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Measuring Time, Making History

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ISBN: 9789639776142 9786155211485 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press
Subject: History
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Time is the crucial ingredient in history, and yet historians rarely talk about time as such. These essays offer new insight into the development of modern conceptions of time, from the Christian dating system (BC/AD or BCE/CE) to the idea of “modernity” as a new epoch in human history. Are the Gregorian calendar, world standard time, and modernity itself simply impositions of Western superiority? How did the idea of stages of history culminating in the modern period arise? Is time really ac...

Das jüdische Altenhaus am Grindel/Die jüdische Geschichte des heutigen katholischen Studentenwohnheims Franziskus-Kolleg in Hamburg im 19. Jahrhundert

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Book Series: Hamburger Historische Forschungen ISBN: 9783937816562 Year: Pages: 181 DOI: 10.15460/HUP.HHF.3.25 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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The third volume of the "Hamburger Historische Forschungen" (Hamburg Historical Studies) deals with the so far hardly known history of a house in the Grindelviertel in Hamburg. Today it is home to the Catholic student dormitory Franziskus-Kolleg. In the late 19th century it was a Jewish dormitory for elderly people in need. The history of this Jewish old people's home is described for the first time in this well-founded study from its foundat ion until the turn of the century. It thus contributes to the study of the diverse Jewish life in Hamburg.

Dimensions of Locality

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Book Series: Globaler lokaler Islam ISBN: 9783839409688 9783899429688 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.14361/9783839409688 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Religion
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As a world religion Islam is based on a highly abstract and absolute notion of the transcendent, which its followers establish and celebrate - in a seemingly contradictory fashion - at very specific sites: Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem, and the vast and complex landscapes of mosques and Muslim saints' shrines around the world. Sacred locality has thus become a paradigm for the relationship between the human and the transcendent, a model for urban planning, regional networks, imaginary spaces, and spiritual hierarchies alike. This importance of saintly places has, however, become increasingly complicated and troubled by reformist currents within Islam, on the one hand, and the emergence of modern archeology and anthropology, on the other. While they have often tended to posit 'the local' in opposition to 'the universal', in this volume islamologists, anthropologists, and sociologists offer new ways of thinking about the local, the place, and the conceptual landscapes and spaces of saints. In this, its eighth volume, the Yearbook for the Sociology of Islam looks at different sites and regions around the Muslim world (notably Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Southeast Asia) not as 'localized' versions of a universal Islam, but as constitutive of one particular outlook of the universalizing order of a world religion.

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