HABERLANDT, Michael

HABERLANDT, Michael. Altenburg (now Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary) 29.9. 1860 — Vienna 14.6.1940. Austrian Anthropologist and Indologist. Son of Agronomist Friedrich H. Studies of Indology, etc. at Vienna, Ph.D. 1882. In 1892 he became the first PD of Ethnology at Wien University, from 1910 with ao. Professor’s title. From 1895 employed in the newly founded (much by him) Anthropologisch-ethnographische Abteilung of Naturhistor. Hofmuseum (custos, from 1911 its Director). In 1894 he was among founders of Verein für österreichische Volkskunde, in 1895 of Zeitschrift für österreichische Volkskunde. In his early years he was much interested in Sanskrit philology, but as an ethnologist concentrated on Austria and Europe. He created the Austrian collections of ethnography. Married 1886 Lola Mallovich, his only son was the ethnologist Arthur H. (1889–1964) who succeeded him as Director of the museum, now called Volkskundemuseum. In some of his writings MH showed racist and Antisemitic ideas.

Publications: Diss. Zur Geschichte einiger Personalausgänge bei den thematischen Verben im Indogermanischen. 86 p. Wien 1882

– “Zur Geschichte des Pañcatantra. 1. Text der südlichen Recension”, SWA 107, 1884, 397-476; Indische Legenden. 96 p. Lp. 1885; Der altindische Geist in Aufsätzen und Skizzen. 12+348 p. Lp. 1887

Translated: Vasantasena Oder Das Irdene Wägelchen. 20+214 p. Lp. 1893 (Mṛcchakaṭika); Daçakumāracaritam. Die Abenteuer der zehn Prinzen. 158 p. Munich 1903.

Die Hauptliteraturen Orients. 1. Die Literaturen Ostasiens und Indiens. 110 p. S. Göschen 162. Lp. 1903.

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