Neo-Aramaic and Kurdish Folklore from Northern Iraq: A Comparative Anthology with a Sample of Glossed Texts, Volume 1 - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

Geoffrey Khan; Masoud Mohammadirad; Dorota Molin; Paul M. Noorlander

Published On

2022-06-30

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-766-4
Hardback978-1-80064-767-1
PDF978-1-80064-768-8

Language

  • English
  • Kurdish
  • Syriac

Print Length

372 pages (xxxiv+338)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 19 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.75" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 28 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.1" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback524g (18.48oz)
Hardback880g (31.04oz)

Media

Illustrations1
Tables12

BIC

  • CFF
  • CFP
  • 1FBQ
  • 2BXK
  • 2CSA
  • JFHF

BISAC

  • LAN009010
  • HIS026030
  • SOC011000

Keywords

  • Aramaic-speaking Jews
  • Aramaic-speaking ('Syriac') Christians
  • ethno-religious communities
  • folklore narratives
  • Kurdish Muslims
  • North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic
  • Northern and Central Kurdish
  • northern Iraq
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Neo-Aramaic and Kurdish Folklore from Northern Iraq

A Comparative Anthology with a Sample of Glossed Texts, Volume 1

This comparative anthology showcases the rich and mutually intertwined folklore of three ethno-religious communities from northern Iraq: Aramaic-speaking (‘Syriac’) Christians, Kurdish Muslims and—to a lesser extent—Aramaic-speaking Jews. The first volume contains several introductory chapters on language, folkore motifs and narrative style, followed by samples of glossed texts in each language variety. The second volume is the anthology proper, presenting folklore narratives in several distinct varieties of North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic and Northern and Central Kurdish. The stories are accompanied by English translations. The material includes different genres such as folktales, legends, fables and anecdotes, and is organised into seven thematic units. The folkloristic material of these three communities is shared to a large extent. The anthology is, therefore, a testament to the intimate and long-standing relations between these three ethno-religious communities—relations that existed in a multilingual environment centuries before the modern era of nationalism.

Contents

1. Introduction to a Comparative Corpus of Oral Literature

(pp. 1–34)
  • Paul M. Noorlander
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.01

2. The Folkloristic Heritage of Kurds, Jews and Syriac Christians of Northern Iraq

(pp. 35–84)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.02

3. Narrative Style and Discourse in Kurdish and Neo-Aramaic Oral Literature

(pp. 85–156)
  • Paul M. Noorlander
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.03

Christian Aramaic of Dure Text 8: §1–9

(pp. 159–164)
  • Geoffrey Khan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.04

Christian Aramaic of Shaqlawa Text 28: §1–21

(pp. 165–178)
  • Geoffrey Khan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.05

Christian Aramaic of Duhok Text 14: §1–19

(pp. 179–195)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.06

Jewish Aramaic of Duhok Text 16: §1-11

(pp. 196–204)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.07

Christian Aramaic of Enishke Text 6: §1–13

(pp. 205–215)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.08

Jewish Aramaic Of Zakho Text 25: §2–7, 9

(pp. 216–221)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.09

Christian Aramaic of Zakho Text 10: §21–33

(pp. 222–233)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.10

Christian Aramaic Of Harmashe Text 33: §1–44

(pp. 234–247)
  • Paul M. Noorlander
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.11

Northern Kurdish of Duhok Text 30: §1–29

(pp. 248–273)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.12

Northern Kurdish Of Dure Text 20: §1-13

(pp. 274–285)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.13

Northern Kurdish Of Khizava Text 7: §1-19

(pp. 286–301)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.14

Northern Kurdish Of Zakho Text 11: §1-24

(pp. 302–315)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.15

Central Kurdish of Shaqlawa Text 19: §9–22

(pp. 316–330)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.16

Preface

(pp. xvii–xx)
  • Geoffrey Khan
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
  • Dorota Molin
  • Paul M. Noorlander
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0306.17

Contributors

Geoffrey Khan

(author)
Regius Professor of Hebrew at University of Cambridge

Masoud Mohammadirad

(author)
Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Cambridge

Dorota Molin

(author)
Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Cambridge

Paul M. Noorlander

(author)
Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Cambridge

Lourd Habeeb Hanna

(author)

Aziz Emmanuel Eliya Al-Zebari

(translator)

Salim Abraham

(translator)