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Paul de Lagarde

Berlin 1827 - Göttingen 1891


Born Paul Boetticher in Berlin, in 1854 he took a maternal aunt’s surname. His education took place in Berlin, Halle, Paris and London. In 1869 he became a professor of oriental languages in Göttingen, where he remained until his death. Orientalist and Biblical scholar, he published versions of sacred texts from the Syriac, Aramaic and Coptic languages. Controversial political writer with conservative and anti-Semitic tendencies, in the final years of his life he also edited an important edition of the Opere italiane of Giordano Bruno.

Main works: Arica (Halle 1851, pseud. Paulus Boetticher); Epistolae Novi Tesamenti Coptice (Halle 1852; pseud. Paulus Boetticher); Acta Apostolorum Coptice (Halle 1852; pseud. Paulus Boetticher); Constitutiones apostolorum (Leipzig-London 1862); Die vier Evangelien, arabisch aus der Wiener Handschrift herausgegeben (Leipzig 1864); Der Pentateuch koptisch (Leipzig 1867); Prophetae chaldaice (Leipzig 1872); Hagiographia chaldaice (Leipzig 1874); Armenische Studien (Göttingen 1877); Deutsche Schriften (Göttingen 1878-81); Aegyptiaca (Göttingen 1883); Persische Studien (Göttingen 1884); Le opere italiane di Giordano Bruno (Göttingen, Dieterichsche Universitätsbuchhandlung 1888 [1889]).

Bibliography: A. de Lagarde, Paul de Lagarde. Erinnerungen aus seinem Leben für die Freunde, Göttingen, Kaestner, Dieterich 1894.



Katalog der von dem weil. Geh. Regierungsrath Prof. D. Dr. Paul de Lagarde gesammelten und von ihm der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen vermachten Bibliothek, Göttingen, Dieterichsche Universitäts-Buchdruckerei 1892.

The inventory drawn up after his death is divided in four large areas: Theologie, Griechisch und Latenisch, Orientalia, Varia. Within these sections, the texts are subdivided in alphabetical order. There is an index at the end of the volume. The volumes were entrusted to the Königliche Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen.

Location:
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

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