PUBLICATIONS

2018
PD Buell and F Fiaschetti. 2018. Historical Dictionary of the Mongol World Empire. Rowman & Littlefield.
There have been recent advances in the phonological reconstruction of the South-Central (“Kuki}-Chin”) branch of Trans-Himalayan (Tibeto-Burman), in particular by VanBik (2009). However, the Northwestern (“Old} Kuki”) subgroup, generally considered to be conservative, is not represented in this work as reliable data have not been available. The present study provides a comprehensive documentation of the historical phonology of one Northwestern language, Monsang. The unexpected finding is that Monsang cannot be considered conservative in its phonological development. A large number of sound changes have occurred across all phonological domains. The majority of sound changes are mergers, and with small exceptions, no unusual sound changes are found. As a result, the diachronic development of Monsang can be considered a case of reduction in phonological complexity.
Evelyn Runge. 2018. “Johannes Becker: Verortungen in der Jerusalemer Altstadt. Lebensgeschichten und Alltag in einem engen urbanen Raum.” H-Soz-Kult. Kommunikation und Fachinformation für die Geschichtswissenschaften.
Evelyn Runge. 2018. “Jürgen Danyel, Gerhard Paul, Annette Vowinckel (Hg.): Arbeit am Bild. Visual History als Praxis.” Rundbrief Fotografie, 25, 2/2018, Pp. 54-57.
Moshe Blidstein. 2018. “Loosing vows and oaths in the roman empire and beyond: authority and interpretation.” Archiv für Religionsgeschichte, 20, 1, Pp. 275-303.
Assaf Nativ. 2018. “On the object of archaeology.” ARD, 25, 01, Pp. 1-21. Abstract
The paper ponders the object of archaeology, called here ‘the archaeological’. It argues that the existence of such an object is a necessary premise of the field and that ultimately it is on this object that the validity of all claims and arguments must rest. The paper suggests that the archaeological be conceived as a cultural phenomenon that consists in being disengaged from the social, an understanding that positions archaeology as a counterpart to the social sciences and the humanities, rather than a member in the same milieu. The first part of the paper focuses on the position of the archaeological with reference to the concepts of ‘Nature’ and ‘Culture’, which eventually leads us to a confrontation between archaeological statics and the dynamics of the world. Efforts to justify and understand archaeological statics consequently lead to the recognition of a constitutive distinction between buried and non-buried conditions, upon which the differentiation of the archaeological from the social is established.
Evelyn Runge. 2018. “Simon Lindgren: Digital Media & Society.” rezensionen:kommunikation:medien.
Moshe Blidstein. 2018. “Swearing by the Book: Oaths and the Rise of Scripture in the Roman Empire.” Asdiwal: Revue genevoise d'anthropologie et d'histoire des religions, 12, Pp. 53-72.
Jonathan Brack. 2018. “Theologies of auspicious kingship: the islamization of chinggisid sacral kingship in the islamic world.” Comp Stud Soc Hist, 60, 4, Pp. 1143-1171.
Building upon previous literature and insights from natural corpus data, this paper questions the theoretical bases and applicability of Information-Structural categories, such as topic and focus, and proposes an alternative approach to this field. In the proposed framework, so-called “information-structural” phenomena are epiphenomenal effects of diverse linguistic devices, related directly to a broad array of primarily intersubjective, interactional and discourse-structuring aspects of communication and language. The paper presents cross-linguistic data that support this view and proposes the ensuing directions for the systematic study of these phenomena.
עמית גבריהו. 2018. “מטבעות לשון: 'קלוטו של ים'; 'טרשא'.” לשוננו, עט, ג, Pp. 247-267.
Gronemann, Sammy: Gesammelte Dramen. Collected Works, Vol. 1
For the first time, Volume 1 compiles all extant dramatic works by Sammy Gronemann published in German. They include the Purim play Haman’s Flight written for Martin Buber (1900), Gronemann’s first successful comedy The Wise Man and the Fool, written around 1940 in Tel Aviv, a work that, after Gronemann’s death, went on in Hebrew translation and with songs by Nathan Alterman to become one of the first successful musicals in the Israeli theater.
Theatre Cultures within Globalising Empires Looking at Early Modern England and Spain
This volume presents the proceedings of the international conference “Theatre Cultures within Globalising Empires: Looking at Early Modern England and Spain”, held in 2012 as part of the ERC Advanced Grant Project Early Modern European Drama and the Cultural Net (DramaNet). Implementing the concept of culture as a virtual network, it investigates Early modern European drama and its global dissemination. The 12 articles of the volume – all written by experts in the field teaching in the United Kingdom, the USA, Russia, Switzerland, India and Germany – focus on a selection of English and Spanish dramas from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Analysing and comparing motifs, formal parameters as well as plot structures, they discuss the commonalities and differences of Early modern drama in England and Spain.
2017
Praxagoras of Cos on Arteries, Pulse and Pneuma. Fragments and Interpretation

The distinction that Praxagoras of Cos (4th-3rd c. BC) made between arteries and veins and his views on pulsation and pneuma are two significant turning points in the history of ideas and medicine. In this book Orly Lewis presents the fragmentary evidence for this topic and offers a fresh analysis of Praxagoras’ views on the soul and the functions of the heart and pneuma. In so doing, she highlights the empirical basis of Praxagoras’ views and his engagement with earlier medical debates and with Aristotle’s physiology. The study consists of an edition and translation of the relevant fragments (some absent from the standard 1958 edition) followed by a commentary and a synthetic analysis of Praxagoras’ views and their place in the history of medicine and ideas.

(Studies in Ancient Medicine 48; Brill: Leiden, 2017)

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