Peter Rosegger im Kontext
Author: Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler, Karl Wagner
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien
Author: Edition 50
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Laienforscher sind den Spuren von Rosegger, Teilhard de Chardin, Solovjev, Nietzsche, Hammarskjöld, Meister Eckhart, Gmeiner, Korczak und Spinoza gefolgt und haben bei ihren Forschungen versucht, das Unbekannte im Leben dieser Persönlichkeiten zu ergründen. Denn Menschen bergen Träume, Visionen, Ideale - Unbekanntes, das in die Zukunft weist, jedoch nicht zwangsläufig erkennbar ist. Diesen Zukunftsaspekt haben die Autoren beleuchtet und dabei Bemerkenswertes zutage gefördert.
This book studies the role played by Jews in the explosion of cultural innovation in Vienna at the turn of the century, which had its roots in the years following the Ausgleich of 1867 and its demise in the sweeping events of the 1930s. The author shows that, in terms of personnel, Jews were predominant throughout most of Viennese high culture, and so any attempts to dismiss the "Jewish aspect" of the intelligentsia are refuted. The book goes on to explain this "Jewish aspect," dismissing any unitary, static model and adopting a historical approach that sees the "Jewishness" of Viennese modern culture as a result of the specific Jewish backgrounds of most of the leading cultural figures and their reactions to being Jewish.
Author: Edmond de Goncourt, Jules de Goncourt
Paul Busson (* 9.7. 1873 Innsbruck (Tirol), + 5.7. 1924 Wien) war ein �sterreichischer Schriftsteller. Er war ein Vertreter des �sterreichischen Geschichtsromans, in den er phantastisch-mystische Elemente einband. Der historisch-mystische Roman Die Wiedergeburt des Melchior Dronte erschien erstmalig 1921 und ist das international bekannteste Werk von Busson.
In this book, first published in 1987, Wolfgang Mieder follows the intriguing trail of some of the best known pieces of folk literature, tracing them from their roots to modern uses in advertising, journalism, politics, cartoons, and poetry. He reveals both the remarkable adaptability of these tales and how each variation reflects cultural and historical changes. Fairy tales, legends, folk songs, riddles, nursery rhymes, and proverbs are passed from generation to generation, changing both in form and meaning with each use. This book will be of interest to students of literature.
The latter part of the thirteenth century is regarded as a key period in the history of Italian Jewry. During that time many Jewish communities sprang up in the regions of central and northern Italy. Their appearance marked a turning-point in the history of Jews in the Italian peninsula as the Jewish presence had previously been focused on Rome and the south. In this much-acclaimed study, originally published in Italian, Ariel Toaff captures all the intricacies of everyday life in the medieval Jewish communities of Umbria. A thorough examination of Hebrew and Italian archival sources enables him to characterize in detail the defining features of Jewish life in the region at that time and to show clearly how the common stereotype of a single, undifferentiated Jewish community does not reflect the reality. Instead, he presents a picture of a complex society that-far from being a 'mere' minority and somewhat isolated-actually contributed greatly to contemporary society and played a significant role in shaping it, while at the same time also being influenced by the surrounding Christian society. Professor Toaff elaborates contemporary Jewish traditions and practices associated with love, marriage, food, work, sickness, and death in the context of everyday social relations between Christians and Jews. In so doing he presents a full and fascinating reconstruction of the Jewish life of the period that faithfully reflects the links and divides between the two communities. Engagingly written, Love, Work, and Death: Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria will be of interest to the general reader, while its detailed references to archival documentation make it a particularly valuable source for students of medieval Jewish history and specialists in the social history of medieval and Renaissance Italy.