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Iulianos der Abtruennige

Syrische Erzaehlungen
ISBN: 978-1-60724-794-4
This work contains two Syriac texts bearing on the (in)famous Julian the Apostate, both in terms of history and religion. The book includes a critical apparatus to the Syriac texts and indices of proper names and Greek words.

Syrisch-arabische Glossen

Erster Band: Autographie einter Gothaische Handschrift enthaltend Bar Ali's Lexikon von Alif bis Mim
Edited with an Introduction by Georg Hoffmann
ISBN: 978-1-60724-784-5
The ninth-century Syriac-Arabic lexicon of Bar Ali stands with Bar Bahlul’s as a main witness to contemporary Syriac lexicography. Hoffmann presents the first half of the work—the second was edited by Gottheil—with a critical apparatus.

Jacobus Baradaeüs, de stichter der syrische monophysietische kerk

ISBN: 978-1-60724-783-8
In this study, H. G. Kleyn deals with the life and works of Jacob Baradaeus and the role he played in the “monophysite” church to the time of his death in 578, including a thorough outline of Jacob’s writings.

The History of the Governors of Egypt by Abu 'Umar Muhammad ibn Yusuf al-Kindi

Edited from a Unique Manuscript in the British Museum
ISBN: 978-1-59333-766-7
Published for the first time in this book is the History of the Governors of Egypt by Abu Umar Muhammad ibn Yusuf al-Kindi (d. 870). Edited from a single manuscript by Nicholas Koenig, this study is as close as possible to a critical edition when only one manuscript survives.

Armenische Studien

ISBN: 978-1-59333-986-9
Venturing into the realm of the Armenian language, Lagarde here presents a preliminary glossary of the language. The main body of the book contains over 2400 lexical entries, most of which are brief, dense descriptions of the words. Following the glossary Lagarde provides a comparative chart to the Armenian words including material from Sanskrit, Bactrian or Old Persian, Neo-Persian, Greek, and Semitic. An essay on the history of the study of the language and indices round out this early work on the Armenian tongue. This book, written in German, holds an important place in the study of Armenian.

The Book of Crowns on the Kings of Himyar

Kitāb al-Tīgān
ISBN: 978-1-59333-515-1
The Book of Crowns on the Kings of Himyar, or Kitāb al-Tīgān as it is known in its original Arabic title, is a pre-Islamic collection rich with lore and myth by Wahb ibn al-Munabbih.

Bar Ali (Isho): The Syriac-Arabic Glosses

ISBN: 978-1-59333-834-3
This edition of the Syriac-Arabic glosses of Isho Bar Ali is a publication difficult to locate. These glosses are located in the second part of Bar Ali’s lexicon, as the first part had been previously published. Bar Ali, a physician as well as a lexicographer, produced this noted Syriac-Arabic dictionary showing the meanings of Syriac words in Arabic. This historic step in the development of Syriac lexicography is analyzed here according to the glosses of the numerous manuscripts cited in the forward.

Coptic-Latin Lexicon

Lexicon Copticum
ISBN: 978-1-59333-571-7
Peyron’s lexicon is the classic Coptic-Latin dictionary of the early twentieth century. It is of special historical importance because of the association of Peyron with Champollion, Napoleon’s epigrapher on his Egyptian voyage. Placed so early in the dawn of Egyptian studies, Peyron sheds light from an eye undimmed by the subsequent decades of scholarship.

The Farhang I Rashidi

A Persian Dictionary by Sayyid Abdurrashid
ISBN: 978-1-59333-916-6
The famous Persian dictionary of Sayyid Abdurrashid, now quite difficult to locate, is an historic dictionary to which linguists still make reference. The Farhang I Rashidi was compiled by the Persian scholar Abd ur-Rashid bin Abd ul-Ghafur Husaini al-Madani al-Tattawi (d. 1653) who lived in Thatta, now the Sindh province of Pakistan. One of two dictionaries compiled by Abd ur-Rashid, this lexicon, presented entirely in Classic Persian, marks a turning point in Persian lexicography and ranks as one of the cultural and literary achievements of the seventeenth century. The two volumes of this historic dictionary are here bound together, providing an affordable alternative to earlier two-part editions.

Ibn Coteiba's Handbuch der Geschichte

ISBN: 978-1-59333-949-4
An early example of Islamic history, the Kitab al-ma'arif (“Book of Knowledge”) of ibn Qutayba (ibn Coteiba) has a prominent place. Born in Kufa, in present-day Iraq, ibn Qutayba was a teacher in Baghdad and he was among the first formal historians. This particular work ambitiously covers topics from the beginning of creation and facts about the period before the appearance of Islam (jahiliyya) to the names of the companions of the prophet Mohammed, famous jurists and masters of the oral tradition associated with the prophet (hadith). Presented here in the original Arabic, along with an introduction by Wüstenfeld, this early manual of history is sure to be of interest to anyone considering Islamic outlooks from the ninth century.