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Sebastian Bitsch

Bio: Sebastian Bitsch is an academic researcher from University of Göttingen. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 32 citations.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors discuss eventual Qurʾānic allusions to Zoroastrian texts by using the example of zamharīr (Q 76:13), which has frequently been interpreted as a punishment in hell.
Abstract: Abstract This article discusses eventual Qurʾānic allusions to Zoroastrian texts by using the example of zamharīr (Q 76:13). In the early tafsīr and ḥadīth-literature the term is most commonly understood as a piercing cold, which has frequently been interpreted as a punishment in hell. This idea, it is argued, has significant parallels to the concept of cold as a punishment in hell or to the absence of cold as a characteristic of paradise in the Avestan and Middle-Persian literature. In addition, Christian and Jewish texts that emphasize a similar idea and have not been discussed in research so far are brought into consideration. The article thus aims to contribute to the inclusion of Zoroastrian texts in locating the genesis of the Qurʾān – or early Islamic exegesis – in the “epistemic space ” of late antiquity.

32 citations


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TL;DR: The decline and fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran, Parvaneh Pourshariati, London: I. B. Tauris, 2008, reprinted 2009, ISBN 13-978-1845116453,...
Abstract: Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian–Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran, Parvaneh Pourshariati, London: I. B. Tauris, 2008, reprinted 2009, ISBN 13-978-1845116453, ...

21 citations

01 Jan 2016
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors describe the interaction of greek and non-greek civilizations from syria to central asia after alexander, but end up in malicious downloads, rather than reading a good book with a cup of tea in the afternoon, instead they are facing with some infectious virus inside their computer.
Abstract: Thank you for downloading hellenism in the east the interaction of greek and non greek civilizations from syria to central asia after alexander. As you may know, people have search numerous times for their favorite books like this hellenism in the east the interaction of greek and non greek civilizations from syria to central asia after alexander, but end up in malicious downloads. Rather than reading a good book with a cup of tea in the afternoon, instead they are facing with some infectious virus inside their computer.

16 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, V. has written a book which may well become a standard text for students of the Classical Tradition, which relates the theory of Greek Rhetoric to the literature that was most affected by it, viz. oratory and historiography.
Abstract: dicendi (p. 168), 'Quousque tamen abutere Catilina, patientia nostra' (p. 262), ploche (p. 497 and passim), occupatio (for occultatio) (pp. 397, 496); and 'the other main protagonist' (p. 74). The writing occasionally lapses into colloquialism (e.g. 'having incriminated rhetoric good and proper' p. 99), and there is confusion in the order of clauses on p. 77, where V. writes (the subject of the previous sentence is Quintilian): 'In his fifth Verrine oration, describing the scourging of a Roman citizen, he judges that Cicero's narratio \"excites the warmest indignation\"...'. Not much has been missed in the proof-reading, but on p. 84 the opening sentence lacks a verb and in line 17 'unpredictably' should be read; on p. 164, lines 19-20 'the Middle Academy...to which'; and on p. 175 'democratic'. There is still need for a new study which relates the theory of Greek Rhetoric to the literature that was most affected by it, viz. oratory and historiography. But V. has written a book which may well become a standard text for students of the Classical Tradition.

10 citations

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15 May 2004
Abstract: Maitrisant une vaste documentation, l’A. specialiste de l’histoire, en particulier economique, du debut de l’Islam, souligne les formes d’exploitation economique des deux tiers des cotes de la peninsule Arabique, par les Sassanides, surtout sous Khosro I. Dans le Bahrayn (l’ile de Bahrain et la cote d’Arabie saoudite), developpement de l’agriculture et exploitation des mines de cuivre et argent ; en Oman, developpement de l’agriculture irriguee, reprise de l’exploitation du cuivre et commerce...

7 citations