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- 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...
- Springer 2014; US$ 179.00
This book provides a synopsis of recently published empirical research into the acquisition of reading and writing in Arabic. Its particular focus is on the interplay between the linguistic and orthographic structure of Arabic and the development of reading and writing/spelling. In addition, the book addresses the socio-cultural, political and educational... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 128.00
This chapter describes two quotation strategies employed by speakers of Nanti, one involving grammaticalized quotatives and another involving complement-taking verbs of saying, and examines the consequences of the pragmatic differences between these strategies for two key questions in the study of evidentiality: first, the importance of degree of grammaticalization... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 56.91
The soul of this book is not just linguistic. The author creates an innovative approach, combining language with anthropology and history, and this can serve a medley of researchers in interdisciplinary fields.The texts introduce the long and rich inheritance of the Arabic-speaking Jews of Tiberias. They have lived there for centuries with only brief... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 44.06
Schadenzauber gehörte in der babylonisch-assyrischen Heilkunde zu den möglichen Ursachen verschiedener Leiden, die als Behexung diagnostiziert und abhängig von der jeweiligen Form der Behexung mit speziellen Ritualen und Heilmitteln therapiert werden konnten. Keilschriftliche Handschriften der Ritualanweisungen, Beschwörungstexte und Rezepte des Abwehrzaubers,... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 44.41
Der Band bietet die einzige umfassende kulturgeschichtliche Darstellung der Person des Religionsgründers Zarathostra und des Zoroastrismus. Über einen Zeitraum von 2.500 Jahren verfolgt der Autor die Entstehung dieser Religion bis zu ihrem Erstarken in jüngster Zeit. Ihre Anfänge im persischen Reich, ihr Niedergang durch die islamische Invasion des... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00
In A Question of Tradition , Kathryn Hellerstein explores the roles that women poets played in forming a modern Yiddish literary tradition. Women who wrote in Yiddish go largely unrecognized outside a rapidly diminishing Yiddish readership. Even in the heyday of Yiddish literature, they were regarded as marginal. But for over four centuries, women... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95
Arabic Stories for Language Learners —a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students. The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. The sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar... more...
- Hesperus Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 5.82
Since Mahmoud Darwish?s death in 2008 his poetic writings continue to be read by an audience in awe. Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone? is a collection of autobiographical poetry designed to give an insight into the wider human condition. Darwish?s writing explores the meaning of life, identity and the impact of exile. Hailed as the most important... more...