It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Orientalism, Aramaic and Kabbalah in the Catholic Reformation
Studies in the History of Christian Traditions, 137
Focusing upon the extraordinary circumstances of the production of the
editio princeps of the Syriac New Testament in 1555 and establishing
a reliable history of that edition, this book offers an new account of the
origin of Syriac studies in Europe and a fresh evaluation of Catholic
Orientalism in the sixteenth century. The reception of Syriac into the West
is shown to have been characterised, under the influence of Egidio da
Viterbo and Postel, by a Christian Kabbalistic world-view which also
determined the reception of other Oriental languages.
The companion volume The Kabbalistic Scholars of the Antwerp
Polyglot Bible exhibits the continuing influence of Christian
Kabbalism on later editions.