Kategória: Könyvajánló

A Romanovok és az orosz invázió 1849-ben

(Régi és új könyvek a Romanov-dinasztiáról és az 1849-es orosz beavatkozásról) Romanovok… Bár mi magyarok (s gyanítom sokan mások is Európában), ha meghalljuk a Romanov nevet, akkor a hatalmas cári dinasztia végóráira gondolunk először (1917 és 1918 és Jekatyerinburg), érdemes azonban tudatosítani, hogy amikor 1917-ben a Téli palotánál az egykori...

Széchenyi, a romantikus szerelmes

Van a magyar kultúrának sok híres/hírhedt szerelmi párosa, van egymás húsába beletépő (Ady), van elégikus és édes enyelgő (Berzsenyi), van elérhetetlen reményű (Csokonai) és lángsugarú nyárban rossz előérzet (Petőfi) és van a későn jött, de nem megkésve érkezett boldogság, a hatalmas hajtóerőt adó nagy reformkori szerelem: Széchenyi István 12 éves kitartó vágyakozása a férjezett Crescence Seiler alias gróf Zichy Károlyné után.

When I Go : Selected French Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke

Rilke’s French poetry appears here for the first time in readable, musical versions. Largely unknown and rarely collected, these poems were written during the euphoria Rilke felt after having completed his greatest German works, the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus. At the same time, Rilke was growing increasingly ill with a rare, undiagnosed form of leukemia. He died just four short years into the production of these poems, and death appears in them as a kindly, unfamiliar figure to be faced with courage and surrender. Five series of poems are featured: Roses, Windows, Affectionate Tribute to France, Valaisian Quatrains, and Orchards.

What Works : Gender Equality by Design

Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back and de-biasing minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Behavioral design offers a new solution. Iris Bohnet shows that by de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts—often at low cost and high speed.

Man-Eating Monsters : Anthropocentrism and Popular Culture

What role do man-eating monsters – vampires, zombies, werewolves and cannibals – play in contemporary culture? This book explores the question of whether recent representations of humans as food in popular culture characterizes a unique moment in Western cultural history and suggests a new set of attitudes toward people, monsters, animals, and death. This volume analyzes how previous epochs represented man-eating monsters and cannibalism.

Multilingualism, (Im)mobilities and Spaces of Belonging

Certain forms of mobility and multilingualism tend to be portrayed as problematic in the public sphere, while others are considered to be unremarkable. Divided into three thematic sections, this book explores the contestation of spaces and the notion of borders, examines the ways in which heritage and authenticity are linked or challenged, and interrogates the intersections between mobility and hierarchies and the ways that language can be linked to notions of belonging and aspirations for mobility. Based on fieldwork in Africa, Asia, Australasia, and Europe, it explores how language functions as both sites of struggle and as a means of overcoming struggle. This volume will be of particular interest to scholars taking ethnographic and critical sociolinguistic approaches to the study of language and belonging in the context of globalization.

Egyptomaniacs : How We Became Obsessed with Ancient Epypt

In Egyptomaniacs: How We Became Obsessed With Ancient Egypt, Egyptologist Dr. Nicky Nielsen examines the popular view of Egypt as an exotic, esoteric, mystical culture obsessed with death and overflowing with mummies and pyramids. The book traces our obsession with ancient Egypt throughout history and methodically investigates, explains, and strips away some of the most popular misconceptions about the Pharaohs and their civilization.

The Book of Saints

During times of division and realignment, God’s Holy Spirit raises up leaders, thinkers, and mentors to guide the body of Christ. This is especially true during the turbulent years of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The Book of Saints: The Reforming Era is a rich sampling from the writings of monastics, ministers, and mystics who found themselves in times of unrelenting change but who became godly beacons of light. In these devotional readings, discover priceless insights for the church today from those whose words have been tested for centuries.