New acquisitions: History, February & March 2018

By Mary Fisk|March 28, 2018|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Religion, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the History collections during February and March 2018

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Comparative and thematic

Non-Muslim provinces under early Islam: Islamic rule and Iranian legitimacy in Armenia and Caucasian Albania / Alison Vacca. –

Tamed: ten species that changed our world / Alice Roberts –

In the shadows of glories past: the rise of science in Islam and the West / by John W. Livingston –

The republic of Arabic letters: Islam and the European enlightenment / Alexander Bevilacqua.-

The Muslim Brotherhood and the West: a history of enmity and engagement / Martyn Frampton. –

The postcolonial moment in South and Southeast Asia / edited by Gyan Prakash, Nikhil Menon [and] Michael Laffan –

Imperial subjects: citizenship in an age of crisis and empire / Colin Mooers. –

Labor on the fringes of empire: voice, exit and the law / Alessandro Stanziani. –

Evidence and Meaning: a Theory of Historical Studies / Jörn Rüsen ; translated from the German by Diane Kerns and Katie Digan. –

Ancient worlds: an epic history of east and west / Michael Scott. –

Explaining the East Asian peace: a research story / Stein Tønnesson. –

Debating the East Asian peace: what it is, how it came about, will it last? / edited by Elin Bjarnegård and Joakim Kreutz. –

The Palgrave handbook of state-sponsored history after 1945 / edited by Berber Bevernage and Nico Wouters –

European history

Spain, 1808-1975 / by Raymond Carr. –


The Palgrave handbook of African colonial and postcolonial history / [edited by] Martin Shanguhyia [and] Martin, Toyin Falola. –

West Africa

Africa, empire and Fleet Street: Albert Cartwright and West Africa Magazine / by Jonathan Derrick –


La frontière entre chrétienté et Islam dans la péninsule Ibérique : du Tage à la Sierra Morena (fin XIe-milieu XIIIe siècle) / Pascal Buresi. –

China and Tibet

War and occupation in China: the letters of an American missionary from Hangzhou, 1937-1938 / edited by Charles Bright, Joseph W. Ho. –

Shaping modern Shanghai: colonialism in China’s global city / Isabella Jackson –

Near and Middle East

The future of Iran’s past: Nizam al-Mulk remembered / Neguin Yavari. –

Identifying with nationality: Europeans, Ottomans, and Egyptians in Alexandria / Will Hanley. –

Princely authority in the early Marwānid state: the life of ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz ibn Marwān / Joshua Mabra. –

Ibn Khaldun: an intellectual biography / Robert Irwin. –


South Asia

India conquered: Britain’s Raj and the chaos of empire / Jon Wilson. –


Southeast Asia

Warring societies of pre-colonial Southeast Asia: local cultures of conflict within a regional context / edited by Michael W. Charney and Kathryn Wellen –

Mapping cultural nationalism: the scholars of the Burma Research Society, 1910-1935 / Carol Ann Boshier –



Comparative and thematic

Disability in antiquity / edited by Christian Laes –

Global history, globally: research and practice around the World / Sven Beckert and Dominic Sachsenmaier –

History after Hobsbawm : writing the past for the twenty-first century / edited by John H. Arnold, Matthew Hilton, and Jan Rüger. –

The imperial history wars: debating the British Empire / Dane Kennedy. –

Russia and its northeast Asian neighbors: China, Japan, and Korea, 1858-1945 / edited by Kimitaka Matsuzato. –

European history

The cultural origins of the French Revolution / Roger Chartier ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane. –

The civilization of the renaissance in Italy / Jacob Burckhardt. –

Modern Italy, 1871 to the present / Martin Clark. –

Foundations of the Portuguese empire, 1415-1580 / by Bailey W. Diffie and George D. Winius. –

The Soviet colossus: history and aftermath / Michael Kort –

The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction / S. A. Smith –

Eastern Europe in the twentieth century and after / R.J. Crampton. –

The Russian revolution [4th edn]  / Sheila Fitzpatrick. –

Ten days that shook the world / John Reed. –

Cultural Mediation in Europe, 1800-1950 / Meylaerts –

Regional histories


The formation of al-Andalus / edited by Manuela Marin, Julio Samsó. –

China and Tibet

State-sponsored inequality: the banner system and social stratification in northeast China / Shuang Chen. –

Empire and the meaning of religion in Northeast Asia: Manchuria 1900-1945 / Thomas David DuBois –

Force and contention in contemporary China: memory and resistance in the long shadow of the catastrophic past / Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr. –

The river, the plain, and the state: an environmental drama in Northern Song China, 1048-1128 / Ling Zhang, Boston College –

Migration in post-colonial Hong Kong / edited by Susanne Y.P. Choi and Eric Fong. –

A companion to Chinese history / edited by Michael Szonyi. –

Public health and the modernization of China, 1910-2015 / Liping Bu. -

The Nature of Disaster in China: The 1931 Yangzi River Flood / Chris Courtney. –

Mao and the Sino-Soviet partnership, 1945-1959: a new history / Zhihua Shen and Yafeng Xia –

Near and Middle East

Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide./ Taner Akcam –





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