At the end of 2022, Hasan Kujjah finished publishing his large scale project on poetry and writing about Aleppo. His monumental 'Aleppo Through Poets' Eyes and in the Writings of Historians, Scholars, Visitors and Literati' collects and indexes more than 900 poems, descriptions, and impressions about the city. The first three volumes focus on the poetry (written from the 7th to the 21st century). The fourth volume focuses on descriptions and impressions from historians, visitors, and writers, over a time span of fifteen centuries.
We sat down with Hasan Kujjah to talk about his work, about poetry and what it discloses about the Middle East and Aleppo, about what makes Aleppo such a beloved subject for poets and writers, among many other things.
At the end of 2021, Brill published the new Introductory Sanskrit Reader, a reader to help students start reading original Sanskrit literature. We set down with the author, Antonia Ruppel, to discuss Sanskrit texts, making a career in academia as well as her love for teaching.
Sabine Zurmühl lebt als Journalistin, Filmemacherin und Mediatorin in Berlin. Mit ihrem neuen Buch "Cosima Wagner. Ein widersprüchliches Leben", das jetzt bei Böhlau erschienen ist, gibt sie neue Einblicke in das Leben einer kontroversen Persönlichkeit der Musikgeschichte.
We sat down with author Michael Farmer to discuss his love of maps and map making, the difficulty of making maps of areas as politically disputed as Tibet, the rapid development of infrastructure and housing in the area, as well as the 'Disneyfication' of religious sites.