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Witchcraft narratives in Germany: Rothenburg, 1561-1652

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ISBN: 9780719052590 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: History
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Given the widespread belief in witchcraft and the existence of laws against such practices, why did witch-trials fail to gain momentum and escalate into 'witch-crazes' in certain parts of early modern Europe? This book answers this question by examining the rich legal records of the German city of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a city which experienced a very restrained pattern of witch-trials and just one execution for witchcraft between 1561 and 1652. The author explores the factors that explain the absence of a 'witch-craze' in Rothenburg, placing particular emphasis on the interaction of elite and popular priorities in the pursuit (and non-pursuit) of alleged witches at law. By making the witchcraft narratives told by the peasants and townspeople of Rothenburg central to its analysis, the book also explores the social and psychological conflicts that lay behind the making of accusations and confessions of witchcraft. Furthermore, it challenges existing explanations for the gender-bias of witch-trials, and also offers insights into other areas of early modern life, such as experiences of and beliefs about communal conflict, magic, motherhood, childhood and illness. Written in a lively narrative style, this innovative study invites a wide readership to share in the compelling drama of early modern witch trials. It will be essential reading for researchers working in witchcraft studies, as well as those in the wider field of early modern European history.

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germany --- folklore --- witchcraft --- witches

Aesthetics and subjectivity

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ISBN: 9780719024450 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Philosophy
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This new, completely revised and re-written edition of aesthetics and subjectivity brings up to date the original book's account of the path of German philosophy from Kant, via Fichte and Holderlin, the early Romantis, Schelling, Hegel, Schleimacher, to Nietzsche, in view of recent historical research and contemporary arguments in philosophy and theory in the humanities. The original book helped make subjectivity, aesthetics, music and language a significant part of debate in the humanity. Bowie develops the approaches to these areas in relation to new theoretical advances which bridge the divide between the continental and analytical traditions of philosophy. In light of the huge growth of interest in German philosophy as a resource for re-thinking both literary and cultural theory, and contemporary philosophy, aesthetics and subjectivity will be indispensable reading for students and teachers in all humanities subjects, from literature, to philosophy, to music and beyond.

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philosophy --- germany --- aesthetics

Germany and the use of force: The evolution of German security policy 1990-2003

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ISBN: 9780719067082 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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Mobilising the concept of strategic culture, this study develops a sophisticated and innovative framework to understand developments in German security policy between 1990 and 2003. Germany's contemporary security policies are characterised by a peculiar mix of continuity and change. From abstention in the first Gulf war, to early peacekeeping missions in Bosnia in the early 1990s and a full combat role in Kosovo in 1999, the pace of change in German security policy since the end of the Cold War has been breathtaking. The extent of this change has recently, however, been questioned, as seen most vividly in Berlin's response to '9/11' and its subsequent stalwart opposition to the US-led war on terrorism in Iraq in 2003. Beginning with a consideration of the notion of strategic culture, the study refines and adapts the concept to the case of Germany through a consideration of aspects of the rearmament of West Germany. The study then critically evaluates the transformation of the role of the Bundeswehr up to and including the war on terrorism, together with Germany's troubled efforts to enact defence reforms as well as the complex politics surrounding the policy of conscription. By focusing on both the 'domestics' of security policy decision making as well as the changing and often contradictory expectations of Germany's allies, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the role played by Germany's particular strategic culture in shaping policy choices. The book concludes by pointing to the vibrancy of Germany's strategic culture and argues that it will continue to define Berlin's approach to the use of force. Crucially, this may mean that Germany's perspectives may depart substantially from those of its key partners and allies. This book is essential reading for all those interested in contemporary European security as well as German politics.

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government --- politics --- germany --- german

The Länder and German federalism

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ISBN: 9781526120670 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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This book provides a detailed introduction to how the Länder (the sixteen states of Germany) function not only within the country itself but also within the wider context of European political affairs. Some knowledge of the role of the Länder is essential to an understanding of the political system as well as of German federalism. This book traces the origin of the Länder. It looks at their place in the constitutional order of the country and the political and administrative system. Their organization and administration are fully covered, as is their financing. Parties and elections in the Länder and the controversial roles of parliaments and deputies are also examined. Because of their role in the Bundesrat, the second legislative chamber, the Länder are clearly an important part of the national legislative process. They participate in policy-making with regard to the European Union, and have limited influence on Germany's foreign affairs outside of Europe. This is the first English language book that considers the Länder in this depth.

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lnder --- germany --- bundersrat

Bewegungsorientierte Gesundheitsförderung an Hochschulen

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ISBN: 9783863952020 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
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Mehr als 3,2 Millionen Menschen lernen und arbeiten in Deutschland an Hochschulen. Die Hochschule als Organisation und Institution repräsentiert damit ein bedeutsames Setting für gesundheitsförderliche Angebote und Maßnahmen, die sich in unterschiedlichen Programmen und Projekten bereits in der Praxis etabliert haben. Sport- und Bewegungsangebote besitzen im Kontext der Gesundheitsförderung an Hochschulen dabei eine große Bedeutung. Der dritte Band der Reihe „Hochschulsport: Bildung und Wissenschaft“ widmet sich diesem Thema aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven. Neben theoretischen Beiträgen zur Bewegungsorientierten Gesundheitsförderung an Hochschulen präsentiert der Band erstmals auch zahlreiche empirisch ausgerichtete Beiträge, die über die Effekte, Wirkungsweisen und Anwendungsmöglichkeiten des Sports und der Bewegung im Hochschulsetting berichten. Darüber hinaus wird der Praxis der bewegungsorientierten Gesundheitsförderung besondere Aufmerksamkeit geschenkt, indem Beispiele aus unterschiedlichen Hochschulen vorgestellt und diskutiert werden.

Brauchen wir eine Reform der freiheitsentziehenden Sanktionen?

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ISBN: 9783863952075 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law
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Das Sanktionenrecht ist derzeit Gegenstand zahlreicher Reformdiskussionen. Angestoßen durch Urteile des Europäischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte und des Bundesverfassungsgerichts wurde das Recht der Sicherungsverwahrung in den vergangenen Jahren bereits verändert. Zu einer Änderung des Rechts der Unterbringung im Psychiatrischen Krankenhaus gem. § 63 StGB liegt ein Diskussionsentwurf der Bund-Länder-Arbeitsgruppe vor. Zu fragen ist jedoch, ob und wann Veränderungen einzelner Vorschriften nicht auch zu einer Veränderung des zweispurigen Sanktionensystems an sich führen. Aus diesem Grund machte es sich das Kriminalwissenschaftliche Kolloquium 2014 zur Aufgabe, das System der freiheitsentziehenden Sanktionen als Ganzes in den Blick zu nehmen und einen möglicherweise bestehenden Reformbedarf herauszuarbeiten. Das jährlich stattfindende Kriminalwissenschaftliche Kolloquium greift jeweils aktuelle Themen aus dem Bereich der gesamten Strafrechtswissenschaften auf und möchte die fachliche Diskussion im Wege des wissenschaftlichen Austauschs bereichern. Dieser Band liefert einen Beitrag zur Reformdiskussion im Bereich des Sanktionenrechts.

Razza, sangue e suolo: utopie della razza e progetti eugenetici nel ruralismo nazista

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Book Series: Clio: Saggi di scienze storiche, archeologiche e storico-artistiche ISSN: 2532-4608 ISBN: 9788888904085 Year: Volume: 4 Pages: 156 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-88904-08-5 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: History
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The "racial and biological regeneration" of the German people was one of the ideological foundations of the Third Reich. The ideas of ​​an organic improvement and of a racial selection of peoples originated in the utopias of eugenics and racism that were developed in the second half of the nineteenth century in Germany and Europe. Eugenics laws were already in place since the early twentieth century in the United States, and later in Switzerland and Scandinavia. However, it was only in the Nazi Germany that racism and eugenics were able to intertwine and be fully realized into a wide and articulated legislative system aimed at the "defense" of the "racial and genetic integrity" of the German people. Statistics, genetics, demographics, anthropology, and medicine contributed, with their true or alleged scientific nature, to give the discriminatory and racist Nazi ideology an aura of objective certainty. The dangerous combination of these factors was systematically and organically implemented within the proposals of the anti-Semitic, "blood and soil" ruralism. These culminated in the "zootechnical" utopia, consisting of a selective breeding of a new Nordic peasant nobility, the future ruling class of the German racial society. The combination of eugenic and racist instances did not remain confined within utopian projects, but found its dramatic fulfillment in the policies of elimination, namely euthanasia and the Shoah.

Early Music Printing in German-Speaking Lands

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ISBN: 9781315281452 9781138241053 Year: Pages: 272 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Music
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The first century of music printing in Germany had its own internal dynamics, affected by political and social events such as the Reformation. Yet it also had an international dimension: German printers set up shops all around Europe, taking materials and techniques with them, or exporting necessary materials such as type. For the first time, this collection brings together the different strands that define the German music printing landscape from the late fifteenth to the late sixteenth century. From the earliest developments in music printing and publishing, to printing techniques and solutions, the commerce of music printing, and intellectual history, the chapters outline broad trends in the production of different genres of printed books and examine the work of individual printers. The book draws upon the rich information gathered for the online database Catalogue of early German printed music / Verzeichnis deutscher Musikfruhdrucke (vdm), the first systematic descriptive catalogue of music printed in the German-speaking lands between c. 1470 and 1540, allowing precise conclusions about the material production of these printed musical sources. The result is a highly original and varied picture of the beginnings of music printing in a geographical region that, until now, has been somewhat neglected.

Genuss als Politikum. Kaffeekonsum in beiden deutschen Staaten

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Book Series: Studien zur Zeitgeschichte ISSN: 2192-0761 ISBN: 9783110348736 Year: Volume: 87 Pages: 352 DOI: 10.1515/9783110348736 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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In East and West Germany, coffee took on great symbolic value as an indicator of prosperity, both for the individual and society. In her comparative and richly illustrated presentation, Monika Sigmund reveals the status and emotional valence that were associated with drinking a cup of coffee. In both Germanys, coffee consumption was far more than just a private act.

The Integration of the Second Generation in Germany: Results of the TIES Survey on the Descendants of Turkish and Yugoslavian Immigrants

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ISBN: 9789089648426 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089648426 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Migration
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This report on the German results of the Integration of the Second Generation in Europe (TIES) survey looks at the integration process for secondgeneration inhabitants of Turkish and Yugoslavian backgrounds living in Berlin and Frankfurt. Examining the TIES results, Inken Sürig and Maren Wilmes discuss diverse topics such as educational outcomes, segregation and housing, ethnic and cultural orientations, and social relations.

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