Harmattan Hongrie

  • The King James Bible has been a sacred and cultural icon of the English-speaking world since it was first published in 1611. The Kàroli Bible has played a similarly iconic role for Hungarians as the King James Bible has for the British. The selection of the papers offered here represents a treasure trove for biblical scholars, theologians, linguists, and students of English literature and cultural studies.

  • Eager to present their cultural assets, most nations in Eastern Europe, while ruled by foreign empires, were setting up museums from the 19th century on. With many of them attaining national sovereignty in the 20th century only, the museum expansion in this region has been taking new twists and turns to date. Much of this development has relied on private initiatives, even under Communism when defiant cohorts of the suppressed civil society helped art patronage survive. By spanning two-hundred years and integrating numerous case studies, this volume examines public institutions and private collections in their historical progress and in a coherent, unified approach, as equal pillars of national heritage as much as of contemporary art.

  • The present volume offers an interdisciplinary collection of twenty-four studies to readers interested in the religious, philosophical and artistic aspects of initiation. In itself, the concept of initiation presupposes that there is an initiator, someone to be initiated, and secret rite or knoweledge-in short, a mystery-into which the elect few would be admitted and which must not be revealed to the rest. Initiation is thus very personal, as it encompasses-in Christian theology at least-an encounter with God but also involves a communal experience.

    While in European context, initiation is an essentially Christian idea, not all the papers of the present volume turn to the Christian tradition for sources. Hermetism, Neoplatonism, pre-Christian paganism and Renaissance esotericism also find a place among the studies published here. Religion and philosophy are not the only viewpoints adopted by our authors, however; the section on art and litterature discusses initiation as it appears on stage, in novels, short stories, and drama as well as poetry, especially in modern European literature.

  • This volume adresses questions concerning the interrelations of three important variables: war, images and the Other. The explicit stereotypes and contrasts but also the implicit message in wartime images informs the attentive observer about the aims, motives and ideas of the author of the image. Focusing on caricatures aud photographs, the volume brings together various accounts of wartime imagery from mainly Eastern an Central Europe.

  • Cet ouvrage invite le lecteur à étudier la fonction de l'acte contemplatif dans son rapport à l'espace et au temps, en s'interrogeant notamment sur la valeur et la portée épistémiques de cet acte lorsqu'il se détermine en relation à une réalité représentée comme "infinie". Conçu dans un contexte interdisciplinaire, le recueil regroupe les études et réflexions de chercheurs français et hongrois de différentes spécialités.

  • Clustering around five major themes, and written by academics, researches and artists from Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan and the United States, these essays explore how literary texts encode the faculty of attention, and how theories of reading recognize, or underestimate the arts and techniques of attention.

  • Students majoring in English get acquainted with Williams' text in the course "introduction to Literary Studies". Some frequently asked questions are : "What makes it a poem ?" "Wouldn't anybody be able to write such a text ?" Some students indeed get personally involved. They respond to litterature, either in verse, or in prose, sometimes through rewriting texts and sometimes in the traditional way, through literary analysis and research. This book testifies to the fact that they indeed have something to say.

  • Compared to Western-European countries, the adoption of Christianity, the founding of the state, then the establishment of the inherent western-type state administration has begun in the Hugarian Kingdom several hundred years later, from the 11th Century. From the middle of the 16th Century, this process was wrecked by the losing wars against the Ottoman Empire, followed by the subjection to the Habsburg Empire. Armed, blood-stumbled fighting against oppressive powers, the Revolution and War of Independence in 1848-1849 or the 1956 Revolution against the Soviet Empire have all increased the determination of the nation for implementing a successful economic policy. Hungary, losing in World War I and II, came into the Soviet Union's sphere of influence, but was able to hold the position of the « happiest barrack » and « showcase country » within the Soviet-type planned economy system. Financial aspects of a raw market economy following the disintegration of the socialism, as well as that of an active state operation after 2010 may both provide interesting pieces of information.

  • We are facing history book that speaks about the suffering and martyrdom of a Church, wich has not been defeated by the Communist atheism that chained Romania between 1945-1989. The facts described here come to answer pertinent questions that any good faith reader asks to find the truth: "How did the Romanian Greek Catholic Church survive during the Communist persecution, what were the reason for being persecuted?"
    The present book, titled "The Forbidden Church" written by Mr. Silviu Sana Ph.D., comes to answer the pertinent questions, in light of the fact that in the nearly 50 years of the Catacombs, the Greek Catholic Church continued to exist, being a landmark of Christian principles among Romanians, in a "society" that denies Christianity and even the existence of God.

  • Living trough extremes in process drama is an exploration of integrating Edward Bond's theatre theory and practice into the "living trough" approach to process drama. Adam Bethlenfalvy examines the basic components of the "living trough" approach to drama trough the analysis of the practice of Dorothy Heathcote, Gavin Bolton, Cecily O'Neill and David Davis.
    Trough a series of drama lessons, the author explores how participants can be supported in making drama of depth on their own with moments that dislocate dominant social explanations from within the narrative, urging those watching or participating to make their own meanings of events in the drama. Trough the book does not offer ready-made solutions, it offerts some exciting new recognitions coming from re-kindling the connection between theatre and drama education.

  • This volume contains a collection of papers aimed at revealing and investigating the various aspects of Protestantism throughout the centuries. Although several generations of theologians, historians, linguists, or even literary historians have sought to elucidate the complexity of Protestant ethos and its influence on social, spiritual, intelectual and economic processes in Europe.
    (Des articles en anglais et en allemand)

  • The goal of this book is to demonstrate that sermons are "rhetorical" speeches by nature. The simplest argument is that it would be difficult to imagine a sermon without intent, and all international speeches are rhetorical by definition. This work focuses on the fact that rhetoric, as the intrinsic cohesive power of speech, is not a question of form, style or representation but a practical skill based on "common sense" that produces effective speech in the most optimal way possible.

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