The following is a selective list of new titles received for the History collections in SOAS Library during June 2016 Click on the hyperlink to go through to the SOAS Library catalogue Comparative and thematic The triumph of numbers: how counting shaped modern life / I. Bernard Cohen. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10011055 Sex and control: venereal disease, colonial physicians, and indigenous agency in German colonialism, 1884-1914 / Daniel J. Walther – .
Comparative and thematic A noble death: suicide and martyrdom among Christians and Jews in antiquity / Arthur J. Droge, James D. Tabor. Bones: ancient men and modern myths / Lewis R. Binford ; with a foreword by F. Clark Howell The study of religion under the impact of fascism / edited by Horst Junginger Hermeneutics, politics, and the history of religions: the contested legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade
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
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations “From Gilead to Edom”: studies in the archaeology and history of Jordan in honor of Denyse Homès-Fredericq on the occasion of her eightieth birthday / edited by Ingrid Moriah Swinnen and Eric Gubel. Ur: the city of the moon god / by Harriet Crawford Cultures in comparison: religion and politics in ancient Mediterranean regions / edited by Thomas R. Kämmerer and Mait Koiv. Traditions of written
Comparative and thematic Sharing sacred spaces in the Mediterranean: Christians, Muslims, and Jews at shrines and sanctuaries / edited by Dionigi Albera and Maria Couroucli. Heirs to forgotten kingdoms: journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East / Gerard Russell After secularism: rethinking religion in global politics / Erin K. Wilson (also available as an e-book) Buddhism Muktālatāvadānam of Ksẹmendra : Sanskrit text, Tibetan version with Hindi, English translations
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
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Engraved on stone: Mesopotamian cylinder seals and seal inscriptions in the old Babylonian period / by Rony Feingold. – Nineveh and its remains: the gripping journals of the man who discovered the buried Assyrian cities / Austen Henry Layard. [reprint of work originally published in 1849] Remembering the dead in the ancient Near East: recent contributions from bioarchaeology and mortuary archaeology / [edited by] Benjamin W.
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Critical approaches to ancient Near Eastern art / edited by Brian A. Brown and Marian H. Feldman. Exploring the narrative: Jerusalem and Jordan in the Bronze and Iron Ages / edited by Eveline van der Steen, Jeanette Boertien, Noor Mulder-Hymans. Ancient Iran and its neighbours: local developments and long-range interactions in the fourth millennium BC / edited by Cameron A. Petrie. L’economia dell’antica Mesopotamia (III-I millennio
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
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Iron Age hieroglyphic Luwian inscriptions / by Annick Payne. Administrative Ur III texts in the British Museum / Marcel Sigrist, Tohru Ozaki The photographs of the American Palestine Exploration Society / [compiled] by Rachel Hallote, Felicity Cobbing, and Jeffrey B. Spurr. Beyond Hatti : a tribute to Gary Beckman / edited by Billie Jean Collins and Piotr Michalowski. A glossary of Hurrian and Kassite / Arnaud