Publishing Programme 2022/2023

You can find all the titles published to date, as well as an outlook on the titles planned until autumn 2023, in our current publishing programme. heiUP titles are available online for free download and in print via bookshops.

Coming soon

Martin Bauer, Philip Booth, Susanna Fischer (Eds.)
To Jerusalem and Beyond
Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Latin Travel Literature, c.1200-1500

Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediävistischer Forschung. Beihefte, Volume 19

With the expansion of trading routes, pilgrimage, and missionary endeavours in the 13th century, Latin travel literature emerged as a distinctive genre like never before. To highlight the importance of this genre, this volume outlines and explores current and future research trajectories with a focus on Latin travel literature from c. 1200–1500. Combining digital, codicological, literary, philological, and anthropological approaches the volume analyses the ways in which these texts were produced, distributed, received, read, and can be interpreted. It argues for the importance of re-evaluating these texts and revisiting their contents in light of new methodological and theoretical approaches.

Coming in Winter 2022/23

Benjamin Beuerle, Sandra Dahlke, Andreas Renner (Eds.)
Russia´s North Pacific. Centres and Peripheries

Russia and the Asia-Pacific, Volume 1

The series “Russia and the Asia-Pacific” explores political, economic, social, cultural and environmental interactions of the Russian Far East within its Asian-Pacific context as well as with the Russian capital in the past and present. Its first volume addresses from a multidisciplinary perspective notably the following questions: How were and are directives from a center thousands of kilometers away perceived and implemented by actors in this region? To which extent was and is the center successful or how did or does it fail in integrating a region as far away from the center as the Russian Far East in its state structures? How have notions of “center” and “periphery” changed over time?

Coming in Winter 2022/23

Max Binder
Ernst Kurth und Sergej Taneev – Philosophie linearer Satztechniken zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts und deren Auswirkungen auf zeitgenössische Kompositionen

The emergence of Linearity at the beginning of the 20th century represents a remarkable but yet rarely dealt with phenomenon in music history. Two main protagonists of the time were Ernst Kurth (Bern) and Sergei Taneev (Moscow), whose counterpoint theories formed the basis for the work of numerous musicians of the time. Although concerning the same subject, both theories show fundamental differences, in music-theoretical as well as in music-aesthetic respect. It turns out that these different philosophies are reflected in numerous works by composers such as Ernst Křenek, Artur Schnabel, Alexander Scriabin, Nikolaj Metner and many others.

Coming in Spring 2023

Ulrich Friedrich Opfermann
„Stets korrekt und human.“ Der Umgang der westdeutschen Justiz mit dem NS-Völkermord an den Sinti und Roma

This book deals with a neglected area of the judicial reappraisal of the Nazi regime: the handling of the crimes against the Central and Eastern European Roma minority in West German NSG trials. It provides a comprehensive insight and overview, informs about the legal prerequisites of the West German judicial special path, and presents the course of proceedings and the roles of the defendants, witnesses and judicial personnel for a number of proceedings. The focus is on the joint trial on the “Zigeunerkomplex” (“Gypsy Complex”, 1958–1970), which was planned as a major trial alongside the first Auschwitz trial and which, contrary to its goal, had little impact and is now forgotten.

Coming in Spring 2023

Christa Syrer
Die Räume der Witwe. Architektur und Funktion fürstlicher Witwensitze in der Frühen Neuzeit, 1450–1650

Höfische Kultur interdisziplinär, Volume 7

Dowagers played an active role in politics and culture at the courts of the Holy Roman Empire. They were mothers, advisers and patrons of the arts. The rulers had to provide them with an appropriate dowry and a residence. For the first time, the book describes the architecture and the ceremonial use of dower residences from the 15th to the 17th century from an art historical point of view. Focusing on functional changes and conversion of the castles, the author shows how the dowagers expressed their new independence in an architectural and spatial way.

Coming in Spring 2023

Stefan Menzel
Pforta, St. Afra, St. Augustin und die Transformation der mitteldeutschen Musiklandschaft (1543–1620)

Heidelberger Schriften zur Musikwissenschaft, Volume 1

The Albertine Prince’s Schools Pforta, St. Afra, and St. Augustin considerably contributed to the consolidation of Lutheran church music. The three schools, their teachers, and their alumni transformed Central Germany into a flourishing musical landscape. This study traces this process in detail, thus filling the musico-historical gap between the Wittenberg Reformation and the Thirty Years’ War and describing one of the most significant musical landscapes of the German-speaking lands.

Coming in Summer 2023