Over the past decade and a half, Germany has experienced a period of political and cultural turbulence which many have attributed to the combined challenges of unification and globalisation. In response to growing exposure to global markets, politics and migration debates about identity have increasingly been renationalised. At the same time, there has been a notable reappraisal in Germany (and in German Studies) of the regional and global as spaces for the construction of identity. This volume sets out to explore these complex and at times contradictory trends, focusing in particular on developments in Germany since the 1970s, although chapters treating earlier periods are also included. The volume brings together British, Irish, German, Canadian and American scholars working in the field, and resulted from a conference organised by Women in German Studies at the University of Bath. The first section is primarily concerned with the specifically German concept of locality known as Heimat and its changing relationship with the global. Included are explorations of the writings of Kafka, Bachmann, Johnson, Sell, Wolf, Brinkmann and Jelinek amongst others as well as films by Schlöndorff and Steyerl. The second section focuses on the impact of the global on institutions and rituals such as commemoration, memorialisation, and architecture, which have traditionally been influential in shaping national self-images. Overall, this volume concludes that the nature of the relationship to the local has fundamentally changed under the impact of globalisation.
The book shows interpretations of the Seven Wonders of the World, created by the 3D Artist Richard Reinisch. The observer will be confronted with the recognition of the wonder of the world on the basis of the simplified objects. The Artist proves that often just a little information in the Virtual Space is necessary to identify the wonder of the world. At the end of the book you will find the solution.
The Arsacid Empire: Sources and Documentation : Beitrg̈e Des Internationalen Colloquiums, Eutin (27.-30. Juni 1996)
Author: Josef Wiesehofer
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Inhalt: M. J. Olbrycht: Kultur der Steppengebiete - A. Invernizzi: Parthian Nisa - V. S. Curtis: The Parthian Costume and Headdress - H. von Gall: Architektur und Plastik unter den Parthern - R. M. Schneider: Bilder der Parther und des Orients in Rom - A. Hintze: The Avesta in the Parthian Period - R. Schmitt: Parthische Sprach- und Namenueberlieferung aus arsakidischer Zeit - R. J. van der Spek: The RahEimesu Archive - B. van Wickevoort Crommelin: Die Parther und die parthische Geschichte bei Pompeius Trogus-Iustin - J. W. Drijvers: Strabo on Parthia and the Parthians - N. Ehrhardt: Parther und parthische Geschichte bei Tacitus - T. Rajak: The Parthians in Josephus - E. Kettenhofen: Die Arsakiden in den armenischen Quellen - W. Posch: Chinesische Quellen zu den Parthern - M. Alram: Stand und Aufgaben der arsakidischen Numismatik - O. Bopearachchi: Indo-Parthians - M. Schuol: Zeugnisse zur Geschichte und Kultur der parthischen Charakene - E. Dabrowa: Zeugnisse zur Geschichte der parthischen Elymais und Susiane - J. Wieseh�fer: Geschichte und Kultur der Persis unter den Parthern - M. Schottky: Zur Geschichte von Media Atropatene und Hyrkanien in parthischer Zeit - F. Millar: Dura-Europos under Parthian Rule - S. R. Hauser: Hatra und das K�nigreich der Araber - A. Kuhrt: Concluding Remarks "This volume, by concentrating on the sources for Parthian history, is an important contribution, on which all further research must be based; it is also equipped with excellent indices." The Classical Review .