History: new acquisitions in SOAS Library, June & July 2018

By Mary Fisk|July 31, 2018|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Korea, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|

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

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 Comparative and thematic

Natives: race and class in the ruins of empire / Akala. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10286134

Unfabling the East: the Enlightenment’s encounter with Asia / Jürgen Osterhammel ; translated by Robert Savage – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10286133

Medieval masterchef: archaeological and historical perspectives on eastern cuisine and western foodways / edited by Joanita Vroom, Yona Waksman, Roos Van Oosten. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10269505

English nationalism: a short history / Jeremy Black – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10286231

An African in imperial London: the indomitable life of A. B. C. Merriman-Labor / Danell Jones – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10287023

Curia and crusade: Pope Honorius III and the recovery of the Holy Land, 1216-1227 / Thomas W. Smith. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10287221



To live like a Moor: Christian perceptions of Muslim identity in medieval and early modern Spain / Olivia Remie Constable ; edited by Robin Vose ; foreword by David Nirenberg. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10286979


Central Asia

A short history of the Mongols / George Lane. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290768


China and Tibet

Global entanglements of a man who never traveled: a seventeenth-century Chinese Christian and his conflicted worlds / Dominic Sachsenmaier. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10268180

Speaking of profit: Bao Shichen and reform in nineteenth-century China / William T. Rowe. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10269280

Imagining Chinese medicine / edited by Vivienne Lo, Penelope Barrett; with the help of David Dear, Lu Di, Lois Reynolds, Dolly Yang. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10269667

The Mazu cult: historical studies and cross-cultural comparison = Mazu xin yang : li shi yan jiu yu kua wen bi jiao / Jiehua Cai (Cai Jiehua) and Marc Nürnberger (Ningyu) (editions.).
The Mazu cult : historical studies and cross-cultural comparison = 媽祖信仰 : 歷史研究與跨文比較 / Jiehua Cai (蔡潔華) and Marc Nürnberger – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10269392

Thirteen months in China: a subaltern Indian and the colonial world: an annotated translation of Thakur Gadadhar Singh’s Chīn me terah mās / edited by Anand A. Yang ; translated by Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel, and Ranjana Sheel. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10286426

Japan and Korea

The Korean war in Asia: a hidden history / edited by Tessa Morris-Suzuki. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10269281


 Near and Middle East

From Cyrus to Seleukos: studies in Achaemenid and Hellenistic History / Pierre Briant – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10258232

The city in Arabic literature: classical and modern perspectives / edited by Nizar F. Hermes, Gretchen Head – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10267147

Ibn Fadlān and the land of darkness: Arab travellers in the far north / Ibn Fadlān ; translated with an introduction by Paul Lunde and Caroline Stone. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10269596

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. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10267394

The Hijaz: the first Islamic state / Malik Dahlan – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10287163

The Mongols in Iran: Quṭb Al-Dīn Shīrāzī’s Akhbār-i Moghūlān / George Lane. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290753

South Asia

Into Sūr’s Ocean: poetry, context, and commentary / John Stratton Hawley. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10268637

We mark your memory writings from the descendants of indenture / edited by David Dabydeen , Maria del Pilar Kaladeen and Tina K. Ramnarine – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10269074

Southeast Asia

Capturing quicksilver: the position, power, and plasticity of Chinese medicine in Singapore / Arielle Ann Smith – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10269552

Coolies into rebels: impact of World War I on French Indochina / Kimloan Vu-Hill. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10285355


Comparative and thematic

Advancing empire: English interests and overseas expansion, 1613-1688 / L. H. Roper. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10285385

The past within us: an empirical approach to philosophy of history / by Raymond Martin. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10286026

Unfabling the East: the enlightenment’s encounter with Asia / Jürgen Osterhammel ; translated by Robert Savage. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10286129

Handbook the global history of work / edited by Karin Hofmeester and Marcel van der Linden. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10287099

Work out of place / edited by Mahua Sarkar. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10287098

Nomads in the sedentary world / edited by Anatoly M. Khazanov and André Wink. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290875

History, empathy and conflict: heroes, victims and victimisers / Philip Towle. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291279

Third World studies: theorizing liberation / Gary Y. Okihiro. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10287257

Tropical freedom: climate, settler colonialism, and Black exclusion in the age of emancipation / Ikuko Asaka. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10287260

Empires and exchanges in Eurasian late antiquity: Rome, China, Iran, and the Steppe, ca. 250–750 / edited by Nicola Di Cosmo, Michael Maas. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291416

A world of empires: the Russian voyage of the frigate Pallada / Edyta M. Bojanowska. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291424

Globalists: the end of empire and the birth of neoliberalism / Quinn Slobodian. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291423

Journeys in the Roman East: imagined and real / edited by Maren R. Niehoff. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291586

The Crusades: Islamic perspectives / Robert Houghton ; with Damien Peters.- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291791


 Regional histories


North Africa

The merchants of Oran: a Jewish port at the dawn of empire / Joshua Schreier. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10286250

West Africa

Slave Traders by Invitation: West Africa’s Slave Coast in the Precolonial Era. / Finn Flugelstad – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290591


To live like a Moor: Christian perceptions of Muslim identity in medieval and early modern Spain / Olivia Remie Constable ; edited by Robin Vose ; foreword by David Nirenberg. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10287100

Central Asia

Chinggis Khan / Michal Biran. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290750

Daily life in the Mongol empire / George Lane. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290742

A short history of the Mongols / George Lane – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290810

The coming of the Mongols / edited by David O. Morgan and Sarah Stewart – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291004

The Mongols and the West, 1221-1410 / Peter Jackson. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290812

Historical dictionary of the Mongol world empire / Paul D. Buell and Francesca Fiaschetti.- https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290811

The Cambridge history of inner Asia: The Chinggisid Age / edited by Nicola Di Cosmo, Allen J. Frank, Peter B. Golden – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290820


China and Tibet

Crossing the gate: everyday lives of women in Song Fujian (960-1279) / Man Xu – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10286438

Death in Beijing: murder and forensic science in Republican China / Daniel Asen. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10286457

Drowning girls in China: female infanticide since 1650 / D.E. Mungello. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10287262

Haunted by chaos: China’s grand strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping / Sulmaan Wasif Khan. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291425


Near and Middle East

The Mongols in Iran: Qutb Al-Din Shirazi’s Akhbar-i Moghulan / George Lane – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290813

The Mongols’ Middle East: continuity and transformation in Ilkhanid Iran / edited by Bruno De Nicola and Charles Melville – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290900

The age of the Seljuqs / edited by Edmund Herzig and Sarah Stewart. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290903

Early Seljūq history: a new interpretation / A.C.S. Peacock – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10290874

Persian Gulf Command: a history of the Second World War in Iran and Iraq / Ashley Jackson. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10287162

The rise of historical writing among the Arabs / A.A. Duri ; edited and translated by Lawrence I. Conrad ; introduction by Fred M. Donner. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291787

Muḥammad at Mecca / translated and annotated by W. Montgomery Watt and M.V. McDonald. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291789

The victory of Islam / translated and annotated by Michael Fishbein – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291788

Byzantium and the early Islamic conquests / Walter E. Kaegi. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291745

The Fatimids and their traditions of learning / Heinz Halm. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291786

The Turks in the early Islamic world / edited by C. Edmund Bosworth. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291790

The formation of Turkey: the Seljukid Sultanate of Rūm : eleventh to fourteenth century / Claude Cahen ; translated and edited by P.M. Holt. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291720

Usama ibn Munqidh : Warrior Poet of The Age of Crusades / Paul Cobb – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291794

Aspects of Islamic civilization: as depicted in the original texts / by A.J. Arberry. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10291967









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