Carl Brockelmann

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Brockelmann, Carl


Born Sept. 17, 1868, in Rostock; died May 6, 1956, in Halle. German orientalist. Worked in the areas of Oriental history, the history of Arabic literature, and Semitic studies.

From 1900 to 1923, Brockelmann was a professor at the universities of Breslau, Königsberg, Halle, and Berlin; from 1923 to 1936 at the University of Breslau; and from 1946 at the University of Halle (German Democratic Republic). Brockelmann’s major work was the bibliographical reference work History of Arabic Literature (vols. 1-2, 1898-1902), a summary of materials on Arab and Arabic-speaking poets, writers, and scholars and of their works from the sixth to the 20th centuries. His History of Muslim Peoples and Governments (1939) also contains much factual information.


Geschichte der arabischen Literatur, 2nd ed., vols. 1-2. Leiden, 1943-49.
Supplementbände 1-3. Leiden, 1937-42.
Arabische Grammatik, 16th ed. Leipzig, 1965.
Syrische Grammatik. Leipzig, 1965.
Geschichte der islamischen Völker und Staaten. Munich-Berlin, 1939.


Krachkovskii, I. Iu. Izbr. soch., vol. 2. Moscow-Leningrad, 1956. Pages 543-47.
Spies, O. Verzeichnis der Schriften von Carl Brockelmann. Leipzig, 1938.
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See the important review by Brockelmann 1914 and the series of studies by Gignoux: 1998, 1998-99, 2009a, 2009b, 2011a, 2011b.
Il a redige aussi un essai de science politique, fait la traduction de l'oeuvre de l'Orientaliste allemand Carl Brockelmann sur l'histoire des musulmans et ecrit une serie de trois volumes consacres aux [beaucoup moins que]educateurs sociaux de l'Allemagne moderne[beaucoup plus grand que].
Thus, Carl Brockelmann stated that Muhammad's "acquaintanceship with biblical material was, to be sure, extremely superficial and rich with errors," as "[h]e may have owed some of its characteristics to the Jewish legends of the Haggadah" (3) and also to "Christian teachers who .
20) Under the first section of his Mu'allafat al-Ghazzali, headlined "Works Attributed to al-Ghazzali that are Definitely Authentic," Abdul Rahman Badawi confirmed the aforementioned entries on Iljam, giving additional listings of it in Brockelmann, the British Museum, and several other sources.
Among the Syriac grammars are those of Carl Brockelmann and Theodor Noldeke.
Consultation of the two passages cited by Brockelmann, however, indicates that both have the sense of a prediction taking its fulfilment in some event, which is quite different from the sense of 'realization' that is required by the passage in the Acts of Mari.
The standard history by the German scholar Carl Brockelmann (known to his colleagues as der Zettelpascha or "the index-card Pasha" because of his brimming files) consists of five massive volumes of exceedingly fine type; this is now being supplemented by the continuing history (it has reached ten volumes, with more to come) of the Turkish historian Fuat Sezgin.
To that end, he applauds the scholarship of such pioneers as Goldziher, Nicholson, Gibb, Blachere, Huart, Brockelmann, and Nallino, among others, who helped bring Arabic literary texts to the attention of the western reader, and whose works clearly delineated the significant role that literature has consistently played in Arab society.
There are also a few references to "classical" authors like Gesenius, Brockelmann, and Marcel Cohen as well as to some modern theoreticians in phonetics and phonology.
Zabidi's Writings," the second chapter of the book, provides a useful alphabetical list of225 works of Zabidi "based on extant manuscripts and prints and on the different lists and references which were given by Zabidi and others" with the claim that "it has been attempted here to go beyond what has been done thus far by Brockelmann, Sallas, Kogak, Lari, and others and to check and describe a large number of the available texts" (98).
King is inclined to think that the person who made this second instrument (B) is Muhammad Husayn, son of the mathematician Muhammad Baqir ibn Zayn al-'Abidin Yazdi, the author of 'Uyun al-hisab, listed in Brockelmann (see n.