Wolfgang Kosack

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Wolfgang Kosack (born October 29, 1943 in Berlin ) is a German Egyptologist and Coptologist .

Kosack is the son of the German geographer and cartographer Hans-Peter Kosack . He was born in 1970 at the University of Bonn with the work The legend in Coptic. PhD in studies of Egyptian folk literature . He then trained as a scientific librarian , which he completed in 1973. He then worked at the Berlin State Library .

For several years he worked with Moustafa Maher as an editor at the German-Arab cultural magazine Armant published by Helmut Birkenfeld . Among other things, he translates Coptic scripts . In 2013 he published two text adaptations and translations of fragments of Schenute by Atripe .

In autumn 2014, Kosack handed over manuscripts and early lithographic prints (in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Tibetan) as the "Kosack Collection" to the Oriental Department of the Berlin State Library, with the request that this inventory be looked after and - if necessary - preserved. Kosack handed over his collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts and written documents to the Egyptian Museum Bonn in November 2014 with the request that this collection be inventoried. The pieces are unrestrictedly accessible to the public and academic editing and were in the exhibition Not only Nefertiti? From March 18 to June 14, 2015 . shown.

In addition to the subject-related work, Kosack also writes literary works such as: Japanese Manga - Love Story and wrote a literary book about the sexuality of Friedrich II .: The Mannlichen Krefte der Liebe with historically documented letters, studies and sources.

Fonts (selection)

  • The legend in Coptic. Investigations into the popular literature of Egypt. Habelt, Bonn 1970 (= dissertation).
  • Historical map series of Egypt. Habelt, Bonn 1971, ISBN 3-7749-1126-6 .
  • Everyday life in ancient Egypt. From the museum's Egyptian collection. Municipal museums, Freiburg im Breisgau 1974.
  • Textbook of the Coptic. Part I: Coptic Grammar. Part II: Coptic Reading Pieces. Academic Printing and Publishing Company, Graz 1974, ISBN 3-201-00889-3 .
  • Ancient culture on coins of Qarara. Municipal museums, Freiburg im Breisgau 1977.
  • Edwin Smith Medical Papyrus: The New York Academy of Medicine, Inv. 217; Newly transferred into hieroglyphics, translated and edited. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2011, ISBN 978-3-033-03331-3 .
  • The Coptic calendar of saints. German - Coptic - Arabic based on the best sources, revised and completely published with Index Sanctorum Coptic Saints, Index of Names in Coptic, Coptic Patriarchal List, Geographical List. Christoph Brunner, Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-3-9524018-4-2 .
  • The ancient Egyptian pyramid texts. In a new German translation; completely edited and edited by Wolfgang Kosack. Christoph Brunner, Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-3-9524018-1-1 .
  • Egyptian list of symbols I. Basics of hieroglyphic writing. Definition, design and use of Egyptian characters. Preparatory work on a font list. Christoph Brunner, Berlin / Basel 2013, ISBN 978-3-9524018-0-4 .
  • Egyptian list of characters II. 8500 hieroglyphs from all epochs. Readings, interpretations, uses collected and processed. Christoph Brunner, Berlin 2013, ISBN 978-3-9524018-2-8 .
  • Schenute by Atripe De judicio finale. Papyrus Code 63000.IV in the Museo Egizio di Torino. Introduction, text editing and translation edited by Wolfgang Kosack. Christoph Brunner, Berlin 2013, ISBN 978-3-9524018-5-9 .
  • The ancient Egyptian personal names. A contribution to the cultural history of Egypt. Christoph Brunner, Berlin 2013, ISBN 978-3-9524018-7-3 .
  • Short language teaching of Middle Egyptian. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2013, ISBN 978-3-9524018-8-0 .
  • Coptic Hand Lexicon of Bohairi. Coptic - German - Arabic. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2013, ISBN 978-3-9524018-9-7 .
  • Shenoute of Atripe "De vita christiana": M 604 Pierpont-Morgan-Library New York / Ms. OR 12689 British Library / London and Ms. Clarendon Press b. 4, Frg. Bodleian Library / Oxford. Introduction, edition of the text and translation into German by Wolfgang Kosack. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2013, ISBN 978-3-906206-00-4 .
  • Eating and drinking in ancient Egypt. Pictorial representations, hieroglyphic texts and the processing of the sources. Christoph Brunner, Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-906206-03-5 .
  • Novum Testamentum Coptice. New Testament, Bohairisch, edited by Wolfgang Kosack. Novum Testamentum, Bohairice, curavit Wolfgang Kosack. New edition. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2014, ISBN 978-3-906206-04-2 .
  • Eastern fairy tale. Thoughts and memories of a bygone era. Berlin, on the 60th anniversary of the republic - (for westerners) October 7, 2010 . Christoph Brunner, Basel 2014, ISBN 978-3-906206-05-9 .
  • History of Gnosis in Antiquity, Early Christianity and Islam. Texts, images, documents. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2014, ISBN 978-3-906206-06-6 .
  • Collectanea aegyptiaca. Essays and studies on the cultural history of ancient Egypt. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2014, ISBN 978-3-906206-08-0 .
  • Hello everyone who lives on earth! Part I + II. Life reports from the time of the pharaohs on graves and memorial stones. Collected, translated and commented. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2014, ISBN 978-3-906206-09-7 .
  • Islamic Kufic calligraphy. Geometric Kufi in 593 script examples. German - Kufi - Arabic. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2014, ISBN 978-3-906206-10-3 .
  • The Coptic Acts of the Councils of Nicaea and Ephesus. Text fragments and manuscripts in Paris, Turin, Naples, Vienna and Cairo. Edited, edited and translated in parallel lines. Coptic - German. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2015, ISBN 978-3-906206-07-3 .
  • Berlin booklets on Egyptian literature 1 - 12 : Part I. 1 - 6 / Part II. 7 - 12 (2 volumes). Parallel texts in hieroglyphics with introductions and translation. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2015, ISBN 978-3-906206-11-0 .
  • History of Gnosis II. Jesus and the New Testament. A message from Christ. For Jews, Christians, Muslims. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2015, ISBN 978-3-906206-12-7 .
  • Collectanea Coptica. The untitled Gnostic treatise "Treatise from the forefather Sêtheus" from the Codex Brucianus. Nag Hamadi Codex VI, 48-51, 23 Plato's Politeia in Coptic translation Schenute or not? (Pierpont-Morgan-Library / New York + Univ. Michigan) The Coptic Psalms Concordances. Reading and writing in Egypt of late antiquity. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2015, ISBN 978-3-906206-13-4 .
  • Hiera Grammata. Contributions to the origin of Egyptian hieroglyphics. New edition, Christoph Brunner, Basel 2015, ISBN 978-3-906206-15-8 .
  • Brief history of the Copts. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2015, ISBN 978-3-906206-17-2 .
  • Ernst Koerner - A Berlin Orient painter of the 19th century - With catalog raisonné and list of subjects of his paintings. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2015, ISBN 978-3-906206-19-6 .
  • Coptic Lessons in Bohairisch. German - Coptic - Arabic - Bohairisch. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2016, ISBN 978-3-906206-20-2 .
  • Fellach fairy tales . Fairy tales in the Egyptian-Arabic folk dialect. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2016, ISBN 978-3-906206-25-7 .
  • Lexicon of the Graeco-Egyptian . Transcriptions, hieroglyphics and Coptic documents with an introduction to the pronunciation of ancient Egyptian. 3 volumes, Christoph Brunner, Basel 2016, ISBN 978-3-906206-24-0 .
  • Ceremonial texts of the Third Dynasty. Pap. Ramesseum B + E and the Schabakostein. Re-edited, edited and translated. Christoph Brunner, Basel / Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-3-906206-34-9 .
  • Early art in the Orient. A way out of the misery of Islam - IS and Euro-Islam in crisis-. New edition, Christoph Brunner, Basel 2016, ISBN 978-3-906206-36-3 .
  • Persian sayings. Quatrains by Omar Chajjam. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2016, ISBN 978-3-906206-37-0 .
  • Scripture of the Pharaohs. Hieroglyphics for beginners. With numerous font samples, 140 illustrations and 500 hieroglyphs. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2017, ISBN 978-3-906206-38-7 .
  • Sadi. Book of wisdom. (Pand Nameh). Translated with an afterword from Persian and retouched by Wolfgang Kosack. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2017. ISBN 978-3-906206-39-4
  • Where the desert expands and the flood of the Nile rolls ... Biblical and Muslim Egypt in the mirror of German poetry. Selected and compiled by Wolfgang Kosack. Christoph Brunner, Basel 2017. ISBN 978-3-906206-41-7 .
  • Pheidias? The archeology of classical Egypt put to the test . Christoph Brunner, Nunningen 2017, ISBN 978-3-906206-43-1
  • Dictionary of the Egyptian language. Edited by Adolf Erman and Hermann Grapow. Expanded, corrected and supplemented by Wolfgang Kosack. 5 volumes, 5644 pages. Christoph Brunner, Nunningen 2018, ISBN 978-3-906206-40-0 .
  • Stories from a publisher. Incidental chronicle of the "Verlag Christoph Brunner" . Christoph Brunner, Nunningen 2018, ISBN 978-3-906206-49-3 .
  • Brief History of Ancient Egyptian. Basic grammar for advanced learners . Christoph Brunner, Nunningen, 2018, ISBN 978-3-906206-50-9
  • Petrified Islam. IS, Islamists and us. Verlag Christoph Brunner, Nunningen 2019, ISBN 978-3-906206-51-6

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Wolfgang Kosack: The "Goussen Library". A special oriental library in the Bonn University Library. Cologne, Librarian Training Institute of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, term paper for the examination for the higher service, 1973 (digitized version)
  2. Donation of oriental manuscripts from the “Kosack Collection” to the SBB-PK (PDF) Berlin State Library. Prussian cultural property. Monthly report October 2014, p. 4. Retrieved on November 13, 2014.
  3. Private collection for the Egyptian Museum: A bracelet from the wrist of a mummy in: Bonner Generalanzeiger from November 4, 2014.
  4. Not just Nefertiti? - The collection of the Bonn Egyptologist Dr. Wolfgang Kosack (March 18 to June 14, 2015). Retrieved April 2, 2015.