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  • Arabic Languageby Anwar G. Chejne

    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...

  • Arabic: An Essential Grammarby Faruk Abu-Chacra

    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...

  • The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur'?nby Arthur Jeffery

    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...

  • Konkordanzby Dirk Schwiderski

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 264.32

    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...

  • Zeit und Gottby Georges Tamer

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 169.79

    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...

  • Yehuda Haleviby Hillel Halkin

    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...

  • The Dream of the Poemby Peter Cole

    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...

  • The Grammar of Perspectiveby Christopher Woods

    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...

  • Pens, Swords, and the Springs of Artby Nadia Yaqub

    BRILL 2006; US$ 177.00

    Offering an analysis of oral poetry dueling performed at traditional Palestinian weddings this book addresses poetry dueling as a performative and compositional device, and explores the complex linkages between this tradition and other genres of Arabic poetry. more...

  • Parenthesis in Biblical Hebrewby Tamar Zewi

    BRILL 2007; US$ 175.00

    In its examination of parenthesis in Biblical Hebrew, this book presents a linguistic description of Biblical Hebrew parenthetical units through integration of several research disciplines and scholarly approaches: linguistics, discourse studies, text linguistics, textual philology, comparative Semitics, Bible translations, and literature. more...