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

By Mary Fisk|December 1, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

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 –

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 –

The Ur III seals impressed on documents from Puzriš -Dagān (Drehem) / Christina Tsouparopoulou –

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. –

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. –

Envisioning the past through memories: how memory shaped ancient Near Eastern societies / edited by Davide Nadali –

The role of women in work and society in the ancient Near East / edited by Brigitte Lion and Cécile Michel –

Writings from ancient Egypt / translated by Toby Wilkinson –

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 –

Kings, Gods and people: establishing monarchies in the Ancient World / edited by Thomas R. Kämmerer, Mait Koiv and Vladimir Sazonov –

Babylonia: a very short introduction / Trevor Bryce –

Tille Hoyuk. 3.2, the Iron Age: pottery, objects and conclusions / by Stuart Blaylock –

Etudes ougaritiques IV / [edited by] Valérie Matoïan and Michel Al-Maqdissi –

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 –

Tracking the master scribe: revision through introduction in biblical and Mesopotamian literature / Sara J. Milstein –

d šára-ì-sa 6 und ur-ba-gára : Untersuchungen zu den Verwaltungstexten der neusumerischen Lagaš II-Periode aus Ĝirsu / Ulrich Lehmann –

Fragmente einer grossen Sprache : Sumerisch im Kontext der Schreiberausbildung des kassitenzeitlichen Babylonien [Vol.1] / Alexa Bartelmus –

Les chants du monde: le paysage sonore de l’ancienne Mésopotamie / Anne-Caroline Rendu Loisel ; avec un appendice d’Ariane Thomas –

The reception of Sumerian literature in the Western periphery / by Maurizion Viano –

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 –

A political history of the Arameans: from their origins to the end of their polities / K. Lawson Younger, Jr. –

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 –

State formation and state decline in the Near and Middle East / edited by Rainer Kessler, Walter Sommerfeld and Leslie Tramontini. –


John of Brienne: King of Jerusalem, Emperor of Constantinople c.1175 – 1237 / Guy Perry –

Epigram, art, and devotion in later Byzantium / Ivan Drpić –

Imperial lineages and legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean: recording the imprint of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman rule / edited by Rhoads Murphey –

Interpreting late antiquity: essays on the postclassical world / G.W. Bowersock, Peter Brown, Oleg Grabar (eds.) –


Hebrew and other Semitic languages

Shetayim dubim = Two she-bears / Meʼir Shaleṿ.
שתיים דובים = Two she-bears / מאיר שלו –

Two she-bears: a novel / Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Stuart Schoffman –

Between life and death / Yoram Kaniuk ; translated from the Hebrew by Barbara Harshav –

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 –

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. –


Jewish Studies

Preserving the Shanghai Ghetto: memories of Jewish refugees in 1940s China / by Zhang Yanhua and Wang Jian –

Identity of the diaspora: Jews in Asia Minor in the Roman imperial period / Krystyna Stebnicka ; English translation by Maria Kantor –

Transnationalism and the Jews: transnationalism and the Jews: culture, history, and prophecy / Jakob Egholm Feldt –

Jacob Neusner : an American Jewish iconoclast / Aaron W. Hughes –

The man in the white sharkskin suit: my family’s exodus from Old Cairo to the New World / Lucette Lagnado –

Jewish Salonica: between the Ottoman Empire and modern Greece / Devin E. Naar –

Bigger than Ben-Hur: the book, its adaptations, and their audiences / edited by Barbara Ryan & Milette Shamir –

What ifs of Jewish history: from Abraham to Zionism / edited by Gavriel Rosenfeld –

Sexuality in the Babylonian Talmud: Christian and Sasanian contexts in late antiquity / Yishai Kiel –

The people and the books: 18 classics of Jewish literature / Adam Kirsch –

Mystical resistance: uncovering the Zohar’s conversations with Christianity / Ellen D. Haskell –

Aphrodite and the rabbis: how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it / Burton L. Visotzky –

Exegesis and poetry in medieval Karaite and rabbanite texts: Karaite texts and studies / edited by Joachim Yeshaya (Ghent University), Elisabeth Hollender (Goethe University, Frankfurt) –

The Left’s Jewish problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and anti-Semitism / Dave Rich –


Modern Israeli / Palestinian studies

Dreams deferred: a concise guide to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the movement to boycott Israel / edited by Cary Nelson –

Israel and Palestine: alternative perspectives on statehood / edited by John Ehrenberg and Yoav Peled –

Contemporary Israel: new insights and scholarship / edited by Frederick E. Greenspahn –


The literary imagination in Jewish antiquity / Eva Mroczek –

Meals in early Judaism: social formation at the table / edited by Susan Marks and Hal Taussig –

The Arab-Israeli conflict [electronic resource] / Kirsten E. Schulze [3rd edn]

The Palestinians [electronic resource]: from peasants to revolutionaries / Rosemary Sayigh –



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