Prof. Joseph SADAN


 I.  Books:

1. Le mobilier au Proche-Orient mdival, Leiden (E. J. Brill), 185 pp. and  42 drawings, 8 plates, 1976. Won the "Concours" of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris).

2. Nouvelle source de l'poque byide (series: adra, the Dept. of Arabic and the Dept. of Hist. of the Middle East & Africa), Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, 1980.

3. [A] Arabic Humoristic Literature and the Literary Genre 'Anecdotes on Boring Persons' (al-Adab al-hzil wa-nawdir al-thuqal’)   in the series: Literary Texts and Studies  of the Tel Aviv University, No 5, at the Sarj Press, Acre, 1984-5.

4. (With co-authors: P. Sj. van Koningsveld, Q. al-Samarrai) Yemenite Authorities and Jewish Messianism, published by the Documentatiebureau Islam-Christendom, Leiden (Leiden University, Faculty of Theology), 1990.

5.  [H] Still More Arabian Nights (Lo Elef ve-lo Layla), Tel Aviv (Am Oved; in the series of Sifrey Mofet), 2003.

6.   Et il y eut d'autres nuits, Paris (Editions Mdicis-Entrelacs, Groupe Albin Michel), 2004. 175 pp.

7.   Second and improved edition of the 3: al-Adab al-hzil wa-nawdir al-thuqal’, Cologne & Beirut (Kamel – Baghdad Editions; Manshrt al-Jamal), 2007.

8.   A Book in preparation: 

      (With co-author: S. Moreh) Dramatic Dimensions and Social Strata; Two Medieval Egyptian Plays, 200 pp.



           Other books    (methodology, editing, etc.),   see infra, section III/a 


II. Articles:

9. "Meubles et Acculturation",  Annales - Economies, Socits, Civilisations  (Paris), XXV (Sept. 1970), pp. 1354-1374.

10.  "A propos de 'martaba'; remarques sur l'tiquette", Revue des Etudes Islamiques (Paris), XL (1973), pp. 51-70.

11. "The Nomad versus Sedentary Framework in Arabic Literature", Fabula - Zeitschrift fr Erzhlforschung (Gttingen, Germany), XV, Heft 1 / 2 (1974), pp. 59-86.

12. [H] "Milk and Wine – the Struggle between Archaic Classics and Innovative Realism in Medieval Arabic Literature", Ha-Sifrut, the Literary Studies Review of Tel Aviv University, N0 21, (1975), pp. 119-134.

13. [H] "The World of Copiyists and Scribes", Aley Sefer, of the Bar-Ilan University, II (1976), pp. 33-51.

14. "Vin - fait de civilisation", Studies in Memory of Gaston Wiet (ed. M. Rosen-Ayalon), Hebrew University Jerusalem, 1977, pp. 129-160.

15. "Nouveaux documents sur scribes et copistes", Revue des Etudes Islamiques (Paris), XLV/1 (1977), pp. 41-87.

      Including Arabic text (21 pp. out of the 48 pp.) of the ninth century Epistle on Writing and Pens, al-Khatt wal-qalam, by Ibn Qutayba, published for the first time.

16. "The Division of the Day and the Work Program of al-Mansur", Studia Orientalia Memoriae D.H. Baneth Dedicata (ed. M.J. Kister, S. Pines), Heb. University, Jerusalem, 1979, pp. 255-273.

17. [H] "King and Craftsmes – a Framework of Contrasts; a Medieval Composition Verging on Dramatic Literature", Ha-Sifrut, the Literary Studies Periodical of Tel Aviv University, N0 26 (April 1978), pp. 141-168.

18. [H] "Additional Materials on Kings and Craftsmen", Ha-Sifrut, the Literary Studies Periodical of Tel Aviv University, N0 27 (December 1978), pp. 134-137.

19. [H] "The Holy Site (Maqm) of Nab Ms, between Jericho and Damascus; a History of a Competition between Sacred Places", Ha-Mizrah Ha-Hadash, the Israel Oriental Society Qaurterly, XXVIII, fasc. 1-2 (1979), pp. 22-38.

20. [H] "Three New Sources from the Arabic 'Merits of the Holy Land' Literature of the Sixteenth-Seventeenth Centuries", Cathedra of the Ben Zvi Memorial, N0 11 (1979), pp. 186-206.

21. [H] "The Dispute Concerning Maqm Nab Ms in the Muslim Sources", Ha-Mizrah Ha-Hadash (the New East), XXVIII, fasc. 3-4 (1980), pp. 220-238.

22. [H] "On Genizah Practices among Muslims and the Methods of Treating Worn-Out Holy Books", Kiryat Sefer of the Hebrew University, LV (1980), pp. 398-410.

23. "Le tombeau de Mose Jricho et Damas", Revue des Etudes Islamiques (Paris), XLIX (1981, printed 1989), pp. 59-99.

24. "Kings and Craftsmen - a Pattern of Contrasts", part I, Studia Islamica (Paris), fasc. LVII (1982), pp. 7-53.

25. "New Source of the Byid Period", I.O.S. (1983), vol. IX, pp. 355-376.

26. "Community and Extra-Community as Legal and Literary Problem", I.O.S., X (1983), special volume: Religion and Government in the World of Islam, pp. 102-115.

27. [H] "On Medieval 'Torah' in Arabic", Jerusalem Studies (Mehkarey Yerushalayim) in Jewish Thought of the Hebrew University, II/3 (1983), pp. 404-415.

28. [H] "The Arabian Nights in Judaeo-Arabic of Oran", Pe'amim (Ben-Zvi Institute), N0 17 (1984), pp. 76-87.

29. "Kings and Craftsmen - a Pattern of Contrasts", part II, Studia Islamica (Paris), fasc. LXII (1985), pp. 89-120.

30. "Some Literary Problems Concerning Judaism and Jewry in Medieval Arabic Sources", Studies in Honour of David Ayalon (ed. M. Sharon), Leiden (E.J. Brill and the Hebrew University), 1986, pp. 353-398.

31. "A 'Closed-Circuit' Saying on Practical Justice", Jahiliyya and Islamic Studies in Honour of M.J. Kister (ed. S. Pines, Sh. Shaked), part 2 = JSAI (Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam) X (1987), pp. 325-341.

32. "Genizah and Genizah-Like Practices in Islamic and Jewish Traditions", Bibliotheca Orientalis (Leiden), XLIII, 1/2 (1986), pp. 36-58.

33. "db - rgles de conduite, et db - dictons, maximes, dans quelques ouvrages indits d'al-alib, Mlanges Dominique Sourdel - Revue des Etudes Islamiques, LIV (1986, printed 1989), pp. 285-302.

34. "The Art of the Goldsmith Reflected in Medieval Arabic Literature", in Islamic Rings and Gems - the Zucker Collection (ed. D.J. Content), London (Philip Wilson), 1987, pp. 462-475, bibl. pp. 542-544.

35.   Hebrew version of 34, ibid. pp. 490-501.

36. [A] Fann al-siyagha kam yabd fi ‘l-adab al-'arab - Arabic version of the same, ibid, pp. 476-489.



37. [A] "The Epistle on Ugliness by Gzelhisari al-Aydini", Al-Karmil (Haifa University), IX (1988), pp. 7-33.

38. "Vine, Women and Seas - Some Images of the Ruler in Medieval Arabic Literature", Journal of Semitic Studies (University of Manchester, at the Oxford University Press) XXXIV (1989), pp.133-152.

39. "An Admirable and Ridiculous Hero; Some Notes on the Bedouin in Medieval Arabic Belles-Lettres", Poetics Today (Duke University Press, Durham, NC), X (1989), pp. 471-492.

40. [H] "A Dialogue between a Converted Jew and the Ottoman Ulam”, Pe'amim of the Ben-Zvi Institute, N0 42 (1990), pp. 91-104.

41. [H] "The Chronicle by Ibn Nasir on a Jewish Messianic Movement in the Yemen in the Second Half of the 17th Century", Pe'amim (the Ben-Zvi Institute), N0 43 (1990), pp. 111-135.

42. "La littrature vue par un administrateur frustr; L'arrire-fond de la description la plus courte et la plus sarcastique du dveloppement de la prose arabe", Studia Islamica (Paris), fasc. LXXI (1990), pp. 29-36.

43. "Maidens' Hair and Starry Skies - Images System and Ma’an Guides", in: Medieval Poetry and Poetics - Studies in Arabic and Hebrew Literature (ed. S. Somekh) = I.O.S. (at the E.J. Brill Press, Leiden), XI (1991), pp. 57-88.

44. "Some Written Sources Concerning Goldsmithing and Jewellery", Jewellery and Goldsmithing in the Islamic World (the Israel Musem, Jerusalem, ed. Naama Brosh), 1991 pp. 93-100.

45. "A Legal Opinion Concerning the Sanctity of Jerusalem", I.O.S. (at the E.J. Brill Press, Leiden), XIII (1993), pp. 231-245.

46.   "Identity and Inimitability – Contexts of Inter-Religious Polemics", in: Concepts of the Other in Near Eastern Religions, I.O.S. XIV (at the E.J. Brill Press, Leiden), XIV (1994), pp. 325-347.

47.   "db al-mulk  attribu al-Ğhiz – un cas type sur la question d'authenticit de certains indits gahiziens", Arabica (Paris), XL (1993), pp. 431-438.

48. [H] "Biblical Poetics Commented by Jews, Christians and Muslims and the Composition by al-Hrith ibn Sinn", Israel Levin Volume, ed. by R. Zur and T. Rosen, the Katz Institute, Tel Aviv University, 1994, I, pp. 195-240.

49. "The 'Latrines Decree' in the Yemen versus the Dhimma Principles", in: Pluralism and the Other ; Studies in Religious Behaviour, edited by J. Platvoet and K. van der Toorn, at E.J. Brill (Leiden) , in the series of Numen, Leiden, 1995, pp. 167-185.

50. [H] "Polemics as Literary and Religious Writing", Muslim Writers on Jews and Judaism, ed. H. Lazarus-Yafeh, the Shazar Center, Jerusalem, 1996, pp. 37-58.

51. [in Dutch, with P.Sj. van Koningsveld as co-author], "Aspecten van de sociale geschiedens van de joodse minderheid in Jemen", in: Joden in de wereld van de Islam, edited by J-M. Cohen and I.E. Zviep, Jewish Historical Museum and the Bulaaq Publishing House, Amsterdam, 1996, pp. 97-111.

52. [H] "Yehuda Alharizi's Biography as a Cultural Junction", Pe'amim of the Ben-Zvi Institute, N0 68 (1996), pp. 16-67.

53. [H] "Identification of the Maqm Nab Ms", Religion and Cult of Sacred Sites in Palestine (a special issue of Ariel, N0 117, ed. by E. Schiller), 1997, pp. 182-187.

54. [H] "Purity and Impurity of Books", Pe'amim (the Ben-Zvi Institute), N0 70 (1997), pp. 4-22.

55. [A] "The Literary Lesson Drawn from the Epistle ' The War between the Cat and the Mouse' - Qissat al-qitt wal-fa’r; Text-Edition and Preliminary Remarks", Al-Karmil (Haifa University), XVIII-XIX, Volume in Memory of David Semah (1997-1998), pp. 7-33.

56. [H]  "Between the Restrictions Imposed on the Yemenite Jews at the End of the 17th Century and the Latrines Decree", Mas'at Moshe; Studies in the Jewish and Arab Cultures in Honour of M. Gil, ed. by E. Fleischer and M.A. Friedman, Mossad Bialik and the Tel Aviv University, 1998, pp. 202-236.

57. "Hrn al-Rashd and the Brewer: Preliminary Remarks on the Adab of the Elite versus Hikyt", in Studies in Canonical and Popular Arabic Literature, edited by S. Ballas and R. Snir,  Toronto (York Press), 1998, pp. 1-22.

58. "Death of a Princess; Episodes of the Barmakid Legend in Its Late Evolution", in: Story-telling in the Framework of Non-Fictional Arabic Literature, edited by Stefan Leder, Wiesbaden (Otto Harrassowitz), 1998, pp. 130-157.

59. "Arabic Tom 'n Jerry Compositions; a Popular Composition on a War between Cats and Mice and a Maqma on Negotiations and Concluding Peace between a Cat and a Mouse", Compilation and Creation in Adab and Lugha = I.O.S., XIX (1999), pp. 173-205.

60. [A] "Aladdin and his Lamp Return to their Origins", Al-Karmil (Haifa University), XX (1999), pp. 149-188.

61. "On Tombs and Holy Writ", in  Milestones in the Art and Culture of Egypt, edited by Asher Ovadiah, the Faculty of Art at the Tel-Aviv University, 2000, pp. 171-194.

62. [H] "The Sabbatian Movement and Its Aftermath in the 17th Century Yemen; the Version of Yahya ibn al-Husayn ibn al-Qasim", Sabbatian Movement and Its Aftermath; Messianism, Sabbatianism and Frankism, ed. by Rachel Eli'or, Hebrew University, the Gershom Shalom Center (Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought), 2001, I, pp. 93-112.

63.   "L'Orient pittoresque et Aladin retrouv", in Emergence des francophonies, edited by D. Mendelson, Limoges (Pulim: Presses Universitaires de l'Universit de Limoges), 2001, pp. 169-184.

64.   "Background, Date and Meaning of the Story of the Alexandrian Lover and the Magic Lamp", Q.S.A. (Quaderni di Studi Arabi) XIX (2001), pp. 173-192.

65. "Un intellectuel juif au confluent de deux cultures; Yehuda al-Harizi et sa biographie arabe", in Judos y musulmanes en al-Andalus y el Magreb; Contactos intelectuelas, edited by Maribel Fierro, Madrid (Collection of Casa de Velzques,  in the series Judos en tierras de Islam,  I), 2002, pp. 105-151.

66.   "The Arabian Nights and the Jews" [shorter version of No 73 infra], The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia, ed., U. Marzolph. R. van Leeuwen, H. Wassouf, Santa Barbara (ABC – Clio), 2004, I, introductive chapters, pp. 42-46.

67.   "Jacques Cazotte, His Hero Xaloun, and Hamda al-Kasln: A Unique Feature of Cazotte’s ‘Continuation’ of the Arabian Nights and a Newly Discovered Arabic Source That Inspired His Novel on Xaloun", Marvels and Tales, XVIII/2 (2004), pp. 286- 299.

68. "Nomad and Sedentary: Demarcation in Food and Wood and the Special Case of al-Harz of Toledo", in: Manuela Marn y Cristina de La Puente (eds.), El Banquete de las Parablas: La Alimentation en los Textos rabes, Madrid (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientficas), 2005, pp. 121-134.

69.   [A] "Would it be Propre to Laugh at a ‘Bedouin’, a ‘Villager’, or a ‘Kurd’? An Analytical Survey of Literary Contrasts", Al-Karmil (Haifa University), XXV-XXVI (2004-5), pp. 123-137.

70.   (Co-author: Adam Silverstein), "Ornate Manuals or Practical Adab? Some Reflections on a Unique work by an Anonymous Author of the 10th Century CE", Al-Qantara (Consejo Nacional, Madrid), XXV/2 (2004), pp. 339-355.

71. "Ants, Miracles and Mythological Monster; a Literary Study of Ant Narratives between a Jhizian Atmosphere and Munnjt Ms”, JSAI, 31 (2006), pp. 403-449.

72.   (Co-author: Nasir Basal), "Some Fragments of Judaeo-Arabic Poetry", JSAI, 32 (2006), Volume in honour Franz Rosenthal, pp. 213-246.

73.   New improved version of 67 ("Jacques Cazotte, His Hero Xaloun, and amda the Kasln: A Unique Feature of Cazotte’s ‘Continuation’…), in: U. Marzolph, (ed.), The Arabian Nights in Transnational Perspective, Detroit (Wayne State University Press), 2007, pp. 33-48.

74.   "Purity, Impurity and the Disposal of Defiled Books in Islam, in Comparison with Judaism", JSAI, 33 (2007), Volume in Honour of Y. Friedmann, pp. 193-218.

75.   “Navet, Verses of Holy Writ and Polemics; Phonemes and Sounds as Criteria: Biblical Verses Submitted to Muslim Scholars by a Converted Jew in the Reign of Byzd (Beyazıt) II (1481-1512)”, in A. Vrolijk, J.P. Hogendijk, O ye Gentlemen: Arabic Studies in Honour of Remke Kruk, Leiden (E.J. Brill), 2007, pp. 495-510.

76. “What Does Manhaj al-sawb Want from the Jews? in: Studies in Honour of Joel Kraemer, ed. Zvi Langerman, Leuven (Peeters), 2007, pp. 325-330.

77. "Jackals' Discourse: Examining the Hebrew Versions of Kalla wa-dimna", in : F. Buden, A. Chrabi, A. Ghersetti (eds.), Le rpertoire narratif arabe mdival, Geneva (Droz), 2008, pp. 253-272.

78. “Wie sagt man ‘Schielderkrte’ auf Hebrisch? Kalla wa-dimna  zwischen Arabisch und Hebrisch”, in: M. Fansa, E. Grunewald (eds.), Von listigen Schakalen une trichten Kamelen: Die Fabel in Orient und Okzident (Landesmuseum Nature und Mensch, Oldenburg), Wiesbaden (Reichert), 2008, pp. 67-74.

79. “Conflicting Tendencies between Higher and Lower Strata of Humour: Some Genizah Fragments”, in Georges Tamer (ed.), Humor in des arabischen Kultur, Berlin (Walter de Gruyter), 2009, pp. 137-149.

80.   [H] “Al-Sha΄rn (d. 1565) and Others: Continuation of Socio-Moral Preaching Forms in a Pseudo-Biblical Pattern”, in: S. Braslavy, B. Abrahamov, J. Sadan (eds.), Minha le-Mikha’el, in Honour of Michael Schwartz, Tel Aviv University (Sali and Lester Faculty of Humanities), 2009, pp. 91-104.

81.   “In the Eyes of the Christian Writer al-Hrit ibn Sinn: Poetics and Eloquence as a Platform of Inter-Cultural Contacts and Contracts”, Arabica 56 (2009), pp. 1-26.

82.   “Examen de donnes extra-textuelles en arrire-plan de certains contes des Mille et une nuits”, in : Aboubakr Chrabi, Carmen Ramirez, Les Mille et une nuits et le rcit oriental en Espagne et en Occident, Paris (L’Harmattan), 2009, pp. 75-92.



83.  "The Arabian Nights and the Jews", in Festschrift G.R. Khoury, edited by his disciples (Dr. S. Karoui, Dr. M. Schmidt) at the Heidelberg University, 18 pp.

84.  (Co-author: Nasir Basal [H]), “Semi-Liturgical Poems in Judaeo Arabic: Could They Constitute a Munlt Ms Text? in: Sh. Rafael, Studies in Honour of Judith Dishon (Bar-Ilan University), 30 pp. computerized proofs. 

85.  “Imaginary Beloved Women and Arabic Empfindsamkeit: On Some Romantic Narratives Following Love Verses”, in: Ali Hussein (ed.), The Branches of the Goodly Tree: Studies in Honor of George Kanazi, 22 pp. (proofs).

86.  “Le mort qui confessa ses mfaits au vivant : fables enchsses entre l’arabe et l’hbreu dans Barlaaam et Josaphat”, in : [Actes de Genve]  De l’Orient en Occident : fables enchsses avant les Mille et une nuits, 2010, ed. M. Vuagnoux-Uhlig, A. Chrabi, in the series Celama, Editions Brepols, 21 pp. (proofs).

87.  “Le dessein secret de la conteuse: Schhrazade vs. Mlila”, [Actes de Grenade] De Bagdad Grenade : mirroirs des Mille et une nuits : de M. Lahy-Hollbecque Jacqueline Kahanoff  ”, 2011, ed. Nathalie Blser, Aboubakr Chrabi (computerised proofs 12 pp.).




III. Other Publications (Methodological, Teaching Textbooks, Articles in Educational Publ., Editing, etc.):    


 a.   Books and Booklets 

88.  [H] Between Heritage and Revolution; on Struggles and Modernization Attempts in the Abbasid Poetry, shortened by I. Geries. Textbook printed by the Dyonon (Students Association), 1972, 171 pp.

89. [A] F. Mawasi, A. Arafat, M. Abu Fani, J. Sadan, Parables and Maxims,(Sources), Booklet I (Ministry of Education and Culture, Center of Education Programs and the Dept of Arabic Language & Literature,  Tel Aviv University,  at the Saruji Press, Acre), 1980, 45 pp.

90. [A] F. Mawasi, A. Arafat, M. Abu Fani, J. Sadan, Parables and  Maxims (History and Background of), Booklet II (Ministry of Education and Culture, Center of Education Programs and the Dept of Arabic Language & Literature, Tel Aviv, at the Saruji Press, Acre), 1980, 53 pp.

91. [H] The Serenity of Lightness; on Arabic Adab, Ministry of Education, Center for Educational Programs and the Department of Arabic Language and Literature at Tel Aviv Univ., a series ed. by G. Meisels, N0 5 (1981), 62 pp.



b.   Editing:

92. (Co-editors: A. Arazi, D. Wasserstein), Compilation and Creation in Adab and Lugha: Studies in Memory of Naphtali Kinberg (1948-1997)I.O.S. XIX , Winona Lake, IN (Eisenbrauns), 1999.

93. (Co-editors: S. Braslavy, B. Abrahamov), Minha le-Mikha’el, in Honour of Michael Schwartz, Tel Aviv University (Sali and Lester Faculty of Humanities), 2009.



c.  Articles in Educational and Cultural Non-Academic Periodicals:

94. [A] "Popular Atmosphere - the Axis of 'Adab' Stories", al-Jadid, XXII/5 (1975), pp. 37-46.

95. "Muslim Customs Regarding Worn-Out Sacred Books; Background to the Cairo Genizah", Bulletin of the Israeli Academic Center in Cairo,  No 3  (1983-1984), pp. 2-3.

96. "Judaeo-Arabic Literature in the 19th Century; on Some Translated Stories and an Original Novel", Bulletin of the Israeli Academic Center in Cairo, No 7 (1986), pp. 7-10.

97. [English and Arabic] "Scribes Copyists and 'Readers-Clubs' in the Light of Genizah Documents", Bulletin of the Israeli Academic Center in Cairo, No 16 (1992), pp. 35-36 and 67-72.

98. [H] The Jew’s Image in Classical Arabic Literature, Mahanayim Quaterly, ed. by Rabbi Menahem Hakohen, I (1992), pp. 196-207. 1992.

99. [H] "Not Thousand and not One Nights", Keshet Jubilee Issue, ed. A. Amir, Tel Aviv, 1998, pp. 161-181.



IV.   Items in Encyclopaediae:

100-102. In the Encyclopedia Hebraica, articles: "Kfa", "Masjid", "Arabic: Literature" (first part: classical). XX, p. 690; XXIII, pp. 1082-1083; XXVIII, pp. 179-183.

103. "Khamr" (=Wine), Encyclopaedia of Islam, second edition, Brill, Leiden, IV (1978), pp. 997-998.

104. "Athth" (=Furniture), Encyclopaedia of Islam, second edition, Brill, Leiden, Supplement vol, I, fasc. 1-2 (1980), pp. 99-100.

105. [Cl. Huart, J. Sadan,] "Kurs" (=Chairs, seats), Encyclopaedia of Islam, second edition, Brill, Leiden, V (1986), p. 509.

106. "Lubd" (=Felt), Encyclopaedia of Islam, second edition, V (1986), p. 798.

107. "Mafrsht" (=Carpets, upholstery), Encyclopaedia of Islam, second edition, Brill, Leiden, V (1986), pp. 1158-1159.

108. "Furniture (Middle Eastern)", Dictionary of the Middle-Ages, V, pp. 313-316,   1985.

109.  "Kurs", Dictionary of the Middle-Ages, VII (1986), p. 311.

110. [J. Sadan, J. Fraenkel,] "Manr-Manra"(=Light-House), Encyclopaedia of Islam, second edition, Brill, Leiden, VI/103-104 (1987), pp. 358-360.

111. "Mashrbt" (=Drinks), Encyclopaedia of Islam, second edition, Brill, Leiden, VI/109-110 (1989), pp. 720-723.

112. "Milh" (=Salt), Encyclopaedia of Islam, Brill, Leiden, VII (1990), p. 57.

113."Mirwaha" (Fans; ventilation), Encyclopaedia of Islam, second edition, Brill, Leiden, VII (1990), pp. 127-129.

114. "Nadm" (Boon-Companion), Encyclopaedia of Islam, second edition, Brill, Leiden, VII (1992), pp. 851-853.

115. "Sha΄r" (Hair, pelt), Encyclopaedia of Islam, second edition, Brill, Leiden, IX (1997), p. 311.

116. "Martaba" (degree, ceremonial rank, concept of etiquette), Encyclopaedia of Islam, second edition, Supplement of the Encyclopaedia, fasc. 9-10 (2004), Leiden (Brill), pp. 600-601.

117. " ΄Ayn Ms" (the Spring of Moses), the Encyclopaedia of Islam, third edition, in press (the 3rd edition of the E.I. is distibuted only in an Internet version).

118. "Al-Bilbays ", the Encyclopaedia of Islam, third edition, in press (the 3rd ed. Of the E.I. is distibuted only in an Internet version).

119. About 50 minutes lecture athe site of selested scholars in Les archives audiovisuelles de la recherce: Sciences humaines et sociales, of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Equipe: Smiotique Communication et Nouvelles Technologies), site :

120. An introduction to H. Amit-Kokhavi (transl. into Hebrew), Some Arabian Nights, Tel Aviv (Babel), 2008, pp. 11-30.



V.    Book Reviews:

121.  [H] (J. Sadan, S. Somekh) On: H.A.R. Gibb and J.M. Landau, Introduction to the Arabic Literature (in its Hebrew version), review in Ha-Mizrah Ha-Hadash, the Israel Oriental Society Qaurterly, XXI (1971), pp. 480-483.

122.  On: M. Gil, The Tustaries, family and Sect, in JESHO (Journal of Economic and social History of the Orient), XXIX (1986), pp. 104-105.

123.  [A] On: L. Kinberg (ed.), Kitab al-mawt wal-qubr of Ibn Abi al-Dunya, in: Al-Karmil (Haifa University), IV (1983), pp. 133-140.

124. On: F. Malti-Douglas, Structures of Avarice, in: Fabula - Zeitschrift fr Erzhlforschung  (Gttingen, Germany), Band 30 (1989), pp. 338-339.

125. On: F. Malti-Douglas, Structures of Avarice, in: I.O.S. (at the E.J. Brill Press, Leiden,), XII (1992), pp. 247-251. 1992.

126. On: Stefan C. Reif, Published Material from the Cambridge Genizah, Cambridge 1988, in:  I.O.S. (at the E.J. Brill Press, Leiden), XIII (1993), pp. 289-292.

127. On: The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature (II): ‘Abbsid Belles-Lettres, ed. by J. Ashtiany, T.M. Johnstone, J.D. Latham, R.B. Serjeant, R. Smith, Cambridge 1990, in:  I.O.S. (at the E.J. Brill Press, Leiden), XIII (1993), pp. 283-288.

128.  On: M. Piamenta, The Human Conception of God and Human Welfare (Leiden), in:  Mediterranean Languages Review, VI-VII (1983), pp. 279-280.

129. On: Wiebke Walther, Tausend und eine Nacht, in: Journal of Arabic Literature, XXV (1994), pp. 81-85.

130. [H] On: H. Taragan, Patronage and Art in the Umayyad Palace of Jericho, in: Ha-Mizrah Ha-Hadash, the Israel Oriental Society Qaurterly, XLI (2000), pp. 190-191.

131. On: A. Arazi, S. Masalha, Six Early Arab Poets, in: Studia Islamica, fasc. XCII-IV (2001), pp. 149-153.

132. On: S. Khaliliyeh, Islamic Maritime Law, in: Studia Islamica, fasc. XCII-IV (2001), pp. 173-175.

133. On: R. Tottoli, Biblical Prophets in the Quran and Muslim Literature, in: Arabica, L/3 (2003), pp. 405-407.

134. [H] On: Z. ΄Ammr and Y. Seri, Palestine and Syria as Described by Physician from Jerusalem in the 10th Century, in Cathedra of the Ben Zvi Institute, fasc. 124 (June, 2006), pp. 171-174.

135. On: Manfred Fleischhammer, Die Quellen des Kitb al-Aghn, in: JSAI, 33 (2007), pp. 537-540.

136. On: A. Shiloah, Music in the Muslim World, in: Ha-Mizrah Ha-Hadash, fasc. 45 (2005), pp. 279-281.

137. On: Ella Almagor’s translation of Tawq al-hamma by Ibn Hazm, Ha-Mizrah Ha-Hadash, fasc. 48 (2009), pp. 259-265.



 --  More than 33 review articles in the literary supplements: Davar: Massa, Haaretz, Keshet, Ho, etc. are not taken into account.


 The drawings on this page are illustrations to the Arabian Nights by Arthur Boyd Houghton (1836-1875) who lived many years in the East. On the page of of the C.V. you see a miniature from a medieval manuscript of Kalila wa-Dimna  


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