Volkst Mliche Astronomie Im Islamischen Mittelalter 2 Vols

Author: Petra Schmidl
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9047420500
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This source book provides new information about a much neglected aspect of the scientific tradition of the Islamic Middle Ages, focusing on folk astronomy and its relations to religious duties (determination of the times of Muslim prayer and the direction towards the Kaaba in Mecca (Arabic qibla)).

The German Literary Companion Or A Guide To German Literature Being A Choice Collection Of Pieces In Prose And Verse With An Introduction Translations And Notes And Sketches Of The Lives Of The Most Celebrated German Writers Intended To Serve As A Sequel To Ollendorff S New Method Of Learning The German Language

Author: P. GANDS
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Violence As Usual

Author: Marie Muschalek
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501742868
Size: 11,44 MB
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Slaps in the face, kicks, beatings, and other forms of run-of-the-mill violence were a quotidian part of life in German Southwest Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century. Unearthing this culture of normalized violence in a settler colony, Violence as Usual uncovers the workings of a powerful state that was built in an improvised fashion by low-level state representatives. Marie A. Muschalek's fascinating portrayal of the daily deeds of African and German men enrolled in the colonial police force called the Landespolizei is a historical anthropology of police practice and the normalization of imperial power. Replete with anecdotes of everyday experiences both of the policemen and of colonized people and settlers, Violence as Usual reexamines fundamental questions about the relationship between power and violence. Muschalek gives us a new perspective on violence beyond the solely destructive and the instrumental. She overcomes, too, the notion that modern states operate exclusively according to modes of rationalized functionality. Violence as Usual offers an unusual assessment of the history of rule in settler colonialism and an alternative to dominant narratives of an ostensibly weak colonial state.

A Progressive German Reader

Author: George J. Adler
Size: 17,18 MB
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Writing The North Of The North L Criture Du Nord Du Nord Den Norden Des Nordens Be Schreiben

Author: Annie Bourguignon
Editor: Frank & Timme GmbH
ISBN: 3732906256
Size: 10,29 MB
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The expression “North of the North” refers both to an objective, geographical reality – the territories situated at the highest latitudes on our planet – and to a subjective, mental construction which came into being many centuries ago and has been developed, modified and differentiated ever since. The chapters in the present volume examine various aspects of that concept, analysing texts and works of art from a range of regions and periods. La notion de « Nord du Nord » renvoie tout autant à la réalité géographique objective que sont les territoires des latitudes les plus élevées de notre planète qu’à une construction mentale subjective qui s’est constituée, développée et modifiée au cours du temps. Les contributions du présent volume se proposent d’en explorer les multiples facettes en recourant à des textes et œuvres d’art d’époques et de provenances diverses. Der Begriff „Norden des Nordens“ verweist sowohl auf eine objektive geographische Wirklichkeit, nämlich die in den höchsten Breitengraden unseres Planeten gelegenen Territorien, als auch auf eine subjektive mentale Konstruktion, die im Laufe der Zeiten entstanden ist, sich fortentwickelt und ausdifferenziert hat. Die im vorliegenden Band enthaltenen Beiträge erforschen die vielfältigen Facetten dieses Begriffs anhand von Texten und Kunstwerken aus verschiedenen Regionen und Epochen.

Bibliographie Mensuelle

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Instant German

Author: Nick Theobald
Editor: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456606530
Size: 16,74 MB
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Instant! German is a user-friendly phrase book full of practical, street-wise and down-to-earth phrases and words. Instant! German uses phonetics to give the reader an easy entry point into speaking everyday German - Instantly! It has everything you'd want in a phrase book, plus a large dose of humour.

Beyond Alterity

Author: Qinna Shen
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782383611
Size: 19,99 MB
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With the economic and political rise of East Asia in the second half of the twentieth century, many Western countries have re-evaluated their links to their Eastern counterparts. Thus, in recent years, Asian German Studies has emerged as a promising branch within interdisciplinary German Studies. This collection of essays examines German-language cultural production pertaining to modern China and Japan, and explicitly challenges orientalist notions by proposing a conception of East and West not as opposites, but as complementary elements of global culture, thereby urging a move beyond national paradigms in cultural studies. Essays focus on the mid-century German-Japanese alliance, Chinese-German Leftist collaborations, global capitalism, travel, identity, and cultural hybridity. The authors include historians and scholars of film and literature, and employ a wide array of approaches from postcolonial, globalization, media, and gender studies. The collection sheds new light on a complex and ambivalentset of international relationships, while also testifying to the potential of Asian German Studies.