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9783895004551
Berg, Eberhard

Building the Sherpa’s New Present in the Age of Globalization

The construction of a novel tradtion as well as a collective Sherpa identity in a new place through the performance of Tibetan Buddhist ritual celebrations: a close look at the present revitalisation of Sherpa Buddhism, culture, and society

21.0 x 28.0 cm, 288 p., with dust jacket
39,80 €

The central concern of this book is a detailed examination of both the strategy and the means employed whereby the Sherpas have been successfully managing the creation of a novel...

9783895008924
Editor: Tubach, Jürgen; Vashalomidze, Sophia G.; Zimmer, Manfred

Caucasus during the Mongol Period – Der Kaukasus in der Mongolenzeit

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 360 p., hardback
98,00 €

The anthology takes a comparative approach to reconstructing the perceptions that the Armenians and Georgians developed of their Mongol conquerors in the 13th and 14th centuries....

9783895008061
Editor: Milich, Stephan; Pannewick, Friederike; Tramontini, Leslie

Conflicting Narratives: War, Trauma and Memory in Iraqi Culture

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 286 p., hardback
69,00 €

This volume deals with the Iraqi cultural production under and after Baathist rule, a research field which, in comparison to Iraqi history and politics, has attracted relatively...

9783895005923
Ausgewählt, übersetzt und kommentiert von Elguja Dadunashvili und Agnes Korn

Weise Frauen und geheimnisvolle Zeichen

Texte zum Volksglauben in Georgien

12.0 x 16.5 cm, 114 p., paperback / softback
12,80 €

This volume is the first attempt to present omen and taboo texts from Georgia in a structured form, and to make this type of traditional culture accessible for systematic...

9783895007101
Schwarzmaier, Agnes

Die Masken aus der Nekropole von Lipari

22.0 x 29.0 cm, 256 p., paperback / softback
29,90 €

In the necropolis of Lipari (Italy) a great amount of terracotta masks from the 4th and early 3rd century B. C. have been found –– an important local speciality. Their study as...

Series: Palilia Volume: 21
9783895008726
Editor: Al Jallad, Nader

People from the Desert

Pre-Islamic Arabs in History and Culture

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 208 p., hardback
98,00 €

“People from the Desert. Pre-Islamic Arabs in History and Culture” provides a collection of text-based studies that investigate different aspects of the history, culture and...

9783895005916
Editor: Korn, Agnes; Jahani, Carina; Titus, Paul

The Baloch and Others

Linguistic, Historical and Socio-Political Perspectives on Pluralism in Balochistan

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 400 p., hardback
59,00 €

Throughout history Balochistan has been an important contact zone between the Indian Subcontinent and the Iranian Plateau. Today Balochistan is a land divided among several...

9783895008368
Gaiser, Lars

Leben und Handeln im Alltag von Kairo

Sozialwissenschaftliche Analysen einer Gesellschaft im Umbruch

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 604 p., hardback
148,00 €

Under the influence of political and social discourses as a result of 9/11 and the Orientalist allegations on the part of Arab intellectuals, Lars Gaiser developed a new...

9783895007248
Roesler, Ulrike

Frühe Quellen zum buddhistischen Stufenweg in Tibet

Indische und tibetische Traditionen im »dPe chos« des Po-to-ba Rin-chen-gsal

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 740 p., hardback
69,00 €

During the 11th and 12th centuries, Tibetan culture underwent fundamental changes. It was during this period that Buddhism became firmly rooted on the Tibetan plateau and its...

9783895008283
Müller, Heidy Margrit; Feinberg, Anat; Kolo, Kamal Odischo

Das Ende des Babylonischen Exils

Kulturgeschichtliche Epochenwende in der Literatur der letzten irakisch-jüdischen Autoren

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 340 p., hardback
78,00 €

“Das Ende des Babylonischen Exils” is the first comprehensive German-language study of Iraqi-Jewish literature. It is also the first study on the subject to consider memoirs...

9783895008245
Dagyeli, Jeanine Elif

»Gott liebt das Handwerk«

Moral, Identität und religiöse Legitimierung in der mittelasiatischen Handwerks-risala

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 320 p., hardback
98,00 €

The present book is the first large-scale research on the Central Asian crafts’ risala, a pre-Soviet code of conduct, and describes the crafts spiritual and social roots by...

Series: Iran – Turan Volume: 12
9783895008290
Ed. by Foundation Al-Babtain

The City of the three Mosques: Ávila and its Muslims in the Middle Ages

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 168 p., hardback
78,00 €

This book troubles the traditional treatment of Muslims living under Christian rule in Iberia, traditionally dubbed “Mudejars,” as marginal in both medieval Christian and Muslim...

9783895007699
Jacquesson, Svetlana

Pastoréalismes

Anthropologie historique des processus d’intégration chez les Kirghiz du Tian Shan intérieur

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 296 p., hardback
68,00 €

The book examines the relations between an economic phenomenon, pastoralism, and a social one, patrilineal descent-reckoning. These relations are described and analyzed on the...

Series: Nomaden und Sesshafte Volume: 14
9783895007743
Editor: Kreide-Damani, Ingrid

Ethnologie im Nationalsozialismus

Julius Lips und die Geschichte der »Völkerkunde«; Teil 1: Julius Lips, Martin Heydrich und die (Deutsche) Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde; Teil 2: Eva und Julius Lips: Kontexte ihres Wirkens

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 440 p., hardback
59,00 €

When in November 1933 the American anthropologist Leslie Spears responded to a letter by Martin Heydrich, editor of the German academic journal “Ethnologischer Anzeiger”, he...

9783895007767
Editor: Tandaschwili, Manana; Gippert, Jost

Georgische Gegenwartsliteratur

Eine Anthologie georgisch-deutsch

14.8 x 21.0 cm, 406 p., paperback / softback
29,80 €

This anthology illustrates the literary work of the historical development of Georgia over the last 30 years for German readers. It includes in particular such works, which - to...

9783895006807
Newid, Mehr Ali

Aromata in der iranischen Kultur

unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der persischen Dichtung

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 368 p., hardback
79,00 €

This volume is the result of more than 10 years' research in Persian culture from the Achaemenid period (559 B.C.) until the end of the Safavids’ time (1722 A.D.). The main...

Series: Iran – Turan Volume: 11
9783895006579
Herausgegeben von Ute Pietruschka und Michael P. Streck in Verbindung mit Beate Eschment

Symbolische Repräsentation und Wirklichkeit nomadischen Lebens

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 216 p., hardback
68,00 €

This essay collection brings together contributions from two research colloquia of the Collaborative Research Center “Difference and Integration. The interaction between nomadic...

Series: Nomaden und Sesshafte Volume: 12
9783895003073
Berg, Eberhard

The Sherpa »Dumji« Masked Dance Festival

An ethnographic description of the ›great liturgical performance‹ as celebrated annually according to the tradition of the Lamaserwa clan in the village temple of Gonpa Zhung, Solu

21.0 x 28.0 cm, 234 p., paperback / softback
34,00 €
9783895007224
Mayer, Anja-Nadine

Probleme touristischer Entwicklung auf der Insel Soqotra

Vom Missverständnis »Ökotourismus« zu nachhaltigem Tourismus?

21.0 x 28.0 cm, 152 p., paperback / softback
39,00 €

The island of Soqotra, belonging to the Republic of Yemen, is a part of the UNESCO world natural heritage site since the summer of 2008. Its development prospects are...

Series: Jemen-Studien Volume: 19
9783895006449
Leiermann, Tom

Shibam – Leben in Lehmtürmen

Weltkulturerbe im Jemen

21.0 x 28.0 cm, 296 p., hardback
49,00 €

"Shibam - Leben in Lehmtürmen" is a unique representation of the ancient oasis city in Yemen that was declared a World Heritage Site because of its spectacular clay towers. From...

Series: Jemen-Studien Volume: 18