History: new acquisitions in SOAS Library for June & July 2017

By Mary Fisk|July 31, 2017|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics, Religion, South Asia, South East Asia|

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

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Comparative and thematic

Aby Warburg and the image in motion / by Philippe-Alain Michaud; translated by Sophie Hawkes – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10222352

The surviving image: phantoms of time and time of phantoms: Aby Warburg’s history of art / Georges Didi-Huberman ; translated by Harvey L. Mendelsohn – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10222354


Britain, France and the decolonization of Africa: future imperfect? / edited by Andrew W.M. Smith and Chris Jeppensen – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220231

State failure in sub-Saharan Africa: the crisis of post-colonial order / Catherine Scott – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220673

Central Africa

Une histoire inconnue de l’Afrique centrale: 1895-1899 / Pierre Prins ; édition établie et présentée par Viviane Prins-Jorge et Yves Boulvert. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220829

Congo: ambitions et désenchantements, 1880-1960 : carrefours du passé au centre de l’Afrique / Jean-Luc Vellut. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220947

East Africa

A short history of Mozambique / Malyn Newitt – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220508

West Africa

Marie-Joseph Bonnat : l’aventurier (1844-1881) / Patrick Schneckenburger. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220830

Southern Africa

The politics and economics of decolonization in Africa: the failed experiment of the Central African federation / Andrew Cohen – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220674

China and Tibet

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/10216345

Out of China: how the Chinese ended the era of western domination / Robert Bickers. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220728

Japan and Korea

Routledge handbook of premodern Japanese history / edited by Karl F. Friday – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10222298

Near and Middle East

The Ottoman conquest of the Balkans: interpretations and research debates / edited by Oliver Jens Schmitt. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220245

Let them not return: Sayfo: the genocide of the Assyrian, Syriac, and Chaldean Christians in the Ottoman Empire / edited by David Gaunt, Naures Atto, and Soner Onder Barthoma. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10219486

Daily life in the abyss: genocide diaries, 1915-1918 / Vahé Tachjian ; translated by G.M. Goshgarian – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220345

Nasser’s Blessed Movement: Egypt’s Free Officers and the July Revolution [new edn.] / Joel Gordon ; with a new preface. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220511

God’s wolf: the life of the most notorious of all crusaders: Reynald de Chatillon / Jeffrey Lee. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220584

Jerusalem 1900: the Holy City in the age of possibilities / Vincent Lemire ; translated by Catherine Tihanyi and Lys Ann Weiss. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10222359

The Spanish monarchy and Safavid Persia in the early modern period: politics, war and religion / Enrique García Hernán, José Cutillas Ferrer, Rudi Matthee (eds.). – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220945

Philosophers, sufis, and caliphs: politics and authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad / Ali Humayun Akhtar. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10221975

The medieval South Caucasus: artistic cultures of Albania, Armenia and Georgia / edited by Ivan Foletti and Erik Thunø ; with the collaboration of Adrien Palladino – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10224846

Byzantium and the emergence of Muslim-Turkish Anatolia, ca. 1040-1130 / Alexander Daniel Beihammer. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10229775

The Principality of Antioch and its frontiers in the twelfth century / Andrew D. Buck. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10229776


South Asia

Aurangzeb : the life and legacy of India’s most controversial king / Audrey Truschke. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220351

Cityscapes of violence in Karachi: publics and counterpublics / edited by Nichola Khan – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10228503

Southeast Asia

A short history of South-East Asia [6th edn] / edited by Peter Church. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220338

New perspectives on the history and historiography of Southeast Asia: continuing explorations. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10222085

World War One in Southeast Asia: colonialism and anticolonialism in an era of global conflict / Heather Streets-Salter, Northeastern University, Boston. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220712

Vietnam’s lost revolution: Ngô Đình Diệm’s failure to build an independent nation, 1955-1963 / Geoffrey Stewart – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10214058



Comparative and thematic

Museums: a history / John E. Simmons. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10220729

The silence of the archive [electronic resource] / David Thomas, Simon Fowler and Valerie Johnson.- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10221807

Women in antiquity: real women across the ancient world / edited by Stephanie Lynn Budin and Jean MacIntosh Turfa. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10221703

Racisms: from the Crusades to the Twentieth Century / Francisco Bethencourt. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10222024

War stories: the war memoir in history and literature / edited by Philip Dwyer. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10222473

Understanding the imaginary war: culture, thought and nuclear conflict, 1945-90 / edited by Matthew Grant and Benjamin Ziemann. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10230378

Making history [electronic resource]: an introduction to the history and practices of a discipline / edited by Peter Lambert and Phillipp Schofield. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10215179

Gender and the Politics of History / Pilar Zazueta and Etienne Stockland [this is about Joan Scott’s book of the same name and her thought and theories]https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10230528

Fifty key works of history and historiography / Kenneth R. Stunkel. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10230521

Why history matters / John Tosh. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10230526

History beyond the text: a student’s guide to approaching alternative sources / edited by Sarah Barber and Corinna M. Peniston-Bird. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10236209

Palgrave advances in world histories / edited by Marnie Hughes-Warrington – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10236208

Regional histories

China and Tibet

Xinjiang and the expansion of Chinese Communist power: Kashgar in the early twentieth century / Michael Dillon – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10222397

Embassies to China: diplomacy and cultural encounters before the Opium Wars / Michael Keevak. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10230287

Japan and Korea

The image of Japan: from feudal isolation to world power, 1850-1905 / Jean-Pierre Lehmann – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10222471

An intellectual history of wartime Japan, 1931-1945 / Shunsuke Tsurumi. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10222470


Near and Middle East

Dislocating the Orient: British maps and the making of the Middle East, 1854-1921. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10221864

Jerusalem 1900: the Holy City in the age of possibilities / Vincent Lemire ; translated by Catherine Tihanyi and Lys Ann Weiss – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10222476

South Asia

South Asia in world history / Marc Jason Gilbert – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10222398

Querying the medieval: texts and the history of practices in South Asia / Ronald Inden, Jonathan Walters, Daud Ali. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10236213


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