The following is a selective list of new titles received for the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica section of SOAS Library during June 2016. Please note that modern Israeli and Palestinian studies falls within this subject area Click on the hyperlink following each entry to go through to the SOAS Library catalogue Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations From the Mari archives: an anthology of Old Babylonian letters / Jack M.
(image from http://www.bl.uk/hebrew-manuscripts/articles/shedding-new-light-on-marginalia-mysteries) – free from copyright restrictions The British Library’s Hebrew Manuscripts Project official blog has been launched today. The blog showcases over 1000 years of Jewish culture and social life from across the world – from the Middle East to China, and from North Africa to Europe – with a key collection of digitized manuscripts in Hebrew from the British Library’s own collections accompanied by expert commentary and
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations A city from the dawn of history: Erbil in the cuneiform sources / by John MacGinnis. Présence et pouvoir hittites à Ougarit : le cas des DUMU.LUGAL / Charlotte Lebrun. Documents of Judean exiles and West Semites in Babylonia in the collection of David Sofer / by Laurie E. Pearce and Cornelia Wunsch. Life, death, and coming of age in Antiquity: individual rites of passage in
From today (22nd September) to 20th October, SOAS Library has free trial access to JSTOR’s Hebrew journals collection. These will be cross-searchable with other JSTOR content at http://www.jstor.org/. The scope of the collection covers a wide range of subjects from ancient history and religious studies, through literature to sociology, economics and public administration of contemporary Israel. Although primarily in Hebrew, journals also include abstracts and summaries of content in English.
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 /
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
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Approaching rituals in ancient cultures: Questioni di Rito: Rituali come Fonte di Conoscenza delle Religioni e delle Concezioni del Mondo nelle Culture Antiche, proceedings of the conference, November 28-30, 2011, Roma / edited by Claus Ambos and Lorenzo Verderame. Frühe Götterdarstellungen in Mesopotamien / Eva Andrea Braun-Holzinger Die Wahrsagekunst im Alten Orient : Zeichen des Himmels und der Erde / Stefan M. Maul Etudes Ougaritiques III
e-books Violence, nonviolence, and the Palestinian national movement / Wendy Pearlman. [e-book via Cambridge Books Online] Struggle and survival in Palestine/Israel / edited by Mark LeVine and Gershon Shafir. [e-book via ebrary] Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations De Hattusa à Memphis: Jacques Freu in honorem / Michel Mazoyer. Les religieuses et le culte de Marduk dans le royaume de Babylone / Lucile Barberon. Neo-Babylonian documents from Sippar pertaining to the cult
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
Islam The emergence of Islam : classical traditions in contemporary perspective / by Gabriel Said Reynolds The lineaments of Islam : studies in honor of Fred McGraw Donner / edited by Paul M Cobb Scripture and exegesis in early Imāmī-Shiism / by Meir M Bar-Asher Fatwa on terrorism and suicide bombings / Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri foreword by John L Esposito introduction by Joel S Hayward Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban :