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Unformatted text preview: 9-23-09 Lecture NotesWerner HerzogKaspar HauserAguirreNumbers from NowhereD. HenigSafavidIsmailAbbasShi’i SunniMughalBaburAkbarJahan Aurangzeb -Werner Herzog is a German director (popular in 70s and 80s), goes to obscure times in history and recreates it using primary sources-The mystery of Kaspar Hauser (Every man for himself and god against all), a young man who was found in the city of Nuremberg chained to a tree in a public square, raised in a stable by a guy who never spoke to him, taught him, etc…Professors asked him for his ideas about politics, religion, etc…Similar to Babur -Aguirre-the Wrath of God, problems with conversion (language barriers)-The fourth letter of Columbus to the crown of Spain, emphasis on the mines and where they are, keeps the precise details of mine location to himself-see the emergence of self-awareness, self-righteousness, talks about pulling into a harbor and feels sick himself, hears gods voice in a dream ad it shows that he views himself as a moses, Jacob, et…...
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- Spring '08
- Islam, Werner Herzog Kaspar Hauser Aguir, Sunni Mughal Babur Akbar Jahan, Sunni Mughal Babur, Herzog Kaspar Hauser