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  • Di'bil b. 'Aliby Leon Zolondek

    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...

  • 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...

  • Egyptian-Coptic Linguistics in Typological Perspectiveby Eitan Grossman; Martin Haspelmath; Tonio Sebastian Richter

    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...

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

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 84.55

    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$ 52.03

    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$ 84.55

    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...

  • Landschaft und Utopieby Peter Dové

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 34.15

    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...

  • In the House of Silenceby Fadia Faqir

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2014; US$ 10.19

    To complement the novels in the "Arab Women Writers" series, this is a collection of autobiographical writings by 13 leading Arab women authors. Through these testimonies, the women describe their experiences and expose the often difficult conditions under which their narratives were written. Patterns running throughout include experiences of confinement,... 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...