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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)

Funding

OCLC Number

1337589893

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

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

5. Zambilfrosh

(pp. 23–34)
  • Geoffrey Khan
  • Dorota Molin
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
  • Geoffrey Khan
  • Dorota Molin
  • Dorota Molin
  • Masoud Mohammadirad

12. A ‘Pious’ Fox

(pp. 107–122)
  • Geoffrey Khan

13. A ‘Pious’ Fox

(pp. 123–132)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad

14. A Man and a Lion

(pp. 133–142)
  • Dorota Molin

15. A Man and a Snake

(pp. 143–148)
  • Dorota Molin

16. A Man and a Wolf

(pp. 149–160)
  • Dorota Molin
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
  • Dorota Molin

19. A Ewe and a Wolf

(pp. 187–198)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad

20. A Family Horse

(pp. 199–206)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad

21. A Man and His Dog

(pp. 207–214)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad

22. A Talking Goat

(pp. 215–220)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
  • Geoffrey Khan
  • Dorota Molin
  • Oz Aloni
  • Dorota Molin
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
  • Masoud Mohammadirad

28. Two Mullahs

(pp. 349–358)
  • Geoffrey Khan

29. Two Mullahs

(pp. 359–366)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
  • Masoud Mohammadirad

31. Firyat and Khajija

(pp. 423–434)
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
  • Paul M. Noorlander
  • Paul M. Noorlander
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
  • Geoffrey Khan
  • Dorota Molin
  • Masoud Mohammadirad
  • Masoud Mohammadirad

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)