A Grammar of Old Assyrian is a grammar of the earliest stage of Assyrian (1900-1700 BC), a Semitic language that is one of the main varieties of Akkadian, and describes the language of a community of Assyrian merchants living in Anatolia.
Brockelmann’s History of the Arabic Written Tradition offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on manuscripts from the classical period. This originally multivolume reference work is divided in chronologically organized sections, which...
Carl Brockelmann. Translated by Joep Lameer. With a Preface by Jan Just Witkam
Brockelmann’s History of the Arabic Written Tradition offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on manuscripts from the classical period. This 5-volume reference work is divided in chronologically organized sections, which are...
Josef van Ess. Translated from the German by John O’Kane
Theology and Society is the most comprehensive study of Islamic intellectual and religious history, focusing on Muslim theology. With its emphasis on the eighth and ninth centuries CE, it remains the most detailed prosopographical study of the early phase of the formation of Islam. Originally...
Edited by Ulrich Rudolph, University of Zürich, Rotraud Hansberger, LMU Munich and Peter Adamson, LMU Munich. English translation by Rotraud Hansberger.
A comprehensive reference work covering all figures of the earliest period of philosophy in the Islamic world. Both major and minor thinkers are covered, with details of biography and doctrine as well as detailed lists and summaries of each author’s works.
Since the author's publication of Die nordjemenitischen Dialekte. Teil 1: Atlas in 1985, a lot of new field work has been done in North Yemen and adjacent areas. Therefore a new atlas of the region in English suggested itself. The atlas consists of 192 fully coloured maps with 30 phonetical and...
Maria Bulakh, Russian State University for the Humanities and Leonid Kogan, Russian State University for the Humanities
The Arabic-Ethiopic Glossary by al-Malik al-Afḍal by Maria Bulakh and Leonid Kogan is an edition of a unique monument of Arabic lexicography, comprising 475 Arabic lexemes translated into several Ethiopian idioms in a late-fourteenth century manuscript from a private Yemeni collection.
Gregorio del Olmo Lete and Joaquín Sanmartín, Universitat de Barcelona. Translated and edited by W.G.E. Watson
As any dictionary of a dead language the present aims to indicate the stage reached by the Ugaritic consonantal lexicography and to serve as a reference work. This edition includes the whole of the new discovered materials.
In A Cultural History of Aramaic, Holger Gzella comprehensively describes the history of Aramaic and its socio-cultural underpinnings as an ongoing linguistic evolution between its emergence and the spread of Arabic through the Near East (ca. 1000 BCE-700 CE).