The following is a selective list of new titles received for the History collections in SOAS Library during June 2016 Click on the hyperlink to go through to the SOAS Library catalogue Comparative and thematic The triumph of numbers: how counting shaped modern life / I. Bernard Cohen. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10011055 Sex and control: venereal disease, colonial physicians, and indigenous agency in German colonialism, 1884-1914 / Daniel J. Walther – .
SOAS Library recently acquired Michael Penn’s Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) This review of Envisioning Islam (by Christopher Sahner, of St John’s College, Cambridge) has just been posted on Indiana University’s The Medieval Review, calling the book a “mighty achievement” in its study of the non-Muslim sources on Islamic origins through the large body of Syriac
News flash for all SOAS staff and students The Church Missionary Society Periodicals trial from Adam Matthew Digital has, by popular request, been extended until 30th April. You can access the resource via the AMD website at www.churchmissionarysociety.amdigital.co.uk You can also gain access via the ‘trial access login’ link, which is located on the homepage and throughout our website at www.amdigital.co.uk. (Please ensure that you select the ‘Access Via IP’ option). Remember: The PDF download option
Comparative and thematic The Palgrave encyclopedia of imperialism and anti-imperialism / edited by Immanuel Ness and Zak Cope In the museum of man: race, anthropology, and empire in France, 1850-1950 / Alice L. Conklin The global transformation of time: 1870-1950 / Vanessa Ogle The past is a foreign country – revisited / David Lowenthal Africa Pan-African themes Hunting Africa: British sport, African knowledge, and the nature of empire / Angela
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 /
Comparative and thematic Die Religionen in vorgeschichtlicher Zeit / von Ina Wunn Discovering religious history in the modern age / Hans G. Kippenberg ; translated from German by Barbara Harshav Modern religious cults and movements / Gaius Glenn Atkins The origin and growth of religion: facts and theories / by W. Schmidt ; translated from the original German by H.J. Rose Les religions de la préhistoire : paléolithique / André
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
Comparative and thematic Modernities, memory and mutations: Grace Davie and the study of religion / edited by Abby Day, Mia Lövheim Religion in hip hop: mapping the new terrain in the US / edited by Monica R. Miller, Anthony B. Pinn, Bernard “Bun B” Freeman; preface by Michael Eric Dyson. – Religion and power: no logos without mythos / David Martin, London School of Economics, UK Buddhism The Buddha pill:
Comparative and thematic Essaying the past: how to read, write, and think about history / Jim Cullen. –[2 edn] [also available as an e-book] Using film as a source / Sian Barber Controversial history education in Asian contexts / edited by Mark Baildon, Loh Kah Seng, Ivy Maria Lim, Gül Inanç, and Junaidah Jaffar– China and Tibet Japanese Taiwan: colonial rule and its contested legacy / edited by Andrew D.
Comparative & Thematic The material of world history / edited by Tina Mai Chen and David S. Churchill The Oxford handbook of environmental history / edited by Andrew C. Isenberg The great sea: a human history of the Mediterranean [updated edition] / David Abulafia. Empire by treaty: negotiating European expansion, 1600-1900 / edited by Saliha Belmessous. The pursuit of history: aims, methods and new directions in the study of history