New Releases 2021

Literaturskandale in der Weimarer Republik / Martin Georg Kraus

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Bamberger Studien zu Literatur, Kultur und Medien  ; 34)
978-3-86309-791-2

Preis: 22,00 €

Mit dieser literaturwissenschaftlich beheimaten Arbeit wird ein Beitrag zur Erschließung der Literaturgeschichte als eine Geschichte literarischer Skandale geleistet.
Angesichts der nach wie vor festzustellenden Forschungslücken auf dem Gebiet der literaturwissenschaftlichen Skandalforschung muss sich für diesen Beitrag zunächst allgemein mit dem Phänomen (Literatur-)Skandal an sich beschäftigt werden. Entsprechend werden theoretische Grundlagen ausgelotet, begriffliche Klärungen vorgenommen und einige Ansätze skizziert, mit denen die angestrebten Erschließungen produktiver vorgenommen werden können. Dies erfolgt u. a. im Rückgriff auf skandalogische Forschungen in anderen Wissenschaften (wie etwa in Politik-, Sozial-, Kommunikations- und Religionswissenschaften) sowie durch Anwendung dieser Überlegungen auf das sogenannte literarische Feld.
Es zeigt sich, dass konkrete (Literatur-)Skandale ohne eine Beachtung ihrer Umstände kaum hinreichend zu verstehen sind. Folglich erscheint es zweckmäßig, eine weitergehende Untersuchung auf eine bestimmte Zeit einzugrenzen. Hier wird der Fokus auf Kontexte, Skandalösitäten und Skandale in der Literatur in der Weimarer Republik gerichtet. Angestrebt wird, dass durch diesen Fokus weitere, über die bloße Theorie hinausgehende Aufschlüsse über Literaturskandale gewonnen werden können. Außerdem mögen dadurch die bisherigen Erkenntnisse zu den Jahren 1918 bis 1933 ergänzt werden.
Beispielhaft vertieft werden die Ergebnisse zu Literaturskandal und zur Weimarer Republik durch Blicke auf zwei prominente Skandalfälle der besagten Zeit. Namentlich schauen wir auf die Skandale um erstens Arthur Schnitzlers Reigen als Theateraufführung in Berlin (1920/21) und um zweitens Erich Maria Remarques Roman Im Westen nichts Neues (1928/29) sowie dessen Verfilmung All quiet on the Western Front (1929/30).

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Schluss mit dem Klischee vom draufgängerischen Kriegsreporter : Arbeitsbedingungen deutschsprachiger Journalisten während der Kriege im ehemaligen Jugoslawien / Marie-Kristin Kalich

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Bamberger Beiträge zur Kommunikationswissenschaft  ; 13)
978-3-86309-801-8

Price: 18,00 €

In der vorliegenden Arbeit werden journalistische Arbeitsbedingungen während der Kriege im auseinanderbrechenden Jugoslawien untersucht. Anhand von Experteninterviews mit deutschsprachigen Journalistinnen und Journalisten, die in den 1990er Jahren in den Kriegsgebieten tätig waren, wird rückblickend analysiert, wie sie den vielfältigen Herausforderungen begegneten.
Wie waren die Arbeitsbedingungen während der Kriege? Welche Konsequenzen wurden daraus gezogen? Inwiefern haben die dramatischen Erfahrungen die weitere Arbeit geprägt?
Darüber hinaus erfolgt eine Charakterisierung und Typisierung der Berichterstattenden auf dem Balkan. Mythen und Klischees, die sich um den Beruf reihen, werden auf den Prüfstand gestellt.
Im Weiteren wird der Umgang mit der Komplexität vor Ort und der journalistischen Norm der Objektivität in der Berichterstattung untersucht. Die zeitliche Distanz ermöglicht es, die einstigen Erlebnisse zu reflektieren. Um diese Einsichten zu gewinnen, wurden zehn Journalistinnen und Journalisten aus Presse und Rundfunk interviewt.

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Approaches to Arabic Popular Culture / Peter Konerding, Felix Wiedemann, Lale Behzadi (eds.)

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Bamberger Orientstudien  ; 14)
978-3-86309-766-0

Price: 26,70 €

Over recent years, Arabic popular culture has become a focal point of West Asian and North African studies. Most of the new research dealing with it concentrates on the ‘popular’ as opposed to an intellectual ‘high’ culture far from the harsh and hierarchically organized reality many Arabic-speaking societies face today. Popular cultural practices are thus seen as a rejection of the elite and a stance against those who have ‘something to loose’ within paralyzed and conservative communities. Albeit not denying the subversive political potential associated with these practices, this volume intends to take a more nuanced and broader perspective. Arabic popular culture might engage with emancipatory claims, but it might as easily follow the capitalist rulebook of global marketing. It might fight against oppressive authorities, yet it can equally become their symbol.
Approaches to Arabic Popular Culture therefore closely looks at the aesthetic implications of a topic ranging from Lebanese hip hop over Algerian pop novels to jihadi chants in the ‘Islamic State’ as well as from Egyptian mahraganāt music over sarcastic stories about hash dens and time travel in downtown Cairo to Saudi-Arabian YouTube-influencers. Thus, the theoretical scope widens and the reader is taken on a delightful journey to the unsettling pleasures of contemporary Arabic art and culture.

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Der Einfluss des wahrgenommenen Alterns auf die Akzeptanz von Smart-Home-Technologien: Wirkung der Future Time Perspective auf das Technology Acceptance Model / Falk Andreas Eichner

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Schriften aus der Fakultät Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg  ; 39)
978-3-86309-797-4

Price: 32,00 €

The currently rather restrained demand for smart home systems raises the question of relevant adoption barriers. Given the technology’s potential benefits for residents’ lives, particularly with advancing age, there is a need to understand how age(ing) affects the acceptance of technology. Especially perceived age constructs have hardly been studied in technology adoption.
The thesis investigates the determinants of smart home technology acceptance by potential adopters using popular theories and models of individual adoption behavior and moreover paying particular attention to the influence of chronological and perceived age. The research model is based on the widely used and empirically validated Technology Acceptance Model (Davis, Bagozzi & Warshaw, 1989), but integrates additional external variables to explore how chronological age and the Future Time Perspective (Carstensen & Lang, 1996) affect determining factors of home automatization acceptance. The effect on perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use is considered as well as mediator- and moderator-effects regarding downstream attitude formation and behavioral intention.
The results support the hypothesis that the subjective future time perspective (focusing on opportunities remaining in life) has greater explanatory power for the individual adoption of smart home systems than chronological age.

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„Heute keine Sitzung wegen zu teuren Bieres!“: Die Analyse des Bamberger Bierkriegs von 1907 als Thema der Öffentlichkeit /  Matthias Kast

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Bamberger Beiträge zur Kommunikationswissenschaft  ; 14)
978-3-86309-805-6

Price: 19,00 €

October 1907: In Bamberg, there is a relentless struggle for supremacy over the price of the beer. The producers want to raise the price by two pfennigs per liter in the city, but the public, which loves to drink, sees things differently and rebels. The "Bambergian Beer War" was fought by a variety of parties - beer brewers and beer drinkers, pub owners and the press. Nevertheless, it remains a war without swordplay and bloodshed. The anti-beer price movement relies much more on boycotts and protests and achieves a reversal of the price increase after only seven days.
The "Bambergian Beer War" examined in this book symbolizes how public processes worked in a small German town at the beginning of the 20th century, which people acted at which levels in the public sphere, how protests formed a movement and what influence the press had as the only periodic mass medium within public communication in 1907.

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Mobility in a Globalised World 2020 / Eric Sucky, Niels Biethahn, Jan Werner (Hg.)

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Logistik und Supply Chain Management  ; 25)
978-3-86309-793-6

Price: 23,00 €

The term mobility has different meanings in the following science disciplines. In economics, mobility is the ability of an individual or a group to improve their economic status in relation to income and wealth within their lifetime or between generations. In information systems and computer science, mobility is used for the concept of mobile computing, in which a computer is transported by a person during normal use. Logistics creates by the design of logistics networks the infrastructure for the mobility of people and goods. Electric mobility is one of today’s solutions from an engineering perspective to reduce the need of energy resources and environmental impact. Moreover, for urban planning, mobility is the crunch question about how to optimize the different needs for mobility and how to link different transportation systems. In this publication we collected the ideas of practitioners, researchers, and government officials regarding the different modes of mobility in a globalised world, focusing on both domestic and international issues.

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Unterwegs ins Mittelalter : Zeitreisen in der deutschsprachigen Jugendliteratur des 21. Jahrhunderts / Sarah Böhlau

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Bamberger interdisziplinäre Mittelalterstudien  ; 16)
978-3-86309-776-9

Price: 23,00 €

Die vorliegende Untersuchung beschäftigt sich mit der Darstellung des Mittelalters in sechs deutschsprachigen Jugendromanen der Gegenwartsliteratur, in denen die fremde Epoche innerhalb der Erzählwelt im Rahmen einer Zeitreise erschlossen wird.
Die im Phänomen der Zeitreise manifestierte Verräumlichung der Zeit und die in der Jugendliteratur oft erhöhte Bedeutung liminaler Räume greifen ineinander: Der historische Raum wird zum Schwellenraum, der den Jugendlichen Entwicklung und Identitätssuche ermöglicht.
Auch Kultur und Gesellschaft sind in der Adoleszenz Konzepte von zentraler Bedeutung, da die Auseinandersetzung mit der Erwachsenenwelt die Entwicklung von Individualität und Geschlechtsbildern nach sich zieht. Die phantastische Metapher einer Reise durch die Zeit, in der sich Zeit und Raum verknüpfen und damit einen neuen Kulturraum zur Entwicklung bieten, eröffnet so eine Vielzahl von erzählerischen Möglichkeiten für die in der Jugendliteratur zentralen Themen von Weiterentwicklung und Selbstfindung.

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Mother Earth, Mother Africa and Biblical Studies : Interpretations in the Context of Climate Change / edited by
Sidney K. Berman, Paul L. Leshota, Ericka S. Dunbar, Musa W. Dube, Malebogo Kgalemang

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Bible in Africa Studies; 29)
978-3-86309-787-5

Price: 20,00 €

Climate change and its global impact on all people, especially the marginalized communities, is widely recognized as the biggest crisis of our time. It is a context that invites all subjects and disciplines to bring their resources in diagnosing the problem and seeking the healing of the Earth. The African continent, especially its women, constitute the subalterns of global climate crisis. Can they speak? If they speak, can they be heard? Both the Earth and the Africa have been identified with the adjective “Mother.” This gender identity tells tales in patriarchal and imperial worlds that use the female gender to signal legitimation of oppression and exploitation. In this volume, African women theologians and their female-identifying colleagues, struggle with reading and interpreting religious texts in the context of environmental crisis that are threatening life on Earth. The chapters interrogate how biblical texts and African cultural resources imagine the Earth and our relationship with the Earth: Do these texts offer readers windows of hope for re-imagining liberating relationship with the Earth? How do they intersect with gender, race, empire, ethnicity, sexuality among others? Beginning with Genesis, journeying through Exodus, Ruth, Ecclesiastes and the Gospel of John, the authors seek to read in solidarity with the Earth, for the healing of the whole Earth community.

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Letras na América Portuguesa : Autores – Textos – Leitores / Enrique Rodrigues-Moura (org.)

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Romanische Literaturen und Kulturen  ; 12)
978-3-86309-803-2

Price: 22,00 €

The texts produced in the so-called “América Portuguesa” (1500-1822) cover the most varied fields of Western Literature and Culture – lyric, epic, dramaturgy, historiography, epistolography, homiletics, lexicography, etc. – and follow a common rhetorical-poetic and theological-political model, typical for the Ancien Régime. Manuscripts and prints were written in various languages (Portuguese, mainly, but also Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, Tupi-Guarani, Língua Geral, etc.), by a considerable number of authors (Pero Vaz de Caminha, José de Anchieta, Antônio Vieira, Francisco Manuel de Melo, Gregório de Matos, Manoel Botelho de Oliveira, Sebastião da Rocha Pita, Basílio da Gama, Antônio da Costa Peixoto, Francisco Alves de Sousa, etc.) found a broad reception by readers. Precisely, these texts, these authors and these readers constituted the literary system in the “América Portuguesa”.

Brazilian, Portuguese, and even international historiography has focused for several decades on the study of the colonial states Brasil and Maranhão e Grão-Pará, both from a micro-historical and macro-historical point of view, emphasizing recently their relationship with the rest of the world in the context of global history. Currently, literature is gradually losing its power of legitimising knowledge of the cultural elites of a nation. This forgotten “Parnaso Brasileiro” maintained, however, a fluid cultural dialogue with Lisbon as well as with other European cities, a dialogue that the formation of exclusively national literatures, Brazilian and/or Portuguese, came to neglect or even ignore.

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Interpretationskonzepte von Deutschlehrkräften und ihren Schüler*innen : Eine explorative Studie / Daniela Matz

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Bamberger Studien zu Literatur, Kultur und Medien  ; 33)
978-3-86309-789-9

Price: 36,00 €

The study explores views of literary interpretation of German teachers and their students. The method of research is based on the triangulation of data (teaching materials, qualitativ interviews, so called „Interpretationsaufsätze“ und the teacher’s feedback) and their content analysis. One of the main research result is, that teachers and their students form groups of interpretation that can be described by different interpretational rules. Teachers are therefore highly effective in der professional work. Students are influencend by the teacher’s language, learning-arrangements and the teacher’s feedback. It can also be stated, that most views on literary interpretation lack in central components of reading literarcy. This has an high impact on teacher’s and student’s dealings with literary ambiguity, since it is very often not taken into account. One of the reasons for this is a well established practice of literary interpretation in German grammer schools.

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Kleine Funde, große Geschichten : Archäologische Funde aus dem Bamberger Dom ; Begleitheft zur Ausstellung im Historischen Museum Bamberg  / Nelo Lohwasser, Rainer Schreg (Hg.)

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(AMANZ notizhefte; 1)
978-3-86309-799-8

Price: 14,50 €

Bamberg Cathedral, the most important building in the city, was built more than 1000 years ago. Prof. Dr. Walter Sage, who later became the first professor of medieval and postmedieval archaeology at the University of Bamberg, carried out large-scale excavations from 1969-72. He researched almost the entire nave as well as large areas of the aisles. Foundations of all construction phases were found, as well as many burials and a large number of small finds. Many finds were part of the interior of the first cathedral, allowing a reconstruction of the floor and the wall design.
50 years after the excavations the analysis of these finds is part of a new scientific project. Together with the 40th anniversary of the chair of medieval and postmedieval archaeology this is the occasion for a special exhibition in the Historical Museum Bamberg. The exhibition and this booklet were realized in cooperation with the Bamberg Historical Association, who owns the finds today, and with the support of the Archdiocese of Bamberg. Conception, exhibition texts as well as most of the article were prepared by students of the chair of medieval and postmedieval archaeology.

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Zeichenlandschaften : Religiöse Semiotisierungen im interdisziplinären Diskurs / Herausgegeben von Jürgen Bründl, Thomas Laubach und Konstantin Lindner

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Bamberger Theologische Studien  ; 41)
978-3-86309-795-0

Price: 29,00 €

"Space" currently gets high attention in the humanities and cultural studies. It is perceived as a "semiosphere" of inscription - also and especially in relation to religious meanings. The contributions in this book are dedicated to spatial constellations of religious semioses from a theological and philosophical perspective, but also from an interdisciplinary point of view.
The articles are reflecting space in multiple ways by combining exegetical, systematic, and practical disciplines of Christian and Jewish theology with archaeology, philosophy, and sociology. This offers a representative insight into the very different ways in which theologies as well as humanities and cultural studies explore religiously coded landscapes.

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Der satirische Agon : Das erste Satirenbuch des Horaz als agonale Mischgattung und als Dispositiv der Macht / Florian Langbein

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Schriften aus der Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg  ; 35)
978-3-86309-785-1

Preis: 21,00 €

Das erste Satirenbuch des Horaz ist nach einhelliger Forschungsmeinung eine Mischung verschiedener literarischer Gattungen. In dieser Dissertation werden erstmals die Wortgefechte im Satirenbuch untersucht und die Einflüsse anderer agonaler Gattungen (Epos, Tragödie, Komödie) festgestellt. Weiterhin wird das Satirenbuch als politisch erwiesen nach Foucaults Dispositiv der Macht.

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Vielfalt vor Ort : Die Entwicklung des privaten Rundfunks in Bayern / herausgegeben von Markus Behmer und Vera Katzenberger unter Mitwirkung von Julia Gürster

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Schriften aus der Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg  ; 34)
978-3-86309-782-0

Price: 34,00 €

Since 1973, the Bavarian State Constitution requires broadcasting services licensed in Bavaria to be organised under public control. However, since the mid 1980s the most diverse commercial radio and television landscape has developed in Bavaria. There are local broadcasting stations in every major city and in every government district.
On 600 pages, the anthology offers an overview of how this media scene has developed under the oversight of the Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM), the regulatory authority for new media in Bavaria, over the last decades.
In six chapters and more than 30 articles, historians and communication scientists discuss the broadcasting structure, the legal, technical and economic basics, the program offers and their use, as well as, for example, approaches to promote media literacy and media quality.
In addition, detailed studies provide current findings, for example, on approaches to cross-media work and the development of editorial structures as well as the position of women in editorial offices, campus radio offers, the content of regional news, the growing importance of podcasts, music formats and forms of moderation over the decades and much more.
Thus, the anthology comprehensively represents the diversity of the commercial broadcasting in Bavaria.

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Geschichte von Helden : Beiträge aus dem W-Seminar am E.T.A. Hoffmann Gymnasium / herausgegeben von Valentina Ringelmann und Detlef Goller

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(MimaSch – Mittelalter macht Schule  ; 5)
978-3-86309-780-6

Price: 19,00 €

In this fifth volume of the MimaSch series, the development, realization and results of a collabo-ration between school and university that has been repeatedly called for are documented. In the course of the topic- and competence-oriented teaching of Middle High German language and literature of the Chair of German Philology of the Middle Ages, a scientific propaedeutic seminar on the concept of the hero was carried out together with the E.T.A Hoffmann Gymnasium Bam-berg in the grammar school upper level, at the end of which the first scientific papers were writ-ten and presented. In an introduction, the Middle High German Nibelungenlied is discussed as a starting text for an educational examination of the concept of the hero. Furthermore, from the perspective of the supervising teacher, the added value of a cooperation between school and uni-versity is demonstrated, especially with regard to the current competence orientation. Finally, the qualification works of the students are compiled, which impressively show the learning processes and achieved learning successes.

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Verzauberung der Welt? Religiöse Symbolsysteme in Geschichte und Gegenwart / Herausgegeben von Thomas Laubach und Christina Potschka

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Bamberger Theologische Studien  ; 40)
978-3-86309-778-3

Price: 18,50 €

Religion disappears in the fog of plurality, vanishes in the heat of profanity. This is a common thesis that ties in with the modern "master narrative" of the disenchantment of the world and the decline of religion. But the postulated megatrend of the disappearance of religion is countered by its return in many areas of social life. The supposed secularization is confronted with a resacralization. Beyond its supposed disenchantment, religion obviously possesses a productive 'glowing core'. The dimension of transcendence, the genesis and enforcement of religiously shaped values, the significance of religious symbol systems in seemingly secularized societies, or even concepts of the sacredness of people, gods, living beings, and things are all worthy of consideration.
The contributions by Klaus Bieberstein, Ernst Peter Fischer, Hans Joas, Thomas Laubach, Angelika Neuwirth, Peter B. Steiner and Reinhard Zintl reflect on this tense situation and offer starting points for a new dialogue between secularization and sacralization.

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Analyse des Geschäftsmodells : Verkehrsinfrastrukturgenossenschaft aus Sicht der Stakeholder / Melanie Beck

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Logistik und Supply Chain Management  ; 24)
978-3-86309-772-1

Price: 30,00 €

In Germany, numerous infrastructure projects are implemented through cooperation between the public sector and a private company. This is done within the framework of a public-private partnership (short: PPP).
In the area of transportation infrastructure, too, many projects are implemented as PPPs.
Private companies take over the responsibilities of expansion, new construction (if necessary), maintenance and operation of a contractually defined highway section, usually with a contract term of 25-30 years. If the company fulfills the previously defined services, it receives a payment from the public sector. According to current plans of the federal government, approximately 1,280 km of the German highway network are to be renewed through PPP projects. However, there is a controversial discussion of these projects both in theory and in practice. On the one hand, according to the Federal Audit Office, such projects are more expensive than conventional implementation. On the other hand, according to a study by the Technical University of Braunschweig, large contractors in particular benefit from this. Medium-sized, regional construction companies have hardly any opportunities to participate in PPPs.
Goal of the research project was the analysis of a transport infrastructure cooperative, which shows an alternative to the existing PPP projects. The basic idea of this cooperative is the consideration of the midsize contractors sector and to create a regional added value.

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“The wounded Beast?” : Single Women, Tradition, and the Bible in Zimbabwe / Kudzai Biri. With a foreword by Joachim Kügler

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Bible in Africa Studies  ; 28) (Exploring Religion in Africa ; 6)
978-3-86309-770-7

Price: 19,00 €

BiAS 28/ ERA 6 captures the experiences of single women in Zimbabwe. It brings out the indigenous cultural socialisations that negatively impact on them. The vibrancy of Pentecostalism did not save them from stigma and negative perceptions but rather fuels their challenges and misery. The over-glorification of marriage over and above singlehood and in extreme cases denunciation of singlehood, has implications for single women, especially for those who have divorced. The attitudes and perceptions towards single women in the families, society and Church are largely adversarial and do not attach dignity and value, in a nation where marriage and motherhood remain important and cherished statuses. Therefore, the author adopts a multi-dimensional approach in analysing and critiquing the pitfalls of Shona indigenous cultures, limitations of Pentecostal gender ideology and proffers avenues that can create safe spaces for single women.

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https://doi.org/10.20378/irb-48992

 

Die Steinmetzzeichen des Ulmer Münsters : Erfassung und Auswertung 1966 - 2020 / Reinhard Wortmann. Herausgegeben von Claudia Eckstein

Bamberg: Univ. of Bamberg Press, 2021
(Forschungen des Instituts für Archäologische Wissenschaften, Denkmalwissenschaften und Kunstgeschichte  ; 11)
978-3-86309-768-4

Price: 27,00 €

Die „steinernen Signaturen“ der mittelalterlichen Steinmetzen besitzen bis heute einen ganz besonderen Reiz und bergen als persönliche Marke des einzelnen am Bau beteiligten Individuums wertvolle Informationen für die Baugeschichte. An zahlreichen historischen Objekten wurde ihr Wert für die Rekonstruktion von Bauabläufen und bauhistorischen Zusammenhängen bereits erwiesen. Um die Steinmetzzeichen für bauforscherische Fragestellungen nutzbar zu machen, bedarf es im Vorfeld allerdings ihrer systematischen Erfassung und Auswertung.
Als 1966 die Sanierungsarbeiten im Innenraum des Ulmer Münsters begannen und verschiedene Bauteile mit einer Gerüststellung versehen wurden, nutzte Reinhard Wortmann, promovierter Kunsthistoriker und langjähriger Mitarbeiter des Landesamtes für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg, die einmalige Gelegenheit, die Steinmetzzeichen der eingerüsteten Bauteile über Jahrzehnte hinweg zu dokumentieren und in steingenauen Plänen zu verzeichnen. Nach über 50 Jahren zeugen 92 Pläne, etwa 900 verschiedene erfasste Zeichen und deren Auswertung in vier umfangreichen Tabellen von der beeindruckenden und langwierigen Arbeit, der Reinhard Wortmann neben seiner damaligen beruflichen Tätigkeit bis zuletzt mit großer Genauigkeit und Leidenschaft nachging. Dieses Buch ist Zeugnis seiner strukturierten Dokumentationsarbeit an auf lange Zeit nicht mehr zugänglichen Bauteilen des Ulmer Münsters und kann damit bauhistorischen und kunsthistorischen Forschungen als bedeutende Quelle dienen.

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