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

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    S. Y. Agnon was born in 1888 in Buczacz, Galicia. He emigrated to Palestine in 1908 and lived there for five years before beginning an extended stay in Germany. He returned to Palestine in 1924 and settled permanently in Jerusalem. He received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1966. James S. Diamond is a rabbi, academic, and translator. He taught literature... more...

  • Identity In Asian Literatureby Lisbeth Littrup

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Handbook of Arabic Literacyby Elinor Saiegh-Haddad; R. Malatesha Joshi

    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...

  • Evidentiality in Interactionby Janis Nuckolls; Lev Michael

    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...

  • Autochthonous Texts in the Arabic Dialect of the Jews in Tiberiasby Aharon Geva-Kleinberger

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 55.83

    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...

  • Rituale und Beschwörungen gegen Schadenzauberby Daniel Schwemer

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 43.23

    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...

  • Zarathustras Feuerby Bijan Gheiby

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 43.57

    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...

  • A Question of Traditionby Kathryn Hellerstein

    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...

  • Arabic Stories for Language Learnersby Hezi Brosh; Lutfi Mansur

    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...

  • Why did you leave the horse alone?by Mahmoud Darwish; Mohammad Shaheen

    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...