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  • Barock und Aufklärungby Heinz Duchhardt; Matthias Schnettger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    A standard work in a revised edition: Matthias Schnettger and Heinz Duckhardt have fully updated this highly praised textbook on the Enlightenment and the Baroque period. Their overview considers the latest perspectives in research, and the bibliography has been supplemented with key works published since the last edition. The volume is... more...

  • Meine Taten / Res gestae divi Augustiby Augustus; Ekkehard Weber

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    The Res Gestae Divi Augusti , a funerary inscription recounting the deeds of Augustus, was originally displayed on two bronze pillars in Rome. While the originals have been lost, a Latin and Greek copy were found in 1555 in today?s Ankara. Augustus lays stress not only on his foreign policy successes, but also emphasizes his care of the... more...

  • Cityscapingby Therese Fuhrer; Felix Mundt; Jan Stenger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    These papers investigate the representation, symbolism and discursive functions of urban space. The focus is on texts in which Rome and other ancient cities play a prominent role. Continuities and interruptions in the history of ?cityscaping? are revealed by drawing on modern classics of writing the city. Contributions from the fields... more...

  • Introduction to Paremiologyby Hrisztalina Hrisztova-Gotthardt; Melita Aleksa Varga

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    This handbook introduces key elements of the philological research area called paremiology. It presents the main subject area as well as the current status of paremiological research. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar-specialist in their area of proverbial research. The book successfully represents a measured balance between... more...

  • August Wilhelm Ifflands Berliner Bühneby Klaus Gerlach

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This study seeks to counteract the widespread claim that unlike Goethe?s Weimar stage, August Wilhelm Iffland ran the Berlin National Theater from 1796 to 1814 exclusively based on economic considerations. It examines the complex process of economic and aesthetic value formation in the theater and its environment. The analytic lens is... more...

  • Fichte und Sartre über Freiheitby Violetta L. Waibel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume examines the remarkable conceptual affinity between Fichte and Sartre. Fichte thinks of freedom with respect to self-determination while Sartre sees humans as being thrust into freedom and responsibility that they must endure and bear. In terms of the current debate on the questionable nature of freedom, these two intense thinkers... more...

  • Form und Formauflösung der Tragödieby Zoe Ghyselinck

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    In response to the pluralism of turn-of-the-century literature, the German author Paul Ernst (1866?1933) sought to reestablish a form of tragedy based on ancient models. This study shows while Ernst tried to counter contemporary formal dissolution, his underlying religious-mystical tendencies sabotaged this effort. more...

  • Artemidor von Daldis und die antike Traumdeutungby Gregor Weber

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Artemidorus Daldianus?s Interpretation of Dreams , a dream book written at the end of the second century CE, is the sole surviving dream interpretation book from Greek and Roman antiquity. The essays in this volume situate Artemidorus and his work in the context of his contemporaries as well as ancient dream interpretation, and examine... more...

  • 23rd Annual Conference of the German Crystallographic Society, March 16?19, 2015, Göttingen, Germanyby De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 238.00

    Zeitschrift für Kristallographie. Supplement Volume 35 presents the complete Abstracts of all contributions to the 23rd Annual Conference of the German Crystallographic Society in Göttingen (Germany) 2015. more...

  • Le contre-discours coraniqueby Mehdi Azaiez

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    This bookdeals witha prominent literary element of the Koran, the ?counter-discourse?, the citations of opposing voices. This feature of the Koranic text has been neglected in earlier scholarship although it is connected to the larger question of the religious milieu in which the Koran emerged. Accordingly, the topic is of considerable... more...