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Rudolf Strothmann’s Trip to the Middle East (1929/30): I. Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Anatolia, the Levant, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, and Yemen

Sabine Schmidtke
On 18 September 1929,Rudolf Strothmann (1877–1960) embarked on a trip to the Middle East, in the course of which he travelled to Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Anatolia, the Levant, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, and Yemen. He returned to Hamburg on 10 May 1930, nearly eight months after his departure. The trip is documented in three detailed letters (or Ansichtskarten, as he calls them) that Strothmann sent to Carl Heinrich Becker (1876–1933) on 19 December...

Rudolf Strothmann’s Trip to the Middle East (1929/30): II. Yemen

Sabine Schmidtke
On 18 September 1929,Rudolf Strothmann (1877–1960) embarked on a trip to the Middle East, in the course of which he travelled to Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Anatolia, the Levant, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, and Yemen. He returned to Hamburg on 10 May 1930, nearly eight months after his departure. The trip is documented in three detailed letters (or Ansichtskarten, as he calls them) that Strothmann sent to Carl Heinrich Becker (1876–1933) on 19 December...

German Orientalism in Times of Turmoil: The Kahle-Strothmann Correspondence (1933 through 1938, 1945 through 1947)

Sabine Schmidtke
This article offers an annotated edition of the correspondence between Paul Ernst Kahle (1875–1964) and Rudolf Strothmann (1877–1960), two of the leading representatives of Oriental studies in Germany during the first half of the twentieth century. Kahle’s and Strothmann’s early epistolary exchange (1933-1938) falls into the period of Nazi rule in Germany, shedding some light on the ways in which each of them negotiated the political intricacies, temptations and dangers of the period. The situation...

The Library of Eugen Mittwoch (1876–1942)

Sabine Schmidtke
Eugen Mittwoch owned a small collection of forty Geniza fragments that he had brought from Egypt in 1899. About half of Mittwoch’s Geniza collection, twenty-two items, together with some of his books, were sold off the Selly Oaks Colleges Library in Birmingham. It is uncertain what happened to the remaining eighteen Geniza fragments and other parts of his library. Some details on the acquisition of Mittwoch’s library by the Selly Oak Colleges Library are provided...

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