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Female, Jewish and Educated

Female, Jewish, and Educated presents a collective biography of Jewish women who attended universities in Germany or Austria before the Nazi era. To what extent could middle-class Jewish women in the early decades of the 20th century combine family and careers? What impact did anti-Semitism and gender discrimination have in shaping their personal and professional choices? Harriet Freidenreich analyzes the lives of 460 Central Europea...

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Western Esotericism in Scandinavia

This is the first encyclopaedic work on Western esotericism in Scandinavia. Structured along the lines of the "Dictionary of Gnosis and Western Esotericsm" (2005), it contains over 80 articles written by 47 specialists. It consists of critical overviews of all the major esoteric currents in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, ranging from Alchemy, Anthroposophy, and Astrology, to Theosophy, Traditionalism, and UFO Movements. This g...

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Joyce's Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

For decades, James Joyce’s modernism has overshadowed his Irishness, as his self-imposed exile and association with the high modernism of Europe’s urban centers has led critics to see him almost exclusively as a cosmopolitan figure. In Joyce’s Ghosts, Luke Gibbons mounts a powerful argument that this view is mistaken: Joyce’s Irishness is intrinsic to his modernism, informing his most distinctive literary experiments. Ireland, Gibbon...

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The Birth of America

In this provocative account of colonial America, William R. Polk explores the key events, individuals, and themes of this critical period. With vivid descriptions of the societies that people from Europe came from and with an emphasis on what they believed they were going to, Polk introduces the native Indians encountered in the New World and the black Africans who were brought across the Atlantic. With insightful analysis, he also d...

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Das A und O: Deutsche Redewendungen

500 typische deutsche Redewendungen der deutschen Alltagssprache werden thematisch neun Kapiteln zugeordnet. Das ermöglicht den Lernern, die jeweilige Redewendung passend zum Kontext einzusetzen. Die Kapitel sind nach dem Doppelseitenprinzip aufgebaut: Auf der linken Seite stehen die Redewendungen mit Erklärungen und Kontextbeispielen, auf der rechten Seite werden genau dazu passende und motivierende Übungen angeboten. Originelle Zei...

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In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey

Inspired by the Hank Williams and Leadbelly recordings he heard as a teenager growing up outside of Boston, Jim Rooney began a musical journey that intersected with some of the biggest names in American music including Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Bill Monroe, Muddy Waters, and Alison Krauss. In It for the Long Run: A Musical Odyssey is Rooney's kaleidoscopic first-hand account of more than five decades of success as a performer, concert...

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Duden Aufsatz / Erzählen. Von der Erzählidee bis zum fertigen Text. 5.-7. Klasse

Die "Duden-Schülerhilfen" für Aufsätze helfen Schülerinnen und Schülern der Sekundarstufe I, den Schulstoff systematisch und Schritt für Schritt zu lernen. Wie man anschaulich, interessant und spannend erzählt, wird anhand praxisorientierter, einprägsamer Arbeitsanweisungen mit vielen Beispielen dargestellt und geübt. Die verschiedenen Aufsatzformen werden vorgestellt und können vor Klassenarbeiten systematisch wiederholt werden. Der...

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kurz gefasst: Die 111 häufigsten Stolpersteine der Rechtschreibung

In diesem Ratgeber wird die richtige Schreibung von häufig gebrauchten, aber nicht ganz einfach zu schreibenden Fremdwörtern (z. B. separat oder seperat?), von Wörtern, die man leicht verwechseln kann (z. B. das/dass, wider/wieder), und von einheimische Wörtern, die oft falsch geschrieben werden (z. B. Entgelt), anschaulich erklärt.

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Rhymin' and Stealin': Musical Borrowing in Hip-Hop

Rhymin’ and Stealin’ begins with a crucial premise: the fundamental element of hip-hop culture and aesthetics is the overt use of preexisting material to new ends. Whether it is taking an old dance move for a breakdancing battle, using spray paint to create street art, quoting from a famous speech, or sampling a rapper or 1970s funk song, hip-hop aesthetics involve borrowing from the past. By appropriating and reappropriating these e...

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"Ancient Greek Legends", 2nd Edition

This book, probably the most famous of Petiška’s works, was written when he did not believe that the communist regime would ever allow him to write for adults again. He conceived it as a “novel about life in Bohemia” – about Czech hopes and despairs, the gods representing particular political ideologies or attitudes. This archetypal narration is probably the reason the book is a worldwide success. It is not merely a simple retelling ...