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Goethe & the Ginkgo: A Tree & a Poem

Siegfried Unseld

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226841946
eISBN:
9780226841953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226841953.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In 1815, Goethe gave symbolic expression to his intense relationship with Marianne Willemer, a recently married woman thirty-five years his junior. He gave her a leaf from the ginkgo tree, explaining ... More


The Sovereign State: Spatial and Textual Politics in Early Modern Eurasian Courts

Heather L. Ferguson

in The Proper Order of Things: Language, Power, and Law in Ottoman Administrative Discourses

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503603561
eISBN:
9781503605534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603561.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter demonstrates that qualities once thought to be unique to the Ottoman confederation were of a piece with other imperial strategies to affirm the power of the court amid disparate ... More


Cairo’s legal system: institutions and actors

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 2 gives an overview of the various institutions, actors and practices that made up Ottoman Cairo’s legal system. It discusses the sharīʿa courts, the Ottoman governor’s tribunal (al-Dīwān ... More


Royal justice: The Dīvān-i Hümāyūn and the Dīwān al-ʿĀlī

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 3 examines in detail two institutions which represented the direct involvement of the empire’s executive authorities in the mundane administration of justice: the Dīvān-i Hümāyūn (Imperial ... More


A culture of disputing: how did Cairenes use the legal system?

James E. Baldwin

in Islamic Law and Empire in Ottoman Cairo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403092
eISBN:
9781474430425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403092.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 6 examines how Cairene litigants navigated the multiplicity of forums and practices with overlapping jurisdictions that constituted Cairo’s legal system. Moving away from the state-centric ... More


Goethe’s Orientalizing Moment (I):: “Notes and Treatises for the Better Understanding of the West-East Divan”

Jeffrey S. Librett

in Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262915
eISBN:
9780823266401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262915.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter is the first of two that together show how Goethe’s attempt to create the poetic illusion of a pure here and now (the Augenblick), in which passivity and activity are synthesized in a ... More


Goethe’s Orientalizing Moment (II):: The Poetry of the West-East Divan

Jeffrey S. Librett

in Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262915
eISBN:
9780823266401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262915.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter provides an overview of the structure of typological Orientalism in the poems of Goethe’s West-East Divan cycle by performing the detailed analysis of selected poems. The analysis ... More


Goethe, Marianne & the Ginkgo

Siegfried Unseld

in Goethe & the Ginkgo: A Tree & a Poem

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226841946
eISBN:
9780226841953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226841953.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter provides an account of how Johann Wolfgang von Goethe gave a ginkgo leaf to Marianne Willemer on September 15, 1815. It explains that on this day that Goethe met with his friends, ... More


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