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- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 77.95
Arabiyyat al Naas (Part Two): An Intermediate Course in Arabic offers a vibrant course in Arabic as it is written and spoken today by educated native speakers. Not only does it continue the innovative integration of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Levantine Arabic used in Part One of the series, but it does so in a way that supports and develops... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00
This book views the Neo-Sensation mode of writing as a traveling genre, or style, that originated in France, moved on to Japan, and then to China. The author contends that modernity is possible only on "the transcultural site"?transcultural in the sense of breaking the divide between past and present, elite and popular, national and regional, male... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
Di'bil b. 'Al? (765--860) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the best satirists in the school of Arabic poets which flourished during the early 'Abb?sid age. Leon Zolondek has collected, translated, and annotated 229 fragments of Di'bil's verse and has assembled materials for a reconstruction of his long-lost yet widely quoted Book of... more...
- 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...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 83.20
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?dHarrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 51.20
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...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 83.20
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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
This volume presents the Egyptian-Coptic language in cross-linguistic perspective. It is aimed at linguists of all stripes, especially typologists, historical linguists, and specialists in Egyptian-Coptic, Afroasiatic languages, or African languages.The book is the first to bring together language typology and the Egyptian-Coptic language... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00
Yiddish and Power surveys the social, linguistic and intellectual history of the Yiddish language within the traditional civilisation of Jewish Ashkenaz in central, and then in eastern Europe, and its interaction with the surrounding non-Jewish culture. It explores the various ways in which Yiddish has empowered masses and served political agendas.... more...