History – May 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|June 15, 2015|History|0 comments

Comparative & thematic Sapiens: a brief history of humankind / Yuval Noah Harari. The transformation of the world: a global history of the nineteenth century / Jurgen Osterhammel. [also available as an e-book] Africa North Africa Dividing the Nile: Egypt’s ‘economic’ nationalists in the Sudan, 1918-1956 / David E. Mills China & Tibet Fateful ties: a history of America’s preoccupation with China / Gordon H. Chang. Writing, publishing, and reading

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Anthropology and Sociology – Spring 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 27, 2015|Anthropology and Sociology|0 comments

Anthropology in theory: issues in epistemology / edited by Henrietta L. Moore and Todd Sanders Ruth Landes: a life in anthropology / Sally Cole The other face of the moon / by Lévi-Strauss, Claude The ground between: anthropologists engage philosophy / edited by Veena Das, Michael Jackson, Arthur Kleinman, and Bhrigupati Singh Ethnographies of uncertainty in Africa / edited by Elizabeth Cooper and David Pratten After the ancestors: an anthropologist’s

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Religions – April 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 15, 2015|Religions|0 comments

Comparative and thematic Religious identities in the Levant from Alexander to Muhammed : continuity and change / edited by Michael Blömer, Achim Lichtenberger, Rubina Raja. From your gods to our gods: a history of religion in Indian, South African, and British courts / Marco Ventura The end of conceit: western rationality after postcolonialism / Patrick Chabal. [also available as a e-book] After secularism: rethinking religion in global politics / Erin

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History – April 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 14, 2015|History|0 comments

Comparative and thematic histories Mapping the end of empire: American and British strategic visions in the postwar world / Aiyaz Husain. History and popular memory: the power of story in moments of crisis / Paul A. Cohen. The lifeblood of war: logistics in armed conflict / Julian Thompson. Empires of vision: a reader / Martin Jay and Sumathi Ramaswamy, eds. The Princeton companion to Atlantic history / editor, Joseph C.

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Religions – March 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 12, 2015|Religions|0 comments

Comparative and thematic Sharing sacred spaces in the Mediterranean: Christians, Muslims, and Jews at shrines and sanctuaries / edited by Dionigi Albera and Maria Couroucli. Heirs to forgotten kingdoms: journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East / Gerard Russell After secularism: rethinking religion in global politics / Erin K. Wilson (also available as an e-book) Buddhism Muktālatāvadānam of Ksẹmendra : Sanskrit text, Tibetan version with Hindi, English translations

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History – March 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 11, 2015|History|0 comments

General and thematic The true history of tea / Victor H. Mair & Erling Hoh Trophies, relics and curios? : Missionary heritage from Africa and the Pacific / edited by Karen Jacobs, Chantal Knowles, Chris Wingfield Guantánamo diary / Mohamedou Ould Slahi ; introduction by Larry Siems ; edited by Larry Siems Case studies in transmission / Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila, Ilkka Lindstedt, Robert Rollinger und Raija Mattila (Hgg.) The British industrial

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Free Trial to the FO Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan- 1947-1980

By Farzana Whitfield|May 8, 2015|Anthropology and Sociology, Archival collections, Economics, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, South Asia|0 comments

We have an exciting offer of a free trial to the FO Files for India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan for the period 1947-1980! Many departments, students and researchers will find this digital archive relevant and resourceful for a number of subject disciplines, including History, Politics, Development Studies, Economics, Near Middle Eastern Studies (Afghanistan), South East Asian Studies (Burma) and South Asian Studies. Access is from this link: www.archivesdirect.amdigital.co.uk/FO_India. When off site please

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Trial access to SCC Online database of full text case law, legislation and law journal articles from Asia & Africa

By Bob Burns|April 20, 2015|Africa, Law, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

From today until 16 May 2015 we have trial access to SCC Online, a full text database of case law, legislation and journal articles from a variety of Asian & African jurisdictions. The main focus of the database is on case law, legislation and journal articles (15 titles) from India. It also has comprehensive coverage of case law from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and more limited coverage of case

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Manupatra law database now available off campus

By Bob Burns|April 20, 2015|Law, South Asia|0 comments

Manupatra, the full text database of case law and legislation from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka has, until now, only been available on-campus. From today it can also be accessed off-campus. To access simply go to the SOAS Library A-Z list of databases & click on the off-campus link.

History – February 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 31, 2015|History|0 comments

General and thematic Echoes of empire: memory, identity and the legacy of imperialism / Kalypso S. Nicolaidis, Berny Sebe & Gabrielle Maas The rise of the West: a history of the human community: with a retrospective essay / by William H. McNeill; drawings by Béla Petheö. Europe and the Islamic world: a history / John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and Henry Laurens   translated by Jane Marie Todd with a foreword by

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