History: new acquisitions December 2016 and January 2017

By Mary Fisk|January 31, 2017|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the History collections during December 2016 and January 2017. 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 staff and students only, with institutional log-in Comparative and thematic Books as History: the importance of books beyond their texts / David Pearson – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045935

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History: new book acquisitions in October / November 2016

By Mary Fisk|December 1, 2016|Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of new titles, both print and electronic, acquired by SOAS Library for the History collections in October / November 2016. Please note that only SOAS staff and students will have access to e-books Comparative and thematic The Silk Road: a new history with documents / Valerie Hansen – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046376 A global history of modern historiography / Georg G. Iggers, Q. Edward Wang and Supriya Mukherjee –

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Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica: new book acquisitions in October / November 2016

By Mary Fisk|December 1, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

This is a selection of new titles (print and electronic) acquired by SOAS Library for the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica collections. This section of the Library also includes material on modern Israeli / Palestinian studies. Please note that only SOAS staff and students will have access to e-books Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Lettres en akkadien de la “Maison d’urtēnu” : fouilles de 1994 / Sylvie Lackenbacher et Florence

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Selected new acquisitions for the Study of Religions and Philosophy: June 2016

By Mary Fisk|July 4, 2016|Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions|0 comments

The following is a selective list of new titles received in SOAS Library for the Study of Religions and Philosophy during June 2016 Click on the hyperlink to go through to the SOAS Library catalogue entry Comparative and thematic God & apple pie: religious myths and visions of America / Christopher Buck ; introduction by J. Gordon Melton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10017205  Buddhism The body incantatory: spells and the ritual imagination in

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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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Religions – August 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|September 4, 2015|Religions|

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:

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Religions – June and July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 7, 2015|Religions|0 comments

Comparative and thematic Shamanism, discourse, modernity / by Thomas Karl Alberts Religion, emergence, and the origins of meaning: beyond Durkheim and Rappaport / by Paul Cassell Dialogue in early South Asian religions: Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions / edited by Brian Black and Laurie Patton. Mindscaping the landscape of Tibet: place, memorability, ecoaesthetics / Dan Smyer Yü. Buddhism Buddhist attitudes to other religions / edited by Perry Schmidt-Leukel. Living karma:

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History – June and July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 7, 2015|History|0 comments

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

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – June and July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 6, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Altbabylonisches Lehrbuch [2nd edition] / Michael P. Streck The witchcraft series Maqlû / by Tzvi Abusch The gods rich in praise: early Greek and Mesopotamian religious poetry / Christopher Metcalf Following the Man of Yamhad: settlement and territory at Old Babylonian Alalah / by Jacob Lauinger Ancient Assyria: a very short introduction / Karen Radner Incantation and anti-witchcraft texts from Ugarit / Gregorio del Olmo Lete

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