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The Journal of the American Oriental Society (ISSN 0003-0279) is published quarterly by the American Oriental Society. The first volume (1843-49) set the tone for all time in the broad scope of subject matter and the solidity of its scholarship. It included studies of Arab music, of Persian cuneiform, and of Buddhism in India, and brought to a wide audience the then novel theories of
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Vol. 139 No. 4 (2019): Journal of the American Oriental Society

Published: 2022-01-21

Front Matter

Front Matter

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The Absent Vedas

Will Sweetman
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Page 781–804

Half-human and Monstrous Races in Zoroastrian Tradition

Domenico Agostini
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Page 805–818

Fei Changfang’s Treatment of Sengyou’s Anonymous Texts

Michael Radich
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Page 819–842

From Singing Ghosts to Docile Concubines

Qiulei Hu
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Page 843–858

The Susa Funerary Texts

Nathan Wasserman
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Page 859–892

Two Themes in Maimonides’s Modifications to His Legal Works

Marc Herman
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Page 907–922

Jadal and Qiyās in the Fifth/Eleventh Century

Sohaira Siddiqui
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Page 923–944

Brief Communications

Pharaoh and His Council

Joseph Witztum
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Page 945–952

Dōng 東 ‘East’ and the Chinese “Indian Circle”

Jonathan Smith
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Page 953–962


Islam and Its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qurʾan. Edited by Carol Bakhos and Michael Cook

Valentina A. Grasso, Garth Fowden
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Page 965–968

A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor. By Roy Tzohar

C. W. Huntington
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Page 991–993

The Medinet Habu Records of the Foreign Wars of Ramesses III. By Donald Redford

Anthony Spalinger
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Page 993–997

Estudios de lingüística ugarítica: Una selección. By Gregorio del Olmo Lete

Aren Wilson-Wright
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Page 1003–1004

Ägyptenrezeption im Mumienfilm: The Mummy 1932 und Remakes. By Yvonne Vosmann

Carter Lupton, Jonathan Elias
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Page 1005–1006

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Back Matter

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