Neo-Aramaic and Kurdish Folklore from Northern Iraq: A Comparative Anthology with a Sample of Glossed Texts, Volume 2 - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

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

Published On

2022-06-30

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-769-5
Hardback978-1-80064-770-1
PDF978-1-80064-771-8

Language

  • English
  • Kurdish
  • Syriac

Print Length

604 pages (xiv+590)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 31 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.22" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 46 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.81" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback835g (29.45oz)
Hardback1316g (46.42oz)

BIC

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

BISAC

  • LAN009010
  • HIS026030
  • SOC011000

Keywords

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

A Comparative Anthology with a Sample of Glossed Texts, Volume 2

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

4. Zambilfrosh

(pp. 3–22)
  • Geoffrey Khan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.01

5. Zambilfrosh

(pp. 23–34)
  • Geoffrey Khan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.02

6. The Joseph Story or Zambilfrosh

(pp. 35–40)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.03

7. Zanbilfirosh—The Basket-Seller

(pp. 41–60)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.04

8. The Bridge of Zakho

(pp. 63–68)
  • Geoffrey Khan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.05

9. The Bridge of Dalale

(pp. 69–76)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.06

10. The Bridge of Dalale Narrated

(pp. 77–94)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.07

11. The Bridge of Dalal

(pp. 95–104)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.08

12. A ‘Pious’ Fox

(pp. 107–122)
  • Geoffrey Khan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.09

13. A ‘Pious’ Fox

(pp. 123–132)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.10

14. A Man and a Lion

(pp. 133–142)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.11

15. A Man and a Snake

(pp. 143–148)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.12

16. A Man and a Wolf

(pp. 149–160)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.13

17. A Woman and a Leopard

(pp. 161–178)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.14

18. A Dog, a Ewe and a Wolf

(pp. 179–186)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.15

19. A Ewe and a Wolf

(pp. 187–198)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.16

20. A Family Horse

(pp. 199–206)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.17

21. A Man and His Dog

(pp. 207–214)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.18

22. A Talking Goat

(pp. 215–220)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.19

23. The Poor Girl and Her Horse

(pp. 223–234)
  • Geoffrey Khan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.20

24. A Woman Builds Her Home

(pp. 235–254)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.21

25. As Precious As Salt

(pp. 255–276)
  • Oz Aloni
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.22

26. Dindik Hinar—A Girl Called Pomegranate Grain

(pp. 277–340)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.23

27. The Indecent Neighbour

(pp. 341–346)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.24

28. Two Mullahs

(pp. 349–358)
  • Geoffrey Khan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.25

29. Two Mullahs

(pp. 359–366)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.26

30. The Girl, Her Evil Stepmother and the Old Witch

(pp. 367–422)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.27

31. Firyat and Khajija

(pp. 423–434)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.28

32. Mirza Muhammad and the Forty Monsters

(pp. 437–492)
  • Paul M. Noorlander
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.29

33. Mirza Muhammad and the Three Princesses

(pp. 493–504)
  • Paul M. Noorlander
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.30

34. Mirza Muhammad’s Adventures

(pp. 505–546)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.31

35. Mar Yohanan (St. John)

(pp. 549–562)
  • Geoffrey Khan
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.32

36. Mar Giwargis (St. George)

(pp. 563–570)
  • Dorota Molin
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.33

37. The Prophet’s Horse

(pp. 571–578)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.34

38. The Foul-Mouthed Priest

(pp. 579–586)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
https://doi.org/10.11647/obp.0307.35

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)