Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica: new acquisitions for December 2017 & January 2018

By Mary Fisk|January 31, 2018|Ancient Near East, Ancient Near East Semitics & Judaica, Art and Archaeology, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religion|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies, Semitics and Judaica during December 2017 and January 2018. Please note that this section of the Library also includes material on the history and politics of modern Israel / Palestine. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that e-book content is

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Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica at SOAS: a selection of new titles received April & May 2016

By Mary Fisk|May 25, 2016|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Religions|0 comments

This is a selective list of new books received on topics relating to the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica during April and May 2016. Please note that some of these titles may be shelved in the Art and Archaeology section (Level D) and that this section also includes books on modern Israeli / Palestinian studies (Level B) Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Iconography of “Neo-Hittite” seals / by Agata Kubala

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – September and October 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 2, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Preludes to urbanism: the Late Chalcolithic of Mesopotamia / edited by Augusta McMahon, Harriet Crawford – Der Garten in neusumerischer Zeit / Karen Focke – Garden administration in the Girsu province during the Neo-Sumerian period / Angela Greco – History of ancient Israel, archaeology, and Bible collected essays = Geschichte Israels, Archäologie und Bibel : gesammelte Aufsätze / Hermann Michael Niemann ; herausgegeben von Meik Gerhards

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Open access monographs from the Oriental Institute (University of Chicago)

By Mary Fisk|January 29, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology|0 comments

Assyrian king hunting lions [Image from: ; Attribution: By William C. Morey (Outlines of Greek History, pg. 40) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons] The Oriental Institute Assyriological Monographs (AS) volumes 1-27 (1932-2007) are available on the Oriental Institute website Topics include cuneiform studies (Akkadian, Babylonian, Sumerian, Amorite and Hittite) and studies of the civilizations of Ur, Sumer, Nippur and the Hittites Click here to access the papers    

Open-access books from the British Institute for the Study of Iraq

By Mary Fisk|April 11, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology|0 comments

Apkallu, a winged genius with the head of a bird, from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Nimrud. Image from Wikimedia Commons: As a precursor to making all of its new publications available for free download, the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI) has released a selected of volumes from its back catalogue on open-access (PDF download) These currently are: Series: Cuneiform Texts from Nimrud (click here to access the

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