Hermann Suchier

Hermann Suchier (11 December 1848, in Carlshafen – 3 July 1914, in Halle an der Saale) was a German Romance philologist of Huguenot ancestry. He is known for his studies on the history of the French language and the literary history of the Middle Ages.[1]

He studied philology and linguistics at the universities of Marburg and Leipzig, qualifying as a lecturer of modern languages at Marburg in 1873. Soon afterwards, he became an associate professor at the University of Zürich, followed by a full professorship at Münster Academy in 1875. In 1876 he was appointed chair of Romance philology at the University of Halle, where in 1901/02 he served as academic rector. In 1879 he founded the journal Bibliotheca normannica.[2][3]

Selected worksEdit

  • Aucassin und Nicolete, 1878 – Aucassin and Nicolette.
  • Bibliotheca normannica; Denkmäler normannischer Literatur und Sprache (from 1879) – Bibliotheca normannica; monuments of Norman literature and language.
  • Oeuvres poétiques de Philippe de Remi, sire de Beaumanoir (2 volumes 1884–85) – Poetic works of Philippe de Rémi, father of Philippe de Beaumanoir.
  • Altfranzösische Grammatik, 1893 – Old French grammar.
  • Les Narbonnais; chanson de geste (2 volumes, 1898) – Aymeri de Narbonne; chanson de geste.
  • Geschichte der französischen litteratur von den ältesten zeiten bis zur gegenwart (with Adolf Birch-Hirschfeld, 1900) – History of French literature from the earliest times to the present.
  • Die französische und provenzalische Sprache und ihre Mundarten, 1906 – French and Provençal language and their dialects.
  • La chançun de Guillelme. Französiches volksepos des XI. jahrhunderts, 1911 – Chanson de Guillaume; French epics of the 11th century.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schmidt - Theyer / edited by Walther Killy Dictionary of German Biography
  2. ^ Hermann Suchier Catalogus Professorum Halensis
  3. ^ Suchier, Hermann Heinrich Ludwig Hessian Biography
  4. ^ HathiTrust Digital Library (published works)