Igor’ Stravinskijs "Le Sacre du printemps" gilt als Meilenstein der Musik- und Tanzgeschichte. Gleichwohl hat die Wissenschaft einen Schlüsselaspekt zum Verständnis des Werkes bislang übersehen: die ‚Theaterreform um 1900‘. Leila Zickgraf zeigt erstmals, dass Stravinskij mit dem "Sacre" sein höchst eigenes ‚Theater der Zukunft‘ verwirklichte. Durch die Rhythmen seiner Komposition versetzte er Tänzer wie Publikum in einen körperlich erfahrbaren Rausch, wodurch er die Zuschauer ins Bühnengeschehen integrierte. Mit seiner interdisziplinären Ausrichtung sowie seiner umfassenden Quellenerschließung leistet das Buch einen wichtigen Forschungsbeitrag zu einem noch immer ungenügend ausgeleuchteten Meisterwerk.
Mapping the Pāśupata Landscape: Narrative, Place, and the Śaiva Imaginary in Early Medieval North India, Elizabeth A. Cecil explores the sacred geography of the earliest community of Śiva devotees called the Pāśupatas. This book brings the narrative cartography of the
Skandapurāṇa into conversation with physical landscapes, inscriptions, monuments, and icons in order to examine the ways in which Pāśupatas were emplaced in regional landscapes and to emphasize the use of material culture as media through which notions of belonging and identity were expressed. By exploring the ties between the formation of early Pāśupata communities and the locales in which they were embedded, this study reflects critically upon the ways in which community building was coincident with place-making in Early Medieval India.
Working with manuscripts has become a digital affair. But, are there downsides to digital photos? And how can you take advantage of the incredible computing power you have literally at your fingertips? Cornelis van Lit explains in detail what happens when manuscript studies meets digital humanities. In
Among Digitized Manuscripts you will learn why it is important to include a note on the photo quality in your codicological description, how to draw, collect, and publish glyphs of paleographic interest, what standards (such as TEI and IIIF) to abide by when transcribing a text, how to write custom software for image recognition, and much more. The leading principle is that learning a little about computers will already be of great benefit.
The 31 selected and revised articles in the volume
Holy Ground: Where Art and Text Meet, written by Hans Bakker between 1986 and 2016, vary from theoretical subjects to historical essays on the classical culture of India. They combine two mainstreams: the Sanskrit textual tradition, including epigraphy, and the material culture as expressed in works of religious art and iconography. The study of text and art in close combination in the actual field where they meet provides a great potential for understanding. The history of holy places is therefore one of the leitmotivs that binds these studies together.
One article, "The Ramtek Inscriptions II", was co-authored by Harunaga Isaacson, two articles, on "Moksadharma 187 and 239–241" and "The Quest for the Pasupata Weapon," by Peter C. Bisschop.