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For the history of the Marteau company click here. was founded by Anton Kirchhofer, Martin Mulsow and Olaf Simons in 2001 as a website devoted to scholarly explorations of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Associated projects are the Marteau Movie-Database designed by Sabine Biebl in 2002 and the 19th century Marteau created by Anton Kirchhofer in 2004.

To transform the old publishing house into a web platform inviting more intensive communication between the participants we decided in 2006 to wikify our most successful projects. The step is ambivalent as it remains our aim to offer information you can quote – authorised knowledge in a medium of notoriously unreliable information. We have hence decided to restrict editorship within the wiki-database to participants who are ready to stand with their names for edits they do. You will have, we apologize for the inconvenience, to contact the editors to open an account under your name – a measure which will in return protect your own work against vandalism and unauthorised modifications. Whatever you will publish with Marteau will appear connected with your name; whatever changes it will be subjected to will again bear the name of a colleague you can contact within the project or outside.

All our contributors have so far been ready to offer a statement of their interest – and we expect them to make use of the site in order to advertise work they are doing in this field. Contact us with bigger projects you might like to create with us. We will be ready to support you wherever you lead into the period we are interested in.

Notwithstanding the features the wikimedium offers we will continue to publish articles and e-texts in definite html-editions – with a strong interest to create individual designs and effective html. Contact us if you have texts you would like to publish the old fashioned way on the web.

semper idem,
Martin Mulsow, Anton Kirchhofer, Olaf Simons

Dr. Olaf Simons
c/o Böhne
Wageneggerstr. 3
81669 München