Latin & Arabic, entangled stories: Otto Zwartjes in Heidelberg

On 28 and 29 September the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies at the Universität Heidelberg organizes the workshop Latin & Arabic, entangled stories, which is «part of a project of research that aims at understanding the entangled history of two major linguistic systems from a sociolinguistic as well as from a macrohistorical perspective… [and] brings together experts who, from different disciplinary perspectives, engage with various facets of Latin-Arabic entanglement as they occurred in different times and regions». See here for the full programme.

UvA Associate professor Otto Zwartjes’ contribution to the workshop – “Translation and adaptation of Arabic grammatical theory in Early Modern Europe” – will discuss, among others, grammars of the Arabic language, written in Latin by Italian authors, such as Filippo Guadagnoli’s Breves Arabicae Linguae institutiones, published in 1642 in Rome. Guadagnoli’s book (photo from the website of the Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco) is available at the UvA Library special collections.


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