This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
Classical Arabic Philology and Poetry: A Bibliographical Handbook of Important Editions from 1960 to 2000
Klassisch-arabische Philologie und Poesie: Ein bibliographisches Handbuch wichtiger Editionen von 1960 bis 2000
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1: The Near and Middle East
This concise bilingual bibliography is a comprehensive list of Classical Arabic texts on grammar, lexicography, adab, balāgha, metrics and poetry, which have been edited from 1960 to 2000. Featuring about 1300 authors and more than 4000 text editions this reference work is intended to serve as a supplement to Brockelmann's GAL and to Sezgin's GAS. Research is facilitated by indices of titles and modern editors. As this handbook is unique in its kind it will be a basic source of information for Arabists and scholars of other Semitic languages and literatures.