Zeitgeist – How Ideas Travel

Politics, Culture and the Public in the Age of Revolution

Author: Maike Oergel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110631539

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 349

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This book investigates the emergence of the modern concept of zeitgeist, the notion of a pervasive contemporary coherence, in the late 18th century. It traces zeitgeist’s descent from genius saeculi and investigates its association with public spirit and public opinion before surveying its prominence around the Wars of Liberation in Germany and during the politically restless 1820s in England. This trajectory shows that zeitgeist emerged from the 18th-century discourses about culture and the public functioning of social collectives. Under the impact of the French Revolution the term came to describe social processes of political and cultural challenge. Zeitgeist was discussed as a social dynamic in which emerging elites disseminate new ideas which find enough public approval to influence cultural and political behaviour and practice. These findings modify the view that zeitgeist eludes critical grasp and is mainly invoked for manipulative purposes by showing that the zeitgeist discussions around 1800 contributed to the formation of modern politics and capture key aspects of how ideas are disseminated within societies and across borders, providing a way of reading history horizontally.

A Trip to Africa

A Comic Opera by Franz von Suppé

Author: Dario Salvi,Hannah Salvi

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443895458


Page: 380

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In 1883, three of the masterminds of Viennese operetta collaborated on a new masterpiece; A Trip to Africa – or Die Afrikareise in the original German. They were composer Franz von Suppé and librettists Richard Genée and Moritz West. The final result was one of the best Viennese operettas of all time. The work was performed across the world for 50 years, before the advent of films and lighter musical theatre made it, and many other works belonging to the same tradition, obsolete. The last known performance was in Italy in 1922. Using sources from all over the world, this book pieces together for the first time a complete libretto, in English, German and Italian, with the original stage directions, as well as images of some of the productions. The story is full of humour, romance and suspense, with catchy melodies in a quintessentially Viennese style.

Natur- und Reisebilder

Pictures of Nature and Travel from [his] Personal Narrative of Travel, and Aspects of Nature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 352

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Exiles Traveling

"Exploring Displacement, Crossing Boundaries in German Exile Arts and Writings 1933-1945"

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9042028769

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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This volume presents for the first time a study of the interface between exile and travel within the context of exile from Nazi Germany. The nineteen essays share the overarching aim to compare the tropes of travel and exile as generators of a critical discourse and as central categories within German exile, in particular literature, music and film. The essays are guided by powerful questions: How does travel compare to exile, and how much overlap is there between these two categories? How do exiles travel, as practitioners of displacement? Or rather, to what extent does the concept of travel apply to the exilic predicament? Do the terms “exile” and “travel” still have validity in our postmodern era of cosmopolitanism, ever increasing mobility, the embrace of otherness, and tourism? How does exile literature in which travel is thematized compare to the tradition(s) of travel writing? And how are the critical moments of leavetaking, re-membering home, and return imagined and narrated? The essays feature numerous German and Austrian authors, musicians, and filmmakers and lend fresh insights into German Exile and the field of Exile Studies at large.

Eyewitness Travel Guides: German Visual Phrase Book

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756659566

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 5482


Do you need to learn German? Eyewitness Travel Guides: German Visual Phrase Book can get you started learning today! Whether you're visiting Germany for business or pleasure, learn how to speak German with essential words and phrases for hundreds of illustrated everyday objects. Find key phrases fast with galleries of words and pictures make it easy to find key basic vocabulary at a glance and help you remember what you've seen. No prior knowledge required so you can learn phrases to help you find your way around, eat out, shop and go sightseeing. An easy-to-use pronunciation guide for every word and phrase will help you speak like a native. Combining the best of DK's visual and audio approaches to learning languages, DK's Visual Phrase Books teach phrases that are essential for successfully navigating a foreign country.

Mobility and Travel in the Mediterranean from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Author: Renate Schlesier

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825867553

Category: Social Science

Page: 134

View: 4579


The Mediterranean world is a model that serves the analysis of the dynamic process of cultural identity through approximation and differentiation, through openness and self-assertion, through a constant contact - by way of travel - to foreign regions, cultures and societies. For ancient Greek culture, mobility seems to be a specific characteristic. The same can be said for the Christian, Judaic and Islamic Middle Ages, however, under different or changed circumstances. This publication presents the contributions to an international workshop in cultural analysis, which focused on mobility as a proof of the historical flexibility of Mediterranean cultural systems.