World Ikat Textiles exhibition in the Brunei Gallery

By Farzana Whitfield|April 19, 2016|Africa, Art and Archaeology, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

A major new exhibition has opened in the Brunei Gallery of World IKAT textiles presented by The World Crafts Council and The World Crafts Council Asia Pacific. It is curated by Edric Ong and Manjari Nirula. The exhibition celebrates the rich legacy of Ikat, an age old textile technique stretching across the continents of the world. This unique collection brings together an array of some of the priceless pieces of

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Church Missionary Society Periodicals: free trial of digital resource

By Mary Fisk|March 2, 2016|Africa, Archival collections, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

  The College of the Church Missionary Society in Islington (London) – image via Wikimedia Commons (,_Metropolitan_Improvements_%281828%29,_p293.jpg) The new Church Missionary Society Periodicals collection from digital resource provider Adam Matthew allows library users to browse archives of publications from the Church Missionary Society (CMS), the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society and latterly the South American Missionary Society covering the whole scope of their missionary activity from 1804 to 2009 Founded in 1799,

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Trial access to Eastlaws database: full text case law & legislation from the Middle East & North Africa

By Bob Burns|February 10, 2016|Africa, Law, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

From February 8 until March 8 SOAS has trial access to Eastlaws, a full text Arabic language database of legislation and court rulings covering a large number of Middle East & North African countries. Eastlaws includes over 1 million pieces of legislation and over 160.000 court rulings across all jurisdictions. Countries covered include: Algeria Bahrain Egypt Iraq Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Morocco Oman Palestine Saudi Arabia Sudan Syria Tunisia United

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History – November 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 18, 2015|History|

Comparative and thematic The Palgrave encyclopedia of imperialism and anti-imperialism / edited by Immanuel Ness and Zak Cope In the museum of man: race, anthropology, and empire in France, 1850-1950 / Alice L. Conklin The global transformation of time: 1870-1950 / Vanessa Ogle The past is a foreign country – revisited / David Lowenthal Africa Pan-African themes Hunting Africa: British sport, African knowledge, and the nature of empire / Angela

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History – September and October 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 3, 2015|History|

Comparative and thematic The origins of the modern world: a global and environmental narrative from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century [3rd edition] / Robert B. Marks.-[also available in print] The Silk Roads: a new history of the world / Peter Frankopan Goods from the East, 1600-1800: trading Eurasia / [edited by] Maxine Berg ; with Felicia Gottman Hanna Hodacs, & Chris Nierstrasz  Subverting empire: deviance and disorder in the

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History – August 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|September 3, 2015|History|

Comparative and thematic Essaying the past: how to read, write, and think about history / Jim Cullen. –[2 edn]  [also available as an e-book] Using film as a source / Sian Barber Controversial history education in Asian contexts / edited by Mark Baildon, Loh Kah Seng, Ivy Maria Lim, Gül Inanç, and Junaidah Jaffar– China and Tibet Japanese Taiwan: colonial rule and its contested legacy / edited by Andrew D.

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History – June and July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 7, 2015|History|0 comments

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

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – June and July 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 6, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Altbabylonisches Lehrbuch [2nd edition] / Michael P. Streck The witchcraft series Maqlû / by Tzvi Abusch The gods rich in praise: early Greek and Mesopotamian religious poetry / Christopher Metcalf Following the Man of Yamhad: settlement and territory at Old Babylonian Alalah / by Jacob Lauinger Ancient Assyria: a very short introduction / Karen Radner Incantation and anti-witchcraft texts from Ugarit / Gregorio del Olmo Lete

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Religions – April 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 15, 2015|Religions|0 comments

Comparative and thematic Religious identities in the Levant from Alexander to Muhammed : continuity and change / edited by Michael Blömer, Achim Lichtenberger, Rubina Raja. From your gods to our gods: a history of religion in Indian, South African, and British courts / Marco Ventura The end of conceit: western rationality after postcolonialism / Patrick Chabal. [also available as a e-book] After secularism: rethinking religion in global politics / Erin

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History – April 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 14, 2015|History|0 comments

Comparative and thematic histories Mapping the end of empire: American and British strategic visions in the postwar world / Aiyaz Husain. History and popular memory: the power of story in moments of crisis / Paul A. Cohen. The lifeblood of war: logistics in armed conflict / Julian Thompson. Empires of vision: a reader / Martin Jay and Sumathi Ramaswamy, eds. The Princeton companion to Atlantic history / editor, Joseph C.

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