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  • A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabicby Karin C. Ryding

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 50.00

    An accessibly-written, comprehensive handbook on the essential aspects of the structure of Arabic. more...

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    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 8.29

    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$ 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...

  • Das Krokodil und der Pharaoby Constanze Holler

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2013; US$ 16.69

    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...

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

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 64.72

    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$ 50.10

    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$ 25.04

    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...

  • Life in Translationby Azila Talit Reisenberger

    Modjaji Books 2008; US$ 19.95

    Azila Talit Reisenberger is a Bible scholar, a rabbi, a mother, a wife, and a poet. In all these selves she grapples with translating her life from Hebrew to English and back again. Life in Translation is full of wry humour, longing, bitterness, sweetness, playfulness, and subversions of traditional meanings and texts - a delightful book that charms... 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...

  • 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...