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

By Mary Fisk|January 31, 2017|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Religions|0 comments

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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Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations

From Hittite to Homer: the Anatolian background of ancient Greek epic / Mary R. Bachvarova –

The Luwian civilization: the missing link in the Aegean Bronze Age / Eberhard Zangger –

Cross-cultural studies in Near Eastern history and literature / edited by Saana Svärd and Robert Rollinger –

Da Kussara a Karkemish. Storia del regno ittita / Stefano de Martino –

Benjamin Whorf, die Sumerer und der Einfluss der Sprache auf das Denken Sebastian Fink.-

Hellenistic seal impressions in the Yale Babylonian collection: ring-bullae and other clay sealings / by Ronald Wallenfels –

Early Dynastic and Early Argonic administrative texts mainly from the Umma Region in the Cornell University cuneiform collections by Palmiro Notizia and Giuseppe Visicato –

Athtart: the transmission and transformation of a goddess in the Late Bronze Age / Aren M. Wilson-Wright –

Akkadian love literature of the third and second millennium BCE / Nathan Wasserman –

The Old Babylonian administrative texts in the Hilprecht Collection Jena: with a contribution by Ursula Seidl / Anne Goddeeris –

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. –

Babylon under western eyes: a study of allusion and myth / Andrew Scheil –


Byzantium’s other empire: Trebizond / edited by Anthony Eastmond ; project manager Buket Coşkuner ; translation Egemen Demircioğlu, Yiğit Adam –

The ways of Byzantine philosophy / edited by Mikonja Knez̆ević –

Hebrew and other Semitic languages

Mi-Po Le-Sham: a companion to Hebrew From Scratch, Part 1 / by Ester Simons –

Isra Isle : a novel / Nava Semel ; translated by Jessica Cohen –

A horse walks into a bar / David Grossman; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen –

Les controverses religieuses en syriaque / Flavia Ruani –

Introduction to the Grammar of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic [2nd edn]  / Elitzur A. Bar-Asher Siegal –

Jewish studies

Jerusalem, 1000-1400: every people under heaven / edited by Barbara Drake Boehm and Melanie Holcomb –

Jews, Judaizing movements and the traditions of Israelite descent in South Asia / Navras Jaat Aafreedi. –

Judaism: a contemporary philosophical investigation / Lenn Goodman –

The menorah: from the Bible to modern Israel / Steven Fine –

Modern Israel and Palestinian studies

The land is full: addressing overpopulation in Israel / Alon Tal –

Zionism: the birth and transformation of an ideal / Milton Viorst –

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-

Handbook of Israel: the major debates / edited by Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Julius H. Schoeps, Yitzhak Sternberg [and] Olaf Glöckner –

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

The yellow wind / David Grossman; translated from the Hebrew by Haim Watzman –

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. –

A home for all Jews: citizenship, rights, and national identity in the new Israeli state / Orit Rozin ; translated by Haim Watzman. –


A future for the past [electronic resource]: Petrie’s Palestinian collection / [curator: Rachael Thyrza Sparks ; photographs: Stuart Laidlaw] –

Women in the Hebrew Bible : a reader / edited by Alice Bach –

Pirqei deRabbi Eliezer: structure, coherence, intertextuality / by Katharina E. Keim –

Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and imperial citizenship in the modern era / Julia Phillips Cohen. –

Extraterritorial dreams: European citizenship, Sephardi Jews, and the Ottoman twentieth century / Sarah Abrevaya Stein. –



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