On Diversity And Complexity Of Languages Spoken In Europe And North And Central Asia

Author: Pirkko Suihkonen
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 902726936X
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The languages of Europe and North and Central Asia provide a rich variety of data. In this volume, some articles are summaries of large areal typological research projects, and some articles focus on structures or constructions in a single language. However, it is common to all the articles that they investigate phenomena that have not been examined previously, or they apply a new framework to a topic. The volume will be of interest to scholars with a focus on this broad geographic region, typologists, historical linguists and discourse analysts. The uniqueness of this volume is that it brings together work on a genetically diverse set of languages that have some shared areal traits.

Ritual Dynamics And Religious Change In The Roman Empire

Author: Impact of Empire (Organization). Workshop
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004174818
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This volume presents the proceedings of the eighth workshop of the international network 'Impact of Empire', which concentrates on the history of the Roman Empire and brings together ancient historians, archaeologists, classicists and specialists in Roman law from some thirty European and North American universities. The eighth volume focuses on the impact of the Roman Empire on religious behaviour, with a special focus on the dynamics of ritual. The volume is divided into three sections: ritualising the empire, performing civic community in the empire and performing religion in the empire.

The Representation Of War In German Literature

Author: Elisabeth Krimmer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139488376
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The history of literature about war is marked by a fundamental paradox: although war forms the subject of countless novels, dramas, poems, and films, it is often conceived as indescribable. Even as many writers strive towards an ideal of authenticity, they maintain that no representation can do justice to the terror and violence of war. Readings of Schiller, Kleist, Jünger, Remarque, Grass, Böll, Handke, and Jelinek reveal that stylistic and aesthetic features, gender discourses, and concepts of agency and victimization can all undermine a text's martial stance or its ostensible pacifist agenda. Spanning the period from the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars to the recent wars in Yugoslavia and Iraq, this book investigates the aesthetic, theoretical, and historical challenges that confront writers of war.

European Writers Jean Anouilh To Milan Kundera

Author: William Thomas Hobdell Jackson
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780684191591
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See preceding and following entry. Volume 13 continues v.12's coverage of the most important European literary figures born between 1900-1929. The 20 essays analyze such writers as Jean Genet, Italo Calvino, Albert Camus, Roland Barthes, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Milan Kundera, Michel Foucault, Gunter Grass, and others. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Cape Librarian

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)