Study of Religions: new acquisitions December 2016 – January 2017

By Mary Fisk|January 31, 2017|Religions|0 comments

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Study of Religions 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 Natural law: a Jewish, Christian, and Islamic trialogue / Anver M. Emon, Matthew

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Religions and Philosophy: new book acquisitions for SOAS Library in October / November 2016

By Mary Fisk|December 1, 2016|Philosophy, Religions|0 comments

This is a selection of new titles (print and electronic) acquired by SOAS Library for the Religions and Philosophy collections in October and November 2016. Please note that only SOAS staff and students will have access to e-books RELIGIONS Comparative and thematic Sexuality in the Babylonian Talmud: Christian and Sasanian contexts in late antiquity / Yishai Kiel – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10050508 Spirituality and human nature / Donald Evans – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045483 Key terms

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Religions and Philosophy. New book acquisitions September 2016

By Mary Fisk|October 3, 2016|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of books acquired for the Study of Religions and Philosophy collections in SOAS Library during September 2016 Click on the hyperlink to view the record on the Library catalogue. E-books will only be accessible to SOAS staff and students RELIGIONS Comparative and thematic The mystic fable. Volume two, The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / Michel de Certeau ; text established and presented by Luce Giard ;

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History: New book acquisitions September 2016

By Mary Fisk|October 3, 2016|History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of books acquired for the History collections in SOAS Library during September 2016. Click on the hyperlink to view the record on the Library catalogue. E-books will only be accessible to SOAS staff and students Comparative and thematic The power of place: rulers and their palaces, landscapes, cities, and holy places / David Rollason – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045578 The white man’s world / Bill Schwarz – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10045701 The

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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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Book review: Syriac Christians and the early Muslim world

By Mary Fisk|May 27, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

SOAS Library recently acquired Michael Penn’s Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) This  review of Envisioning Islam (by Christopher Sahner, of St John’s College, Cambridge) has just been posted on Indiana University’s The Medieval Review, calling the book a “mighty achievement” in its study of the non-Muslim sources on Islamic origins through the large body of Syriac

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Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica at SOAS: a selection of new titles received April & May 2016

By Mary Fisk|May 25, 2016|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Religions|0 comments

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

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Study of Religions & Philosophy at SOAS: a selection of new titles received April & May 2016

By Mary Fisk|May 25, 2016|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, China and Inner Asia, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions, South Asia|0 comments

This is a selective list of titles received on themes relating to the study of religions and philosophy during April and May 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the entry on the SOAS Library catalogue RELIGIONS Comparative and thematic Subverting global myths: theology and the public issues shaping our world / Vinoth Ramachandra – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10013191 Sociology of religion, morals (philosophy), ethics (philosophy) Death, ritual and belief: the

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Religions and Philosophy collections: March additions

By Mary Fisk|March 31, 2016|China and Inner Asia, Japan, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions, South Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of titles (print and electronic) added to the Religions and Philosophy collections during March 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the Library catalogue entry RELIGIONS Comparative and thematic Transforming the void: embryological discourse and reproductive imagery in East Asian religions / edited by Anna Andreeva and Dominic Steavu – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10010509 China, Japan, comparative religious studies, religion and gender, sex (religious aspects), embryology (religious

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Archaeology and religion: two book reviews

By Mary Fisk|February 8, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

Two books recently acquired by SOAS Library have been reviewed online: Defining the Sacred: Approaches to the Archaeology of Religion in the Near East / edited by Nicola Laneri (Oxford: Oxbow, 2015) Reviewed by Aren M. Maeir (Bar-Ilan University) in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review An “excellent”  collection of studies “dealing with various cultures, finds, issues and periods, ranging from the early Neolithic period until the Iron Age“. Regions studied include ancient

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