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Sent: 28 May 2007 07:21 The following book has just ben published: Kropp (Manfred) (ed.), Results of contemporary research on the Qur'an. The question of a historio-critical text, Beirut, Orient-Institut der DMG/WŘrzburg, Ergon Verlag ("Beiruter Texte und Studien", 100), 2007, 198 p., ISBN: 389913543-1. This volume contains the Proceedings of the panel on the Koran organized by Manfred Kropp at the First WOCMES (World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies), Mainz, 8-13 September, 2003 (for this panel: 9 September 2003). Contents of the volume (the French titles are written here whitout the French "accents": Kropp (Manfred S.), "Preface", p. 1-8 Conrad (Lawrence I.), "Qur'anic studies: a historian's perspective", p. 9-15 Deroche (Franšois), "Beaute et efficacite: l'ecriture arabe au service de la revelation", p. 17-31 Gilliot (Claude), "Une reconstruction critique du Coran ou comment en finir avec les merveilles de la lampe d'Aladin", p. 33-137 Goody (Jack), "Does the refinements of the writing system allow us to draw conclusions about the decline of the oral transmission", p. 139-146 Muth (Franz-Christoph), "Reflections on the relationship of early Arabic poetry and the Qur'an: meaning and origin of the Qur'anic term 'tayran ababila' according to early Arabic poetry and other sources", p. 139-156 Noja Noseda (Sergio), "Parerga to the volumes of 'Sources de la transmission manuscrite du texte coranique' thus far published and in course of publication", p. 157-174 Qinsat (Franšoise), "Le Coran et la lexicographie historique de l'arabe", p. 175-191 Sfar (Mondher), "Pour une approche methodologique du Coran", p. 193-195 "About the authors", p. 197-198