Cover image for Humanism, Culture, and Language in the Near East: Studies in Honor of Georg Krotkoff Edited by Asma Afsaruddin and A. H. Mathias Zahniser

Humanism, Culture, and Language in the Near East

Studies in Honor of Georg Krotkoff

Edited by Asma Afsaruddin and A. H. Mathias Zahniser

BUY

$69.50 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-1-57506-020-0


Humanism, Culture, and Language in the Near East

Studies in Honor of Georg Krotkoff

Edited by Asma Afsaruddin and A. H. Mathias Zahniser

Essays by 33 colleagues, friends, and students of the Johns Hopkins University Arabist and linguist. Topics include (1) humanism, culture, and literature; (2) Arabic; (3) Aramaic; and (4) Afroasiatic.

 

  • Description
  • Table of Contents
Essays by 33 colleagues, friends, and students of the Johns Hopkins University Arabist and linguist. Topics include (1) humanism, culture, and literature; (2) Arabic; (3) Aramaic; and (4) Afroasiatic.

Preface

Acknowledgments

Publications

Abbreviations

Introduction: Georg Krotkoff as Scholar and Teacher

PART 1: Humanism, Culture, and Literature

George Makdisi - Philadelphia - Inquiry into the Origins of Humanism

Michael G. Carter - New York - Humanism and the Language Sciences in Medieval Islam

Julie Scott Meisami - Oxford - Cosmic Numbers: The Symbolic Design of Nizami’s Haft Paykar

Fedwa Malti-Douglas - Bloomington, Indiana - Playing with the Sacred: Religious Intertext in Adab Discourse

Werner Ende - Freiburg, Germany - From Revolt to Resignation: The Life of Shaykh Muhsin Sharara

A. H. Mathias Zahniser - Wilmore, Kentucky - Sura as Guidance and Exhortation: The Composition of Surat al-Nisa

Barbara Freyer Stowasser - Washington, D.C. - The Hijab: How a Curtain Became an Institution and a Cultural Symbol

Roger Allen - Philadelphia - The Development of Fictional Genres: The Novel and Short Story in Arabic

Issa J. Boullata - Montreal - An Arabic Poem in an Israeli Controversy: Mahmud Darwish’s ‘Passing Words’

Asma Afsaruddin - South Bend, Indiana - Bi-l Arabi al-fasih: An Egyptian Play Looks at Contemporary Arab Society

PART 2: Arabic

Carolyn Killean - Chicago

Learning Arabic: A Lifetime Commitment

Karin C. Ryding - Washington, D.C. - The Alchemy of Sound: Medieval Arabic Phonosymbolism

Karl Stowasser - College Park, Maryland - Al-Khalil’s Legacy

Wolfhart Heinrichs - Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Etymology of Muqarnas: Some Observations

Manfred Woidich - Amsterdam - Egyptian Arabic and Dialect Contact in Historical Perspective

Benjamin Hary - Atlanta - On Later and Modern Egyptian Judeo-Arabic

Hans-Rudolph Singer - Germersheim - Ein arabischer Text aus Constantine (Algerien)

PART 3: Aramaic

Anton Schall - Heidelberg - Zur griechischen Nebenuberlieferung im Syrischen

John A. C. Greppin - Cleveland - Syriac Loanwords in Classical Armenian

Robert D. Hoberman - Stonybrook, New York - The Modern Chaldean Pronunciation of Classical Syriac

Gary A. Rendsburg - Ithaca, New York - Double Polysemy in Proverbs 31:19

Otto Jastrow - Heidelberg - Zum neuaramaischen Dialekt von Hassane

Michael L. Chyet - Berkeley - A Preliminary List of Aramaic Loanwords in Kurdish

Yona Sabar - Los Angeles - The Story of Balaam and His She-Ass in Four Neo-Aramaic Dialects: A Comparative Study of the Translations

Edward Y. Odisho - Chicago - A Comparative Study of Pet Names in English and Assyrian

PART 4: Afroasiatic

Carleton T. Hodge - Bloomington, Indiana - The Trickle-Down Approach

Herrmann Jungraithmayr - Frankfurt am Main - Ablaut im Verbalsystem osttschadischer Sprachen

Werner Vycichl - Geneva - Akkadian lisan-u-m, Arabic lisan-u-n: Which Is the Older Form?

PART 5: Ancient Egyptian, Ottoman Turkish, and Other Linguistic Matters

Yoel L. Arbeitman - Princeton -You Gotta Have Heart

Peter T. Daniels - Chicago - The Protean Arabic Abjad

Alan S. Kaye - Fullerton, California - A Matter of Inconsistency: Variations of Arabic Loanwords in English

Claudia Romer - Vienna - The Language and Prose Syle of Bostan’s Suleymanname

Nas Goedicke - Baltimore - Language and Script in Ancient Egypt

Contributors

Index of Authors

Mailing List

Subscribe to our mailing list and be notified about new titles, journals and catalogs.