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A Critical Edition of the Grammatical Treatise "Tadkirat jaw?mi' al-'adaw?t" by Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Mahm?dHarrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 52.85
Medieval Arab scholars held grammar in a very high esteem due to two main reasons. First, intellectual curiosity led them to investigate the language and its structures. Secondly, the desire to better understand the holy text of the Qur?an made Arabic grammar indispensable. The intellectual curiosity as well as the interconnection between grammar and... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 85.88
An early 10th-century Arabic critic defined poetry formally as ?metrical, rhymed, meaningful speech?. There are numerous studies of classical Arabic poetry, both pre-modern and modern, that deal with the themes and motifs of poems. Many of these pay scant attention to the formal aspects that distinguish Arabic poetry from prose: metre, rhyme, and other... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 85.88
Der bis zu seiner Entrollung 1966 durch S. Sauneron unveröffentlichte Papyrus 47.218-138 aus dem Brooklyn Museum/New York gehört zu den Handschriften des vermutlich aus Heliopolis stammenden und 1947 erworbenen Wilbour-Konvoluts, zu dem auch die illustrierten Zaubersprüche (47.218.156), das Ritual zur Bestätigung der königlichen Macht (47.218.50),... more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 223.00
Approaches to elements of Arabic-Islamic civilization, including linguistics, literature, literary theory, religion, ritual, economics and zoology, as well as related topics in the Old Iranian, Persian, Greek and Byzantine traditions, through the discussion of select terms, concepts and phenomena. more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 290.00
This book contains a new epigraphic, philological, legal and historical analysis of the Aramaic manuscripts from the Wadi Daliyeh written in the city of Samaria in the fourth century B.C.E., and shed new light on the history of Samaria and Judaea in the Persian period. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 125.00
Looking Back at al-Andalus focuses on Arabic and Hebrew Literature that expresses the loss of al-Andalus from multiple vantage points. In doing so, this book examines the definition of al-Andalus literary borders, the reconstruction of which navigates between traditional generic formulations and actual political, military and cultural challenges. By... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 75.00
Based on previously unexploited primary sources, this is the first comprehensive biography of Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the pioneers of Modern Hebrew literature. Born in 1881 to a poor Jewish family in Russia, Brenner published his first story, "A Loaf of Bread," in 1900. After being drafted into the Russian army, he deserted to England and later... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 44.03
Die alphabetschriftlichen Sprachen des Alten Orients haben im ersten Jahrtausend v. Chr. in einem bis heute nachwirkenden Siegeszug die Keilschriftsprachen abgelöst. Das neue Konzept der Alphabetschrift erwies sich gegenüber den verbreiteten Silbenschriftsystemen haushoch überlegen. Kein Wunder also, dass die Anfänge der Alphabetschrift in eine Zeit... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00
This collection of new essays examines the "transnational turn" in cultural studies between Asia and the West. Drawing on literature, history, culture, film and media studies, scholars from a range of disciplines explore the constructs of "Asia" and "the West" and their cultural collision. Topics include the relationship... more...