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Title: On Fuzzy Boundaries and Razor Sharp Boundaries, and Something on Bari
Author(s): DEPUYDT, Leo
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 74    Issue: 1-2   Date: 2017   
Pages: 5-45
DOI: 10.2143/BIOR.74.1.3239936

Abstract :
This is a review article of Fs. Loprieno. Antonio Loprieno’s career spans many nations and languages; considering 1) all this internationality, 2) my own native tongue, and 3) BiOr’s base in Holland, it seemed almost tempting to entitle this article in Dutch as 'Over ruige grenzen en haarscherpe grenzen, en iets over Bari'. Fewer than half of the 61(!) articles in this volume pertain to topics that I have engaged in my own research. The focus of the article is therefore almost exclusively on them; I hope that someone else will pay proper tribute to the many others. Instead of confronting the articles head-on, I present alternative lines of argument to put the articles’ in perspective. I have developed independent lines - elsewhere in print - regarding the topics that they address. And I feel comfortable with my own lines of arguments in every case after much reflection. Let others make the comparison and judge what to make of it all.

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