Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Latin and Arabic: Entangled Histories

Latin and Arabic: Entangled Histories
Daniel G. König (Ed.)  
Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality
  Latin and Arabic
As linguistic systems comprising a large variety of written and oral registers including derivate “languages” and “dialects,” Latin and Arabic have been of paramount importance for the history of the Euromediterranean since Antiquity. Moreover, due to their long-term function as languages of administration, intellectual activity, and religion, they are often regarded as cultural markers of Europe and the (Arabic-)Islamic sphere respectively. This volume explores the many dimensions and ramifications of Latin-Arabic entanglement both from macro-historical as well as from micro-historical perspectives. Visions of history marked by the binary opposition of “Islam” and “the West” tend to ignore these important facets of Euromediterranean entanglement, as do historical studies that explain complex transcultural processes without giving attention to their linguistic dimension.
Table of Contents
Daniel G. König
Part I: Latin and Arabic: Macro-historical Perspectives
Benoît Grévin
1. Comparing Medieval “Latin” and “Arabic” Textual Cultures from a Structural Perspective
Daniel G. König
2. Latin-Arabic Entanglement: A Short History
Part II: Latin and Arabic: Case Studies
Daniel Potthast
3. Diglossia as a Problem in Translating Administrative and Juridical Documents: The Case of Arabic, Latin, and Romance on the Medieval Iberian Peninsula
Benoît Grévin
4. Between Arabic and Latin in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Katarzyna K. Starczewska
5. Beyond Religious Polemics: An Arabic-Latin Qurʾān Used as a Textbook for Studying Arabic.
Jan Scholz
6. Cicero and Quintilian in the Arab World? Latin Rhetoric in Modern Arabic Rhetorical and Homiletical Manuals
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