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 Engraved on stone: Mesopotamian cylinder seals and seal inscriptions in the old Babylonian period / by Rony Feingold. – Nineveh and its remains: the gripping journals of the man who discovered the buried Assyrian cities / Austen Henry Layard. [reprint of work originally published in 1849] Remembering the dead in the ancient Near East: recent contributions from bioarchaeology and mortuary archaeology / [edited by] Benjamin W.
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Poetic heroes: literary commemorations of warriors and warrior culture in the early Biblical world / Mark S. Smith. Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Hittitology : Warsaw, 5-9 September 2011 / edited by Piotr Taracha with the assistance of Magdalena Kepelus. Entre les fleuves – II : D’Assur à Mari et au-delà / [edited by] Nele Ziegler and Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum The sacrificial economy: assessors, contractors,
From today (22nd September) to 20th October, SOAS Library has free trial access to JSTOR’s Hebrew journals collection. These will be cross-searchable with other JSTOR content at http://www.jstor.org/. The scope of the collection covers a wide range of subjects from ancient history and religious studies, through literature to sociology, economics and public administration of contemporary Israel. Although primarily in Hebrew, journals also include abstracts and summaries of content in English.
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
The Hebrew Annual Review was published by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at the Department for Judaic and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures (Ohio State University) between 1977 and 1994. Content looks at all aspects of the Hebrew language and literature from Biblical times to the presnt The entire run of the journal has been made available on open-access through Ohio State University’s Knowledge Bank Click here to link
e-books Violence, nonviolence, and the Palestinian national movement / Wendy Pearlman. [e-book via Cambridge Books Online] Struggle and survival in Palestine/Israel / edited by Mark LeVine and Gershon Shafir. [e-book via ebrary] Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations De Hattusa à Memphis: Jacques Freu in honorem / Michel Mazoyer. Les religieuses et le culte de Marduk dans le royaume de Babylone / Lucile Barberon. Neo-Babylonian documents from Sippar pertaining to the cult
Criticism & interpretation Women writing violence : the novel and radical feminist imaginaries / Shreerekha Subramanian. Approaches to teaching The story of the stone (Dream of the red chamber) / edited by Andrew Schonebaum and Tina Lu. 文学革命与”新青年”传播 /陈斯华著 – Wen xue ge ming yu “Xin qing nian” chuan bo / Chen Sihua zhu. 子彈鴉片 : 天安門大屠殺的生死故事 / 廖亦武 – Zi dan ya pian : Tian’anmen da tu sha de
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Predicting the past in the ancient Near East: mantic historiography in ancient Mesopotamia, Judah, and the Mediterranean world / by Matthew Neujahr. Associated regional chronologies for the ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean. Vol. 2: the chronology of the island of Cyprus in the third millenium BC. (ARCANE 2) / [edited by] Edgar Peltenburg. Les texts des saisons 5 à 9 (Terqa Final Reports 2)
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Pilgrimage and household in the ancient near East / Joy McCorriston “With my many chariots I have gone up the heights of the mountains”: historical and literary studies on ancient Mesopotamia and Israel / Hayim Tadmor ; edited by Mordechai Cogan Stories from ancient Canaan / edited and translated by Michael D. Coogan and Mark S. Smith The monuments of Syria: a guide / Ross Burns