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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

Funding

OCLC Number

1334726116

LCCN

2021386029

BIC

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

BISAC

  • LAN009010
  • HIS026030
  • SOC011000

LCC

  • GR295.I7

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

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

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

Preface

(pp. xvii–xx)
  • Geoffrey Khan
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
  • Dorota Molin
  • Paul M. Noorlander

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

(contributions by)

Aziz Emmanuel Eliya Al-Zebari

(contributions by)

Salim Abraham

(contributions by)