Volume 129 / Number 1 / January—March 2009

ISSN 0003-0279

 


Articles

DAMIEN JANOS, Al-Fārābī, Creation ex nihilo, and the Cosmological Doctrine of K. al-Jamʿ and Jawābāt . . . . . . 1
WESLEY WILLIAMS, A Body Unlike Bodies: Transcendent Anthropomorphism in Ancient Semitic Tradition and Early Islam . . . . . . 19
BRUCE LINCOLN, Cešmag, the Lie, and the Logic of Zoroastrian Demonology . . . . . . 45
JACK W. CHEN, On the Act and Representation of Reading in Medieval China . . . . . . 57
ALHENA GADOTTI, Why It was Rape: The Conceptualization of Rape in Sumerian Literature . . . . . . 73

Review Articles

JERRY NORMAN, A New Look at Altaic . . . . . . 83
MATTHIAS L. RICHTER, A Study of Funerary Culture and Notions of the Afterlife in Early China . . . . . . 91
GOTTFRIED HAGEN, The Imagined and the Historical Muḥammad . . . . . . 97

Brief Communication

W. SOUTH COBLIN, On the Regional Origin of the Eighteenth-Century “Dictionarium Sinico-Latinum” . . . . . . 113

Reviews of Books . . . . . 115

Brief Reviews. . . . . .159