The literary and cultural scholar Aleida Assmann and her husband, the Egyptologist Jan Assmann, will jointly receive Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 2018. The prize, worth 25,000 euros, will be awarded on 14 October in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt. Aleida Assmann picks up on the virulent issues of historical oblivion and memory culture; Jan Assmann, through his extensive scientific work, has initiated international debates on the cultural and religious conflicts of our time, according to the jury. In her contribution to the band 'Other People's Pain. Narratives of Trauma and the Question of Ethics, Aleida Assman has outlined four models for dealing with a traumatic past. The book was published in 2011 by Peter Lang in the series Cultural History and Literary Imagination.
To celebrate, we are offering Aleida's work free of charge until July 31, as well as two titles which consider the contributions of Jan and Aleida Assmann.
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