A German Catastrophe?

German Historians and the Allied Bombings, 1945-2010

Author: Bas Von Benda-Beckmann

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9056296531

Category: History

Page: 387

View: 9476

"Academisch proefschrift ter verkrijging de graad van doctor aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam op gezag van de Rector Magnificus prof. dr. D.C. van den Boom ten overstaan van een door het college voor promoties ingestelde commissie, in het openbaar te verdedigen in de Agnietenkapel op woensdag 20 oktober 2010, te 12:00 uur."

Moving Forward, Looking Back

The European Avant-garde and the Invention of Film Culture, 1919-1939

Author: Malte Hagener

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053569618

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 369

View: 8119

This book, the first full critical overview of the film avant-garde, ushers in a new approach—and in the process creates its own subject. While many books have studied particular aspects of the European film avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s, Moving Forward, Looking Back provides a much-needed summary of the theory and practice of the movement, while also emphasizing aspects of the period that have been overlooked. Arguing that a European perspective is the only way to understand the transnational movement, the book also pioneers a new approach to the alternative cinema network that sustained the avant-garde, paying particular attention to the emergence of film culture as visible in screening clubs, film festivals, and archives. It will be essential to anyone interested in the influential movement and the film culture it created.

The Significance of Borders

Why Representative Government and the Rule of Law Require Nation States

Author: Thierry Baudet

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 900422808X

Category: Law

Page: 271

View: 7810

This book explains why supranationalism and multiculturalism are in fact irreconcilable with representative government and the rule of law. It challenges one of the most central beliefs in contemporary legal and political philosophy, which is that borders are bound to disappear.

Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles in German and Dutch Translation

The Remarkable Case of the Six Poirots

Author: Marjolijn Storm

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004309322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

View: 4134

Agatha Christie is one of the most popular and most translated authors of all time. Yet there is little academic work on her writing. During this exploration the discovery will be made that, when translated, Christie’s detective fiction actually becomes a highly political affair.

The Existential Philosophy of Etty Hillesum

An Analysis of Her Diaries and Letters

Author: Meins G. S. Coetsier

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004266100

Category: Religion

Page: 676

View: 2232

In The Existential Philosophy of Etty Hillesum Meins G.S. Coetsier offers an account of Etty Hillesum's spiritual and cultural life in light of the writings of Martin Buber, Emmanuel Levinas and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Landscape Biographies

Geographical, Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on the Production and Transmission of Landscapes

Author: Jan Kolen,Johannes Renes,Rita Hermans

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press - L

ISBN: 9789089644725

Category: Social Science

Page: 437

View: 5504

Landscape Biographies explores the long, complex histories of landscapes from personal and social perspectives. Twenty geographers, archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists investigate the diverse ways in which landscapes and monuments have been constructed, transmitted, and transformed from prehistory to the present, from Manhattan to Shanghai, Iceland to Portugal, England to Estonia.

Agatha Christies the Mysterious Affair at Styles in German and Dutch Translation

The Remarkable Case of the Six Poirots

Author: Marjolijn Storm

Publisher: Brill / Rodopi

ISBN: 9789004309319

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

View: 1934

Agatha Christie is one of the most popular and most translated authors of all time. Yet there is little academic work on her writing. During this exploration the discovery will be made that, when translated, Christie s detective fiction actually becomes a highly political affair."

Little Grey Cells: The Quotable Poirot

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008155682

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 1179

Discover the man behind the moustache in this book of one-liners by the world’s most famous Belgian detective, revealing the wit and wisdom of Hercule Poirot and his creator, Agatha Christie. A perfect stocking-filler for every Christie fan, to help celebrate her 125th birthday.

Political reforms in Turkey

Author: Turkey. Secretariat General for EU Affairs,Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretariat General for EU Affairs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789757307686

Category: European Union contries

Page: 30

View: 3669


The European Social Charter

Author: David John Harris,John Darcy

Publisher: Brill - Nijhoff


Category: Education

Page: 431

View: 4049

This thoroughly revised edition of a standard work on the European Social Charter of 1961 describes and analyses the amended Charter of 1996 and the Optional Protocol of 1995, with detailed attention to the jurisprudence of the independent Committee of Experts under those revised instruments. It also takes into account the substantial changes in the operation of the supervisory mechanism which have made the mechanism much more effective. The author's commentary proceeds in the broader context of international social and economic rights as expressed in the European Convention on Human Rights, European Union social law and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

My Fellow Skin

Author: Erwin Mortier

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1782270876

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 2960

My Fellow Skin is a beautiful, affectionate novel told from the point of view of an impressionable young boy. The novel opens before the boy can talk, and we follow Anton’s first, tentative steps on the path to adulthood. He gradually begins to grasp an understanding of time and death, and when he goes to school he falls in love for the first time – not with the schoolgirls his peers are interested in, but with his classmate, Willem. A gentle, protective relationship develops between them, and this gives Anton his own, new identity, his ‘fellow skin’. But their love ends tragically, and Anton ultimately loses not only his love, but also his youth, the protection of his parents, and the old house in the village. He is left desolate.


Memories of a Catholic Altar Boy

Author: Jr. Larry Monte,Dennis Domrzalski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981786964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 9345

Monte was raped by a Catholic priest for two years beginning in 1972 when he was 15. His story looks behind the curtain of what priest sexual abuse really is and how it permanently destroys lives.

The Three Orders

Feudal Society Imagined

Author: Georges Duby

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226167725

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 9868



Liberation Shaping Dogmatics

Author: Frederick Herzog

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556359942

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 8605


The Theology of Fear

Author: Emmett Coyne

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781468015645

Category: Religion

Page: 325

View: 5617

John XXIII (of happy memory) made familiar the Italian word, 'aggiornamento' - a bringing up to date. The word has become synonymous with reading the 'signs of the times.' One can only imagine if he was pope as long as John Paul II where 'aggiornamento' would have taken the Roman Church. Since Vatican II there have been attempts to update the liturgy but none to update the theology of the Roman Church. There is possibly a greater attrition of members because of a theology in which increasingly educated people reject. According to the Pew Forum on Religion, one out of every three adult Americans raised Catholic left the church. The reasons are varied. For thinking, questioning adults, the current theology is suspect.Emmett Coyne, 46 years a Catholic priest, revisits the theology to which he was exposed and expected to reinforce and finds it filled with fear: devils, mortal sins, an eternal hell replete with torture, blind obedience to a hierarchy which does little to lift burdens but seeks to control members not liberate them, etc. In the Kingdom teaching of Jesus, he sought to exorcise fear but the Roman Church reinforces it through its current theology. Cardinal Newman, referred to as the “absent Council Father” of Vatican II, wrote an “Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine.” He represents a view that life is dynamic, not static. Humanity is continually discovering new insights in everything that affects life on this planet. Theology should not be immune.Roman theological doctrine and morality desperately needs an updating, a makeover. Previously held suppositions need to be revisited without fear of retaliation. While Augustine argued for a 'just war,' today, more persons argue war is altogether obsolete. Conflict resolution offers more sane solutions than resorting to devastating warfare.Currently, the Roman Church claims it is being persecuted in the USA. Yet it persecutes its own members who exercise freedom of inquiry. Fr. Coyne contends a rediscovery of a theology based on the Kingdom teaching, centered in the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, and the praxis of love, and would be new wine for humanity. He believes if the Roman Church focuses on these healthier seeds in its tradition, it will produce new growth, a more abundant future.The Theology of Fear reflects the spirit of John XXIII's 'aggiornamento' and Newman's dynamic view of things theological. In exorcising fear from its current theology, seeking the Kingdom first when reading the 'signs of the times,' the Roman Church can yet offer hope for humanity. This was the hope of Vatican II which unfortunately has turned into a winter of discontent.

Trauma and Guilt

Literature of Wartime Bombing in Germany

Author: Susanne Vees-Gulani

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110202034

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

View: 7290

This book analyzes postwar literary works on large area bombings of German cities both in the context of trauma theory and questions of guilt and shame about Germany's Nazi past, embedding the recent debate surrounding the air war of World War II and its influence on German culture in a broader historical, societal, and psychological context.

The Allied Air War and Urban Memory

The Legacy of Strategic Bombing in Germany

Author: Jörg Arnold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139497464

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 1980

The cultural legacy of the air war on Germany is explored in this comparative study of two bombed cities from different sides of the subsequently divided nation. Contrary to what is often assumed, Allied bombing left a lasting imprint on German society, spawning vibrant memory cultures that can be traced from the 1940s to the present. While the death of half a million civilians and the destruction of much of Germany's urban landscape provided 'usable' rallying points in the great political confrontations of the day, the cataclysms were above all remembered on a local level, in the very spaces that had been hit by the bombs and transformed beyond recognition. The author investigates how lived experience in the shadow of Nazism and war was translated into cultural memory by local communities in Kassel and Magdeburg struggling to find ways of coming to terms with catastrophic events unprecedented in living memory.

Germans as Victims

Remembering the Past in Contemporary Germany

Author: Bill Niven

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137138726

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1332

Since the 1960s and certainly the 1980s, Germans have been confronting the Nazi past and the legacy of German perpetration. However, over recent years, Germany has become increasingly preoccupied with German suffering during the war and the post-war period. Arguably, it is no longer the Holocaust that takes centre-stage in the contemporary German culture of memory but the trauma caused by Allied bombing of German cities, and by the expulsion of millions of Germans from eastern Europe at the end of the war. This thought-provoking and lively collection of essays, by a team of leading scholars in the field, explores current memory trends in Germany. What has triggered this preoccupation with German suffering? How dangerous is it? Is it really new, or have the Germans always tended to empathise more with their own losses than with Nazi victims? Together these essays are an invaluable resource for students and teachers, and are essential reading for all with an interest in how Germans, in the new millennium, are facing up to their past.