German Literature on the Middle East

Discourses and Practices, 1000-1989

Author: Nina Berman

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472117513

Category: History

Page: 324

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An investigation of Germany and the Middle East through literary sources, in the context of social, economic, and political practices

Amarna in the 21st century

Author: Christian Huyeng,Andreas Finger

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3739293799

Category: History

Page: 356

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This volume of KBSAÄ is dedicated to one of the dearly beloved topics of both Egyptology and the interested public: the so called Amarna-Period. Although brief in time – merely 17 years – this reign is seen as having left a major impact on Egyptian history, culture and religion. This volume brings together some recent researches concerning the Amarna-Period: Kristin Thompson: Stone Inlays from the Great Aten Temple: New Discoveries Natalia Klimczak: Who was Kiya Wolfgang Winter: Zur Chronologie der Beamtengräber in Tell el Amarna Heidi Köpp-Junck Ikonographische und textliche Belege für Frauen auf Streitwagen in der Amarnazeit Christian Huyeng Revolutionist or Reactionary? Akhenaten ́s Archaism Grigorios I. Kontopoulos Tutankhamun’s widow pledge: True or False? A different perspective of diplomatic marriage as recorded in Suppiluliuma’s biography Barbara Kündiger Amarna am Bauhaus. Der Rekonstruktionsversuch des Amarnahauses 1916 und das Versuchshaus „Haus am Horn“ 1923

Imperial Messages

Orientalism as Self-critique in the Habsburg Fin de Siècle

Author: Robert Lemon

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571135006

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

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In recent years a debate has arisen on the applicability of postcolonial theory to the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Some have argued that Austria-Hungary's lack of overseas territories renders the concepts of colonialism and postcolonialism irrelevant, while others have cited the quasi-colonial attitudes of the Viennese elite towards the various "subject peoples" of the empire as a point of comparison. Imperial Messages applies postcolonial theory to works of orientalist fiction by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Robert Musil, and Franz Kafka, all subjects of the empire, challenging Edward Said's notion that orientalism invariably acts in the ideological service of European colonialism. It argues that these Habsburg authors employ oriental motifs not to promulgate Western hegemony, but to engage in self-reflection and self-critique, including critique of the foundational concepts of orientalist discourse itself. By providing detailed textual analyses of canonical works of Austrian Modernism, including Hofmannsthal's "Tale of the 672nd Night," Musil's Young Törless, and Kafka's "In the Penal Colony," the book not only offers new postcolonial readings of these Austrian works, but also shows how they question the conventional postcolonial and post-Saidian view of orientalism as a purely hegemonic discourse. Robert Lemon is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Oklahoma.

Gegenwart als Geschichte

islamwissenschaftliche Studien : Fritz Steppat zum fünfundsechzigsten Geburtstag

Author: Axel Havemann,Baber Johansen

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004088665

Category: Civilization, Islamic

Page: 639

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Postcolonial Poetics

Genre and Form

Author: Patrick Crowley,Jane Hiddleston

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846317452

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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Responding to calls to focus on postcolonial literature's literary qualities instead of merely its political content, this volume investigates the idiosyncrasies of postcolonial poetics. However, rather than privileging the literary at the expense of the political, the essays collected here analyze how texts use genre and form to offer multiple and distinct ways of responding to political and historical questions. By probing how different kinds of literary writing can blur with other discourses, the contributors offer key insights into postcolonial literature's power to imagine alternative identities and societies.

Europa und die Türkei im 18. Jahrhundert

Author: Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3899717953

Category: History

Page: 531

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English summary: The contributions to this volume explore intercultural contacts and the reciprocal perceptions between Turkey and Europe in the eighteenth century. 'The dangerous Turk', one of the most antagonistic narratives in early modern times, lost impact after the Ottoman defeat in the second siege of Vienna 1683. The image of the Turk changed from the menacing, invincible terror of Christendom to that of a quaint and exotic neighbour. The result was a broad, partly euphoric acceptance and blending of Ottoman culture into the political, scientific, economic and aesthetic discourses of the eighteenth century. Conversely, the European impact on the socio-political and cultural life of the Ottoman Empire increased at the beginning of the eighteenth century. From the perspective of a variety of different academic disciplines, the contributions to this volume explore the following questions: What possibilities were there to form an idea of the other and to what extent was this idea founded on autistic self-assertion on the one hand, on curiosity and creative appropriation on the other? What forms of intercultural contacts existed and how have they been documented? german description: Thema dieses Bandes sind die interkulturellen Kontakte und die wechselseitige Wahrnehmung zwischen der Turkei und Europa im 18. Jahrhundert. Die Turkengefahr, eines der wichtigsten Antagonismusnarrative der fruhen Neuzeit, verblasste nach der osmanischen Niederlage bei der zweiten Belagerung Wiens 1683, und das Bild des Turken wandelte sich vom bedrohlichen, unbesiegbaren Schrecken der Christenheit zum kuriosen, exotischen Nachbarn. Die osmanische Kultur fand in den politischen, wissenschaftlichen, wirtschaftlichen und asthetischen Diskursen des 18. Jahrhunderts breite, zum Teil euphorische Aufnahme und Verarbeitung. Zugleich verstarkte sich zu Beginn des 18. Jahrhunderts der europaische Einfluss im gesellschaftspolitischen und kulturellen Leben des Osmanischen Reichs. Welche Moglichkeiten bestanden, sich ein Bild des Anderen zu machen, und zu welchen Teilen grundete es auf autistischer Selbstbespiegelung einerseits, auf Neugier und produktiver Aneignung andererseits? Welche Formen des interkulturellen Kontaktes existierten und wie sind sie dokumentiert? Auf diese Fragen antworten die Beitrage aus der Sicht verschiedener akademischer Disziplinen.