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Childhood in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

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ISBN: 9783110184211 9783110895445 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_626352 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100204
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Although many researchers have taken a critical stance towards the theses on the history of childhood developed by Philippe Ariès in 1960, this volume is the first comprehensive collection of studies with a psychological and emotional historical orientation to demonstrate convincingly the extent to which the relationship between parents and children was a fundamental element of European society in pre-modern times.

Translating Chinese Tradition and Teaching Tangut Culture

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Book Series: Studies in Manuscript Cultures ISSN: 2365-970X ISBN: 9783110453959 9783110453164 Year: Volume: 6 Pages: viii, 318 DOI: 10.1515/9783110453959 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
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This book is about Tangut translations of Chinese literary texts. Although most of the extant Tangut material comprises Buddhist texts, there are also many non-religious texts, which are mostly translations from Chinese. The central concern is how the Tanguts appropriated Chinese written culture through translation and what their reasons for this were. Of the seven chapters, the first three provide background information on the discovery of Tangut material, the emergence of the field of Tangut studies, and the history of the Tangut state. The following four chapters are devoted to different aspects of Tangut written culture and its connection with the Chinese tradition. The themes discussed here are the use of Chinese primers in Tangut education; the co-existence of manuscript and print; the question how faithful Tangut translators remained to the original texts or whether they at times adapted those to the needs of Tangut readership; the degree of translation consistency and the preservation of the intertextual elements of the original works. The book also intends to draw attention to the significant body of Chinese literature that exists in Tangut translation, especially since the originals of some of these texts are now lost.

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Imagining Human Rights

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ISBN: 9783110376616 9783110387292 Year: Pages: viii, 227 DOI: 10.1515/9783110376616 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Philosophy --- Law
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Why is it that human rights are considered inviolable norms of justice at local and global scales although the number of their violations has steadily increased in modern history? On the surface, this paradox seems to be reducible to a straightforward discrepancy between idealism and reality in humanitarian affairs, but Imagining Human Rights complicates the picture by offering interdisciplinary perspectives on the imaginary status of human rights. By that the contributors mean not merely subject to imagination, open to interpretation or far too abstract, but also formative of a social imaginary with emphatic identifications and shared values. From a variety of disciplinary perspectives, they explore critical ways of engaging in rigorous interdisciplinary conversations about the origin and language of human rights, personal dignity, redistributive justice, and international solidarity. Together, they show how and why a careful examination of the intersection between disciplinary investigations is essential for imagining human rights at large. Examples range from the legitimacy of land ownership rights and the inadequacy of human faculty to make sense of mass violence in visual representation to the stewardship of human rights promoters and the genealogy of human rights.

Brand Postcolonial. ‘Third World’ Texts and the Global

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ISBN: 9783110625660 Year: Pages: 150 DOI: 10.1515/9783110625660 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book studies the making of the postcolonial author and text as a brand. It examines specific themes, wherein the postcolonial text acquires global visibility, even determining the nature of global debates: the authenticity of representing ‘native’ cultures, subalternity, indigeneity, and humanism. It studies the circulation of the postcolonial as literary-ethnic chic and the author as a globally mobile celebrity.

Diaspora, Law and Literature

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Book Series: Law & Literature ISSN: 21918457 ISBN: 9783110489255 Year: Volume: 12 Pages: 367 DOI: 10.1515/9783110489255 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The well-known challenges of international migration have triggered new departures in academic approaches, with 'diaspora studies' evolving as an interdisciplinary and even transdisciplinary field of study. Its emerging methodology shares concerns with another interdisciplinary field, the study of the relations between law and literature, which focuses on the ways in which the two cultural practices of law and literature mutually negotiate each other and on the question after the ontological commensurability of the domains. This volume offers, for the first time, an attempt to provide an interface between these overlapping interdisciplinary endeavours of literary studies, legal studies, and diaspora studies. In doing so, it explores new approaches and invites new perspectives on diasporas, migration and the disciplines that study them, hopefull also adding to the cultural resources of coping with a swiftly changing social landscape in a globalizing world.

Writing Beyond Pen and Parchment Inscribed Objects in Medieval European Literature

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Book Series: Materiale Textkulturen ISBN: 9783110645712 Year: Pages: 340 DOI: 10.1515/9783110645446 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- History
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In the Middle Ages, writing was not confined to manuscripts, but inscribed in the broader material world, in textiles and tombs, on weapons or human skin. This volume presents the first comparative overview of text-bearing artefacts in medieval German, Old Norse, British, French, Italian and Iberian literature and offers a fresh perspective on the medieval world that takes seriously the vibrancy of matter as a vital aspect of textual culture.

Exodus. Rezeptionen in deuterokanonischer und frühjüdischer Literatur

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Book Series: Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies ISSN: 1865-1666 ISBN: 9783110418279 Year: Volume: 32 Pages: 401 DOI: 10.1515/9783110418279 Language: German, English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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The story of Exodus from Egypt is a key founding myth that informs Israel`s collective identity and pervades all of Old Testament literature. In the Hellenistic period, the Exodus story enjoyed a renaissance, and it continues to influence literature to this day. This anthology provides the first comprehensive overview of the reception of Exodus in various contexts.

Aspects of the Performative in Medieval Culture

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Book Series: Trends in Medieval Philology ISSN: 1612443X ISBN: 9783110222470 Year: Volume: 18 Pages: 327,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110222470 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101073
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The volume assesses performative structures within a variety of medieval forms of textuality, from vernacular literature to records of parliamentary proceedings, from prayer books to musical composition. Three issues are central to the volume:the role of ritual speech acts the way in which authorship can be seen as created within medieval texts rather than as a given category finally, phenomena of voice, created and situated between citation and repetition, especially in forms which appropriate and transform literary tradition. The volume encompasses articles by historians and musicologists as well as literary scholars.

World Literature, Cosmopolitanism, Globality. Beyond, Against, Post, Otherwise

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Book Series: Latin American Literatures in the World / Literaturas Latinoamericanas en el Mundo ISSN: 25130757 ISBN: 9783110641134 Year: Volume: 4 Pages: 246 DOI: 10.1515/9783110641134 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In view of the current crisis of globalization, this book aims to interrogate one of its key concepts in the past decades: World Literature. In a historical moment where the established focus on transnational identities, linguistic intersections, and other cosmopolitan cultural configurations is being challenged, the contributions of this volume explore possible adjustments, critiques, reconceptualizations, or refutations of World Literature.

Literary Culture in Early Modern England, 1630–1700. Angles of Contingency

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ISBN: 9783110691375 Year: Pages: 293 DOI: 10.1515/9783110691375 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book explores literary culture in England between 1630 and 1700, focusing on connections between material, epistemic, and political conditions of literary writing and reading. In a number of case studies and close readings, it presents the seventeenth century as a period of change that saw a fundamental shift towards a new cultural configuration: neoclassicism. This shift affected a wide array of social practices and institutions, from poetry to politics and from epistemology to civility. 

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