A documentary and bibliographical handbook on the transmission of ancient and medieval literature in the early modern age.
The Heidelberg Unit of “Europa Humanistica” is part of an integrated European research project coordinated by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. The aim of the overall project is the bibliographical reconstruction by region and person of the transmission via editions, commentaries and translations of the Bible, ancient and medieval texts by humanist scholars in Europe in the 16 th and 17 th centuries. Account is also taken of the history of the impact of this activity, which occasionally extends well into the 19 th century. The reproduction of ancillary texts (most of them prefaces and congratulatory poems) also makes important sources available on the diverse political, social and academic functions of the transmission of older literature in the scholarly republic of Humanism. The prefaces are provided with regests and extensive commentaries on contexts and persons that can be systematically located via the relevant indexes. For reasons of manageability, the commentaries on the poems limit themselves to information on the authors and the dedicatees. The Heidelberg Research Unit covers the scholars active in the Electoral Palatinate and adjoining territories.
Vol. 1: Marquard Freher and Janus Gruter. 2 part volumes 2005
Vol. 2: David Pareus, Johann Philipp Pareus and Daniel Pareus. 2010
Vol. 3: Jacobus Micyllus, Johannes Posthius, Johannes Opsopoeus and Abraham Scultetus. 2010
Vol. 4: Hieronymus Commelinus, Balthasar Copius, Lambertus Ludolphus Pithopoeus, Henricus Smetius, Simon Stenius and Friedrich Sylburg
Vol. 5: Wilhelm Xylander, Aemilius Portus, Dionysius Gothofredus et al. (in preparation)
The volumes produced by the integrated European research project are published by Brepols (Turnhout, Belgium).
temporarily Chair of the Commission
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Zimmermann
Head of the Research Unit
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kühlmann
Dr. Volker Hartmann
Bianca Hufnagel M.A.
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