History: new acquisitions December 2016 and January 2017

By Mary Fisk|January 31, 2017|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

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


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


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



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

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