History: new acquisitions in SOAS Library during December 2017 & January 2018

By Mary Fisk|January 31, 2018|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the History collections during December 2017 and January 2018

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Comparative and thematic

Global history and new polycentric approaches: Europe, Asia and the Americas in a world network-system (XVI-XIXth centuries) / edited by Manuel Pérez-García and Lucio de Sousa. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10236294

Japan on the Silk Road: encounters and perspectives of politics and culture in Eurasia / edited by Selcuk Esenbel. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10241068

The origins of the First World War: great power rivalry and German war aims [2nd edn]  / edited by H.W. Koch – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10242983

History and material culture: a student’s guide to approaching alternative sources [2nd edn] / edited by Karen Harvey. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244619


West Africa

Du lac Tchad à la Mecque : le sultanat du Borno et son monde (XVIe – XVIIe siècle) / Rémi Dewière. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243082

China and Tibet

From policemen to revolutionaries: a Sikh diaspora in global Shanghai, 1885-1945 / by Cao Yin. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10242331

Moscow and the emergence of communist power in China, 1925-30: the Nanchang Uprising and the birth of the Red Army / Bruce A. Elleman. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243008

Chinese middlemen in Hong Kong’s colonial economy, 1830-1890 / Kaori Abe. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243470

The art of being governed: everyday politics in late imperial China / Michael Szonyi. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243472

The Nanking atrocity, 1937-38: complicating the picture / edited by Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243825

The secret war for China: espionage, revolution and the rise of Mao / Panagiotis Dimitrakis. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243827

Japan and Korea

Peace in the East: An Chunggŭn’s vision for Asia in the age of Japanese imperialism / edited by Yi Tae-Jin, Eugene Y. Park, and Kirk W. Larsen. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244462

Near and Middle East

A Jerusalem anthology: travel writing through the centuries / edited T.J. Gorton and Andree Feghali Gorton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10242236

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. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/598970

The crucible of Islam / G. W. Bowersock. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10242405

The universal history of Step’anos Tarōnec’i : introduction, translation, and commentary / Tim Greenwood. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10242408

Cataphracts : knights of the ancient Eastern Empires / Erich B. Anderson. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10242578

Imagining the Arabs: Arab identity and the rise of Islam / Peter Webb.  – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10242659

An Early Ottoman History: the Oxford anonymous chronicle (Bodleian Library, ms Marsh 313) / Translated with commentary by Dimitri J. Kastritsis – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10242871


South Asia

Call of empire: from the Highlands to Hindostan / Alexander Charles Baillie. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10242658

The skull of Alum Bheg: the life and death of a rebel of 1857 / Kim A. Wagner – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10242969

Malarial subjects: empire, medicine and nonhumans in British India, 1820-1909 / Rohan Deb Roy – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243112

Culture, language and identity: English-Tamil in colonial India, 1750 to 1900 / edited by C.T. Indra and R. Rajagopalan ; foreword by Susan Bassnett. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244417


Southeast Asia

Planting empire, cultivating subjects: British Malaya, 1786-1941 / Lynn Hollen Lees, University of Pennsylvania. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10242367

Vietnam’s American war: a history / Pierre Asselin, Hawaii Pacific University. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244361



Comparative and thematic

Europe in the Eighteenth century 1713-1789 / M. S. Anderson. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10242967

Cosmopolitan lives on the cusp of empire: interfaith, cross-cultural and transnational networks, 1860-1950 / Jane Haggis [and three others]. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243379

Steam power and sea power: coal, the Royal Navy, and the British Empire, c. 1870-1914 / Steven Gray. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243758

Micro-spatial histories of global labour / Christian G. De Vito, Anne Gerritsen, editors. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243744

Indigenous peoples of the British dominions and the First World War / Timothy C. Winegard. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244407

An imperial world at war: aspects of the British Empire’s war experience, 1939-1945 / edited Yasmin by Ashley Khan and Jackson, Gajendra Singh. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244406

Early encounters between East Asia and Europe: telling failures / edited by Ralf Hertel, Michael Keevak, and Thijs Weststeijn. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243864

Islam and Britain: Muslim mission in an age of empire / Ron Geaves – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244476

Non-Muslim Provinces under Early Islam: Islamic Rule and Iranian Legitimacy in Armenia and Caucasian Albania / Alison Vacca. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10254466

The language of the past / Ross Wilson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10250952

Unthinking mastery: dehumanism and decolonial entanglements / Julietta Singh. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10250930

The World’s War / David Olusoga – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10253905

Militarism and the Indo-Europeanizing of Europe / Robert Drews – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10254678

The illusory boundary: environment and technology in history / edited by Martin Reuss and Stephen H. Cutcliffe. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10254743

Regional histories

China and Tibet

The Origins of the Chinese Nation: Song China and the Forging of an East Asian World Order / Nicolas Tackett – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243910

Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao’s China / Denise Y. Ho. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10243909

The end of concern: Maoist China, activism, and Asian studies / Fabio Lanza. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244347

Modernization and Revolution in China / June Grasso, Jay Corrin & Michael Kort. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244356

The People’s Republic of China 1949-76 [2nd edition] / Michael Lynch. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244521

Shaping Modern Shanghai: Colonialism in China’s Global City / Isabella Jackson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244674

Red at heart: how Chinese communists fell in love with the Russian Revolution / Elizabeth McGuire. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10248357

Never forget national humiliation: historical memory in Chinese politics and foreign relations / Zheng Wang ; book design, Lisa Hamm. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/102510

China: a historical geography of the urban / Yannan Ding, Maurizio Marinelli, Xiaohong Zhang, editors. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10254915


Near and Middle East

The first of the modern Ottomans: the intellectual history of Ahmed Vasif / Ethan L. Menchinger. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244554

The Armenian genocide: a complete history / Raymond Kévorkian – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10254066

Late Ottoman Palestine: the period of Young Turk rule / edited by Yuval Ben-Bassat and Eyal Ginio. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10254067


South Asia

Partition and the Practice of Memory / Chumjeet Mahn – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244443

Unearthing the Past to Forge the Future: Colin Mackenzie, the Early Colonial State, and the Comprehensive Survey of India. / Tobias Wolffhardt – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10244441


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