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INDEX OF AUTHORS
al-Sha’ar N. 22
Alston R. 30
Álvarez-Mon J. 17
Arlt C. 7
Arnould-Béhar C. 39
Asolati M. 24
Aston D. 3
Attema P. 32
Aymes M. 20
Bader B. 3
Bakker H. 37
Bar-Asher M. 23
Barc B. 10
Bauden F. 24
Belayche N. 39
Bennett C. 8
Berti V. 18
Borghouts J.F. 5
Buckingham S. 3
Bumazhnov D. 25
Cauville S. 6
Chankowski A.S. 35
Chiron P. 27
Chraïbi A. 24
Connor S.E. 16
Contu G. 22
de Haas T. 32
Demant Mortensen I. 19
Demarée R.J. 6
De Vos J. 15
D’hulster K. 21
Dorpmüller S. 23
Doufikar-Aerts F. 23
Ducène J.-C. 21
Duhoux Y. 27
Duistermaat K. 11
Ergin N. 20, 28
Evers A. 36
Famerié E. 24
Fiske P.N. 3
Flores J. 19
Friedman R.F. 3
Funk W.-P. 10
Gallorini C. 3
Genz H. 15
Georgeon F. 20
Gignoux P. 18
Gross H. 40
Gruber C. 16
Grypeou E. 25
Gyselen R. 18, 19
Haegemans K. 33
Haerinck E. 16, 17
Hagen F. 11
Hamidovic D. 39
Harder M.A. 35
Hartley J.E. 12
Hekster O. 29
Hellwag U. 16
Hermary A. 29
Hillel V. 26
Iancu-Agou D. 40
Iossif P.P. 35
Jacobs I. 30
Jamieson A. 14
Jansen G.C.M. 33
Johnston J. 11
Jones F.S. 38
Jullien C. 18
Jullien F. 18
Karahan A. 25
Klemm V. 22
Knuf H. 7
Kofsky A. 23
Koloski-Ostrow A.O. 33
Kousoulis P. 4
Kovalenko S. 29
Kreuz P.-A. 28
Kroll S. 16
Kuhn M. 9
Kuty R.J. 12
Layton B. 9
Lebrun R. 15
Legras B. 8
Leitz C. 2, 7
Lemaire A. 39
Lévy C. 27
Lincoln B. 17
Lipinski E. 11, 12
Lorber C.C. 35
Macé C. 25
Mahieu B. 35
Marée M. 4
Matthee R. 19
McGeough K. 14
Mercier R. 31
Meyboom P.G.P. 34
Mielke D.P. 15
Mihailescu-Bîrliba L. 33
Mimouni S.C. 38, 39
Mitchell S. 36
Mols S.T.A.M. 29
Monkhouse W. 11
Moormann E.M. 33, 34
Morpurgo Davies A. 27
Muhs B.P. 7
Muradyan G. 26
Muraoka T. 13
Nawas J. 22
Nicholson P. 3
Overlaet B. 17
Painchaud L. 10
Pasquier A. 10
Pini I. 31
Piquette K. 11
Redford S. 28
Regtuit R.F. 35
Regulski I. 3, 11
Richards D.S. 21
Rilly C. 5
Roaf M. 16
Roman A. 30
Rutgers L.V. 38
Sagona C. 14
Sailors T.B. 25
Schäfer D. 8
Smith M.S. 14
Snelders B. 24
Sterling G.E. 9
Stone M.E. 26
Stone N. 26
Tait J. 11
Thomassen E. 10
Tihon A. 31
Toepel A. 25
Tol G. 32
Tourny O. 40
Tsetskhladze G.R. 28, 29
Valbelle D. 6
van der Meer L.B. 32
Van der Stede V. 15
Van Deun P. 25
van Geest P. 37
van Loon H. 37
van Nijf O.M. 30
Van Nuffelen P. 36
van Waarden J.A. 37
Vermeulen U. 21
Vogelsang W. 24
Vogelsang-Eastwood G. 24
von Recklinghausen D. 7
Wakker G.C. 35
Waller R. 24
Winther-Jacobsen K. 31
Worthington M. 11
Ziegler C. 6
Zimansky P. 16
Zitman M. 4
Zonhoven L.M.J. 5
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EGYPTOLOGY
Reference work
LEXIKON DER ÄGYPTISCHEN GÖTTER UND GÖTTERBEZEICHNUNGEN
Bearbeitet von Dagmar Budde, Peter Dils, Lothar Goldbrunner, Christian Leitz und
Daniela Mendel unter Mitarbeit von Frank Förster, Daniel von Recklinghausen und
Bettina Ventker
LEITZ C. (ed.)
The Dictionary of Egyptian Deities and Divine Designations (Lexikon der ägyptischen Götter und
Götterbezeichnungen: LGG) comprises more than 5.500 pages or 16.500 columns, about 56.500
entries, almost 100.000 cross-references and approximately 200.000 citations. That makes it the largest reference-work of its kind in Egyptology. It includes all expressions which can in one way or
another designate deities. For the first time it is possible to view at once the entire material for any
particular epithet – no matter whether the texts are from the Old Kingdom or from the GraecoRoman Period (including demotic texts).
Das Lexikon der ägyptischen Götter und Götterbezeichnungen (LGG) enthält auf mehr als 5.500 Seiten
oder 16.500 Spalten, rund 56.500 Haupteinträge, knapp 100.000 Querverweise und etwa 200.000
Textbelege; es ist damit das größte Nachschlagewerk seiner Art in der Ägyptologie. Verzeichnet sind
alle Ausdrücke, die im weitesten Sinne als Bezeichnungen von Gottheiten dienen konnten. Es ist
erstmalig möglich, das gesamte Material zu einem beliebigen Epitheton auf einen Blick zu sichten –
gleichgültig, ob es sich um Texte des Alten Reiches oder der griechisch-römischen Zeit (einschließlich
des Demotischen) handelt.
Band I – 2002 – Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 110 – 647 p. – 978-90-429-1146-8 – 120 EURO
Band II – 2002 – Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 111 – 844 p. – 978-90-429-1147-5 – 120 EURO
Band III – 2002 – Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 112 – 826 p. – 978-90-429-1148-2 – 120 EURO
Band IV – 2002 – Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 113 – 816 p. – 978-90-429-1149-9 – 120 EURO
Band V – 2002 – Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 114 – 973 p. – 978-90-429-1150-5 – 120 EURO
Band VI – 2002 – Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 115 – 746 p. – 978-90-429-1151-2 – 120 EURO
Band VII – 2002 – Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 116 – 695 p. – 978-90-429-1152-9 – 120 EURO
Band VIII – 2003 – Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 129 – 802 p. – 978-90-429-1376-9 – 150 EURO
This volume contains the register to the Lexikon der ägyptischen Götter und Götterbezeichnungen.
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EGYPTOLOGY
EGYPT AT ITS ORIGINS 3
Proceedings of the Third International Conference “Origin of the State.
Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt”, London, 27th July - 1st August 2008
FRIEDMAN R.F., FISKE P.N. (eds.)
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 205
• XVIII-1292 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2490-1
This volume, publishing the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Predynastic and
Early Dynastic Egypt (London, 2008), presents the results of the latest research and discoveries in the
field which are leading to a better understanding of the origins of the Ancient Egyptian civilization.
It contains 54 contributions by 67 authors hailing from around the globe. The articles are organised
under ten major themes: Settlement archaeology, mortuary archaeology, object studies, technology of
pottery and lithic production, early temples, interaction north and south, chronological investigations,
potmark research, script as material culture, and theoretical approaches. Each contribution provides
new insights into the variety of factors contributing to the rise of the distinct form of the early
Egyptian state. Recent discoveries from major sites such as Hierakonpolis, Abydos, and Tell el Farkha,
amongst others, are also discussed in detail.
A PALAEOGRAPHIC STUDY OF EARLY WRITING
IN EGYPT
REGULSKI I.
• 2010 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 195
• XIV-827 p.
• 105 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2326-3
In trying to reconstruct the early phases of our culture we rely mostly on sources from the ancient
Near East. This is perhaps more true of the history of writing than of any other great cultural accomplishment. It would be unthinkable even to try to sketch the history of writing without taking into
consideration the written sources of ancient Egypt. The present study would like to contribute to the
research of writing evolution in Egypt as an attempt to collect, describe, and evaluate the earliest
attestations of writing from a palaeographic point of view. The book aims to present a thorough
investigation of the development of sign forms, from its first appearance around 3250 BC until the
reign of Djoser (ca. 2700 BC) at the beginning of Dynasty III. It features the first-ever palaeographic
collection of all available signs and inscriptions. The survey permitted reconstruction of the complex
process of codification and reform of the Egyptian script that finally resulted in the hieroglyphic writing of the Old Kingdom.
UNDER THE POTTER’S TREE
Studies on Ancient Egypt Presented to Janine Bourriau on the Occasion of her 70th Birthday
ASTON D., BADER B., GALLORINI C., NICHOLSON P., BUCKINGHAM S. (eds.)
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 204
• XXXIV-1036 p.
• 105 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2472-7
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This book presents fifty wide-ranging articles written by various international scholars in honour of
Janine Bourriau. In date these studies range from the Predynastic Period to the Twentieth Century
AD and cover all aspects of Egyptology. As is to be expected most deal with the topic for which Janine
is most famous – ceramic studies. These include items on miniature pots, Aswan flasks, fish dishes,
Bes vases, embalming caches, terracotta figurines, copies of ceramic vessels in glass, stone and metal,
painted pottery, depictions of vases in Egyptian reliefs, newly excavated ceramic material, and the
influence of Egyptian motifs on pottery of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries AD. However
as a token of Janine’s wide-ranging enthousiasm for her chosen career, there are also articles which
consider hair combs, soul houses, stelae, coffins, Nubia, the domitian of princess Meketaten, the
length of the reign of Seti I, Late Period names, Ancient Egyptian science, Petrie’s unpublished
archives and Luxor geology.
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EGYPTOLOGY
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DEMONOLOGY
Studies on the Boundaries between the Demonic and the Divine in Egyptian Magic
KOUSOULIS P. (ed.)
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 175
• X-192 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2040-8
The practice of magic and the conceptualisation of personified demonic agents are central to the
Egyptian understanding of the workings of the world from the very continuation of the cosmos itself
down to the vicissitudes of existence faced by individuals. In particular, the broader practice of magic
and articulation of the involvement of demonic agency form one of the crucial links in Ancient Egypt
between individual existence on the human level and the level of nature or the cosmos, the realm of the
gods. The majority of the demonic names in the Egyptian literature do not possess an apparent ontological essence, or a clearly defined denotation. Their characteristics and role depended momentously
on the verbal and performative ritual environment they were part of. This multi-authored volume of
10 essays comprises an up-to-date authorization account of many aspects of ancient Egyptian demonology, including the multiple persona of the demonic or name vs. identity in the Egyptian formation of
the demonic, nightmares and underworld demons, dream rituals and magic, categories of demonic
entities and the vague distinction between the divine and the demonic in Egyptian cosmology and
ritual, the theological and demonic aspects of Egyptian magic, demons as reflections of human society.
THE NECROPOLIS OF ASSIUT
A Case Study of Local Egyptian Funerary Culture from the Old Kingdom to the End of
the Middle Kingdom
ZITMAN M.
• 2010 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 180
• Vol. 1: XXXIV-371 p.,
Vol. 2: VIII-338 p.
• 160 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2106-1
This study is based on a comprehensive collection of the finds from excavations conducted during the
first half of the 20th century, including the unpublished work by D.G. Hogarth and E. Schiaparelli.
The study presents a survey of the fieldwork conducted, a spatial analysis of the Siutian necropolis, and
a thorough analysis of the available funerary finds, many of which are unpublished.
The author identifies and describes four distinct phases of local funerary culture at Assiut, spanning the
late Old Kingdom, First Intermediate Period and the early Middle Kingdom. Based on archaeological
dating, this study points out burials of local officials of the late Old Kingdom and First Intermediate
Period, some of them found intact. The study also traces the development of the Siutian style of coffin
decoration, from the late 6th dynasty to the end of the 12th. In accordance with the view of Günther
Lapp, it is shown that at Assiut certain types of coffin decoration with text columns on the exterior
were introduced in the late 11th dynasty, thus placing the Siutian style of coffin decoration about 100
years ahaed of developments elsewhere in Egypt.
THE SECOND INTERMEDIATE PERIOD
(THIRTEENTH-SEVENTEENTH DYNASTIES)
Current Research, Future Prospects
MARÉE M. (ed.)
• 2010 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 192
• XVI-365 p. + 133 pl.
• 95 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2228-0
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During the 18th-16th centuries BC, from the late Middle Kingdom to the early New Kingdom, pharaonic
Egypt went through a period of great political and cultural change. Kings came and went at unprecedented speed, saw their power reduced, and failed to keep the land under one sceptre. In the eastern Nile
Delta, a community of Asiatic origin proclaimed its own rulers, known later as the Hyksos, who ultimately controlled the entire northern half of Egypt. Kings at Thebes maintained a fragile independence,
then went to war and defeated the Hyksos, restoring national unity. Ongoing fieldwork and research have
thrown new light on all stages and aspects of this fascinating era. This volume, resulting from an international colloquium at The British Museum, assembles work of prime importance from leading scholars in
the field, and will long be a major source of reference for researchers as well as the interested layman.
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EGYPTOLOGY
EGYPTIAN. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WRITING
AND LANGUAGE OF THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
Volume I: Grammar, Syntax and Indexes. Volume II: Sign Lists, Exercises and Reading Texts
BORGHOUTS J.F.
• 2010 – Egyptologische Uitgaven –
Egyptological Publications 24
• 581 p. + 481 p.
• 120 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2294-5
This is a data-oriented grammatical description of Middle Egyptian, a now extinct Pharaonic language,
spoken and written in the hieroglyphic and hieratic scripts, between 2100 and 1700 before our era, the period
of the Middle Kingdom. Middle Egyptian was regarded by the Egyptians as a classical stage of their language
and it remained in use for a long time after that period. Middle Egyptian texts are extremely varied and
comprise stories, historical narratives, letters, scientific treatises, and a large number of religious sources.
The first volume is a systematic description of the language, illustrated by a great number of quotations from
original texts, and provided with word lists and other indexes. The second volume leads the reader in a
gradual way in 33 lessons through the grammatical description provided in the first volume, and moreover
contains an extensive list of hieroglyphic signs and their values, exercises and, finally, original texts for reading.
LE MÉROÏTIQUE ET SA FAMILLE LINGUISTIQUE
RILLY C.
• 2010 – SELAF – Société d’Études
Linguistiques et Anthropologiques
de France 454
• 557 p.
• 45 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2237-2
La famille linguistique du méroïtique, la langue du royaume pharaonique de Méroé, au Soudan, a été
depuis plus d’un siècle l’objet de débats passionnés. Était-elle couchitique, nilo-saharienne ou isolée?
Aucune réponse certaine ne pouvait être apportée tant que la langue n’était pas mieux connue, et notamment son vocabulaire fondamental, le plus utile pour repérer une filiation linguistique.
La première partie de cet ouvrage est consacrée à l’accroissement du lexique de base. Dans un second
temps, ces données font l’objet d’une «comparaison de masse» destinée à repérer au sein du nilo-saharien
le groupe où les ressemblances sont les plus nombreuses. Il s’agit d’une branche nouvelle, nommée «soudanique oriental nord» (SON), qui comprend quatre ensembles de langues ou de dialectes. Dans la partie
suivante, la méthode comparative classique est utilisée pour reconstruire le proto-nubien, puis, en amont,
le proto-SON. Dans la dernière partie, l’auteur démontre que les données méroïtiques s’intègrent parfaitement dans cet ensemble, et étend les correspondances au niveau de la phonologie et de la morphologie.
Un scénario historique est enfin proposé pour déterminer l’origine géographique du proto-SON et les
modalités de sa dispersion, liée aux changements climatiques en Afrique durant la période néolithique.
MIDDEL-EGYPTISCHE GRAMMATICA
Een praktische inleiding in de Egyptische taal en het hiërogliefenschrift gebaseerd op
een selectie van teksten.
ZONHOVEN L.M.J.
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XII-625 p. (2 vol.)
59 EURO
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Dit handboek is een inleiding in het hiëroglyfische schriftsysteem en de grammatica van het MiddelEgyptisch. Het Middel-Egyptisch is de taalfase die door de latere Egyptenaren zelf als klassiek werd
beschouwd en die nog in gebruik is gebleven voor de monumentale inscripties. Het boek is bedoeld voor
allen die geïnteresseerd zijn in het verwerven van gedegen kennis van taal en schrift, zowel voor hen die
Egyptologie willen gaan studeren als anderen die kennis willen opdoen zonder dat zij vertrouwd zijn met
de studie van talen. Het hoofdbestanddeel van deel I is de uitgebreide introductie in het schrift en de
grammatica. Na een inleiding in het schrift is de grammatica in negen hoofdstukken didactisch opgebouwd van simpel naar complex, van de meer eenvoudige woordsoorten en zinnen naar het werkwoord
en de complexe zinnen. Deel II bevat de hulpmiddelen bij de grammatica: een uitgebreide tekenlijst, een
woordenlijst met de grammaticale woorden en de woorden in de tekstselectie en de oefeningen, en
indexen van tekstplaatsen in de hoofdtekst en de oefeningen. De beginner wordt zelfhulp geboden in de
vorm van de oplossingen van de oefeningen en een zeer letterlijke vertaling van de tekstselectie. Deel II
eindigt met een index van grammaticale termen.
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EGYPTOLOGY
LES REGISTRES DE RECENSEMENT DU VILLAGE DE
DEIR EL-MÉDINEH (LE «STATO CIVILE»)
DEMARÉE R.J., VALBELLE D.
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VI-222 p.
87 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2349-2
Découvert en 1923 par G. Botti, le dossier des recensements des habitants du village de Deir
el-Médineh, conservé au Musée égyptien de Turin, est connu sous la dénomination inappropriée de
«Stato civile». Il fait ici l’objet d’une édition critique. Document rarissime dans les archives de l’Égypte
pharaonique, il n’est conservé que pour une partie de la XXe dynastie, les feuilles de papyrus sur lesquelles la composition des foyers était enregistrée ayant été régulièrement lavées pour être réutilisées.
Composé des lambeaux de plusieurs listes successives, il constitue néanmoins une pièce maîtresse pour
l’étude des recensements dans l’Antiquité. Après avoir analysé de manière approfondie les restes de ce
registre, les auteurs consacrent un chapitre à l’expression de l’identité dans l’Égypte pharaonique, aux
listes de maisons connues et autres enregistrements similaires. Ils étudient les formes et les motifs de
recensements décelables dans la documentation conservée, et répertorient les indices d’un éventuel intérêt contemporain pour les données de l’état civil des individus. Cet ouvrage jette une lumière nouvelle
sur la tenue des archives aux époques pharaoniques et sur la gestion des personnes dans l’Égypte ancienne.
LA NÉCROPOLE DE BASSE ÉPOQUE
Les tombes hypogées F, h, j, q, et n1
ZIEGLER C. (ed.)
• 2011 – Fouilles du Louvre à Saqqara 2
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2447-5
Ce second volume de la publication finale des résultats de la mission archéologique du Louvre à Saqqara
concerne les tombes hypogées de Basse Époque. Illustré de près de 1000 photographies en couleur,
dessins et plans, il présente l’étude des tombes F, h, j, q et n1 découvertes en 2003-2007. Ces tombes
hypogées sont exceptionnelles à plus d’un titre. La plupart étaient inviolées et leur contenu a été
retrouvé dans sa disposition originelle. Elles se distinguent par la qualité des objets et leur rare état de
conservation. Enfin, une inscription démotique date précisément l’une d’entre elles de l’an II du pharaon Nectanébo II, 1er mois de l’inondation (21 novembre-20 décembre 360 av. J.-C.). L’ouvrage, en
deux tomes, comprend la description architecturale et archéologique des différentes tombes ainsi que le
catalogue détaillé des objets qui y ont été retrouvés. En fin d’ouvrage, on trouvera une série d’études
scientifiques concernant les momies et le matériel d’embaumeur, les inscriptions (démotique, chyprogrec et copte) ainsi que les matériaux et les techniques (recherches sur les pigments, les végétaux, les
textiles et les cartonnages).
DENDARA XIII. TRADUCTION
Le pronaos du temple d’Hathor: Façade et colonnes
DENDARA XIV. TRADUCTION
Le pronoas du temple d’Hathor: Parois intérieures
• Dendara XIII
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 196
• X-538 p. + LXIX pl.
• 98 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2339-3
• Dendara XIV
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 201
• VIII-288 p. + XCVIII pl.
• 88 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2396-6
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CAUVILLE S.
Dans la collection des OLA, la traduction des textes de Dendara se poursuit régulièrement depuis 1997
(Dendara I, II, III, IV, V, VI, XIII, XIV, XV, Temple d’Isis); deux volumes de commentaires y ont été
également publiés: Fêtes d’Hathor et Temple d’Isis). Avec le traduction des textes du pronaos du temple
d’Hathor (Dendara XIII, XIV, XV), l’auteur a préféré rompre avec l’ordre «normal» pour faire connaître
au plus vite la teneur de textes remarquables inconnus du monde scientifique (publiés sur internet –
www.dendara.net). Les trois ouvrages sont pourvus de nombreuses photos inédits. Le commentaire des
textes de Dendara XIII-XIV-XV et l’analyse de la décoration du pronaos seront publiés en 2011-2012,
également dans les OLA.
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EGYPTOLOGY
HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
Studien zum pharaonischen, griechisch-römischen und spätantiken Ägypten zu Ehren von
Heinz-Josef Thissen
KNUF H., LEITZ C., VON RECKLINGHAUSEN D. (eds.)
• 2010 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 194
• XVIII-627 p. + 111 pl.
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Diese Festschrift anlässlich des 70. Geburtstags von Heinz-Josef Thissen umfasst über 50 Beiträge von
Freunden, Kollegen und Schülern aus dem In- und Ausland. Das Buch enthält Artikel aus den unterschiedlichsten Themenbereichen der Ägyptologie, Papyrologie, Koptologie, Alten Geschichte und
Numismatik und spiegelt so das breite Arbeits- und Interessenspektrum des Jubilars wider. Ein
Schwerpunkt liegt auf dem griechisch-römischen Ägypten. Neben zahlreichen hier erstmals publizierten Quellen (religiöse, literarische und wissenschaftliche Texte, Briefe und Urkunden) in hieroglyphischer, hieratischer, demotischer, koptischer und griechischer Schrift werden auch Aspekte der ägyptischen Geschichte, Literatur und Religion sowie der interkulturelle Austausch zwischen Ägyptern und
Griechen und nicht zuletzt das Nachleben ägyptischer Kultur in der abend- und morgenländischen
Geisteswelt untersucht.
RECEIPTS, SCRIBES AND COLLECTORS IN
EARLY PTOLEMAIC THEBES (O. TAXES 2)
MUHS B.P.
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2011 – Studia Demotica 8
XX-329 p. + LVI pl.
75 EURO
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The author publishes 157 tax receipts and other texts from Thebes in Early Ptolemaic Egypt (332-200
BC), including 102 Demotic texts and 55 Greek or bilingual texts. 113 texts are published here for
the first time, and the others were previously only partially published or have been substantially reread.
The first six chapters contain text editions organized by tax category. Short essays introduce each
category, and in several cases reinterpret them. The text editions include facsimile drawings together
with transliterations and translations. Photographs are appended for all but 21 of the texts that are
known only from facsimiles. The seventh chapter summarizes the careers of the scribes and officials,
including attestations outside tax receipts, and distinguishes two different career patterns. The eighth
chapter discusses the taxpayers known from multiple tax receipts, and how modern collectors acquired
and dispersed these ancient archives. Full indexes complete the volume.
DEINE SEELE MÖGE LEBEN FÜR IMMER UND EWIG
Die demotischen Mumienschilder im British Museum
ARLT C.
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XII-274 p. + LXIV pl.
55 EURO
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In diesem Band werden alle demotischen und hieratischen Mumienschilder, die sich heute in der
Sammlung des British Museum befinden, zum größtenteils erstmalig publiziert. Viele dieser
Mumientäfelchen sind zweisprachig, demotisch-griechisch bzw. hieratisch-griechisch beschriftet. Im
Tafelteil ist jedes Mumienschild mit Photo abgebildet. Im Katalog sind alle Mumientäfelchen
beschrieben und die Texte transliteriert, übersetzt und kommentiert. Daran schließt sich eine ausführliche Auswertung der Mumienschilder hinsichtlich des Formulars, ihrer Herkunft und Datierung
sowie unter paläographischen, onomastischen und prosopographischen Gesichtspunkten an. Dabei
sind meist auch alle bislang publizierten Mumienschilder anderer Sammlungen berücksichtigt worden.
Die in den Mumienschildern vorkommenden Altersangaben werden mittels verschiedener demographischer Methoden ausführlich analysiert. Eingegangen wird unter anderem auf die Frage, wer ein
Mumienschild erhielt. Waren Geschlecht, Alter oder andere Kriterien ausschlaggebend? Detaillierten
Indizes beschließen das Buch.
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EGYPTOLOGY
LES RECLUS GRECS DU SARAPIEION DE MEMPHIS
Une enquête sur l’hellénisme égyptien
LEGRAS B.
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2011 – Studia Hellenistica 49
XIV-320 p.
72 EURO
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Les archives bilingues des reclus grecs (katokhoi) du Sarapieion de Memphis constituent un corpus
exceptionnel pour étudier les relations entre Hellènes et Égyptiens dans le cadre d’un temple égyptien
au deuxième siècle avant notre ère. L’enquête replace la réclusion en Égypte dans le cadre plus large
du monde hellénistique et romain. Elle propose une solution au débat sur la nature de cette réclusion
(katokhê) en montrant que ces hommes, qui bénéficient de la protection des dieux dans l’espace sacré,
ont été séduits par la religion égyptienne. Les deux fils du clérouque Macédonien Glaukias, Ptolémaios
et Apollonios, sont le cœur de la recherche, qui dégage leurs moyens économiques de vie, leurs amitiés
et les tensions avec le milieu égyptien, et leur niveau de culture orale et écrite. La question de leur
éventuel bilinguisme et l’étude des lectures que révèle leur bibliothèque posent la question du niveau
de leur éducation grecque et de leur degré d’ouverture au monde égyptien.
MAKEDONISCHE PHARAONEN UND
HIEROGLYPHISCHE STELEN
Historische Untersuchungen zur Satrapenstele und verwandten Denkmälern
SCHÄFER D.
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XLII-310 p.
forthcoming
ISBN 978-90-429-2444-4
Aus den Anfängen der hellenistischen Epoche in Ägypten gibt es nur wenige zeitgenössische Zeugnisse.
Eines davon ist die Satrapenstele. Diese hieroglyphische Stele dokumentiert eine Landschenkung des
Satrapen Ptolemaios an den Tempel von Buto und nennt weitere historische Ereignisse wie die Verlegung
der Residenz nach Alexandria. Sie ist seit langem bekannt und wurde mehrfach übersetzt. Einen umfassenden sprachlichen und historischen Kommentar gab es bisher aber noch nicht. Die Stele bildet den
Schwerpunkt der vorliegenden Untersuchung zum Verhältnis zwischen makedonischen Herrschern und
indigenen Priesterschaften in der frühen Ptolemäerzeit. Der Denkstein steht im Spannungsfeld zwischen
den ägyptischen Verfassern und dem makedonischen Protagonisten, weshalb vor allem die Herrscherpräsentation eine besondere Rolle spielt. Zur Prüfung der gewonnenen Ergebnisse wurden zwei weitere
hieroglyphische Stelen herangezogen. Die Pithomstele und die Mendesstele berichten über Taten und
Kultunterstützung durch Ptolemaios II. So ist die Betrachtung der Entwicklung über zwei Herrschergenerationen hinweg möglich. Zielgruppe der Studie sind Althistoriker und Ägyptologen gleichermaßen.
ALEXANDRIA AND THE MOON
An Investigation into the Lunar Macedonian Calendar of Ptolemaic Egypt
BENNETT C.
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XXXVI-253 p.
forthcoming
ISBN 978-90-429-2505-2
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This book is the first comprehensive study of the lunar Macedonian calendar in two decades. The
mechanics of the calendar are examined in detail, and a new approach for reconstructing the sequence
of intercalary months and years is proposed which, for the first time, permits a consistent interpretation of the papyrological data of the middle Ptolemaic period. It is shown that in c. 265 BC Ptolemy
II deliberately set in motion a process to realign the calendar over an extended period, which ended
early in the reign of Ptolemy IV. The results have implications for the origins of the financial year,
the date of the Ptolemaieia, and the history of the Canopic reform of the Egyptian calendar, among
other topics. Appendices consider the nature of Macedonian intercalation and the New Year outside
Egypt. The study is of interest to students of ancient calendars, Ptolemaic chronology, and Hellenistic
history.
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Coptic in 20 Lessons is written by the author of the most authoritative reference grammar of the Coptic
language, and is based on decades of pedagogical experience. In easy steps and simple explanations, it
teaches the patterns and syntax of Sahidic Coptic, along with the most useful vocabulary. Drills,
compositions, and translation exercises enable the student to gain fluency. All words that occur more
than fifty times in the Sahidic New Testament are introduced lesson by lesson in vocabulary lists,
which are arranged by semantic field and accompanied by both Greek equivalents and English glosses.
The book concludes with three chapters of the Gospel of Mark, in which all new vocabulary is glossed
in footnotes. Coptic in 20 Lessons is the ideal resource for use in the classroom or for teaching oneself
Coptic.
COPTIC PARADIGMS
A Summary of Sahidic Coptic Morphology
STERLING G.E.
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Facility in reading an ancient language requires several competencies: control of the morphology, a
working vocabulary of common words and phrases, and a grasp of syntax. This pedagogical aide
addresses the first of these by collecting the basic forms and patterns of Sahidic Coptic and presenting
them in a convenient format. It is not a full grammar, but a supplement to a grammar. The work
provides beginning students with an overview of the morphology of Sahidic Coptic so that they can
see the whole of a part of speech or pattern as they learn discrete parts. It offers those who once
learned Coptic but have not been able to maintain it with a concise review. While the work is not
exhaustive, it is complete enough that it can serve as a useful reference for those who teach Coptic.
The work was developed for a course in Coptic at the University of Notre Dame. It is offered in this
venue with the hope that it will help students elsewhere.
KOPTISCHE LITURGISCHE MELODIEN
Die Relation zwischen Text und Musik in der koptischen Psalmodia
KUHN M.
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 197
• XII-621 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2395-9
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Der vorliegende Band ist eine Arbeit zu musikalischen Aspekten der Koptischen Liturgie, die Musik
der christlichen Gemeinschaft Ägyptens. Die Musik einer der ältesten christlichen Kulturen wird in
der koptologischen sowie musikologischen Literatur nur wenig erwähnt und oft sogar ganz weggelassen. Aus den reichhaltigen Melodien der koptischen liturgischen Musik wurden die Melodien der
Psalmodia gewählt zu Analysen und musikalischen Transkriptionen. Die verschiedenen kirchlichen
Festtage kennzeichnen sich durch verschiedene Melodien auf denselben Texten. Die Arbeit ist dreiteilig und besteht im ersten Teil aus einer kurzen Übersicht über die koptische Musikgeschichte, einer
Einführung in das nächtlichen Ritual Psalmodia mit ihren verschiedenen Aufführungen, aus
Gesprächen mit Teilnehmern an dem Ritual Psalmodia, einer Literaturübersicht und Notationsbeispielen zeitgenössischer Ausführenden. Der zweite Teil enthält die Analysen der verschiedenen
Festtagsmelodien, die in der Psalmodia zur Verwendung kommen. Verschiedene Interpretationen
werden miteinander verglichen. Im dritten Teil befinden sich die Transkriptionen der analysierten
Melodien in westlicher Musiknotation. Auf einer dazu gefügten CD ist eine Auswahl der Gesänge zu
hören, wobei historische Aufnahmen abgewechselt werden mit Aufnahmen während der Zeremonien
oder mit Tonbändern, die Kantoren für ihre Studenten zu Studienzwecken aufgenommen haben.
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COPTIC STUDIES
EUGNOSTE. LETTRE SUR LE DIEU TRANSCENDANT
(NH III, 3 ET V, 1). COMMENTAIRE
PASQUIER A.
• 2010 – Bibliothèque Copte de
Nag Hammadi Section «Textes» 33
• XXVI-290 p.
• 70 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2138-2
Découvert dans un manuscrit copte du IVe siècle de notre ère, le texte intitulé Eugnoste est sans doute
plus ancien. Il se caractérise par l’importance accordée au mythe de l’Homme primordial qui est la
forme manifestée du Dieu suprême. Il touche la question, chaudement débattue depuis l’École d’Histoire des Religions en Allemagne, des liens entre christianisme et gnosticisme, à propos du mythe de
l’Homme céleste ou du Rédempteur-racheté. Le milieu de production pourrait être Alexandrie. Proche
d’un judaïsme platonisant, tel qu’on le trouve chez Philon d’Alexandrie, il enseigne un christianisme
susceptible de plaire et d’attirer ce genre de milieu.
Comme Eugnoste a fait l’objet de plusieurs réécritures, sont analysées dans ce volume la version du
codex III de Nag Hammadi (NH III, 3) ainsi que celle du codex V (NH V, 1). Un chapitre est également consacré à la doctrine baptismale qui se trouve dans une autre réécriture, celle de la Sagesse de
Jésus-Christ (BG, 3; NH III, 4).
L’INTERPRÉTATION DE LA GNOSE (NH XI, 1)
FUNK W.-P., PAINCHAUD L., THOMASSEN E.
• 2010 – Bibliothèque Copte de
Nag Hammadi Section «Textes» 34
• XVI-186 p.
• 60 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2190-0
On s’est plu à imaginer les auteurs gnostiques comme des solitaires misanthropes, et leurs œuvres
comme le résultat d’un prurit d’écrire causé par leur haine du monde et des hommes. L’Interprétation
de la gnose révèle un auteur soucieux de la vie d’une communauté aux prises avec des divisions nées,
du moins à ses yeux, de la jalousie. Dans le but de remédier à cette situation, il cherche à persuader
son destinataire de la nécessité de supporter les épreuves comme le Christ crucifié l’a fait. Il lui propose
comme modèle à imiter la patience de celui-ci devant le mépris et les moqueries dont il a été l’objet,
lui explique que les divisions dans la communauté sont l’œuvre des archontes mauvais. Il reprend
l’image paulinienne de l’Église corps du Christ et la tradition gréco-romaine des discours de réconciliation, utilisant cette image pour exhorter son destinataire, peut-être une femme si l’on en juge par
l’emploi d’exemples mettant en scène des figures féminines dans la première partie de l’œuvre, à se
satisfaire de la place qui est la sienne dans la communauté. L’Interprétation de la gnose, le commentaire
le montre, est vraisemblablement le produit d’un milieu valentinien ou influencé par le valentinisme.
Son caractère gnostique, dont le titre à lui seul ne constitue pas une preuve, est donc indéniable.
LE LIVRE DES SECRETS DE JEAN. RÉCENSION BRÈVE
(NH III, 1 ET BG, 2)
FUNK W.-P., BARC B.
• 2011 – Bibliothèque Copte de
Nag Hammadi Section «Textes» 35
• X-336 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2321-8
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Dans le Livre des secrets de Jean nous a été conservée la version la plus complète du mythe auquel se
référaient les gnostiques qui faisaient de Seth, troisième fils d’Adam, leur ancêtre. L’auteur y présente
une synthèse de l’histoire universelle. On assiste d’abord à la constitution d’un modèle céleste conçu à
partir d’une Première Pensée du Grand Esprit invisible, Pensée qui se multiplie jusqu’à produire un
modèle parfait constitué de vingt-deux éons, dont le dernier est Sophia, la Sagesse. Mais celle-ci donnera naissance à un 23e éon, celui de l’Archonte. Exclu du modèle mais en gardant le souvenir, l’Archonte en construira une contrefaçon, notre monde, dans lequel il manifestera cette part de connaissance dont il a dépossédé sa Mère. Toute l’histoire de l’humanité, de la création d’Adam au retour
annoncé de Seth à la fin des temps, doit alors être interprétée comme une guerre de libération de cette
connaissance prisonnière, une guerre dont les hommes, partagés en deux camps, seraient à la fois les
victimes et les acteurs. Au moment où l’auteur écrit, rien n’est joué, la domination de l’Archonte est
encore universelle, mais grâce à la révélation du Livre des secrets, l’humanité dispose enfin de cette
connaissance qui permettra à ceux qui appartiennent à la semence de Seth de trouver le chemin du
retour vers ce monde intelligible auquel ils appartiennent.
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ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
NARRATIVES OF EGYPT AND THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST
Literary and Linguistic Approaches
HAGEN F., JOHNSTON J., MONKHOUSE W., PIQUETTE K., TAIT J.,
WORTHINGTON M. (eds.)
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 189
• XXXVIII-558 p.
• 89 EURO
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This volume aims to enrich the study of ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian narrative (understood in
a broad sense to include ‘story-telling’ of many kinds), illustrating how research methods and perspectives developed within other disciplines may fruitfully be applied to ancient writings, and dialogue
encouraged between scholars working on widely different periods and geographical regions. The
twenty-one contributors employ methodologies from fields which include cultural history, narratology,
and linguistics. The discussions therefore revolve around topics where the investigation of language
(grammar and discourse analysis) intersects with the study of plot and story. Material is examined
which ranges in date from some of the earliest writings in Egyptian and Sumerian to Christian literatures of Late Antiquity, and beyond, while the languages represented embrace those of Mesopotamia
(Sumerian and Akkadian), Hebrew, Syriac, Aramaic and all stages of Egyptian, including Coptic.
INTERCULTURAL CONTACTS IN THE ANCIENT
MEDITERRANEAN
Proceedings of the International Conference at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo,
25th to 29th October 2008
DUISTERMAAT K., REGULSKI I. (eds.)
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 202
• XX-595 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2451-2
The conference Intercultural Contacts in the Ancient Mediterranean (ICAM) was organised in 2008
by the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo. While Mediterranean contacts in archaeology are a
popular topic in Europe, it was the first time this theme was addressed in Egypt. The conference
aimed to discuss theoretical and methodological issues related to the study of intercultural contacts in
archaeology on the one hand, and to present actual case-studies of such contacts on the other. In the
present volume, thirty-five contributions deal with intercultural contacts all over the Mediterranean
from the Levant to Spain and from Egypt to Greece, from prehistory up to the Hellenistic period.
They are presented in six sections: Theory and methodology, Identifying foreigners and immigrants,
Material evidence for contact, Maritime trade and sea ports, Influences in iconography, ideology and
religion, and Administration and economy.
SEMITIC LANGUAGES
Outline of a Comparative Grammar
LIPIN¬SKI E.
• 2000 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 80
• 754 p.
• 90 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-0815-4
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The first comparative grammar of the Semitic languages, by H. Zimmern, was published a hundred
years ago and the last original work of this kind was issued in Russian in 1972 by B.M. Grande. The
present grammar, designed to come out in the centenary of the completion of Zimmern’s work, fills
thus a gap. Besides, it is based on both classical and modern Semitic languages, it takes new material
of these last decades into account, and situates the Semitic languages in the wider context of AfroAsiatic. The introduction briefly presents the languages in question. The main parts of the work are
devoted to phonology, morphology, and syntax, with elaborate charts and diagrams. Then follows a
discussion of fundamental questions related to lexicographical analysis. The study is supplemented by
a glossary of linguistic terms used in Semitics, by a selective bibliography, by a general index, and by
an index of words and forms. The book is the result of twenty-five years of research and teaching in
comparative Semitic grammar.
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ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
STUDIES IN ARAMAIC INSCRIPTIONS AND
ONOMASTICS, VOL. III
Ma{lana
LIPINSKI E.
• 2010 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 200
• XX-308 p.
• 75 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2380-5
The description, location, chronology, and nature of the bilingual archive from Ma{lana, called
Ma{allanate by Assyriologists, is followed by the up-dated analysis of all the Aramaic texts and epigraphs, as well as of the proper names, occurring there or related to them. This material, so far scattered in a dozen of different publications, is now collected and reorganized in four chapters. All the
texts dealt with date to ca. 700-620 B.C., from the office tenure of Îaddiy, the palace prefect of
Queen Naqi’a/Zakutu, to the time of Sehr-nuri under the reign of Sin-sarra-iskun. These chapters are
followed by a palaeographic study of the inscriptions, presented with facsimiles, a detailed grammatical analysis, and a study of the legal contents of the deeds in light of parallel documents. There follow
indices of proper names, subjects treated, sources used, and modern authors. A list of illustrations
completes the volume.
THE SEMANTICS OF ANCIENT HEBREW COLOUR
LEXEMES
HARTLEY J.E.
• 2010 – Ancient Near Eastern
Studies Supplement Series 33
• XVIII-271 p.
• 82 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2311-9
Colours play a vital role in the daily lives of all peoples. Truly remarkable is the human ability to see
such a vast array of colours. Just as intriguing is the way languages develop lexemes to reference the
colours that the eye sees. In recent years there have been many investigations into the way that languages
add colour lexemes. This research has shown that languages, as a rule, follow similar definable steps in
the addition of basic colour lexemes. Additional insights have been gained through the study of colour
lexemes in ancient languages. This study makes a contribution to the field of the semantics of colour by
investigating ancient Hebrew colour lexemes as found in the Hebrew Scriptures, ancient inscriptions,
Ben Sira and Qumran. In part 1 there is a consideration of the physical phenomenon of colour and a
review of recent research on languages’ acquisition of colour terms. Part 2 presents the detailed analysis
of each Hebrew colour lexeme according to the format of the Semantics in Ancient Hebrew Database;
included is the position of each lexeme with its semantic field and the scholarly literature.
STUDIES IN THE SYNTAX OF TARGUM JONATHAN
TO SAMUEL
KUTY R.J.
• 2010 – Ancient Near Eastern
Studies Supplement Series 30
• XIV-285 p.
• 85 EURO
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The origin and early history of Targum Onqelos to the Pentateuch and Targum Jonathan to the
Prophets have long been the object of lively scholarly discussions. Linguistic arguments have played
an important role in the debate, but the grammatical treatment of the Aramaic of these texts has
focussed on phonological, orthographical, morphological and lexical matters, leaving syntactic aspects
mostly unconsidered.
Using the corpus of 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel as a basis, this book investigates five key topics in the
syntax of the Aramaic of Targum Jonathan: the use of the states of the noun (determination), the
morphosyntax of the numerals, the distribution of the genitive constructions, the verbal system, and
word order. It includes a detailed comparative discussion of these syntactic features with reference to
other types of Aramaic and attempts to show how the syntax of Targum Jonathan can shed light on
the classification of its language within Aramaic as a whole and therefore contribute to our knowledge
of its origin and early history.
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Reference works
A GREEK-ENGLISH LEXICON OF THE SEPTUAGINT
MURAOKA T.
* The entire Septuagint, including the apocrypha, is covered.
* For the books of Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, and Judges the so-called Antiochene edition is fully
covered in addition to the data as found in the standard edition by Rahlfs.
* Also fully covered are the two versions of Tobit, Esther, and Daniel.
* Based on the critically established Göttingen edition where it is available. If not, Rahlfs’s edition is used.
* For close to 60% of a total of 9,550 headwords all the passages occurring in the LXX are either
quoted or mentioned.
* A fully fledged lexicon, not a glossary merely listing translation equivalents in English.
* Senses defined.
* Important lexicographical data such as synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, distinction
between literal and figurative, combinations with prepositions, noun cases, syntagmatic information
such as what kind of direct or indirect objects a given verb takes, what kind of nouns a given adjective is used with, and much more information abundantly presented and illustrated with quotes,
mostly translated.
* High-frequency lexemes such as prepositions and conjunctions fully analysed.
* Data on contemporary Koine and Jewish Greek including the New Testament taken into account.
* Morphological information provided: various tenses of verbs, genitive forms of nouns etc.
* Substantive references to the current scientific literature.
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XL-757 p.
95 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2248-8
An indispensable tool for students of the Septuagint, the New Testament, Hellenistic Judaism, and
the Greek language.
A GREEK ≈ HEBREW/ARAMAIC TWO-WAY INDEX TO
THE SEPTUAGINT
MURAOKA T.
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XII-383 p.
60 EURO
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Part I of this two-way index for the Septuagint shows which Hebrew/Aramaic word or words corresponds
or correspond to a given Greek word in the Septuagint and how many times such an equation applies.
Part II enables scholars to see at a glance what Greek words were used by the Septuagint translators to
translate the Hebrew and Aramaic words occurring in the Old Testament. This is an entirely revised
version of the author’s Hebrew/Aramaic Index to the Septuagint Keyed to the Hatch-Redpath Concordance
now out of print. This replaced a Hebrew Index printed as an appendix to the Hatch-Redpath
Concordance, which only gave page references of the Concordance for each Hebrew/Aramaic word. In
order to find actual Greek words used to translate a given Hebrew/Aramaic word one had to leaf
through the concordance itself. This is not a mere reprint of the 1998 Index.
Both parts of this Index are based on an extensive, critical review of the data as presented in the HatchRedpath concordance. Moreover, it incorporates data totally left out of account by Hatch-Redpath
such as the apocryphal book of 1Esdras and includes Dead Sea biblical manuscripts, not only manuscripts of the canonical books, but also an apocryphal book such as the Aramaic fragments of Tobit.
Furthermore, the Index, just as the author’s Lexicon, took into account data found in the alternative
versions of books such as Daniel, Esther and Tobit, and the so-called Antiochene or Proto-Lucianic
version of the books such as Judges, Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles.
The Index would be a valuable instrument for not only Septuagint specialists, but also scholars
interested in Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic philology, the textual criticism of the Old Testament, and New
Testament scholars. This is an essential companion volume for users of Hatch-Redpath’s Concordance
and the author’s Septuagint Lexicon.
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ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
UGARITIC ECONOMIC TABLETS
Text, Translation and Notes
McGEOUGH K., SMITH M.S.
• 2011 – Ancient Near Eastern
Studies Supplement Series 32
• XXVI-625 p.
• 98 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2271-6
Ugaritic Economic Tablets: Text, Translation and Notes provides new translations of more than 800
Late Bronze Age economic texts written in the alphabetic script of the Syrian city of Ugarit. Each
translation is accompanied by transliteration as well as commentary, textual notes and up-to-date
bibliography. The texts are grouped according to findspot and indexed by both publication numbers
and excavation numbers allowing for easy reference. An extended introduction discusses some of the
grammatical and historical problems with interpreting these texts. Produced as a companion volume
to McGeough’s Exchange Relationships at Ugarit and edited by Mark S. Smith, this volume will be of
use to Ugaritic specialists, Near Eastern studies and Biblical scholars, historians of ancient economics,
and students new to Ugaritic studies or economic history/anthropology.
CERAMICS OF THE PHOENICIAN-PUNIC WORLD
Collected Essays
SAGONA C. (ed.)
Ancient ceramics play a significant role in monitoring change, adaption and interaction in ancient
cultures. This collection of essays concerns pottery from the homeland sites of Beirut and Tyre, and
Phoenician settlements in the west at Carthage, Utica, Lixus and Malta. The contributions reflect a
wide range of approaches to the study of ceramics, from the fundamental characteristics of the clay
from which vessels were built, the range of ware types in a given location, and the hybridity forged
through cultural contact between indigenous and foreign groups. Domestic needs as well as the supply
and demand of the market place were driving forces in ancient pottery production.
• 2011 – Ancient Near Eastern
Studies Supplement Series 36
• X-450 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2379-9
TELL AHMAR III. NEO-ASSYRIAN POTTERY FROM AREA C
JAMIESON A.
• 2011 – Ancient Near Eastern
Studies Supplement Series 35
• XVIII-385 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2364-5
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Tell Ahmar, ancient Til Barsib, on the east bank of the Euphrates River, close to the confluence of the
Sajur River, was ideally placed to function as a crossing point from upper Mesopotamia to northern
Syria. To a large extent the prominent and strategic location of Tell Ahmar determined the Assyrian
interest in the site and its apparent that Tell Ahmar reached its maximum size under the Assyrians.
This study presents the Neo-Assyrian pottery from the excavations in Area C at Tell Ahmar. At least
three buildings were identified in Area C. The distribution of the different pottery wares and types
reflects patterns associated with the different activity areas identified within the buildings in Area C.
The buildings in Area C were only occupied for a short duration and this limited period of use is
reflected in the ceramic evidence. The Area C pottery from Stratum 2 may be dated to the second half
of the seventh century BCE.
The Area C pottery from Tell Ahmar displays many correlations with other contemporary site assemblages. The Tell Ahmar pottery finds close parallels with similar wares and shapes in the Assyrian
heartland, especially at Nimrud. The value of the Neo-Assyrian pottery from Tell Ahmar is that it
offers an extensive ceramic corpus from three closely related residential buildings of an important
provincial centre located in the middle and upper Euphrates valley of the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
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INSIGHTS INTO HITTITE HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
GENZ H., MIELKE D.P. (eds.)
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XXII-340 p.
70 EURO
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Hitherto, research on the Hittites has been highly specialised and often separated by discipline: history, philology and archaeology (in which natural sciences are taking a more prominent role).
Unfortunately, no up-to date publication has been available to bring the work and evidence of these
different fields together, making it extremely difficult for the non-specialist to obtain a general overview of Hittite studies. This volume closes that gap by providing contributions on several key issues
in Hittite studies based on new developments and approaches from historical, philological and archaeological points of view. The subjects discussed include history, state and society, the written legacy,
the environment and economy, foreign contacts, cities, temples and sanctuaries, military and warfare,
pottery, and metals and metallurgy. The contributions are written by specialists actively engaged in
research in their respective fields. The time-frame of this volume extends from the period of the Old
Hittite kingdom in the 17th century BC to the end of the Hittite Empire in the early years of the
12th century BC. Detailed contributions, a research overview and a comprehensive index create a
useful introduction to the vast and complex field of Hittite studies.
HETHITICA XVI
Studia Anatolica in memoriam Erich Neu dicata
LEBRUN R., DE VOS J. (eds.)
• 2010 – Bibliothèque des Cahiers
de l’Institut de Linguistique de
Louvain (BCILL) 126
• VI-205 p.
• 32 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2338-6
Le présent volume se veut avant tout un hommage à la mémoire du regretté Professeur Erich Neu,
éminent hittitologue. Le lecteur découvrira au début de l’ouvrage l’évocation de l’œuvre scientifique
considérable d’Erich Neu, ainsi que l’importance de celle-ci. Cette rubrique est suivie de la présentation de la bibliographie complète de l’œuvre de ce grand savant.
Pas moins de dix-sept de ses Collègues, spécialistes de renommée internationale dans le domaine des
études concernant l’Anatolie antique, ont tenu à rendre hommage au savant, à l’humaniste disparu
trop tôt, par une contribution scientifique de haut niveau. L’unité du volume est constituée par la
philologie anatolienne antique comprise au sens le plus large. Ainsi, les domaines hittite (nésite),
louvite, palaïte et ourartéen sont concernés à travers des études soit purement linguistiques et lexicographiques, soit épigraphiques, ou encore par le biais d’une approche de problèmes directement liés
au fonctionnement de la société «hittite» tant au plan politico-institutionnel qu’au niveau culturel et
religieux. Les périodes concernées remontent non seulement à l’âge du Bronze, mais également au
début du premier millénaire avant notre ère (monde néo-louvite et monde ourartéen).
LES PRATIQUES DE STOCKAGE AU PROCHE-ORIENT
ANCIEN DU NATOUFIEN À LA PREMIÈRE MOITIÉ DU
TROISIÈME MILLÉNAIRE AVANT NOTRE ÈRE
VAN DER STEDE V.
• 2010 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 190
• X-608 p.
• 90 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2226-6
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Sur base d’un corpus rassemblant les données archéologiques d’une cinquantaine de sites, cet ouvrage
permet de mieux appréhender les pratiques de stockage des communautés villageoises du ProcheOrient depuis le Natoufien jusqu’à la première moitié du 3e millénaire av. J.-C. Différentes catégories
de dispositifs de stockage (greniers, entrepôts, silos construits et souterrains, pièces et casiers de stockage) ont pu être identifiées mettant ainsi en lumière les techniques de préservation et de conservation
mises en œuvre pour protéger les denrées entreposées. Une analyse du contexte dans lequel ces installations ont été utilisées a en outre permis de mieux comprendre comment ces communautés organisaient la gestion de leurs réserves.
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ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
BIAINILI-URARTU
The Proceedings of the Symposium Held in Munich 12-14 October 2007
Tagungsbericht des Münchner Symposiums 12.-14. Oktober 2007
KROLL S., GRUBER C., HELLWAG U., ROAF M., ZIMANSKY P. (eds.)
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VI-502 p. + VIII pl.
forthcoming
ISBN 978-90-429-2438-3
This overview of current research on the Iron-Age kingdom of Urartu offers studies by thirty scholars
who met at an international symposium at Munich University in October 2007. Biainili, as this polity was known to its inhabitants, dominated the mountainous region of what is now eastern Turkey,
north-western Iran, and southern Armenia from the ninth to the seventh centuries BC and is distinguished by its unique language and material culture. It was a rival to the Neo-Assyrian Empire, which
provides much of the evidence for its history as well as the name by which is best known, Urartu
(Biblical Ararat). An introductory chapter giving a general account of the history and culture of the
kingdom is followed by more focused contributions on numerous aspects of Urartian culture based
on textual records and archaeological sources both from Urartu itself and from neighbouring regions.
A TEMPLE OF THE SUN-GOD SHAMASH AND
OTHER OCCUPATIONAL REMAINS AT ED-DUR
HAERINCK E.
• 2011 – The University of Ghent
South-East Arabian Archaeological
Project: Excavations at Ed-Dur
(Umm Al-Qaiwain,
United Arab Emirates) 3
• VIII-34 p. + 137 pl.
• 80 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2398-0
Located on the coast of the Emirate of Umm al-Qaiwain (UAE), the site of ed-Dur is without doubt
the largest coastal settlement of the late 1st. c. B.C.-1st. c. A.D. between Qatar and the promontory
of Musandam. Excavations at ed-Dur by a team from Ghent University (Belgium) resulted in the
discovery of the only known temple in SE-Arabia for this period. This small single-roomed almost
square structure was preserved to a height of more than 2 meters, with outside walls decorated with
fine plasterwork of marginally drafted ashlar masonry. In the immediate vicinity of the sanctuary a
well and several freestanding structures related to the cult were excavated as well as a rectangular stone
basin on top of a stone socle. An Aramaic inscription on the basin mentions the name of Shamash,
indicating that the temple was built for the sun-god.
The publication presents the full excavation report as well as an analysis and interpretation of possible
rituals that took place in and around the temple. These rituals are equally reviewed against the very
limited information we have on pre-Islamic religion and practices in this region.
A PROMETHEAN LEGACY: LATE QUATERNARY
VEGETATION HISTORY OF SOUTHERN GEORGIA,
THE CAUCASUS
CONNOR S.E.
• 2011 – Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Supplement Series 34
• XII-419 p.
• 94 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2350-8
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In this work, the author presents an original analysis of palaeoecological and archaeological data from
Southern Georgia, demonstrating how past societies and environments interacted in this region of
high biodiversity and ancient culture. New pollen records, including the first fire histories for the
Caucasus region, are analysed using novel statistical techniques, providing insights into the region’s
climatic and vegetation history that challenge preconceived notions about the evolution of Georgia’s
diverse landscapes.
Readers with an interest in the region’s archaeology will find the synthesis of archaeological and
palaeoenvironmental data in the chapter on human impact to be of great value, whereas those
interested in Georgia’s biogeography will find in the text and appendix a wealth of information, much
of which has never before appeared in the English language. The text is thoroughly illustrated, including maps and descriptive notes on the present and past distribution of each of the major pollen types
and vegetation units.
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THE ARJAN TOMB
At the Crossroads of the Elamite and the Persian Empires
ÁLVAREZ-MON J.
This book is based on a study of the archaeological evidence deriving from the Arjan tomb, an undisturbed elite burial found in 1982 near the town of Behbahan in south-western Iran. The fact that this
burial can be confidently dated to ca. 600-550 BC presents an exceptional opportunity to reassess
former views regarding the survival of Elamite traditions and the emergence of the Persian Empire. It
is within this general framework that the fortuitous discovery of the Arjan tomb emerges as potentially
one of the major archaeological discoveries of recent times. The present study offers a comprehensive
analysis of the artistic and historical characteristics of the late Neo-Elamite period, and, by the same
token, provides a new foundation for the genesis of the art of the Achaemenid Persian Empire.
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XII-352 p. + 117 pl.
85 EURO
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LURISTAN EXCAVATION DOCUMENTS VOL. VIII:
EARLY BRONZE AGE GRAVEYARDS TO THE WEST OF
THE KABIR KUH (PUSHT-I KUH, LURISTAN)
HAERINCK E., OVERLAET B.
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VIII-241 p.
110 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2274-7
This volume is the final report on the 1965-1979 excavations by Ghent University and the Royal
Museums of Art and History, Brussels, in sub-region I, the most western part of Pusht-i Kuh in
Luristan (W-Iran), which is the closest to Mesopotamia. The volume is divided into two parts. The
first part discusses tombs at nine sites from the Early Bronze Age I to III period (early and middle
third millennium B.C.). Most of these were collective tombs; some of them were even re-used in later
periods. Two Sasanian interments with exceptional burial goods are also documented.
The second part of the book deals with tombs from the late third and the early second millennium
(Early Bronze Age IV), or the so called “Gutian”-tombs. These small individual tombs were documented at six sites. Usually they have three walls only, but occasional reuse of earlier tombs was
attested as well. Burial goods include plain and painted pottery, metal weapons and utensils, seals and
personal ornaments, some of it of Mesopotamian origin or at least related to it.
All the finds are illustrated in line drawings, with the tombs and most objects also in photographs.
Metal analyses of objects were performed and the results are included in the volume.
‘HAPPINESS FOR MANKIND’
Achaemenian Religion and the Imperial Project
LINCOLN B.
• 2011 – Acta Iranica 53
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2525-0
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The product of twenty years’ research, this is the first book to study the way religious concerns permeated Achaemenian culture, deeply influencing such varied things as categories of space, time, number, and causality; constructions of nature, humanity, and moral order; institutions of law, education,
and kingship; practices of diplomacy, tribute, irrigation and gardening (including the sumptuous royal
gardens designated as “paradises”). Particular attention is devoted to the role of cosmogonic myths,
dualistic ethics, demonological beliefs, the ideology of royal charisma, the sense of Persia as a sacred
center, and the conviction that Achaemenian rulers bore unique responsibility for restoring the world’s
lost perfection and realizing God’s plans for creation: a task to be accomplished by reuniting the
globe’s tragically fragmented peoples.
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IRANIAN STUDIES
CHRÉTIENS EN TERRE D’IRAN III: VITA E STUDI DI
TIMOTEO I, PATRIARCA CRISTIANO DI BAGHDAD
Ricerche sull’ epistolario e sulle fonti contigue
BERTI V.
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395 p.
60 EURO
ISBN 978-2-910640-27-9
The period coinciding with the education and with the first part of the patriarchate of Timothy I,
more or less corresponding with the second half of the 8th century, is one of the best observation
points for evaluating the cultural reorganisation of the ancient Oriental Christian communities after
the Muslim conquest, in particular in consequence of the establishment of the Abbasid Caliphate. The
case studied here refers in particular to the life of the Church of the East, or East-Syrian Church, a
vast network with a liturgical and literary tradition in aramaic language, spread along the Asian commercial routes. This study traces a pathway that starts with the school reform of Babai the Musician
in Northern Iraq at the beginning of the 8th century, going through the vicissitudes of the Church
during the Abbasid Revolution, the history of the School of Mar Abraham and Mar Gabriel, where
Timothy received his education, leading to an analysis of the structure of the teachings received, based
on the patriarch’s intellectual output, with the aim of identifying the characteristics of the cultural
policy he promoted within the Church: a decisive moment of the history of Christianity in the Middle
East and, more in general, in the history of Islamic-Christian relations.
TRÉSORS D’ORIENT
Mélanges offerts à Rika Gyselen
GIGNOUX P., JULLIEN C., JULLIEN F. (eds.)
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410 p.
60 EURO
ISBN 978-2-910640-28-6
Michael Alram, «A new drachm of Ardashir I»; Maryse Blet-Lemarquand, «Premières frappes locales
de l’Inde du Nord-Ouest: l’apport des analyses élémentaires»; Osmund Bopearachchi, «Premières
frappes locales de l’Inde du Nord-Ouest: nouvelles données»; Pierfrancesco Callieri, «Bishapur: the
palace and the town»; Nina Garsoïan, «La politique arménienne des Sassanides»; Philippe Gignoux,
«Les documents économiques de Xwaren»; Frantz Grenet, «Le rituel funéraire zoroastrien du sedra
dans l’imagerie sogdienne»; Florence Hellot-Bellier, «Amédée Querry, Arthur de Gobineau et la Perse
(1855-1872)»; Philip Huyse, «Die königliche Erbfolge bei den Sassaniden»; Florence Jullien, «La
chronique du Huzistan. Une page d’histoire sassanide»; Christelle Jullien, «“Quelques événements
tirés d’ecclesiastike et de cosmostike”»; Gilbert Lazard, «Hâfez d’humeur allègre. Trois ghazals traduits pour Rika»; Judith A. Lerner / Ahmad Saeedi / Nicholas Sims-Williams, «The Bactrian Sealings
in the A. Saeedi Collection (London)»; and other contributions.
RABBO L{OLMYN «MAÎTRE POUR L’ÉTERNITÉ»
Florilège offert à Philippe Gignoux pour son 80e anniversaire
GYSELEN R., JULLIEN C. (eds.)
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303 p.
60 EURO
ISBN 978-2-910640-29-3
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Gilbert Lazard, «Un salut amical à Philippe Gignoux»; Gherardo Gnoli, «Un demi siècle»; Guitty
Azarpay, «Imagery of the Sogdian den»; Sebastian Brock, «The contributions of Philippe Gignoux to
Syriac studies»; Carlo G. Cereti, «Some aspects of Philippe Gignoux’s contribution to Zoroastrian
studies»; Frantz Grenet, «Quelques nouvelles notes sur Kerdir et “sa” vision»; Rika Gyselen, «Sceaux,
monnaies et argenterie dans l’œuvre de Philippe Gignoux»; Philip Huyse, «L’épigraphie moyen-perse
et l’histoire sassanide dans l’œuvre de Philippe Gignoux»; Christelle Jullien, «Chrétiens d’Iran. Entre
hagiographie et histoire»; Florence Jullien, «La Passion syriaque de Mar ‘Abda. Quelques relations
entre chrétiens et mazdéens»; Antonio Panaino, «Apocalittica, Escatologia e Sciamanismo nell’opera
iranologica di Ph. Gignoux»; Rüdiger Schmitt, «Philippe Gignoux’ Beitrag zur iranischen
Anthroponomastik»; Michel Tardieu, «Les métaphores du temps»; Dieter Weber, «Philippe Gignoux’
Beitrag zur Interpretation der Dokumente des “Pahlavi Archive” in Berkeley, CA».
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SOURCES FOR THE HISTORY OF SASANIAN AND
POST-SASANIAN IRAN
GYSELEN R. (ed.)
Philippe Gignoux, «La collection de textes attribuables à Daden-vindad dans l’Archive pehlevie de
Berkeley», Rika Gyselen, «Un trésor monétaire sassanide du VIe siècle», Dominique Hollard, «Julien
et Mithra sur le relief de Taq-e-Bostan», Christelle Jullien, «Recherches de géographie historique sur
le Livre de la Chasteté (suite)», Malek Iradj Mochiri, «Monnaies dites de ‘Khusraw IV’», Parvaneh
Pourshariati, «The Akhbar al-Tiwal of Abu Hanifa Dinawari: a Shu’ubi Treatise on Late Antique
Iran», Nikolaus Schindel, «Eine Partie von Drachmen des Sasanidenkönigs Yazdgerd I. (399-420)»,
Ursula Weber, «Zu den Feldbildnessen des Königs Narseh».
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329 p.
75 EURO
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PORTUGAL, THE PERSIAN GULF AND SAFAVID PERSIA
MATTHEE R., FLORES J. (eds.)
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XII-287 p.
forthcoming
ISBN 978-90-429-2448-2
The Portuguese were the first Europeans to play a major commercial, military and diplomatic role in
the Persian Gulf basin. They first appeared before Hormuz in 1507, established a toll house on the
island in 1515, and remained active in the wider region for the next two centuries. This book commemorates the quincentennial of their arrival in the Persian Gulf. Its contributors offer an array of
fresh research on their activities on Hormuz and beyond, examining these from a variety of angles,
with special attention to the wider context involving the adjacent Safavid, Ottoman and Mughal
states. The essays presented here explore the commercial and military activities of the Portuguese, their
rivalry with the Ottoman state for naval control in the Gulf, and their interaction with Safavid Persia
by way of missionary ventures, diplomacy and travel, but also represent new and exciting research on
the historiographical record of their presence in the form of cartography and the discourse about
Persia it generated in Portugal.
LURISTANI PICTORIAL TOMBSTONES
Studies in Nomadic Cemeteries from Northern Luristan, Iran
DEMANT MORTENSEN I.
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X-232 p.
90 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2141-2
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From the late 18th to the early 20th century northern Luristan was dominated by feuding tribal leaders, more or less independent of the Qadjar State. The religious concepts of the illiterate Luristani
nomads of this period are reflected in the iconography of the pictorial tombstones. Inge Demant
Mortensen’s book on the Luristani Pictorial Tombstones is primarily based on her studies of the
nomadic cemeteries during her fieldwork in Luristan in the 1970s. Her focus is on the testimony of
the pictorial tombstones and the religious messages and connotations they reveal. As a background for
the interpretation of these messages she makes an attempt to establish the historical, social, and religious context of the cemeteries, and to identify the tribal identity of the nomads residing or moving
from winter to summer pastures within the plains and valleys of northern Luristan, where the pictorial
stelae and obelisks occur.
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BATHING CULTURE OF ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS:
ARCHITECTURE, HISTORY, AND IMAGINATION
ERGIN N. (ed.)
• 2011 – Ancient Near Eastern
Studies Supplement Series 37
• VIII-333 p.
• 84 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2439-0
Because of their architectural value and function as places of hygiene, relaxation and interaction, bathhouses have always played a prominent role for civilizations in Anatolia and its neighboring regions.
As architectural spaces and important cultural institutions, baths have been continously shaped by
social and historical change on many levels and thus constitute a rewarding subject of study for archaeologists and historians in many different sub-fields of the discipline. The outcome of a symposium
organized by Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul, the essays in this
volume examine the evolution of the building type and its cultural context, Seljuk hamams, Ottoman
hamams in the capital as well as the provinces of the empire, Safavid and Mughal baths from a comparative perspective, the Turkish bath in the West, and hamams in the painter’s imagination.
«UN GRAND PROGRÈS - SUR LE PAPIER».
HISTOIRE PROVINCIALE DES RÉFORMES
OTTOMANES À CHYPRE AU XIXe SIÈCLE
AYMES M.
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XX-423 p.
65 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2002-6
À partir d’archives conservées à Istanboul, Londres, Nicosie ou Paris, la recherche entreprise ici a pour
enjeu de s’interroger sur ce que la perspective d’une «province» – Chypre, en l’occurence – apporte à
l’histoire des réformes (ou «Tanzimat») appliquées ou tentées dans l’Empire ottoman au XIXe siècle.
Il apparaît qu’il importe de déchiffrer les réformes «à la lettre», en étudiant les formules et formalités
qui marquent leur empreinte sur le papier. Pour autant, l’instauration de modèles administratifs standardisés n’exclut cependant pas la reconduction d’une singularité provinciale: il faut aussi faire la part
du dépaysement, des improvisations dont sont affectées les archives des réformes en province. S’ensuit
une approche qui se démarque des récits composés à l’échelle des grands empires: ce que nous pourrions appeler une histoire provinciale du monde ottoman.
«L’IVRESSE DE LA LIBERTÉ»
La révolution de 1908 dans l’Empire ottoman
GEORGEON F. (ed.)
En juillet 1908, les officiers de l’armée de Macédoine entrent en dissidence et contraignent sous la
menace le sultan d’Istanbul à rétablir la constitution ottomane, suspendue depuis trente ans, et à
réunir le parlement: la révolution jeune turque est en marche. Accueillie avec enthousiasme, dans
l’«ivresse de la liberté», elle a marqué profondément l’histoire des Balkans, du Proche et du MoyenOrient au XXe siècle. Il était temps de revisiter cette «révolution oubliée». Partant d’abord en quête
des origines de la révolution, le présent ouvrage étudie la mise en place du nouveau régime au niveau
du gouvernement, de l’administration et des communautés. Puis, il nous emmène dans les provinces
de l’empire, parties prenantes elles aussi de la révolution, avant d’analyser 1908 comme un événement
«global», en interaction et en résonance avec son environnement géographique et le reste du monde.
• 2011 – Collection Turcica 17
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2495-6
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EGYPT AND SYRIA IN THE FATIMID, AYYUBID AND
MAMLUK ERAS VI
Proceedings of the 14th and 15th International Colloquium Organized at the Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven in May 2005 and May 2006
VERMEULEN U., D’HULSTER K. (eds.)
• 2010 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 183
• XIV-394 p.
• 80 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2146-7
The sixth volume of proceedings of the International Colloquia on the History of Egypt and Syria in
the Fatimid, Ayyubid and Mamluk Eras covers the 14th and 15th gathering, organized at Leuven
University in 2005 and 2006. True to tradition, the 24 articles deal with a wide variety of scholarly
subjects, all revolving around the central theme of Syro-Egypt’s high and late medieval history. Topics
dealt with include archaeology, architecture, codicology, economic, political, and religious history,
as well as belles-lettres. With contributions by F. Bauden, M. Brett, P.-V. Claverie, N. Coureas,
J. den Heijer, K. D’hulster, J. Drory, M. Frenkel, Y. Frenkel, H. Hanisch, S. Laor-Sirak, A. Petersen,
M. Piana, L. Richter-Bernburg, G. Schallenbergh, U. Vermeulen, J.J. Yeshaya and Th. M. Wijntjes.
MAMLUK ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS FROM
ST CATHERINE’S MONASTERY
RICHARDS D.S.
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Orientales. Mémoires 5
• 148 p. + XLVI pl.
• 38 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2333-1
The library of St Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai holds a remarkable series of documents issued over
several centuries by the authorities of Fatimid, Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman Egypt to guarantee
the protection of the monks. The decrees issued at the highest level, for example by the Mamluk
sultans, have been studied. This present study concentrates on eighteen documents of the Mamluk
period, not before edited, which were issued by officials of lower rank. After an introduction, which
briefly presents the monastery, its archive and general comments on the diplomatic of the documents,
the text of each is established and translated into English with a commentary. The form and style of
the documents are compared to those of relevant examples found in the scribal handbooks, including
an unpublished work by the son of al-Qalqashandi. These documents not only reinforce the general
aims of the sultanian decrees but also deal with some specific issues, the security of the monks and
their ability to carry on commercial activity, and demonstrate a secondary level of administration that
gave effect to orders from the centre. The original texts are fully reproduced.
L’AFRIQUE DANS LE UNS AL-MUHAG WA-RAWΔ
AL-FURAG D’AL-IDRISI
Édition, traduction et commentaire
DUCÈNE J.-C.
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LVI-253 p.
44 EURO
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Cette édition partielle du Uns al-muhag wa-raw∂ al-furag d’al-Idrisi éclaire à la fois l’œuvre du géographe arabe de Sicile et le réseau routier de l’Afrique depuis le Bilad al-Sudan jusqu’à la Méditerranée,
à la fin du XIIe siècle. En effet, si dans cet ouvrage al-Idrisi suit les mêmes principes organisationnels
que dans le Nuzhat al-mustaq – à savoir une carte, un chapitre –, il ne fait pas un résumé du Nuzhat
mais en extrait les itinéraires qu’il complète avec de nouvelles informations. Des toponymes et des
itinéraires inconnus jusqu’alors ou attestés plus tardivement apparaissent ainsi en Afrique de l’Ouest,
au Sahara central et en Afrique de l’Est. La carte montre aussi la première représentation du lac Tchad.
La connaissance du Maghreb et de l’Égypte de l’auteur s’enrichit également de nouvelles localités et
voies de communication par rapport à son premier ouvrage. Al-Idrisi nous donne finalement ici un
guide routier peu descriptif mais remis à jour.
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MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
‘ABBASID STUDIES II
Occasional Papers of the School of ‘Abbasid Studies, Leuven, 28 June - 1 July 2004
NAWAS J. (ed.)
The School of ‘Abbasid Studies, originally founded as a co-operative venture by scholars at the
Universities of St. Andrews and Glasgow in Scotland during the 1980s, is a joint enterprise involving
the Universities of St. Andrews, Cambridge and Leuven. It aims to promote, foster and cultivate the
academic study of the ‘Abbasid dynasty. This book contains the papers delivered by a distinguished
array of leading scholars at a meeting of the School of ‘Abbasid Studies at the Catholic University of
Leuven from 28 June until 1 July 2004. It provides a fully contemporary insight into the cutting edge
of ‘Abbasid Studies.
• 2010 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 177
• VI-381 p.
• 75 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2081-1
CENTRE AND PERIPHERY WITHIN THE BORDERS OF
ISLAM
Proceedings of the 23rd Congress of L’Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants
CONTU G. (ed.)
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 207
• XII-337 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2496-3
This Volume contains the Proceedings of the 23rd Congress of L’Union Européenne des Arabisants
et Islamisants held in Sassari from Thursday 28th of September to Sunday 1st October 2006. The
26 articles contained in the Volume written by specialists from all over Europe deal with the following
subjects: Islam, with contributions by scholars such as Roswitha Badry, Dimitry Frolov, Wilfred
Madelung and Giuseppe Scatolin; History, Society and Archaeology, with papers by among others,
Giuseppe Contu, Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, Paulina Lewicka and Bernadette Martel-Thoumian;
Literature, with papers by, inter alios, Ewa Machut-Mendecka, Barbara Michalak-Pikulska, Arie
Schippers, and Krystyna Skarzynska-Bochenska; and Arabic Language and Linguistics, with articles by
Lale Behzadi, Michael G. Carter, and Ali Kalati. The Central Theme focuses on how the characteristics
of Islam and Arabism are to be found in the periphery of the Arabic and Islamic world in relation to
its Center and the interchanges implied by the geographic distance between center and periphery.
SOURCES AND APPROACHES ACROSS NEAR EASTERN
DISCIPLINES
Proceedings of the 24th Congress of L’Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants
KLEMM V., AL-SHA’AR, N (eds.)
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 215
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2558-8
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This volume collects papers from the 24th Congress of the Union Européenne des Arabisants et
Islamisants (UEAI) in 2008 at the University of Leipzig. Original research and new approaches illustrate its theme of Sources and Approaches across Near Eastern Disciplines. The studies span Muslim
culture, civilizations, and intellectual thought in the medieval and modern periods. The contributions
demonstrate the benefits of following methodological and interdisciplinary approaches that draw upon
literary criticism, sociology and anthropology in the field of Qur’anic studies, religion, philosophy and
mysticism; state and society; literature and rhetoric; philology and linguistics; mathematics and
astronomy; art and epigraphy; and Islamic sciences and economic history. The volume also highlights
the commonalities and overlaps that exist between these different branches and fosters cooperative
study across a wide cultural, historical, and sociological milieu. Rather than following an isolated
approach to their areas of study, academics in different fields of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
benefited from one another’s methodologies, and collectively built a wide body of knowledge.
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KITAB AL-MA{ARIF BY ABU SA{ID MAYMUN B. QASIM
AL-™ABARANI
Critical Edition with an Introduction
BAR-ASHER M., KOFSKY A.
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 209
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2510-6
The NuÒayri-{Alawi faith is an excellent example of a syncretistic esoteric religion with self-conscious
elite who zealously guarded its sectarian literature. The faith fuses elements of cults and creeds of
ancient pagan religions, Persian religion, Christianity, Gnosticism, Sunni and especially Shi{i Islam,
in a syncretistic system that is clothed in heterodox Shi{i garb. This book presents a critical edition
and study of Kitab al-Ma{arif (Book of Knowledge), authored by the early 11th century sage Abu
Sa{id Maymun b. Qasim al-™abarani. This seminal work is a compendium of NuÒayri theology and
liturgy, forming part of al-™abarani’s larger project to systematize the beliefs and practices of the
developing religion and to consolidate its self-definition through a corpus of religious paideia. As such,
this work, together with al-™abarani’s other writings, played a crucial role in transforming the meaning and practice of Islam by shaping the new religion’s identity as the true Shi{a.
FICTIONALIZING THE PAST:
HISTORICAL CHARACTERS IN ARABIC POPULAR EPIC
Workshop held at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 28th-29th of November
2007 in Honor of Remke Kruk
DORPMÜLLER S. (ed.)
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 206
• XVI-141 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2491-8
The present collection of articles deals with the relation between the Arabic popular epic and ‘official’
historiography. The Arabic popular epic can be considered as popular history since it represents a way
in which a large, but mainly illiterate audience perceives, conceptualizes and commemorates history.
Using methods based in literary criticism, modern research has come up with new and refreshing
approaches to study the historicity of the heroic literature. The contributors to this volume are all
experts in the field of the Arabic popular epic. They examine which narrative structures popular epics
share with historiography and how historical characters and events are fictionalized in order to create
the story. Each contribution deals with a different epic, including Sirat ‘Antar, Sayf ibn Dhi Yazan,
al-Iskandar, al-Amira Dhat al-Himma, al-Zahir Baybars, Bani Hilal, Sirat al-Hakim bi-Amrillah and
epics in the Thousand and One Nights.
ALEXANDER MAGNUS ARABICUS
A Survey of the Alexander Tradition through Seven Centuries: from Pseudo-Callisthenes
to Suri
DOUFIKAR-AERTS F.
• 2010 – Mediaevalia Groningana
New Series 13
• XXVI-416 p.
• 65 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2183-2
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The life and exploits of the Macedonian King Alexander the Great were recorded and passed down
in the legendary biography, known as the Alexander Romance of Pseudo-Callisthenes. During the
Middle Ages the Romance was translated and elaborated in numerous versions and vernaculars. In this
study the focus is on the Arabic tradition. One of the major results is the discovery of manuscripts of
the long sought for Arabic translation of Pseudo-Callisthenes’ Alexander Romance. By this find the
author proved the survival of this text, reconstructed its stemma and investigated its character and
provenance. A classification of the texts, a detailed analysis and many translated episodes offer the
reader a coherent view on this literature, that shows Alexander one time as a pre-Islamic world conqueror, another as a seeker of Wisdom and even as a religious messenger. Finally, there is a summary
of an Arabic folk epic, Sirat al-Iskandar, which demonstrates the complete incorporation of Alexander
as the protagonist of a specimen of Arab popular lore.
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MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
COVERING THE MOON
An Introduction to Middle Eastern Face Veils
VOGELSANG-EASTWOOD G., VOGELSANG W.
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X-247 p.
78 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-1990-7
The subject of veiling and face veil is nowadays one of the most controversial topics in the media and
the public domain. Most people, and especially politicians and journalists, in both Muslim and nonMuslim societies, seem to have a strong opinion about it. Many books and articles have been written
about the question as to why women wear a face veil and whether or not it represents a form of
oppression. In contrast, there is very little information about the face veils themselves, the various
types and the regional variations. This book describes and illustrates the history of face veils, from its
pre-Islamic origins to the present day. It tells about the many regional variations, from Morocco in
the far west to Central Asia in the northeast. It emphasises the role of face veils as a form of dress and
identity, rather than a garment that conceals an individual’s persona.
IDENTITY AND CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM INTERACTION
Medieval Art of the Syrian Orthodox from the Mosul Area
SNELDERS B.
• 2010 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 198
• XII-591 p.
• 85 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2386-7
As elsewhere in the Middle East, the Mosul area witnessed a flourishing of Christian art during the
thirteenth century. Discussing both art-historical and written sources, this book examines the role of
art in expressing the identity of Mosul’s Syrian Orthodox community, and explores the relationship
between Christian and Islamic art. Christian-Muslim relations in the Middle East during the medieval
period have often been seen in terms of conflict and violent opposition, a presumed dichotomy which
focuses almost exclusively on theological differences and fails to take account of the social complexities
of daily life. The present study challenges these simplistic views of division along religious lines, seeing
the boundaries between the Christian and Muslim communities as areas of intermingling rather than
separation. A detailed comparative analysis between Christian and Islamic art provides a far more
nuanced picture of extensive cultural interaction, in which the Christians were fully integrated into
their environment while still retaining their own exclusive religious and communal identity.
LE JOURNAL D’ANTOINE GALLAND (1646-1715):
LA PÉRIODE PARISIENNE. VOL. I: 1708-1709
BAUDEN F., WALLER R., ASOLATI M., CHRAÏBI A., FAMERIÉ E. (eds.)
• 2011 – Association pour la Promotion
de l’Histoire et de l’Archéologie
Orientales. Mémoires 6
• 588 p.
• 65 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2335-5
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Si Antoine Galland (1646-1715) doit d’être passé à la postérité à sa “traduction” des Mille et une nuits,
il n’en était pas moins avant tout un savant versé tant en numismatique qu’en orientalisme. Pour soutenir sa mémoire, il prit note, des événements du jour qui le concernaient de près ou de loin. Ce
journal, dont seuls quelques volumes nous sont parvenus, concerne deux périodes: les années 16721673, époque où il se trouvait à Constantinople, et les années 1708-1715, années qui correspondent à
la fin de sa vie, lorsqu’il vivait à Paris. Cette dernière période est indubitablement une des plus riches
sur le plan professionnel puisqu’elle voit A. Galland accéder la chaire de langue arabe au Collège royal
(1709). Le journal de ces années constitue donc une source de première importance tant pour retracer
les dernières années de la vie de ce savant digne représentant de la République des Lettres, qui nous fait
part consciencieusement du contenu des séances bi-hebdomadaires de la vénérable Académie royale des
inscriptions, que pour reconstruire son réseau de correspondants, d’amis, de collègues dans ce Siècle
des Lumières qui est en train de se dessiner.
Le projet qui vise à publier de manière critique l’intégralité du Journal d’A. Galland se concrétise avec
la parution de cette première livraison qui contient les deux premières années de la période parisienne
(1708-1709). L’édition d’un texte aussi dense en informations ne pouvait qu’être accompagnée d’une
riche annotation due à des spécialistes de chaque domaine concerné (littérature du XVIIIe s., Académie
des inscriptions et belles-lettres, orientalisme, Mille et une nuits, antiquité classique, numismatique).
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ENCYCLOPEDIC TRENDS IN BYZANTIUM?
Proceedings of the International Conference held in Leuven, 6-8 May 2009
VAN DEUN P., MACÉ C. (eds.)
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 212
• XX-446 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2557-1
In May 2009 the Leuven Institute of Early Christian and Byzantine Studies organized an international
congress, with the title: Encyclopedic Trends in Byzantium? Some 40 scholars discussed the concept
of Byzantine “encyclopedism”, a notion coined definitively in 1971 by the French scholar Paul
Lemerle as a characterization of Byzantine culture for the period 800-1000: the emphasis was not on
creativity, but on collecting and copying; until very recent times the term “encyclopedism” has been
repeated rather rashly in all kind of publications. Many problems have been dealt with during our
congress: e.g. what are the definition and characteristics of Byzantine “encyclopedism”? Does the
Byzantine understanding of this notion differ from ours? Has this really been the main feature of the
period studied by Lemerle? Do these compilations mirror the broader cultural atmosphere in
Byzantium? Which are the strategies (theological, literary, political) playing a part in the Byzantine art
of compiling? The proceedings, containing more than 20 articles, pave the way for a prudent assessment of the so-called Byzantine “encyclopedism”.
BYZANTINE HOLY IMAGES — TRANSCENDENCE AND
IMMANENCE
The Theological Background of the Iconography and Aesthetics of the Chora Church
KARAHAN A.
• 2010 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 176
• X-355 p.
• 75 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2080-4
Patristic thinking is the bedrock of the uniformity of Byzantine culture, legitimization of image use
in the Eastern Church, as well as Byzantine aesthetics, Karahan argues. The synergy in Late Byzantine
holy images of “meta-images” for God’s inexplicability, and elaborated dramatized narration for God’s
immanence epitomize orthodox tradition in general, and in particular fourth-century Cappadocian
modes and models of thought on Christology, trinitarian theology and the Theotokos. The incomprehensible, uncircumscribed invisible Trinity, and the comprehensible God-man born of the
Theotokos, circumscribed in flesh but not in divinity is a one-God reality of transcendent ontology
and actions in the world of the two-natured image of God, Christ. Explanations in words or in images
cannot ignore these orthodox axioms without turning into false images or heretic idols. This book
explores why and how the idiosyncratic use of color, form, kinetics, light, and brilliance in Late
Byzantine aesthetics concur with the tradition of the Fathers. How narration in image as well as literature is orthodoxos, ‘of right belief, orthodox’.
BIBEL, BYZANZ UND CHRISTLICHER ORIENT
Festschrift für Stephen Gerö zum 65. Geburtstag
BUMAZHNOV D., GRYPEOU E., SAILORS T.B., TOEPEL A. (eds.)
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 187
• XVIII-680 p.
• 96 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2177-1
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Bibel, Byzanz und Christlicher Orient ist eine Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Prof. Dr. Stephen
Gerö, emiritierter Inhaber der Professur für das Fach “Sprachen und Kulturen des Christlichen
Orients” an der Universität Tübingen. Die Festschrift vereinigt 36 wissenschaftliche Beiträge von
Kollegen und Schülern des Jubilars, die unter den Themenkomplexen “Frühes Christentum”,
“Ägypten und Nubien”, “Syrisches Christentum”, “Armenien, Georgien und Zentralasien”, “Byzanz”
und “Arabische Welt” zusammengefasst werden. Die Spannweite der Themen reicht von der Soziologie
des Neuen Testaments bis zur Stadtentwicklung Aleppos im 19. Jahrhundert und spiegelt damit das
reiche Interessenspektrum des Gefeierten. Den thematischen Schwerpunkt der Beiträge bildet jedoch
die Kirchen- und Christentumsgeschichte des Nahen Ostens unter Einschluß der angrenzenden
Gebiete in Byzanz, Nubien und Zentralasien. Dem wissenschaftlichen Teil beigegeben ist eine vollständige Bibliographie von Stephen Gerö, sowie ein Vorwort der Herausgeber mit einer biographischen Skizze seines persönlichen und wissenschaftlichen Lebensweges.
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BYZANTINE AND ARMENIAN STUDIES
CATALOGUE OF THE ADDITIONAL ARMENIAN MANUSCRIPTS IN THE CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY, DUBLIN
STONE M.E., STONE N.
• 2011 – Hebrew University
Armenian Studies 12
• XII-224 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2232-7
The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin has a world-famous collection of oriental manuscripts assembled by the late Sir Alfred Chester Beatty during the last century. A catalogue of the Armenian
manuscripts was prepared by the eminent historian of Armenian art, Sirarpie Der Nersessian, in the
1950’s. The present catalogue presents some manuscripts which Dr. Der Nersessian did not catalogue
and those which entered the collection after her catalogue was completed. It was prepared by Michael
Stone, Professor of Armenian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Nira Stone, lecturer
in Armenian Art at the same university. It deals in considerable detail with each manuscript, its
codicology, its structure and its text (M.E. Stone) and a study of its illuminations (Nira Stone). The
book contains onomastic and iconographical indexes. It completes the publication of the Armenian
manuscripts of the Chester Beatty Library and will eventually be followed by a further volume dedicated to other Armenian holdings, notably old printed books and metal bindings.
AN EDITIO MINOR OF THE ARMENIAN VERSION OF
THE TESTAMENTS OF THE TWELVE PATRIARCHS
STONE M.E., HILLEL V.
• 2011 – Hebrew University
Armenian Studies 11
• VIII-324 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2224-2
The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs is a much-debated apocryphal work, but it is usually considered to be a Christian work of the second century CE, including many, ancient Jewish traditions. It
is of considerable significance for the history of Judaism and Christianity. The Armenian version,
associated with the Armenian Bible translation, has long been considered to be a very faithful rendering of an early Greek text. The present work is a critical editio minor of this version, based on 11
selected manuscripts of a total of over 70. It is provided with an English translation, a commentary
and extensive indexes, of importance alike to Armenian textual studies and translation practice. This
completes the series of critical editions of the apocryphal works most closely associated with the biblical corpus in Armenian (4 Ezra – Stone, UPATS and Joseph and Aseneth – Burchard, HUAS). These
are some of the best editions of any Armenian biblical associated texts.
GRECISMS IN ANCIENT ARMENIAN
MURADYAN G.
This book is a systematic presentation of the linguistic features in all the published Ancient Armenian
texts, mainly belonging to the so-called Hellenizing School of translations (late fifth – early eighth
century), which are explained by Greek influence. These features include various types of lexical,
morphological and syntactical Grecisms. Many of them are also characteristic of “pre-Hellenizing”
translations; a few examples of some of them are found in the early classical translations from Greek.
In all cases the corresponding passages of the Greek originals (if extant) are cited. Most of the sections
concluded with examples of the classical translation practice of the corresponding linguistic features
without any Greek influence. In an appendix, various features of Latinizing Armenian (seventeenth
century) are traced back to Hellenizing Armenian.
• 2011 – Hebrew University
Armenian Studies 13
• IV-280 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2346-1
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GRAECO-ROMAN ANTIQUITY
A COMPANION TO LINEAR B
Mycenean Greek Texts and their World
Volume 1 and 2
DUHOUX Y., MORPURGO DAVIES A. (eds.)
Linear B is the earliest form of writing used for Greek; it is a syllabic script which belongs to the
second half of the second millennium BC and precedes the earliest alphabetic texts by at least four
hundred years.
The tablets written in this script offer crucial information about the economy, administration, religion, institutions, etc. of the Mycenaean period. But who wrote these texts? What types of texts were
they? How can we read them, understand them and interpret them? What do they teach us about the
history, economy, religion, society, geography, technology, and language of the Mycenaean period?
This Companion aims at answering these and other questions in a series of chapters written by internationally recognised specialists in the subject, who not only summarise the results of current research
but also try to explain the problems which arise from the study of the texts and the methods which
can be used to solve them.
No Mycenologist can currently cover with authority all the field and the Companion is aimed both at
the beginner who needs an introduction to the whole area and to advanced scholars (archaeologists,
historians, classicists) who require an up-to-date account which can serve as a standard reference tool.
Reactions to the first volume:
Volume 1
• 2008 – Bibliothèque des Cahiers de
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• XII-448 p.
• 55 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-1848-1
“All Aegenists need to have this book.” (John G. Younger, American Journal of Archaeology)
“Un excellent instrument, à tous les niveaux.” (Francisco Aura Jorro, L’Antiquité Classique)
“We are awash with companions of varying composition and quality. Arguably, many are superfluous;
this one is not... The companion under review seeks to make Linear B more accessible to students and
interested scholars. It is far more complete, authoritative and up-to-date than any.” (Dimitri Nakassis,
The Classical Review)
“The best reference work for the content of the Linear B texts, their language, their value, and the
historical contexts that produced them; very useful for students.” (Angelos Chaniotis, Ancient Crete:
Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide)
Volume 2
• 2011 – Bibliothèque des Cahiers de
l’Institut de Linguistique de Louvain
(BCILL) 127
• VIII-298 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2403-1
LES NOMS DU STYLE DANS L’ANTIQUITÉ GRÉCO-LATINE
CHIRON P., LÉVY C. (eds.)
Le présent volume a pour objet le champ lexical des dénominations et des qualifications du style dans
l’Antiquité gréco-latine. On y trouve étudiés un grand nombre de termes grecs ou latins, ainsi que des
métaphores empruntées au vocabulaire du corps, des ornements socialement marqués, des références aux
arts plastiques. Ce champ lexical, travaillé par les rhéteurs, en particulier pour formuler des préceptes et
pour accompagner les évolutions de leur technique, fut pensé par les philosophes du langage et de la
représentation et enrichi par la critique d’art. Il forme un ensemble complexe et signifiant, capable de
fournir un objet particulièrement stimulant à une recherche collective menée dans l’esprit d’interdisciplinarité auquel sont attachés les éditeurs de ce volume, qui ont évité soigneusement les découpages
disciplinaires modernes, si arbitraires en général et plus encore quand il s’agit de l’Antiquité.
• 2010 – Bibliothèque d’Études
Classiques 57
• VI-456 p.
• 60 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2049-1
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GRAECO-ROMAN ANTIQUITY
PERCEPTIONS OF THE PAST IN THE TURKISH
REPUBLIC: CLASSICAL AND BYZANTINE PERIODS
REDFORD S., ERGIN N. (eds.)
The land of Turkey has not only yielded archaeological finds essential to the formation of the field of
archaeology; these finds also played a crucial role in the making of a national narrative in the transition from the late Ottoman Empire to the present-day Republic. The outcome of a symposium
organized by the Koç University’s Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul, the essays
in this volume critically engage with the constitution of Classical and Byzantine archaeology in
Turkey, addressing such issues as the historical context of the production of knowledge, the roles of
individuals and institutions in shaping scholarship, and the current and future state of the field.
• 2010 – Ancient Near Eastern
Studies Supplement Series 31
• X-236 p.
• 79 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2264-8
THE BLACK SEA, GREECE, ANATOLIA AND EUROPE IN
THE FIRST MILLENNIUM BC
TSETSKHLADZE G.R. (ed.)
The volume celebrates the 75th birthday of Prof. Jan Bouzek, one of the leading specialists in
Mediterranean, Black Sea, Anatolian and European archaeology. The chapters, written by leading
specialists who are friends and colleagues of the dedicatee, address many of Prof. Bouzek’s primary
interests: Thrace, the Getae, the Persians in Europe, the impact of the Etruscans on ancient Europe,
Black Sea archaeology, Hallstatt Europe, the Celts, the Scythians, the Iron Age in Central Anatolia,
jewellery, etc. All chapters are substantial pieces that offer overviews of our present state of knowledge.
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XXIV-438 p.
80 EURO
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DIE GRABRELIEFS AUS DEM BOSPORANISCHEN REICH
KREUZ P.-A.
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XXX-1046 p.
forthcoming
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The book discusses the grave stelai and grave reliefs from the Bosporan kingdom. Occupying the eastern
Crimea and the Taman Peninsula on the northern shore of the Black Sea, this ancient Greek state was
situated in an important contact zone of the ancient Greek world. The permanent interaction of Greeks
and indigenous peoples (e.g. the Scythians) resulted in a dynamic local culture, reflecting elements of
Greek and indigenous traditions. In this respect, the grave stelai and their numerous relief depictions
dating from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century AD are a unique source: they provide us not only
with pictorial evidence for local identities, but are, ultimately, also of great value for our understanding
of the development and transformation of this local culture in general. The book deals with problems
of typology, stylistic developments and the (re-)evaluation of the chronology of the reliefs. Particular
attention is also paid to questions concerning the validity of ethnic interpretations and the reflexes and
deliberate use of contemporary local material culture in iconography. In addition, an attempt is made to
embed the monuments in the context of the local funerary culture. Consideration of epigraphic and
literary evidence seeks to shed further light on the cultural and social dimension of these developments
and phenomena. A comprehensive catalogue of over 1200 published grave monuments, including
detailed descriptions, bibliographical references and information about find-spots etc. (based on analysis
of literature and study in relevant archives and museums) completes the publication.
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SYLLOGE NUMMORUM GRAECORUM:
STATE PUSHKIN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Coins of the Black Sea Region. Part I: Ancient Coins of the Northern Black Sea Littoral
KOVALENKO S.
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XVI-192 p.
87 EURO
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The book deals with the numismatic collection of one of Russia’s principal musea, the Pushkin Museum
of Fine Arts. The numismatic collection of the Pushkin Museum is one of the oldest in Russia. It has
been built up since the middle of the 18th century, and, along with those of the State Historical
Museum in Moscow and the State Hermitage in St Petersburg, is now one of the biggest in the country.
Greek and Roman coins form an important part of the numismatic material stored in the Museum. This
book provides a detailed description of almost 2000 coins struck in the Greek cities of the Northern
Black Sea Littoral between the end of the 6th century BC and the 4th century AD. Descriptions are
given according to the format of the Sylloge series initiated by the British Academy in the last century.
Each coin is illustrated. The catalogue contains many rare pieces and for the first time makes this material available to Western scholars. A brief history of the collection is provided.
FROM THE PILLARS OF HERCULES TO THE FOOTSTEPS
OF THE ARGONAUTS
TSETSKHLADZE G.R., HERMARY A. (eds.)
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XX-321 p.
forthcoming
ISBN 978-90-429-2432-1
This volume, containing 16 chapters in English and French, is dedicated to Jean-Paul Morel. It is in
two parts: ‘Greeks and Celts in Provence and Languedoc before Roman Rule’ and ‘From Etruria to
the Black Sea’. The first part, on Greeks and Celts in southern France, demonstrates the vitality of
archaeological research and the new discoveries and new methodological approaches it has fostered:
excavations and surveys, geomorphological and paleo-environmental studies have shed new light on
the evolution of indegenous cultures and relations between Celtic communities, Greeks and others,
studied in their geographical and historical contexts. The second part looks at Demaratus of Corinth
and the Hellenisation of Etruria, recent research at Apollonia Pontica, the urbanism of Histria, the
prosopography of the Greek cities and native peoples of the northern Black Sea, and various scenes
depicted on pottery, their interpretation, and the interpretation of pottery itself.
CULTURAL MESSAGES IN THE GRAECO-ROMAN
WORLD
Acta of the BABESCH 80th Anniversary Workshop Radboud University Nijmegen,
September 8th 2006
HEKSTER O., MOLS S.T.A.M. (eds.)
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VIII-92 p.
48 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2365-2
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The main purpose of this volume is to explore ways in which (and the extent towards which) one can
answer substantial questions about Greek and Roman culture through analysing material sources.
To this end, the volume includes papers by archaeologists and ancient historians with an interest in
larger methodological and theoretical questions. They all explore one of two broader themes: funerary
culture and domestic culture. Within the context of those two themes, papers question how one can
make statements about ancient societies based upon a specific set of material finds.
The focus of the individual papers ranges from the early Greek until the later Roman period, evenly
distributed among the two themes. The result is a highly interesting mixture of different kinds of
studies, all emphasising the critical importance of context – local, geographical, and in terms of materiality – in any sustainable analysis of ancient cultural messages.
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GRAECO-ROMAN ANTIQUITY
POLITICAL CULTURE IN THE GREEK CITY AFTER THE
CLASSICAL AGE
VAN NIJF O.M., ALSTON R. (eds.)
In the transformations of the Classical world from Alexander to the end of the Roman Empire, the
politics of the Greek polis underwent crucial changes. Yet, the city retained a vibrant urban political
culture. These essays explore that culture and seek to explain the continued importance of city politics
in the changing political environments of antiquity. The contributors question long-established interpretative traditions and seek to establish new ways of understanding the politics of the Greek city after
the Classical age.
• 2011 – Groningen-Royal Holloway
Studies on the Greek City after the
Classical Age 2
• XII-336 p.
• 75 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2319-5
AESTHETIC MAINTENANCE OF CIVIC SPACE
The ‘Classical’ City from the 4th to the 7th c. AD
JACOBS I.
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 193
• XXII-1007 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2302-7
In the Roman period, construction and maintenance of civic monuments and infrastructure were
regarded as the normal duty of well-off citizens. For the subsequent centuries, encompassing the 4th
to the 7th century AD, changing social and political conditions within the Roman Empire assumingly
resulted in a severe reduction of expenditure and concurrent loss of sentimental and aesthetic attitudes
towards public space. This book challenges this assumption. It reconstructs how cities of the Eastern
Mediterranean in late antique and Early Byzantine times represented themselves towards outsiders by
assessing the care given to urban fortifications, streets and squares, decorative and religious monuments and, finally, statuary. Thereafter, the architectural changes that distinguished these centuries
from previous times are discussed. The book then evaluates the identity and motives of the diverse
initiators of interventions, as well as the skills and work organisation of the actual constructors.
Finally, the priorities of the users of public space, as well as their responses to it, are explored.
L’ERREUR ET LA FAUTE DANS L’HISTOIRE DE LA
GUERRE DE PÉLOPONNÈSE DE THUCYDIDE
ROMAN A.
• 2011 – Collection d’Études
Classiques 24
• IV-265 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2463-5
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Si la faute a fait l’objet d’études en lien avec la tragédie, le thème de l’infraction (recouvrant, plus
largement, erreur et faute) reste peu étudié dans l’œuvre de Thucydide. Comment l’historien, qui
affirme présenter les faits sans filtre, aborde-t-il cette question à une époque où les notions de responsabilité et de culpabilité font l’objet d’une réévaluation? Cette étude démontre la place que prend
l’erreur dans la perspective didactique de l’œuvre. L’étude lexicale des termes exprimant l’infraction
(hamartanein et adikein) établit ainsi leurs nuances d’emploi, en particulier dans les relations entre
cités. Les jeux, flottements ou distorsions imposés à cette distinction dans les nombreux discours de
l’œuvre sont également mis au jour. Enfin, ces manipulations étant récurrentes, la forme elle-même
du discours, en tant que vecteur de l’erreur, se voit examinée. Ce faisant, cet ouvrage questionne
l’intention de Thucydide dans la construction de l’œuvre.
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FROM POTS TO PEOPLE
A Ceramic Approach to the Archaeological Interpretation of Ploughsoil Assemblages in
Late Roman Cyprus
WINTHER-JACOBSEN K.
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2010 – Babesch Supplementa 17
VIII-147 p.
58 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2383-6
Walking the Mediterranean landscape, the most common indication of ancient human activity are scatters of pottery and other ceramics. Enormous numbers of sherds are counted, collected, recorded, and
interpreted. Some discrete scatters of ancient artefacts are interpreted as sites where people have lived
and/or worked. These artefact scatters are modern phenomena affected by complex post-depositional
processes such as cultivation which obscure potentional behavioural patterning. Artefact-based survey
with its treatment of artefacts behaving as sediments in the soil enhanced with a detailed pottery analysis centred on use has the potential to greatly increase our understanding of the ancient rural world. This
book offers an attempt to create a methodology for hypothesizing about the general activities taking place
at sites identified by survey based on ceramics. The use typology is put forward as a tool for studying
artefactual differentiation, and the method consists of establishing empirically generalized pottery indices
of different human activities based on artefactual differentiation at Late Roman sites in Cyprus.
AEGEAN AND CYPRO-AEGEAN NON-SPHRAGISTIC
DECORATED GOLD FINGER RINGS OF
THE BRONZE AGE
PINI I.
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76 p. + XLVII pl. + XXV colour pl.
60 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2509-0
For the Aegean Bronze Age gold finger rings immediately call to mind the many gold signet rings and
impressions thereof on clay sealings from both Crete and the Greek mainland; such items continue to
be found in new excavations. The numerous seal impressions demonstrate that the rings were primarily
used for administrative purposes. These are excluded from the present study, which focuses instead on
the non-sphragistic decorated finger rings that occur less frequently. It also encompasses rings from
Cyprus that are somehow related to examples from the Aegean.
PTOLEMAIOU PROCHEIROI KANONES
PTOLEMY’S HANDY TABLES – LES «TABLES FACILES DE PTOLÉMÉE
Volume 1a: Tables A1-A2. Introduction, édition critique
Volume 1b: Tables A1-A2. Transcription and Commentary
TIHON A., MERCIER R.
• 2011 – Publications de l’Institut
Orientaliste de Louvain 59A
• IV-202 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2429-1
• 2011 – Publications de l’Institut
Orientaliste de Louvain 59B
• IV-213 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2436-9
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The Handy Tables of Ptolemy have exercised, in the history of ancient astronomy, an influence at
least equal to that of the Mathematical Syntaxis (Almagest). The present work constitutes the first
volume of a critical edition of the astronomical tables. Volume PIOL 59a includes first of all a long
introduction explaining the history of these tables and the principles followed in the edition. This
includes the tables of right and oblique ascension (A1-A2), as well as the tables of ascensions for the
climate of Byzantium (B1). The edition is followed by a critical apparatus, which includes also several
papyri and a fragment of a palimpsest from Vat.syr. 623. Volume PIOL 59b is devoted to the transcription of the tables and a commentary. The transcription is accompanied by an apparatus which
provides where necessary the correctly calculated entry. The commentary provides a study of the
chronological background of the Era of Philip, a mathematical commentary on the tables of ascension
(including the equation of time), and in a series appendices a review of Syriac and Arabic texts bearing
on the Handy Tables.
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GRAECO-ROMAN ANTIQUITY
BETWEEN SATRICUM AND ANTIUM
Settlement Dynamics in a Coastal Landscape in Latium Vetus
ATTEMA P., DE HAAS T., TOL G.
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XIV-259 p.
68 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2465-9
Between Satricum and Antium presents a study carried out by the Groningen Institute of Archaeology
of the territories of two ancient settlements, both situated in the coastal landscape of ancient Latium
on the Thyrrhenian seaboard, ca. 60 km south of Rome. Starting with the earliest traces of human
presence in the Palaeolithic, the book deals in depth with the settlement dynamics in the area from
the Middle Bronze age to the medieval period.
Systematic archaeological surveys, studies of existing site inventories and relevant artefact studies are
all combined in this well-illustrated volume that provides a detailed account of the appearance of the
first permanent dwellings during the Bronze and Iron Ages, of the rise of Archaic and Roman rural
and maritime settlement and of the gradual process towards incastellamento during the Middle Ages.
MATERIAL ASPECTS OF ETRUSCAN RELIGION
Proceedings of the International Colloquium Leiden, May 29 and 30, 2008
VAN DER MEER L.B. (ed.)
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VIII-164 p.
65 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2366-9
The articles in this publication shed new light upon religious aspects of sanctuaries, cities, settlements,
necropoles, and tombs in Etruria, in the Po valley and in Campania. Also several, hitherto unpublished artefacts with ritual representations are commented on. A new analysis of the role, gestures and
instruments of haruspices (divination experts) suggests that Etruscan divination is of Near Eastern
origin. Interdisciplinary research on the function of litui proves that this curved staff of priests (but
not of seers) probably originates also from the Near East. Finally, the religious background of Etruscan
theatrical plays, always related to historical events in Roman history, is analysed.
This book casts light on Etruscan gods, the process of anthropomorphisation, the cults, votive deposits, the cult places, also in necropoles, architectural decoration of temples and the relationship with
representations on vases in the Faliscan border area of Etruria, rituals, and attributes of seers and
priests. Further a new typology of altars is included. Extremely important are the results of very recent
excavations in Tarquinia, at Gravisca, a multicultural harbour sanctuary near Tarquinia, at Marzabotto
and several other places.
ETRUSCO RITU
Case Studies in Etruscan Ritual Behaviour
VAN DER MEER L.B.
• 2011 – Monographs on Antiquity 5
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2538-0
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This book focuses on Etruscan private and public ritual behaviour in the last millennium BC. It is
based on archaeological, epigraphical and historical sources. Topics are context, form, origins, agency,
dynamics (homeostasis or change), meaning, function and the survival of rites in the Roman imperial
and later periods. After an introduction to recent theories and definitions, first private rituals are
traced, rites de passage like marriage, birth, perinatal burial, transition to adulthood, immersion, healing, adoption, divination and consecration. Mortuary rituals are dealt with separately in view of their
private and public dimensions. Pre-burial, burial, and post-burial rites, are primarily analysed by paying attention to sets of grave-goods, and to artefacts and bones found in or near a tomb, as written
sources are almost absent. Grave sets reflect, from c. 800 until c. 40 BC, the core activity first of the
elite and later of the rich middle class, namely eating and wine drinking. Not only the deceased were
supposed to continue this ritual in the netherworld, eating and drinking also took place in pre- and
post-burial phases of funerals. This practice was important for reasons of self-repesentation, consolidation of power, and social reproduction. Finally, fragments of or quotations from sacred books, especially lost libri rituales, transmitted by Greek and Roman authors, are confronted with the evidence
of recent archaeological excavations, especially in newly founded cities.
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ROMAN TOILETS
Their Archaeology and Cultural History
JANSEN G.C.M., KOLOSKI-OSTROW A.O., MOORMANN E.M. (eds.)
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VIII-224 p.
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ISBN 978-90-429-2541-0
Multi-seater latrines, as we find them in Roman Ostia and in many other sites across the Mediterranean,
are well known both to tourists and archaeologists, but very few people understand how they really
functioned technically or how they may have been perceived in the context of Roman society. This
handbook by an international group of specialists in archaeology, anthropology, and classical literature
addresses a wide variety of questions regarding toilets in the Greco-Roman world. Chapters on the
technology and construction of toilets, on the archaeology of toilets and their contents, on toilets in
various ancient contexts (such as in private houses, baths, or military installations), on the impact of
toilets on society and personal hygiene, especially in the Roman world, and on the decorations and
graffiti from toilets, all combine to make this the most complete study of this important subject to date.
EX TOTO ORBE ROMANO: IMMIGRATION INTO
ROMAN DACIA
With Prosopographical Observations on the Population of Dacia
MIHAILESCU-BÎRLIBA L.
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XIV-166 p.
65 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2400-0
Using Eutropius’ remark that Trajan, after the Dacian conquest, brought colonists from all the
Roman world (ex toto orbe Romano), the author analyses the phenomenon of immigration into Roman
Dacia. The approach is both epigraphic and archaeological. The list of persons who are mentioned in
inscriptions is divided into three main categories: the elites, the mining population (very particular in
relation to the whole population), and persons belonging to middle and lower classes. Archaeological
evidence indicates the presence in Dacia of some stone-workers from other provinces or circulating
there in consequence of various wars. In the end, one of the main questions is: where are the natives?
In both epigraphic and archaeological sources their presence is weakly attested. Combining some literary evidence with the results of the present analysis and with the author’s earlier demographic research,
it can be said that the Romans found Dacia to be a sparsely populated territory. This is why the
colonisation was not only intense but had such a strong effect in the Romanisation of the province.
IMPERIAL AUTHORITY AND DISSENT
The Roman Empire in AD 235-238
HAEGEMANS K.
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LXIV-276 p.
70 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2151-1
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When Severus Alexander came to a brutal end in the spring of AD 235, his successor Maximinus
certainly did not meet with the approval of all his subjects. Few emperors received as bad a press as
Maximinus and no other legitimate emperor was as bluntly dismissed by the senate. In AD 238, a
revolt that had been slumbering since Maximinus’ accession flared up. African landowners chose the
old proconsul of Africa Proconsularis, M. Antonius Gordianus, to lead their cause. The senate in
Rome was quick to support the counter-emperor and played an important role in the ensuing events.
Many reasons for the uprising and the senate’s response can be found: tax pressure, confiscations and
the corruption of state officials, ideological reasons, power politics, personal ambitions, personal
networks… These are not isolated tendencies, though. Society was gradually changing, with an
increasing instability of imperial power, frontier wars, a growing military power, a growing social
mobility, causing tensions between various social groups, and the imbalance between state income and
expenditure, especially as a result of the growing cost of the army. All these factors contributed to the
unstable situation of AD 238.
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LE PITTURE DELLA DOMUS AUREA DI NERONE A ROMA
MEYBOOM P.G.P., MOORMANN E.M.
• 2011 – Babesch Supplementa 20
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2545-8
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In this study we have thoroughly documented the various decorations of walls and vaults in the building underneath the Baths of Trajan. This edifice was part of to Nero’s Domus Aurea, situated in the
Augustan Regio III alongside the southern slope of the Colle Oppio in the modern Parco delle Terme
di Traiano. This building was a large pavilion within Nero’s properties which extended over the Oppius
and Esquiline hills. It was built after the Great Fire of July AD 64, which devastated a large part of the
centre of Rome and gave the Emperor the occasion to fulfill a long-fostered wish, i.e. that of connecting his properties (forming more or less a series of horti) with the official palace on the Palatine. It has
a depth of 55 to 60 metres and its actual length is around twohundred metres. Some hundred and fifty
rooms have been preserved. The height of the rooms varies between ten and eleven metres.
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BETWEEN ROME AND JERUSALEM: HEROD THE GREAT
AND HIS SONS IN THEIR STRUGGLE FOR RECOGNITION
A Chronological Investigation of the Period 40 BC - 39 AD, with a Time Setting of New
Testament Events
MAHIEU B.
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 208
• XXXVIII-615 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2497-0
The present study proposes a challenging new chronological framework for the Herodian age, a critical
period in Jewish history. Not only do the rules of Herod the Great and his sons receive altered time
settings, but the birth and death of Jesus are also placed several years later than is generally accepted.
As a consequence of this the dates of Paul’s apostolate are reexamined. Ostensibly narrow in scope,
these modifications entail far-reaching implications for our understanding of the Syro-Palestinian
region at the beginning of the present era. Interconnections between numerous events are established
and tensions within and between the Herodian and Hasmonean dynasties are laid bare. It is shown
that Roman impact on the East was substantial, with a strong Hellenistic influence exerted on local
cultures. Several customs of the Jewish and early Christian communities, hitherto unknown, are also
brought to light. Both in its details and in its overall sweep this important work sets up a stimulating
reference point for future historical investigations of the Herodian and New Testament worlds.
GODS AND RELIGION IN HELLENISTIC POETRY
HARDER M.A., REGTUIT R.F., WAKKER G.C. (eds.)
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VI-392 p.
forthcoming
ISBN 978-90-429-2484-0
This volume contains the papers of the ‘Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry 9: Gods and
Religion in Hellenistic Poetry’ (Groningen 2008). Following developments in recent research, where
the study of ancient religion is flourishing, the articles in this volume explore the ways in which
Hellenistic poets deal with issues relating to gods and religion. Some themes have been selected for
special treatment. Thus some articles focus on the way in which Hellenistic poets inscribe the old gods
in their poetry and give them a new role and meaning: they discuss, for instance, the role of Aphrodite,
who is prominent in Hellenistc epigram, or the role of Zeus, who is portrayed as a model and example for the Ptolemies and thus adds an extra dimension to the first hymn of Callimachus. Besides,
there is room for more general aspects, such as the chronology of myth, the interaction between the
rule of gods and the acts of human characters in Apollonius’ Argonautica, or the role of gods in
Lycophron’s Alexandra or in Hellenistic metamorphoses.
MORE THAN MEN, LESS THAN GODS:
STUDIES ON ROYAL CULT AND IMPERIAL WORSHIP
Proceedings of the International Colloquium Organized by the Belgian School at Athens
(November 1-2, 2007)
IOSSIF P.P., CHANKOWSKI A.S., LORBER C.C. (eds.)
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XVI-728 p.
forthcoming
ISBN 978-90-429-2470-3
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The present contributes to the debate relative to divine kingship, royal cult and emperor worship by
opening new perspectives or reopening old ones. The focus is in eliciting some audacious and innovative approaches to such a complex phenomenon. In abandoning the sterile opposition between “political” and “religious,” the volume’s perspective transcends established notions conditioned by the JudeoChristian model of western societies and scholarship, to consider the problem under different perspectives: there is no need to oppose “Greek” vs. “oriental,” “rational” vs. “emotional” to understand the
birth of the phenomenon. The diversity of approaches draws attention to the variety of sources that
provide evidence relating to ruler worship, or that can enhance our understanding of the broader phenomenon of the divinization of powerful men. These include myth and historical accounts preserved
by ancient authors; dedicatory inscriptions; clay tablets; papyri; architectural decoration and other
archaeological remains; statuary, cameos, gems and various minor arts; seal impressions; and coins.
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L AT E A N T I Q U I T Y
MONOTHEISM BETWEEN PAGANS AND CHRISTIANS
IN LATE ANTIQUITY
MITCHELL S., VAN NUFFELEN P. (eds.)
• 2010 – Interdisciplinary Studies in
Ancient Culture and Religion 12
• VI-225 p.
• 48 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2242-6
The fourth century was a major religious battleground. The rise of Christianity, and in particular its
dominance from Constantine onwards, marked an important shift in the religious history of the
Mediterranean. Christianity saw this change as the victory of its monotheism over the polytheism of
paganism. This volume studies how similarities between paganism and Christianity were obscured in
the polemic that was waged by Christianity against paganism and in the pagan responses to it. The
volume includes papers on Porphyry, Augustine, Themistius, Latin verse inscriptions, as well as dealing with the different ways in which Christian and pagan thinkers conceived of monotheism. A recurring theme in the papers shows that a concrete religious issue lay at the heart of such polemic: who
can one worship? Christians would restrict worship to their God, whereas pagans accepted cultic acts
for the many traditional deities. The debate about monotheism was therefore not just about conceptions of the divine, but was part of the creation and defence of social, cultural and religious identities
in Late Antiquity.
CHURCH, CITIES, AND PEOPLE
A Study of the Plebs in the Church and Cities of Roman Africa in Late Antiquity
EVERS A.
• 2010 – Interdisciplinary Studies in
Ancient Culture and Religion 11
• XIV-367 p.
• 58 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2206-8
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This book is an attempt to make sense of the position of the plebs in the Church and cities of Roman
Africa in Late Antiquity. By looking at the terminology of plebs and populus in Christian texts, in
combination with aspects of the vast amount of archaeological evidence and epigraphy from the
African provinces of the Roman Empire, Evers seeks to establish a much closer link between text and
context, arguing that the laity in the Early Church had an active role to play. The writings of Cyprian
of Carthage, Optatus of Milevis, and Augustine of Hippo are taken more at face value, and not discarded as purely theological treatises and other programmatic products of the Christian pen. Christian
texts, certainly of earlier times, most of all aimed at convincing an audience as large as possible, of all
sorts, and of all ranks. And hence they must have made sense in almost every possible way. The
«rhetoric of Empire» became rapidly adapted by the great minds of the Early Church to the needs of
Christianity. Their works continued to refer to real, social, political, and cultural frameworks outside
the texts, as is established by the archaeological and epigraphic evidence. Both plebs and populus continued to have significant social and political connotations. The conversion of Emperor Constantine
did not bring about a rapid change. Orthodoxy, and hence authority, was not established and secured
overnight. The ecclesiastical hierarchy, moulded over centuries, and with the structures of Empire as
its prime example, continued to depend on the people within the Church. Arguably, the position of
the plebs Christiana was a reflection of that of the plebs urbana, the people in the cities of Roman
Africa. The Empire and its cities acted as a model for the Church, hence the Church became a mirror
for the cities and the Empire.
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WRITING TO SURVIVE. A COMMENTARY ON SIDONIUS
APOLLINARIS. LETTERS BOOK 7
Volume 1: The Episcopal Letters 1-11
VAN WAARDEN J.A.
• 2010 – Late Antique History
and Religion 2
• XII-659 p.
• 85 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2320-1
A key figure in late antique Gaul, Sidonius Apollinaris is still insufficiently understood. This study aims
to contribute to an up-to-date appreciation. It is a philological and historical commentary with many of
the qualities of a monograph. Focusing on eleven letters written by Sidonius to his fellow bishops, one
of which contains the only surviving example of Sidonius’ prose oratory, it fills an important gap in the
critical coverage of his literary production. A lengthy introduction situates the letters within Sidonius’
life and works, the politics of the last years of the Roman empire in the west, and the traditions of late
antique epistolography. The book offers a reappraisal of late antique stylistic ‘mannerism’ as ‘community
art’ which gives preference to the socially unifying function of art over its individual creative potential.
This is a work which will be of interest to classicists and medievalists, to literary scholars and church
historians, to those concerned with philological and historical intricacies and those interested in the
broader development of literature and mentalities in Late Antiquity.
CYPRIAN OF CARTHAGE
Studies in His Life, Language and Thought
BAKKER H., VAN GEEST P., VAN LOON H. (eds.)
• 2010 – Late Antique History
and Religion 3
• XX-307 p.
• 65 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2397-3
Up to Augustine, bishop Cyprian of Carthage was the theological authority in the West, and he has
continued to influence theology ever since. Cyprian of Carthage. Studies in His Life, Language and
Thought is the result of a symposium on this Church Father held by the Centre for Patristic Research
(CPO), which is an initiative of VU University Amsterdam and Tilburg University. The symposium
was held on the occasion of the 1750th anniversary of his martyrdom, which took place on 14
September 258. Virtually all contributions are from Dutch scholars who are members of the CPO.
They cover Cyprian’s biography, hermeneutical and philological questions, theological issues such as
baptism and the role of the laity in episcopal elections, and the reception of the Church Father’s texts
in ancient and modern times.
THE INCOMPREHENSIBILITY OF GOD
Augustine as a Negative Theologian
VAN GEEST P.
• 2011 – Late Antique History
and Religion 4
• XIV-246 p.
• 65 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2473-4
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Augustine’s way of speaking about God has been frequently deplored. It has been dismissed as too
confident regarding the content of its assertions and too narrowly confined. The reception of Augustine’s
work appears to indicate that there was not a little truth to this view. Augustine’s affirmative statements
on God’s essence and activities constituted the ‘initial capital’ of Christian theology and spirituality.
The presupposition of this book is that, throughout his life, Augustine maintained a balance between
speaking about God and remaining silent about him to a much greater extent than has often been
realized. On the one hand, as a priest and a bishop, he wished to prevent misunderstandings concerning
the nature of God’s essence and activity. On the other hand, as a young priest, he already showed his
concern to drive home to the faithful the idea that God was a mystery.
If Augustine positioned himself at the cutting edge of speaking and remaining silent, then his work is
once more of importance for the future of the Christian faith, because it recognizes that the tension
between affirmative and negative discourse about God has been characteristic of the Christian tradition
from time immemorial.
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JEWISH STUDIES
MAKING MYTHS
Jews in Early Christian Identity Formation
RUTGERS L.V.
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2009
VIII-151 p.
22 EURO
ISBN 978-90-429-2240-2
Were the Jews who appear so abundantly in the writings of the early Church real or were they figments
of the imagination? In this new book, Leonard Rutgers argues that they were both. Exploring JewishChristian interaction in Late Antiquity in the form of three case studies, Rutgers shows that early
Christian ideas about Jews and Judaism not only played a determining role in the ideologies that shaped
early Christian identity formation. They also had a tendency to spill over into the real world. Therefore
such ideas deeply influenced the dynamics of Jewish-Christian relations during a period that saw the
curtailing of Jewish civil rights and liberties precisely as a result of early Christian exegetical activity.
Making Myths draws a picture of Jewish-Christian relations in Late Antiquity that is significantly bleaker
than the optimistic view of Roman-period Jewish history that permeates many recent studies on the
topic. An epilogue sets out to explain why more irenic scenarios do not apply to the period under study.
EARLY JUDAEO-CHRISTIANITY
Historical Essays
MIMOUNI S.C.
The essays presented here are the results of over ten years study. To appreciate the development of
Christianity in the ancient world, knowledge of the Jewish parameter remains as important as that of
the pagan parameter. The question is to know when, how and why Christianity left Judaism to
become an independent religion. In other words, at what moment did the disciples of Jesus consider
themselves as no longer Jews or pagans, but rather as Christians? What are the historian’s sources?
Christianity built its history through the diligence of its theologians. The historian must therefore
detach himself from this perspective, explaining the traditional sources, recovering in them historical
elements which facilitate bringing to light the gradual separation.
• 2011 – Interdisciplinary Studies in
Ancient Culture and Religion 13
• XIV-458 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2482-6
PSEUDOCLEMENTINA ELCHASAITICAQUE INTER
JUDAEOCHRISTIANA
Collected Studies
JONES F.S.
• 2011 – Orientalia Lovaniensia
Analecta 203
• XIV-531 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2452-9
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Alongside his long-awaited systematic introduction to the Pseudo-Clementines, F. Stanley Jones collects
into one volume over thirty new and previously published essays on the Pseudo-Clementines, Elchasai,
and Jewish Christianity. This corpus spans three decades of concerted research into manuscripts,
ancient witnesses, editions, translations, reconstructions, and historical analysis. A chorus of Jewish
Christian voices from second/third-century Syria emerges and reveals distinctive beliefs and literary
productions in their interface with contemporary Judaism, gentile Christianity, and the pagan world.
The Book of Elchasai, for example, is reconstructed and translated as an eye-opening church order
from 116-117 C.E. This volume provides vistas for new appreciations of ancient Jewish Christianity
as well as of the sparkling diversity in early Christianity generally.
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ENTRE LIGNES DE PARTAGE ET TERRITOIRES DE PASSAGE
Les identités religieuses dans les mondes grec et romain. «Paganismes», «judaïsmes»,
«christianismes»
BELAYCHE N., MIMOUNI S.C. (eds.)
• 2009 – Collection de la Revue
des Études Juives 47
• VIII-502 p.
• 75 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2130-6
Dans le monde dit classique, les «identités religieuses» – c’est-à-dire les perceptions d’une singularité
de soi ou des autres énoncée sur la base de la représentation d’un référent conçu comme supérieur et
des relations construites avec lui – n’échappent pas au principe du collectif. Les affichages identitaires
s’inscrivant dans des stratégies de représentation, il s’est agi de comprendre la place et la part de l’identité religieuse dans l’identité sociale, d’établir le lien éventuel entre des affirmations identitaires appuyées
et des sociétés ambiantes où la pluralité religieuse fait voisiner identités statuaires et identités choisies,
d’examiner si un même sujet adhérent de plusieurs cultes se représente comme porteur d’identités
religieuses différentes, d’étudier comment la forme sociale du système religieux de référence (civique,
ethnique, universel) intervient dans la définition et les modalités des identités religieuses, et, donc, en
prenant appui sur des travaux existants sur les identités juives et chrétiennes, se demander si – et si oui,
en quoi? – l’émergence du christianisme a fait naître une identité religieuse d’un type nouveau.
JÉRUSALEM ANTIQUE ET MÉDIÉVALE
Mélanges en l’honneur d’Ernest-Marie Laperrousaz
ARNOULD-BÉHAR C., LEMAIRE A. (eds.)
• 2011 – Collection de la Revue
des Études Juives 52
• VI-192 p.
• 49 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2267-9
Ce volume rassemble, en français et anglais, plusieurs recherches sur l’archéologie et l’histoire de
Jérusalem aux époques antique et médiévale, de la fondation de la ville du Bronze Moyen à la mise
en valeur du Haram esh-Sherif au début de l’époque islamique. Elles étudient le système fortifié
d’accès à l’eau au XVIIIe s. av. n. è., les textes akkadiens mentionnant Jérusalem au XIVe s., les témoignages épigraphiques sur le «Dieu de Jérusalem» (VIIIe s.), les noms donnés à Jérusalem par le prophète Ézéchiel (VIe s.), les relations de Jérusalem avec les Judéens d’Éléphantine (Ve s.), la signification
de deux termes de la Jérusalem hellénistique et romaine (Akra, Baris), ainsi que les rapports entre
Jérusalem et Pétra à cette époque. Deux essais concernent la Jérusalem de la grande révolte (l’expression ‘Temple carré’ et la fuite des chrétiens d’origine juive de Jérusalem à Pella) et deux autres la
Jérusalem romaine (dieux guérisseurs et mont du Temple) tandis que le dernier précise l’archéologie
d’un monument situé au centre du Haram esh-Sherif. Ces diverses recherches sur Jérusalem se veulent
un hommage à Ernest-Marie Laperrousaz dont le nom est lié à l’archéologie de Jérusalem.
L’ÉCRIT DE DAMAS
Le manifeste essenien
HAMIDOVIC D.
• 2011 – Collection de la Revue
des Études Juives 51
• XVIII-222 p.
• forthcoming
• ISBN 978-90-429-2266-2
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L’Écrit de Damas est un document à part dans la bibliothèque de Qumrân découverte entre 1947 et
1967 sur les bords de la mer Morte. Une partie du document est connue dès la fin du XIXe siècle grâce
à la découverte de deux manuscrits dans la synagogue du Vieux-Caire en Égypte. L’un de seize pages
date du Xe siècle de notre ère, l’autre de deux pages est une copie du XIIe siècle. Dix manuscrits de
Qumrân, copiés au tournant de l’ère chrétienne, comblent en partie les lacunes des manuscrits découverts au Caire. Malgré les dix siècles de différence entre les manuscrits palestiniens et les parchemins
égyptiens, une des copies médiévales est très fidèle aux manuscrits de Qumrân. C’est pourquoi on
propose un texte reconstruit à partir des différents manuscrits. Ainsi, les manuscrits palestiniens de
l’Écrit de Damas permettent de restituer des parties du texte perdues dans les copies cairotes. Le
Prologue, la première série de lois, la dernière partie du code pénal et la conclusion avaient disparu des
manuscrits abîmés de la synagogue du Caire mais ils ont été retrouvés dans les manuscrits de Qumrân.
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JEWISH STUDIES
PROVINCIA JUDAICA
Dictionnaire de géographie historique des juifs en Provence médiévale
IANCU-AGOU D.
Les quartiers juifs en Provence, qui ne sont pas des «ghettos», constituent au cœur des échanges de
toutes sortes, un élément cardinal de la ville et du terroir au Moyen Age. Un premier travail leur a été
consacré par l’auteur dès 1974. Les recherches qu’elle a menées depuis, lui ont permis de réaliser le
présent volume, considérablement enrichi, réunissant une cartographie de soixante et une installations,
au lieu des trente-deux initiales. Ouvrage pionnier et de référence, il met en lumière le destin de
communautés originales à plus d’un égard.
• 2010 – Collection de la Revue
des Études Juives 48
• XXII-248 p. + 23 pl.
• 72 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2095-8
GALLIA JUDAICA
Dictionnaire géographique de la France d’après les sources rabbiniques
GROSS H.
C’est en 1897 que Henri Gross publia la première édition de la Gallia Judaica, dictionnaire géographique de la France d’après les sources rabbiniques, outil de travail irremplaçable pour tous ceux qui
s’intéressent à l’histoire des Juifs de France du Moyen Age. Les publications de textes et les études de
détail qui se sont accumulées entre-temps ont motivé une première réédition, suivie d’un supplément
bibliographique, parue en 1969 et devenue introuvable. La multiplication des travaux relatifs à la vie
intellectuelle des Juifs de France publiés au cours des quatre dernières décennies justifie la présente
réédition, qui est accompagnée d’un supplément bibliographique considérablement élargi.
• 2011 – Collection de la Revue
des Études Juives 49
• IV*-X-766-XCVIII** p.
• 69 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2131-3
LE CHANT LITURGIQUE JUIF ÉTHIOPIEN
Analyse musicale d’une tradition orale
TOURNY O.
• 2010 – SELAF – Société d’Étude
Linguistiques et Anthropologiques
de France 443
• XXI-236 p.
• 52 EURO
• ISBN 978-90-429-2062-0
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En quoi consiste l’étude approfondie d’un système musical oral? Quelles sont les difficultés et les
problématiques généralement rencontrées lorsque la tradition abordée est, au départ, totalement étrangère à l’analyste? Quelles sont les méthodologies disponibles ou imaginables pour surmonter ces
écueils? Quels peuvent être les enjeux, les limites et le bilan d’une systématique musicale? En prenant
pour objet d’étude les chants liturgiques juifs éthiopiens, cet ouvrage tente de répondre à ces interrogations par le biais d’une description heuristique détaillée. Plutôt qu’une méthode, il est le témoin
d’un apprentissage accompli pendant de nombreuses années en Israël et en Éthiopie. Au delà de
l’intérêt qu’il peut susciter auprès des spécialistes à l’égard d’un patrimoine méconnu en voie d’extinction, il est accessible à tout lecteur désireux d’en savoir plus sur l’ethnomusicologie comme sur ce
judaïsme éthiopien si fascinant.
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