of the American Oriental Society

The regular serial publication of the Society, issued quarterly, is the Journal of the American Oriental Society. The first volume, published in 1843-49, set the tone for all time in the broad scope of subject matter and the solidity of its scholarship. It included studies of Arab music, of Persian cuneiform, and of Buddhism in India, and brought to a wide audience the then novel theories of Pierre E. Du Ponceau, assailing the doctrine of the "ideographic" character of the Chinese script. From that year to the present day, the Journal has brought to the world of scholarship the results of the advanced researches of the most distinguished American Orientalists, specialists in the literatures and civilizations of the Near East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Inner Asia, the Far East and the Islamic World. The pages of the Journal are always open to original and interesting contributions from scholars. To assure competent and impartial appraisal of the scholarly level of the material submitted for publication, the editorial staff is composed of recognized scholars in each of the major areas served by the Society. Membership in the AOS includes an annual subscription to the Journal.

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American Oriental Series

*** Vol. 1. Blake, Frank R.  (Frank Ringgold),  1875-1962.    A grammar of the Tagálog language,   the chief native idiom of the Philippine Islands,   New Haven, Conn., American Oriental Society, 1925. 

*** Vol. 2-3. Panchatantra. English & Sanskrit The Panchatantra reconstructed; an attempt to establish the lost original Sanskrit text of the most famous of Indian story-collections on the basis of the principal extant versions; New Haven, Conn., American Oriental Society, 1924.

**Vol. 4. Jambhaladatta's Version of the Vetâlapañcavinsati. By Murray B. Emeneau (transl. & text). 1934.

**Vol. 5. The Vocalization of the Egyptian Syllabic Orthography. By W. F. Albright. 1934.

Vol. 8. A Grammar of the Phoenician Language. By Zellig S. Harris. 1936. (ISBN 0-940490-08-0). Paper. $16.

**Vol. 9. The Kashmirian Atharva Veda, Books 16 & 17. By LeRoy C. Barret. 1936-40.

**Vol. 10. Movable Property in the Nuzi Documents. By Dorothy Cross. 1937.

**Vol. 11. The Study of Human Abilities: The Jen wu chih of Liu Shao. By John Shryock. 1938.

**Vol. 12. A Census of Indic Manuscripts in the United States & Canada. By Horace I. Poleman. 1938.

**Vol. 13. Wei Shih Er Shih Lun: The Treatise in Twenty Stanzas on Representation-only by Vasubandhu. Edited with introduction, translation & commentary by Clarence H. Hamilton. 1938.

**Vol. 14. The Hittite Ritual of Tunnawi. By Albrecht Goetze. 1938.

**Vol. 15. The Basis of Israelite Marriage. By Millar Burrows. 1938.

**Vol. 16. Development of the Canaanite Dialects. By Zellig S. Harris. 1939.

**Vol. 17. Statesman, Patriot, and General in Ancient China: Three Shih Chi biographies of the Ch'in Dynasty (255-206 B.C.). Translated & discussed by Derk Bodde. 1940.

**Vol. 18. The Kashmirian Atharva Veda, Books 19 & 20. By LeRoy C. Barret. 1940.

**Vol. 19. Al-Ibânah `An Usûl ad-Diyânah (The Elucidation of Islam's Foundation). A translation with introduction and notes. By Walter C. Klein. 1940.

**Vol. 22. Spiritual Authority & Temporal Power in the Indian Theory of Government. By Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. 1942.

**Vol. 23. Anthropological Biography of Negro Africa. By H. A. Wieschoff. 1948.

**Vol. 24. Palestinian Figurines in Relation to Certain Goddesses Known through Literature. By James B. Pritchard. 1943.

**Vol. 25. Nuzi Real Estate Transactions. By Francis R. Steele. 1943.

Vol. 26. Ahmad B. at-Tayyib as-Sarahsî. By Franz Rosenthal. 1943. (ISBN 0-940490-26-9). Paper. $5.

**Vol. 27. Lu Hsiang-Shan. By Sui-Chi Huang. 1944.

Vol. 28. Gafat Documents: Records of a South-Ethiopic Language. By Wolf Leslau. 1945. Grammar, Text, and Commentary. (ISBN 0-940490-28-5). Paper. $5.

Vol. 29. Mathematical Cuneiform Texts. By O. Neugebauer and A. Sachs. 1945. (ISBN 0-940490-29-3). $32. (Re-print now available from Eisenbrauns $38.00 )

Vol. 30. Roots, Verb Forms and Primary Derivatives of the Sanskrit Language. By William Dwight Whitney. 1945. (ISBN 0-940490-30-7). $16.

***Vol. 31. Manhaj as-Sâlik: Abû Hayyân's Commentary on the Alfiyya of Ibn Mâlik. Edited with an Introduction by Sidney Glazer. 1947.

**Vol. 32. Catalogue of the Cuneiform Tablets of the Wilberforce Eames Babylonian Collection in the New York Public Library. By A. Leo Oppenheim. 1948.

Vol. 33. Old Persian Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. By Roland G. Kent. 2nd rev. ed. 1953. (ISBN 0-940490-33-1). $32. (Print-on-Demand coming)

***Vol. 34. The Narrative of Bhoja (Bhojaprabandha). By Ballâla of Benares and Louis H. Gray. 1950. (ISBN 0-94049034-X). Paper. $5.

***Vol. 35. Abû Ja`far Muhammad B. Jarîr al-Tabarî's The Reign of Al-Mu`tasim (833-842). Translated and annotated by Elma Martin. 1951. (ISBN 0-940490-35-8). $5.

Vol. 36. Early Hebrew Orthography: A Study of the Epigraphic Evidence. By Frank Moore Cross and David Noel Freedman. (ISBN 0-940490-36-6). Paper. $14.

**Vol. 37. Kassitenstudien I: Die Sprache der Kassiten. By Kemal Balkan. 1954.

Vol. 38. The Idea of History in the Ancient Near East. Ed. by Robert C. Dentan. 1955. (ISBN 0-940490-38-2). $12.95.

***Vol. 39. The Hab/piru. By Moshe Greenberg. 1955. (ISBN 0-940490-39-0). Paper.

Vol. 40. Index to JAOS, Vols. 21 to 60. Compiled by Edward H. Schafer, Isidore Dyen, Helen E. Fernald and Harold W. Glidden. 1955. (ISBN 0-940490-40-4). Paper. $5.

***Vol. 41. A Bushman Dictionary. By Dorothea F Bleek. 1956. (ISBN 0-940490-41-2). Paper.

***Vol. 42. The Language of the Secret History of the Mongols. By John Charles Street. 1957.

Vol. 43. Early Mesopotamian Royal Titles: A Philological and Historical Analysis. By William W. Hallo. 1957. (ISBN 0-940490-43-9). Paper. $18.

Vol. 44. The Hitopadesa and its Sources. By Ludwik Sternbach. 1960. (ISBN 0-940490-44-7). Paper. $15.

Vol. 45. Heat in the Rig Veda and Atharva Veda. By Chauncey J. Blair. 1961. (ISBN 0-940490-45-5). $8.

Vol. 46. The Vasanta Vilâsa. Ed. by W. Norman Brown. 1962. (ISBN 0-940490-46-3). $20.

Vol. 47. Indological Studies in Honor of W. Norman Brown. Ed. by Ernest Bender. 1962. (ISBN 0-940490-47-1). $15.

***Vol. 48. The Huai-nan-tzu, Book Eleven: Behavior, Culture and the Cosmos. By Benjamin E. Wallacker. 1962. (ISBN 0-940490-48-X).

***Vol. 49. Mandaic Incantation Texts. By Edwin M. Yamauchi. 1967.

Vol. 50. Some Inscriptions of the Safaitic Bedouin. By Willard Burbon Oxtoby. 1968. (ISBN 0-940490-50-1). Paper. $8.

Vol. 51. Alexander Hamilton (1762-1824): A Chapter in the Early History of Sanskrit Philology. By Rosane Rocher. 1968. (ISBN 0-940490-51-X). Paper. $8.

Vol. 52. Madurese Phonology and Morphology. By Alan M. Stevens. 1968. (ISBN 0-940490-52-8). Paper. $8.

Vol. 53. Essays in Memory of E. A. Speiser. Ed. by William W. Hallo. 1968. (lSBN 0-940490-53-6). $20.

Vol. 54. A Nepali Version of the Vetâlapañcavimsati. Ed. and transl. by Theodore Riccardi, Jr. 1971. (ISBN 0-94049054-4). Paper. $17.50.

***Vol. 55. Alimenta Hethaeorum: Food Production in Hittite Asia Minor. By Harry A. Hoffner, Jr. 1974.

***Vol. 56. Candramahârosana Tantra. Ed. and transl. by Christopher S. George. 1974. (ISBN 0-940490-56-0). Paper.

Vol. 57. Tawi Tales: Folktales from Jammu. By Noriko Mayeda and W. Norman Brown. 1974. (ISBN 0-940490-57-9). Paper. $10.

Vol. 58.'The Footprints of the Buddha': An Eighth-Century Old Japanese Poetic Sequence. By Roy Andrew Miller. 1975. (ISBN 0-940490-58-7). Paper. $15.

Vol. 59. The Case for Fricative Laterals in Proto-Semitic. By Richard Steiner. 1975. (ISBN 0-940490-59-5). Paper. $12.50.

***Vol. 60. Greek Wisdom Literature in Arabic Translation: A Study of the Graeco-Arabic Gnomologia. By Dimitri Gutas. 1975. (ISBN 0-940490-60-9). Paper. $10.

Vol. 61. Aspects of Versification in Sanskrit Lyric Poetry. By Sheldon I. Pollock. 1977. (ISBN 0-940490-61-7). $15.

Vol. 62. The Merkabah in Rabbinic Literature. By David J. Halperin. 1980. (ISBN 0-940490-62-5). (Re-print now available from Eisenbrauns $34.95 )

Vol. 63. The Rigvedic Adityas. By Joel Peter Brereton. 1981. (ISBN 0-940490-63-3). Paper. $17.

Vol. 64. A Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Kurdistan: Texts, Grammar, and Vocabulary. By Georg Krotkoff. 1982. (ISBN 0-940490-64- 1). $21.

Vol. 65. Studies in Literature from the Ancient Near East Dedicated to Samuel Noah Kramer. Ed. Jack M. Sasson. 1984. (ISBN 0-940490-65-X). $35.

Vol. 66. Islamic Revolution and Historical Memory: An Inquiry into the Art of 'Abbasid Apologetics. By Jacob Lassner. 1986. (ISBN 0-940490-66-8). $22.50.

Vol. 67. Language, Literature, and History: Philological and Historical Studies Presented to Erica Reiner. Ed. by Francesca Rochberg-Halton. 1987. (ISBN 0-940490-67-6). $35.

Vol. 68. Labor in the Ancient Near East. Ed. by Marvin A. Powell. 1986. (ISBN 0-940490-68-4). $32.

Vol. 69. The Syntax and Semantics of Verb Morphology in Modern Aramaic. By Robert D. Hoberman. 1989. (ISBN 0-940490-69-2). $32.

Vol. 70. A Muslim Philosopher on the Soul and its Fate: Al-`Amiri's Kitab al-Amad `ala l-abad. By Everett K. Rowson. 1988. (ISBN 0-940490-70-6). $42.50.

Vol. 71. Tocharian Historical Phonology and Morphology. By Douglas Q. Adams. 1988. (ISBN 0-940490-71-4). $35.

Vol. 72. Diglossia in Ancient Hebrew. By Gary A. Rendsburg. 1990. (ISBN 0-940490-72-2). $26.

Vol. 75. The Salibhadra-Dhanna-Carita (The Tale of the Quest for Ultimate Release by Salibhadra and Dhanna): A Work in Old Gujarati Critically Edited and Translated, with a Grammatical Analysis and Glossary. By Ernest Bender. 1992. (ISBN 0-940490-73-0). $52.

Vol. 74. The Early Dynastic List of Geographical Names. By Douglas R. Frayne. 1992. (ISBN 0-940490-74-9). $36.

Vol. 75. Cuneiform Mathematical Texts as a Reflection of Everyday Life in Mesopotamia. By Karen R. Nemet-Nejat. 1993. (ISBN 0-940490-75-7). $42.

Vol. 76. Animal Allegories in T'ang China. By Madeline K. Spring. 1993. (ISBN 0-9400490-76-5). $21.50.

Vol. 77. Wang An-Kuo's Jade Rewards and Millet Dream. By Jonathan Pease. 1994. (ISBN 0-940490-77-3). $18.

Vol. 78. The Origin and Early Development of the Chinese Writing System. By William G. Boltz. 1994 (ISBN 0-940490-78-1). $47.50. ( Paperback reprint of 1994 cloth edition: ISBN: 0-940490-18-8 $24.95)

Vol. 79. The Theology of Meaning: `Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjanis Theory of Discourse. By Margaret Larkin. 1995. (ISBN 0-940490-79-X). $35.00.

Vol. 80. On the Chronology of Sound Changes on Tocharian. By Don Ringe. 1996. (ISBN 0-940490-80-3). $45.00.

Vol. 81. Aristocratic Violence and Holy War. By Michael Bonner. 1996. (ISBN 0-940490-11-0). $35.00.

Vol. 82. Rgvedic Word Concordance, Pt. 1 (ISBN 0-9400490-12-9); Vol. 83. Rgvedic Word Condordance, Pt. 2 (ISBN 0-9400490-13-7). By Alexander Lubotsky. 1997. $125.00 set.

Vol. 84. Studies on the Han Fu. By Gong Kechang. 1997 (ISBN 0-9400490-14-5). $48.00.

Vol. 85. The Stele Inscriptions of Ch'in Shih-Huang: Text and ritual in early Chinese imperial representation. By Martin Kern. 2000 (ISBN 0-9400490-15-3 ). $35.00.

Vol. 86. Incense at the Alter: Pioneering Sinologists and the development of classical Chinese philology. By David Honey. 2001 (ISBN 0-940490-16-1). $35.00.

Vol. 87. The Vrttivarttika or Commentary on the Functions of Words of Appaya Diksita. By Edwin Gerow. 2001. (ISBN: 094049017X). $22.50.

Vol. 88. Ritual and Politics in Ancient Mesopotamia. Edited by Barbara Nevling Porter. 2005. (ISBN: 0940490196) $42.00.

Vol. 89. Nocturnal Ciphers : The Allusive Language of Dreams. By Scott B. Noegel. 2007 (ISBN: 0-940490-20-X. ISBN13: 978-0-940490-20-8) $49.50.

Vol. 90. Vedic Ideals of Sovereignty and the Poetics of Power. By Theodore N. Proferes. 2007 (ISBN: 0-940490-21-8 — ISBN13: 978-0-940490-21-5) $54.00.

Vol. 91. Rebellions and Peripheries in the Cuneiform World. Edited by Seth Richardson. 2010 (ISBN: 978-0-940490-23-9) $35.00.
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Vol. 92. A Significant Season: Cai Yong (ca. 133-192) and His Contemporaries. By Mark Laurent Asselin. 2010 (ISBN: 978-0-940490-27-7) $68.00
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Vol. 93. The Formation of Islamic Hermeneutics: How Sunni Legal Theorists Imagined a Revealed Law. By David R. Vishanoff. 2011 (ISBN13: 978-0-940490-31-4) $46.00
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Vol. 94. Yang Xiong and the Pleasures of Reading and Classical Learning in China. By Michael Nylan. 2011 (ISBN13: 978-0-940490-32-1) $34.00
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Vol. 95. The Sidat Sangara : Text, Translation, and Commentary. By James W. Gair and W. S. Karunatillake (ISBN13: 978-0-940490-84-0) $45.00
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Vol. 96. Crucifixion and Death as Spectacle : Umayyad Crucifixion in Its Late Antique Context. By Sean W. Anthony. 2014 (ISBN13: 978-0-940490-37-6) $30.50
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American Oriental Society Essays

I. Grammatical Method in Panini: His Treatment of Sanskrit Present Stems. By Betty Shefts. 1961. Pp. x + 45. Paper. $3.

2. Outline of KHMU' Structure. By William A. Smalley. 1961. Pp. xix + 45. Paper. $5.

3. A Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts in the Oriental Institute of Chicago. By Miroslav Krek. 1961. Pp. ix + 46. Paper. $3.

4. A Sketch of Trukese Grammar. By Isidore Dyen. 1964. Pp. x + 60. Paper. $3.

5. History of Egypt, an Extract from Abu l-Mahasin Ibn Taghri Birdi's Chronicle, Entitled Hawadith ad-Duhur fi Mada l'Ayyam wash-Shuhur (845-843 A.H.). By William Popper, transl., 1963. Pp. v + 60. Paper. $3.

***6. The Dhayl in Medieval Arabic Historiography. By Caesar E. Farah. 1967. Pp. 55. Paper. $3.

8. The Canaanite God Resep. By William J. Fulco, S.J. 1976. Pp. 71 with I plate. Paper. $8.

9. The Ugaritic Hippiatric Texts: A Critical Edition. By C. Cohen & D. Sivan. 1983. Pp. 72. Paper. $12.50.

10. Form and Meaning of Yasna 33. By Hanns-Peter Schmidt, with contributions by W. Lentz and S. Insler. 1985. Pp. 72. Paper. (ISBN 0-940490-81-1). $6.50.

11. On Verbal Accentuation in the Rigveda. By Jared S. Klein. 1992. Pp. iv + 118. Paper. (ISBN 0-940490-90-0). $18.50.

12. The Sumerian Poem Enmerkar and En-Suhkes-Ana Epic, Play, Or?: Stage Craft at the Turn from the Third to the Second Millennium B.C. / By Claus Wilcke. 2012. Pp. ix + 119 Paper. (ISBN13: 978-0-940490-89-5) $58.00.

13. Is There Continuity between Persian and Caspian? Linguistic Relationships in the South-Central Alborz. / by Habib Borjian. 2013. Pp. 52. Paper. (ISBN13: 978-0-940490-85-7) $34.00.

American Oriental Society Translation Series

***1. Sumerian and Akkadian Royal Inscriptions, I: Pre-sargonic Inscriptions. By Jerrold S. Cooper. 1986. Pp. x + 118. (ISBN 0-940490-82-X). $17.50.

2. The Jewel-Necklace of Argument (The Vadaratnavali of Visnudasacarya). By Edwin Gerow. 1990. Pp. xiv + 242. (ISBN 0-940490-82-2). $26.

3. The Scroll of Exalted Kingship: Diwan Malkuta`Laita. By Jorunn J. Buckley. 1993. (ISBN 0-940490-83-8). $22.

* Volumes in this series are hardbound unless otherwise indicated. Orders may be sent directly to Eisenbrauns, POB 275, Winona Lake, IN 46590. Members of the Society are entitled to a 20% reduction on prices. Add shipping charges: Orders under $99.00 will be charged $4.95 for the first book and $2.00 for each additional book ordered.

**Formerly available from Kraus Reprint.

Periodical Service Company (U.S. Affiliate of Schmidt Periodicals GmbH) is the successor company to Kraus Reprint. Periodical Service Co. maintains a stock of some AOS publications, including the American Oriental Series and JAOS Vols. 81-123. You may inquire about specific numbers at The e-mail address is . Postal address is 11 Main Street Germantown, NY 12526 USA. Phone: (518) 537-4700 Facsimile: (518) 537-5899).

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