This is a selective list of new books received on topics relating to the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica during April and May 2016. Please note that some of these titles may be shelved in the Art and Archaeology section (Level D) and that this section also includes books on modern Israeli / Palestinian studies (Level B) Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Iconography of “Neo-Hittite” seals / by Agata Kubala
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 /
Red star over Iraq : Iraqi communism before Saddam / Johan Franzén. Languages of love and hate : conflict, communication, and identity in the medieval Mediterranean / edited by Sarah Lambert and Helen Nicholson. Mongol rule in Seljuk Anatolia. The politics of conquest and history-writing 1243-1282. Sara ur Yildiz. The people want : a radical exploration of the Arab Uprising / Gilbert Achcar ; translated from the French by G.M.
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Tempel im Alten Orient : 7. Internationales Colloquium der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft, 11.-13. Oktober 2009, München Im Auftrag der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft / herausgegeben von Kai Kaniuth, Anne Löhnert, Jared L. Miller, Adelheid Otto, Michael Roaf und Walther Sallaberger. Siedlungsgeschichte im mittleren Osttigrisgebiet : vom Neolithikum bis in die neuassyrische Zeit / Simone Mühl. The World of Berossos : Proceedings of the 4th International Colloquium on “The Ancient
n.b This image of Saint Hilarion is from Archangelos Monastery, Almopia, Greece Image from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Agios_Ilarion_Meglenon.jpg The archaeology website Past Horizons showcases rare wall paintings in the 6th century Coptic Deir al-Surian (“Syrian Monastery”) / Monastery of the Holy Virgin of Anba Bishoi in the Wadi al-Natrun in the Nile Delta, and the online newspaper Hurriyet reports on efforts to conserve the remains of one of the Holy Land’s earliest monasteries, Saint Hilarion’s (Tel
Films Not one less / Columbia Tristar Home Video directed by Zhang Yimou. New Dragon Gate Inn / directed by Li Hui Min produced by Tsui Hark. Son of Babylon / a film by Mohamed Al-Daradji. b19121763 Sergio / HBO Documentary Films and BBC Storyville present a Passion Pictures and Silverbridge production a film by Greg Barker produced by John Battsek, Greg Barker, Julie Goldman directed by Greg Barker. Le