Bibliographic Database

Shang Dynasty Divination Texts: Bingbian - 商代卜辭:殷墟文字丙編

This searchable database contains the transcription and translation by Ken-ichi Takashima of the complete text of the Yinxu wenzi bingbian, one of the most important corpora for the study of Shang dynasty oracle bone inscriptions.

Analyzing norms and practices in dealings with divination: a database of medieval legislative texts

This database analyzes norms of dealing with divination, in order to explore how legislative power dealt with soothsayers, fortune tellers and others during the European Middle Ages. It contains the results of our examination of larger collectiones (e.g. Collectio Canonum Hibernensis), concilia and Leges (e.g. Leges Langobardorum). During winter term 2017/18, this project will be accompanied by the seminar “Hexen, Zauberer und Propheten. Mantische Praktiken und Normen im Mittelalter” at the FAU. An ensuing workshop will be held at the IKGF in April 2018.