A Cultural History of Aramaic: From the Beginnings to the Advent of Islam
In A Cultural History of Aramaic, Holger Gzella comprehensively describes the history of Aramaic and its socio-cultural underpinnings as an ongoing linguistic evolution between its emergence and the spread of Arabic through the Near East (ca. 1000 BCE-700 CE).
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Aramaic among the Semitic Languages
2 The Emergence of Aramaic Dialects in the Fertile Crescent
3 The Spread of Aramaic in the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires
4 Official Aramaic and the Achaemenid Chancellery
5 Aramaic in the Hellenistic and Early Roman Near East
6 Western Aramaic in Late Antique Palestine
7 Eastern Aramaic in Late Antique Syria and Mesopotamia
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