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uni'wissen 01-2015

Barbaric North, civilized South: Thor attempts to destroy a Gothic cathedral with his hammer. This anti-German propaganda image from France was made during the First World War (left). The picture Carl Doepler drew of the god in his costume designs for the inaugural Bayreuth Festival in 1876 (below) is entirely different. Sources: / Bibliothèque nationale de France, Klassik Stiftung Weimar The images of the North constructed by European literary historians differ – depending on the place of knowledge production Gods, Heroes, Barbarians by Anita Rüffer 8 Specialtopic:ResearchintheUpperRhineregion