Paradigm, No. 16 (May, 1995)



Research Project -- Ratke’s Textbooks

John Walmsley

Universität Bielefeld
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld

Funds have been awarded by the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) for a joint research project between the Faculty of Linguistics and Literature at the University of Bielefeld, and the University of Halle-Wittenberg, Abteilung Köthen.

The topic concerns the textbooks or teaching works of Wolfgang Ratke (Ratichius 1571-1635). The Gotha collections contain a number of completed but still unedited manuscripts by Ratke; others of his works were not published until the20th century. Between 1618 and 1621 Ratke and his team produced about thirty textbooks printed in Köthen, prepared according to his principle of harmony (‘pro didactica Ratichii’).

The award will run until 1996.


Herrn U. Kordes M.A., University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Linguistics and Lit., DFG-Projekt Ratkes Lehrbuchwerk, Postfach 10 01 31, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany.

Herrn. Dr. H. Egerland, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, FB Erziehungswissenschaft, Institut für Grundschulpädagogik Köthen, Lohmannstrasse 23, 06366 Köthen, Germany.


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