Rudolf Buchner (historian)

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Rudolf Buchner (born March 16, 1908 in Berlin ; † September 10, 1985 in Wolfach ) was a German historian . He was a long-time employee of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica .


Buchner was the son of Nobel Prize winner for chemistry and professor Eduard Buchner . He joined the NSDAP in 1931 and the SA in 1932 . The doctorate in 1933 took place at the University of Frankfurt am Main . From April 1935 to November 1938 Buchner was an assistant at the History Department of the University of Hamburg (with Adolf Rein ). In 1936 he completed his habilitation in Hamburg with a thesis on "The Teutons and the conventional image of world history" and was appointed lecturer for Germanic history in the early Middle Ages a little later. In September 1938 Buchner was appointed to the advisory board of the Reich Institute for the History of the New Germany . In December 1938, Buchner went to the Sonthofen Ordensburg as a lecturer . From 1941 to 1945 he also taught as a lecturer at the University of Munich . After 1945 he became an author for the Scientific Book Society and worked in the conservative Ranke Society . From 1956 he taught as a private lecturer at the University of Würzburg , where he was appointed adjunct professor in 1958. From 1965 to 1973 he worked as a scientific advisor at the University of Würzburg.

Since the summer semester of 1926 he was a member of the student association AV Igel Tübingen .

Fonts (selection)

  • Provence in Merovingian times. Constitution, economy, culture (= work on German legal and constitutional history. H. 9, ZDB -ID 548914-3 ). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1933 (also: Frankfurt am Main, dissertation, 1931).
  • Text-critical investigations on Lex Ribvaria (= writings of the Reichsinstitut für Older Deutsche Geschichtskunde. 5, ISSN  0080-6951 ). Hiersemann, Leipzig 1940 (part 1 = Hamburg, University, habilitation paper, 1936; unchanged reprints 1952, 1962 and 1996).
  • as editor with Franz Beyerle : Lex Ribvaria (= Monumenta Germaniae Historica . Leges. 2: Leges nationum Germanicarum. Vol. 3, Part 2, ISSN  0343-0839 ). Hahn, Hanover 1954 ( digitized version ).
  • as editor: Fritz Kern : God's grace and right of resistance in the early Middle Ages. On the history of the development of the monarchy. 2nd Edition. Böhlau, Münster et al. 1954 (numerous editions).
  • Maximilian I. Kaiser at the turn of the ages (= personality and history. 14, ZDB -ID 528992-0 ). Musterschmidt-Verlag, Göttingen et al. 1959 (2nd, improved and expanded edition, ibid 1970).
  • The Franco-German tragedy 1848–1864. Political relationships and psychological relationship. Holzner, Würzburg 1965.
  • German history in a European context. Representation and considerations. Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt 1975 (2nd, unchanged edition. Muster-Schmidt, Göttingen 1981, ISBN 3-7881-1678-1 ).
  • Gregor von Tours : Ten books of stories (= selected sources on German history in the Middle Ages. Freiherr vom Stein commemorative edition. 2-3, ISSN  0067-0650 ). 2 volumes (Vol. 1: Book 1-5. Vol. 2: Book 6-10. ). Revised based on the translation by W. Giesebrecht . Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 1955–1956 (numerous editions).
  • as editor with Werner Trillmich : Sources of the 9th and 11th centuries on the history of the Hamburg church and the empire. = Fontes saeculorum noni et undecimi historiam ecclesiae Hammaburgensis necnon imperii illustrantes (= selected sources on German history in the Middle Ages. Freiherr-vom-Stein-Gedächtnisausgabe. 11). Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 1961 (numerous editions).


  • Ernst Klee : The dictionary of persons on the Third Reich. Who was what before and after 1945 (= Fischer 16048). 2nd Edition. Fischer-Taschenbuch-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 2007, ISBN 978-3-596-16048-8 .


  1. ^ Peter Borowsky : History at the Hamburg University 1933 to 1945 . In: Everyday university life in the “Third Reich”. The Hamburg University 1933–1945 . Berlin, Hamburg 1991 (Hamburg Contributions to University History, Vol. 3, Part 2), pp. 537-588.
  2. Kürschner's German Scholars Calendar 1970, p. 366.