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  • The World's Oldest Literatureby William W. Hallo

    BRILL 2009; US$ 287.00

    To propogate the invention of writing, the Sumerians established scribal schools which preserved and transmitted the accumulated wisdom of the past, usually in poetic form. The literature thus created has been studied by the author for half a century. His conclusions, often also important for biblicists, are here assembled in one volume for the first... more...

  • Literarische Texte aus Urby Marie-Christine Ludwig

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 172.99

    In den Bänden der Reihe werden Themen aus der Philologie der Keilschriftsprachen (Sumerisch, Akkadisch, Hethitisch, Hurritisch, Elamisch u. a.), der altorientalischen Geschichte sowie der vorderasiatischen Archäologie und Kunstgeschichte behandelt. Der geographische Rahmen umfasst primär Mesopotamien, Nordsyrien, Anatolien, Altarmenien... more...

  • Vier Epitaphe - die Basler Hebraistenfamilie Buxtorfby Rudolf Smend

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 56.00

    Es ist ein berühmtes Rarissimum in der Universitätsgeschichte, dass in Basel der Lehrstuhl für die hebräische Sprache 144 Jahre lang (1588–1732) von einer einzigen Familie besetzt wurde: von Johannes Buxtorf aus Kamen in Westfalen, seinem Sohn Johannes II, seinem Enkel Johann Jakob und seinem Urenkel Johannes III. Die beiden Erstgenannten... more...

  • The Buried Foundation of the Gilgamesh Epicby Daniel Fleming; Sara Milstein

    BRILL 2010; US$ 132.00

    Based on contrasting characterization and narrative logic between the central Huwawa episode and the remaining material for the earliest Akkadian Gilgamesh, this book challenges the accepted notion that the famous epic was composed without recourse to a previous Akkadian narrative. more...

  • Asian Diasporasby Robbie B.H. Goh; Shawn Wong

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 23.00

    The essays in this volume view Asian diasporic movements in the context of globalization and global citizenship, in which multiple cultural allegiances, influences and claims together create complex negotiations of identity. more...

  • Hebräischby Martin Krause; Michael Pietsch; Martin Rösel

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 42.00

    Die Grammatik ist als begleitendes Lehrbuch für den Hebräischunterricht konzipiert. Es gewährt den Lehrenden einen möglichst großen Freiraum für die Auswahl und Anwendung unterschiedlicher Lehrmethoden.  Den Studierenden wird durch eine übersichtliche Strukturierung des Unterrichtsstoffes das Lernen, Nachschlagen und Wiederholen erleichtert.... more...

  • Spelling Morphologyby Dorit Diskin Ravid

    Springer US 2011; US$ 143.44

    Modern Hebrew, a highly synthetic Semitic language, is rich in morphemes. This volume supplies the first in-depth psycholinguistic analysis of the interaction between morphological knowledge and spelling in Hebrew as anchored in current general models of learning and literacy. more...

  • Sanctuary in the Wildernessby Alan Mintz

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    The effort to create a serious Hebrew literature in the United States in the years around World War I is one of the best kept secrets of American Jewish history. Hebrew had been revived as a modern literary language in nineteenth-century Russia and then taken to Palestine as part of the Zionist revolution. But the overwhelming majority of Jewish emigrants... more...

  • The Semitic Languagesby Stefan Weninger; Geoffrey Khan; Michael P. Streck; Janet C. E. Watson

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 470.00

    The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative... more...

  • Christian Hebraism in the Reformation Era (1500-1660)by Stephen G. Burnett

    BRILL 2012; US$ 143.00

    The Reformation transformed Christian Hebraism from the pursuit of a few into an academic discipline. This book explains that transformation by focusing on how authors, printers, booksellers, and censors created a public discussion of Hebrew and Jewish texts. more...