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Aleida and Jan Assmann awarded the 2018 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

The German literary and cultural studies scholar Aleida Assmann and the German Egyptologist and cultural studies scholar Jan Assmann were awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade today at a ceremony attended by roughly 700 invited guests in the Church of St. Paul in Frankfurt. The speech honouring this year’s recipients was given by the German-American literary scholar Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht.