20th century, c 1900 to c 1999

The Maqāmāt of Badīʿ al-Zamān al-Hamadhānī

Authorship, Texts, and Contexts

208 p., E-book
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Through investigations of manuscripts, this book explores important aspects of the life of Badîʿ al-Zamân al-Hamadhânî’s Maqâmât. The broad concerns of the book are divided into three sections: authorship, texts, and contexts. Each chapter in this volume investigates hitherto unstudied …

Ein leises Geräusch wie ein Gefühl des Sehnens

Dichtung und Zeugenschaft zum faschistischen Konzentrationslager in Libia Coloniale

272 p., E-book
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Arabic poetry about the Italian concentration camps in Libia Coloniale is often understood primarily as a historical source, thereby neglecting the poems' literary merits. A Soft Sound, Like a Feeling of Longing approaches these poems from a literary theoretical perspective …

Der Mythos Niko Pirosmani

Auf den Spuren eines kuriosen Künstlerlebens im Georgien der Jahrhundertwende. Übersetzt aus dem Georgischen von Heinz Fähnrich

304 p., E-book
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Today, Niko Pirosmani (1865-1919) is considered one of the most important painters in the history of 20th century art. As a self-taught, penniless vagabond and artist in life, his work was characterised by a uniqueness that was fed exclusively by …

Decoding DA’ISH

An Analysis of Poetic Exemplars and Discursive Strategies of Domination in the Jihadist Milieu

344 p., E-book
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Why do Jihadists compose poetry and what role does poetry play in the transmission of the jihadist ideology? Decoding DĀʿISH is located at the intersections of the literary, the religious, and the political in jihadist discourse. The study examines how …

Geschichte des Archäologischen Museums der Universität Jena 1846-1962

320 p., E-book
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Das 1846 auf Initiative des Jenaer Professors Carl Wilhelm Goettling gegründete Archäologische Museum der Universität verdankt die meisten seiner griechischen Originale (besonders Vasen) der im selben Jahr erfolgten Schenkung des altenburgischen Herzogs Joseph, welcher Objekte aus dem Besitz des Antikensammlers …

Mittelalter-Renaissance auf der Bühne

Wiederaufleben des mittelalterlichen Dramas und Theaters in der Neuzeit

472 p., E-book
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The study is devoted to tracing the reanimation of medieval drama and theatre in Germany in modern times. Based on a collection of more than 3000 documented performances the historical and theatrical developments are analysed critically

Die Entblößung der Wörter

aš-Šidyāqs literarische Listen als Kultur- und Gesellschaftskritik im 19. Jahrhundert

408 p., E-book
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How do word lists matter for Arabic literature? From the perspective of Literary and Cultural Studies, this monograph approaches the literary word lists of Aḥmad Fāris al-Shidyāq (1805/1806–1887), one of the most important Arab intellectuals of the nineteenth century, and …

Die jungen Kosmopoliten

Prozesse von Aneignung und Abgrenzung in der zeitgenössischen türkischen Literatur

232 p., E-book
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Young authors from Turkey question boundaries, they are challenging borders between nations, between humans, between times. Their works reflect a new zeitgeist which is often shaped by contradictions, but instead of trying to dissolve these contradictions, withdrawing to one's own …