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  • The Secret History of the Mongolsby Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1963 this book largely uses the Chinese version but with constant reference to the Mongol text. The parts selected (founded on story-tellers' tales) date from the middle of the thirteenth century. more...

  • Das Gilgamesch-Eposby Walther Sallaberger

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 9.27

    Hauptbeschreibung Walther Sallaberger stellt mit dem Gilgamesch-Epos ein Hauptwerk der Weltliteratur vor, das von den Grundfragen des menschlichen Daseins handelt. In einer allgemeinverständlichen Einführung erläutert er den Mythos des Königs Gilgamesch von Uruk und bietet vor dem Hintergrund der Traditionen zu Gilgamesch, die sich über zweieinhalb... more...

  • Mourning a Father Lostby Avraham Balaban

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 27.99

    Returning to the kibbutz of his childhood to attend his father's funeral, Avraham Balaban confronts his still intensely painful childhood memories. With a poet's keen voice, the author weaves together two interrelated stories: a sensitive artist growing up in the intensely pragmatic world of Kibbutz Huldah and the rise and fall of a grand yet failed... more...

  • Robinson's Paradigms and Exercises in Syriac Grammarby J. F. Coakley

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    T. H. Robinson's Paradigms and exercises in Syriac Grammar was first published in 1915 to meet the need for 'something of an elementary nature which should be of value to the student who takes up Syriac for the first time'. Since then, the book has met this need for generations of students. The fifth edition of 2002 remains the grammar... more...

  • Lineupby Liad Shoham; Sara Kitai

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 21.99

    International bestselling author Liad Shoham makes his English-language debut in this compelling, superbly plotted crime thriller. After a brutal rape disturbs a quiet Tel Aviv neighbourhood, baffled detectives find no clues, no eyewitnesses, and no suspects. But the father of the shattered victim refuses to rest until justice is done, and begins... more...

  • Yiddish Language Structuresby Björn Hansen; Marion Aptroot

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The book presents ten data-based studies on structural aspects of Yiddish in the light of modern linguistic theories which are of interest to linguists and philologists. The contributions address several levels of the language system including morphology, syntax and lexicology, and put special emphasis on mechanisms of internal and contact-induced... more...

  • Das Krokodil und der Pharaoby Constanze Holler

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2013; US$ 18.40

    Das alte Ägypten verfügte über eine wunderbare und hochentwickelte Literatur, die alle Lebensbereiche umfasste und abbildete. Liebesgeschichten und Biografien, Märchen und Berichte von Feldzügen ergeben zusammen das Bild einer fremdartigen, aber faszinierenden Welt. Constanze Holler versammelt in ihrem Band die schönsten und überraschendsten Geschichten... more...

  • Hieroglyphen ohne Geheimnisby Karl-Theodor Zauzich

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 18.40

    Die Faszination, die seit Jahrtausenden von den ägyptischen Pyramiden ausgeht, ist ungebrochen und erreicht ein stetig wachsendes Publikum. Der Erfolg dieses bereits in 11 Auflagen erschienen Klassikers bestätigt das in besonderer Weise: Er ist eine exzellente Einführung in das Lesen klassischer ägyptischer Originaltexte - und dabei so zugänglich,... more...

  • Lehrbuch der klassisch-ägyptischen Spracheby Hanna Jenni

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2013; US$ 47.99

    Klassisch-Ägyptisch: umfassend und profund! Gegenstand des Lehrbuches der klassisch-ägyptischen Sprache sind Schrift und Sprache des pharaonischen Ägypten. Bei der Schrift handelt es sich um die Hieroglyphenschrift, die während der gesamten, über drei Jahrtausende dauernden Zeit der pharaonischen Kultur in vielen Bereichen Verwendung fand, z.B. in... more...

  • The Parable and Its Lessonby S. Agnon; James Diamond; Alan Mintz

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    S.Y. Agnon was the greatest Hebrew writer of the twentieth century, and the only Hebrew writer to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. He devoted the last years of his life to writing a massive cycle of stories about Buczacz, the Galician town (now in Ukraine) in which he grew up. Yet when these stories were collected and published three years... more...