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  • Konkordanzby

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 307.00

    This collected edition presents the texts of the more than 2500 Old and Imperial Aramaic inscriptions (10th-3rd cents. BC) hitherto published; they cover an area extending from Asia Minor, Egypt, Syria and Palestine to Afghanistan. It serves as a reference volume for the concordance, which provides rapid access to the overall context of every reference.... more...

  • Zeit und Gottby Georges Tamer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 168.00

    This work deals with concepts of time in pre-Islamic Arabic poetry and in the Koran, placing them in relation to Hellenistic conceptions of time in Late Antique poetry. The analysis shows that just as in the much earlier field of Greek poetry, so too in Old Arabic verse time is seen as an inescapable power. The Arabic concept for endless time, dahr,... more...

  • Yehuda Haleviby Hillel Halkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Part of the Jewish Encounter series A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval Spanish Jewry.   Like Maimonides, with whom he contrasts sharply, Yehuda Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, philosopher, and physician,... more...

  • The Literature of Ancient Sumerby Jeremy Black; Graham Cunningham; Eleanor Robson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 54.99

    Sumerian is the oldest written language of ancient Iraq, first written down some 5000 years ago. Its literature, encompassing narrative myths, lyrical hymns, proverbs, and love poetry, provides a stimulating insight into the world's first urban civilization. Written in clear, accessible English, these translations are the most comprehensive collection... more...

  • The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492by Peter Cole

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 25.95

    Hebrew culture experienced a renewal in medieval Spain that produced what is arguably the most powerful body of Jewish poetry written since the Bible. Fusing elements of East and West, Arabic and Hebrew, and the particular and the universal, this verse embodies an extraordinary sensuality and intense faith that transcend the limits of language, place,... more...

  • Arabic Dialectologyby Enam Al-Wer; Rudolf De Jong

    BRILL 2009; US$ 166.00

    This book offers a fresh look at Arabic data in a collection of thought-provoking, new articles written by some of the best known scholars in the field. The contributors discuss topics in historical, social and spatial dialectology focusing on Arabic data investigated within modern analytical frameworks. more...

  • Divine Epithets in the Ugaritic Alphabetic Textsby Aicha Rahmouni; J.N. Ford

    BRILL 2007; US$ 216.00

    Comprises an analysis of 112 divine epithets occurring in the alphabetic cuneiform texts from Ras Shamra and Ras Ibn Hani. This study of the divine epithets in the Ugaritic alphabetic cuneiform texts from Ras Shamra and Ras Ibn Hani provides a new and comprehensive analysis of the epithets of the individual Ugaritic deities. more...

  • Approaches to Arabic Linguisticsby Everhard Ditters; Harald Motzki

    BRILL 2007; US$ 390.00

    Covers Arabic linguistics, dialects (diglossia, creolization, pidginization), the history of Arabic grammar. more...

  • The Grammar of Perspectiveby Christopher Woods

    BRILL 2008; US$ 189.00

    Taking a functional-typological approach, this work argues that the Sumerian conjugation prefixes, in their primary function, constitute a system of grammatical voice, in which the active voice is set against the middle voice. These prefixes are, in turn, represented by heavy and light markers that differ with respect to focus and emphasis. more...

  • Pens, Swords, and the Springs of Artby Nadia G. Yaqub

    BRILL 2006; US$ 177.00

    Offering an analysis of oral poetry dueling performed at traditional Palestinian weddings, this book addresses poetry dueling as a performative and compositional device, and explores the complex linkages between this tradition and other genres of Arabic poetry. more...