History – July 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 20, 2014|History|0 comments

General & comparative Visualizing knowledge and creating meaning in ancient writing systems / edited by Shai Gordin State, faith, and nation in Ottoman and post-Ottoman lands / Frederick F. Anscombe Africa Contesting Caprivi: a history of colonial isolation and regional nationalism in Namibia Africa (4th edn) / edited by Maria Grosz-Ngaté, John H. Hanson, and Patrick O’Meara Dead was everything / Keith Smith The death penalty in Africa: foundations and

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South Asia – April 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 13, 2014|South Asia|0 comments

E-Books South Asian Feminisms / Ania Loomba, & Ritty A. Lukose. Public administration in South Asia : India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan / edited by Meghna Sabharwal and Evan M. Berman. Books Reform and productivity growth in India : issues and trends in the labour markets / Dibyendu Maiti. Development and public health in the Himalaya / edited by Ian Harper. Participolis : consent and contention in neoliberal urban India /

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History – March 2014.

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|April 15, 2014|History|0 comments

General & comparative The look of the past: visual and material evidence in historical practice / Ludmilla Jordanova. Visualizing beauty: gender and ideology in modern East Asia / edited by Aida Yuen Wong. A brief history of Chinese and Japanese civilizations [4th edition] / Conrad Schirokauer … [et al.]. Decolonisation: the British experience since 1945 [2nd edition] / Nicholas J. White. History on film/film on history [2nd edition] / Robert

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – February 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 10, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

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

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Book Review: China’s War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival / Mitter

By Mary Fisk|February 20, 2014|China and Inner Asia, History|0 comments

Rana Mitter’s most recent book China’s war with Japan, 1937 – 1945 : the struggle for survival (Allen Lane, 2013) is featured in the Institute of Historical Research’s latest Reviews in History The reviewer is Dr Aaron Moore from the University of Manchester, who writes “This book …  is therefore one of the best contributions to our current understanding of the war, particularly at the level of elite political actors such

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Law – November 2012 to November 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|January 9, 2014|Law|0 comments

Social and legal norms : towards a socio-legal understanding of normativity / by Matthias Baier. Property : meanings, histories and theories / Margaret Davies. Challenging diversity : rethinking equality and the value of difference / Davina Cooper. Normal life : administrative violence, critical trans politics, and the limits of law / Dean Spade. Foreign direct liability and beyond : exploring the role of tort law in promoting international corporate social

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History – November 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 6, 2013|History|0 comments

Macau: the formation of a global city / edited by C.X. George Wei. Cisneros y la conquista española del norte de África : cruzada, política y arte de la guerra / Beatriz Alonso Acero. Research methods for history / edited by Simon Gunn and Lucy Faire. [also available as an e-book from ebrary] From reliable sources: an introduction to historical methods / Martha Howell and Walter Prevenier. Women shall not

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – November 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 5, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

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

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – October 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 13, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

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

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Religions – October 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 12, 2013|Religions|0 comments

e-books The genesis of the bodhisattva ideal / Anālayo ; [Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg].  [open-access e-book via University of Hamburg] The Palaeolithic origins of human burial / Paul Pettitt [e-book via ebrary] Introduction to the history of Indian Buddhism / by Eugène Burnouf; translated by Katia Buffetrille and Donald S. Lopez Jr. [e-book via ebrary] Books Les religieuses et le culte de Marduk dans le royaume de

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