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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 …

Conflicting Narratives: War, Trauma and Memory in Iraqi Culture

286 p., E-book
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This volume deals with the Iraqi cultural production under and after Baathist rule, a research field which, in comparison to Iraqi history and politics, has attracted relatively scant scholarly attention. The contributors depict the impact of dictatorship, sanctions, and successive …

Reading Across Modern Arabic Literature and Art

Three Case Studies: Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Abd al-Rahman Munif, Etel Adnan

120 p., E-book
69.00 €
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Interrelations of literature and art, word and image, are manifold. However, they have remained largely unexplored when it comes to literature and art in the Arab world. This book aims at introducing interarts studies to Middle Eastern studies and, at …

Muhammad Iqbal’s Romanticism of Power

A Post-Structural Approach to His Persian Lyrical Poetry

284 p., E-book
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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

380 p., E-book
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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

260 p., E-book
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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

228 p., E-book
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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 …

Brückenschläge

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

656 p., E-book
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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 …

Jenseits der Dichotomie von Text und Bild

Verfahren der Veranschaulichung und Verlebendigung in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit

464 p., E-book
119.00 €
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This volume brings together the research findings of a DFG network of Germanists and art historians. The focus is on processes of visualisation and vivification in the sister arts of painting and poetry. For Christian-influenced pre-modern art production, it was …

Maßgebendsein

Texte und Studien zur Poetologie des frühen Meistergesangs

240 p., E-book
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Only by the beginning of the 16th century, the „Meistergesang“ develops explicit poetics of rules. In the early anonymous “Meistergesang” of the 14th and 15th century, poetological contemplations are exclusively expressed by the singable scripts themselves. The present study edits …