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Title: Gustav Adolf Deissmann (1866-1937)
Contributor(s): Gerber, Albrecht  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: In 1897, the Heidelberg University’s Ruperto-Carola Library was presented with an extraordinary opportunity to purchase a considerable number of valuable ancient texts, written on papyri, parchments, or wooden plates, in languages which included Arabic, Coptic, Demotic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Persian and Syriac. The acquisition came about primarily through the efforts of the University’s farsighted chief-librarian, Karl Zangenmeister (1837-1902), and was followed before the turn of the century by at least three more similar purchases. The budding papyri collection not only raised the University’s prestige, but also formed the basis on which its present world-class papyrus collection is founded.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Hermae: Scholars and Scholarship in Papyrology IV, v.4, p. 9-18
Publisher: Fabrizio Serra Editore
Place of Publication: Pisa, Italy
ISBN: 9788862277525
Field of Research (FOR): 200305 Latin and Classical Greek Languages
220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
210304 Biography
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Series Name: Biblioteca Degli Studi Di Egittologia E Di Papirologia
Series Number : 11
Editor: Editor(s): Mario Capasso
Appears in Collections:Book Chapter
School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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