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Written by the poet-painter Karel van Mander, who finished it in June 1603, the Grondt der edel, vry schilderconst (Foundation of the Noble, Free Art of Painting) was the first systematic treatise on schilderconst (the art of painting / picturing) to be published in Dutch (Haarlem: Paschier van Wes[t]busch, 1604). This English-language edition of the Grondt, accompanied by an introductory monograph and a full critical apparatus, provides unprecedented access to Van Mander’s crucially important art treatise. The book sheds light on key terms and critical categories such as schilder, manier, uyt zijn selven doen, welstandt, leven and gheest, and wel schilderen, and both exemplifies and explicates the author’s distinctive views on the complementary forms and functions of history and landscape.
Nostalgia and the Victorian Historical Novel
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Twilight Histories explores the relationship between nostalgia and the Victorian historical novel, arguing that both responded to the turbulence brought by accelerating modernisation. Nostalgia began as a pathological homesickness, its first victims seventeenth-century soldiers serving abroad. Only gradually did it become the sentimental memory we understand it as today. In a striking parallel to nostalgia’s origin, the historical novel emerged in the tumultuous early-years of the nineteenth century, at a time when the Napoleonic Wars once again set troops on the move, creating a new wave of homesick soldiers. In the historical novels of Gaskell, Thackeray, Dickens, Eliot and Hardy, nostalgia offered a language in which to describe the experience of living through changing times as a homesickness for history.
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الفهارس العامة لموسوعة حلب الشهباء في عيون الشعراء: (المجلد الرابع والأخير من الموسوعة) في هذا المجلّد يصنف حسن قجّـة الفهارس ضمن 8 فصول، ثلاثة منها لفهارس الأعلام (أعلام الشعراء، الأعلام العرب، الأعلام غير العرب)، واثنان منها لفهارس الأماكن (فهرس للدول والمدن والبلدات والمناطق الطبيعية، وفهرس آخر للأماكن الواقعة ضمن مدينة حلب)، وفهرس للقوافي، ثم فهارس الموضوعات في النهاية وتتضمن فهارس كافة المجلدات، لتمكين القارئ من رؤية شاملة لفهارس الموضوعات في الموسوعة بأكملها.

Aleppo through Poets' Eyes: Index Volume contains 8 indices, three of which are of personal names (poets, Arab names, non-Arab names), and two for place names (an index for countries, cities, towns and natural areas, another one for places located within the city of Aleppo), and an index of rhymes. The volume concludes with a general thematic index. These indices cover all volumes, and present a comprehensive search tool for the entire encyclopedia.
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في كتاب حلب في كتابات المؤرّخين والباحثين والزوّار والأدباء يسعى حسن قجّـة إلى تسليط الضوء على التاريخ العريق لمدينة حلب من خلال الأوصاف والانطباعات والشهادات التي كتبها حولها مئات المؤرّخين والزوّار والأدباء من أنحاء العالم، عبر 15 قرناً. ويرصد الكتاب علاقة هذه النصوص بالأوجُه الحضارية المتعددة للمدينة، التي تُعرّف عراقتُها بالمفهوم الزمني التاريخي المديد والمتنوع، وبمفهوم الإرث الثقافيّ الواسع بأشكاله الماديّة وغير الماديّة، وبمفهوم الطابع التعدّدي المنفتح الذي رافق المدينة عبر معظم مراحلها التاريخية. ويهدف الكتاب إلى استقصاء القيمة الفعليّة والرمزيّة لمدينة حلب في نظر تلك الكتابات، من النواحي الموضوعية بصورةٍ رئيسة، ومن النواحي العاطفية في بعض الأحيان.
ويُستهلّ الكتاب بتقديم لمحةٍ عن تاريخ مدينة حلب، معزّزةٍ بملحقٍ للصور، كما يوْرِد عناوين مئات المؤلفات التي كُتبت عن حلب، أكثرها تتمحور حولها بالتحديد، وبعضُها يتحدث عنها في سياقاتٍ متّصلة.

Aleppo in the Writings of Historians, Scholars, Visitors and Literati sheds light on the ancient history of Aleppo, through descriptions, impressions and testimonies written by hundreds of historians, visitors, and writers, from across the globe, and over a time span of fifteen centuries.
In this book, Hasan Kujjah discusses the relationship of these texts with the various civilizational aspects of the city, whose authenticity is characterized by its long existence, broad cultural heritage (in both tangible and intangible forms), and the open, pluralistic character, that distinguished the city through most of its historical stages.
The book begins by providing an overview of the history of Aleppo, is supplemented by an appendix of photos, and lists the titles of hundreds of books written about the city.
Poetik einer transmedialen Form von der Moderne bis in die Gegenwart
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Seit der Moderne entdeckt die europäische Literatur das Triptychon als eigenständige literarische Form, deren Poetik das vorliegende Buch erstmals skizziert. Während das dreiteilige Format in der bildenden Kunst bereits im Mittelalter bekannt ist, wird es seit dem 19. Jahrhundert in einer transmedialen Bewegung aus seinem ursprünglich religiösen Kontext gelöst und säkular umgedeutet. In ausführlichen Analysen dramatischer und Prosatexte von Max Frisch, Tankred Dorst, Heiner Müller, W. G. Sebald, Esther Kinsky und Claude Simon werden die dezidiert literarischen Potenziale und Funktionen dieser Form herausgearbeitet. So werden herkömmliche Dramen- und Erzählmuster über die triptychiale Anordnung herausgefordert und neu imaginiert. Ein besonderer Fokus der Studie liegt auf den zahlreichen Bezügen zwischen visueller Kultur und Literatur sowie auf der spezifischen Materialität der Texte, denen sich nicht zuletzt über Bildmaterial, Manuskripte und graphische Vorarbeiten zugewandt wird.
Gérard de Nervals Einleitung zu Voyage en Orient
Die vorliegende Arbeit erschließt Gérard de Nerval als wegweisenden Dichtungstheoretiker für eine Narrativik der Moderne.
Gérard de Nervals „Voyage en Orient“ verhandelt eine Reise in den Orient. Ihr vorgeschaltet ist allerdings ein umfassender Reiseteil durch Europa. Die Arbeit zeigt, dass dieser europäische Reiseteil die Funktion eines theoretischen Vorworts einnimmt: Darin wird das Dichtungsverständnis erläutert, nach dessen Maßgabe der Orientroman gestaltet ist. Leitend ist dabei die Frage, welche Form wahre Kunst und Dichtung hat. Zu deren Beantwortung greift der Erzähler höchst subtil und kunstvoll ein überbordendes Spektrum an Texten europäischer Dichtungs- und Kunsttheorie auf. Die Reise führt somit durch ein „Text-Reich über die wahre Form von Kunst“, welche für Nerval im Roman gründet.
In The Cooing of the Dove and the Cawing of the Crow Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych offers original translations, close readings, and new interpretations of selected poems from the two contrasting diwans of the blind Late ʿAbbāsid master-poet, Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī (d. 449 H./1057 C.E.). The first is Saqṭ al-Zand (Sparks of the Flint), the highly esteemed collection of qaṣīdah poetry of his youth, which he later disavowed. The second is Luzūm Mā Lā Yalzam (Requiring What Is Not Required), the programmatic double-rhymed collection from his later period of withdrawal and seclusion. She argues that the contrasting ‘poetics of engagement’ and ‘poetics of disengagement’ of the two diwans reflect the transition from High Classical to Post Classical aesthetics.
Textual, Visual and Musical Receptions of Horace from the 15th to the 18th Century
This volume explores various perceptions, adaptations and appropriations of both the personality and the writings of Horace in the early modern age. The fifteen essays in this book are devoted to uncharted facets of the reception of Horace and thus substantially broaden our picture of the Horatian tradition. Special attention is given to the legacy of Horace in the visual arts and in music, beyond the domain of letters. By focusing on the multiple channels through which the influence of Horace was felt and transmitted, this volume aims to present instances of the Horatian heritage across the media, and to stimulate a more thorough reflection on an interdisciplinary and multi-medial approach to the exceptionally rich and variegated afterlife of Horace.

Contributors: Veronica Brandis, Philippe Canguilhem, Giacomo Comiati, Karl A.E. Enenkel, Carolin A. Giere, Inga Mai Groote, Luke B.T. Houghton, Chris Joby, Marc Laureys, Grantley McDonald, Lukas Reddemann, Bernd Roling, Robert Seidel, Marcela Slavíková, Paul J. Smith, and Tijana Žakula.
Volume 4: Islam, Europe and Beyond: A. Islam and the Middle Ages. B. Manuscripts, a Basis of Knowledge and Science, C. History of the Discipline, D. Obituaries, E. Indices
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From the Greeks to the Arabs and Beyond written by Hans Daiber, is a six volume collection of Daiber’s scattered writings, journal articles, essays and encyclopaedia entries on Greek-Syriac-Arabic translations, Islamic theology and Sufism, the history of science, Islam in Europe, manuscripts and the history of oriental studies. The collection contains published (since 1967) and unpublished works in English, German, Arabic, Persian and Turkish, including editions of Arabic and Syriac texts. The publication mirrors the intercultural character of Islamic thought and sheds new light on many aspects ranging from the Greek pre-Socratics to the Malaysian philosopher Naquib al-Attas. A main concern is the interpretation of texts in print or in manuscripts, culminating in two catalogues (Vol. V and VI), which contain descriptions of newly discovered, mainly Arabic, manuscripts in all fields.
Vol. I: Graeco-Syriaca and Arabica.
Vol. II: Islamic Philosophy.
Vol. III: From God’s Wisdom to Science: A. Islamic Theology and Sufism; B. History of Science.
Vol. IV: Islam, Europe and Beyond: A. Islam and Middle Ages; B. Manuscripts – a Basis of Knowledge and Science; C. History of the Discipline; D. Obituaries; E. Indexes.
Vol. V: Unknown Arabic Manuscripts from Eight Centuries – Including one Hebrew and Two Ethiopian Manuscripts: Daiber Collection III.
Vol. VI: Arabic, Syriac, Persian and Latin Manuscripts on Philosophy, Theology, Science and Literature. Films and Offprints: Daiber Collection IV.
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Edmund Waller (1606–1687): New Perspectives reappraises the life and works of an important but neglected seventeenth-century English poet. Admired at court in the 1630s and at the Restoration, Waller made a deep impression on contemporary poetry: his collection of Poems (1645) was widely acclaimed and had an ‘extraordinary impact’ on future poets. The book investigates, among other things, Waller’s political views on affairs of state, his social and literary interactions with younger poets, his friendship with John Evelyn while in exile, his technical poetic innovations, his rivalry with Andrew Marvell, his elegies, and his contemporary and posthumous reputation.

Contributors: Warren Chernaik, Daniel Cook, Stephen Deng, Martin Dzelzainis, Richard Hillyer, Philip Major, Michael P. Parker, Tessie Prakas, Geoffrey Smith, Thomas Ward, and Gillian Wright.