Mining Book of Schwaz

Since the 18th century, the "Schwazer Bergbuch" has been regarded as an important and indeed unique source, not just for Tyrolean mining but for European mining as a whole. The problem which had previously stood in the way of a scholarly edition of the "Schwazer Bergbuch" was that this solitary manuscript had not been adequately integrated into the wider context of mining in the Schwaz area itself. It had also undergone changes during the upheavals of the 16th century. The decision was therefore made not just to prepare a straightforward textual edition, but to combine a critical examination of texts and miniatures with thorough archival research on the background to the book's creation and on the general development of mining in the Schwaz area around the middle of the 16th century.


Project manager

Dr. Christoph Bartels

Responsible body

Deutsches Bergbaum-Museum Bochum

Collaborators

Dr. Wolfgang Ingenhaeff Dr. Johann Bair

Duaration

2003 - 2006

 

Publications

  • Bartels, Christoph / Bingener, Andreas / Slotta, Rainer (Hg.) (2006), "1556 Perkwerch etc." Das Schwazer Bergbuch, I. Band: Der Bochumer Entwurf von 1554, Faksimile, Bochum.
  • Bartels, Christoph / Bingener, Andreas / Slotta, Rainer (Hg.) (2006), "1556 Perkwerch etc." Das Schwazer Bergbuch, II. Band: Der Bochumer Entwurf und die Endfassung von 1556, Textkritische Editionen, Bochum.
  • Bartels, Christoph / Bingener, Andreas / Slotta, Rainer (Hg.) (2006), "1556 Perkwerch etc." Das Schwazer Bergbuch, III. Band: Der Bergbau bei Schwaz in Tirol im mittleren 16. Jahrhundert, Bochum.