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  • The Secret History of the Mongolsby Arthur Waley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1963. The Secret History (so called merely because it was meant for the Mongols and not for the Chinese,) has been chiefly studied from a learned point of view and its quality as literature and hence its value to the lay reader have been greatly overlooked. The Chinese version has been used, but with constant reference to the... more...

  • Das Gilgamesch-Eposby Walther Sallaberger

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 7.40

    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 Jahrtausende verfolgen... more...

  • Mourning a Father Lostby Avraham Balaban

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 30.99

    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$ 42.99

    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...

  • Incantations and Anti-Witchcraft Texts from Ugaritby Gregorio del Olmo Lete; Ignacio Márquez Rowe

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book provides an edition and study of the Ugaritic and Akkadian incantation and anti-witchcraft texts from Ugarit. All texts have been newly collated and are edited here alongside translations, hand copies, photographs, and a commentary. The author offers an analysis and interpretation of these various magic texts within their Ancient... more...

  • Journey To My Father, Isaac Bashevis Singerby Israel Zamir

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99

    When Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated from Poland to America in 1935, he left behind his wife and five-year-old son, Israel, with the promise to send for them as soon as he got settled. He never did. Mother and child moved first to the USSR and ultimately to Israel, where Zamir grew up on a kibbutz. In 1995, twenty years after their separation, Zamir... more...

  • Yiddish Language Structuresby Marion Aptroot; Björn Hansen

    De Gruyter 2014; 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 2014; US$ 22.87

    Constanze Holler versammelt in ihrem Band die schönsten und überraschendsten Geschichten aus dem Land der Pyramiden und Pharaonen. Es ist eine literarische Reise durch die Zeit, hin zu den Anfängen der Literatur. more...

  • Hieroglyphen ohne Geheimnisby Karl-Theodor Zauzich

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 45.78

    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, dass er mittlerweile auch an Volkshochschulen zum Einsatz kommt. In einführenden Kapiteln werden die wichtigsten von insgesamt 700 bekannten... more...

  • Lehrbuch der klassisch-ägyptischen Spracheby Hanna Jenni

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2013; US$ 52.99

    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...