in Europe from the early modern period to the middle of the 20th century. It is based on the “Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture”. Completed in 2017, the work, which contains around 800 articles in seven...

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Frühneuhochdeutsches Wörterbuch

In 13 volumes, the Early New High German dictionary provides a lexicographic description of the Early New High German, i.e. the High German vocabulary from the middle of the 14th to the middle of the 17th century. This is a historical dictionary of language stages, which was conceived in the 1980s by Oskar Reichmann and has already been published in half. Since the 1st January 2013, it has been...

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Johann Friedrich Blumenbach - Online

The project “Johann Friedrich Blumenbach – online” aims at making the rise of German science within the European context visible, and at supplying a missing part in accessible primary source material on the cultural history of the time: the publications of Johann Friedrich Blumenbach. This is particularly significant with regard to an essential aspect of this period: the emergence of modern...

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Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland

The project “Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland (KOHD)” is a research project of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen. It is funded in the context of the Academies’ Programme by the Joint Science Conference by means of the federal union and the federal states. The creation of a Union Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts in German Collections was suggested in 1957 by...

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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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Kulte im Kult

The research project “Kulte im Kult” aims to analyse a specific type of Greek sanctuaries on two levels. These so called extraurban sanctuaries, that are situated outside the ancient cities, normally consist of a main sanctuary and additional smaller cult areas. On the one hand, it is aimed to reconstruct and analyse the sacral structures of these sanctuaries and their functions in the project. On...

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Melanchthon-Briefwechsel

The research unit’s task and goal is the critical and commented complete edition of Philipp Melanchthon’s correspondence, which comprises about 9,750 pieces. This edition is one of the fundamental source catalogues for exploring the German and European history of the early modern period. It presents Melanchthon’s extensive correspondence for the first time in a philologically critical and precise...

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Qumran-Wörterbuch. Hebräisches und aramäisches Lexikon zu den Texten vom Toten Meer

The research project “Hebräisches und aramäisches Lexikon zu den Texten vom Toten Meer - Qumran-Lexikon” is one of the most important manuscript finds of the 20th century. Between 1947 and 1956 remains of about 1000 scrolls were discovered in caves near the ruined settlement of Chirbet Qumran on the western shore of the Dead Sea, mainly in Hebrew and Aramaic languages. The manuscripts date from...

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Reallexikon für Antike und Christentum

The Encyclopaedia for the Antiquity and Christianity (RAC) is a fundamental instrument for researching Late Antiquity. In interdisciplinary investigations, the “examination of Christianity with Antiquity” is investigated, which means the multifaceted examination process of Christian, Jewish, as well as pagan Antiquity and the accompanying transformations into late antique culture up to the 7th...

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Religions- und rechtsgeschichtliche Quellen des vormodernen Nepal

The project will open up a corpus of documents and texts on the religious and legal history of pre-modern Nepal, which has only been partially edited so far, and make it accessible in both printed and digital form (database). The rare historical material, which arose from the tension between India and Tibet as well as Hinduism and Buddhism and is therefore unique in terms of content and scope,...

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Textdatenbank und Wörterbuch des Klassischen Maya

The project “Textdatenbank und Wörterbuch des Klassischen Maya (TWKM)” is funded with 5,42 Million Euros and is set to run for 15 years. It is located at the institute for Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology of the University Bonn. The project manager is Professor Dr. Nikolai Grube, who is an internationally renowned expert in the field of Maya research and a member of the North...

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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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Wissenschaftliche Bearbeitung der buddhistischen Höhlenmalereien in der Kucha-Region der nördlichen Seidenstraße

In China, in the oasis cities of the Kuča a region on the northern Silk Road, you can find an impressive number of Buddhist wall paintings from the 5th to 8th centuries. These are now for the first time fully accessible, documented and scientifically evaluated. Staff members of the research project at the Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig record all the paintings of this region...

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