Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bibliotheca Polyglotta

Bibliotheca Polyglotta

The Bibliotheca Polyglotta (BP) is a multilingual corpus of historically important texts. As such it is a resource to access the global history of concepts as displayed in a number of languages, and it demonstrates how concepts diffuse historically into new languages, and thus into new cultural contexts.
The BP is in a phase of being constructed, and contains so far the following libraries:
  • The Thesaurus Literaturae Buddhicae (TLB) contains a number of Buddhist multilingual texts (Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, English, etc.). The TLB was the first library to be established under the project;
  • Biblia contains the Biblical Books of the Old Testament in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, English, and the complete New Testament in Greek, Latin, English, etc. More versions will be added with time;
  • Arabic Texts contains a multilingual Quran, so far in Arabic, English and Chinese, but Latin, Urdu, etc., are planned;
  • The Bibliotheca Polyglotta Graeca (BPG) contains the Greek literature of antiquity. So far it contains the Categories of Aristotle in Greek, Latin, Arabic, English, and Althochdeutsch, as well as Analytica PosterioraEuclid and the Hippocratic Oath. The Timaeus of Plato is under its way with input of Greek, Latin (Cicero, Calchidius and Ficino), English, and German, also under development are the multilingual HermeneuticsPrior AnalyticsRhetorics and more. The Mystical Theology (Greek, Latin, Syriac, Arabic, English) of Dionysius Areopagita is in place in the BPG;
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is integrated as a distinct library, planned also to contain more resources on this document;
  • The Multilingual Ibsen (MI) makes available the numerous translations made of Henrik Ibsen's plays;
  • Sanskrit-Persica will contain literature translated from Sanskrit into Persian, and from Persian into other languages.
Arabic Texts
The library will contain Arabic texts that have been the basis of translations, and thus diffusion, of Arabic concepts throughout the areas of Islamic culture. The Qur’an is naturally most important. 
Biblia
This library will contain the Old Testament in parallel versions in Hebrew, with the Greek Septuaginta, the Latin Vulgata, and the King James Bible versions. Further it will encompass the New Testament in its Greek version, the Latin Vulgata and the King James. 
Bibliotheca Polyglotta Graeca et Latina
The library will contain multilingual texts where the original is written in Greek or Latin. Translations into Latin, Armenian, Syriac, Arabic, German, Nordic, English and other languages are included. 
Library of Old Norse
The library is established with the purpose of making the Old Norse literature available for reading and search, with the original Old Norse text, and with Norwegian and English translations. 
Motif Library of Mythology
The site has the object of describing and accessing Norse Mythology by way of its motifs. The texts from which the motifs are generated are also part of the Library. 
Norwegian Place Names - Norske stedsnavn
This Library so far contains Norwegian and Swedish place names ending in -by and -bø. 
Sanskrit-Persica
This library will contain literature translated from Sanskrit into Persian, and from Persian into other languages. 
The Ashoka Library
With this library it is intended to make the inscriptions of Ashoka easily available on the internet, and further build a collection of other sources related to Ashoka. 
The Multilingual Ibsen
This Library makes available the numerous translations made of Henrik Ibsen‘s plays, in an attempt to follow the conceptual flow following the translingual mobility which these works have undergone. 
Thesaurus Literaturae Buddhicae
The Thesaurus contains a number of texts written originally in Indic Buddhist languages, and then translated into Chinese, Tibetan, etc. Also modern translations into English, etc., are given in the parallel versions. 
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
This document is displayed in its six working languages, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese. More languages will also be added for this important multilingual text.

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