Textbook Classic by Carl Brockelmann in Open Access

Carl Brockelmann Arabische Grammatik

„Arabische Grammatik: Paradigmen, Literatur, Übungsstücke und Glossar“ [ 1 ] by Carl Brockelmann is now freely available in our Open Access collection MENAdoc. The textbook can be regarded as a “classic” for the study of Arabic. We have digitized the 14th edition from 1960.

Book on MENAdoc

Carl Friedrich Brockelmann (1868 –1956) is regarded as one of the most important German Orientalists and Semitists. Together with Hans Wehr he was significantly involved in the transcription standard of the Arabic alphabet (transcription of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG) and DIN-Norm DIN 31635).

1) Arabic Grammar: Paradigms, Literature, Exercises and Glossary

Open Access: Historia Saracenica

Titelseite: Historia Saracenica von George Elmacin“Taʾrīḫ al-muslimīn min ṣāḥib šarīʿat al-islām Abi-ʾl-Qāsim Muḥammad ila ʾd-daula al-atābikīya … Id Est, Historia Saracenica” is now availabe in our open access collection MENAdoc.

The autor George Elmacin (also known as Ibn al-‘Amid, 1205–1273) was a Coptic Christian, who wrote a two-volume world chronicle from Adam to his day. He was significantly influencial on later Arab historians such as Ibn Khaldun.

“Historia Saracenica” was published in 1625 and is the second volume of Elmacin’s work. It covers the history of the Arabs from pre-Islamic times to the Seljuk Turks (570–1118) and includes a Latin translation by Thomas Erpenius.