Eugen Ewig

German medievalist

Eugen Ewig (18 May 1913 Bonn - 1 March 2006) was a German historian who researched the history of the early Middle Ages. He taught at the University of Mainz and Bonn University. He was considered an expert in the Merovingian period.[1] In 1958, he founded the German Historical Research Center in Paris.[2]

Eugen Ewig
Born18 May 1913 Edit this on Wikidata
Died1 March 2006 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 92)

LifeEdit

He studied at the Beethoven grammar school in Bonn, with Hermann Platz. He studied with Wilhelm Levison,[3] and Ernst Robert Curtius. He trained as an archivist at Institute for Archive Science and History in Berlin-Dahlem. He worked at the Lorraine State Archives in Metz. He was interned after the war, but he was released in February / March 1945.

From 1946 until 1949, he was a lecturer at University of Nancy.[3] From 1946 to 1964, he taught at University of Mainz. With help from Konrad Adenauer, he founded the German Historical Institute in Paris.[2] They sponsored German and French historians.

From 1964 to 1980, he taught at University of Bonn.

WorksEdit

  • Trier im Merowingerreich. Civitas, Stadt, Bistum. Paulinus-Verlag, Trier 1954. (Nachdruck: Scientia-Verlag, Aalen 1987, ISBN 3-511-00875-1.)
  • Die Rheinlande in der fränkischen Zeit (451–919/31). Düsseldorf 1980, ISBN 3-590-34201-3
  • Die Merowinger und das Frankenreich [zuerst 1988]. 5., aktualisierte Auflage. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2006, ISBN 978-3-170-19473-1.
  • Spätantikes und fränkisches Gallien. Band 1–2: Gesammelte Schriften (1952–1973). Herausgegeben von Hartmut Atsma. Artemis, München 1976 and 1979

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wood, Ian (2013-09-26). The Modern Origins of the Early Middle Ages. OUP Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-965048-4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pfeil, Ulrich (2007). Das Deutsche Historische Institut Paris und seine Gründungsväter: ein personengeschichtlicher Ansatz (in German). Oldenbourg Verlag. ISBN 978-3-486-58519-3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Palace Green Library Exhibitions : April 2019 Item of the Month - Durham University". www.dur.ac.uk. Retrieved 2020-06-13.