Some updates on 2 open access journals on Hebraica & the Ancient Near East

By Mary Fisk|May 12, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Literature|0 comments

Seferad: estudios hebraicos, sefardies y de Oriente Proximo is a Spanish journal, first published in 1941, on the history and culture of the Spanish Jewish community and the Sephardic diaspora, including Hebrew and Ladino language and literature. Open access content is currently from 2001 to 2013. SOAS Library has print holdings from 1941 onward at Per 5 / 49429 (Level F) Access is either via the Seferad website or AWOL

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – April 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 8, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

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

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Samuel Montagu and the Western Hebrew Library: online exhibition

By Mary Fisk|April 8, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

From the exhibition: The first Mishneh-Torah printed in Amsterdam (1702) (http://www.ochjs.ac.uk/mullerlibrary/digital_library/WHL/MT1.html) “The world of printed words: Samuel Montagu and the Western Hebrew Library” is a new online exhbition hosted by the Leopold Muller Memorial Library (Oxford Centre for Jewish and Hebrew Studies) In the 1890s, Sir Samuel Montagu (1832-1911), the banker, founder of the Federation of Synagogues and Liberal MP for Whitechapel, gave his private library of early Hebrew printed

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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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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – December 2013 and January 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|February 7, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Cyrus the Great: an ancient Iranian king / edited by Touraj Daryaee  “Thus speaks Ishtar of Arbela”: prophecy in Israel, Assyria, and Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian period / edited by Robert P. Gordon and Hans M. Barstad. Models of Mesopotamian landscapes: how small-scale processes contributed to the growth of early civilizations / edited by T.J. Wilkinson, McGuire Gibson and Magnus Widell  Literature as politics, politics as

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Religions – November 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 10, 2013|Religions|0 comments

The everlasting flame: Zoroastrianism in history and imagination / edited by Sarah Stewart [et al.]. The genesis of the bodhisattva ideal / Anālayo ; [Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg]. [also available as an e-book (open-access)] Ethnographies of doubt: faith and uncertainty in contemporary societies / edited by Mathijs Pelkmans. Death and reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism: in-between bodies / Tanya Zivkovic. Angels in late ancient Christianity / Ellen Muehlberger.

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Hebrew manuscripts digitization project at the British Library

By Mary Fisk|November 7, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Archival collections, History, Religions|0 comments

1250 of the 3000 plus Hebrew manuscripts in the British Library’s collection are to be digitized over the next three years in a project mainly funded by the Polonsky Foundation. The selected manuscripts will showcase the “creativity and intense social activities” of the Eastern and Western Jewish communities over 1000 years and will be available on open-access in their entirety For more information on the scope and content of the

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – July 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|July 31, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern civilizations Excavations at Tel Beth-Shean, 1989-1996 (Vol. 3 & Vol.4) Ebla and its landscape / edited by Paolo Malthiae & Nicolò Marchetti  Aspetti del sistema preposizionale dell’eblaita / Maria Vittoria Tonietti. The world of the Neo-Hittite kingdoms: a political and military history / Trevor Bryce. Linguistics studies in Phoenician: in memory of J. Brian Peckham / edited by Robert D. Holmstedt and Aaron Schade. The elements of

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History – May 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 30, 2013|History|0 comments

Women and slavery in the late Ottoman Empire: the design of difference / Madeline C. Zilfi.  Japan since 1945: from postwar to post-bubble / edited by Christopher Gerteis and Timothy S. George. [Also available as an e-book from Dawsonera] Chefferie coloniale et égalitarisme diola: les difficultés de la politique indigène de la France en basse-Casamance (Sénégal), 1828-1923 / Philippe Méguelle. Coming of age in nineteenth-century India: the girl-child and the

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – May 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 29, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Perché il male? : il problema della Mesopotamia antica / Claudio Saporetti ; con un contributo bibliografico di Giovanna Matini. Wissenskultur im Alten Orient Weltanschauung, Wissenschaften, Techniken, Technologien : 4. Internationales Colloquium der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft 20.-22. Februar 2002, Münster Im Auftrag des Vorstands der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft / unter Mitarbeit von Susanne Paulus [and] Hans Neumann. A manual of Hurrian / by Arnaud Fournet. La collezione orientale

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