Indexes to Latin Literature of the Renaissance
Project Management: Prof. Dr. phil. Clemens Zintzen (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, MainzUniversität zu Köln) · Prof. Dr. phil. Dorothee Gall (Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, MainzRheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn) · Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz · Universität zu Köln
Project Participants: Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim
Sponsors: Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz, Universität zu Köln
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Contact person (TCDH): Dr Thomas Burch
Research Area: Digital Edition and Lexicography
Keywords: Academy Project
Website of the Project: Indexes to Latin Literature of the Renaissance
The most important sources for research into the Renaissance are the thematically diversified writings of the humanists. The aim of the Indices for Latin Literature of the Renaissance (ILLR) was to develop both Latin and Volgare works by Italian, especially Florentine, Renaissance authors between 1300 and 1600. In addition to the name index, geographical index and the author index, the very differentiated subject index makes the texts accessible.
In 1992 the index on Coluccio Salutati (1331-1406), a central figure of the early Renaissance, was published as the first volume. The index on Cristoforo Landino (1424-1498) followed in 1998. The work of Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) will be indexed in 3 index volumes; the first volume, which includes the name and author index as well as the index geographicus, has been completed.
The CD-Rom for the printed index volumes, which was technically implemented by the TCDH in 1998, is almost a contemporary document. In digital editions, indexing is technically quite easy to implement today.
Via the digital merging of several dictionaries, comprehensive searches can be easily achieved.
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