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The Secular City in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Harvey Cox

in The Secular City: Secularization and Urbanization in Theological Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158853
eISBN:
9781400848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158853.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter illustrates the rich variety of the secularization process, looking at four cities representing four distinctive regions. These cities include New Delhi, Rome, Prague, and Boston. They ... More


Youth Politics in East Germany: The Free German Youth Movement 1946-1968

Alan McDougall

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199276271
eISBN:
9780191706028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276271.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In communist East Germany, young people constituted the social group for whom the ruling authorities had the highest hopes — and in whom they were most frequently and bitterly disappointed. In this ... More


The Environment of Jewish Life

Robert Liberles

in Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171648
eISBN:
9780199871346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171648.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter shows that Jews lived in a variety of settings. In most locations, Jews lived among the Christian population. In some cities, notably in the Frankfurt and Prague ghettos, they lived in ... More


Retreat and Retrenchment: The SED and the German Question in the Early 1950s

DIRK SPILKER

in The East German Leadership and the Division of Germany: Patriotism and Propaganda 1945-1953

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199284122
eISBN:
9780191712579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284122.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter, which covers the period from 1950 to 1953, outlines the various offers for East-West negotiations extended by leaders of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) as well as the ... More


Habsburg and other Nationalisms

R. D. Anderson

in European Universities from the Enlightenment to 1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198206606
eISBN:
9780191717307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206606.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter first looks at some general theories about nationalism, such as those of Ernest Gellner and Miroslav Hroch, and at cases such as Norway, Finland, the Flemish movement in Belgium, Greece, ... More


A Crucible of Religious Warfare: Bohemia during the Hussite Wars, 1400−1436

Norman Housley

in Religious Warfare in Europe 1400-1536

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199552283
eISBN:
9780191716515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552283.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Circumstances caused the Czech lands from the 1420s through to the mid-1430s to become especially fertile territory for the practice of religious warfare and its interpretation. The followers of ... More


The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

June O. Leavitt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book aims to show that the “Kafkaesque” in Franz Kafka may be immediate or residual impressions of the clairvoyance which Kafka admitted he suffered from: Those aspects of his writings in which ... More


The Prague Spring: Allegories and Allusions

Laura Bradley

in Cooperation and Conflict: GDR Theatre Censorship, 1961-1989

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589630
eISBN:
9780191595479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589630.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, European Literature

After exploring reactions to the Prague Spring in the GDR's theatres, this chapter investigates stagings that were premièred after the invasion of Czechoslovakia and elicited contrasting responses ... More


Where's the Difference?: Culture, Ideology, and the Aesthetics of Nationality

Scott Spector

in Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219090
eISBN:
9780520929777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219090.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about Prague German culture and the city's German-speaking Jewish population. For German culture was as central to bourgeois Jewish life in Prague as Jews seemed to be to its ... More


The Clairvoyant States of Franz Kafka

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter presents the classical theory about clairvoyance and contrasts it to Kafka’s confession to Rudolph Steiner about being clairvoyant and to the discourse on clairvoyance popularized by the ... More


Retreat, March 1939–August 1945

Martin Ceadel

in Semi-Detached Idealists: The British Peace Movement and International Relations, 1854-1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241170
eISBN:
9780191696893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241170.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

When Britain entered World War II on September 3, 1939, it was deemed a minor watershed in comparison with the Prague crisis. Of greater intellectual impact was Adolf Hitler's military breakthrough ... More


Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siecle

Scott Spector

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219090
eISBN:
9780520929777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219090.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book maps the “territories” carved out by German-Jewish intellectuals living in Prague at the dawn of the twentieth century. It explores the social, cultural, and ideological contexts in which ... More


Encircling Humanity: Expressionist Universalism and Revolution

Scott Spector

in Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219090
eISBN:
9780520929777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219090.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about the retrospective attempts to situate Prague German expressionism within the larger cultural context that have been plagued by persistent literary-historical myths. The ... More


Middle Ground: Translation, Mediation, Correspondence

Scott Spector

in Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siecle

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520219090
eISBN:
9780520929777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219090.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about the surveyed landscape of culture produced by German-speaking Prague Jews and the keen interest in translations from Czech to German that stands out. There is no ... More


Britain and Central Europe 1918–1933

Gábor Bátonyi

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207481
eISBN:
9780191677687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207481.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book emphasises the key role played by Britain in restoring peace and stability in central Europe after the First World War. It focuses on the endeavours of British ... More


France, Italy and North Africa 1905–1911

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

The most important works written during Rilke's stay in Paris and Rome are New Poems and his prose work Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Rilke continued to travel to Prague, Vienna, and Egypt, ... More


Prague Preamble to “Why not Socialism?”

G. A. Cohen

Michael Otsuka (ed.)

in Finding Oneself in the Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148809
eISBN:
9781400845323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148809.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter supplies an additional preamble to one of Cohen's lectures, “Why Not Socialism?” whenever it is delivered in Prague. This is because Czechoslovakia had undergone savage tyranny and ... More


Kafka's Exploration of Judaism: The Context of Das Urteil (1912)

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158141
eISBN:
9780191673276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158141.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides a picture of what being a Jew in Franz Kafka's Prague was actually like and discloses some of the complicated ways in which three cultures — German, Czech, and Jewish — ... More


The Urban World: Der Verschollene (1912–1914) and Die Verwandlung (1912)

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158141
eISBN:
9780191673276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158141.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By 1900, the population of Prague was approaching 400,000 and it was encircled by spreading working-class suburbs. Franz Kafka was worried by many of the effects of technology, but he was also ... More


Responsibility: The Shorter Fiction, 1914–1917

Ritchie Robertson

in Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158141
eISBN:
9780191673276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158141.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

World War I broke out when Austria declared war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. Two days earlier, Kafka returned to Prague. Kafka's fantasy of joining the army draws attention to his fascination with ... More


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