Philosophy: new acquisitions December 2016 – January 2017

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Philosophy collections during December 2016 and January 2017.

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Full history: on the meaningfulness of shared action / by Steven G. Smith – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053691

Religion, philosophy and knowledge / Gregory W. Dawes – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050499

Antonio Gramsci and the question of religion: ideology, ethics, and hegemony / Bruce Grelle – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050673

Speculation, heresy, and gnosis in contemporary philosophy of religion: the enigmatic absolute / [edited by] Joshua Ramey and Matthew S. Haar Farris – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051892

Islamic philosophy and the ethics of belief / Anthony Robert Booth – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051555

Philosophy in the Islamic world / Peter Adamson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051963

The story of reason in Islam / Sari Nusseibeh – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053367

Spheres. Vol. 1, Bubbles, microspherology / Peter Sloterdijk ; translated by Wieland Hoban – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053379

Globes : macrospherology / Peter Sloterdijk ; translated by Wieland Hoban – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053380

Spheres. Volume 3, Foams: plural spherology / Peter Sloterdijki ; translated by Wieland Hoban -. https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053381

Disparities / Slavoj Žižek. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053702

Rethinking the concept of the grotesque: Crashaw, Baudelaire, Magritte / Shun-Liang Chao – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053849

Judaism: a contemporary philosophical investigation / Lenn Goodman – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052228

The ways of Byzantine philosophy / edited by Mikonja Knez̆ević – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052664

E-Books

The shorter Routledge encyclopedia of philosophy / edited by Edward Craig – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053102

Religion, philosophy and knowledge [electronic resource]. / Gregory W. Dawes – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053693

Ethics in the conflicts of modernity: an essay on desire, practical reasoning, and narrative / Alasdair MacIntyre – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053842

An introductory dictionary of Lacanian psychoanalysis / Dylan Evans – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053848

Gramsci’s common sense: inequality and its narratives / Kate Crehan – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053847

Entanglements: or transmedial thinking about capture / Rey Chow – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206870

The Bloomsbury companion to political philosophy / edited by Andrew Fiala – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206893

The ethics of theory: philosophy, history, and literature / by Robert Doran. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055356

Disputers of the Tao: philosophical argument in ancient China / A. C. Graham. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213691

Readings in classical Chinese philosophy / edited by Philip J. Ivanhoe and Bryan W. Van Norden – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213690

Dao companion to the philosophy of Han Fei / Paul R. Goldin, editor – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213655

 

Study of Religions: new acquisitions December 2016 – January 2017

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Study of Religions collections during December 2016 and January 2017.

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Comparative and thematic

Natural law: a Jewish, Christian, and Islamic trialogue / Anver M. Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053125

The Bloomsbury reader in religion, sexuality, and gender / edited by Donald L. Boisvert and Carly Daniel-Hughes – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053128

Faithonomics : religion and the free market / Torkel Brekke – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053234

War magic: religion, sorcery, and performance / edited by D.S. Farrer – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050674

The cultural politics of Obeah: religion, colonialism and modernity in the Caribbean world / Diana Paton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206581

Genghis Khan and the quest for God: how the world’s greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom / Jack Weatherford. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055172

The Oxford handbook of the study of religion / edited by Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055222

Religion, philosophy and knowledge / Gregory W. Dawes – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050499

Antonio Gramsci and the question of religion: ideology, ethics, and hegemony / Bruce Grelle – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050673

Speculation, heresy, and gnosis in contemporary philosophy of religion: the enigmatic absolute / [edited by] Joshua Ramey and Matthew S. Haar Farris – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051892

Buddhism

Buddhist and Christian responses to the kowtow problem in China / Eric Reinders – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053687

Buddhism in America: global religion, local contexts / Scott A. Mitchell – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053689

Architects of Buddhist leisure: socially disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s museums, monuments, and amusement parks / Justin Thomas McDaniel. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053850

Christianity (Western and Eastern)

East Syriac Christianity in Mongol-Yuan China / Li Tang- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051126

Constantine and the captive Christians of Persia: martyrdom and religious identity in Late Antiquity / Kyle Smith – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051615

City of demons: violence, ritual, and Christian power in late antiquity / Dayna S. Kalleres – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052564

Buddhist and Christian responses to the kowtow problem in China / Eric Reinders – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053687

Year of the sword: the Assyrian Christian genocide, a history / Joseph Yacoub ; translated by James Ferguson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052195

Christianity as a world religion: an introduction [2nd edn]  / Sebastian Kim and Kirsteen Kim – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052751

Les controverses religieuses en syriaque / Flavia Ruani – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053792

Islam

Faith-based violence and Deobandi militancy in Pakistan/ edited by Jawad Syed, Edwina Pio, Tahir Kamran [and] Abbas Zaidi – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050605

Jihadism transformed: Al-Qaeda and Islamic State’s global battle of ideas / Simon Staffell, Akil N. Awan (editors) – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052042

Islamic philosophy and the ethics of belief / Anthony Robert Booth – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051555

The story of reason in Islam / Sari Nusseibeh – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053367

 Other religions

Pagan Christmas: winter feasts of the Kalasha of the Hindu Kush / Augusto S. Cacpardo – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046649

E-books

Comparative and thematic

Hagiography and religious truth: case studies in the Abrahamic and Dharmic traditions / edited by Rico G. Monge, Kerry P.C. San Chirico, and Rachel J. Smith – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053129

Religion and Orientalism in Asian studies / edited by Kiri Paramore –https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053131

Yoga, meditation, and mysticism: contemplative universals and meditative landmarks / Kenneth Rose – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053127

The work of the dead: a cultural history of mortal remains / Thomas W. Laqueur – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053233

New patterns for comparative religion: passages to an evolutionary perspective / William E. Paden – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053690

Religion, philosophy and knowledge [electronic resource]. / Gregory W. Dawes – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053693

Selling spirituality: the silent takeover of religion / Jeremy Carrette and Richard King – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053694

Shared stories, rival tellings: early encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims / Robert C. Gregg – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053794

Religions in the modern world: traditions and transformations [3rd edn] / edited by Linda Woodhead, Christopher Partridge, and Hiroko Kawanami – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055153

Religious dynamics under the impact of imperialism and colonialism: a sourcebook / edited by Bjorn Bentlage, Marion Eggert, Hans Martin Kramer, and Stefan Reichmuth – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055294

Young people’s attitudes to religious diversity / edited by Elisabeth Arweck – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055305

Multireligious society: dealing with religious diversity in theory and practice. [electronic resource] / edited by Francisco Colom González and Gianni D’Amato – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206587

Apocalypses in context: apocalyptic currents through history / Kelly J. Murphy and Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler, editors- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206592

Faith-specific

Western Sufism: origins and development, 833-1968 / Mark Sedgwick – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206793

Young British Muslims: between rhetoric and realities / edited by Sadek Hamid. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10135187

Japanese religions and globalization / Ugo Dessì – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10207084

 

 

 

History: new acquisitions December 2016 and January 2017

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the History collections during December 2016 and January 2017.

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Comparative and thematic

Books as History: the importance of books beyond their texts / David Pearson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045935

History by numbers: an introduction to quantitative approaches [2nd edn] / Pat Hudson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046958

Sexual diversity in Asia, c. 600-1950 / edited by A.G. Reyes and William G. Clarence-Smith – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052490

Luxury in global perspective: objects and practices, 1600-2000 / edited by Karin Hofmeester, Bernd-Stefan Grewe – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047474

Rethinking historical genres in the twenty-first century / edited by Jaume Aurell – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052026

The British and Foreign Anti-slavery Society: a history / James Heartfield – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052530

Nature and identity in cross-cultural perspective / edited by Anne Buttimer and Luke Wallin – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053365

Full history: on the meaningfulness of shared action / by Steven G. Smith – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053691

Africa

Southern Africa

An African Volk: the apartheid regime and its search for survival / Jamie Miller – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047172

Central Asia

Ancient Chorasmia: a polity between the semi-nomadic and sedentary cultural areas of Central Asia : cultural interactions and local developments from the sixth century BC to the first century AD / Michele Minardi. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052507

Between Rome and China: history, religions and material culture of the Silk Road / edited by Samuel N.C. Lieu & Gunner B. Mikkelsen – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052558

The pearl of Khorasan: a history of Herat / by C. P. W. Gammell – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053235

China and Tibet

Foreigners under Mao: western lives in China, 1949-1976 / Beverley Hooper – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045841

The Cultural Revolution on trial: justice in the post-Mao transition / Alexander C. Cook – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053841

Near and Middle East

The man who created the Middle East: a story of empire, conflict and the Sykes-Picot agreement / Christopher Simon Sykes  – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053126

Jerusalem, 1000-1400: every people under heaven / edited by Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046990

A history of Palestine: from the Ottoman conquest to the founding of the state of Israel / Gudrun Krämer ; translated by Graham Harman and Gudrun Krämer- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050701

Ike’s gamble: America’s rise to dominance in the Middle East / Michael Doran – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051344

The Second Crusade: holy war on the periphery of Latin Christendom / edited by Jason T. Roche and Janus Møller Jensen – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052191

The Parthian and early Sasanian empires : adaptation and expansion : proceedings of a conference held in Vienna, 14-16 June 2012 / edited by Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Elizabeth J. Pendleton, Michael Alram and Touraj Daryaee – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052560

Pearling in the Arabian Gulf: a Kuwaiti memoir / by Saif Marzooq al-Shamlan ; translated from the Arabic by Peter Clark. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10023217

Aleppo : a history / Ross Burns – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046110

Césarée maritime : ville fortifiée du Proche-Orient / Jean Mesqui ; avec l’assistance de Jocelyn Martineau ; et les contributions de Hervé Barbé … [and four others]. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052656

Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment / Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052825

The sword of ambition : bureaucratic rivalry in medieval Egypt / Abū ʻAmr ʻUthmān ibn Ibrāhīm al-Nābulusī al-Miṣrī ; edited and translated by Luke B. Yarbrough ; volume editor Devin J. Stewart – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053191

Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish manuscripts of the Yahuda collection of the National Library of Israel / by Efraim Wust ; edited by Raquel Ukeles with Sagit Butbul, Khader Salameh, and Yusuf al-Uzbeki. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053227

Scholars and sultans in the early modern Ottoman empire / Abdurrahman Atcil – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051700

Gateways to the world: port cities in the Persian Gulf / ed. by Mehran Kamrava – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206588

Babylon under western eyes: a study of allusion and myth / Andrew Scheil – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10135165

South Asia

Hindu nationalism, history and identity in India: narrating a Hindu past under the BJP / Lars Tore Flåten – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052028

The independence of India and Pakistan: new approaches and reflections / edited by Ian Talbot – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047447

A book of conquest: the Chachnama and Muslim origins in South Asia / Manan Ahmed Asif – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052027

E-books

Comparative and thematic

Duress: imperial durabilities in our times / Ann Laura Stoler – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053228

Adventures of a postmodern historian: living and writing the past / Robert A. Rosenstone – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053232

Gramsci’s common sense: inequality and its narratives / Kate Crehan – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053847

The adventure of the human intellect / edited by Kurt A. Raaflaub – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055154

A global history of modern historiography [electronic resource] / Georg G. Iggers, Q. Edward Wang and Supriya Mukherjee. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206996

The Routledge companion to historical studies / Alun Munslow- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206997

Aesthetics, arts and politics in a global world / Daniel Herwitz – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213614

Local subversions of colonial cultures: commodities and anti-commodities in global history / Sandip Hazareesingh, Harro Maat. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055175

History, policy and public purpose: historians and historical thinking in government / Alix R. Green – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055304

Medicine and empire, 1600-1960 / Pratik Chakrabarti – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206579

The cultural politics of Obeah: religion, colonialism and modernity in the Caribbean world / Diana Paton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206581

The East India Company and the natural world / edited by Vinita Damodaran, Anna Winterbottom, Alan Lester – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206584

Mythology and diplomacy in the Age of Exploration / by Adam Knobler – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206648

Urban world, global city / David Clark – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10207063

The city reader / edited by Richard T. LeGates and Frederic Stout – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10207074

Port cities in Asia and Europe / edited by Arndt Graf and Chua Beng Huat.- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10207068

Gender in world history / Peter N. Stearns – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10207054

Gender and difference in the Middle Ages / Sharon Farmer and Carol Braun Pasternack, editors ; contributors, Daniel Boyarin [and ten others] – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213569

Regional

Africa

Johannesburg: the elusive metropolis / Sarah Nuttall and Achille Mbembé, eds. ; with an afterword by Arjun Appadurai and Carol A. Breckenridge – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213275

Love in Africa / edited by Jennifer Cole and Lynn M. Thomas – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213532

Borders & borderlands as resources in the Horn of Africa [electronic resource] / edited by Dereje Feyissa & Markus Virgil Hoehne – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213570

China and Tibet

The Habitable City in China: Urban History in the Twentieth Century – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213326

The killing wind: a Chinese county’s descent into madness during the Cultural Revolution / by Tan Hecheng ; translated by Stacy Mosher and Guo Jian – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206776

 Near and Middle East

Reading clocks, alla Turca: time and society in the late Ottoman Empire / Avner Wishnitzer – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206741

The development of secularism in Turkey / Niyazi Berkes ; with a new introduction by Feroz Ahmad  –https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206682

 The making of modern Turkey: nation and state in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950 / Uğur Ümit Üngör. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206689

The Ottoman road to war in 1914: the Ottoman Empire and the First World War / Mustafa Aksaka – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206688

A social history of Ottoman Istanbul / Ebru Boyar and Kate Fleet – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213278

Ancient Antioch: from the Seleucid Era to the Islamic conquest / Andrea U. De Giorgi. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10135164

Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and imperial citizenship in the modern era / Julia Phillips Cohen. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206652

The climate of rebellion in the early modern Ottoman Empire / Sam White – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206656

Extraterritorial dreams: European citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman twentieth century / Sarah Abrevaya Stein. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213289

South Asia

The Last Hindu Emperor: Prithviraj Chauhan and the Indian Past, 1200-2000 / Cynthia Talbot – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213523

Tracks of change: railways and everyday life in colonial India / Ritika Prasad – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213613

South Asian feminisms [electronic resource]: contemporary interventions / Ania Loomba and Ritty A. Lukose, eds. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206134

Southeast Asia

Islam and colonialism: becoming modern in Indonesia and Malaya / Muhamad Ali – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055296

Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica: new acquisitions December 2016 and January 2017

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies, Semitics and Judaica during December 2016 and January 2017. Please note that this section of the Library also includes material on the history and politics of modern Israel / Palestine.

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E-book content is accessible to SOAS staff and students only, with institutional log-in.

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations

From Hittite to Homer: the Anatolian background of ancient Greek epic / Mary R. Bachvarova – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053163

The Luwian civilization: the missing link in the Aegean Bronze Age / Eberhard Zangger – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050754

Cross-cultural studies in Near Eastern history and literature / edited by Saana Svärd and Robert Rollinger – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051128

Da Kussara a Karkemish. Storia del regno ittita / Stefano de Martino – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052144

Benjamin Whorf, die Sumerer und der Einfluss der Sprache auf das Denken Sebastian Fink.- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10006417

Hellenistic seal impressions in the Yale Babylonian collection: ring-bullae and other clay sealings / by Ronald Wallenfels – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051704

Early Dynastic and Early Argonic administrative texts mainly from the Umma Region in the Cornell University cuneiform collections by Palmiro Notizia and Giuseppe Visicato – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10135213

Athtart: the transmission and transformation of a goddess in the Late Bronze Age / Aren M. Wilson-Wright – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052189

Akkadian love literature of the third and second millennium BCE / Nathan Wasserman – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053110

The Old Babylonian administrative texts in the Hilprecht Collection Jena: with a contribution by Ursula Seidl / Anne Goddeeris – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053117

Reading rubbish : using object assemblages to reconstruct activities, modes of deposition and abandonment at the Late Bronze Age dunnu of Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria : (consolidating empire project, volume 2) / by Victor Klinkenberg. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213286

Babylon under western eyes: a study of allusion and myth / Andrew Scheil – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10135165

Byzantium

Byzantium’s other empire: Trebizond / edited by Anthony Eastmond ; project manager Buket Coşkuner ; translation Egemen Demircioğlu, Yiğit Adam – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050755

The ways of Byzantine philosophy / edited by Mikonja Knez̆ević – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052664

Hebrew and other Semitic languages

Mi-Po Le-Sham: a companion to Hebrew From Scratch, Part 1 / by Ester Simons – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047159

Isra Isle : a novel / Nava Semel ; translated by Jessica Cohen – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052809

A horse walks into a bar / David Grossman; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055144

Les controverses religieuses en syriaque / Flavia Ruani – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053792

Introduction to the Grammar of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic [2nd edn]  / Elitzur A. Bar-Asher Siegal – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052674

Jewish studies

Jerusalem, 1000-1400: every people under heaven / edited by Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046990

Jews, Judaizing movements and the traditions of Israelite descent in South Asia / Navras Jaat Aafreedi. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047598

Judaism: a contemporary philosophical investigation / Lenn Goodman – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052228

The menorah: from the Bible to modern Israel / Steven Fine – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052506

Modern Israel and Palestinian studies

The land is full: addressing overpopulation in Israel / Alon Tal – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053224

Zionism: the birth and transformation of an ideal / Milton Viorst – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045568

A history of Palestine: from the Ottoman conquest to the founding of the state of Israel / Gudrun Krämer ; translated by Graham Harman and Gudrun Krämer- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050701

Handbook of Israel: the major debates / edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Julius H. Schoeps, Yitzhak Sternberg [and] Olaf Glöckner – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051934

The Arab-Israeli conflict [3rd edn] / Kirsten E. Schulze. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052038

The yellow wind / David Grossman; translated from the Hebrew by Haim Watzman – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052040

We were the future: a memoir of the kibbutz / Yael Neeman; translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston ; poems and songs translated by Jessica Cohen. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052773

A home for all Jews: citizenship, rights, and national identity in the new Israeli state / Orit Rozin ; translated by Haim Watzman. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052811

E-books

A future for the past [electronic resource]: Petrie’s Palestinian collection / [curator: Rachael Thyrza Sparks ; photographs: Stuart Laidlaw] – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053692

Women in the Hebrew Bible : a reader / edited by Alice Bach – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055282

Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer: structure, coherence, intertextuality / by Katharina E. Keim – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206779

Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and imperial citizenship in the modern era / Julia Phillips Cohen. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206652

Extraterritorial dreams: European citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman twentieth century / Sarah Abrevaya Stein. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213289

 

 

Religions and Philosophy: new book acquisitions for SOAS Library in October / November 2016

This is a selection of new titles (print and electronic) acquired by SOAS Library for the Religions and Philosophy collections in October and November 2016.

Please note that only SOAS staff and students will have access to e-books

RELIGIONS

Comparative and thematic

Sexuality in the Babylonian Talmud: Christian and Sasanian contexts in late antiquity / Yishai Kiel – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050508

Spirituality and human nature / Donald Evans – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045483

Key terms in material religion / edited by S. Brent Plate – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047570

Saving the people: how populists hijack religion / edited by Nadia Marzouki, Duncan McDonnell and Olivier Roy. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047573

The reemergence of liberation theologies: models for the twenty-first century / edited by Thia Cooper – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050035

Sacred and the political: explorations on mimesis, violence and religion / edited by Elisabetta Brighi and Antonio Cerella – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047004

Buddhism

A less traveled path: Saddharmasmrtyupasthanasutra. Chapter 2 : critically edited with a study on its structure and significance for the development of Buddhist meditation / by Daniel M. Stuart – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047197

 

Christianity (Western and Eastern)

Bigger than Ben-Hur: the book, its adaptations, and their audiences / edited by Barbara Ryan & Milette Shamir – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046620

Mystical resistance: uncovering the Zohar’s conversations with Christianity / Ellen D. Haskell – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050509

Coptic society, literature and religion from late Antiquity to modern times : Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Rome, September 17th-22nd, 2012, and Plenary Reports of the Ninth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Cairo, September 15th-19th, 2008 / Editors: Buzi P., Camplani A., Contardi F. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045720

The archaeology and history of the Church of the Redeemer and the Muristan in Jerusalem: a collection of essays from a workshop on the Church of the Redeemer and its vicinity held on 8th/9th September 2014 in Jerusalem / edited by Dieter Vieweger, Shimon Gibson. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046329

To be cared for: the power of conversion and foreignness of belonging in an Indian slum / Nathaniel Roberts – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046645

The Armenian apocalyptic tradition: a comparative perspective: essays presented in honor of Professor Robert W. Thomson on the occasion of his eightieth birthday / edited by Kevork B. Bardakjian and Sergio La Porta. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047196

Daoism

Celestial masters: history and ritual in early Daoist communities / Terry F. Kleeman – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046112

Islam

The study Quran : a new translation and commentary / Seyyed Hossein Nasr editor-in-chief ; Caner K. Dagli, Maria Massi Dakake, Joseph E.B. Lumbard, general editors ; Mohammed Rustom, assistant editor – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047165

Refractions of Islam in India: situating Sufism and yoga / Carl W. Ernst – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10049939

Beyond jihad: the pacifist tradition in West African Islam / Lamin O. Sanneh – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050520

Salafism in Jordan: political Islam in a quietist community / Joas Wagemakers – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050679

Salafism in Nigeria: Islam, preaching, and politics / Alexander Thurston – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050612

The age of jihad: Islamic State and the great war for the Middle East / Patrick Cockburn- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050653

 Islamic philosophy and occidental phenomenology in dialogue: the Logos of life and cultural interlacing / Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Nazif Muhtaroglu, Detlev Quintern, editors – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050127

Zoroastrianism

Des contrées avestiques à Mahabad, via Bisotun : études offertes en hommage à Pierre Lecoq / réunis par Céline Redard – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10043163

Zoroastrianism: a collection of articles from the Encyclopaedia Iranica / edited by Mahnaz Moazami – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046616

 

E-books: Comparative and thematic studies

Resurrection: a guide for the perplexed / Lidija Novakovic – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050114

Religion and development: conflict or cooperation? / Jeffrey Haynes – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050944

A companion to the archaeology of religion in the ancient world / edited by Rubina Raja and Jörg Rüpke – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052947

 

E-books: Regional or faith-specific

Beyond jihad: the pacifist tradition in West African Islam / Lamin O. Sanneh – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050521

Creating a New Medina [electronic resource]: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India / Venkat Dhulipala – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10001530

Religions and constitutional transitions in the Muslim Mediterranean [electronic resource]: the pluralistic moment / edited by Alessandro Ferrari and James Toronto – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052662

 

PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy in world perspective: a comparative hermeneutic of the major theories / David A. Dilworth – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045441

Levinas and Asian thought / edited by Leah Kalmanson, Frank Garrett & Sarah Mattice – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045440

Heretical essays in the philosophy of history / Jan Patočka ; translated by Erazim Kohák ; edited by James Dodd ; with Paul Ricoeur’s preface to the French edition – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045472

Existentialism and excess: the life and times of Jean-Paul Sartre / by Gary Cox – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047002

Sacred and the political: explorations on mimesis, violence and religion / edited by Elisabetta Brighi and Antonio Cerella – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047004

Animals in China: law and society / Deborah Cao, Griffith University, Australia – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047005

Benjamin: philosophy, aesthetics, history / edited by Gary Smith – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047160

Walter Benjamin and theology / Colby Dickinson and Stéphane Symons, editors – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047162

Walter Benjamin and the antinomies of tradition / John McCole – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050129

Wittgenstein und der Ort des Denkens : Eine geistlose Philosophie des Geistes / Philipp Mock – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050121

The digital Dionysus: Nietzsche and the network-centric condition / edited by Dan Mellamphy & Nandita Biswas Mellamphy – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050125

Islamic philosophy and occidental phenomenology in dialogue: the Logos of life and cultural interlacing / Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Nazif Muhtaroglu, Detlev Quintern, editors – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050127

The dream of enlightenment: the rise of modern philosophy / Anthony Gottlieb – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050652

The beginning of philosophy / Hans-Georg Gadamer – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051705

The beginning of knowledge / Hans-Georg Gadamer – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051722

Rethinking faith: Heidegger between Nietzsche and Wittgenstein / edited by Antonio Cimino and Gert-Jan van der Heiden – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051891

E-books

Introduction to logic / Irving M. Copi, Carl Cohen, Kenneth McMahon – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050959

Islamic philosophy and the ethics of belief / Anthony Robert Booth – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051554

Biopolitics and the philosophy of death / by Paolo Palladino – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051040

Fanon and the decolonization of philosophy / edited by Elizabeth A. Hoppe and Tracey Nicholls – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051938

Answers to King Khosroes of Persia / Priscian; translated by Pamela Huby and [5 others] ; introduction by Richard Sorabji – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052630

 

History: new book acquisitions in October / November 2016

This is a selection of new titles, both print and electronic, acquired by SOAS Library for the History collections in October / November 2016.

Please note that only SOAS staff and students will have access to e-books

Comparative and thematic

The Silk Road: a new history with documents / Valerie Hansen – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046376

A global history of modern historiography / Georg G. Iggers, Q. Edward Wang and Supriya Mukherjee – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046397

The trouble with empire: challenges to modern British imperialism / Antoinette Burton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046653

Divining history: prophetism, messianism, and the development of the spirit / Jayne Svenungsson ; translated by Stephen Donovan – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046985

The arcades project / Walter Benjamin; translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin ; prepared on the basis of the German volume edited by Rolf Tiedemann – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047164

Empires and bureaucracy in world history: from late antiquity to the twentieth century / edited by Peter Crooks, & Timothy H. Parsons –  https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047475

The Politics of the textbook / edited by Michael W. Apple and Linda K. Christian-Smith – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045884

From Herodotus to H-Net: the story of historiography / Jeremy D. Popkin – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047586

Remembering the Crusades and crusading / edited by Megan Cassidy-Welch – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050116

Recording oral history: a guide for the humanities and social sciences / Valerie Raleigh Yow [3rd edn]https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050177

Time matters: global and local time in Asian societies / editors, Willem van Schendel and Henk Schulte Nordholt – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050392

Small worlds: method, meaning, and narrative in microhistory / edited by James F. Brooks, Christopher R.N. DeCorse, and John Walton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050716

The history thieves: secrets, lies and the shaping of a modern nation / Ian Cobain – https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox

Broadcasting empire: the BBC and the British world, 1922-1970 / Simon J. Potter – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050866

Blood and sand: Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower’s campaign for peace / Alex Von Tunzelmann – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051345

Interpreting late antiquity: essays on the postclassical world / G.W. Bowersock, Peter Brown, Oleg Grabar (eds.) – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051560

Central Asia

Central Asia in world history / Peter B. Golden – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046467

China and Tibet

Preserving the Shanghai Ghetto: memories of Jewish refugees in 1940s China / by Zhang Yanhua and Wang Jian – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10042537

A Chinese life / written by Philippe Ôtié and Li Kunwu ; illustrated by Li Kunwu ; translated by Edward Gauvin – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046803

The Qing Empire and the Opium War: the collapse of the Heavenly Dynasty / Mao Haijian (East China Normal University and Macao University) ; with an introduction by Julia Lovell ; English text edited by Joseph Lawson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047471

Historical dictionary of the People’s Republic of China / Lawrence R. Sullivan. [3rd edition] – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047473

The archaeology of early China: from prehistory to the Han Dynasty / Gideon Shelach-Lavi (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050065

Japan and Korea

A date with the Lonesome Lady: a Hiroshima POW returns / T.C. Cartwright – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050017

Paper cranes and mushroom clouds: the US-Japan conflict and the function of ethics in historical writing / by Alexandra Perry – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050616

Near and Middle East

The man in the white sharkskin suit: my family’s exodus from Old Cairo to the New World / Lucette Lagnado – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046225

Jewish Salonica: between the Ottoman Empire and modern Greece / Devin E. Naar – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046471

The medieval reception of the Shahnama as a mirror for princes / by Nasrin Askari. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046772

Seals and sealing practices in the Near East: developments in administration and magic from prehistory to the Islamic period: Proceedings of an international workshop at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo on December 2-3, 2009 / edited by Ilona Regulski, Kim Duistermaat and Peter Verkinderen – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046775

John of Brienne: King of Jerusalem, Emperor of Constantinople c.1175 – 1237 / Guy Perry – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047057

State formation and state decline in the Near and Middle East / edited by Rainer Kessler, Walter Sommerfeld and Leslie Tramontini. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050979

Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian communities in the world: theoretical frameworks and empirical studies / edited by Trevor Batrouney, Tobias Boos, Anton Escher [and] Paul Tabar – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050750

Imperial lineages and legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean: recording the imprint of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rule / edited by Rhoads Murphey – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051011

Blood and sand: Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower’s campaign for peace / Alex Von Tunzelmann – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051345

Archaeologists, tourists, interpreters: exploring Egypt and the Near East in the late 19th-early 20th centuries / Rachel Mairs and Maya Muratov – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051878

Fiction

The longing of the dervish / Hammour Ziada ; translated by Jonathan Wright – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047035

No knives in the kitchens of this city / Khālid Khalīfah; translated by Leri Price – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047036

 Oceania and the Pacific

The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict / James Belich – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050604

South Asia

Ardhakathanak = A half story / Banarasidas ; translated from the Braj Bhasha by Rohini Chowdhury ; preface by Rupert Snell – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045734

Colonialism, environment and tribals in South India 1792-1947 / Velayutham Saravanan – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046646

Muslim rule in medieval India: the culture of power and religion in the Delhi Sultanate / Fouzia Farooq Ahmed – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046648

The defining moments in Bengal, 1920-1947 / Sabyasachi Bhattacharya – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046953

Bibliography of the East India Company. Contemporary printed sources, 1786-1858 / Catherine Pickett – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050489

The Indian ideology / Perry Anderson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047448

1984, the anti-Sikh violence and after / Sanjay Suri – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047456

I accuse … : the anti-Sikh violence of 1984 / Jarnail Singh ; with a foreword by Khushwant Singh – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047457

The socialist opposition in Nehruvian India, 1947-1964 / Boris Niclas-Tolle – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050120

Small town capitalism in Western India: artisans, merchants and the making of the informal economy, 1870-1960 / Douglas E. Haynes – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050705

Communications, media and the imperial experience: Britain and India in the twentieth century / Chandrika Kaul, University of St Andrews, Scotland – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050869

Southeast Asia

The foundations of the modern Philippine state: imperial rule and the American constitutional tradition in the Philippine islands, 1898-1935 / Anna Leah Fidelis T. Castañeda Anastacio – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045579

Environment, trade and society in Southeast Asia: a longue durée perspective / edited by David Henley, Henk Schulte Nordholt – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050056

 

E-Books: comparative / thematic histories

Recording oral history: a guide for the humanities and social sciences / Valerie Raleigh Yow – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050178

Thinking about oral history: theories and applications / Thomas L. Charlton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050176

Experiences in liberal arts and science education from America, Europe, and Asia: a dialogue across continents / William C. Kirby, Marijk C. van der Wende, editors – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050386

Museums and biographies: stories, objects, identities / edited by Kate Hill – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050135

Colonialism and the object: empire, material culture, and the museum / edited by Tim Barringer and Tom Flynn. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050136

What is microhistory? : theory and practice / Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon and István M. Szíjártó – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050715

Cultures of the lusophone Black Atlantic / edited by Nancy Priscilla Naro, Roger Sansi-Roca, and David H. Treece – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050834

Gendered wars, gendered memories: feminist conversations on war, genocide and political violence / edited by Ayse Gül Altinay and Andrea Peto – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051937

E-books: regional histories

A linguistic history of Arabic / Jonathan Owens – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050175

Archaeology, language, and the African past / Roger Blench – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050174

Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West and the epic story of the Taiping Civil War / Stephen R. Platt – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050411

Small Town Capitalism in Western India: Artisans, Merchants and the Making of the Informal Economy, 1870-1960 / Douglas Haynes – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050709

Visualizing American empire: orientalism and imperialism in the Philippines / David Brody – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050061

Photographies East: the camera and its histories in East and Southeast Asia / edited by Rosalind C. Morris – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050062

An intimate war: an oral history of the Helmand conflict, 1978/2012 / Mike Martin – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050675

The longest journey: Southeast Asians and the pilgrimage to Mecca / Eric Tagliacozzo – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050710

Nationalism in Asia [electronic resource] : a history since 1945 / Jeff Kingston – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046330

Kings and Usurpers in the Seleukid Empire: the men who would be king / Boris Chrubasik – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051923

The nation’s tortured body: violence, representation, and the formation of a Sikh “diaspora” / Brian Keith Axel – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052037

Creating a New Medina [electronic resource]: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India / Venkat Dhulipala – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10001530

Sexual diversity in Asia, c. 600-1950 / edited by Raquel Reyes and William G. Clarence-Smith – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052491

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica: new book acquisitions in October / November 2016

This is a selection of new titles (print and electronic) acquired by SOAS Library for the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica collections. This section of the Library also includes material on modern Israeli / Palestinian studies.

Please note that only SOAS staff and students will have access to e-books

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations

Lettres en akkadien de la “Maison d’urtēnu” : fouilles de 1994 / Sylvie Lackenbacher et Florence Malbran-Labat – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045719

Diwan : studies in the history and culture of the ancient Near East and the Mediterranean / herausgegeben von Carsten Binder, Henning Börm, [and] Andreas Luther = Untersuchungen zu Geschichte und Kultur des Nahen Ostens und des östliche Mittelmeerraumes im Altertum / herausgegeben von Carsten Binder, Henning Börm, [and] Andreas Luther – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10018275

The Ur III seals impressed on documents from Puzriš -Dagān (Drehem) / Christina Tsouparopoulou – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10018649

Nächstenliebe und Gottesfurcht : Beiträge aus alttestamentlicher, semitistischer und altorientalistischer Wissenschaft für Hans-Peter Mathys zum 65. Geburtstag / herausgegeben von Hanna Jenni und Markus Saur ; unter Mitarbeit von Oskar Kaelin, Samuel Sarasin und Stephanie Zellweger. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050764

Making pictures of war: realia et imaginaria in the iconology of the ancient Near East / edited by Laura Battini ; translation from French to English by Nathalie Masure and Steve Leddy. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046056

Envisioning the past through memories: how memory shaped ancient Near Eastern societies / edited by Davide Nadali – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046533

The role of women in work and society in the ancient Near East / edited by Brigitte Lion and Cécile Michel – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051257

Writings from ancient Egypt / translated by Toby Wilkinson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046655

Silver, money and credit: a tribute to Robartus J. van der Spek on the occasion of his 65th birthday / edited by Kristin Kleber and Reinhard Pirngruber – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051584

Kings, Gods and people: establishing monarchies in the Ancient World / edited by Thomas R. Kämmerer, Mait Koiv and Vladimir Sazonov – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050758

Babylonia: a very short introduction / Trevor Bryce – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047501

Tille Hoyuk. 3.2, the Iron Age: pottery, objects and conclusions / by Stuart Blaylock – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10049938

Etudes ougaritiques IV / [edited by] Valérie Matoïan and Michel Al-Maqdissi – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050150

Seals and sealing practices in the Near East: developments in administration and magic from prehistory to the Islamic period: Proceedings of an international workshop at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo on December 2-3, 2009 / edited by Ilona Regulski, Kim Duistermaat and Peter Verkinderen – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046775

Tracking the master scribe: revision through introduction in biblical and Mesopotamian literature / Sara J. Milstein – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046997

d šára-ì-sa 6 und ur-ba-gára : Untersuchungen zu den Verwaltungstexten der neusumerischen Lagaš II-Periode aus Ĝirsu / Ulrich Lehmann – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052047

Fragmente einer grossen Sprache : Sumerisch im Kontext der Schreiberausbildung des kassitenzeitlichen Babylonien [Vol.1] / Alexa Bartelmus – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047466

Les chants du monde: le paysage sonore de l’ancienne Mésopotamie / Anne-Caroline Rendu Loisel ; avec un appendice d’Ariane Thomas –  https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047468

The reception of Sumerian literature in the Western periphery / by Maurizion Viano – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050149

Habitat et environnement: prospections dans les marges arides de la Syrie du nord / sous la direction de Marie-Odile Rousset, Bernard Geyer, Pierre-Louis Gatier et Nazir Awad – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050691

A political history of the Arameans: from their origins to the end of their polities / K. Lawson Younger, Jr. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050976

Cultures and societies in the Middle Euphrates and Habur areas in the second millennium BC: scribal education and scribal traditions / edited by Daisuke Shibata and Shigeo Yamada – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050978

State formation and state decline in the Near and Middle East / edited by Rainer Kessler, Walter Sommerfeld and Leslie Tramontini. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050979

Byzantium

John of Brienne: King of Jerusalem, Emperor of Constantinople c.1175 – 1237 / Guy Perry – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047057

Epigram, art, and devotion in later Byzantium / Ivan Drpić – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050823

Imperial lineages and legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean: recording the imprint of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rule / edited by Rhoads Murphey – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051011

Interpreting late antiquity: essays on the postclassical world / G.W. Bowersock, Peter Brown, Oleg Grabar (eds.) – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051560

 

Hebrew and other Semitic languages

Shetayim dubim = Two she-bears / Meʼir Shaleṿ.
שתיים דובים = Two she-bears / מאיר שלו – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047116

Two she-bears: a novel / Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Stuart Schoffman – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047113

Between life and death / Yoram Kaniuk ; translated from the Hebrew by Barbara Harshav – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047115

Comprehensive English-Yiddish dictionary (based on the lexical research of Mordkhe Schaechter) = פולשטענדיק ענגליש-ייִדיש ווערטערבוך (באזירט אויף די לעקסיש פאָרשונג פון מרדכי סטשאַעטשטער) / Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, Paul Glasser, editors-in-chief ; Chava Lapin, associate editor – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050640

Coptic society, literature and religion from late Antiquity to modern times : Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Rome, September 17th-22nd, 2012, and Plenary Reports of the Ninth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Cairo, September 15th-19th, 2008 / Editors: Buzi P., Camplani A., Contardi F. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045720

 

Jewish Studies

Preserving the Shanghai Ghetto: memories of Jewish refugees in 1940s China / by Zhang Yanhua and Wang Jian – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10042537

Identity of the diaspora: Jews in Asia Minor in the Roman imperial period / Krystyna Stebnicka ; English translation by Maria Kantor – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10043160

Transnationalism and the Jews: transnationalism and the Jews: culture, history, and prophecy / Jakob Egholm Feldt – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045942

Jacob Neusner : an American Jewish iconoclast / Aaron W. Hughes – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046224

The man in the white sharkskin suit: my family’s exodus from Old Cairo to the New World / Lucette Lagnado – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046225

Jewish Salonica: between the Ottoman Empire and modern Greece / Devin E. Naar – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046471

Bigger than Ben-Hur: the book, its adaptations, and their audiences / edited by Barbara Ryan & Milette Shamir – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046620

What ifs of Jewish history: from Abraham to Zionism / edited by Gavriel Rosenfeld – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047064

Sexuality in the Babylonian Talmud: Christian and Sasanian contexts in late antiquity / Yishai Kiel – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050508

The people and the books: 18 classics of Jewish literature / Adam Kirsch – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050110

Mystical resistance: uncovering the Zohar’s conversations with Christianity / Ellen D. Haskell – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050509

Aphrodite and the rabbis: how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it / Burton L. Visotzky – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050783

Exegesis and poetry in medieval Karaite and rabbanite texts: Karaite texts and studies / edited by Joachim Yeshaya (Ghent University), Elisabeth Hollender (Goethe University, Frankfurt) – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050980

The Left’s Jewish problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and anti-Semitism / Dave Rich – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051997

 

Modern Israeli / Palestinian studies

Dreams deferred: a concise guide to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the movement to boycott Israel / edited by Cary Nelson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045519

Israel and Palestine: alternative perspectives on statehood / edited by John Ehrenberg and Yoav Peled – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047056

Contemporary Israel: new insights and scholarship / edited by Frederick E. Greenspahn – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047058

E-books

The literary imagination in Jewish antiquity / Eva Mroczek – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10051614

Meals in early Judaism: social formation at the table / edited by Susan Marks and Hal Taussig – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052025

The Arab-Israeli conflict [electronic resource] / Kirsten E. Schulze [3rd edn]https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052039

The Palestinians [electronic resource]: from peasants to revolutionaries / Rosemary Sayigh – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052041

 

 

November launch of ‘South Asia Series’ talks at the British Library

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Nathaniel Halhed’s ‘A Grammar of the Bengal Language’ (Hoogly, 1778). British Library, T 6863.

This November sees an exciting series of talks taking place at the British Library centering around the British Library’s South Asia collections and the Two Centuries of Indian Print digitisation project. The talks will bring cutting research to the forefront including discursive debates with academics, curators and researchers from the UK and beyond. Themes include lithographs, manuscripts and paintings of courtesans, a deconstruction of the stereotype of Mughals’ eating habits and literary productions from Calcutta.

For further details click here:http://blogs.bl.uk/asian-and-african/2016/10/launch-of-south-asia-series-talks.html

 

History Day 2016 at Senate House (University of London) – bookings now open

 

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Caravan on the Silk Road - Catalan Atlas (image from Wikimedia Commons)

Caravan on the Silk Road – Catalan Atlas (image from Wikimedia Commons)

The annual History Libraries, Archives and Research Day 2016 for MPhil and PhD students and early career researchers (and anyone with an interest in history!) will take place at Senate House between 10.00 – 4.00 on Tuesday 15th November.

The day includes an open history fair, showcasing libraries and archives from the London area and beyond (SOAS will be there!) where you can get individual advice on your research, plus you can participate in debates and panel topics on a variety of subjects such as business archives, public history and digital research

For more information on this free event, go to http://historycollections.blogs.sas.ac.uk/next-history-day/

If you want to attend, go to the Eventbrite page at http://bit.ly/2d6Un2o to make your booking

Tweet about the event at #HistDay17

 

Religions and Philosophy. New book acquisitions September 2016

This is a selection of books acquired for the Study of Religions and Philosophy collections in SOAS Library during September 2016

Click on the hyperlink to view the record on the Library catalogue. E-books will only be accessible to SOAS staff and students

RELIGIONS

Comparative and thematic

The mystic fable. Volume two, The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / Michel de Certeau ; text established and presented by Luce Giard ; translated by Michael B. Smith – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045481

Holy lands: reviving pluralism in the Middle East / Nicolas Pelham – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045517

Motions of late antiquity: essays on religion, politics, and society in honour of Peter Brown / edited by Jamie Kreiner and Helmut Reimitz – . https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045698

Reconsidering religion, law and democracy: new challenges for society and research / edited by Anna-Sara Lind, Mia Lövheim, Ulf Zackariasson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045968

Rag and bone: a journey among the world’s holy dead / Peter Manseau. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046055

Taking rites seriously: law, politics, and the reasonableness of faith / Francis J. Beckwith, Baylor University – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046103

Race, religion, and resilience in the neoliberal age / Cedric C. Johnson. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046198

Fallen angels and the history of Judaism and Christianity: the reception of Enochic literature / Annette Yoshiko Reed. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046439

Buddhism

The great transmission [videorecording] / produced by Barry Schieber ; directed by Pema Gellek – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045998

Christianity

Studies in Coptic culture: transmission and interaction / edited by Mariam Ayad – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045360

Isaiah Shembe’s hymns and the sacred dance in Ibandla LamaNazaretha / by Nkosinathi Sitholehttps://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045583

Conflict and conversion: Catholicism in southeast Asia, 1500-1700 / Tara Alberts – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045850

Pushing boundaries: New Zealand protestants and overseas missions, 1827-1939 / Hugh Morrison – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045969

An Ethiopian reading of the Bible: biblical interpretation of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido church / by Keon-Sang An – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10036490

Islam

Reclaiming Islamic tradition: modern interpretations of the Classical heritage / Elisabeth Kendall, Ahmad Khan – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045770

Generation M: young Muslims changing the world / Shelina Janmohamedhttps://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045993

The Qur’anic pagans and related matters: collected studies in three volumes / by Patricia Crone ; edited by Hanna Siurua – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046141

Constructing Islam on the Indus: the material history of the Suhrawardi Sufi order, 1200-1500 AD / Hasan Ali Khan – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046773

DVDs

The great transmission [videorecording] / produced by Barry Schieber ; directed by Pema Gellek – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045998

E-books

White lies: race and uncertainty in the twilight of American religion / Christopher M. Driscoll – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046438

Fallen angels and the history of Judaism and Christianity: the reception of Enochic literature / Annette Yoshiko Reed. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046550

Exercices d’histoire des religions: comparaison, rites, mythes et émotions / Philippe Borgeaud ; textes réunis et édités par Daniel Barbu et Philippe Matthey – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046817

 

PHILOSOPHY

An introduction to comparative philosophy: a travel guide to philosophical space / Walter Benesch – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045384

From myth to reason? : studies in the development of Greek thought / edited by Richard Buxton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045393

Epistemologies of the South: justice against epistemicide / Boaventura De Sousa Santos – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045444

Asian texts, Asian contexts: encounters with Asian philosophies and religions / edited by David Jones and E.R. Klein. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045443

Jan Patočka : philosophy and selected writings / Erazim Kohák – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045476

The mutual cultivation of self and things: a contemporary Chinese philosophy of the meaning of being / Yang Guorong ; foreword by Hans-Georg Moeller ; translated by Chad Austin Meyers – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045477

After appropriation: explorations in intercultural philosophy and religion / edited by Morny Joy – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045487

The concealed art of the soul: theories of self and practices of truth in Indian ethics and epistemology / Jonardon Ganeri – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045538

The self: naturalism, consciousness, and the first-person stance / Jonardon Ganeri – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045541

Self, no self? : perspectives from analytical, phenomenological, and Indian traditions / edited by Mark Siderits, Evan Thompson and Dan Zahavi. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045547

The Bloomsbury research handbook of Chinese philosophy methodologies / edited by Sor-hoon Tan. – – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045722

The story of philosophy / Bryan Magee – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045932

A brief history of the soul / Stewart Goetz and Charles Taliaferro. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045544

E-books

Eclipse of God [electronic resource]: studies in the relation between religion and philosophy / Martin Buber ; with introduction by Robert M. Seltzer. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046644

The Cambridge introduction to Walter Benjamin / David S. Ferris. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10047161