Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica: new acquisitions for December 2017 & January 2018

By Mary Fisk|January 31, 2018|Ancient Near East, Ancient Near East Semitics & Judaica, Art and Archaeology, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religion|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies, Semitics and Judaica during December 2017 and January 2018. 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

Studies in Ugaritic linguistics: selected papers / Gregorio del Olmo Lete. –

Book of the Dead: becoming god in ancient Egypt / edited by Foy Scalf –

Kardunias Babylonia under the Kassites : the proceedings of the symposium held in Munich, 30 June to 2 July 2011 = Tagungsbericht des Münchener Symposiums, 30. Juni bis 2. Juli 2011 / edited by Alexa Bartelmus and Katja Sternitzke. –

Entre dieux et hommes : anges, demons et autres figures intermediaires : actes du colloque organise par le College de France, Paris, les 19 et 20 mai 2014 / Thomas Römer, Bertrand Dufour, Fabian Pfitzmann, Christoph Uehlinger (eds.). –

Women’s writing of ancient Mesopotamia: an anthology of the earliest female authors / edited and translated by Charles Halton and Saana Svärd. –

The city of Ebla: a complete bibliography of its archaeological and textual remains / by Erica Scarpa –

From Adapa to Enoch: scribal culture and religious vision in Judea and Babylon / Seth L. Sanders. –

Studies in Sumerian civilization: selected writings of Miguel Civil / edited by Lluís Feliu –



Cataphracts : knights of the ancient Eastern Empires / Erich B. Anderson. –

Other icons: art and power in Byzantine secular culture / Eunice Dauterman Maguire & Henry Maguire. –

Byzance : la secrète / Pascal Dayez-Burgeon –


Hebrew and other Semitic Languages

Le Nouveau Testament en syriaque / Jean-Claude Haelewyck (editeur) –


Jewish Studies

The Cambridge History of Judaism: Volume 8. The modern world, 1815-2000 / volume editors Mitchell B. Hart and Tony Michels –

A Grace Paley reader: stories, essays, and poetry / Grace Paley ; edited by Kevin Bowen and Nora Paley ; introduction by George Saunders. –

Studies in Judaism and pluralism: honoring the 60th anniversary of the Academy for Jewish Religion / edited by Leonard Levin. –

The Jews in Egypt and in Palestine under the Fātịmid caliphs: a contribution to their political and communal history based chiefly on genizah material hitherto unpublished / Jacob Mann. –

Belonging: the story of the Jews, 1492-1900 / Simon Schama –

The origins of Yahwism / edited by Jürgen van Oorschot and Markus Witte –

Hasidism : a new history / David Biale, David Assaf, Benjamin Brown, Uriel Gellman, Samuel C. Heilman, Moshe Rosman, Gadi Sagiv, and Marcin Wodzinski ; with an afterword by Arthur Green –

Perceiving the other in ancient Judaism and early Christianity / edited by Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Wolfgang Grünstäudl, Matthew Thiessen –

A History of Judaism / Martin Goodman. –


Modern Israel / Palestine Studies

A Jerusalem anthology: travel writing through the centuries / edited T.J. Gorton and Andree Feghali Gorton –

The Palestine-Israel conflict: a basic introduction (4th edition) / Gregory Harms ; with Todd M. Ferry –

Gaza Weddings / Ibrahim Nasrallah ; translated by Nancy Roberts.[Novel] –

Africa and Israel: a unique case in Israeli foreign relations / Arye Oded. –

Palestinian citizens of Israel: power, resistance and the struggle for space / Sharri Plonski. –

The Soviet-Israeli War, 1969-1973: the USSR’s military intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli conflict / Isabella Ginor, Gideon Remez. –

Hebrew women join the forces: Jewish women from Palestine in the British forces during the Second World War / Anat Granit-Hacohen ; translated by Ora Cummings. –



Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations

Ancient prophecy: Near Eastern, biblical, and Greek perspectives / Martti Nissinen. –

Fighting for the king and the gods: a survey of warfare in the ancient Near East / Charlie Trimm. –

The comparable body: analogy and metaphor in ancient Mesopotamian, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman medicine / edited by John Z. Wee. –


Jewish Studies

Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory./ Elizabeth Rosner –

Rabbinic tales of destruction: sex, gender, and disability in the ruins of Jerusalem / Julia Watts Belser. –

Ethical monotheism: a philosophy of Judaism / Ehud Benor –

Uprooted: how 3000 years of Jewish civilization in the Arab world vanished overnight / Lyn Julius.

Judaism: the basics / Jacob Neusner. –

Jews, race, and popular music  / Jon Stratton. –

My perfect one: typology and early Rabbinic interpretation of Song of Songs / Jonathan Kaplan. –


Modern Israeli / Palestinian studies

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: a people’s war / Beverley Milton-Edwards. –

State Expansion and Conflict: In and between Israel/Palestine and Lebanon / Oren Barak.-

The Jewish origins of Israeli foreign policy: a study in tradition and survival / Shmuel Sandler. –

The Golan Heights: political history, settlement and geography since 1949 / Yigal Kipnis. –

Crisis in the Middle East: Israel and the Arab states 1945-2007 / Michael Scott-Baumann –

American policy toward Israel: the power and limits of beliefs / Michael Thomas. –

The dream of Zion: the story of the first Zionist Congress / by Lawrence J. Epstein. –

The Hebrew republic: Israel’s return to history / Colin Shindler. –

Across the wall: narratives of Israeli-Palestinian history / edited by Ilan Pappé and Jamil Hilal. –

Israeli cinema: East/West and the politics of representation / Ella Shohat. –



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