Gallipoli 1915/16

Britanniens bitterste Niederlage

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Frank Jacob

Der Name Gallipoli steht bis heute für den vielleicht verheerendsten Misserfolg der britischen Militärgeschichte, zugefügt durch das Osmanische Reich. Bei Gallipoli bewährte sich der junge türkische Befehlshaber Mustafa Kemal so brillant, dass er zum Volkshelden wurde. Sein Weg an die Spitze eines erneuerten türkischen Staates nahm dort seinen Anfang.
Die britischen Planungen für Gallipoli glichen der Büchse der Pandora: Dem Osmanischen Reich sollte die Kontrolle über die strategisch wichtige Meerenge am Bosporus entrissen werden. Ein hoch gestecktes Ziel und die Selbstüberschätzung des Empire spielten einander in die Hände. Einmal in Gang gesetzt, ergaben sich immer neue Debakel aus der schlechten Vorbereitung der Operation; die Einheiten des Empires hatten dafür mit hohem Blutzoll zu büßen. Der Name Gallipoli warnt bis heute vor leichtfertigen Planungen durch nachlässige und arrogante Befehlshaber. Neben der Schilderung von Vorgeschichte und des opferreichen Schlachtverlaufs zeigt dieses Buch auch, wie die Kriegsparteien sich bis heute jeweils an Gallipoli erinnern.

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John Zimmermann

Edited by Dr. Nils Freytag

Geschichte Europas im Mittelalter

Aufbruch in die Vielfalt

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Hubertus Seibert

Einführung in die Wirtschaftsgeschichte

Theorien, Methoden, Themen

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Roman Köster

Quellenanalyse

Ein epochenübergreifendes Handbuch für das Geschichtsstudium

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Edited by Ernst Wawra and Maria Rhode

Mediterranean Reconfigurations

Intercultural Trade, Commercial Litigation, and Legal Pluralism

The book series Mediterranean Reconfigurations is devoted to the analyses of historical change in the Mediterranean over a long period (15th - 19th centuries), challenging totalizing narratives that “Westernize” Mediterranean history as having led naturally to European domination in the 19th and 20th centuries. In reality, the encounters of Muslim, Jewish, Armenian and Protestant merchants and sailors with legal customs and judicial practices different from their own gave rise to legal and cultural creativity throughout the Mediterranean. Through the prism of commercial litigation, the series thus offers a more accurate and deeper understanding of the practices of intercultural trade, in a context profoundly shaped by legal pluralism and multiple and overlapping spaces of jurisdiction. Comparative case studies offer empirically-based indicators for both regional and more general processes, here called "Mediterranean reconfigurations", e.g. the changing interplay and positioning of individual and institutional actors on different levels in a variety of commercial and legal contexts.

Enlightening Europe on Islam and the Ottomans

Mouradgea d’Ohsson and His Masterpiece

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Carter Vaughn Findley

Mouradgea d’Ohsson’s Tableau général de l’Empire othoman offered the Enlightenment Republic of Letters its most authoritative work on Islam and the Ottomans, also a practical reference work for kings and statesmen. Profusely illustrated and opening deep insights into illustrated book production in this period, this is also the richest collection of visual documentation on the Ottomans in a hundred years. Shaped by the author’s personal struggles, the work yet commands recognition in its own totality as a monument to inter-cultural understanding. In form one of the great taxonomic works of Enlightenment thought, this is a work of advocacy in the cause of reform and amity among France, Sweden, and the Ottoman Empire.

Edited by Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas, Charles Burnett, Silke Ackermann and Ryan Szpiech

First published as a special issue of the journal Medieval Encounters (vol. 23, 2017), this volume, edited by Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas, Charles Burnett, Silke Ackermann, and Ryan Szpiech, brings together fifteen studies on various aspects of the astrolabe in medieval cultures. The astrolabe, developed in antiquity and elaborated throughout the Middle Ages, was used for calculation, teaching, and observation, and also served astrological and medical purposes. It was the most popular and prestigious of the mathematical instruments, and was found equally among practitioners of various sciences and arts as among princes in royal courts. By considering sources and instruments from Muslim, Christian, and Jewish contexts, this volume provides state-of-the-art research on the history and use of the astrolabe throughout the Middle Ages.

Contributors are Silke Ackermann, Emilia Calvo, John Davis, Laura Fernández Fernández, Miquel Forcada, Azucena Hernández, David A. King, Taro Mimura, Günther Oestmann, Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas, Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma, Petra G. Schmidl, Giorgio Strano, Flora Vafea, and Johannes Thomann.

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George Dimitri Sawa

The present volume consists of translated anecdotes, on musicological and socio-cultural topics, from al-Iṣbahānī’s Kitāb al-Aghānī al-Kabīr ( The Grand Book of Songs) with annotations and commentaries. It deals with musical rhythmic and melodic modes, technical terms and treatises; music instruments; composition techniques and processes; education and oral/written transmissions; vocal and instrumental performances and their aesthetics; solo and ensemble music; change and its inevitability; musical and textual improvisations; ṭarab and the acute emotions of joy or grief; medieval dances; social status. Though extracts from The Grand Book of Songs have been translated in European languages since 1816, this work presents a much larger and more comprehensive scope that will benefit musicologists, medievalist and Middle Eastern scholars as well as the general reader.