Language Arts & Disciplines

Comparative Semitic Philology in the Middle Ages

Author: Aharon Maman

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 518

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This volume deals with medieval comparative Semitic philology (Hebrew/Aramaic/Arabic) as practised by Hebrew philologists in the Arabic speaking lands, from Iraq to Spain, discussing its development through the generations (10th-12th cent. CE), its technics and its theoretical basis.
Religion

A Philosopher of Scripture

Author: Raphael Dascalu

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Religion

Page: 489

View: 927

In A Philosopher of Scripture: The Exegesis and Thought of Tanḥum ha-Yerushalmi, Raphael Dascalu presents a detailed intellectual portrait of Tanḥum ha-Yerushalmi (d. 1291, Egypt) – a Jewish philosopher and mystic, linguist and philologist, and a biblical exegete of singular breadth.
Religion

Islamic Thought in the Middle Ages

Author: Wim Raven

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Religion

Page: 740

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The articles in this volume dedicated to Hans Daiber, one of the pioneering scholars in the history of Islamic thought in the Middle Ages, offer new insights into this field from a variety of perspectives: philological, philosophical, and historical.
Historical linguistics

Geschichte Der Sprachwissenschaften

Author: Sylvain Auroux

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

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Category: Historical linguistics

Page: 1153

View: 963

This series of 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 action and interaction. For "classic" linguistics there appears to be a need for a review of the state of the art which will provide a reference base for the rapid advances in research undertaken from a variety of theoretical standpoints, while in the more recent branches of communication science the handbooks will give researchers both an verview and orientation. To attain these objectives, the series will aim for a standard comparable to that of the leading handbooks in other disciplines, and to this end will strive for comprehensiveness, theoretical explicitness, reliable documentation of data and findings, and up-to-date methodology. The editors, both of the series and of the individual volumes, and the individual contributors, are committed to this aim. The languages of publication are English, German, and French. The main aim of the series is to provide an appropriate account of the state of the art in the various areas of linguistics and communication science covered by each of the various handbooks; however no inflexible pre-set limits will be imposed on the scope of each volume. The series is open-ended, and can thus take account of further developments in the field. This conception, coupled with the necessity of allowing adequate time for each volume to be prepared with the necessary care, means that there is no set time-table for the publication of the whole series. Each volume will be a self-contained work, complete in itself. The order in which the handbooks are published does not imply any rank ordering, but is determined by the way in which the series is organized; the editor of the whole series enlist a competent editor for each individual volume. Once the principal editor for a volume has been found, he or she then has a completely free hand in the choice of co-editors and contributors. The editors plan each volume independently of the others, being governed only by general formal principles. The series editor only intervene where questions of delineation between individual volumes are concerned. It is felt that this (modus operandi) is best suited to achieving the objectives of the series, namely to give a competent account of the present state of knowledge and of the perception of the problems in the area covered by each volume.
Literary Criticism

The Andalusi Literary and Intellectual Tradition

Author: Sarah J. Pearce

Publisher: Indiana University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Beginning in 1172, Judah ibn Tibbon, who was called the father of Hebrew translators, wrote a letter to his son that was full of personal and professional guidance. The detailed letter, described as an ethical will, was revised through the years and offered a vivid picture of intellectual life among Andalusi elites exiled in the south of France after 1148. S. J. Pearce sets this letter into broader context and reads it as a document of literary practice and intellectual values. She reveals how ibn Tibbon, as a translator of philosophical and religious texts, explains how his son should make his way in the family business and how to operate, textually, within Arabic literary models even when writing for a non-Arabic audience. While the letter is also full of personal criticism and admonitions, Pearce shows ibn Tibbon making a powerful argument in favor of the continuation of Arabic as a prestige language for Andalusi Jewish readers and writers, even in exile outside of the Islamic world.
Religion

Orient als Grenzbereich?

Author: Annelies Kuyt

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

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Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Die Vielfalt des Judentums spiegelt sich in seiner Beziehung zum Orient. Er ist biblische Heimat, Ursprung kultureller Fruchtbarkeit und innerjudische wie antijudische Auseinandersetzungen nahmen dort ihren Anfang. Die Grenze zu Europa blieb fl iessend und reichte im Westen bis zu den Pyrenaen und im Osten bis weit uber den Balkan. Dass die Reise in den Orient nicht nur ein exotisches, sondern auch ein philologisches Abenteuer sein kann, wird in vier chronologisch aufeinander folgenden Themenkreisen uber die Bedeutung des Orients fur die judische Geschichte untersucht. Sie umfassen biblische, karaische, medizinische, historiographische und mystische Texte sowie die moderne Rezeption des Orients in Hebraistik, Orientalistik und Reformjudentum. Der Band prasentiert Ergebnisse des Deutschen Orientalistentags in Halle an der Saale, der unter dem Motto "Barrieren - Passagen" stand. Forscher aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen demonstrieren, wie facettenreich orientwissenschaftliche Bezuge in der Judaistik sein konnen. Dabei gewinnen insbesondere jene Grenzbereiche scharfere Konturen, die bei der Betrachtung des rabbinischen Judentums bisher nicht im Mittelpunkt standen.
Literary Criticism

Medical Synonym Lists from Medieval Provence: Shem Tov Ben Isaac of Tortosa: Sefer Ha - Shimmush. Book 29

Author: Shem Tov ben Isaak (of Tortosa)

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 552

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This critical edition and lexicological analysis of the first of the two glossaries of Book 29 of Shem Tov ben Isaac's Sefer ha-Shimmush contains more than 700 entries and offfers an extensive overview of the formation of medieval medical terminology in the romance (Old Occitan and in part Old Catalan) and Hebrew languages, as well as within the Arabic and Latin tradition.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Semitic Studies in Honour of Edward Ullendorff

Author: Geoffrey Khan

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

View: 866

This is a Festschrift volume for the British Semitist Edward Ullendorff. It contains papers written by leading scholars in the fields of Semitic philology and Near Eastern history and literature. The papers include linguistic, literary and historical studies of Ethiopian Semitic, Aramaic, Hebrew, Arabic and Greek sources.