Das Erbe der Eiszeit

Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Joachim Marcinek

Author: Sixten Bussemer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geology, Stratigraphic

Page: 148

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Peripheral Memories

Public and Private Forms of Experiencing and Narrating the Past

Author: Elisabeth Boesen,Fabienne Lentz,Michel Margue,Denis Scuto,Renée Wagener

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839421160

Category: History

Page: 288

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After a period of intense work on national memory cultures, we are observing a growing interest in memory both as a social and an individual practice. Memory studies tend to focus on a particular field of memory processes, namely those connected with war, persecution and expulsion. In this sense, the memory - or rather the trauma - of the Holocaust is paradigmatic for the entire research field. The Holocaust is furthermore increasingly understood as constitutive of a global memory community which transcends national memories and mediates universal values. The present volume diverges from this perspective by dealing also with everyday subjects of memory. This allows for a more complete view of the interdependencies between public and private memory and, more specifically, public and family memory.
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Urkundliche Kirchen-Geschichte Der Grafschaft Glaz

Von Der Urzeit Bis Auf Unsere Tage ... Nebst Einem Anhange: Geschichtlich Statistische Darstellung Aller Gläzer Pfarreien und Kirchen Mit Deren Geistlichen Vorstehern, So Wie Der Schulen Im Jahre 1841

Author: Aloys Bach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Glatz (Germany : Grafschaft)

Page: 519

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Greek Thought, Arabic Culture

The Graeco-Arabic Translation Movement in Baghdad and Early 'Abbasaid Society (2nd-4th/5th-10th c.)

Author: Dimitri Gutas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134926340

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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From the middle of the eighth century to the tenth century, almost all non-literary and non-historical secular Greek books, including such diverse topics as astrology, alchemy, physics, botany and medicine, that were not available throughout the eastern Byzantine Empire and the Near East, were translated into Arabic. Greek Thought, Arabic Culture explores the major social, political and ideological factors that occasioned the unprecedented translation movement from Greek into Arabic in Baghdad, the newly founded capital of the Arab dynasty of the 'Abbasids', during the first two centuries of their rule. Dimitri Gutas draws upon the preceding historical and philological scholarship in Greco-Arabic studies and the study of medieval translations of secular Greek works into Arabic and analyses the social and historical reasons for this phenomenon. Dimitri Gutas provides a stimulating, erudite and well-documented survey of this key movement in the transmission of ancient Greek culture to the Middle Ages.
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Children in the Holocaust and its Aftermath

Historical and Psychological Studies of the Kestenberg Archive

Author: Sharon Kangisser Cohen,Eva Fogelman,Dalia Ofer

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785334395

Category: History

Page: 276

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The testimonies of individuals who survived the Holocaust as children pose distinct emotional and intellectual challenges for researchers: as now-adult interviewees recall profound childhood experiences of suffering and persecution, they also invoke their own historical awareness and memories of their postwar lives, requiring readers to follow simultaneous, disparate narratives. This interdisciplinary volume brings together historians, psychologists, and other scholars to explore child survivors’ accounts. With a central focus on the Kestenberg Holocaust Child Survivor Archive’s over 1,500 testimonies, it not only enlarges our understanding of the Holocaust empirically but illuminates the methodological, theoretical, and institutional dimensions of this unique form of historical record.
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Egyptology: The Missing Millennium

Ancient Egypt in Medieval Arabic Writings

Author: Okasha El Daly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315429764

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Egyptology: The Missing Millennium brings together for the first time the disciplines of Egyptology and Islamic Studies, seeking to overturn the conventional opinion of Western scholars that Moslims/Arabs had no interest in pre-Islamic cultures. This book examines a neglected period of a thousand years in the history of Egyptology, from the Moslem annexation of Egypt in the seventh century CE until the Ottoman conquest in the 16th century. Concentrating on Moslem writers, as it is usually Islam which incurs blame for cutting Egyptians off from their ancient heritage, the author shows not only the existence of a large body of Arabic sources on Ancient Egypt, but also their usefulness to Egyptology today. Using sources as diverse as the accounts of travelers and treasure hunters to books on alchemy, the author shows that the interest in ancient Egyptian scripts continued beyond classical writers, and describes attempts by medieval Arab scholars, mainly alchemists, to decipher the hieroglyph script. He further explores medieval Arab interest in Ancient Egypt, discussing the interpretations of the intact temples, as well as the Arab concept of Egyptian kingship and state administration—including a case study of Queen Cleopatra that shows how the Arabic romance of this queen differs significantly from Western views. This book will be of great interest to academics and students of archaeology, Islamic studies and Egyptology, as well as anyone with a general interest in Egyptian history.
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Knotenpunkt Byzanz

Wissensformen und kulturelle Wechselbeziehungen

Author: Andreas Speer,Philipp Steinkrüger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110272093

Category: History

Page: 881

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"This volume casts a new light on Byzantium as a geographical and cultural intersection. For nearly a millennium, Byzantium was an important crossroads where cultures, people, and institutions from the entire Mediterranean area came together. Key subjects of interest explored by this volume include reciprocal cultural and epistemic processes of reception and transformation and the forms of knowledge associated with them."--Publisher's website.
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