History: new acquisitions April & May 2017

By Mary Fisk|June 8, 2017|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the History collections during April and May 2017.

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Comparative and thematic

Artist and empire: (en)countering colonial legacies / editor, Low Sze Wee. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052741

A history of Islamic societies [3rd edn]  / Ira M. Lapidus, University of California, Berkeley. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215540

Global cities: a short history / Greg Clark. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215680

History: an introduction to theory, method and practice / Peter Claus and John Marriott. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214886

Eminent outlaws: the gay writers who changed America / Christopher Bram.- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215971

A history of East Asia: from the origins of civilization to the twenty-first century [2nd edn] / Charles Holcombe. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216280

Marxist theories of Imperialism: the evolution of ideology in the era of globalisation / Murray Noonan – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10218935

A century in Asia: the history of the École Française d’Extrême-Orient ; 1898 – 2006 / Catherine Clémentin-Ojha; Pierre-Yves Manguin – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219815

History through material culture / Leonie Hannan and Sarah Longair –  https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219802

Rebooting Clausewitz: ‘On War’ in the twenty-first century / Christopher Coker. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220151

Settlers and expatriates: Britons over the seas / edited by Robert Bickers. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220162

Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West / edited by Jamie Gilham and Ron Geaves – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220216

Twilight of history / Shlomo Sand; translated by David Fernbach. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220234


North Africa

A history of Algeria / James McDougall – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220304

East Africa

Saints fondateurs du christianisme éthiopien : Frumentius, Garimā, Takla-Hāymānot et Ēwosṭātēwos / introduction, traduction et notes de Gérard Colin ; avec la collaboration pour l’introduction de Christian Julien Robin et Marie-Laure Derat. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216176

 West Africa

A history of Borno: trans-Saharan African empire to failing Nigerian state / Vincent Hiribarren. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219316

 Southern Africa

Njinga of Angola: Africa’s warrior queen / Linda M. Heywood – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215351


The Moor’s last stand: how seven centuries of Muslim rule in Spain came to an end / Elizabeth Drayson. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220139

The mystics of al-Andalus : Ibn Barrajān and Islamic thought in the twelfth century / Yousef Casewit, American University of Sharjah, UAE. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220160

Central Asia

The Mongols and the Islamic world: from conquest to conversion / Peter Jackson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216330

Deux frères caucasiens de Prométhée : Amiran et Abrsk’il / textes traduits par Zaza Aleksidze et Jean-Pierre Mahé ; introduits et commentés par Jean-Pierre Mahé. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216179

China and Tibet

A world trimmed with fur: wild things, pristine places, and the natural fringes of Qing rule / Jonathan Schlesinger. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10053366

Mao and the Cultural Revolution [2 Vols.] / Hu Angang. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216045

Autumn in the heavenly kingdom: China, the West, and the epic story of the Taiping Civil War / Stephen Platt – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050391

Indian Ocean Region

A sea of debt: law and economic life in the western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950 / Fahad Ahmad Bishara. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220412

Near and Middle East

The British Empire and the Armenian genocide: humanitarianism and imperial politics from Gladstone to Churchill / Michelle Tusan – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214223

Reorienting the Sasanians: eastern Iran in late antiquity / Khodadad Rezakhani. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215335

A history of the Ottoman Empire / Douglas A. Howard. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215547

Antioch on the Orontes: a history and a guide / Jorgen Christensen-Ernst. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215657

The diaries of Waguih Ghali: an Egyptian writer in the swinging sixties / edited by May Hawas. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215684

Ataturk: a new intellectual biography / M. Sukru Hanioglu; with a new preface by the author – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215853

Genocide in the Ottoman Empire: Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks, 1913-1923 / edited by George N. Shirinian. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10218931

Sectarianization: mapping the new politics of the Middle East / Nader Hashemi, Danny Postel (editors). – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216167

Tamta’s world: the life and encounters of a medieval noblewoman from the Middle East to Mongolia / Antony Eastmond. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219130

Depicting the late Ottoman Empire in Turkish autobiographies: images of a past world / Philipp Wirtz. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219341 [also available as an e-book]

Les Jafnides: des rois arabes au service de Byzance : VIe siècle de l’ère chrétienne : actes du colloque de Paris, 24-25 novembre 2008 / sous la direction de Denis Genequand, Christian Julien Robin. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215470

Cattolici di Terra Santa: 1333-2000 / Paolo Pieraccini. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216060

Il ristabilimento del patriarcato latino di Gerusalemme e la custodia di Terra Santa : la dialettica istituzionale al tempo del primo patriarca Mons. Giuseppe Valerga (1847-1872) = I’adat ta’sis Batriarkiyat al-Latin fi al-Quds Wal-atkar alati rafaqat al-ta’sis : Fi ‘ahd awwal batriark Yusif Valerga (1847-1872) / Paolo Pieraccini. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216061

Nashʼat al-ṭibb al-ʻArabī fī al-Qurūn al-Wusṭá / taḥrīr Bītir E. Būrmān, Būlīn Kūtshīh = La construction de la medecine arabe médiévale / sous la direction de Pauline Koetschet, Peter E. Pormann. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215471

Persianism in antiquity / edited by Rolf Strootman and Miguel John Versluys.- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216025

A short chronicle on the end of the Sasanian Empire and early Islam 590-660 A.D. / edition, translation and commentary by Nasir al-Ka’bi. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052213

Pacific Area

By more than providence: grand strategy and American power in the Asia Pacific since 1783 / Michael J. Green. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216343


 South Asia

Megasthenes und seine zeit = Megasthenes and his time / herausgegeben von = edited by Josef Wiesehöfer, Horst Brinkhaus und Reinhold Bichler. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219410

Studies in microhistory: political movements in some parts of India and Bangladesh (1857-1947) / M.S. Bhattacharya. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050835

Southeast Asia

Burma ‘44: the battle that turned the war in the Far East / James Holland. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219201


Comparative and thematic

Ruins of modernity / edited by Julia Hell and Andreas Schönle – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216240

Millennialism and violence / edited by Michael Barkun. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216359

Millennial violence: past, present, and future / edited by Jeffrey Kaplan. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216360

The social psychology of aggression [electronic resource] / Barbara Krahé. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10218985

The sociology of war and violence [electronic resource] / Siniša Malešević. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216411

Violence and colonial order: police, workers and protest in the European colonial empires, 1918-1940 / Martin Thomas. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216362

Rage for order: the British Empire and the origins of international law, 1800-1850 / Lauren Benton and Lisa Ford. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10218996

Hegel, the end of history, and the future / Eric Michael Dale. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219232

The British abroad since the eighteenth century. Volume 1, Travellers and tourists / edited by Martin Farr and Xavier Guégan – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219217

The British abroad since the eighteenth century. Volume 2, Experiencing Imperialism / edited by Martin Farr, Xavier Guegan. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219218

The great leveler: violence and the history of inequality from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century / Walter Scheidel. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219372

Creating Kashubia: history, memory, and identity in Canada’s first Polish community / Joshua C. Blank. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219370

The memory phenomenon in contemporary historical writing: how the interest in memory has influenced our understanding of history / Patrick H. Hutton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219945

The translator’s invisibility. [electronic resource] [2nd edn] / Lawrence Venuti – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219816

Does history make sense? : Hegel on the historical shapes of justice / Terry Pinkard. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220497

Words in Time: A Plea for Historical Re-thinking. / Francesco Benigno – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220489

Sensitive pasts: questioning heritage in education / edited by Carla van Boxtel, Maria Grever, and Stephan Klein. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220614

Displaced archives / edited by James Lowry- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220617

The intimacies of four continents / Lisa Lowe. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220613

Steampunk, alternate-history, and nineteenth -century digital humanities / Roger Whitson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220657

The Big Humanities: Digital Humanities/Digital Laboratories. / Richard J. Lane  – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220737

A new companion to digital humanities / edited by Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth ; contributors, John Ashley Burgoyne [and fifty-eight others]. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220739


 Regional histories

Urban Autonomy in Medieval Islam: Damascus, Aleppo, Cordoba, Toledo, Valencia and Tunis / by Fukuzo Amabe. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216303

East Asia beyond the history wars: confronting the ghosts of violence / Tessa Morris-Suzuki [and others] – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10216367

Marvellous thieves: secret authors of the Arabian nights / Paulo Lemos Horta. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10218988

Women’s antiwar diplomacy during the Vietnam War era / Jessica M. Frazier. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219235

Depicting the late Ottoman Empire in Turkish autobiographies: images of a past world / Philipp Wirtz. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219134

Longing for the lost caliphate: a transregional history / Mona Hassan. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219234

Opium, empire, and the global political economy: a study of the Asian opium trade, 1750-1950 / Carl A. Trocki. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220336

The Hong Kong Region 1850-1911: Institutions and Leadership in Town and Countryside [2nd edn]  / James Hayes – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220343

The Six-Day War of 1899: Hong Kong in the age of imperialism / Patrick H. Hase – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220340

Britain, France and the decolonization of Africa: future imperfect? / edited by Andrew W. M. Smith and Chris Jeppesen. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220495

Merchants of war and peace: British knowledge of China in the making of the opium war / Song-Chuan Chen. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220492

Mao [2nd edn] / Michael Lynch – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220490



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