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Selected editions of the manuscripts of the Heidelberg University Library

Here you will find a list of current editions and edition projects in which manuscripts from the Bibliotheca Palatina are used as text witnesses. Older similar projects and editions are listed in the collection catalogues. Edition projects on medieval German texts can be found in the „Editionsbericht“ (Edition Report). New edition projects can be reported directly to the Heidelberg University Library.

Gottfried von Straßburg: Tristan

New edition of ‚Tristan‘ Gottfrieds of Strasbourg
(Heidelberg text witness: Cod. Pal. germ. 360)

Hartmann von Aue: Der Arme Heinrich

Hartmann von Aue: Der Arme Heinrich. Historical text electronic edition, edited by Gustavo Fernández Riva and Victor Millet, assisted by Jakub Šimek, with translations by Dietmar Peschel, Heidelberg: University Library, 2018 –
(Heidelberg text witness: Cod. Pal. germ. 341)

Heinrich von dem Türlin: Die Krone

Heinrich von dem Türlin: Die Krone (Verse 12282-30042). From the manuscript Cod. Pal. germ.  374 from Heidelberg University Library. After preliminary work by Fritz Peter Knapp and Klaus Zatloukal, edited by Alfred Ebenbauer and Florian Kragl, Tübingen 2005 (ATB 118)
(Heidelberg text witness: Cod. Pal. germ. 374)

Der Ingolstädter Psalter

Siegfried Hofmann: Der Ingolstädter Psalter. A German Psalter of the Late Middle Ages from Heidelberg University Library, Regensburg 2010
(Heidelberg text witness: Cod. Pal. germ. 148)


Kaiserchronik. Electronic edition, edited by Mark Chinca, Helen Hunter, Jürgen Wolf and Christopher Young, Heidelberg: University Library, 2018 -

(Heidelberg text witness: Cod. Pal. germ. 154, Cod. Pal. germ. 361)

Lyrik des deutschen Mittelalters (LDM)

New digital edition of the Minnesangs and the Sangspruchdichtung of the German Middle Ages.
Edited by: Manuel Braun, Stuttgart; Sonja Glauch, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Florian Kragl, Erlangen-Nuremberg
(Heidelberg text witness: Cod. Pal. germ. 109, 350, 357, 848)


Minnereden. Selected Anthology, edited by Iulia-Emilia Dorobanţu, Jacob Klingner and Ludger Lieb, Berlin 2017
(Heidelberg text witness:

„Von einem Schatz“. Mittelhochdeutsche Minnereden und Minneallegorien der Wiener Handschrift 2796 und der Heidelberger Handschrift Pal. germ. 348, Edited by Michael Mareiner, Bern et al. 2003 (Europäische Hochschulschriften Reihe 1: German Language and Literature Vol. 1863)
(Heidelberg text witness: Cod. Pal. germ. 348)


The quest for the Grail. The death of King Arthur. Prosalancelot V. Based on the Heidelberg manuscript Cod. Pal. germ. 147, ed. by Reinhold Kluge, translated, annotated and edited by Hans-Hugo Steinhoff, Frankfurt a.M. 2004 (Bibliothek deutscher Klassiker 190; Bibliothek des Mittelalters 18)
(Heidelberg text witness: Cod. Pal. germ. 147)


Rosengarten, edited by Elisabeth Lienert, 3 vol., Berlin, Munich 2015 (Texts and studies on Middle High German heroic epics 8, 1-3)
(Heidelberg text witness: Cod. Pal. germ. 359)

Thomasin von Zerklaere: Der Welsche Gast

Thomasin von Zerklaere: Welscher Gast. Text-Image-Edition 'Welscher Gast digital'. Edited by Jakub Šimek assisted by Peter Schmidt and Christian Schneider, Heidelberg: University Library, 2015ff. – (https://doi.org/10.11588/edition.wgd)
(Heidelberg text witness:


Virginal. Goldemar, ed. by Elisabeth Lienert, Elisa Pontini and Katrin Schumacher, 3 vol., Berlin, Boston [2017] (Texts and studies on Middle High German heroic epics 10,1-3)
(Heidelberg text witness: Cod. Pal. germ. 324)

Wolfram von Eschenbach: Parzival

(Heidelberg text witness:

Translated by Emily Giles