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Old Saxon


Admission requirements

Some knowledge of Germanic languages is advised.


Introduction to Old Saxon grammar and reading of Old Saxon texts, especially ‘Hêliand’ and some of the shorter texts.

Course objectives

Insight in the structure of Old Saxon and reading ability of Old Saxon texts.


Comparative Indo-European Linguistics (MA)

Mode of instruction


Course Load

2 hours a week during 14 weeks.

Ca. 3 to 4 hours preparation for every lecture

Ca. 25 hours preparation for examination

Assessment method

Oral examination on the basis of a text fragments that have been prepared at home.

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.


Blackboard will not be used.

Reading list

  • B. Taeger, Heliand (Studienausgabe in Auswahl). (Altdeutsche Textbibliothek 95). –
    Niemeyer, Tübingen 1984 or later.

  • Heliand un Genesis. Hg. von Otto Behaghel (Altdeutsche Textbibliothek 4). - Niemeyer, Tü¬bin¬gen (preferably a rather new edition).


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in [English]) and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs


Arend Quak

Education Administration Office van Eyckhof

Coordinator of Studies:Pui Chi Lai