Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica: new acquisitions in SOAS Library: November 2017

By Mary Fisk|November 29, 2017|Ancient Near East, History|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies, Semitics and Judaica during November 2017. Please note that this section of the Library also includes material on the history and politics of modern Israel / Palestine. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that e-book content is accessible to SOAS

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Religions and Philosophy: new book acquisitions for SOAS Library in October / November 2016

By Mary Fisk|December 1, 2016|Philosophy, Religions|0 comments

This is a selection of new titles (print and electronic) acquired by SOAS Library for the Religions and Philosophy collections in October and November 2016. Please note that only SOAS staff and students will have access to e-books RELIGIONS Comparative and thematic Sexuality in the Babylonian Talmud: Christian and Sasanian contexts in late antiquity / Yishai Kiel – Spirituality and human nature / Donald Evans – Key terms

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History: New book acquisitions September 2016

By Mary Fisk|October 3, 2016|History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of books acquired for the History collections in SOAS Library during September 2016. Click on the hyperlink to view the record on the Library catalogue. E-books will only be accessible to SOAS staff and students Comparative and thematic The power of place: rulers and their palaces, landscapes, cities, and holy places / David Rollason – The white man’s world / Bill Schwarz – The

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Archaeology and religion: two book reviews

By Mary Fisk|February 8, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

Two books recently acquired by SOAS Library have been reviewed online: Defining the Sacred: Approaches to the Archaeology of Religion in the Near East / edited by Nicola Laneri (Oxford: Oxbow, 2015) Reviewed by Aren M. Maeir (Bar-Ilan University) in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review An “excellent”  collection of studies “dealing with various cultures, finds, issues and periods, ranging from the early Neolithic period until the Iron Age“. Regions studied include ancient

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – November 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 17, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Mittelassyrische Urkunden aus dem Archiv Assur 14446 / Hervé Reculeau und Barbara Feller Philosophy before the Greeks: the pursuit of truth in ancient Babylonia / Marc Van De Mieroop Mesopotamian divination texts: conversing with the gods sources from the first millennium BCE / Ulla Susanne Koch Gods, kings, and merchants in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia / Dominique Charpin Byzantium Byzantium/modernism: the Byzantine as method in modernity /

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Religions – September and October 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 5, 2015|Religions|

Comparative and thematic A noble death: suicide and martyrdom among Christians and Jews in antiquity / Arthur J. Droge, James D. Tabor. Bones: ancient men and modern myths / Lewis R. Binford ; with a foreword by F. Clark Howell The study of religion under the impact of fascism / edited by Horst Junginger Hermeneutics, politics, and the history of religions: the contested legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

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History – September and October 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 3, 2015|History|

Comparative and thematic The origins of the modern world: a global and environmental narrative from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century [3rd edition] / Robert B. Marks.-[also available in print] The Silk Roads: a new history of the world / Peter Frankopan Goods from the East, 1600-1800: trading Eurasia / [edited by] Maxine Berg ; with Felicia Gottman Hanna Hodacs, & Chris Nierstrasz  Subverting empire: deviance and disorder in the

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – September and October 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 2, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Preludes to urbanism: the Late Chalcolithic of Mesopotamia / edited by Augusta McMahon, Harriet Crawford – Der Garten in neusumerischer Zeit / Karen Focke – Garden administration in the Girsu province during the Neo-Sumerian period / Angela Greco – History of ancient Israel, archaeology, and Bible collected essays = Geschichte Israels, Archäologie und Bibel : gesammelte Aufsätze / Hermann Michael Niemann ; herausgegeben von Meik Gerhards

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – August 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|September 1, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|

Ancient Near Eastern Civilisations A history of the ancient Near East ca. 3000-323 BC [3rd edition] / Marc Van De Mieroop Das Charisma der Könige. Zur Konzeption des altorientalischen Königtums im Hinblick auf Urartu / Julia Linke. Die neuassyrische und spätbabylonische Glyptik aus Tall Šēḫ Ḥamad / von Anja Fügert. Mari, ni Est, ni Ouest : (Supplément Syria II) The third tablet of the itkalzi ritual / Stefano de Martino,

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South Asia – December 2013 to July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 11, 2015|South Asia|

Art, Archaeology and Architecture Excavations at Kanaganahalli (Sannati), Taluk Chitapur, Dist. Gulbarga, Karnataka / K.P. Poonacha. The hermit’s hut : architecture and asceticism in India / Kazi K. Ashraf. Late temple architecture in India 15th to 19th centuries : continuities, revivals, appropriations, and innovations / George Michell. Nalanda : situating the great monastery / Frederick M. Asher. No touching, no spitting, no praying : the museum in South Asia /

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