The Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker provides unparalleled access to carefully edited editions of German literature. In co-operation with the Deutsche Klassiker Verlag in Frankfurt am Main, we’re publishing a wide array of classic German literature, from early German texts to the major German writers of the 19th century.
The Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker includes the critical editions of the works of 34 authors. Researchers will find early German texts, such as Lancelot und Ginover; complete editions of Wolfram von Eschenbach; the works of Meister Eckhart; collections of Medieval German poetry and novels; Carmina Burana; and complete editions of important German authors such as Lessing, Eichendorff, Keller, Kleist, Hoffman, Storm, and Seume.
To provide essential context and background material to the political and intellectual debates at the heart of Europe during the 19th century, the texts are accompanied by collections of other influential literary and non-literary materials. For example, texts relating to art history, theory of the state and church, theory and history of war, and political speeches are included, providing context to the plays, poetry, and novels
By creating an electronic edition of the Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker it will be possible for the first time to cross search the whole collection. Users will be able to put all the different editions in context. For example, analyzing the way the ideas of the French Revolution are mirrored in the literature of the time becomes not only possible but quick and thorough. Electronic access will hugely increase the research value of the important series, Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker.
The Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker will provide a core collection for the Germanist, but also for the medievalist, the historian, and researchers in German philosophy.
The Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker was completed in 2004. Free MARC records are available.