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- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 51.95
The book examines how modern global development largely privileges Western multinational interests at the expense of local or indigenous concerns in the "developing" nations of the East. The practices of development have mostly led not to economic, social, and political progressivism in local society but rather to instability, poverty, debt, and repression.... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1969; US$ 67.50
Arabic, with its rich literary heritage, is one of the major languages of the world. It is spoken by about one hundred million people inhabiting a wide and important area of the Middle East. Yet the language and its significant role in history are little more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 47.95
Arabic: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and practical reference guide to the most important aspects of the language. Suitable for beginners, as well as intermediate students, this book offers a strong foundation for learning the fundamental grammar and structure of Arabic. The complexities of the language are set out in short, readable sections,... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 175.00
Republication of Arthur Jeffery?s important study, The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur??n, offers a new generation of scholars and students access to this foundational text. Arranged in Arabic alphabetical order, Jeffery?s compendium of philological scholarship remains an indispensable tool for any serious study of Qur??nic semantics. more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 267.71
This collected edition presents the texts of the more than 2500 Old and Imperial Aramaic inscriptions (10th-3rd cents. BC) hitherto published; they cover an area extending from Asia Minor, Egypt, Syria and Palestine to Afghanistan. It serves as a reference volume for the concordance, which provides rapid access to the overall context of every... more...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 171.97
In der Studie werden Zeitvorstellungen in der vorislamisch-arabischen Dichtung und im Koran behandelt und zu spätantiken Zeitvorstellungen in hellenistischer Dichtung ins Verhältnis gesetzt. Die Analyse zeigt, dass die Zeit in der altarabischen Dichtung genauso wie in der viel früheren griechischen Poesie als unentrinnbare Macht wahrgenommen... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00
Part of the Jewish Encounter series A masterly biography of Yehuda Halevi, one of the greatest of Hebrew poets and a shining example of the synthesis of religion and culture that defined the golden age of medieval Spanish Jewry. Like Maimonides, with whom he contrasts sharply, Yehuda Halevi spanned multiple worlds. Poet, philosopher, and physician,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95 US$ 29.07
Hebrew culture experienced a renewal in medieval Spain that produced what is arguably the most powerful body of Jewish poetry written since the Bible. Fusing elements of East and West, Arabic and Hebrew, and the particular and the universal, this verse embodies an extraordinary sensuality and intense faith that transcend the limits of language, place,... more...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 216.00
This study of the divine epithets in the Ugaritic alphabetic cuneiform texts from Ras Shamra and Ras Ibn Hani provides a new and comprehensive analysis of the epithets of the individual Ugaritic deities. more...
- BRILL 2008; US$ 189.00
Taking a functional-typological approach, this work argues that the Sumerian conjugation prefixes, in their primary function, constitute a system of grammatical voice, in which the active voice is set against the middle voice. These prefixes are, in turn, represented by heavy and light markers that differ with respect to focus and emphasis. more...