Bernhard Schnell

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Bernhard Schnell (* 1942 ) is a German literary scholar and medical historian .


Bernhard Schnell studied German and history at the University of Munich . From 1974 to 1990 he was a research assistant at the University of Würzburg in the research group Prose of the German Middle Ages and in the Collaborative Research Center for Knowledge-Organizing and Knowledge-Conveying Literature in the Middle Ages. In 1980 he was promoted to Dr. phil. doctorate, in 1990 he completed his habilitation in the history of medicine. From 1990 to 1994 he was an academic senior counselor at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the University of Würzburg, where he still works as a private lecturer. From 1995 to 2007 he headed the Göttingen office of the Middle High German Dictionary at the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen and held seminars at the Georg-August University .

From 1981 to 1997 he wrote several articles for the author's encyclopedia , including on Johann von Nürnberg and Thomas Peuntner, and from 1985 to 1992 for the Würzburg medical history reports . He published several monographs in Sudhoff's archive .

Research areas

  • German language and literature of the Middle Ages
    • Latin-German language and literature relationship (lexicography)
    • Text and transmission history (manuscript and edition studies)
    • Non-fiction of the Middle Ages
  • History of medicine
    • History of the German medical literati of the Middle Ages
    • Text and tradition history as well as edition of medieval texts
    • Plastic surgery

Fonts (selection)

  • with Volker Honemann, Kurt Ruh and Werner Wegstein: Poetry and utility literature in the German Middle Ages. Würzburger Colloquium 1978, Tübingen 1979. ISBN 3-484-10371-X .
  • Thomas Peuntner: Booklet of the love of God. Edition and investigation (Munich texts and investigations on German literature of the Middle Ages, volume 81), Artemis-Verlag, Munich and Zurich 1984. ISBN 3-7608-3381-0 .
  • with Klaus Grubmüller and others: Vocabularius Ex quo. Edition of the history of tradition in five volumes ( Texts and Text History , Volume 22-26).
  • with Konrad Kunze and Johannes Gottfried Mayer : Editions of tradition and studies on German literature of the Middle Ages. Festschrift for Kurt Ruh. Texts and Text History, Vol. 31, Tübingen 1989.
  • “From the roots”. Textual and historical studies on pharmacographic German literature of the Middle Ages. Medical habilitation thesis Würzburg 1989.
  • as ed. with Erltraut Auer: Der 'Wundenmann'. A traumatological scheme in the tradition of Ortolf von Baierland's 'wound medicine'. In: Gundolf Keil , Johannes G. Mayer, Christian Naser (eds.): "Make a teutsch puech". Investigations on the local language mediation of medical knowledge (= Ortolf studies , 1), Reichert, Wiesbaden 1993 (= knowledge literature in the Middle Ages. Writings of the Collaborative Research Center 226 Würzburg / Eichstätt. Volume 11), ISBN 3-88226-539-6 , p. 349– 401
  • Translations in specialist literature. In: Joachim Heinzle (Ed.): Translate in the Middle Ages. Cambridge Colloquium 1994. Berlin (= publication of the Wolfram-von-Eschenbach-Gesellschaft. ), Pp. 185-207.
  • On the German-language reception of the natural history writings of Thomas von Cantimpré and Albertus Magnus: On the stone book of the Salzburg manuscript M III 3. In: Licht der Natur. Medicine in specialist literature and poetry. Festschrift for Gundolf Keil on his 60th birthday. (= Göppingen work on German studies. No. 585). Kümmerle, Göppingen 1994, ISBN 3-87452-829-4 , pp. 421-442.
  • with Christoph Gerhardt: In verbis in herbis et in lapidibus est deus: On the understanding of nature in the German-language illustrated herbal books of the Middle Ages. Paulinus, Trier 2002. ISBN 3-7902-0171-5 .
  • with William Charles Crossgrove: The German “Macer”: Vulgate version. Critically edited with an impression of the Latin Macer floridus 'De viribus herbarum'. Niemeyer, Tübingen 2003 (= texts and text history. Würzburg research. Volume 50). ISBN 3-484-36050-X (reprinting pages 28 to 123 of Choulant's 1832 edition, excluding the critical apparatus).
  • Albich of Prague, doctor and archbishop in the age of the Hussites. In: Václav Bok, Hans-Joachim Behr (Hrsg.): German Literature of the Middle Ages in and about Bohemia, II. (= Negotiations of the conference in Budweis / Ceské Budějovice 2002). Hamburg 2004, pp. 237-264.
  • with Gerold Hayer: Johannes Hartlieb : »Herbal Book«. Knowledge literature in the Middle Ages. Reichert, Wiesbaden 2010. ISBN 3-895-00760-9 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Employee at the Institute for the History of Medicine at the University of Würzburg
  2. ^ Academy of Sciences in Göttingen: Yearbook of the Academy of Sciences in Göttingen 2008. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 2009. ISBN 978-3-11-022160-2 . P. 357
  3. ^ College of the Göttingen office
  4. ^ Publications German Studies
  5. Publications History of Medicine