SCHNEIDER, Ulrich

SCHNEIDER, Ulrich. Peres, Kr. Borna (Sachsen) 2.4.1922 — 30.5.1992. German Indologist. Professor in Freiburg and Münster. In 1940 began studies of classics at Leipzig, soon switched to Indology under F. Weller, continued after long military service in navy. Now also took some Chinese and Japanese. Ph.D. 1950 Leipzig. Worked as Assistant under Weller at Leipzig. PD 1957 Leipzig, after Weller’s retirement emigratedwith his wifeto the West in 1959. PD 1959 Freiburg i.Br., in 1964-80 apl. Professor there. From 1980 Professor at Münster, retired in 1987.

Schneider began his career as a Pāli and Buddhist scholar, but later became a many-sided Indologist who even wrote on the Veda. In the 1950s he prepared a major study of Buddhist Sanskrit, made futile with the appearing of Edgerton’s work. Among his students were R. Geib, H. Falk, R. Klein-Terrada, P. Kwella, K. Meisig, G.-Ch. Tripathi, G. Zeller.

Publications: Diss. Die Deklination im Mahāvastu. Manuscript of 11+193 p. Leipzig 1950 (summary in WZLeipzig 1:3, 1951/52, 100; hab.diss. Das Śarabhaṅga-Jātaka in der Jātakaṭṭhavaṇṇanā und im Mahāvastu. Manuscript of 3+219 p. Lp. 1957.

– “Ein Beitrag zur Textgeschichte des Aggañña-Suttanta”, IIJ 1, 1957, 253-285.

– “Yama und Yamī (ṚV X 10)”, IIJ 10:1, 1967, 1-32; Der Somaraub des Manu. Mythus und Ritual. 99 p. Freiburger Beitr. zur Indol. 4. Wb. 1971.

Die grossen Felsen-Edikten Aśokas. Kritische Ausg., Übers. und Analyse des Textes. 198 p. Freiburger Beitr. zur Indol. 11. Wb. 1978.

Einführung in den Buddhismus. 233 p. Darmstadt 1980, 3rd rev. ed. 12+221 p. D. 1992; Einführung in den Hinduismus. 257 p. Darmstadt 1989.

Der Holzgott und die Brahmanen. 1-2. 180+112 p. Freiburger Beitr. zur Indol. 16. Wb. 1984.

Visnus Aufstieg. Aus dem Nachlass hrsg. von K. Meisig. 8+80 p. Freib. Beitr. zur Indol. 27. Wb. 1994.

More than 30 articles and reviews; Opera Minora. Hrsg. von M. Meisig. 12+277 p. Wb. 2002.

Sources: Briefly in IIJ 1, 1957 & 7, 1963; German Scholars on India 1, 1973, 422; D.G.K. 1992; Freiburger bibliographisches Taschenbuch. 3. Ausg. 1963; H. Falk (ed.): Hinduismus und Buddhismus. Festschrift für U.S. 414 p. Freiburg 1987 (with photo and bibliography); H. Falk, Newsl. Int. Assoc. Skr. St. 4, 1993, 21f.; M. Meisig, Vorwort in Opera Minora.

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