Selected new acquisitions for the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica: June 2016

By Mary Fisk|July 4, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

The following is a selective list of new titles received for the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica section of SOAS Library during June 2016. Please note that modern Israeli and Palestinian studies falls within this subject area

Click on the hyperlink following each entry to go through to the SOAS Library catalogue

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations

From the Mari archives: an anthology of Old Babylonian letters / Jack M. Sasson –

Bei Übernahme und Wandlung ägyptischer Tradition im Alten Testament anhand der Beispiele Proverbia 22-24 und Psalm 104 / Sirje Reichmann –

Sacred landscapes of Hittites and Luwians : proceedings of the international Conference in honour of Franca Pecchioli Daddi, Florence, February 6th-8th 2014 / edited by Anacleto D’Agostino, Valentina Orsi and Giulia Torri –

Personal names in early Neo-Babylonian legal and administrative tablets, 747-626 B.C.E. / John P. Nielsen –

 Vorarbeiten zu einem hurritischen Namenbuch : Erster Teil: Personennamen altbabylonischer Überliefereung vom Mittleren Euphrat und aus dem nördlichen Mesopotamien / Thomas Richter –

Palmyrena : city,hinterland and caravan trade between orient and occident : proceedings of the conference held in Athens, December 1-3, 2012 / edited by Jørgen Christian Meyer, Eivind Heldaas Seland and Nils Anfinset –

 The provincial archaeology of the Assyrian empire / edited by John MacGinnis, Dick Wicke and Tina Greenfield –

Der Anu-Adad Tempel in Assur / Hans Peter Werner –

 The Nesbit tablets / David I. Owen with the assistance of Alexandra Kleinerman –



The Byzantine Turks, 1204-1461 / by Rustam Shukurov –

Eastern Rome and the rise of Islam: history and prophecy / Olof Heilo –

Byzantium, 1180-1204: ‘the sad quarter of a century’? / edited by Alicia Simpson –

Der Doppeladler : Byzanz und die Seldschuken in Anatolien vom späten 11. bis zum 13. Jahrhundert / Neslihan Asutay-Effenberger, Falko Daim (Hrsg.) –

Hebrew and other Semitic languages

Le-haʻir arayot / Ayelet Gundar-Goshen –

Lailah eḥad, Marḳovits’ / Ayelet Gundar-Goshen –

Hovering at a low altitude: the collected poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch / translated from the Hebrew by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld –

Accidents: a novel / Yael Hedaya ; translated by Jessica Cohen –

Classical Syriac phonology / By Ebbe Knudsen –

Jacob of Sarug’s Homilies on the six days of creation. Second day / edited and translated by Edward G. Mathews Jr.-

Jacob of Sarug’s homily on the Lord’s prayer / edited and translated by Morgan Reed –

Jacob of Sarug’s Homilies on the solitaries / edited and translated by Colby Scott ; edited and translated by Morgan Reed. –

The holy workshop of virtue : the life of John the Little / by Zacharias of Sakhā ; translated from Bohairic Coptic, Sahidic Coptic, and Syriac with newly edited Coptic texts ; edited by Maged S.A. Mikhail and Tim Vivian ; translations by Rowan A. Greer, Maged S.A. Mikhail, and Tim Vivian ; introduction by Tim Vivian and Maged S.A. Mikhail.  –

Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts and fragments in the library of Deir Al-Surian, Wadi Al-Natrun (Egypt) / by Sebastian P. Brock and Lucas van Rompay –

  • Christianity (Egypt), Syriac Church, manuscripts (Syriac), Syriac language, Christian literature (Egypt),

Ecclesiastic landscape of North Ethiopia: proceedings of the international workshop “Ecclesiastic Landscape of North Ethiopia: History, Change, and Cultural Heritage,” Hamburg, July 15-16, 2011 / edited by Denis Nosnitsin –

Lexicon of Gǝ’ǝz verbs for students / by Maija Priess –


 Jewish Studies

Rewriting ancient Jewish history: the history of the Jews in Roman times and the new historical method / Amram Tropper –

The Bible retold by Jewish artists, writers, composers and filmmakers / Edited by Helen Leneman and Barry Dov Walfish –

Exile in the Maghreb: Jews under Islam, sources and documents, 997-1912 / Paul B. Fenton and David G. Littman –

Jewish art in its late antique context / edited by Uzi Leibner and Catherine Hezser –

Modern Israeli / Palestinian Studies

Having and belonging: homes and museums in Israel / Judy Jaffe-Schage –

The Dead Sea and the Jordan River / Barbara Kreiger –

Mapping my return: a Palestinian memoir / Salman Abu Sitta –

 Undeclared wars with Israel: East Germany and the West German far left, 1967-1989 / Jeffrey Herf –

Atlas of Palestinian rural heritage / Ishaq al-Hroub ; translated by Khalid Amayreh ; edited by Thomas Staubli –

Zionism without Zion: the Jewish Territorial Organization and its conflict with the Zionist Organization / by Gur Alroey –

Trouble in the tribe: the American Jewish conflict over Israel / Dov Waxman. –



Holocaust impiety in Jewish American literature: memory, identity (post- )postmodernism / by Joost Krijnen –

Musical exodus [electronic resource] : Al-Andalus and its Jewish diasporas / edited by Ruth F. Davis –

The Bloomsbury companion to Jewish Studies / edited by Dean Phillip Bell –

 The impact of culture and cultures upon Jewish customs and rituals [electronic resource]: collected essays / Simcha Fishbane















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