Nr. XVII (2017): Fictional beings in Middle East cultures

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I. Notes

  • Gabriel Bițună. Shahmeran – Queen of the Serpents

II. Fictional beings in Middle East cultures

  • Nino Ejibadze. Az-Zār Beings in Egyptian Folklore and Fiction
  • Imar Koutchoukali. The theophoric element <’l> in Ibn al-Nadīm’s list of demons
  • Leyla Moussaoui.  أصوات وضجيج الجان في الموروث العربي القديم: دراسة صوتية ودلالية
  • Luminița Munteanu. Une histoire sans fin: Sur l’alkarısı et les métamorphoses des démons en terres turques
  • Katarzyna Pechcin. A Tale of “The Lord of the Sea” in Qatari Folklore and Tradition

III. Studia Varia

  • Ahmad Al-Jallad & Marijn van Putten. The Case for Proto-Semitic and Proto-Arabic Case: A reply to Jonathan Owens
  • Aharon Geva Kleinberger. Linguistic and Folkloristic Remarks on Two Texts in the Druze Dialect of Abu-Snān on the Holy Site of the Prophet Zakariyya
  • Igor Younes & Henri Bensaria. Dialect Contact in the Beqaa Valley (Eastern Lebanon)

IV. Book Reviews

  • Muhammad al-Sharkawi. History and Development of the Arabic Language. London and New York: Routledge. 2017. 274 p. ISBN 978-1-138-82152-1. (Gabriel Bițună)
  • Maḥmūd al-‘Ašīrī. 2014. Aš-šicr sardan: dirāsa fī naṣṣ al-Mufaḍḍaliyyāt (“Poetry as Narrative: a Study in the Text of the Mufaḍḍaliyyāt”). Beirut: Almu’assasa al-carabiyya li-d-dirāsāt wa-n-našr. 364 p. ISBN: 978-614-419-401-0. (Ovidiu Pietrăreanu)
  • Nadia Anghelescu. 2016. Noi şi Orientul arab. Iaşi: Polirom. 334 p. ISBN: 978-973-46-6114-5. (Andrei A. Avram)
  • Ioana Feodorov. 2016. Tipar pentru creștinii arabi: Antim Ivireanul, Atanasie Dabbās și Silvestru al Antiohiei. Brăila: Editura Istros a Muzeului Brăilei. 399 p. ISBN: 987-606-654-214-2. (Oana Ghica)
  • Cătălina Girbea. Le bon Sarrasin dans le roman médiéval (1100-1225). Paris: Classiques Garnier, « Bibliothèque d’histoire médiévale » 10. 2014. 678 p. ISBN 978-2-8124-2860-9. (Laura Sitaru)
  • Robert Gleave & István T. Kristó-Nagy (edited by). Violence in Islamic Thought from the Qur’ān to the Mongols. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2016. 278 p. ISBN: 9781474417938. (Laura Sitaru)

V. Conference Reports

  • Louise Gallorini. Insatiable Appetite: Food as a Cultural Signifier. AGYA Conference Report. Beirut – 12-14 May 2016