Kurt Gärtner (Medievalist)

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Kurt Gärtner (far right) at the awarding of the Zedler Medal 2010 in Frankfurt am Main

Kurt Gärtner (born June 20, 1936 in Hummetroth / Odenwald ) is a German Germanic Medievalist .

Kurt Gärtner initially worked as a postman and studied German and theology in Marburg, Berlin and Zurich from 1958 to 1964. In 1968 he received his doctorate with Wolfram von Eschenbach's work Die constructio apo Koinu . He then worked as a research assistant and lecturer in Marburg . From 1972 to 1974 he was a lecturer at King's College , London . Gärtner completed his habilitation in Marburg in 1978 with a thesis on The Tradition of Tradition from Brother Philipps Marienleben . Gärtner taught until his retirement in 2001 as a professor for ancient German studies at the University of Trier .

Gärtner arranged for the reprint of Matthias Lexer's Concise Middle High German dictionary .

He heads the German texts of the Middle Ages project , an academy project at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, as well as the Middle High German Dictionary project, a project of the Mainz and Göttingen Academies of Sciences, and is chairman of the Electronic Publishing Working Group of the Union of German Academies of Sciences .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Kurt Gärtner, Klaus Grubmüller, Karl Stackmann (eds.): Middle High German Dictionary. Volume I ff., Stuttgart (2006–) 2013.