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Gastvortrag Elio Brancaforte am 25. Oktober 2004:

Die Darstellung Persiens in der Frühen Neuzeit: Sa'di, Lebensphilosophie und Kartographie



Das Seminar für Geistesgeschichte und Philosophie der Renaissance beehrt sich, zu folgendem Vortrag mit anschließender Diskussion einzuladen:

Termin:
Montag, 25. Oktober 2004, 17h c.t.
Ort:
Ludwigstr. 31/IV, Raum 406
Vortragender:
Prof. Elio Brancaforte, Tulane University, New Orleans
Vortragstitel
Die Darstellung Persiens in der Frühen Neuzeit: Sa'di, Lebensphilosophie und Kartographie
Zum Thema
To an Early-Modern German speaker, the Persian Empire was a faraway 'terra incognita,' primarily a literary construct derived from antiquity. In the seventeenth century Europeans travel to Persia--for religious, commercial or diplomatic reasons — and write eyewitness accounts of the land, its inhabitants and their customs. From 1635-39 the German scholar Adam Olearius traveled to Persia on a diplomatic and economic mission, sent by the duke of the small territory of Holstein-Gottorf. Upon his return, Olearius wrote an account of his journey that introduced Persian literature, history and arts to the German- speaking public. I will examine Olearius's map of Persia and the Caspian Sea, and talk about his contribution to the history of cartography. In addition, I will analyze his "Persianischer Rosenthal" (1654), his translation of the "Gulistan" by the 13th-century Persian poet Sa'di. My analysis will take into account the iconographic implications of Olearius's frontispiece to the work; as well as examine other Early Modern European translations of the "Gulistan."
Bemerkung
Der Vortrag wird in Englischer Sprache stattfinden, für die Diskussion können Englisch und Deutsch verwendet werden.


Kontakt: Dr. Heinrich C. Kuhn oder Sekretariat des Seminars
Dokument erstellt: 2004-10-06
Dokument geändert: 2004-10-06
Redaktion: Dr. Heinrich C. Kuhn