The most complete guide available to the correct pronunciation of German for native English speakers. Revised and updated, a new feature for this edition is that the discussion of English-speaking learners' pronunciation problems has been extended to include American learners, reflecting the worldwide usage of the first volume. Each chapter deals with a separate aspect of the problems of modern German pronunciation; vowels, consonants, stress and intonation, and the reduced ('weak') forms of conversational pronunciation. Comprehensively illustrated with clear pronunciation and intonation diagrams emphasising common problems experienced when learning German. The Manchester University Press website also gives readers access to twenty-two audio files which complement the content of the book, providing examples of pronunciation, stress and intonation, and listening exercises.
Derek Jarman's haunting diary Modern Nature ( 1991 ) is his best-known book of life-writing. It is a departure from his previous life-writing: rather than presenting varied recollections in ‘non-narrative blocks’ (such as in Dancing Ledge and Kicking the Pricks ), or written to accompany the release of a film (such as Derek Jarman's Caravaggio and War Requiem ), it is structured chronologically, under dated entries spanning from 1989 through to the end of 1990.
Its entries span many
importance of being modern, as a person, a nation, and a people. This is
true not only of quotidian common sense but of scholarly sentiments.
Here, as was noted, modernization implicitly entails pervasive
projections of material, organizational, and technological – as
well as economic, political, and cultural – transformation(s),
principally envisioned in the looking glass of Western development. In
evidence of the queen's promised modern improvements to the Indies, and thus the principle of Ethical rule, long after its practical abandonment as a policy guideline in colonial circles.
One of the fundamental characteristics of late colonial politics was a growing tension between the official rhetoric of development and the reality of government repression of opposition to Dutch rule in the Indies.
The ideology of ‘Association’ – the uplift of Indigenous elites in preparation
What Lessons Can Be Drawn from Case Studies in France, the United States
Plague is a disease which most lay observers would associate with history, rather
than modern public health. Looming particularly large in any general understanding
are the estimated 75–200 million people that were killed in Europe, Asia and
North Africa during the Black Death of the fourteenth century. However, plague
outbreaks occurred continuously across Europe until the end of the seventeenth
century, and the most recent plague
This book provides an ambitious overview of how topics related to death and dying are explored in modern Western theatre, covering a time-span of over a hundred years and engaging multiple cultural contexts. In a series of micronarratives beginning in the late nineteenth century, this book considers how and why death and dying are represented at certain historical moments using dramaturgy and aesthetics that challenge audiences’ conceptions, sensibilities and sense-making faculties. Chapters focus on the ambiguous evocation of death in symbolist theatre; fantastical representations of death in plays about the First World War; satires of death denial in absurdist drama; ‘theatres of catastrophe’ after Auschwitz and Hiroshima; and drama about dying in the early twenty-first century. The book includes a mix of well-known and lesser-known plays and performance pieces from an international range of dramatists and theatre-makers. It offers original interpretations through close reading and performance analysis, informed by scholarship from diverse fields, including history, sociology and philosophy.It investigates the opportunities theatre affords to reflect on the end of life in a compelling and socially meaningful fashion. Written in a lively, accessible style, this book will be of interest to scholars of modern Western theatre and those interested in death studies.
This book explores whether early modern people cared about their health, and what
did it mean to lead a healthy life in Italy and England. According to the
Galenic-Hippocratic tradition, 'preservative' medicine was one of the
three central pillars of the physician's art. Through a range of textual
evidence, images and material artefacts, the book documents the profound impact
which ideas about healthy living had on daily practices as well as on
intellectual life and the material world in Italy and England. Staying healthy
and health conservation was understood as depending on the careful management of
the six 'Non-Naturals': the air one breathed, food and drink,
excretions, sleep, exercise and repose, and the 'passions of the
soul'. The book provides fresh evidence about the centrality of the
Non-Naturals in relation to groups whose health has not yet been investigated in
works about prevention: babies, women and convalescents. Pregnancy constituted a
frequent physical state for many women of the early modern European aristocracy.
The emphasis on motion and rest, cleansing the body, and improving the mental
and spiritual states made a difference for the aristocratic woman's success
in the trade of frequent pregnancy and childbirth. Preventive advice was not
undifferentiated, nor simply articulated by individual complexion. Examining the
roles of the Non-Naturals, the book provides a more holistic view of
convalescent care. It also deals with the paradoxical nature of perceptions
about the Neapolitan environment and the way in which its airs were seen to
affect human bodies and health.
This book looks at the highly publicised, sensational trials of several young female protagonists in the period 1918-1924. These cases, all presented by the press as morality tales involving drugs, murder, adultery, miscegenation and sexual perversion, are used as a prism through which to identify concerns about modern femininity. The book first examines a libel case, brought by a well-known female dancer against a maverick right-wing MP for the accusation of lesbianism. One aspect of this libel trial involved the drawing up of battle-lines in relation to the construction of a new, post-war womanhood. The book then looks at two inquests and three magistrate-court trials that involved women and drugs; young women in relationships with Chinese men were also effectively in the dock. One way of accessing court proceedings has been via the account of the trial published as part of the Notable British Trial Series. There are no extant trial transcripts. But there are prosecution depositions lodged at the National Archives, much press reportage, and a number of relevant memoirs, all giving a keen sense of the key issues raised by the trial. The book also focuses on an extraordinary divorce case, that of Christabel Russell, involving cross-dressing, claims of a virgin birth, extreme sexual ignorance, and a particular brand of eccentric modern femininity.
This volume questions and qualifies commonly accepted assumptions about the early
modern English sonnet: that it was a strictly codified form, most often
organised in sequences, which emerged only at the very end of the sixteenth
century and declined as fast as it had bloomed at the turn of the century – and
that minor poets merely participated in the sonnet fashion by replicating
established conventions. Drawing from book history, using the tools of close
reading and textual criticism, it aims to offer a more nuanced history of the
form in early modern England – and especially of the so-called ‘sonnet craze’.
It does so by exploring the works of such major poets as Shakespeare, Sidney and
Spenser but also of lesser-studied sonneteers such as Barnabe Barnes and Gabriel
Harvey. It discusses how sonnets were written, published, received and
repurposed in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England, taking into account
interactions with the French and Italian literary traditions. The collection
also discusses current editorial practices and provides the first modern edition
of an early seventeenth-century Elizabethan miscellany which claims the Earl of
Essex, Spenser and ‘S.P.S.’ (presumably Sir Philp Sidney) as authors.
Early modern friendship: politics and law
Horizontal and hierarchical power relations within a community
Medieval Scholastic scholarship and its intellectual agenda shaped by ideas of a
universal order were irrevocably challenged by the Reformation and the consequent segmentation of Europe, a process accelerated by rivalries among major
political powers. The demand for intellectual tools to account for manifested
contingency and the particularity of political situations necessitated a turn to a
powerful alternative able to be sensitive to the experience of