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Das Universitätsmamsellen-Lesebuch - Fünf gelehrte Frauenzimmer, vorgestellt in eigenen Werken

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ISBN: 9783863952433 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2015-849 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: History
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Fünf unternehmungslustige junge Frauen wuchsen am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts gemeinsam in Göttingen auf: Philippine Gatterer, Caroline Michaelis, Therese Heyne, Meta Wedekind und Dorothea Schlözer. Alle fünf waren Professorentöchter und genossen eine für ihre Zeit außergewöhnliche Bildung, sodass sie der Nachwelt unter dem Namen „Göttinger Universitätsmamsellen“ bekannt wurden. Als Erwachsene wandten sie sich der Literatur zu und veröffentlichten eigenwillige Gedichte, Abenteuerromane, aber auch Reiseberichte, Übersetzungen und Briefe. Dieser Band versammelt eine Auswahl ihrer interessantesten Werke, ergänzt um Kurzbiographien, historische Erläuterungen und einen illustrierten Stadtrundgang.

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ISBN: 9783205202905 Year: Pages: 202 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_620581 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 356
Subject: History
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This volume represents the first extensive study on German theoretical approaches to biographical writing at the end of the Eighteenth Century. Following key figures in German Enlightenment like Johann Gottfried Herder, Friedrich Schlichtegroll and Daniel Jenisch, this book traces the attempt to establish biography as a central genre in comprehensive hermeneutic world view.

Franz von Ottenthal (1818–1899)

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ISBN: 9783205784609 Year: Pages: 310 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_437185 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 4127
Subject: History
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Dr. Franz von Ottenthal served as a General Practitioner in Sand, in the South Tyrolean Tauferer Ahrntal from 1847 to 1899, over a period lasting more than 50 years. From 1861 until 1882, in a period of great regional and imperial tensions, he even was member of the Tyrolean Landtag (diet). In 1837/8 he began his medical studies at the University of Vienna, where important physicians from the "Zweite Wiener Medizinische Schule" like Carl von Rokitansky, Joseph Skoda and Philipp Semmelweis were teaching. Ottenthal worked as a medical expert in Windisch-Matrei (East Tyrol) for almost two years. Then he went back home and became a General Practitioner in Neumelans, the residence of his family. This biography treats particularly the career as a physician, his engagement in the medical service and the difficulties during the collaboration with medical authorities. On the other side it contains further an analysis of the medical records and the letters of his patients for a better patient view. Further this biography discusses open questions like medical development, fees, properties of a noble rural physicians in the second part of the 19 century and the competition with other physicians and healers. A big space is dedicated to the treatment of mental illness. Ottenthal wasn't a 'psychiatrist', but he was as well responsible for the care and the treatment of persons with mental disease. With a report by a physician began - crossing a lot of other institutions - the way in the asylum. The Ottenthal family, whose everyday life has tried to be reconstructed along private correspondence, is a typical example of a family from the second part of the 19th century between nobility and bourgeoisie characterized on the one hand by qualification, know-how and a lucrative job and on the other by a nobility title, fortune and landed property. Franz von Ottenthal wasn't a famous physician like Rudolf Virchow, Robert Koch or Carl von Rokitansky. Nevertheless he was a modern, political engaged, self-confident practitioner and he is a very good example for the fusion of nobility and bourgeoisie in a rural life of the 19th century. This publication should be a contribution to the exploration of rural medical practice, which is little known and often poor of sources. It will even be a starting-point for further comparative studies of other medical biographies and legacies.

Der Filmkomponist Max Steiner (1888-1971)

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ISBN: 9783205788010 Year: Pages: 302 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_453612 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 4305
Subject: History --- Music
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This is the first monograph about the Austro-American Composer Max Steiner (1888-1971), one of the great pioneers of film music in the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood. In the early 1930ies with his visionary energy he helped to establish symphonic film music as an integrated part in the film production process. In contrary to many of his colleagues, Mr. Steiner had devoted himself completely to film music. Therefore the preoccupation with Max Steiner's music gives a very valuable insight into the craft of film composing. Supported by many quotes and music examples, the first part of this monograph shows how Mr. Steiner wrote his film music. From the first viewing and the spotting session to the final exact timing of the cues, the whole creative and technical process of his film composing is demonstrated. The music of Max Steiner has a couple of quasi formulaic elements: the regular use of leitmotifs, quotations from his own music and the accurate synchronisation of screen action and music cues (with its extreme form, the so-called mickey mousing). The principles of the subjective use of harmonies as well as the technique of instrumentation are shown. The reader will also learn about the special relationship between composer and orchestrator. This distinctive form of collaboration was typical for the Hollywood cinema of the 30ies and 40ies of the 20th century, the so called Golden Age and still is today. Because the studios wanted to save the precious time of their employed composers, they wanted them to write their music on sketch paper with two to four staves, with the themes, voice leadings, harmonies and basic requirements of instrumentation. Then the orchestrator had to transform this into a complete score. Throughout his whole career, Mr. Steiner had been working with three orchestrators. This collaboration reached such an intuitive level, that is was sufficient that Max Steiner wrote only rudimentary musical information. When these sketches had been transformed into scores, Steiner conducted the studio orchestra, where he normally used the click. The second part of the book is based to a big extent on Steiner's yet unpublished autobiography. Born at the end of the 19th century in Vienna, Max Steiner was considered a musical wunderkind. His father as well as his grandfather before him was a famous theatre impresario. One of his teachers was Gustav Mahler. Steiner's first career as composer, arranger and conductor of operettas and musicals led him from Vienna to London and New York and lasted about 30 years. Then, in 1929, he got a call from Hollywood where he fulfilled his determination as dean of film music (Bette Davis). In the 50ies, when the symphonic film music lost its acceptance also Max Steiner's amount of work decreased. In 1965 he wrote his last of more than 300 scores. With the help of original documents from the archive of Warner Bros., such as memos, letters or billings the reader will get a three dimensional insight not only about how the movie Casablanca was made but on the mechanisms of the movie industry as a whole. Parts of the original sketches and the score of the music for Casablanca have been carefully transformed into a piano reduction to demonstrate even more clearly the efficient use of his skills and the yet highly artistic approach of Mr. Steiner Furthermore an example of this film music is compared to an excerpt of Richard Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen. There the reader will see how film music was not only inspired by but precisely obtained musical tools from the late romantic music theatre. Or, in Max Steiner's own words: "If Wagner would have lived in this century, he would be the number one film composer". Max Steiner is an outstanding protagonist of a generation of European immigrants who formed the cultural life in the USA. He is an important link between his native city Vienna and his new homeland America and through composers such as Steiner the tradition of the late European romantic m

Sarah Kofman

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ISBN: 9783851327274 Year: Pages: 340 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_497777 Language: German
Publisher: Turia und Kant Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 146
Subject: History
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The first intellectual biography of the French-Jewish philosopher Sarah Kofmann (1934-1994) combines philosophical text analysis with contemporary theory of biography. The author conducts a critical revision of the postmodern maxim of the „Death of the Subject“.

Das Deutsch der Migranten

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Book Series: Jahrbuch des Instituts für Deutsche Sprache ISSN: 0537-7900 ISBN: 9783110307894 Year: Volume: 2012 Pages: 419 DOI: 10.1515/9783110307894 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Linguistics
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The subject of this annual volume for 2012 is the usage and forms of German as spoken by immigrants. The work addresses the acquisition of German as a second language, particularities in the German spoken by individuals with an immigrant background, the role of language for the transformation of self-identity, as well as communication between immigrants and German natives.

Biografie – Lebenslauf – Generation

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Book Series: Schriftenreihe der Sektion Erwachsenenbildung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE) ISBN: 9783847411789 9783847421061 Year: Pages: 344 DOI: 10.3224/84742106 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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People interpret their biographies in order to give them a subjective meaning. In institutionalized biographies, biographies also become normatively charged patterns of progress. They reflect the tension between life courses and culturally and socially shaped generalized patterns of life-style. The volume collects selected peer-reviewed contributions on this topic.

Die effektiven Konsuln Österreich (-Ungarns) von 1825-1918

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ISBN: 9783205206019 Year: DOI: 10.7767/9783205206019 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103504
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Consular offices were protective authorities of domestic commercial interests. Its reports ans analyses were important bases for political decisions. A short general compilation about development, training, duties, rights, and social and human aspects is followed by 617 careers, mostly gathered from sources of the archives of Vienna. This study for the first time presents a biographical reference work for consular practics in one of the five european powers of the era between 1825 and 1918.

Julius Carl Ertel. Ein Hamburger Industrieller

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783943423389 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.19.175 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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Julius Carl Ertel held a special position as director and later as sole owner of a copper smelter in the commercial and trading city of Hamburg. Born in Wroclaw, he came to the Hanseatic city at the age of 26. Together with Rudolph Bieber, he founded Ertel, Bieber & Co. in 1872. The company had its facilities in the middle of the harbour area. However, Ertel gained its decisive importance through the extensive connections he made with numerous other companies throughout Germany. In the supervisory boards of these companies, he played an active role in building up the expanding economy of the Gründerzeit. Ertel was not a man who pushed himself into the foreground. This early donor of the Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung acted as a networker in the modern sense of the word

Stadt - Mann - Universität. Hamburg, Werner von Melle und ein Jahrhundert-Lebenswerk: Teil 1. Der Mann und die Stadt

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783943423426 Year: DOI: 10.15460/mfw.18.1.170 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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How to become a Hanseatic? What made someone a (Hamburg) Patriot? Why was it not possible for a high-shool graduate to study in Hamburg before 1918? How was it possible that catastrophes in the 19th century led to modernisation in Hamburg? This publications will answer to questions like these.Around 1850 Hamburg underwent radical changes. Werner von Melle, born in 1853, played an active and forming part in the history of the city as a solicitor, senator, and mayor. Being the first president of the Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung, he devoted himself to the foundation of the University of Hamburg.This first part of his biography deals with the complex relations between the man and the city.

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