Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Slavistik 2022.10

The Oxford hand­book of lan­guages of the Cau­ca­sus
BuchcoverThis Hand­book offers an intro­duc­tion to the lin­guis­ti­cal­ly diverse lan­guages of the Cau­ca­sus, spo­ken in south­ern Rus­sia, Geor­gia, Azer­bai­jan, and Arme­nia. Three indige­nous lan­guage fam­i­lies of the area include Nakh-Dages­tan­ian, North­west Cau­casian (also known as Abk­haz-Adyghe), and South Cau­casian (also known as Kartvelian). Lan­guages of the Cau­ca­sus dis­play a num­ber of cross-lin­guis­ti­cal­ly unusu­al fea­tures rarely found else­where. The Hand­book presents descrip­tions of lan­guage fam­i­lies of the area and indi­vid­ual lan­guages with­in these fam­i­lies, with the lin­guis­tic pro­files enriched by demo­graph­ic and soci­olin­guis­tic research. In addi­tion, the Hand­book delves more deeply into the­o­ret­i­cal analy­ses of lin­guis­tic fea­tures, such as sound sys­tems, agree­ment, ellip­sis, and dis­course prop­er­ties, which are found in some lan­guages of the Cau­ca­sus.
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Blood of Oth­ers: Stalin’s Crimean Atroc­i­ty and the Poet­ics of Sol­i­dar­i­ty
BuchcoverBlood of Oth­ers offers a cul­tur­al his­to­ry of Crimea and the Black Sea region, one of Europe’s most volatile flash­points, by chron­i­cling the after­math of Stalin’s 1944 depor­ta­tion of the Crimean Tatars in four dif­fer­ent lit­er­ary tra­di­tions.

In the spring of 1944, Stal­in deport­ed the Crimean Tatars, a small Sun­ni Mus­lim nation, from their ances­tral home­land on the Black Sea penin­su­la. The grav­i­ty of this event, which ulti­mate­ly claimed the lives of tens of thou­sands of vic­tims, was shroud­ed in secre­cy after the Sec­ond World War. What broke the silence in Sovi­et Rus­sia, Sovi­et Ukraine, and the Repub­lic of Turkey were works of lit­er­a­ture. These texts of poet­ry and prose – some passed hand-to-hand under­ground, oth­ers pub­lished to con­tro­ver­sy – shocked the con­science of read­ers and sought to move them to action.
Blood of Oth­ers presents these works as vivid evi­dence of literature’s pow­er to lift our moral hori­zons. In bring­ing these remark­able texts to light and con­tex­tu­al­iz­ing them among Russ­ian, Turk­ish, and Ukrain­ian rep­re­sen­ta­tions of Crimea from 1783, Rory Finnin pro­vides an inno­v­a­tive cul­tur­al his­to­ry of the Black Sea region. He reveals how a „poet­ics of sol­i­dar­i­ty“ pro­mot­ed empa­thy and sup­port for an oppressed peo­ple through com­plex provo­ca­tions of guilt rather than shame.
Forg­ing new roads between Slav­ic stud­ies and Mid­dle East­ern stud­ies, Blood of Oth­ers is a com­pelling and time­ly explo­ration of the ideas and iden­ti­ties cours­ing between Rus­sia, Turkey, and Ukraine – three coun­tries deter­min­ing the fate of a volatile and geopo­lit­i­cal­ly piv­otal part of our world.zum Buch im ULB-Kat­a­log­Plus
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