Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica: new acquisitions in SOAS Library: November 2017

By Mary Fisk|November 29, 2017|Ancient Near East, History|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies, Semitics and Judaica during November 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

The solar deities of Bronze Age Anatolia: studies in texts of the early Hittite kingdom / Charles W. Steitler. –

An ox of one’s own: royal wives and religion at the court of the third dynasty of Ur / T.M. Sharlach –

Overturning certainties in Near Eastern archaeology: a festschrift in honor of K. Aslihan Yener / edited by Cigdem Maner, Mara T. Horowitz, Allan S. Gilbert. –

A year of vengeance / Edward Stratford. –

The first ninety years: a Sumerian celebration in honor of Miguel Civil / edited by Lluís Feliu, Fumi Karahashi and Gonzalo Rubio. –

La Mésopotamie: de Gilgamesh à Artaban : 3300 -120 av. J.-C / Bertrand Lafont, Aline Tenu, Francis Joannès et Phlippe Clancier –

Le feste ittite del Tuono : edizione critica di CTH 631 / Francesco G Barsacchi –

Baal and the politics of poetry / Aaron Tugendhaft. –


Visualizing community: art, material culture, and settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia / Robert G. Ousterhout. –

Hebrew and other Semitic Languages

Pocket Gorgias Syriac-English dicitonary / Sebastian P. Brock and George Anton Kiraz –

Modern Israel / Palestine Studies

Lioness: Golda Meir and the nation of Israel / Francine Klagsbrun –

Jerusalem without God : portrait of a cruel city / Paola Caridi. –



Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations

Women’s Writing of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Anthology of the Earliest Female Authors / edited and translated by Charles Halton, Saana Svärd –


Brother-making in late Antiquity and Byzantium: monks, laymen and Christian ritual / Claudia Rapp –

Insanity and sanctity in Byzantium: the ambiguity of religious experience / Youval Rotman. –

Jewish Studies

“And they shall be one flesh”: on the language of mystical union in Judaism / by Adam Afterman –

Heresy and the formation of the rabbinic community / David M. Grossberg. –

Shared identities: medieval and modern imaginings of Judeo-Islam / Aaron W. Hughes. –

Rabbinic body language: non-verbal communication in Palestinian rabbinic literature of late antiquity / by Catherine Hezser –

Jews, Gentiles, and other animals: the Talmud after the humanities / Mira Beth Wasserman. –

Jewish Religious and Philosophical Ethics / Curtis Hutt-

Modern Israeli / Palestinian studies

The Palestine-Israel conflict: a basic introduction / Gregory Harms ; with Todd M. Ferry. –


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