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Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
8th century to 19th century
Frequency of Updates:
Completed December 2004. A supplemental release is being planned.

The Digitale Bibliothek Deutscher Klassiker offers an electronic version of the texts published since 1981 by the Deutscher Klassiker Verlag [German Classical Publishing Company], an affiliate of the Suhrkamp publishing company.  As the title suggests, it makes available major works by German-language authors, spanning eleven centuries and ranging from such early texts as Lancelot und Ginover and works by Wolfram von Eschenbach to writings by major 18th- and 19th-century authors such as Herder, B?chner, Schleiermacher, and Fichte.  As well, there are collections of historical, philosophical, theological, political, and art history texts.  All works have been newly edited and are accompanied by extensive commentaries. For a table of contents representing the printed volumes of this set go to:

Searching can be done for titles, keywords, or authors.  Searches can be limited to the works of a particular author or to a specific genre of texts.  Keyword searches can be performed on words in combination or for words in proximity.  Truncation and wildcard searching allows retrieval of documents containing variations on a search term.

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unlimited simultaneous users
Interlibrary Loan:
Print-only copy permitted
Resource Advocate:
Minter, Catherine
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Germanic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Art & Art History
  • Political Science
  • History
  • Religious Studies

Library of Congress Subjects:

German literature.
Authors, German.