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 – September and October 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 3, 2015|History|

Comparative and thematic The origins of the modern world: a global and environmental narrative from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century [3rd edition] / Robert B. Marks.-[also available in print] The Silk Roads: a new history of the world / Peter Frankopan Goods from the East, 1600-1800: trading Eurasia / [edited by] Maxine Berg ; with Felicia Gottman Hanna Hodacs, & Chris Nierstrasz  Subverting empire: deviance and disorder in the

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – September and October 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 2, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Preludes to urbanism: the Late Chalcolithic of Mesopotamia / edited by Augusta McMahon, Harriet Crawford – Der Garten in neusumerischer Zeit / Karen Focke – Garden administration in the Girsu province during the Neo-Sumerian period / Angela Greco – History of ancient Israel, archaeology, and Bible collected essays = Geschichte Israels, Archäologie und Bibel : gesammelte Aufsätze / Hermann Michael Niemann ; herausgegeben von Meik Gerhards

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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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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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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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Balochistan Archives

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|March 16, 2015|Archival collections, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia|0 comments

Balochistan is the largest of the four provinces of Pakistan and possesses a rich variety of languages, resources, civilization and culture. The province is located at the geographical intersection and cultural crossroads of South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. As a result, it is one of the richest areas in the country in terms of antiquities, archaeological sites, and historical archives. Balochistan Archives is the custodian of official

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History – December 2014 and January 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 23, 2015|History|0 comments

General & thematic Into new territory: American historians and the concept of US imperialism / James G. Morgan Travel narratives from the age of discovery: an anthology / edited by Peter C. Mancall   Thinking history globally / Diego Olstein Hinterlands and commodities: place, space, time and the political economic development of Asia over the long eighteenth century / edited by Tsukasa Mizushima, George Bryan Souza and Dennis O’Flynn Chinese and

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – October 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 5, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations The ark before Noah: decoding the story of the flood / Irving Finkel. Legend, history and the ancient city: Babylon / Michael Seymour. Die babylonischen Kudurru-Inschriften von der kassitischen bis zur frühneubabylonischen Zeit : untersucht unter besonderer Berücksichtigung gesellschafts- und rechtshistorischer Fragestellungen / Susanne Paulus.  Le droit de la vente a Emar / Lena Fijalkowska.  Orient und Okzident in hellenistischer Zeit : Beiträge zur Tagung “Orient

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Religions – October 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 4, 2014|Religions|0 comments

Comparative and thematic Material culture and Asian religions: text, image, object / edited by Benjamin J. Fleming and Richard D. Mann. Objects of worship in South Asian religions: forms, practices and meanings / edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor, Kristina Myrvold The family of Abraham: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpretations / Carol Bakhos Unbelievable: why we believe and why we don’t / Graham Ward. Religion in development: rewriting the

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