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Kosmos: Weltentwürfe im Vergleich

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ISBN: 9783858814517 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_615698 Language: German
Publisher: Scheidegger & Spiess Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 324146
Subject: Astronomy (General) --- Social Sciences --- History
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cosmos - cosmology - culture - myths

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culture --- myths --- cosmology --- cosmos

The Roots of Nationalism: National Identity Formation in Early Modern Europe, 1600-1815

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Book Series: Heritage and Memory Studies ISBN: 9789462981072 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462981072 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History
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This collection brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines to offer perspectives on national identity formation in various European contexts between 1600 and 1815. Contributors challenge the dichotomy between modernists and traditionalists in nationalism studies through an emphasis on continuity rather than ruptures in the shaping of European nations in the period, while also offering an overview of current debates in the field and case studies on a number of topics, including literature, historiography, and cartography.

Myth and Mentality: Studies in Folklore and Popular Thought

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Folkloristica ISBN: 9789517463713 9789522228499 9789522228482 Year: Pages: 317 DOI: 10.21435/sff.8 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation
Subject: Sociology --- Social Sciences --- Religion --- History of arts --- Languages and Literatures
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"The recent fascination in Finnish folklore studies with popular thought and the values and emotions encoded in oral tradition began with the realisation that the vast collections of the Finnish folklore archives still have much to offer the modern-day researcher. These archive materials were not only collected by scholars, but also by the ordinary rural populace interested in their own traditions, by performers and their audiences. With its myriad voices, this body of source material thus provides new avenues for the researcher seeking to penetrate popular thought. What does oral tradition tell us about the way its performers think and feel? What sorts of beliefs and ideas are transmitted in traditional songs and narratives? Perspectives from the study of mentalities and cultural cognition research provide a framework for investigating these issues. This collection of articles works from the premise that the cultural models which shape mentalities give rise to manifest expressions of culture, including folklore. These models also become embedded in the representations appearing in folklore, and are handed down from one generation to the next. The topics of the book cover age-old myths and world views, concepts of witchcraft and the Devil stretching back to the Middle Ages, and the values and collective emotions of Finnish and Hungarian agrarian communities.&#xD;"

Mythen in deutschsprachigen Geschichtsschulbüchern : Von Marathon bis zum Élysée-Vertrag

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ISBN: 9783847106869 Year: Pages: 293 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Georg-Eckert-Institut - Leibniz-Institut für Internationale Schulbuchforschung bei Vandehoek & Ruprecht Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 445
Subject: History --- Education
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Even in the 21st century, history textbooks are full of historical myths. This volume draws on cultural studies and history didactics to illuminate some of the myths contained in German Speking History Textbooks. The volume also reflects in depth upon the concept of ‘myth’ and proposes a definition that ties in to academic discourse on historical learning without denying the concept’s roots in cultural studies.

Geschichtsschulbücher sind auch im 21. Jahrhundert immer noch reichlich mit historischen Mythen durchsetzt. In diesem Sammelband werden solche Mythen in Schulbüchern aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz aus kulturwissenschaftlicher und geschichtsdidaktischer Perspektive beleuchtet. Auch wird hier der Mythenbegriff geschichtsdidaktisch innovativ reflektiert und einleitend ein Vorschlag zu einer Definition unterbreitet, die einerseits anschlussfähig an die akademische Diskussion über historisches Lernen ist ,andererseits jedoch auch ihre kulturwissenschaftlichen Grundlagen nicht verleugnet.

Myter om velferd og velferdsstaten

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ISBN: 9788202604141 Year: Pages: 149 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.47 Language: Norwegian
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Social and Public Welfare --- Sociology --- Social Sciences
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"Post-war expansion of the welfare state is one of the most central changes in Norwegian society&#xD;today and is often a topic in public debate. When certain conceptions about the welfare state&#xD;are developed and they are no longer based on systematic analyses but rather ideas and attitudes,&#xD;they can turn into myths. However, to be termed myths requires documentation, and&#xD;here social research plays an important role. This book rejects and elaborates central myths in&#xD;the public debate about the welfare state. The book is structured as an anthology, written by six&#xD;welfare sociologists at the University of Bergen. The first article introduces the history of The&#xD;Myth of the Welfare State, a book published by Pax in 1970, then revised a few years later, and&#xD;with a follow-up version in 1995, 25 years after that. The book became a flaming light within&#xD;the social policy debate, because it criticized the welfare state for not solving the problem of&#xD;poverty. Although this problem, relatively seen, is reduced, the following five articles show&#xD;that, within the framework of the welfare state, there is room for new important critical discussions.&#xD;One myth focuses on the idea that a combination of a comprehensive state and an active&#xD;civil society with much voluntary work is not possible. Another concerns the idea that welfare&#xD;results in dependency. A third is about the “Elder Boom”. A fourth concerns single mothers&#xD;and assumes that these unlawfully try to get access to welfare. And finally, the last discusses&#xD;the ideas that crime should result in punishment and “prison pain”. Together, the articles are a&#xD;contribution to make the debate about the welfare state richer and more dynamic."&#xD;

Den russiske togmyten

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ISBN: 9788202597177 Year: Pages: 411 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.44 Language: Norwegian
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"How are languages and cultures affected not only by the landscapes we live in, but also by the ways in which we make our way through them? Can railway fiction contribute to illuminating questions related to a nation’s history and identity? And what makes the stories about Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet trains different from railway literature with origins in other railway nations?&#xD;&#xD;Outside the country’s borders Russian and Soviet trains are likely to be associated with exotic journeys, particularly by the Trans-Siberian railway. This book explores other aspects of this vast empire’s railways. Through philological and cultural analyses, primarily of literary fiction, but also of popular cultural and documentary texts, the author demonstrates how and why the railway gradually became part of the Russian and Soviet peoples’ culture and national consciousness. She describes how metaphors and aphorisms related to trains were applied in propaganda, and subsequently became subject to linguistic play and literary deconstruction. And last, but not least this monograph shows how the railway forms a dark backdrop for literary representations of deportations, forced labour and prison camps.&#xD;&#xD;The book addresses specialists and students of Russian, as well as readers with a general interest in Russia, languages, literature and cultural theory."&#xD;

Das Heroon von Trysa, 13 A

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ISBN: 9783902976468 Year: Pages: 546 Seiten DOI: 10.15661/mono/arch/heroon02 Language: German
Publisher: Holzhausen Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 318
Subject: History
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The study examines the friezes of the Heroon of Trysa in context of Lycian culture and society and interprets the selection of the picture themes. In a very exceptional way the friezes visualize Greek, Lycian and Persian subjects and contents which characterize the world of the Lycians and meet the requirements of the tomb owner. The first part of the publication includes an introduction, the status of research, typological and iconographical analysis of the friezes, chapters on the style, the interpretation of the Heroon, and a catalogue, including description and technical information on the friezes and bibliographical abbrevations.The first part of the 2-volume publication includes an introduction, the status of research, typological and iconographical analysis of the friezes, chapters on the style, the interpretation of the Heroon, and a catalogue, including description and technical information on the friezes, and bibliographical abbreviations.&#xD;http://e-book.fwf.ac.at/o:874&#xD;The second part includes images, supplements, tables, lists of images &#xD;http://e-book.fwf.ac.at/o:875

Das Heroon von Trysa, 13 B

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ISBN: 9783902976444 Year: Pages: 222 Seiten DOI: 10.15661/mono/arch/heroon01 Language: German
Publisher: Holzhausen Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 319
Subject: History
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The study examines the friezes of the Heroon of Trysa in context of Lycian culture and society and interprets the selection of the picture themes. In a very exceptional way the friezes visualize Greek, Lycian and Persian subjects and contents which characterize the world of the Lycians and meet the requirements of the tomb owner. The second part includes images, supplements, tables, and lists of images.The first part of the 2-volume publication includes an introduction, the status of research, typological and iconographical analysis of the friezes, chapters on the style, the interpretation of the Heroon, and a catalogue, including description and technical information on the friezes, and bibliographical abbreviations.&#xD;http://e-book.fwf.ac.at/o:874&#xD;The second part includes images, supplements, tables, lists of images &#xD;http://e-book.fwf.ac.at/o:875

Myth, Materiality, and Lived Religion

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Book Series: Stockholm Studies in Comparative Religion ISBN: 9789176350966 9789176350997 9789176350973 9789176350980 Year: Pages: 446 DOI: 10.16993/bay Language: English
Publisher: Stockholm University Press
Subject: Religion --- Archaeology --- Languages and Literatures --- Social Sciences --- History
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"The authors of the present volume, Myth, Materiality, and Lived Religion, focus on the material dimension of Old Norse mythology and the role played by myths in everyday life. More broadly expressed, the collection looks at the social, ceremonial and material contexts of myths. This topic has been underexplored in previous research on Old Norse myths, despite its important theoretical implications. However, discussions around materiality, in a more general sense, have for a long time been significant for historians of religion, especially archaeologists. Myth, Materiality, and Lived Religion seeks to make the case for the relevance of materiality to literary historians and philologists as well.&#xD;Questions relating to the theme of materiality and lived religion are posed in this book, including:&#xD;• What do myths tell us about the material culture of the periods in which they were narrated?&#xD;• What role did myths or mythical beings play in connection to, for instance, illnesses and remedies during the Viking Period and the Middle Ages?&#xD;• How did ordinary people experience participation in a more formal sacrificial feast led by ritual specialists?&#xD;The editors of this book are all associated with the Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Genders Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden."&#xD;

Geschichtsmythen über Hispanoamerika

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ISBN: 9783847102045 Pages: 246 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: V&R unipress Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 106
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There are numerous popular myths concerning Hispanic America in German and Austrian textbooks from the first decade of the 21st century, and thus there is a big gap between historical narratives in textbooks and the scientific historical discourse. An analysis of textbooks from four centuries shows, that some of the myths were introduced into the textbooks in the twentieth century – for example the “myth of the flat earth” of medieval times. The myths relating to Hispanic America and the images and assumptions they conveyed were important to many different groups throughout history, became incorporated into collective memory and were uncritically incorporated into German and Austrian textbooks.

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