Dieter Johannes Bellmann

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dieter Johannes Bellmann (born November 4, 1934 in Freital ; † December 9, 1997 in Leipzig ) was a German Arabist .


Dieter Johannes Bellmann moved to Leipzig University in 1953 and studied Classical Philology , Oriental Studies and Islamic Studies . He moved to the University of Halle and finished his studies in 1958. From 1960 to 1990 he was also a member of the GDR - Arab countries friendship society , where he was secretary of the district committee from 1963. He held this office until 1965 and received the Order of Merit of the United Arab Republic . He was awarded the silver badge of honor of the League for Friendship of Nations in 1967. In 1966 the University of Leipzig earned him a doctorate in oriental philology. His dissertation was The Book of Decency of Ibn al-Waššā. (A contribution to the cultural history of Baghdad in the 3rd / 9th centuries) .

From 1970 to 1974 Bellmann was head of research groups. From 1972 to 1977 he was also responsible for foreign aspirants in his section . His doctorate B to doctorate in philology took place at the university in 1978, for which he wrote the dissertation Fundamentals of the intellectual and cultural development of the Arab states after the collapse of the political rule of imperialism and the achievement of national independence in the areas of cultural policy, cultural theory and had written artistic culture .

In the following years, Bellmann was a lecturer in Arabic literature in the African and Middle Eastern Studies section at the university. He held the office until 1986, when he was appointed associate professor . From 1985 to 1990 he also served as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Asian, African and Latin American Studies at the Ministry of Higher and Technical Education in the GDR. In 1991 he qualified as a professor at the university senate and since 1993 he has been a full professor of Arabic studies. He held the professorship until his death. He died on December 9, 1997 in Leipzig at the age of 64.

From 1949 to 1961 Bellmann was a member of the FDJ , in 1949 he also joined the DSF , where he stayed until 1990. From 1966 to 1990 he was also a member of the SED .

Web links