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  • The West in Asia and Asia in the Westby Elisabetta Marino; Tanfer Emin Tunc

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    This collection of new essays examines the "transnational turn" in cultural studies between Asia and the West. Drawing on literature, history, culture, film and media studies, scholars from a range of disciplines explore the constructs of "Asia" and "the West" and their cultural collision. Topics include the relationship... more...

  • Le recueil de prophylaxie contre les agressions des animaux venimeux du Musée de Brooklynby Jean-Claude Goyon

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 85.88

    Der bis zu seiner Entrollung 1966 durch S. Sauneron unveröffentlichte Papyrus 47.218-138 aus dem Brooklyn Museum/New York gehört zu den Handschriften des vermutlich aus Heliopolis stammenden und 1947 erworbenen Wilbour-Konvoluts, zu dem auch die illustrierten Zaubersprüche (47.218.156), das Ritual zur Bestätigung der königlichen Macht (47.218.50),... more...

  • A Critical Edition of the Grammatical Treatise "Tadkirat jaw?mi' al-'adaw?t" by Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Mahm?dby Arik Sadan

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 52.85

    Medieval Arab scholars held grammar in a very high esteem due to two main reasons. First, intellectual curiosity led them to investigate the language and its structures. Secondly, the desire to better understand the holy text of the Qur?an made Arabic grammar indispensable. The intellectual curiosity as well as the interconnection between grammar and... more...

  • Sound and Sense in Classical Arabic Poetryby Geert Jan van Gelder

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 85.88

    An early 10th-century Arabic critic defined poetry formally as ?metrical, rhymed, meaningful speech?. There are numerous studies of classical Arabic poetry, both pre-modern and modern, that deal with the themes and motifs of poems. Many of these pay scant attention to the formal aspects that distinguish Arabic poetry from prose: metre, rhyme, and other... more...

  • Yosef Haim Brennerby Anita Shapira; Anthony Berris

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Based on previously unexploited primary sources, this is the first comprehensive biography of Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the pioneers of Modern Hebrew literature. Born in 1881 to a poor Jewish family in Russia, Brenner published his first story, "A Loaf of Bread," in 1900. After being drafted into the Russian army, he deserted to England and later... more...

  • Jewish Rhetoricsby Michael Bernard-Donals; Janice W. Fernheimer

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Addresses the plurality of Jewish approaches to rhetoric and traditions from ancient times to the present day more...

  • Landschaft und Utopieby Peter Dové

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 34.68

    Was ist eine schöne Landschaft? Was für ein Verständnis von Natur wird durch eine solche Landschaftswahrnehmung ?sichtbar?? Und was für ein Bezug zur natürlichen Umwelt manifestiert sich darin? Die vorliegende Studie fragt nach Naturverständnis und Naturwahrnehmung in der marokkanischen Gesellschaft und nähert sich diesem Thema durch eine Untersuchung... more...

  • Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone?by Mahmoud Darwish; Mohammad Shaheen

    Hesperus Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    A stunning new translation of Mahmoud Darwish?s intertwining poetic narrative, presenting a profound portrait of the Palestinian people, the human condition, and Darwish?s own hopes and dreams Since Mahmoud Darwish's death, his poetic writings continue to be read by an audience in awe. This is a collection of autobiographical poetry designed to... more...

  • Die sumerische Königshymne ?ulgi Fby Kai Lämmerhirt

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 71.29

    Kein anderer mesopotamischer Herrscher wurde so sehr gepriesen wie ?ulgi von Ur (2094-2047 v.Chr.). Die zu seinem Ruhm verfassten Hymnen, von denen mehr als 30 ganz oder teilweise überliefert sind, galten schon im antiken Mesopotamien als exemplarische Vertreter der Gattung. Obwohl sich die moderne Forschung intensiv mit ?ulgi beschäftigt hat, liegen... more...

  • Poetic Trespassby Lital Levy

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    A Palestinian-Israeli poet declares a new state whose language, ?Homelandic,? is a combination of Arabic and Hebrew. A Jewish-Israeli author imagines a ?language plague? that infects young Hebrew speakers with old world accents, and sends the narrator in search of his Arabic heritage. In Poetic Trespass , Lital Levy brings together such startling... more...