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Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

by Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska & Agata Handley Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 10, 2017)

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of...


Rethinking Orient

by Magdalena Kubarek, Adam Bednarczyk & Maciej Szatkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 10, 2017)

The contributions in this book address a vast variety of questions concerning the sources and mutual inspirations in Oriental and European literatures. The authors discuss selected texts from both historical...


Ideologies and Forms of Leisure and Recreation in Victorian Manchester

by Beata Kiersnowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 21, 2017)

This book analyses certain ideologies which governed the middle class’ hegemonic approach to leisure in Victorian Manchester. The study presents different forms of leisure, recreation and entertainment in...


The Adriatic Territory

by Giuseppe de Vergottini, Valeria Piergigli & Ivan Russo Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 21, 2017)

This volume presents a multidisciplinary overview of the factors of integration between the two shores of the Adriatic sea. The research promoted by the "Coordinamento Adriatico" is dedicated to a range of problems...


13 Acts of Academic Journalism and Historical Commentary on Human Rights

by Ben Dorfman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 19, 2017)

Constituted of a range of essays, the present volume addresses a variety of contemporary and historical events from human rights perspectives. Taking on issues from the American presidential election to North...


American Responses to the Holocaust

by Hans Krabbendam & Derek Rubin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 15, 2017)

This collection puts the topic of Jewish Studies and Holocaust Studies in a new American Studies perspective. This perspective compares the similarities and differences in responses and their transatlantic interaction....


Temporary Croatization of Parts of Eastern Slovenia between the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Century

by Boris Golec Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 14, 2017)

This book analyzes the reasons for the emergence and extinction of the Croatian name in four Slovene border regions. The author uses comparative methods and a broad spectrum of sources. In the early Modern Age,...


Intermarriage in Transylvania, 1895–2010

by Ioan Bolovan & Luminita Dumanescu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 29, 2017)

This book reconstructs the perceptions about mixed marriages across generations, starting from a detailed analysis of the statistical background and a description of this phenomenon in the historical past, and...


Essays and Studies in Middle English

by Jacek Fisiak, Magdalena Bator & Marta Sylwanowicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 23, 2017)

This volume is a selection of papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Middle English held at Wyzsza Szkola Filologiczna (Philological School of Higher Education) in Wroclaw, Poland, from April...


Unequal Friendship

by Antoni Maczak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 15, 2017)

This book analyzes the patron-client relationship over both space and time. It covers such areas of the globe as Europe, Africa and Latin America, and such periods in time as ancient Rome, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century...


Jonathan Swift’s Allies

by Sabine Baltes-Ellermann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 24, 2017)

The patent for coining copper money granted by King George I to the English manufacturer William Wood aroused nationwide protest in Ireland. It led to the publication of Jonathan Swift’s «Drapier’s Letters»,...


The United States Immigration Policy and Immigrants’ Responses

by Agnieszka Malek & Dorota Praszalowicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 18, 2017)

The contributions in this book focus on U.S. migration policies, receiving society, ethnic communities and return migration. The authors analyze various aspects of migratory history ranging from the nineteenth...


The Second Birth of Theatre

by Miroslaw Kocur Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 11, 2017)

This book presents a new approach to early English theatre by exposing a genuine relationship between monastic performances and theatricality. It argues that modern theatre was reinvented in Anglo-Saxon monasteries...


inklings – Jahrbuch fuer Literatur und Aesthetik

by Klaudia Seibel & Dieter Petzold Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 20, 2017)

«Inklings» nannte sich eine Gruppe von Schriftstellern und Geisteswissenschaftlern in Oxford, deren bekannteste Mitglieder J.R.R. Tolkien und C.S. Lewis waren. Die Inklings-Gesellschaft e.V. widmet sich seit...


Leap into Modernity – Political Economy of Growth on the Periphery, 1943–1980

by Adam Leszczynski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2017)

This book describes struggles of different countries and their development after World War II. It presents a panorama of different ideologies of accelerated development, which dominated the world just before...


Transcultural Approaches to the Concept of Imperial Rule in the Middle Ages

by Christian Scholl, Torben R. Gebhardt & Jan Clauß Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 03, 2017)

During the Middle Ages, rulers from different regions aspired to an idea of imperial hegemony. On the other hand, there were rulers who deliberately refused to be «emperors», although their reign showed characteristics...


Through the Back Door

by Jerzy Kochanowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 01, 2017)

This book analyzes the history of the black market in Poland before the 1940s and the development of black-market phenomena in post-war Poland. The author evaluates the interrelation between black-market phenomena...


Survival of Utopias – Weiterlebende Utopien

by András Németh, Claudia Stöckl & Beatrix Vincze Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 12, 2017)

Life reform and progressive education developed various utopias and projected new ways of cultural, social, religious and political living. This book studies how these utopias lived on until World War II, how...


Trading Women, Traded Women

by Gönül Bakay & Mihaela Mudure Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 16, 2016)

For the scholarly reader it is a truism that trade, in its widest sense (exchange, interchange, deal) is the basis of human society, it is part of the human interaction which is the very texture of society....


Institutions of Hanseatic Trade

by Ulf Christian Ewert & Stephan Selzer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2016)

The merchants of the medieval Hanse monopolised trade in the Baltic and North Sea areas. The authors describe the structure of their trade system in terms of network organisation and attempts to explain, on...


Laboratory Western Balkans

by Can Zeyrek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 14, 2016)

Even though comprehensive studies on political systems in the third wave of democratization have been made in the field of transformation, the situation in the Western Balkans remained underexposed. The reason...


Social Networks and the Jewish Migration between Poland and Palestine, 1924–1928

by Magdalena M. Wrobel Bloom Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 11, 2016)

This book analyses the role of social networks in the process of migration. Based on stories of Polish Jews who migrated between Poland and Palestine in the 1920s, the author presents all stages of the journey...


History Education as Content, Methods or Orientation?

by David Rosenlund Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 02, 2016)

Historical content, historical methods and historical orientation are three aspects that may be taught in history education. This study examines the emphases which are included in formal curricula texts and...


Henry Totting of Oyta: Three Sermons of a Late Medieval Intellectual

by Riccardo Burgazzi, Francesca Battista & Jan Odstrcilík Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 12, 2016)

The book presents Henry Totting of Oyta (d. 1397), a late medieval intellectual who was active in Erfurt, Prague, Paris, and Vienna. In spite of the fact that he is a well-known figure, the majority of his works...


Irish Identities and the Great War in Drama and Fiction

by Martin Decker Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 07, 2016)

The era of the First World War represents one of the most turbulent and divisive periods in twentieth-century Irish history. The war is closely connected to the violent path to Irish independence from Britain...


Jazz from Socialist Realism to Postmodernism

by Yvetta Kajanová, Rüdiger Ritter & Gertrud Pickhan Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 30, 2016)

In the 20th century, jazz was an important artistic form. Depending on the particular European country, jazz music carried different social, political and aesthetic meanings. It brought challenges in the areas...


Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity

by Julia Hillner, Jörg Ulrich & Jakob Engberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 26, 2016)

This volume results from the international research project ‘The Migration of Faith: Clerical Exile in Late Antiquity (325?c.600)’. The project is a collaboration between the Department of History at the...


Vietnam's Ethnic and Religious Minorities:

by Jörg Thomas Engelbert Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 31, 2016)

The book deals with Vietnam’s ethnic and religious minorities in a historical perspective. The time frame stretches from the pre-colonial era to contemporary times. Except for one paper on the situation of...


Creativity: Technology and Music

by Hans-Joachim Braun Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 26, 2016)

Creativity, by which something new, original, and valuable is formed, has positive connotations. This volume features essays on creative processes in technological invention, engineering design, architecture,...


The Making of a Gentleman Nazi

by Baijayanti Roy Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 23, 2016)

At the Nuremberg Trial and through his bestselling books, Albert Speer, Hitler’s architect and minister, could successfully project an image of himself as the «gentleman Nazi». Using hitherto unexplored...


The Icon Debate

by Aleksandra Sulikowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 11, 2016)

The book explores the subject of Russian icons and their changes as well as the discussion on art that unfolded in Russia in the 15th and 16th centuries. Taking the representation of the Old Testament Trinity,...


From Modernism to Postmodernism

by Katarina Bogunovic Hocevar, Nejc Sukljan & Gregor Pompe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 11, 2016)

The book explores two radical changes of cultural and social paradigm that determined the World after 1945 – Modernism and Postmodernism. From the cataclysmic atmosphere emerged the second wave of Modernism....


The Monstrous World

by Julia Doroszewska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 09, 2016)

Revenants, oracular heads, hermaphrodites, sex-changers, human-animal children, multiple pregnancies, births, body features … This is just a sample of subjects that Phlegon of Tralles explored in the 2nd century...


Integration Processes in the Circulation of Knowledge

by Florian Pölking & Marion Eggert Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

Korea, geographically situated at cultural crossroads, has a long history of creative engagement with knowledge from outside sources. This volume discusses processes of knowledge integration – of interpretive...


The Rise and Fall of the Aramaeans in the Ancient Near East, from Their First Appearance until 732 BCE

by Gotthard G. G. Reinhold Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

In the early nineties, after Reinholds first publication »Die Beziehungen Altisraels zu den aramäischen Staaten in der israelitisch-judäischen Königszeit« an archaeological find came to light with the broken...


About Russia, Its Revolutions, Its Development and Its Present

by Michal Reiman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

The author analyzes modern Russian history from a new perspective. Due to the ideological heritage of the XIXth and XXth centuries, the social settings of the sociopolitical history of the USSR (1917–1945)...


Norman Manea

by Claudiu Turcu? Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

The book offers the very first critical biography on Norman Manea, a widely respected writer and multiple Nobel Prize Nominee. It follows two main objectives: an aesthetic interpretation of his literature and...


Human Lifeworlds

by Göran Sonesson & David Dunér Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

This book, which presents a cognitive-semiotic theory of cultural evolution, including that taking place in historical time, analyses various cognitive-semiotic artefacts and abilities. It claims that what makes...


In the Footsteps of the Old Masters

by Agnieszka Rosales Rodríguez & Klaudyna Michalowicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 16, 2016)

The author presents a broad phenomenon known under the term of «Hollandism» as present in the European culture. Investigating various areas of 19th century painting, art criticism and literature, the author...


The Great War

by Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska, Agata Handley & Piotr Zawilski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 10, 2016)

This publication is a collection of articles which summarise results of investigations into archival materials concerning wartime stories of various nations involved in the Great War. The objective of the authors...


Hemispheric Encounters

by Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez & Markus Heide Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2016)

In the decades following the American Revolution, literary and cultural discourses, but also American collective and individual identification were shaped by transatlantic relations and inter-American exchanges...


Telling Terror in Contemporary Australian Fiction

by Tino Dallmann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2016)

After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, terrorism as a literary theme has flourished in Australian literature. This book examines how terrorism as a theme has been represented in five exemplary...


Law and Gospel in Martin Luther’s Pastoral Teachings as Seen in His Lecture Notes

by AiHe Zheng Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2016)

The author presents a close reading of Martin Luther’s lectures on Galatians (1531) and Genesis (1535–1545). It reveals that Luther employed his unique understanding of Law and Gospel to inculcate in his...


Studies on Socialist Realism

by Bartlomiej Starnawski, Anna Artwinska & Grzegorz Wolowiec Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2016)

This anthology presents a selection of texts on Polish socialist realist literature, written from the early 1980s to date. They depict a comprehensive picture of this literary phenomenon: starting from its holistic...


A Degenerate World

by Jerzy Jedlicki, Tristan Korecki & Elena Rozbicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2016)

Modernism and pessimism seem to go hand in hand. What are the sources of the historical pessimism we see in the legions of writers and thinkers over the past three centuries who saw modern civilization as degenerate...


World War II and Two Occupations

by Piotr Forecki & Anna Wolff-Poweska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2016)

This anthology presents the work of several authors from different academic disciplines. Film and literature experts, sociologists, historians and theatrologists analyse the Polish memory of the Nazi and Stalinist...


Introduction to Philosophy

by Renáta Kišonová Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2016)

The first part of this textbook introduces philosophy to the reader as a part of culture, in addition to science, religion, art. It outlines various disciplines of philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics,...


Metaphysics

by Renáta Kišonová Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2016)

The presented text offers a basic overview of the terms and topics of the very wide philosophical discipline called metaphysics. The text includes, besides an overview of individual problems, reflections to...


Introduction to Philosophical Hermeneutics

by Ladislav Tkácik Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 22, 2016)

To be confronted with a text can lead us to open our own living world, to its expansion and saturation with something new or even with something else, something unpredictable. What then makes a human a human?...


The History of Medieval Philosophy

by Ladislav Tkácik Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 22, 2016)

Calling an epoch Middle Age already involves some sort of judgment. But Middle Ages represent a historic period, in which the identity was established, which was denied by the renaissance, modern world and which...