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Verleger als Leser und als Vermittler von Lesekultur

Britische Verlegerkarrieren zwischen 1800 und 1926 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung lesebiographischer Ansätze

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Sandra Simon

Verlegerpersönlichkeiten, die das Profil ihrer Verlage entscheidend gestalteten und auf die Lesekultur ihrer Zeit einwirkten, prägten das Verlagswesen im neunzehnten Jahrhundert. Gegenstand der vorliegenden Publikation sind die vier britischen Verleger William (1800-1883) und Robert Chambers (1802-1871), C. Kegan Paul (1828-1902) sowie J. M. Dent (1849-1926). Im Rückgriff auf biographische Ansätze der Leserforschung und Verlagsgeschichte arbeitet die Autorin die konkreten Umstände der Lesesozialisation der Verleger, ihren Bezug zum Lesen und zum Buch sowie die Auswirkungen auf das Selbstverständnis der Verleger und ihren Einfluss auf die Lesekultur ihrer Zeit heraus.

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Carmina Latina

Cum praefatione Valahfridi Stroh

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Michael von Albrecht

Laudat poeta multa loca pulcherrima, quae vidit visitavitque in multis orbis terrarum partibus. Alloquitur autem amicos, inter quos poetas philosophosque antiquos et novos. Quod fit et metris Horatianis et distichis elegiacis. Latine autem scribit, quia omnium gentium homines invitare vult, ut tandem inimicitias armaque deponant pacemque defendant. Ad quod litterae studiaque liberalia plurimum conferunt.

The poet praises many beautiful places he visited all over the world. Among the friends addressed there are poets and philosophers, both ancient and modern. He writes in Latin, wishing to invite human beings from all nations to banish discord and weapons and to defend peace. Liberal studies will contribute much to reach this aim.

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Towards Scientific Metaphysics

Volume 2: Benedykt Bornstein’s Geometrical Logic and Modern Philosophy. A Critical Study

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Krzysztof Śleziński

In the first half of the 20th century, many Polish philosophers focused on defining scientific concepts that could lead to the development of a philosophical synthesis of reality. Benedykt Bornstein elaborated an algebraic logic and developed novum organum philosophiae in the form of geometrical logic, a mathematical system of universal science. It can also be stated that Bornstein was unquestionably the forerunner of philosophers who started research into spatial logic in the second half of the 20th century.

The aim of this study on Bornstein’s Geometrical Logic is to draw readers’ attention not only to the algebraic and geometrical tools used in philosophical research, but also to demonstrate its importance for contemporary philosophical discussions which use mathematical tools in topology and category theory.

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Edited by Arlene McAlister

A Critical Edition of Ruths Recompence by Richard Bernard presents Richard Bernard’s commentary on the book of Ruth, originally published in 1628, to the modern reader. Arlene McAlister’s introduction sets the work in its contemporary context and most significantly elucidates the issue of women’s conduct that arises from the biblical story and challenges Bernard and the preceding early modern Ruth commentators. The introduction details how the commentators have great difficulty in expounding Ruth’s approach to her kinsman Boaz on the threshing floor alone at night and request to him to marry her according to the levirate law. They find that this conduct is contrary to the voluminous women’s conduct literature of their own society. The introduction also addresses such issues as Bernard’s anti-Catholicism and surveys the interpretation of the book of Ruth prior to and in the early modern period. Ruths Recompence is further set in context by the annotations in this book. The annotations also illustrate how Bernard differs from or develops the discussions of preceding commentators.

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Edited by Yana Milev and Franz Schultheis

Seit das Ende des Kommunismus auf 1990 festgeschrieben und der Unrechtsstaat DDR der Justiz übergeben wurde, inszenieren neue Institutionen, Stiftungen und Behörden auf Bundesebene den ökonomischen, kulturellen und moralischen Erfolg des Rechtsstaats. Dabei wird die Mehrheit der Neubürger mit Schockereignissen des krassen sozialen Wandels und der gesellschaftlichen Stigmatisierung konfrontiert. Konzepte wie «Transformation», «Modernisierung», «Demokratisierung» treten als Euphemismen auf, die über eine neoliberale Annexion des Ostens hinwegtäuschen. Das Investmentprojekt «Aufschwung Ost» ist ein Laborfall der Globalisierung. Über eine Aufarbeitung der DDR im Totalitarismus- und Diktaturenvergleich hinaus ist eine Soziologie der Landnahme, des Gesellschaftsumbaus und des strukturellen Kolonialismus in Ostdeutschland längst überfällig. Das Forschungsprogramm «Entkoppelte Gesellschaft. Liberalisierung und Widerstand in Ostdeutschland seit 1989/90. Ein soziologisches Laboratorium» will im dreißigsten Jahr der «Einheit» diesem Thema mit einer mehrbändigen Publikation Rechnung tragen.

Mit 13 Fallstudien bildet der Band «Tatbestände» das empirische Fundament des Gesamtprojekts «Entkoppelte Gesellschaft». Es handelt sich hierbei um sozialwissenschaftliche Studien jüngeren Datums, in denen die Tatbestände der Verwerfung, Abwicklung und Löschung in sämtlichen Bereichen der Gesellschaft Ostdeutschlands offen gelegt, wie auch in der Konsequenz dessen die sozialen, kulturellen und regionalen Beschädigungen diagnostiziert und gesellschaftstheoretisch analysiert werden.

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Global Politics in the 21st Century

Between Regional Cooperation and Conflict

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Edited by Andrzej Mania, Marcin Grabowski and Tomasz Pugacewicz

This book focuses on the problem of regionalism, the crucial phenomenon in international relations at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. Regionalism is analyzed both in terms of regional economic and political integration, as well as regional competition and conflict. The book is divided into three parts, based on the functional and geographical criteria. The first part is devoted to the theoretical setting, including brief introduction to regionalism problems and classical theories of integration, as well as new approaches to regionalism, which are followed by the analysis of regions in the context of regional security complexes concept. The second part of the book focuses on Asian and African challenges to regionalism and the third, and final, part is devoted to the most developed subregional order, namely the European region.

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Ingrid Belčáková, László Miklós, Anna Špinerová, Andrea Diviaková, Erika Kočická and Eliška Belaňová

The landscape is a vital spatial and material frame for our natural and man-made environment and is considered by many stakeholders to be one of the most important aspects of a healthy, enjoyable life. This book deals with the current trends in the theory of the integration of landscape aspects in spatial planning and development processes.

The authors discuss the need for integrated land use planning, landscape planning and impact assessment, and explore landscape consideration practice in European countries, with a special focus on Slovakia. Information about landscape decision-making approaches and cases illustrates current practice and lessons from experience, providing baseline material for landscape academic forum, members of the public and professionals in spatial development making: planners, designers, architects, engineers and others.

This practice-oriented and up-to-date monograph is a sourcebook and reference guide to key trends, issues of and approaches to sustainable spatial development in European countries.

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Motivational Issues in Teaching

With special emphasis on Turkey

Zeynep Kiziltepe

This book draws on a review of literature on the motivational research from multiple countries with special emphasis on Turkey. It provides information to further our understanding of why people decide to become teachers, and after they become teachers why they stay in the profession or leave it. Studies about teacher motivation, and demotivation are shared to bring to light the scope and nature of this issue. It offers recommendations for administrators and policy makers about the preparation of teachers for the profession, about the in-service trainings, and the coping strategies needed for teacher demotivation, burnout, and stress in the profession. It is strongly recommended as a resource to be used in educational sciences, educational psychology, and comparative education related classes.

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Natalia Kohtamäki

The main objective of the book is to answer the question of the proper theoretical justification for the regulatory agencies which are an important component of the EU institutional structure.
They are independent bodies appointed by the European Commission in various specialised fields of the EU market, such as food safety, pharmaceuticals or financial supervision, in which the Commission itself – due to the complexity of the sector-specific regulation – is not able to prepare expertise alone. The agencies are therefore expert institutions, which form administrative support to the EU authorities and the member states. Despite the fact that the agencies are already an irremovable element of the EU decision-making and rulemaking processes there are still justified doubts about their legitimacy. The book offers an in-depth analysis of the current theoretical concepts surrounding the questions of empowerment, rightfulness and legitimacy of EU agencies’ activities.

"The monograph is a very interesting read. The author is a very competent fashion deals with the objectives of her research and delivers a solid book. She persuasively touches on a plethora of pertinent legal and theoretical issues associated with EU agencies and their legitimacy. Bearing in mind the current discourse in this respect this book is very timely."

Professor Adam Łazowski, School of Law, University of Westminster

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Wörterbuchschreibung in Zeiten des Sozialismus

Die politisch-ideologischen Rahmenbedingungen für die lexikografische Arbeit in der Volksrepublik Polen am Beispiel des „Słownik języka polskiego“ (1958-1969), herausgegeben von Witold Doroszewski

Eva Teshajev