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Dr. Arnold Noldeke 9783895004858

Dr. Arnold Noldeke

ISBN-10: 3895004855
ISBN-13: 9783895004858
PUBLISHER: Ludwig Reichert Dr.
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Product Description: English description: Between 1931 and 1939, Arnold Noldeke directed the German excavations at Uruk-Warka in southern Iraq, which are now under the direction of the German Archaeological Institute. Uruk-Warka, one of the earliest cities in Mesopotamia, was occupied without interruption between the 5th millennium BC and ca. 300 AD, and is the setting of several Sumerian legends and epics, the most famous of which is the Epic of Gilgamesh. Noldeke's letters to his family do not deal with scholarly research; instead, they recount the everyday life on an archaeological excavation and some socio-political events. Notes on the latter are especially interesting and important against the backdrop of an increasingly Nazist German state. German description: Arnold Noldeke, Leiter der Ausgrabungen in Uruk-Warka von 1931 bis 1939, berichtete in privaten Briefen an seine Familie uber Land und Leute des Sud-Irak sowie uber die heute kaum noch bekannten Hintergrunde wissenschaftlicher und kulturpolitischer Entscheidungen dieser beruhmten deutschen Ausgrabung. Schwer vorstellbar aus heutiger Sicht ist das Leben des Grabungsteams in der damaligen Zeit, in der Kommunikations- und Versorgungswege erst noch ausgebaut werden mussten. Die Briefe spiegeln gleichzeitig den immer starker werdenden Einfluss nationalsozialistischer Politik auf das Privatleben einer durchschnittlichen deutschen Wissenschaftlerfamilie und die wissenschaftliche Betatigung im Ausland.

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PAGES: 348
CATEGORY: History, Social Science

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