History – May 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 5, 2014|History|0 comments

General & Comparative A history of future cities / Daniel Brook. Empires in World War I: shifting frontiers and imperial dynamics in a global conflict / edited by Richard Fogarty and Andrew Jarboe. China & Tibet Liberal barbarism: the European destruction of the palace of the emperor of China / Erik Ringmar. Near and Middle East The animal in Ottoman Egypt / Alan Mikhail. Sharia and the making of the

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – May 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 4, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Les écritures mises au jour sur le site antique d’Ougarit (Syrie) et leur déchiffrement : 1930-2010 Commémoration du 80e anniversaire du déchiffrement de l’alphabet cunéiforme de Ras Shamra-Ougarit : Colloque international tenu au Collège de France, le jeudi 2 décembre 2010, et à l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, le vendredi 3 décembre 2010 / actes édités par Pierre Bordreuil, Françoise Ernst-Pradal, Maria Grazia Masetti-Rouault, … [et

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Religions – April 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 12, 2014|Religions|0 comments

Comparative & thematic God’s Chosen People: Judah Halevi’s ‘Kuzari’ and the Shīʻī Imām doctrine / Ehud Krinis ; translated by Ann Brener and Tamar Liza Cohen. Jews, Christians, and Muslims in medieval and early modern times: a festschrift in honor of Mark R. Cohen / edited by Arnold Franklin, Roxani Margariti, Marina Rustow, Uriel Simonsohn. Media portrayals of religion and the secular sacred: representation and change / by Kim Knott,

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – April 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 8, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations State correspondence from the New Kingdom to the Roman Empire: the role of long-distance communication in the cohesion of early empires / edited by Karen Radner. Hittites: an Anatolian Empire / Metin Alparslan, Meltem Alparslan-Dogan (eds.) = Hititler : bir Anadolu imparatorlugu / Metin Alparslan, Meltem Alparslan-Dogan (eds.) Götterwort in Menschenmund : Studien zur Prophetie in Assyrien, Israel und Juda / Manfred Weippert. Neo-Babylonian trial records

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History – March 2014.

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|April 15, 2014|History|0 comments

General & comparative The look of the past: visual and material evidence in historical practice / Ludmilla Jordanova. Visualizing beauty: gender and ideology in modern East Asia / edited by Aida Yuen Wong. A brief history of Chinese and Japanese civilizations [4th edition] / Conrad Schirokauer … [et al.]. Decolonisation: the British experience since 1945 [2nd edition] / Nicholas J. White. History on film/film on history [2nd edition] / Robert

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History – February 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 6, 2014|History|0 comments

General & Comparative A cultural history of the human body / [general editors, Linda Kalof and William Bynum]. The encyclopedia of global human migration / edited by Immanuel Ness. Africa Orán-Mazalquivir, 1589-1639: una sociedad española en la frontera de Berbería / Beatriz Alonso Acero.  Where the Negroes are masters: an African port in the era of the slave trade / Randy J. Sparks. The ancient Red Sea port of Adulis

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Religions – February 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 6, 2014|Religions|0 comments

General & Comparative The Bible on silent film: spectacle, story and scripture in the early cinema. David J. Shepherd. The Three Sons of Abraham: interfaith encounters between Judaism, Christianity and Islam / edited by Jacques B. Doukhan  Philosophy and the study of religions: a manifesto / by Kevin Schilbrack. Buddhism The Buddhist goddess Marishiten: a study of the evolution and impact of her cult on the Japanese warrior / by

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Religions – December 2013 and January 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 3, 2014|Religions|0 comments

General & Comparative Bible and cinema: an introduction / Adele Reinhartz. Thin description: ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem / John L. Jackson, Jr. First light: a history of creation myths from Gilgamesh to the God particle / G.R. Evans.  Anatheism: returning to God after God / Richard Kearney. The dynamics of coexistence in the Middle East: negotiating boundaries between Christians, Muslims, Jews and Samaritans in Palestine /

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History – December 2013 and January 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 27, 2014|History|0 comments

General & Comparative Farewell to Salonika: city at the crossroads / Leon Sciaky. Transatlantic slavery: an introduction / [text by Richard Benjamin … and David Fleming]. Borders: a very short introduction / Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen.  Red stamps and gold stars: fieldwork dilemmas in upland socialist Asia / edited by Sarah Turner Early modern things: objects and their histories, 1500-1800 / edited by Paula Findlen. Medicine and colonialism:

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – December 2013 and January 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 7, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Cyrus the Great: an ancient Iranian king / edited by Touraj Daryaee  “Thus speaks Ishtar of Arbela”: prophecy in Israel, Assyria, and Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian period / edited by Robert P. Gordon and Hans M. Barstad. Models of Mesopotamian landscapes: how small-scale processes contributed to the growth of early civilizations / edited by T.J. Wilkinson, McGuire Gibson and Magnus Widell  Literature as politics, politics as

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