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With English Translation and a Collation with the Hebrew and French Source Texts. Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Astrological Writings, Volume 8.
Author: Shlomo Sela
The present volume focuses on Henry Bate of Mechelen (1246–after 1310), the first scholar to bring Ibn Ezra’s astrological work to the knowledge of Latin readers. The volume has two main objectives. The first is to offer as complete and panoramic an account as possible of Bate’s translational project. Therefore, this volume offers critical editions of all six of Bate’s complete translations of Ibn Ezra’s astrological writings. The second objective is to accompany Bate’s Latin translations with literal English translations and to offer a thorough collation of the Latin translation (with their English translations) against the Hebrew and French source texts.

This is volume 2 of a two-volume set.
With English Translation and a Collation with the Hebrew and French Source Texts. Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Astrological Writings, Volume 8.
Author: Shlomo Sela
The present volume focuses on Henry Bate of Mechelen (1246–after 1310), the first scholar to bring Ibn Ezra’s astrological work to the knowledge of Latin readers. The volume has two main objectives. The first is to offer as complete and panoramic an account as possible of Bate’s translational project. Therefore, this volume offers critical editions of all six of Bate’s complete translations of Ibn Ezra’s astrological writings. The second objective is to accompany Bate’s Latin translations with literal English translations and to offer a thorough collation of the Latin translation (with their English translations) against the Hebrew and French source texts.

This is volume 1 of a two-volume set.
This volume presents the reader with a fascinating collection of hymns composed by El‘azar the Babylonian, an Arab-Jewish poet who is active in Baghdad during the first half of the 13th century. His religious oeuvre consists of dozens of hymns, coming down to us from the treasures of the Cairo Genizah and the Firkovicz Collections. His compositions provide a cross-section of genres and liturgical destinations. El‘azar’s devotional hymnology is characterised by a striking spiritual tendency which reveals his familiarity with contemporary Sufism in both Muslim and Jewish circles.
Yiddish-Slavic Language Contact and its Linguistic Outcome
Yiddish, the language of Eastern-European Jews, has so far been mostly described as Germanic within the framework of the traditional, divergence-based Language Tree Model. Meanwhile, advances in contact linguistics allow for a new approach, placing the idiom within the mixed language spectrum, with the Slavic component playing a significant role. So far, the Slavic elements were studied as isolated, adstratal borrowings. This book argues that they represent a coherent system within the grammar. This suggests that the Slavic languages had at least as much of a constitutive role in the inception and development of Yiddish as German and Hebrew. The volume is copiously illustrated with examples from the vernacular language.
With a contribution of Anna Pilarski, University of Szczecin.
Les études sur le rôle de la musique dans l’œuvre de Proust ont presque toutes un trait en commun : celui de se situer, au moins en partie, dans la recherche musico-littéraire traditionnelle qui relève les allusions, identifie les œuvres auxquelles il est fait référence et cherche à montrer le rôle joué par la musique à l’intérieur du schéma traditionnel d’analyse du roman. Ainsi dans la Recherche les multiples éléments qui composent le thème de la musique se manifestent sous trois aspects différents :
la première manifestation musicale et la plus évidente est celle de la musique-art. A ce niveau il faut faire une distinction entre la musique réelle et la musique imaginaire de Vinteuil. Quel rôle jouent les allusions à la musique dans l’action, dans la psychologie des personnages, dans le retour des thèmes, enfin dans la composition de l’œuvre ? Ainsi Proust utilise la musique pour peindre la société. Mais la musique apparaît également en tant que telle dans les récits de concert, notamment la musique de Vinteuil.
La deuxième manifestation de l’expérience musicale est celle des sons, des bruits et des voix : la musique naturelle. De nombreuses pages de la Recherche portent l’empreinte des sonorités de la nature et des bruits.
Et troisièmement il y la musique née non pas de sensations auditives, mais visuelles, tactiles ou psychologiques : la métaphore musicale. Ces trois aspects sont traités diversement dans le présent recueil. Et comme l’a écrit Marcel Proust : "Il y a pourtant un royaume de ce monde où Dieu a voulu que la Grâce pût tenir les promesses qu’elle nous faisait, descendît jusqu’à jouer avec notre rêve […] : c’est le royaume de la musique."

Avec des contributions de Sabine van Wesemael, Sjef Houppermans, Manet van Montfrans, Laurence Miens, Luc Fraisse, Isabelle Perreault, Kaéko Yoshikawa, Manola Antonioli, Nell de Hullu-van Doeselaar, Arthur Morisseau, Anne Penesco, Akio Wada, Cédric Kayser, Annelies Schulte Nordholt.
Essays on the Greek Translations and Other Ancient Versions by the Association for the Study of the Septuagint in South Africa (LXXSA)
Volume Editors: Johann Cook and Gideon R. Kotzé
This volume tackles topics relevant to the study of the Septuagint and related fields of research, such as the historical context of the Greek translations and texts, their anthropology, theology, language, and reception, as well as the comparison of the Septuagint with other ancient translations and texts of its intellectual environment. The authors make contributions to the study of the texts themselves, their themes, and theories in modern research on the ancient artefacts.
A Textual Reconstruction of Chapters 1–7
The first half of the book of Daniel contains world-famous stories like the Writing on the Wall. These stories have mostly been transmitted in Aramaic, not Hebrew, as has the influential apocalypse of Daniel 7. This Aramaic corpus shows clear signs of multiple authorship. Which different textual layers can we tease apart, and what do they tell us about the changing function of the Danielic material during the Second Temple Period? This monograph compares the Masoretic Text of Daniel to ancient manuscripts and translations preserving textual variants. By highlighting tensions in the reconstructed archetype underlying all these texts, it then probes the tales’ prehistory even further, showing how Daniel underwent many transformations to yield the book we know today.
Textes décrivant ses lieux de mémoire, photographies, documents personnels ou collectés dans la rue : Lieux forme un vaste et passionnant ensemble par lequel Perec visait à ancrer son autobiographie dans l’espace urbain. Georges Perec et ses lieux de mémoire est la première étude monographique à se fonder sur l’ensemble de ce « livre mythique », resté longtemps inédit. Elle en explore les constantes thématiques, les pratiques d’écriture, les graphismes et les photographies, montrant l’impact de la rhétorique classique sur la méthode de Perec, qui fait que ces textes sont une véritable topique de ses lieux de mémoire.

« Précisément situé dans un champ critique exhaustivement balisé, le livre frappe par sa finesse et sa nouveauté – quant à l’œuvre de Perec, aujourd’hui devenue classique, mais aussi plus largement pour ce qui est de l’importance du quotidien, notamment urbain, dans la littérature et l’art contemporains. » (Christelle Reggiani)

Perec’s Lieux project consists of texts describing the author's places of memory, photographs, personal documents and ephemera collected in the street. With this vast and fascinating body of work, Perec aimed at anchoring his biography in urban space. Georges Perec et ses lieux de mémoire is the first book length study about this “mythic book”, which remained unpublished for a long time. It explores Perec’s recurrent themes, writing practises, graphisms and photographs, showing the impact of classical rhetoric on his methodology, which makes Lieux into a topics of his places of memory.

“This study is precisely situated within an abundant critical field. It strikes the reader through its finesse and novelty both regarding Perec’s work, which has become a classic, and more largely the importance of the urban every day in contemporary literature and art.” (Christelle Reggiani)
Author: Daniel Machiela