High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wachsenburggemeinde is a municipality in the district Ilm-Kreis, in Thuringia, Germany. The municipality is called after the castle Veste Wachsenburg which is located in its center. It consists of the five villages named Bittstädt, Haarhausen, Holzhausen, Röhrensee, and Sülzenbrücken.Ilm-Kreis is a district in Thuringia, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the city of Erfurt, the districts of Weimarer Land, Saalfeld-Rudolstadt and Hildburghausen, the city of Suhl, and the districts of Schmalkalden-Meiningen and Gotha. It is named after the river Ilm, flowing through the district.
This book contains seven chapters based on articles appearing in the scholarly journal JUDAICA between 2014 and 2018. The work within is dedicated to several subjects in the Jewish history of the Middle ages and Early Modern period in Central Europe and the Near East, discussing relations between them. Included in this book is research material based on Hebrew sources hitherto unstudied and therefore offers brand new avenues of thought and insight. The author has traveled across parts of Europe documenting the lives of individuals and communities spanning several centuries, who brought important and significant changes to Jewish society through intercontinental trade and intellectual campaigns. Read about the traumatic events during the reign of Ferdinand I, king of Bohemia and Hungary (1526-1558) and later Holy Roman Emperor (1558-1564), the civil war in the beginning of 1611 in Prague and the successful diplomatic missions and establishment of the city of the Tiberias, in the Land of Israel in the sixties of the 16th century, by two members of the Nasi family on behalf of the Sultan of Istanbul. On the front cover: The Old Synagogue in Erfurt after restoration, built circa 1100.
This volume contains scientific papers and case studies presented at Interactive Sto- telling '08: The First Joint International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS), held November 26-29, 2008, in Erfurt, Germany. Interactive Digital Storytelling (IDS) is a cross-disciplinary topic, which explores new uses of interactive technologies for creating and experiencing narratives. IDS is also a huge step forward in games and learning. This can be seen through its ability to enrich virtual characters with intelligent behavior, to allow collaboration of humans and machines in the creative process, and to combine narrative knowledge and user activity in interactive artifacts. IDS involves concepts from many aspects of Computer Science, above all from Artificial Intelligence, with topics such as narrative intelligence, automatic dialogue and drama management, and smart graphics. In order to process stories in real time, traditional storytelling needs to be formalized into computable models by drawing from narratological studies. As it is currently hardly accessible for creators and e- users, there is a need for new authoring concepts and tools supporting the creation of such dynamic stories, allowing for rich and meaningful interaction with the content.
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Erfurt (Philosophische Fakultät), course: Shakespearean Comedy, language: English, abstract: The 'dream' in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' implies a world of imagination, illusion and unconsciousness. In addition, the tradition and the popular beliefs of the midsummer festivals describe a time of unleashed natural forces (BOOCK, 1981: 70). The audience of the play indeed witnesses magical incidents in the fairies' forest, where the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, rule over the natural processes. Human beings seem to behave irrationally under the spell of these fairies and in the surrounding of this magic forest (SHAKESPEARE, 1980: II - IV). However, in contrast, the city of Athens is dominated by the rational Theseus, duke of Athens, who only believes in what cool reason is able to produce and to understand (SHAKESPEARE, 1980: V, i, 2 - 22). The contrast of imagination and reason represents one of the major oppositional pairs of themes of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (KERRIGAN, 1998: 20ff). It becomes indirectly clear through the opposing worlds of forest and city and the ongoing actions in these two places. Furthermore, in the last scene of the play, the audience experiences directly a controversy between Theseus and his wife, Hippolyta, concerning the truth of the story about the incidents in the forest happened to the young Athenians Hermia, Helena, Lysander and Demetrius. Consequently, it is also a controversy about the value of imagination and reason (SHAKESPEARE, 1980: V, i, 1 - 27). Moreover, questions of imagination are brought up on another level. The play within the play of 'Pyramus and Thisbe', which is rehearsed by craftsmen throughout the story and performed at the wedding ceremony in the last scene, offers an increase of imaginative perspectives. Its content not onl
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, printed single-sided, grade: 1,15, University of Erfurt (Philosophische Fakultät - Fachbereich Anglistik), course: Speaking and Storytelling in the Primary Classroom, language: English, abstract: 'Then out rose ... A TRULY MAGNIFICENT BROOM! With seats for the witch and the cat and the dog, A nest for the bird and a shower for the frog. 'Yes!' cried the witch, and they all clambered on. The witch tapped the broomstick and whoosh! they were gone.'(DONALDSON, SCHEFFLER, 2002)At the end of 'Room on the broom', the characters can finally enjoy the magic night. Before, they have to go through scavenger hunt-like and nerve-wrecking adventures. The book, which was written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, has been translated into 21 different languages so far. The author and the illustrator have already worked together on several successful children's books. 'The Gruffalo' is their most known piece and was probably the breakthrough for the two artists. (DONALDSON, a, b)Julia Donaldson, born in 1948, already invented stories as a child. She studied Drama and French and began her carrier as a writer for songs for children's television. When her song 'A squash and a squeeze' was turned into a book, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, she decided to write professionally plays and books for children. Up to now, she has written 154 books, partly for retail sales and partly for school purposes. (DONALDSON, a) The German Axel Scheffler, now living in London, was born in 1957 and studied Arts History as well as Graphic Arts. At the beginning of his career as illustrator, he worked for magazines and advertising agencies. Today, he mainly illustrates children's books. (SPRECKELSEN, 2008)This book report provides first some aspects which have to be taken into consideration when choosing 'Room on the Broom' for the classroom, such as the storyline, the values expressed in the book, its culture specific content, the language and an analysis of the illustrations. Secondly, some ideas for integrating the book into the English foreign language education are given. As the language applied in this book is rather challenging these considerations and implications on teaching refer to the proficiency level of a fourth grade in a German primary school.
Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Erfurt, course: The American Short Story, language: English, abstract: Can the reader of 'Hills like White Elephants' experience the success of the male character, known as 'the American', or the triumph of Jig, the female character, at the end of the story? The argument of the American couple waiting at a junction between Barcelona and Madrid represents the centre of Ernest Hemingway's short story. Heming-way published this short story as part of the story collection 'Men without Women' in 1927 (ANONYMOUS, 1996). Therefore, it can be assumed that the setting of the story is also conceived for the 1920ies. It is never directly mentioned that both discuss the abortion of their unborn child, although it becomes clear through implications within the text. Whereas the man tries to convince her in a manipulating manner to undergo surgery, she dreams of a future with the child (HEMINGWAY, 1956: 249ff). LAMB even states that: 'Much of the conversation is so obscure that on the literal level it can be comprehended only in light of the entire story' (LAMB, 1996: 469). Sev-eral metaphors, images and other literary devices, such as the simile being present in the title and in its several repetitions in the story, add to the reader's perception of the shown conflict. Apparently, the male character represents the dominant part in the relationship and the successful one in the conversation. As the girl states 'But I don't care about me. And I'll do it and then everything will be fine' (HEMINGWAY, 1956: 251) after being talked at by her boyfriend, it seems that she gives up and sac-rifices her wishes. However, scholars discuss whether the American or the girl can force their individual points in the end. The aim of this research paper is to examine this question. An analysis of the structure of the
Basilius Valentinus (also known under the Anglicised version of his name, Basil Valentine) is shrouded in mystery. It is said that he was a 15th century alchemist and there are also claims that he was the canon of the Benedictine Priory of Saint Peter in Erfurt, Germany - a claim that cannot, so far, be substantiated. All that can be said for certain is that numerous publications on alchemy were published in both Latin and German under the name of Basilius Valentinus, many of which were widely translated into various European languages. What makes this edition so special are the additional treatises by both John Holland and Roger Bacon. John Isaac Holland (active 1572-1610? ) was a Dutch alchemist who is thought to have lived in the 15th century. It was said that he was the first alchemist of Holland. Roger Bacon, (c. 1214-1294), also known as Doctor Mirabilis (Latin: 'wonderful teacher'), was an English philosopher and Franciscan friar who placed considerable emphasis on the study of nature through empirical means.
Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, University of Erfurt, course: Modernism, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Introduction Artists use colors to show hidden intentions and traffic lights provoke a certain way of acting through their color. Colors symbolize various things in everyday live. One usually has an instinctive connection from colors to certain feelings or uses. In his novel 'The Great Gatsby', F. Scott Fitzgerald is an artist. He uses colors to communicate to the reader feelings and attitudes of the protagonists. With my term paper on Fitzgerald's color symbolism in 'The Great Gatsby' I want to show the different uses of colors and the way color influences a scene subliminal.
Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject Orientalism / Sinology - Islamic Studies, grade: 1,0, University of Erfurt, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The paper introduces the North-American Muslim scholar and feminist Amina Wadud. Her work is focused on finding ways to produce a gender-conscious tafsir of the Qur'an based on hermeneutic methodology. She wants to show how the egalitarian quranic principles concerning women have been distorted through the history of exegesis. Those principles have to be re-examined to achieve an understanding of the revelation that is appropriate for modern times. Her perspective is related to general Islamic feminist discourse and its opinion concerning quranic exegesis. The methodological approach used by Wadud concentrates on four points: the reader as subject, the Arabic language as barrier to interpretation, historical contextualization and gender as interpretive category. Her own exegesis arrives at a egalitarian interpretation of the Qur'an that contradicts tafsir tradition and caused heated discussions in the global Muslim community in recent years.