Michael Beddow

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Michael Beddow is a British specialist in German literature, who is also a renowned expert in the application of XML technologies to web representations of literary corpora, and who is deeply involved with the work of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI).[1]

He studied at the St John's College, Cambridge, earning a Double First in the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos in 1969. He studied at University of Tübingen, as Foundation Scholar of the King Edward VII British-German Foundation. He held lecturing posts at Cambridge and London, before being appointed to the Chair of German at the University of Leeds, from which he retired in 1998.[2] He has since undertaken the primary technical responsibilities for the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism,[3] and the Internet version of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary.


  • Ritchie Robertson, ed. (2002). "The Magic Mountain". The Cambridge companion to Thomas Mann. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-65370-1.
  • Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus. Cambridge University Press. 1994. ISBN 978-0-521-37592-4.
  • Goethe, Faust I, Grant & Cutler, 1986, ISBN 978-0-7293-0261-6
  • The fiction of humanity: studies in the Bildungsroman from Wieland to Thomas Mann, Cambridge University Press, 1982, ISBN 978-0-521-24533-3


  1. ^ http://www.buddhism-dict.net/credits/beddow.html
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-08. Retrieved 2010-03-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.buddhism-dict.net/credits/beddow.html