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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The English translation of Brockelmann's seminal Geschichte der Arabischen (1898 and 1902) strives to be user-friendly by spelling out personal names in full, but that proved impractical for this index of names, so Lameer has included a list of common abbreviations he uses.
This comprehensive work threatened to replace eminent German orientalist Carl Brockelmann's (1868-1956) Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur (History of Arabic Literature) (5).
A number of scholars have suggested that the Northwest Semitic forms of the object marker derive from *?iyya with the addition of a final feminine -t (e.g., Brockelmann 1908-1913: s106b-c).
Castillo Castillo describe luego grafologicamente el manuscrito, con algunas anotaciones paleograficas, seguido de una larga disertacion sobre el contenido del mismo, detallando los capitulos que en el se incluyen.Una bibliografia pertinente en espanol, frances, aleman, ingles y arabe figura al final del trabajo, donde se destacan tambienunas referencias exclusivas al orientalista Brockelmann. Asimismo, figuran unas reproducciones ricas y en color del manuscrito estudiado, asi como una ilustracion especial relativa al profeta del islam y a dos de sus condiscipulos.
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 ...
179/795) statement (19) as the foundation of his subject [of interpreting Divine Attributes], sticking to it, and repeating it in a number of places...." (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.
[...] Dans la premiere moitie du vingtieme siecle, des auteurs comme Brockelmann (1908, 1910), M.
Among the Syriac grammars are those of Carl Brockelmann and Theodor Noldeke.
This is also the solution followed by Ramelli, though she cites the support of Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum for the possibility that shullama can itself have the required meaning.
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.