Gesammelt und Bearbeitet von Yvonne Monsees und Rüdiger Fuchs

Die Inschriften des Hochtaunus- und des Main-Taunus-Kreises

19.0 x 27.0 cm, 884 p., 316 illustrations color, 99 illustrations b/w, 367 Abb. auf 130 Tafeln, mit Marken und Zeichen auf 5 Tafeln und 1 Karte (insg. 136 Tafeln), hard cover with dust jacket
98,00 €

ISBN: 9783954902972
Table of Contents

Short Description

The volume contains about 400 catalogue numbers with the medieval and early modern inscriptions from the 7th century to the year 1700. The catalogue begins with the only preserved early medieval gravestone of the Roteldis. After that, inscriptions are only found again from the 14th century. The gravestones of the Lords of Kronberg and, from the 15th century onwards, the noble gravestones in Eppstein and Königstein with figural gravestones stand out. The noble self-image of the von Kronberg family is also reflected in battle scenes, family pictures and window cycles. The burial place of the Landgraves of Hesse in the princely crypt of the Homburg Residence forms a separate focus for the 17th century. Numerous tin coffins of the landgravial family bear impressive witness to the piety of a princely family in detailed biblical quotations and lengthy epitaphs. Since the end of the 16th century, inscriptions by learned theologians and jurists, pastors and officials as well as citizens have survived. The volume also contains a larger collection of half-timbered houses with poetic inscriptions.

Series Description

The project aims at compiling and publishing all Latin and German inscriptions of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period until 1650. Geographically, the collection currently covers Germany and Austria as well as South Tyrol. The findings are published in the DI volumes. Each volume comprises the inscriptions from one or several urban or rural districts or from a single city, issuing even smaller complexes separately in cities with particularly large numbers of inscriptions. The series includes both preserved original inscriptions and those which survive only as copies. “Die Deutschen Inschriften” is by far the oldest current project aiming at the compilation of medieval and early modern inscriptions. It was founded over 75 years ago as a joint project of the German and Austrian Academies of Sciences and Humanities on the initiative of the Germanist Friedrich Panzer (Heidelberg) with substantial cooperation from the historians Karl Brandi (Göttingen) and Hans Hirsch (Vienna).


16th century, c 1500 to c 1599 (150) || 17th century, c 1600 to c 1699 (109) || Central Europe (284) || Cultural & media studies (304) || Cultural studies (286) || Germany (242) || Hesse (10) || Historical research: source documents (222) || History (835) || History: theory & methods (230) || Hochtaunus-Kreis || Inschrift (76) || Inschriften (53) || Linguistics (733) || Main-Taunus-Kreis || Mittelalter (289) || Palaeography (197) || Paläographie (77) || Society & culture: general (409) || Southwest Germany (54)