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Edited by Cyril Levitt

This book focuses on the beginnings of capitalism in Central Europe with emphasis on the German-speaking areas from the 14th to the 17th century. It also reviews and assesses the writings on the topic by the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. At the center of the presentation are the developments in mining, metallurgy, smelting, book publishing, clock making, ship building and advances in trade, commerce and finance. This book will be of interest to students of medieval and early modern European history, the so-called transition debate of feudalism to capitalism, social scientists and historians who are interested in the various transitions in human history, and philosophers who follow developments in the changing issues regarding freedom and bondage over the course of human development. Anthropologists who are familiar with Krader’s writings on the development of the Asiatic mode of production will be interested to see how Krader treats this transition from feudalism to capitalism by way of comparison and contrast.

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Edited by Recherche Littéraire / Literary Research

Julie K. Allen, Eugene L. Arva, Jean Bessière, Helena Carválho Buescu, Vanessa Byrnes, Chloé Chaudet, Yves Clavaron, Christophe Den Tandt, Catherine Depretto., Theo D’haen, Caius Dobrescu, Dong Yang, Brahim El Guabli, Nikki Fogle, Gerald Gillespie, Kathleen Gyssels, Oliver Harris, Sándor Hites, Michelle Keown, S Satish Kumar, Jacques Marx, Jessica Maufort, Marc Maufort, Jopi Nyman, David O'Donnell, Liedeke Plate, Judith Rauscher, Haun Saussy, Karen-Margrethe Simonsen, Chris Thurman, Anne Williams, Janet M. Wilson, Chantal Zabus, Gang Zhou

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Edited by Amalie Fößel

Gewalt und Krieg sind heute wie auch in der Vormoderne keine ausschließlich männliche Domäne, sondern Räume der Männer und Frauen gleichermaßen. In Zeiten kriegerischer Auseinandersetzungen werden Geschlechterrollen ausgebildet, konforme und abweichende Verhaltensweisen ausprobiert und Konzepte von Männlichkeit und Weiblichkeit entwickelt. Erstmals für die Epoche des Mittelalters (7.-16. Jahrhundert) werden daraus resultierende Fragestellungen im interdisziplinären und kulturübergreifenden Vergleich untersucht. Die Beiträge erörtern Geschlechterbeziehungen auf Darstellungs- und Handlungsebene und beschreiben Interaktionsformen in Kontexten von Gewalt und Krieg. Über den europäischen Raum mit seinen zahlreichen Fehden und Heerzügen hinaus werden auch die Kreuzzüge in den Blick genommen.

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Edited by Klaus Peter Freitag, Wilfried Gabriel and Jürgen Peters

Die gegenwärtigen Herausforderungen unseres Bildungswesens benötigen zukunftsweisende Konzepte, die Lernen und Arbeiten, allgemeine und berufliche Bildung miteinander verbinden. Die vorliegende Publikation zeigt, welche konkreten Ansätze und langjährigen Erfahrungen die (berufsbildende) Waldorfschule hierzu beisteuern kann. Durch eine empirisch biografische Langzeitstudie der Absolventen der Hiberniaschule − als Waldorfschule ehemals Träger eines BLK-Modellversuchs − wird deren Nachhaltigkeit wissenschaftlich bestätigt. Aktuelle Modelle und Konzepte verweisen auf Weiterentwicklungsmöglichkeiten zu einem neuen Bildungsverständnis im Kontext gesellschaftlicher Reformbemühungen.

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“No One Will Do This For Us”.

The Linguistic and Cultural Practices of Young Activists Representing European Linguistic Minorities

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Nicole Dołowy-Rybińska

This book presents a portrait of actively engaged young people representing four linguistic minorities in Europe: the Kashubs (in Poland), the Upper Sorbs (in Germany), the Bretons (in France), and the Welsh (in the United Kingdom). In numerous statements cited in the book, drawn from interviews conducted by the author, young people speak for themselves and serve as guides to their minority cultures. They draw attention to the difficulties and challenges they encounter in their day-to-day life and activism. Based on their statements, the book examines the sociolinguistic situation of each of the minorities, the prevailing linguistic ideologies and the role of minority education; it also distinguishes different types of minority language speakers. The analysis focuses on the cultural and identity-forming practices of young people in the context of different forms of community life and their different pathways to becoming engaged representing their cultures and languages.

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Tolerated Evil

Prostitution in the Kingdom of Poland in the Nineteenth Century

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Jolanta Sikorska-Kulesza

In the nineteenth century, state policy towards prostitution was primarily shaped by an assessment of its role in spreading venereal diseases. In this book, the author traces normative and organisational efforts of the authorities of the Kingdom of Poland, which sought to maintain control over prostitution and the health of women who offered paid sexual services. The author uses data collected by the police and medical authorities supervising legal and illegal prostitution to provide a demographic and sociological picture of the big-city and small-town market of sexual commerce. It was only in the early twentieth century when prostitution became an important subject of the Polish public debate, a process which is described in the book against the backdrop of the major issues and fears of the epoch.

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Семантика коннекторов

Количественные методы описания

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Edited by Ольга Инькова

В эпоху корпусных исследований и создания цифровых информационных ресурсов, содержащих большие объемы текстов, применение количественных методов анализа языковых единиц становится неотъемлемой частью лингвистических описаний. В книге представлены результаты сопоставительного исследования коннекторов с использованием количественных методов анализа, выполненного в рамках совместного российско-швейцарского проекта «Контрастивное корпусное исследование коннекторов русского языка».

Исследование коннекторов проводилось с использованием нового уникального лингвистического ресурса – Надкорпусной базы данных (НБД) коннекторов. В первой главе монографии описаны структура НБД и возможности, которые она дает лингвистам для применения количественных и контрастивных методов исследования. Во второй и третьей главе монографии представлены результаты применения этих методов для исследования коннекторов как показателей логико-семантических отношений сопутствования и переформулирования в русском и французском языках. В четвертой, заключительной, главе монографии количественные методы применены к анализу результатов машинного перевода, одного из перспективных направлений в области компьютерной лингвистики.

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Ruth Barratt-Peacock

Drawing on Bernd Mahr’s model theory, this volume introduces a new approach to Romanticism in contemporary Australian literature. Focusing on two very different authors, David Malouf and the Indigenous poet Samuel Wagan Watson, this book highlights their similarities rather than their differences. It is the first book-length study dedicated specifically to each author’s poetic oeuvre. Comprehensive readings reveal that an ironic dialectic underpins how each poet writes from within a disjunct of culture and environment following colonisation, finding hope in dialogue and a productive process of negative assertion. The theoretical framing of Romanticism developed here effectively rehabilitates Romanticism as a productive paradigm in contemporary Australian poetry.

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Edited by Manuel Fco. Romero Oliva

Escribir en la universidad. Elaboración y defensa de trabajos académicos –TFG/ TFM– es el resultado de una serie de actuaciones e investigaciones referidas a la alfabetización académica de los estudiantes universitarios desde una visión multidisciplinar en la que han participado no solo departamentos académicos — Didáctica de la Lengua y la Literatura, Didáctica y Filología—, sino también unidades específicas de la Universidad de Cádiz —Servicio de Atención Psicológica (SAP), desde su Programa de Apoyo al aprendizaje; o el Área de Biblioteca, Archivo y Publicaciones, con sus cursos de búsquedas bibliográficas, difusión en abierto en repositorios…—. Todos ellos han posibilitado un manual basado en la experimentación y la reflexión conjunta en la que han intervenido más de 3000 estudiantes de diversas titulaciones a lo largo de casi diez cursos académicos.

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Simon Rosenberg

For more than 20 years now, the publishing industry has been highly influenced by innovations in digital technology. This is not the first time that technological changes affect the book trade. Both the printing press and industrialized production methods vitally changed the book industry in their time. With a macroscopic, comparative approach, this book looks at the transitional phases of the book of the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries to locate distinctive patterns in the acceptance of new technologies. Using specific book value categories, which shape the acceptance context of innovations in book production, helps us find continuities and discontinuities of these patterns. It also offers a better understanding of current developments in publishing in the digital age.