Dieter R. Bauer

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Dieter Richard Bauer (born March 10, 1951 in Mühlacker ) is a German historian .

Dieter R. Bauer studied history, philosophy, mathematics and, at times, medieval German studies at the University of Stuttgart from 1972 to 1978 . In 1977 he completed his studies in history with the state examination, that in philosophy in 1978. After completing his studies, he began working on his dissertation with August Nitschke in 1979 as a scholarship holder of the Cusanuswerk . In 1979 he became an assistant at Nitschke's chair. The work entitled Terra Sancta - Holy Land was intended to deal with the ideas about the Holy Land in the Latin world of the Middle Ages. However, he never finished working on the dissertation. In 1981 Bauer took over the management of the newly created history department at the Academy of the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart , which he led until he left on October 1, 2012. His successor was Petra Steymans-Kurz in May 2014.

Under Bauer's direction, the academy made a name for itself in particular in the areas of historical women's research, Southwest German regional history and general church history of the Middle Ages and modern times. In 1985 Bauer co-founded the working group for interdisciplinary witch research (AKIH). He is also a co-founder of the working groups for research into medieval and early modern hagiography and for historical crime research. As co-editor, he has overseen numerous scientific publications that have grown out of these working groups and the associated regular conferences.

Within the academy project Forced Labor and the Catholic Church , Bauer was particularly involved in the historical reappraisal of the fate of forced labor during the National Socialist era . On 31 October 2008 Dieter R. Bauer of the Faculty of Arts I for History and Cultural Studies of the University of Saarland , the honorary doctorate awarded.

Fonts (selection)

as editor

  • with Peter Dinzelbacher : Woman mysticism in the Middle Ages . Ostfildern 1985, 2nd edition 1990.
  • with Peter Dinzelbacher: Religious women's movement and mystical piety in the Middle Ages . Cologne 1988.
  • with Peter Dinzelbacher: Popular religion in the high and late Middle Ages . Paderborn 1990.
  • with Sönke Lorenz : Witch tracking: Contributions to research - with special consideration of the south-west German area , Würzburg, 1995, ISBN 3-88479-820-0 .
  • with Wolfgang Behringer : Flying and floating: approaching a human sensation . Munich 1997, ISBN 3-423-04693-7 .
  • with Sönke Lorenz, Wolfgang Behringer, Jürgen Michael Schmidt: Himmler's Hexenkartothek: The Interest of National Socialism in the persecution of witches . Bielefeld 1999, ISBN 3-89534-273-4 .
  • with Klaus Herbers : Hagiography in context: modes of action and possibilities of historical evaluation (contributions to hagiography, vol. 1). Stuttgart 2000, ISBN 3-515-07399-X .
  • with Klaus Barwig, Karl-Joseph Hummel : Forced Labor in the Church: Compensation, Reconciliation and Historical Approach (= Hohenheim Protocols, Vol. 56). Stuttgart 2001, ISBN 3-926297-83-2 .
  • with Martin Heinzelmann , Klaus Herbers: Miracles in the Middle Ages. Concepts - Functions - Realities (Contributions to Hagiography, Vol. 3). Stuttgart 2002, ISBN 3-515-08061-9 .
  • with Klaus Herbers: The St. James cult in East Central Europe: Exchange - Influences - Effects . Tübingen 2003, ISBN 3-8233-4012-3 .
  • with Klaus Herbers, Elmar Kuhn : Upper Swabia and Spain on the threshold of modern times: Influences - Effects - Relationships . Ostfildern 2006, ISBN 3-7995-0129-0 .
  • with Klaus Herbers, Gabriela Signori : Patriotic Saints: Contributions to the Construction of Religious and Political Identities in the Premodern (Contributions to Hagiography, Vol. 5). Stuttgart 2007, ISBN 3-515-08904-7 .

Web links


  1. Wolfgang Behringer, Sönke Lorenz, Dieter R. Bauer (eds.): Late witch trials. How the Enlightenment deals with the irrational. Bielefeld 2016. S. VII.