New publication: "95 Schimpfwörter. Perlen der frühneuzeitlichen Streitkultur" [95 Expletives. Highlights of early modern dispute culture]Edited by IEG staff members Jan Martin Lies and Hans-Otto Schneider and with illustrations by Ulrike Selders, the volume "95 Schimpfwörter. Perlen der frühneuzeitlichen Streitkultur" [95 Expletives. Highlights of early modern dispute culture] containing the collected contributions of the "Schimpfwort des Monats" [Expletives of the month] of the project "Controversia et Confessio" has been published by Evangelische Verlagsanstalt Leipzig.
Expletives and slogans have always been the characteristic feature of committed disputes. By forming and using invectives and slogans, arguments can be condensed. In this way, complex issues can be pointed out in a concise way and thus clearly illustrated for the recipient. The use of expletives and slogans in controversies thus fulfils the purpose of framing and controlling questions that are actually to be considered in a differentiated way by means of pictorial language in the sense of the respective interpretation of the dispute. The words and expletives, differently used by the opponents in the dispute, fulfil the function of markers.
Jan Martin Lies und Hans-Otto Schneider are members of staff in the project "Controversia et Confessio".
Perlen der frühneuzeitlichen Streitkultur
Jan Martin Lies | Hans-Otto Schneider
With illustrations by Ulrike Selders
240 pages | 12 x 19 cm
ca. 40 ill.