HÜSING, Georg

HÜSING, Georg. Liegnitz (Legnica) 4.6.1869 — Vienna 1.9.1930. German Scholar of Near Eastern and Iranian history. Studies at Breslau, Berlin (i.al. under Andreas) and Königsberg. Ph.D. 1897 Königsberg. Living in Breslau, then Habilitation in Wien in 1912 “für Geschichte und Kulturgeschichte des alten Orients”. From 1921 ao. Professor there “für Geschichte der alten Völker Vorderasiens”.

GH’s main field was Old Persian and Elamite history. He believed that Elamite was a Caucasian language, but otherwise did some good work. In Iranian followed his teacher’s Andreas peculiar ideas. Among his students was F. W. König.

Publications: Diss. Die iranischen Eigennamen in den Achämenideninschriften. 46 p. Norden 1897.

– “Anmerkungen zur iranischen Namenkunde”, ZDMG 54, 1900, 125-129; “Amuhitā”, OLZ 18, 1915, 232-235.

Beiträge zur Kyros-sage. 12+159 p. B. 1906.

Der Zagros und seine Völker. Eine archäologisch-ethnographische Skizze. 66 p. Alte Orient 9:3. Lp. 1908; “Völkerschichten in Iran”, Mitt. Anthr. Ges. Wien 46, 1916, 200-250.

Die iranische Überlieferung und das arische System. 16+248 p. Mythol. Bibl. 2:2. Lp. 1909; Krṣaaspa im Schlangenleibe und andere Nachträge zur Iranischen Überlieferung. 64 p. Mythol. Bibl. 4:2. Lp. 1911.

Porusatis und das achämenidische Lebenswesen. Vienna 1918, 2nd ed. 72 p. V. 1933.

Der Mazdaismus. 82 p. Vienna 1935.

Also wrote on Elamite and Anatolian history.

Sources: Bihl 91-95; R. Schmitt, Encyclop. Iranica 12:6, 2004, 581f. (online); German Wikipedia with photo.

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