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A Tale of Two Sisters

Life in Early British Colonial Madras The Letters of Elizabeth Gwillim and Her Sister Mary Symonds from Madras 1801–1807

Patrick Wheeler

These letters give a personal and intimate insight into the lives of two sisters living in Madras (now Chennai) in the time of Jane Austen. Both describe day-to-day life, occupations and relationships in the earliest days of British settlement, providing a rare glimpse into the social history of a place in India, far from home. Both women were accomplished artists, the older one, Elizabeth, deserving significant recognition for her extraordinary bird paintings. She also had a strong fascination for all things Indian: the people; their history; religions and languages, which she relates with enthusiasm, and then widens this with evident talent for botany and horticulture.

Her younger sister, Mary, contented herself with descriptions of places, people and surroundings, not always complimentary to her peers. Behind all this was an undercurrent of anxiety about news from home, correspondence difficulties, war with France and a terrifying sepoy mutiny in Vellore. There was also a background of tension arising from the broken relationships between Elizabeth’s husband, judge Sir Henry Gwillim, and both his Chief Justice and the Governor of Madras.

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Carolin Paul

Zur Exploration der Resilienz als Grundlage für mögliche Maßnahmen der Prävention- und Gesundheitsförderung bei Fernstudierenden in Assoziation mit studienbezogenen sowie intrapersonellen Aspekten der Mehrbelastung soll diese Publikation einen Beitrag leisten. Zur Generierung der Daten wurde ein retrospektives Querschnittsdesign, unter der Verwendung der Resilienzskala (RS-13), der Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), der Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) und einem Teil des Stress- und Coping-Inventars (SCI) als standarisierte Messverfahren gewählt.

Als zentrales Ergebnis der Untersuchung ist zu berichten, dass die Teilnahme an einem Fernstudium einen direkten Zusammenhang zwischen Stress und Resilienz intendiert. Auf dieser Basis, sowie weiterer bestätigter Hypothesen, erweitert diese Publikation den Forschungsstand hinsichtlich der Beschreibung des Gesundheitszustandes im Zusammenhang mit einem stressevozierten Belastungspotenzials durch ein Fernstudium.

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Sprechen im Märchen

Inszenierung von Mündlichkeit in Märchentexten des 19. Jahrhunderts

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Christine Pretzl

Wieviel Mündlichkeit steckt im Märchen, und mit welchen Mitteln wird Nähesprachlichkeit in Märchentexten des 19. Jahrhunderts inszeniert? Die vorliegende Studie bietet eine bislang unerschlossene Vergleichsebene: Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810–1886) sammelte auf den Spuren der Brüder Grimm Märchen und Sagen der Oberpfalz. Sein breitgefächerter Nachlass enthält zahlreiche Originalmanuskripte zu Verschriftungen ausgewählter »Kinder- und Hausmärchen«, wie sie im ländlichen Umfeld mündlich weitergegeben wurden. Zu jeweils einheitlichen Motivkomplexen werden sämtliche Redeszenen in mehreren Textvarianten beider Provenienzen miteinander verglichen. Die jeweiligen Sprechhandlungsmuster verweisen auf die Sprach- und Alltagskultur im bürgerlich-nationalen und bäuerlich-regionalen Kontext. Zudem wird deutlich, dass bestimmte Märchentexte der Brüder Grimm mündlichen Quellen deutlich näher stehen als von der neueren Märchenforschung bis dato angenommen.

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Edited by Sheila Vieira de Camargo Grillo, Sandrine Reboul-Touré and Maria Glushkova

Comment constituer et comparer des corpus lorsqu’ils sont issus de langues différentes ? Cette question émerge en amont de tous les travaux en analyse du discours qui font se rencontrer, comme dans cet ouvrage, le français avec l’allemand, l’anglais, le japonais, le portugais ou encore le portugais avec le russe. De telles recherches ont donné naissance à l’analyse du discours contrastive. Les contributions posent et/ou explorent ce cadre théorique récent en retravaillant des catégories issues de l’analyse du discours française, pour certain.e.s auteur.e.s, et dans la lignée de Bakhtine, pour d’autres. Ainsi, les analyses ciblant la comparaison des discours entre plusieurs langues invitent à sélectionner un invariant, par exemple, un genre de discours. Elles consacrent aussi une place importante à la culture, inscrite dans l’anthropologie culturelle, suite aux travaux de Humboldt, permettant de présenter aujourd’hui la notion de culture discursive. Cet ouvrage invite enfin à s’interroger sur la comparaison à la fois d’un point de vue théorique et méthodologique, notamment dans le domaine des sciences du langage.

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Die Flucht in der Verfolgung - eine legitime Alternative zu Martyrium und Apostasie?

Tertullians Traktat "de fuga in persecutione" im historischen und theologischen Kontext seiner Zeit

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Daniel Greb

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Intercultural Issues and Concepts

A Multi-Disciplinary Glossary

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Edited by Maddalena Colombo and Guia Gilardoni

Why an intercultural glossary today? How does interculturalism deal with the cultural shifts led by the resurgence of populism in Europe leading towards increasingly close-minded and selfish attitudes? Are the social sciences helpful in the implementation of an intercultural approach? How to teach students the fundamentals of interculturalism? Over the last years, the fierce populisms raising around Europe has been a strong enemy of interculturalism which grow weaker in front of the simplest solutions provided by intolerance and racism. Social sciences provide strong concepts to be grounded in social policy, urban administration, education, and interreligious dialogue. Drawing from sociology, psychology, history, philosophy, education, human geography, and international law, the book offers a list of 18 «middle-range concepts»– as social integration, migration governance, cultural identity, participation, citizenship, reflexivity, resilience - and «thematic issues», like overcoming racism, revitalising urban periphery, and human rights enforcement. Each entry includes elements of reflection for the development of practices and projects coping with major societal challenges in the extra-academic areas. The book, written by a multi-national pool of European academic lectures, is meant to facilitate all actors committed to the building of a more inclusive society.

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Edited by Alix de Morant, Helga Finter, Eva Holling, Didier Plassard, Bernhard Siebert and Gerald Siegmund

This book assembles the contributions to the international symposium Narrativity and Intermediality on the Contemporary Stage in Montpellier 2016. The symposium was based on the hypothesis that, despite the rise of performative and postdramatic theatre and a subsequent abandonment of the plot, theatre performances tell stories after all. The variety of positions in this book now discuss and reflect the relation between narration, theatre and intermediality nowadays.


Ce livre rassemble les actes du Colloque international Narrativité & Intermédialité sur la scène contemporaine, manifestation qui s’est tenue à Montpellier en 2016. Les contributions réunies dans cet ouvrage ont trait aux modalités par lesquelles la scène contemporaine, qu'elle soit théâtrale, chorégraphique ou performative, continue de produire du récit. Depuis l'analyse des œuvres, et dans un dialogue avec les artistes,  elles se consacrent aux interrogations qui relèvent de l'intermédialité.

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Romanian Diplomacy in the 20th Century

Biographies, Institutional Pathways, International Challenges

Edited by Adrian Vițalaru,, Ionuț Nistor and Adrian-Bogdan Ceobanu

This collection of studies examines different aspects of Romanian diplomacy in the 20th century, thus highlighting the activity of various diplomats, seeking to explain the changes produced within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following political transformations in Romania, and aiming to analyse different topic and "dossiers" related to foreign policy, as well as the negotiated perspectives of career diplomats, ministers of foreign affairs, and politicians regarding the directions of foreign policy or the "dossiers" of national interest and security.

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Edited by Meltem İnce Yenilmez and Ufuk Bingöl

This book covers deep researches from different perspectives and disciplines upon Covid-19 pandemic impacts on social, legal, economic, cultural issues by successful and expert researchers in their field. In this book, different and rigorous analyses of all areas influenced by Covid-19 researches were made in order to be one of the emerging reliable sources about the Covid-19 literature with various dimensions.

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Theory of Power

Marx, Foucault, Neo-Zapatismo

Carlos Antonio Aguirre Rojas

The subject of power (singular) and multiple social powers (plural) is unquestionably central to contemporary societies all over the globe. Growing stronger and expanding farther all the time, the world’s anti-systemic movements have been forced to address this issue—the nature of power and powers—as among their most pressing debates. In the process, these movements have also been forced to consider the best possible strategy for confronting them. Should they seize political power, even if they run the risk of simply reproducing it? Should they destroy it altogether? Is it enough to destroy political power while economic, ideological, military, and religious powers remain untouched? And what is the most effective anti-capitalist and anti-systemic way to confront, defeat, and overcome the many different powers found in all present-day societies on Earth? To answer such questions, among others, this book discusses the rich, complex contributions of Karl Marx, Michel Foucault, and neo-Zapatismo to a complicated and essential subject: the theory of power.