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Ein Compendium sumerisch-akkadischer Beschwörungen

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ISBN: 9783940344175 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2008-505 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Religion --- History
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The magic way of thinking and acting belongs to the conspicuous characteristics of the old oriental culture. Threats to mankind, especially diseases, are induced by demons. But these diseases can be avert with the help of the god Enki (Ea) and his son Asalluhi (Marduk). The present collection of 21 spells is a profile through the ritual practice of the cleaning of ill people. The texts are based primarily on manuscripts from the library of Assurbanipal in Ninive (7th century b.c.) . But the some spells are from earlier transcriptions of the 2nd century b.c. A lot of the material in this book is published for the first time. So, this book contributes for the reconstruction of religious literature of the Old Orient.

Goethe’s Faust and the Divan of Ḥāfiẓ. Body and Soul in Pursuit of Knowledge and Beauty

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ISBN: 9783110661576 Year: Pages: 353 DOI: 10.1515/9783110661576 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book explores the poetic articulations of a shift from a transcendent to an immanent worldview, as reflected in the manner of evaluation of body and soul in Goethe’s Faust and Ḥāfiẓ’ Divan. Focusing on two lifeworks that illustrate their authors’ respective intellectual histories, this cross-genre study goes beyond the textual confines of the two poets’ Divans to compare important building blocks of their intellectual worlds.

Les arabisants et la France coloniale. 1780-1930 : Savants, conseillers, médiateurs

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ISBN: 9782847887204 DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.3705 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Political Science
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License: OpenEdition Licence for Books

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L’orientalisme des arabisants français, fortement controversé pour son implication dans la politique d’expansion coloniale, n’avait pas encore été l’objet d’une enquête historique fouillée. A travers une analyse de leurs carrières, de leurs publications et de leurs prises de position, l’ouvrage restitue les enjeux savants et politiques de leur action, inscrite dans le contexte culturel général d’un large XIXe siècle. Il permet de réapprécier l’intérêt d’auteurs souvent oubliés, qui ont à la fois travaillé à la constitution d’un patrimoine arabe et musulman et participé à la mise en œuvre d’un projet impérial aux effets destructeurs.

(Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslim

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783837629156 9783839429150 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627787 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100561
Subject: History --- Migration
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Media depictions of Arabs and Muslims continue to be framed by images of camels, belly dancers, and dagger-wearing terrorists. But do only Hollywood movies and TV news have the power to frame public discourse? This interdisciplinary study transfers media framing theory to literary studies to show how life writing (re-)frames Orientalist stereotypes. The innovative analysis of the post-9/11 autobiographies 'West of Kabul, East of New York', 'Letters from Cairo', and 'Howling in Mesopotamia' makes a powerful claim to approach literature based on a theory of production and reception, thus enhancing the multi-disciplinary potential of framing theory.

Osmanen in Hamburg - eine Beziehungsgeschichte zur Zeit des Ersten Weltkrieges

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ISBN: 9783943423273 Year: Pages: 321 DOI: 10.15460/HUP.159 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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The exhibition "Osmanen in Hamburg - a relationship history during the First World War" which was shown in the Hambrug State and University Library from November 6th, 2014 to January 4th, 2015, devoted itself to the 100th anniversary of the "Urkatastrophe" (the Great War) to he German-Ottoman relations from the perspective of Hamburg, and focused on the years between 1914 and 1918.The archival objects were presented for the first time and are documented in this publication. They illustrate not only economic, diplomatic and cultural contacts., but also give an impression of the presence and the life of the ethnically and religiously heterogeneous group of the Ottomans (e.g. Armenians, Greeks, Sephardic Jews, Muslim Turks) in Hamburg who can be traced back to the 19th century.This catalog, however, does not only want to document the exhibition which was divided into eight sections. With an additional eight contributions, it provides a deeper insight into the complex and ambivalent Ottoman-German and/ or Hamburg-Ottoman relations. In addition to transcultural encounters such as cultural differences between the time of 1850 and 1909 the colonial ambitions and oriental emblems of the German Reich, as well as the role of German women in the Ottoman Empire between 1914 and 1918, are illuminated in three chapters.

Cyberpunk in a Transnational Context

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ISBN: 9783039214211 9783039214228 Year: Pages: 122 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-422-8 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Arts in general --- Performing Arts
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Mike Mosher’s “Some Aspects of Californian Cyberpunk” vividly reminds us of the influence of West Coast counterculture on cyberpunks, with special emphasis on 1960s theoretical gurus such as Timothy Leary and Marshall McLuhan, who explored the frontiers of inner space as well as the global village. Frenchy Lunning’s “Cyberpunk Redux: Dérives in the Rich Sight of Post-Anthropocentric Visuality” examines how the heritage of Ridley Scott’s techno-noir film

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