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  • A Question of Traditionby Kathryn Hellerstein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In A Question of Tradition , Kathryn Hellerstein explores the roles that women poets played in forming a modern Yiddish literary tradition. Women who wrote in Yiddish go largely unrecognized outside a rapidly diminishing Yiddish readership. Even in the heyday of Yiddish literature, they were regarded as marginal. But for over four centuries, women... more...

  • Autochthonous Texts in the Arabic Dialect of the Jews in Tiberiasby Aharon Geva-Kleinberger

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 69.23

    The soul of this book is not just linguistic. The author creates an innovative approach, combining language with anthropology and history, and this can serve a medley of researchers in interdisciplinary fields.The texts introduce the long and rich inheritance of the Arabic-speaking Jews of Tiberias. They have lived there for centuries with only brief... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Zac Efronby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 3.49

    Are you the world’s biggest Zac Efron fan? Or do you want to know everything there is to know about one of Hollywood’s hottest properties?If so, then this is the book for you! Contained within are 101 amazing facts about the heartthrob, from how he got started in the movie business to his love life, awards he has won plus much more. The book... more...

  • Liu Guitang (1892-1943)by Nils Graefe

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 86.08

    Banditentum war eine der maßgeblichen historischen Triebkräfte der chinesischen Republikzeit (1911?1949). Es war ein pandemisches Phänomen, und die Übergänge zum jene Zeit prägenden Kriegsherrenmilieu waren fließend. Liu Guitang, auch ?Liu Schwarze Sieben? genannt, war einer der berüchtigtsten Banditen Nordchinas. Der ehemals einfache Ziegenhirte hatte... more...

  • Modality and the Biblical Hebrew Infinitive Absoluteby Scott N Callaham

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 86.08

    Alongside several related ancient languages, Biblical Hebrew possesses two infinitive forms. The rarer of the two is the infinitive absolute, for which no analogous structure exists in modern translation receptor languages such as English. In studying its use, Hebrew grammarians have long noted that the infinitive absolute often appears in modal contexts.... more...

  • Ritual Wordsby Volker Olles

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 75.04

    The Qing dynasty scholar Liu Yuan (1768?1856) developed a unique system of thought, merging Confucian learning with ideas and practices from Daoism and Buddhism, and was eventually venerated as the founding patriarch of an influential movement combining the characteristics of a scholarly circle and a religious society. Liu Yuan, a native of Sichuan,... more...

  • Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzlby Alice Nakhimovsky; Roberta Newman

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally intense family letters. But for many Jews who were unaccustomed to communicating their public and private thoughts in writing, correspondence... more...

  • Studies in Classical Hebrewby Moshe Bar-Asher

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    This volume collects studies of the classical Hebrew language by one of the foremost scholars of this language in our time. Moshe Bar-Asher has published dozens of studies of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic, spanning nearly three thousand years of texts and dialects. Very few of his penetrating studies have been available in any European language, however.... more...

  • The Parable and Its Lessonby S. Agnon; James Diamond; Alan Mintz

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    S.Y. Agnon was the greatest Hebrew writer of the twentieth century, and the only Hebrew writer to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. He devoted the last years of his life to writing a massive cycle of stories about Buczacz, the Galician town (now in Ukraine) in which he grew up. Yet when these stories were collected and published three years... more...

  • Yiddish Language Structuresby Björn Hansen; Marion Aptroot

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The book presents ten data-based studies on structural aspects of Yiddish in the light of modern linguistic theories which are of interest to linguists and philologists. The contributions address several levels of the language system including morphology, syntax and lexicology, and put special emphasis on mechanisms of internal and contact-induced... more...