Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica: new acquisitions in SOAS Library, June & July 2018

By Mary Fisk|July 31, 2018|Ancient Near East, Ancient Near East Semitics & Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Religions|

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

Übergangszeiten: Altorientalische Studien für Reinhard Dittmann anlässlich seines 65. Geburtstags / \c [edited by] Kai Kaniuth, Daniel Lau und Dirk Wicke –

Recherches en Haute-Mésopotamie II : mission archéologique de Bash Tapa (campagnes 2012-2013) et les enjeux de la recherche dans la région d’Erbil / sous la direction de L. Marti, Ch. Nicolle & K. Shawaly. –

Phéniciens et Puniques en Méditerranée : l’apport de la recherche suisse = Phönizier und Punier im Mittelmeerraum : ein Beitrag der schweizer Forschung / sous la direction de Hédi Dridi, Danielle Wieland-Leibundgut et Jeannette Kraese. –

Perchance to dream: dream divination in the Bible and the ancient Near East / [edited by] Esther J. Hamori and Jonathan Stökl –

The revival of the Anu cult and the nocturnal fire ceremony at late Babylonian Uruk / by Julia Krul. –

Grenzüberschreitungen. Studien zur Kulturgeschichte des Alten Orients. Festschrift für Hans Neumann zum 65. Geburtstag am 9. Mai 2018 / Herausgegeben von Kristin Kleber, Georg Neumann und Susanne Paulus unter Mitarbeit von Christin Möllenbeck. –

The Neo-Babylonian Records from Ur from the Hall Collection of the British Museum / Radosław Tarasewicz –

Composite artefacts in the Ancient Near East: exhibiting an imaginative materiality, showing a genealogical nature / edited by Silvana di Paolo –

In the land of a thousand gods: a history of Asia Minor in the ancient world / Christian Marek, in collaboration with Peter Frei ; translated by Steven Rendall. –

Positions and professions in Palmyra / edited by Tracey Long and Annette Højen Sørensen. –

The Babylonian correspondence of Esarhaddon and letters to Assurbanipal and Sin-Šarru-Iškun from Northern and Central Mesopotamia / edited by Frances Reynolds; with contribitions by Simo Parpola ; illustrations edited by Julian Reade. –

Administrative epistolography in the formative phase of the Neo-Babylonian Empire / Yuval Levavi –


Gadara-Umm Qēs. II. The twin churches on the Roman-Byzantine terrace and excavations in the streets / edited by Karel J.H. Vriezen and Ute Wagner-Lux; with contributions by J. Dijkstra, O. Dussart, R.J.L.L. Guinée, I. Kehrberg, D. Keller, N.F. Mulder, H.-C, Noeske, J.C. Rose, E. van der Steen, K.J.H. Vriezen, and U. Wagner-Lux. –

Byzantine architectural sculpture in Çanakkale / Ayse Ç. Turker. –

God, hierarchy, and power: Orthodox theologies of authority from Byzantium / Ashley M. Purpura. –

Hebrew and other Semitic Languages

A biblical Hebrew reference grammar / by Christo H.J. van der Merwe, Jacobus A. Naudé, Jan Kroeze. –

Knowledge and experience in the writings of St. Isaac of Nineveh / Valentin Vesa. –

Jewish Studies

Early Jewish literature: an anthology / edited by Brad Embry, Ronald Herms & Archie T. Wright. –

Jewish Aramaic poetry from late antiquity: translations and commentaries / by Laura Lieber. –

Regional identities and cultures of medieval Jews / edited by Javier Castaño, Talya Fishman and Ephraim Kanarfogel. –

Jewish Christianity and the origins of Islam: papers presented at the colloquium held in Washington DC, October 29-31, 2015 (8th ASMEA conference) / edited by Francisco del Rio Sanchez. –

The Cambridge companion to modern Jewish philosophy / Michael L. Morgan and Peter Eli Gordon. –

Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the late 18th and 19th centuries / by Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis ; with contributions by Ezra Ashkenazie, Jeffery Burden, George H. Lewis, Judith S. Mckenzie, and Jason Montgomery. –

On antisemitism : solidarity and the struggle for justice / Jewish Voice for Peace ; foreword by Judith Butler. –

Modern Israel / Palestine Studies

My country, my life: fighting for Israel, searching for peace / Ehud Barak –

Bibi: the turbulent life and times of Benjamin Netanyahu / Anshel Pfeffer –

Jerusalem drawn and quartered: one woman’s year in the heart of the Christian, Muslim, Armenian, and Jewish quarters of old Jerusalem / Sarah Tuttle-Singer. –

Moment of truth: tackling Israel-Palestine’s toughest questions / edited by Jamie Stern-Weiner. – ttps://

Welcome to Jerusalem / edited by Margret Kampmeyer and Cilly Kugelmann on behalf of the Jewish Museum Berlin ; with articles by Klaus Bieberstein [and many others] ; translations: Chana Bloch [and 3 others]. –

In search of Israel: the history of an idea / Michael Brenner. –


Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations

Registers and modes of communication in the ancient Near East: getting the message across / edited by Kyle H. Keimer and Gillan Davis. –

The Babylonian astronomical compendium MUL. APIN / Hermann Hunger and John Steele. –


Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests / Walter E. Kaegi. –

Jewish Studies

Etrog : How a Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol / Moster –

The merchants of Oran: a Jewish port at the dawn of empire / Joshua Schreier. –

Contemporary Left Antisemitism / David Hirsh.-

Becoming Jewish: new Jews and emerging Jewish communities in a globalized world / edited by Tudor Parfitt and Netanel Fisher. –

An introduction to Judaism / Nicholas de Lange –

Creating Judaism: history, tradition, practice / Michael L. Satlow. –

Marriage, sex, and family in Judaism / edited by Michael J. Broyde and Michael Ausubel. –

Jewish Childhood in the Roman World / Hagith Sivan –

Bestiarium Judaicum : unnatural histories of the Jews / Jay Geller –

Modern Israeli / Palestinian studies

The limits of the land: how the struggle for the West Bank shaped the Arab-Israeli conflict / Avshalom Rubin. –







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