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Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations (NELC)

Graduates of the Department

Since 1892 the following individuals have received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and its predecessors: The Department of Semitics, the Department of Oriental Studies (Near East Division) and the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (Near East Division). They are listed together with the titles of their theses and dissertations. 


Ph.D. DISSERTATIONS AND MASTER'S THESES

MESOPOTAMIAN CIVILIZATION, EGYPTOLOGY, BIBLICAL STUDIES, POSTBIBLICAL HEBREW LITERATURE, 1892-present

  • Mahmud M. Abu Taleb, "Materials for a History of Transjordan (M.B., L.B., and Iron I periods)." M.A., 1968; "Investigations in the History of North Syria 1115-717 B.C." Ph.D., 1973
  • Matthew D. Adams, "Community and Society in Egypt in the First Intermediate Period: An Archeological Investigation of the Abydos Settlement Site." Ph.D., 2005
  • Fadhil A. Ali, "Sumerian Royal Correspondence: New Light on the Political History of Sumer's Last Days." M.A., 1960; "Sumerian Letters: Two Collections from the Old Babylonian Schools." Ph.D., 1964
  • Spencer L. Allen, "The Splintered Divine: A Study of Istar, Baal, and Yahweh Divine Names and Divine Multiplicity in the Ancient Near East." Ph.D., 2011
  • Rachel Anisfeld, "Rabbinic Preachers and Their Audiences in the Amoraic Midrashim Pesikta deRav Kahana and Leviticus Rabbah: The Development of Homiletical Midrash in Its Late Antique Historical-Cultural Context." Ph.D., 2004
  • Shawn Z. Aster, "The Phenomenon of Divine and Human Radiance in the Hebrew Bible and in Northwest Semitic and Mesopotamian Literature:   A Philological and Comparative Study." Ph.D., 2006
  • Loring W. Batten, "Septuagint Transliteration of Hebrew Proper Names." Ph.D., 1893
  • Lanny Bell, "Interpreters and Egyptianized Nubians in Ancient Egyptian Foreign Policy. Aspects of the History of Egypt and Nubia." Ph.D., 1976
  • Judith E. Ben-Horin, "A Study of Poetry of Natan Alterman and Jonathan Ratosh." M.A., 1973
  • Carlos A. Benito, "'Enki and Ninmah' and 'Enki and the World Order.'" Ph.D., 1969
  • Charles D. Benjamin, "Notes on Some Hebrew Sources in the Book of Ezra: A Discussion of C.C. Torrey's Position in Making Ezra-Nehemiah with the exception of the Nehemiah memoirs, an Invention of the Chronicler." M.A., 1916; "Variations Between the Hebrew and Greek Texts of Joshua, Chapter 1-12." Ph.D., 1921
  • Moshe Berkooz, "The Nuzi Dialect of Akkadian: Orthography and Phonology." Ph.D., 1937
  • Judith K. Bjorkman, "A Sketch of Metals and Metalworkers in the Ancient Near East." M.A., 1968 (PhD through Ancient History, 1994)
  • Jeffrey Alan Blakely, "Historical Geography and its Impact on the Analysis and Publication of Excavated Ceramics in the British and American Traditions of Palestinian Archaeology." Ph.D., 1990
  • Herbert C. Brichto, "The Problem of 'Curse' in the Hebrew Bible." Ph.D., 1962
  • James T. Van Burkalow, Jr., "Buildings of Nebuchadnezzar." Ph.D., 1898
  • Edward Chiera, "Legal and Administrative Documents from Nippur, Chiefly from the Dynasties of Isin and Larsa." Ph.D., 1914
  • Albert T. Clay, "Legal and Commercial Transactions Dated in the Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian and Persian periods, Chiefly from Nippur." Ph.D., 1894
  • Morton Cogan, "Imperialism and Religion: Assyria, Judah and Israel in the Eighth and Seventh Centuries B.C." Ph.D., 1971
  • Lawrence Cohen, "A Grammatical Survey of Early Epigraphic Aramaic." M.A., 1937
  • Mark E. Cohen, "An Analysis of the Balag-Compositions to the God Enlil Copied in Babylon During the Seleucid Period." Ph.D., 1972
  • Sol Cohen, "Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta." Ph.D., 1973
  • Naftali Cohn, "The Ritual Narrative Genre in the Mishnah: The Invention of the Rabbinic Past in the Representation of Temple Ritual." Ph.D., 2008
  • Dorothy Cross, "Movable Property in the Nuzi Documents." Ph.D., 1937
  • Brigit Crowell, "The Practice and Significance of Inlay in New Kingdom Monuments as a Reflection of Royal Ideology: The Evidence from Malkata and Amarna." Ph.D., 2007
  • Edward M. Curtis, "Man as the Image of God in Genesis in the Light of Ancient Near Eastern Parallels." Ph.D., 1984
  • George F. Dales, Jr., "Mesopotamian and Related Female Figurines: Their Chronology, Diffusion and Cultural Functions." Ph.D., 1960
  • Kevin L. Danti, "Contract Exercises from the Old Babylonian Curriculum at Nippur: A Case Study of Model House Sale Exercises in the Babylonian Section of the University of Pennsylvania." M.A., 2001
  • Paul Anthony Delnero, "Variation in Sumerian Literary Compositions: A Case Study Based on the Decad." Ph.D., 2006
  • Victor W. Dippell, "Phonetically-Written Proper Names: A Discussion of the Laws Underlying Proper Names in Babylonian and Assyrian Contract Tablets." Ph.D., 1899
  • Anne E. Draffkorn, "Hurrians and Hurrian at Alalah: An Ethno-Linguistic Analysis." Ph.D., 1959
  • Barry L. Eichler, "Nuzi Personal Ditennutu Transactions and Their Mesopotamian Analogues." Ph.D., 1967
  • Jamal H. El-Harami, "Greek Terracotta Figurines from the Demeter Sanctuary, Cyrene, 1969-1977." Ph.D., 1980
  • Robert S. Falkowitz, "The Sumerian Rhetoric Collections." Ph.D., 1980
  • Adele Feigenbaum-Berlin, "Enmerkar and Ensuhkeshdanna: A Study in Sumerian Narrative Poetry." Ph.D., 1976
  • Jacob J. Finkelstein, "Cuneiform Texts from Tell Billa." Ph.D., 1953
  • Henry G. Fischer, "Denderah in the Old Kingdom and its Aftermath." Ph.D., 1955
  • Abdul-Hadi A. Fouadi, "Seventy-Five Sumerian Proverbs and their Modern Iraqi Counter-parts: A Comparative Study." M.A., 1967; "Enki's Journey to Nippur: The Journey of the Gods." Ph.D., 1969
  • Nili S. Fox, "Royal Functionaries and State-Administration in Israel and Judah During the First Temple Period." Ph.D., 1997
  • Steven D. Fraade, "Enosh and his Generation: Scriptural Translation and Interpreta-tion in Late Antiquity." Ph.D., 1980
  • Sabina C. Franke, "Letters to the Gods." M.A., 1980
  • Milton Kenneth Friedman (Mordechai Akiva), "Jewish Marriage Contracts in the Palestinian Tradition, Documents from the Cairo Geniza." Ph.D., 1969
  • Yukiko Furuta, "A Study of the Images of Gods Mentioned in the Assyrian Documents." M.A., 1968
  • Laurence Garenne-Marot, "Egyptian Copper Metallurgy in the Middle and New Kingdoms." M.A., 1983
  • Pamela D. Gerardi, "Assurbanipal's Elamite Campaigns: A Literary and Political Study." Ph.D., 1987
  • Abdu O. Ghaleb, "Agricultural Practices in Ancient Radman and Wadi Al-Jubah (Yemen)." Ph.D., 1990
  • Henry L. Gilbert, "A Study in Old Testament Names." Ph.D., 1895
  • Barry M. Gittlen, "Studies in the Late Cypriote Pottery Found in Palestine." Ph.D., 1977
  • David A. Glatt, "Chronological Displacement in Biblical and Related Literatures." Ph.D., 1991
  • Mina B. Glick, "Herem in Biblical Law and Narrative." Ph.D., 2007
  • Cyrus H. Gordon, "Legal Background of Hebrew Thought and Literature." M.A., 1928; "Rabbinic Exegesis in the Vulgate of Proverbs." Ph.D., 1930
  • Edmund I. Gordon, "Sumerian Proverbs and their Cultural Significance." Ph.D., 1955
  • Moshe Greenberg, "The Hab/piru." Ph.D., 1954
  • Mark G. Hall, "A Study of the Sumerian Mood-God, Nanna/Suen." Ph.D., 1985
  • Christopher L. Hamlin, "Cuneiform Archives as Data: Reliability of the Mari Archive for Agricultural Reconstruction." Ph.D., 1976
  • Zellig S. Harris, "Origin of the Alphabet." M.A., 1932; "A Grammar of the Phoenician Language." Ph.D., 1936
  • Stephen P. Harvey, "The Cults of King Ahmose at Abydos." Ph.D., 1998
  • Raymond S. Haupert, "The Relation of Codex Vaticanus and the Lucianic Text in the Books of the Kings: The Viewpoint of the Old Latin and the Ethiopic Versions." Ph.D., 1930
  • Zahi A. Hawass, "The Funerary Establishments of Khufu, Khafra and Menkaura During the Old Kingdom." Ph.D., 1987
  • Jane A. Hill, "Interregional Trade, Cultural Exchange and Specialized Production in the Late Predynastic: Archeological Analysis of el-Amra, Upper Egypt." Ph.D., 2010
  • William J. Hinke, "New Boundary Stone of Nebuchadrezzar I from Nippur."  Ph.D., 1906
  • Shalom Holtz, "Neo-Babylonian Decision Records and Related Documents: Typological, Procedural and Comparative Aspects."  Ph.D., 2006
  • Robert Hope, "Moab and the Moabites."  Ph.D., 1897
  • Tamar Jacobowitz, "Leviticus Rabbah and the Spiritualization of the Laws of Impurity."  Ph.D., 2010
  • Joshua Jeffers, "Tiglath-Pileser I: A Light in a Dark Age." Ph.D., 2013
  • Janice Kamrin, "Monument and Microcosm: The 12th Dynasty Tomb Chapel of Khnumhotep II at Beni Hasan." Ph.D., 1992
  • Sang-bae Kim, "A Study of the Linguistic and Thematic Roots of Ecclesiastes." Ph.D., 2010
  • Jacob Klein, "Shulgi D: A Neo-Sumerian Royal Hymn." Ph.D., 1968
  • Fredrick W. Knobloch, "Hebrew Sounds in Greek Script: Transcriptions and Related Phenomena in the Septuagint, with Special Focus on Genesis." Ph.D., 1995
  • Simon Koppe, "A Discussion of the Business Documents of Murashu Sons, Bankers and Brokers of Nippur." Ph.D., 1898
  • Samuel N. Kramer, "The Verb in the Kirkuk Tablets." Ph.D., 1931
  • Earnest Theodore Kretschmann, "Babylonian Slave Trade of the Time of King Nabu-na'id from the Texts Published by Strassmeier, and in Addition the Interpretation of Four Cuneiform Tablets Published for the First Time." Ph.D., 1892
  • Theodore W. Kretschmann, "Babylonian Deeds of Gift Dated in the Reigns of Nebucha-drezzar, Nabonidos and Cyrus, as Published by Strassmaier, and Transliterated, Translated and Commented Upon." Ph.D., 1892
  • Matthew W. Lampe, "The Limitations upon the Power of the Hebrew Kings: A Study in Hebrew Democracy." Ph.D., 1914
  • Dawn Landua-McCormack, "Dynasty XIII Kingship in Ancient Egypt: A Study of Political Power and Administration Through an Investigation of the Roya Tombs of the Late Middle Kingdom." Ph.D., 2008
  • Sid Z. Leiman, "The Talmudic and Midrashic Evidence for the Canonization of Hebrew Scripture." Ph.D., 1970
  • Gerson B. Levi, "Gnomic Literature in Bible and Apocrypha, with Gnomic Fragments and their Bearings on the Proverb Collections." Ph.D., 1910
  • Louis D. Levine, "Contributions to the Historical Geography of the Zagros in the Neo-Assyrian Period." Ph.D., 1969
  • Harold A. Liebowitz, "Regionalism in the Art of Syria and Palestine in the Middle Bronze Age." Ph.D., 1972
  • Sandra L. Littman, "A Re-examination of the Quadrilliteral Verb in Akkadian." M.A., 1976
  • Kate Liszka, "'We Have Come to Serve Pharaoh: A Study of the Medjay and and Pangrave as an Ethnic Group and as Mercenaries from c. 2300 BCE until c. 1050 BCE," 2012
  • Darlene Loding, "A Craft Archive from Ur." Ph.D., 1974
  • Arnold E. Look, "Old Testament Quotations in Matthew." M.A., 1920
  • Allan A. MacRae, "Semitic Personal Names from Nuzi." Ph.D., 1943
  • Thomas F. McDaniel, "The Tribal Participants of the Exodus and Conquest." M.A., 1956
  • Kevin McGeough, "Exchange Relationships at Ugarit: A Study of the Ugaritic Economic Texts." Ph.D., 2005
  • Patrick E. McGovern, "Ornamental and Amuletic Jewelery Pendants of Late Bronze Age Palestine: An Archaeological Study." Ph.D., 1980
  • Robert C. McNeil, "The 'Messenger Texts' of the Third Ur Dynasty." Ph.D., 1970
  • Hamzeh Mahasneh, "The Settlement Patterns in the Levant During the Neolithic Period." Ph.D., 1989
  • Maynard P. Maidman, "A Socio-Economic Analysis of a Nuzi Family Archive." Ph.D., 1976
  • Meir Malul, "Studies in Legal Symbolic Acts in Mesopotamian Law." Ph.D., 1983
  • Takus Matsummoto, "Apostle Paul's Use of Contemporary Jewish Literature." M.A., 1918
  • James A. Montgomery, "Samaritans, the Earliest Jewish Sect: Their History, Theology and Literature." Ph.D., 1907
  • Antonio Morales, "The Transmission of the Pyramid Texts into the Middle Kingdom: Philological Aspects of a Continuous Tradition in Egyptian Mortuary Literature." PhD, 2013
  • Sally M. Moren, "The Omen Series summa alu: A Preliminary Investigation." Ph.D., 1978
  • Ellen F. Morris, "Architecture of Imperialism: An Investigation into the Role of Fortresses and Administrative Headquarters in New Kingdom Foreign Policy." Ph.D., 2001
  • Yochanan Muffs, "Studies in the Aramaic Legal Papyri from Elephantine." Ph.D., 1964
  • Brian P. Muhs, "The Administration of Egyptian Thebes in the Early Ptolemaic Period." Ph.D., 1996
  • Charles F. Myer, "The Use of Aromatics in Ancient Mesopotamia." Ph.D., 1975
  • Melinda Nelson-Hurst, "Ideology and Practicality in Transmission of Office during the Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: An Examination of Families and the Concept of i3t," 2011
  • Murray B. Nicol, "White-on-Black Painted Ware: A Case Study for the Relationship between Artifact Groups and Historical Events." Ph.D., 1965
  • Daniel Nussbaum, "The Priestly Explanation of Exile and its Bearing upon the Portrayal of the Canaanites in the Bible." M.A., 1974
  • Pezavia O'Connell, "Synonyms of the Unclean and the Clean in Hebrew." Ph.D., 1898
  • Stacie Lynn Olson, "New Kingdom Funerary Figurines in Context: An Anaysis of the Ceme-teries of Aniba, Gurob, and Soleb." Ph.D., 1996
  • Melvin D. Pack, "The Administrative Structure of the Palace at Mari (ca. 1800-1750 B.C.)." Ph.D., 1981
  • Raphael I. Panitz, "Textual Exegesis and Other Kinds of Interpretation in Scripture." Ph.D., 1983
  • Jonathan S. Paradise, "Nuzi Inheritance Practices." Ph.D., 1972
  • Diana Craig Patch, "The Origin and Early Development of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt: A Regional Study." Ph.D., 1991
  • Shalom M. Paul, "The Book of the Covenant, its Literary Setting and Extra-Biblical Back-ground." Ph.D., 1965
  • Jeremiah Peterson, "A Study of Sumerian Faunal Conception with a Focus on the Terms Pertaining to the Order Testudines," Ph.D., 2007
  • Dana Marston Pike, "Israelite Theophoric Personal Names in the Bible and their Implication for Religious History." Ph.D., 1990
  • Arno M. Poebel, "Babylonian Legal and Business Documents from the First Dynasty of Babylon, Chiefly from Nippur." Ph.D., 1909
  • Janice Polonsky, "Rise of the Sun God and the Determination of Destiny in Ancient Mesopotamia," Ph.D., 2002
  • James B. Pritchard, "Palestinian Figurines in Relation to Certain Goddesses Known through Literature." Ph.D., 1942
  • Pierre M. Purves, "Non-Semitic Personal Names from Nuzi." Ph.D., 1943
  • Ellen J. Rank, "The Book of Jonah in Modern Scholarship: The Date of the Book, the Unity of the Book, the Purpose of the Book." M.A., 1981
  • Daniel D. Reisman, "Two Neo-Sumerian Royal Hymns." Ph.D., 1969
  • Janet E. Richards, "Mortuary Variability and Social Differentiation in Middle Kingdom Egypt." Ph.D., 1992
  • Frank H. Ridgley, "Jewish Ethical Idealism." Ph.D., 1916
  • Joshua A. Roberson, "The Book of the Earth: A Study of Ancient Egyptian Symbol-Systems and the Evolution of New Kingdom Cosmographic Models." Ph.D., 2007
  • Harry S. Rosen, "Ben Sira and Koheleth Compared." M.A., 1919
  • Martha T. Roth, "Scholastic Tradition and Mesopotamian Law: A Study of FLP 1287, a Prism in the Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia." Ph.D., 1979
  • Martin S. Rozenberg, "The stem spt: An Investigation of Biblical and Extra-Biblical Sources." Ph.D., 1963
  • Matthew T. Rutz, "Scholars, Texts and Contexts:  An Archeological and Textual Study of the Diviners' Archive from Late Bronze Age Emar, Syria." Ph.D., 2008
  • Thomas H. P. Sailer, "Babylonian Contract Tablets." Ph.D., 1895
  • Ruth Sandberg, "The Merit of Israel and the Redemption from Egypt: A Study of a Rabbinic Debate." Ph. D., 1988
  • Alan R. Schulman, "Military Rank, Title, and Organization in the Egyptian New Kingdom." Ph.D., 1962
  • John A. Scott, "The Pattern of the Tabernacle." Ph.D., 1965
  • Henry Schaeffer, "Social Legislation of the Primitive Semites." Ph.D., 1912
  • Alaa El-Din M. Shaheen, "Historical Significance of Selected Scenes Involving Western Asiatics and Nubians in the Private Theban Tombs of the XVIIIth Dynasty." Ph.D., 1988
  • Hayim (Vitaly) Y. Sheynin, "An Introduction to the Poetry of Joseph Ben Tanhum Ha-Yerushalmi and to the History of its Research: A Study Based Primarily upon Manuscripts from the Cairo Genizah." Ph.D., 1988
  • Laurence B. Shiff, "The Nur-Sin Archive: Private Entrepreneurship in Babylon (603-507 B.C.)." Ph.D., 1987
  • Aaron Shaffer, "Sumerian Sources of Tablet XII of the Epic of Gilgamesh." Ph.D., 1963
  • Moshe Simon, "Halachah Lema'Aseh: Narrative and Legal Discourse in the Mishnah." Ph.D., 2005
  • Aaron J. Skaist, "Studies in Ancient Mesopotamian Family Law Pertaining to Marriage and Divorce." Ph.D., 1963
  • Ray A. Slater, "The Archaeology of Dendereh in the First Intermediate Period." Ph.D., 1974
  • Vanessa E. Smith, "Modeling the Mechanics of Temple Production in the Middle Kingdom: An Investigation of the Shena of Divine Offerings Adjacent to the Mortuary Temple of Senwosret III at Abydos, Egypt." Ph.D., 2010
  • Rifat Sonsino, "Motive Clauses in the Biblical Legal Corpora in Light of Biblical and Extra-Biblical Literature." Ph.D., 1975
  • Ephraim A. Speiser, "Hebrew Origin of Wisdom of Solomon."  M.A., 1923
  • Francis R. Steele, "Nuzi Real Estate Transactions." Ph.D., 1942
  • Richard C. Steiner, "The Case for Fricative-Laterals in Proto-Semitic." Ph.D., 1974
  • William H. Stiebing, "Burial Practices in Palestine During the Bronze Age." Ph.D., 1970
  • Raymond Stock, "A Mummy Awakens: The Pharaonic Fiction of Naguib Mahfouz." Ph.D., 2008
  • Claudia E. Suter, "Gudea's Temple Building: A Comparison of Written and Pictorial Ac-counts." Ph.D., 1995
  • Sharon Vance, "Dissertation Title: Sol Ha-Saddikah: Historical Figure, Saint, Literary Heroine." Ph.D., 2005
  • Leslie Warden, "The Relationship of Pottery and Economy in Old Kingdom Egypt: A Question of State Control." Ph.D., 2010
  • Henry J. Weber, "Material for the Construction of a Grammar of the Book of Job." Ph.D., 1894
  • Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner, "The Cult of Osiris at Abydos: an archaeological investigation of the development of an ancient Egyptian sacred center during the eighteenth dynasty." Ph.D., 2002
  • Josef Wegner, The Mortuary Complex of Senwosert III: A Study of Middle Kingdom State Activity and the Cult of Osiris at Abydos." Ph.D., 1996
  • James M. Weinstein, "Problems in Egyptian Copper Metallurgy in the Fourth and Third Millennia, B.C." M.A., 1969; "Foundation Deposits in Ancient Egypt." Ph.D., 1973
  • Leo I. Weinstock, "Onomatopoeia and Related Phenomena in Biblical Hebrew: A Survey of Certain Correlations between Sound and Meaning in the Lexical and Phonological Levels of a Semitic Language." Ph.D., 1979
  • Andrea Weiss, "Figurative Language in Biblical Prose Narrative: Metaphor in the Book of Samuel." Ph.D., 2004
  • Harvey Weiss, "Ceramics for Chronology: Discriminant and Cluster Analyses of Fifth Millennium Ceramic Assemblages from Qabr Sheykheyn, Khuzistan." Ph.D., 1976
  • Marian Welker, "Diffusion of Ceramic Types in Western Asia in the Third and Second Millennia B.C." Ph.D., 1939
  • Michael J. Williams "Deception in the Book of Genesis." Ph.D., 1999
  • Martin J. Wyngarden, "Syriac Version of the Book of Daniel." Ph.D., 1923
  • Boyden K. Yerkes, "Lucianic Version of the Old Testament as Illustrated from Jeremiah 1-3." Ph.D., 1918
  • Perry B. Yoder, "Fixed Word Pairs and the Composition of Hebrew Poetry." Ph.D., 1970
  • T. Cuyler Young, Jr., "Proto-Historic Western Iran: An Archaeological and Historical Review, Problems and Possible Interpretations." Ph.D., 1963
  • Susan Zeelander, "Endings in Short Biblical Narratives." Ph.D., 2010

ARABIC & ISLAMIC STUDIES, 1949-present

M.A.

  • Abu al-Jalil, Baria, “Arabic Epistolary Art in the 12th Century,” 1962.
  • Alinia, Badieh, “Shams ve Toqra and the Beginnings of the Persian Historical Novel,” 1969.
  • Brennan, Caroline, "Chaotic Modernity: The Case of Abortion in Egypt," 2007.
  • Brunelle, Carolyn, "In Search of Something Luminous and Rare: An Analysis and Partial Translation of Muhammad Barradah's Widadiyat al-Hams Wa-'l-Lams," 2012.
  • Cannella, Antony, “Islam Kazimiyeh’s Tales,” 1979.
  • Devalve, Robert, “Contemporary Muslim Polemics against Christianity,” 1958.
  • Durri, Khdr, “Baghdad, 447-555,” 1967.
  • Dutz, Peter, “Ta`ziyeh and Ta`ziyeh Performance,” 1989.
  • Erb, Jason, “Muhtasib in Syria during the 13th Century,” 1997.
  • Foda, Omar, "The Pyramid and the Crown: The Egyptian Beer Industry from 1898-1963," 2012.
  • Gabay, Naomi, “Ali Yusuf: Political Journalist,” 1974.
  • Gabay, Zvi, “Nizar Qabbani, Modern Arab Poet,” 1970.
  • Head, Gretchen, “Aspects of the Performative in Bab Al-Shams,” 2010.
  • Johnson, Paul, “ Shahrayar Nama of Usman Mukhtari,” 1977.
  • Kalman, David Zvi Epstein, "Maximizing the Law: al-Karkhi, the Usul al-Karkhi and Their Relationship to the Islamic Legal Maxims Genre," 2013.
  • Koelle, Peter, “Sevgi, Soysal” [Turkish], 1984.
  • Litvin, Joseph, “Jihad in the Land of the Two Rivers: Foreign Sunni Fighters in the War in Iraq, 2003-2010,” 2010.
  • Lowry, Joseph, “Safi al-din al-Amidi’s Doctrine of Ijma`,” 1991.
  • Loya, Arieh, “Secular Poetry of Egypt during the Ayyubid Period,” 1965.
  • Maurer, Kim, “The Market-Place in Middle Eastern Society” c. 1973.
  • Meade, Price, “Western Influence on the Persian Writer, Sadek Hedayat,” 1965.
  • Memon, Muhammad Asim, “Mamluk Military-Administrative Structure,” 1993.
  • Nachtrieb, Mary, “Spousal Misbehavior,” 2000.
  • Pinegar, Matthew, "An Overview of the Islamic Urban System and Its Andalusi Expression," 2005.
  • Rapkin, Meredith, “Telling Stories: Women’s Fiction and Folktales in the Middle East,” 1999.
  • Rossetti, John, “Animals, Modernity and Magical Realism in Mohammad Makhzangi's Hayawanat Ayyamna,” 2009.
  • Saba, Elias, "The Foundations of Qiyas: A Study and Translation of Excerpts from Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali's Asas al-Qiyas," 2013.
  • Shein, Sheila, “Akbar and the Fatwa of 1580,” 1963.
  • Skrmetti, Peter, “Water and Security in the Jordan Basin,” 1992.
  • Thompson, Thomas, “The Autobiography of Muhammad Shukri: Modern Su'luk,” 2009.
  • Tlili, Sarra, “Innocence, Experience and Liberation: The Maturation Process in Al-Midani Ibn Salih's Work,” 2006.
  • Toorawa, Shawkat, “A Critical Translation of Adonis’s Waqt bayn al-Ramad wa-al-Ward,” 1989.
  • Tritter, Beth, “Putting Pressure on the Establishment,” c. 1988.
  • Tuttle, Kelly, "Alchemy of a Poem: A Reading of 'Lamiyat al-Ajam' by Abu Isma' il al-Tughra'i," 2008
  • Witty, Gordon, “Theater and State in Egypt,” 2003.
  • Wolfson, Herbert, “The Mustasfa of Al-Ghazzali,” 1991.
  • Zulfiqar, Adnan, "Understanding the Qur'an and Its Stylistics: An Annotated Translation of Selections from Muhasibi's Fahm al-Qur'an," 2011.

Ph.D.

  • Abo Haggar, Dalia, “Repetition: A Key to Qur'anic Style, Structure and Meaning,” 2010
  • Amin, Dina, “Metadrama: the poetics of disguise in Alfred Farag’s Drama of the Seventies,” 1999
  • Bar-Nissim, N, “Approach to Tawfiq al-Hakim the dramatist,” 1970
  • Baugh, Carolyn, “Compulsion in Minor Marriages as discussed in Early Islamic Legal Texts,” 2011
  • Bell, Gregory, “Theosophy, Romanticism, and Love in the Poetry of Mikha’il Nu`ayma,” 2001
  • Bellamy, James, “Social Contrasts in Islam as Seen in Muslim Literature,” 1956
  • Belnap, R. Kirk, “Grammatical Agreement Variation in Cairene Arabic,” 1991
  • Berg, Nancy, “Israeli Writers from Iraq,” 1991
  • Chejne, Anwar, “Succession to the Rule in Islam,” 1952
  • Duri, Khidr, “Society and Economy of Iraq under the Seljuqs,” 1970
  • El-Hasan, Nayef, “The Complex Poem in New Arabic Poetry,” 1985
  • Firat, Alexa, “Post-67 Discourse and the Syrian Novel: The Contruction of an Autonomous Literary Field,” 2010
  • Gil, Moshe, “Institution of Charitable Foundations in the Light of the Cairo Geniza Documents,” 1970
  • Gilson, Erika, “Turkish Grammar of Thomas Vaughan,” 1981
  • Granara, William, “Political Legitimacy and Jihad in Muslim Sicily,” 1986
  • Gunaydin, Muhammet, "Al-Sirafi's Theory of 'Lingua-Logical' Grammar: An Analytical Study of the Grammatical Work of Al-Sirafi (Sharh Kitab Sibawayhi) Within the Context of a Discussion on Language and Logic in Medieval Islam," Ph.D., 2006
  • Habal, Saleh, “Study of Arabic Patriotism Supplemented by Al-Jahiz,” 1949
  • Hagler, Aaron, "The Echoes of Fitna: Developing Historiographical Interpretations of the Battle of Siffin," 2011
  • Head, Gretchen, "Moroccan Autobiography: The Rhetorical Construction of the Self and the Development of Modern Arabic Narrative in al-Maghrib al-Aqsa," 2011
  • Heny, Jeanine, “Rhythmic Elements in Persian Poetry,” 1981
  • Heston, Wilma, “Problems in 8th to 20th Century [Persian] Syntax,” 1976
  • Hollenberg, David, "Interpretation After the End of Days: The Fatimid-Isma'Ili Ta'wil (Interpretation) of Ja'far ibn Mansur al-Yaman (D.CA.960)." Ph.D., 2006
  • Imady, Omar, “Journals, Associations, and Political Parties,” 1993
  • Jackson, Sherman, “In Defense of Two-Tiered Orthodoxy,” 1991
  • Khan, Ruqayya, “Sexuality and Secrecy in the Medieval Romance of Majnun Layla,” 1997
  • Kirecci, Mehmet Akif, "Decline Discourse and Self-Orientalization in the Writings of Al-Tahtawi, Taha Husayn and Ziya Gokalp: A Comparative Study of Modernization in Egypt and Turkey," 2007
  • Kilany, Hanaa, "Apostasy in the Mamluk Period: The Politics of Accusations of Unbelief," 2001
  • Koelle, Peter, "The March Twelfth Novel: A Literary Response to the 12 March 1971 Coup d'État in Turkey," 1995
  • Lenker, Michael, “The Importance of the Rihla for the Islamization of Spain,” 1982
  • Lowry, Joseph, “The Legal-Theoretical Method in the Risala of Al-Shafi`i,” 1999
  • Loya, Arieh, “The Achievement of Badr Shakir al-Sayyab,” 1968
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