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(2015-07-25) - Journal articleA study of Bahram Beyzaie and Wole Soyinka’s works reveals how in two disparate cultural settings, traditional structures and themes appear in modern forms to renegotiate people’s cultural identity. Both writers demythologize ...
(2014-05-14) - Working or discussion paperBased on the transliteration of the DMG (Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft) we propose some changes to its transliteration so as to linguistically reflect more accurately the Arabic original, make the transliteration ...
Schatten über den Anfängen ? : Wie viel sagen frühislamische Quellen über das aus, was wirklich war? (VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2010, 2010) - Book itemThis chapter gives a brief survey of the sources available to the historian of the beginnings of Islam, as well as a critical overview over the most current approaches to these sources.
(2012-10) - Journal articleVarious etymologies have been proposed for Arabic allāh but also for Syriac allāhā. It has often been proposed that the Arabic word was borrowed from Syriac. This article takes a comprehensive look at the linguistic evidence ...