Tuesday, March 9, 2010

RIP Klaus Zechiel-Eckes

Forwarded from the EMF list:

Dear all -
A message from Abigail Firey; Mayke de Jong sent me this sad news as well:

From Abigail:

It is with sadness that I report the passing of Klaus Zechiel-Eckes.
Here is the notice from Novellae: News of Medieval Canon Law
(available on the website of ICMAC, Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi

Klaus Zechiel-Eckes passed away on 23 February 2010 at 50 years of
age. He was a professor of history at the University of Cologne and
an expert on early medieval canon law. He revolutionized the study of
Pseudo-Isidore when he discovered notes obviously made by the forger
in the margins of some manuscripts from the Corbie library and he had
begun a project to re-edit Pseudo-Isidore’s texts to-gether with
Karl-Georg Schon. The Historisches Seminar announced his passing on
its website (http://histsem1.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/ )

He was truly a scholarly giant.

1 comment:

mK said...

A truly magnificent scholar, who has left us.