Corpus Augustinianum Gissense (CAG)

The digital corpus of all surviving Latin writings, sermons, and letters of the theologian Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

Augustinus von Hippo

Project Management: Prof. Dr. Christof Müller  (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg – Zentrum für Augustinus-Forschung) · Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg – Zentrum für Augustinus-Forschung

Project Participants: Schwabe Verlag, Basel


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Contact person (TCDH): Dr Thomas Burch

Research Area: Software Systems and Research Infrastructure, Digital Edition and Lexicography

Keywords: Letters, TUSTEP, Religious Studies

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Website of the Project: Corpus Augustinianum Gissense Research portal

The creation of the "digital Augustine" began in 1996 and has been in a second edition since 2004 (CAG 2). The digitized corpus draws its basic text from the best - if possible critical - printed editions. It includes all the traditional Latin writings, sermons and letters of the rhetorician, philosopher and powerful theologian Augustine of Hippo (354-430). The non-Augustinian letters edited within the Augustinian letter corpus were also included in the text inventory.

The TCDH Created the Research Platform for the "Digital Augustine"

On October 7, 2010, a conference of the three parties involved in the “Corpus Augustinianum Gissense” took place at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The “Center for Augustine Research” (ZAF) under the direction of Professor Cornelius Mayer as editor of “CAG”, Basler Schwabe AG as publisher and the competence center as software producer set the course for the restart of “CAG” on the Internet. In 2013 the “Corpus Augustinianum Gissense” was transferred to an online platform. Since then, it has been possible to take out temporary subscriptions to access the Augustinian text corpus.


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