The aim of the project was to compile a representative computerized corpus of German for the period 1650-1800. This is the first such corpus of early modern German and it is intended as a primary research resource in a number of disciplines. Its structure deliberately parallels that of extant historical corpora of English in order to facilitate systematic comparative studies. The regional dimension which was an essential feature of the projects also provides information about the link between language and changes in the relative cultural and political areas within Germany.
GerManC project is covered by Thomson Reuters Data Citation Index. The corpus can be downloaded from the Economic and Social Data Service Data Archive (https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue?sn=7021) and the Oxford Text Archive (http://ota.ox.ac.uk/desc/2544) The corpus is part of "Historisches Korpus" (http://www1.ids-mannheim.de/lexik/abgeschlosseneprojekte/historischeskorpus/historisches-korpus.html) available via COSMASS II (http://www.ids-mannheim.de/cosmas2/)