HAUSSIG, Hans Wilhelm

HAUSSIG, Hans Wilhelm. Berlin 3.10.1916 — Berlin 27.4.1994. German Historian of Antiquity, Byzantium and Central Asia. Ph.D. 1939 Berlin. PD 1956 at F.U.Berlin, 1968 Professor there. From 1969 Professor of Byzantine, Near and Central Asian history at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, emeritus 1982. Now returned to Berlin and taught as Hon. Professor at F.U.B.

HWH began his career with Byzantine history, but soon etended his interests to Central Asia. His works on Central Asian history often contain bold ideas and conclusions. With South Asia he was not familiar and committed many mistakes.

Publications: “Theophylakts Exkurs über die skythischen Völker”, Byzantion 23, 1954, 175-462; “Die Beschreibung des Tarimbeckens bei Ptolemaios (Ptolemaios, Geogr. 6, 16 = Wilberg, 429, 10–431, 27)”, ZDMG 109, 1959, 148-190; “Die ältesten Nachrichten der griechischen und lateinischen Quellen über die Routen der Seidenstrasse nach Zentral- und Ostasien”, AAHu 28, 1980, 9-24.

With F. Altheim: Die Hunnen in Osteuropa. 79 p. Baden-Baden 1958.

Edited: Wörterbuch der Mythologie, Abt. 1. Die alten Kulturvölker 1-6, incl. Götter und Mythen des indischen Subkontinents. 1040 p. WbM Bd. 1:5. 1985 (with H. Bechert).

Die Geschichte Zentralasiens und der Seidenstrasse in vorislamischer Zeit. 318 p. Darmstadt 1983; 2nd rev. ed. D. 1992; Die Geschichte Zentralasiens und der Seidenstraße in islamischer Zeit. Darmstadt 1988, 2nd ed. 318 p. D. 1994.

Archäologie und Kunst der Seidenstrasse. 333 p. 549 ill. Darmstadt 1992.

Much on classical and Byzantine history.

Sources: German Wikipedia.

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