Mystique, langage, image : Montrer l’invisible Mystik, Sprache, Bild. Die Visualisierung des Unsichtbaren

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The experience of transcendence, especially when it concerns the direct encounter with God, exceeds every human possibility of expression. Only pictorial expression is able to make visible, at least approximately, what is invisible to the human eye and the human …

Das Andachtsbüchlein aus der Sammlung Bouhier

(Montpellier, Bibliothèque Universitaire Historique de Médecine, H 396) Studie und kommentierte Edition

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This small-size manuscript, probably produced in the second quarter of the fourteenth century in eastern central Germany, is here studied in depth for the first time. The manuscript is without any known parallels as regards its structure: illustrated with coloured …

Prudentius’ Contra Symmachum, Vergil und Rom

Ein historisch-philologischer Beitrag zur Auseinandersetzung zwischen Christen und Heiden am Ende des 4. Jh. n. Chr.

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Prudentius, der größte christliche Dichter der römischen Spätantike, veröffentlichte ca. 402 n. Chr. seine Libri Contra Symmachum mit der Ansage, „die Opferkulte der Heiden zerschlagen“ zu wollen. Gleichzeitig enthält das Streitgedicht auffällig viele Vergil-Reminiszenzen. Mit einem historisch-philologischen Ansatz und dem …

Wolgast, Der Reiseführer

Herzogsstadt und Tor zur Insel Usedom mit Amt am Peenestrom

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Wolgast, the old ducal town in north-eastern Germany, is more than just the "gateway to the island of Usedom". In this travel guide, art historian Reiner Sörries takes the reader on a journey through time from prehistoric settlement to post-reunification …

Jahrbuch der Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft

Band 23 (2020/2021): (V)erdichtete Leben. Literarische Lebensmuster in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit

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‚(V)erdichtete Leben‘ meint den Status von (auto)biographischer Literatur zwischen ‚wirklichem’ Leben und seiner literarischen Funktionalisierung. Unter diesem Aspekt widmet sich der aktuelle Tagungsband der Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft der Frage nach der Relevanz von (Auto)biographie als Gattung und Textbestandteil im Mittelalter …

Thomas von Cantimpré ›Liber de naturis rerum‹

Übersetzung des Textes der Redaktion III (Thomas III) eines Anonymus

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Based on the encyclopaedia "Liber de natura rerum" by the Dominican Thomas of Cantimpré, the so-called 'Thomas III' version was produced by an anonymous editor in the 13th century. Out of interest in natural things themselves, he excerpted the found …

Muhammad Iqbal’s Romanticism of Power

A Post-Structural Approach to His Persian Lyrical Poetry

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A study of the Persian poetry of Muḥammad Iqbāl (1877-1938), today Pakistan’s national poet, this work identifies the position his poems occupied between tradition and modernity, specifying the appeal they held for his contemporaries. Drawing on structural text analysis, the …

Martyrdom in Literature

Visions of Death and Meaningful Suffering in Europe and the Middle East from Antiquity to Modernity

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This book aims to achieve a deeper understanding of the very human phenomenon of martyrdom by analysing in detail its highly varied re-enactments in European and Middle Eastern literatures. Despite its divergent historical, religious, philosophical or political circumstances, there does …

Writers and Rulers

Perspectives on Their Relationship from Abbasid to Safavid Times

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Nine essays explore the ways in which individual Arabic and Persian authors between the 9th and 17th centuries (with examples drawn from the Abbasid to the Safavid dynasties) chose rulers and other political leaders as the recipients for their writings, …

Crossings and Passages in Genre and Culture

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Crossings and Passages in Genre and Culture scrutinizes the fascinating and diverse wanderings forms of artistic expression, in particular literature, have taken through different cultural fields, both within and outside a specific geographical region or historical époque. Approaching the topic …


Eine integrierte »turkoarabische« Romangeschichte (Mitte 19. bis Mitte 20. Jahrhundert)

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Brückenschläge (Building Bridges) is the first detailed and systematic comparison of two modern Middle Eastern literatures, taking the novel genre as a paradigm. The study’s synoptic approach challenges, and gets past, the concept of Arabic resp. Turkish “national literatures”, outlining …