Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica : new acquisitions February & March 2017

By Mary Fisk|March 31, 2017|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, 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 February and March 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

Ships of the desert and ships of the sea: Palmyra in the world trade of the first three centuries CE / Eivind Heldaas Seland – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213643

Kakkēka rukusma (“Ceins tes armes !”) : 2e Rencontre d’Histoire militaire du Proche-Orient ancien (Lyon, 17-18 octobre 2013) / textes édités par Philippe Abrahami et Catherine Wolff. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215419

Fortune and misfortune in the Ancient Near East : proceedings of the 60th Rencontre assyriologique internationale at Warsaw 21-25 July 2014 / edited by Olga Drewnowska and Małgorzata Sandowicz. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213276

Sea peoples of the Northern Levant? : Aegean-style pottery from early Iron Age Tell Tayinat / by Brian Janeway. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213277

Das Beerscheba-Tal zur Zeit der Könige Judas Stefan Höhn. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215872

Byzantium

Jewish messiahs in a Christian empire: a history of the Book of Zerubbabel / Martha Himmelfarb. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214896

Hebrew and other Semitic Languages

Guide to Hebrew manuscript collections [2nd edn.]  / by Benjamin Richler – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052024

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

Vulture in a cage: poems by Solomon Ibn Gabirol / translated and introduced by Raymond P. Scheindlin – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206631

Have I got a story for you: more than a century of fiction from the Forward / edited by Ezra Glinter ; introduction by Dara Horn. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213615

The story of Hebrew / Lewis Glinert. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215308

Jewish Studies

American Jewry: a new history / Eli Lederhendler – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055306

The formation of the Pentateuch: bridging the academic cultures of Europe, Israel, and North America ? edited by Jan C. Gertz, Bernard M. Levinson, Dalit Rom-Shiloni and Konrad Schmid – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206862

Changing the immutable: how Orthodox Judaism rewrites its history / Marc B. Shapiro. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213766

Religion in the Achaemenid Persian empire: emerging Judaisms and trends / edited by Diana Edelman, Anne Fitzpatrick-McKinley, and Philippe Guillaume. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206777

The Jew as legitimation: Jewish-Gentile relations beyond antisemitism and philosemitism / edited by David J. Wertheim – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206792

The Jewish dietary laws in the ancient world / Jordan D. Rosenblum, University of Wisconsin, Madison. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214050

My Jewish year: 18 holidays, 1 wondering Jew / Abigail Pogrebin; foreword by A,. J. Jacobs – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214798

Antisemitism and the Left: on the return of the Jewish Question / Robert Fine and Philip Spencer – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214859

Jewish messiahs in a Christian empire: a history of the Book of Zerubbabel / Martha Himmelfarb. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214896

The Dead Sea Scrolls: a very short introduction [2nd edn]  / Timothy Lim – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214915

Judaism, Sufism, and the pietists of medieval Egypt: a study of Abraham Maimonides and his times / Elisha Russ-Fishbane. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215469

Modern Israel / Palestine Studies

Days of Ticho: empire, mandate, medicine, and art in the Holy Land / David M. Reifler. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/

Israel: a concise history of a nation reborn / Daniel Gordis. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213288

Islam under the Palestine Mandate: colonialism and the Supreme Muslim Council / Nicholas E. Roberts. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052239

Track two diplomacy and Jerusalem: the Jerusalem Old City Initiative / edited by Tom Najem, Michael Molloy, Michael Bell, John Bell. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214218

The Israeli republic: Jalal Al-e Ahmad, Islam, and the Jewish state / Jalal Al-e Ahmad and Simin Daneshvar ; translated from the Persian by Samuel Thrope, with essays by Samuel Thrope and Bernard Avishai. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215061

DVDS

Bird in the room / an Ari Davidovich film – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10206925

Through the wall [videorecording] – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055299

E-books

Dynamics of the Arab-Israel Conflict: Past and Present: Intellectual Odyssey II. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214324

Normalizing Occupation: The Politics of Everyday Life in the West Bank Settlements – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214323

What ifs of Jewish history: from Abraham to Zionism / edited by Gavriel Rosenfeld – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214540

St. John Damascene [electronic resource] : tradition and originality in Byzantine theology / Andrew Louth. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10213912

Luther’s Jews: a journey into Anti-Semitism / Thomas Kaufman – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214865

Haters, baiters, and would-be dictators: anti-Semitism and the UK far-right / Nick Toczek – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214867

Localized law: the Babatha and Salome Komaise archives / Kimberley Czajkowski.- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215113

No End of Conflict: Rethinking Israel-Palestine – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215184

Continental philosophy and the Palestinian question: beyond the Jew and the Greek / Zahi Zalloua – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215343

The Hebrew Bible: a critical companion / edited by John Barton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215681

Anna Komnene: the life and work of a medieval historian / Leonora Neville. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215298

A History of the Jewish War: AD 66-74 / Steve Mason. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215268

Fleeing the hijab: a Jewish woman’s escape from Iran / Sima Goel. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215679

Syria-Palestine in the late Bronze Age: an anthropology of politics and power / Emanuel Pfoh – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215917

Moynihan’s moment: America’s fight against Zionism as racism / Gil Troy – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215990

The empire that would not die: the paradox of eastern Roman survival, 640-740 / John Haldon. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216158

A history of the Hasmonean state: Josephus and beyond / Kenneth Atkinson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214818

Classifying the Aramaic texts from Qumran : a statistical analysis of linguistic features / John Starr. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216315

 

 

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