Volume 128 / Number 3 / July—September 2008

ISSN 0003-0279

 


Articles

JOHN C. STREET, Middle Mongolian Past-tense -BA in the Secret History . . . . . . 399
OLIVIA MILBURN , The Weapons of Kings: A New Perspective on Southern Sword Legends in Early China . . . . . . 423
STEVEN JUDD, Reinterpreting al-Walīd b. Yazīd . . . . . . 439
NAJAM HAIDER, The Community Divided: A Textual Analysis of the Murders of Idrīs b. `Abd Allāh (d. 175/791) . . . . . . 459
SAM VAN SCHAIK AND KAZUSHI IWAO, Fragments of the Testament of Ba from Dunhuang 477
PETER SCHARF, Pāṇinian Accounts of the Class Eight Presents . . . . . . 489
RONALD KIM, Stammbaum or Continuum? The Subgrouping of Modern Aramaic Dialects Reconsidered . . . . . . 505
GARY A. RENDSBURG, AARON D. RUBIN , and JOHN HUEHNERGARD, A Proper View of Arabic, Semitic, and More . . . . . . 533

Review Article

ANTHONY R. WALKER, A Bold but Perilous Project: Cataloguing Socio-cultural Diversity in Southeast Asia’s Northern Mountains . . . . . . 543

Brief Communications

BRUCE RUSK, An Interpolation in Zhong Hong's Shipin 553
DAVID B. WEISBERG, On Reading Archival Texts: M. Jursa’s Comments to OIP 122 and the Limits of Criticism 559

Reviews of Books . . . . . .565

Brief Reviews. . . . . .619