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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Religions – June 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|July 10, 2014|Religions|0 comments

General & comparative Religion, language and community in the Roman Near East: Constantine to Muhammad / Fergus Millar. Scriptural polemics: the Qur’an and other religions / Mun’im Sirry. Feeding the dead: ancestor worship in ancient India / Matthew R. Sayers. Street shrines of Kirtipur, Nepal: as long as the sun and moon endure / Mehrdad Shokoohy, Natalie H. Shokoohy, Sukra Sagar Shreshta. Buddhism Women in early Indian Buddhism: comparative textual

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History – June 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|July 9, 2014|History|0 comments

General & comparative Connecting histories of education: transnational and cross-cultural exchanges in (post-) colonial education / edited by Barnita Bagchi, Eckhardt Fuchs, and Kate Rousmaniere. Religion, language and community in the Roman Near East: Constantine to Muhammad / Fergus Millar. China & Tibet The capital of the Yuan Dynasty / by Gaohua Chen. Lost colony: the untold story of China’s first great victory over the West / Tonio Andrade. Japan

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History – March 2014.

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|April 15, 2014|History|0 comments

General & comparative The look of the past: visual and material evidence in historical practice / Ludmilla Jordanova. Visualizing beauty: gender and ideology in modern East Asia / edited by Aida Yuen Wong. A brief history of Chinese and Japanese civilizations [4th edition] / Conrad Schirokauer … [et al.]. Decolonisation: the British experience since 1945 [2nd edition] / Nicholas J. White. History on film/film on history [2nd edition] / Robert

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Religions – March 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 28, 2014|Religions|0 comments

General & comparative Periodization and historiography of Indian philosophy: [twelve lectures held at the fourteenth World Sanskrit Conference (Kyoto, September 1 – 5, 2009)] / ed. by Eli Franco. Handbook of contemporary Japanese religions / edited by Inken Prohl and John Nelson. Re-imagining South Asian religions: essays in honour of professors Harold G. Coward and Ronald W. Neufeldt / edited by Pashaura Singh, Michael Hawley.   Politics of worship in

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Some recent reviews of new books in SOAS Library

By Mary Fisk|March 24, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia|0 comments

Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica QLB415 / 755495 – An introduction to Ugaritic / John Huehnergard (reviewed in Marginalia) QI221.12 / 743308 – The formation of the Jewish canon / Timothy H. Lim (reviewed in Marginalia) QB930 / 737342 – Predicting the past in the ancient Near East : mantic historiography in ancient Mesopotamia, Judah, and the Mediterranean world / by Matthew Neujahr (reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature) [ON ORDER] – Anti-Judaism :

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History – February 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 6, 2014|History|0 comments

General & Comparative A cultural history of the human body / [general editors, Linda Kalof and William Bynum]. The encyclopedia of global human migration / edited by Immanuel Ness. Africa Orán-Mazalquivir, 1589-1639: una sociedad española en la frontera de Berbería / Beatriz Alonso Acero.  Where the Negroes are masters: an African port in the era of the slave trade / Randy J. Sparks. The ancient Red Sea port of Adulis

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Religions – December 2013 and January 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 3, 2014|Religions|0 comments

General & Comparative Bible and cinema: an introduction / Adele Reinhartz. Thin description: ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem / John L. Jackson, Jr. First light: a history of creation myths from Gilgamesh to the God particle / G.R. Evans.  Anatheism: returning to God after God / Richard Kearney. The dynamics of coexistence in the Middle East: negotiating boundaries between Christians, Muslims, Jews and Samaritans in Palestine /

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History – December 2013 and January 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 27, 2014|History|0 comments

General & Comparative Farewell to Salonika: city at the crossroads / Leon Sciaky. Transatlantic slavery: an introduction / [text by Richard Benjamin … and David Fleming]. Borders: a very short introduction / Alexander C. Diener and Joshua Hagen.  Red stamps and gold stars: fieldwork dilemmas in upland socialist Asia / edited by Sarah Turner Early modern things: objects and their histories, 1500-1800 / edited by Paula Findlen. Medicine and colonialism:

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