Religions: recent acquisitions for SOAS Library, April & May 2018

By Mary Fisk|May 25, 2018|Philosophy, Religions|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Study of Religions collections during April and May 2018. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that E-book content is accessible to SOAS staff and students only, with institutional log-in Comparative and thematic T&T Clark reader in Kierkegaard as theologian / edited by Lee C. Barrett. –

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Religions and Philosophy: new acquisitions in SOAS Library for June & July 2017

By Mary Fisk|July 31, 2017|Africa, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions, South Asia|

RELIGIONS This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Study of Religions collections during June and July 2017. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that E-book content is accessible to SOAS staff and students only, with institutional log-in     Comparative and thematic L’Archeologia del sacro e l’archeologia del culto: Sabratha, Ebla, Ardea, Lanuvio

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Study of Religions: new acquisitions April & May 2017

By Mary Fisk|June 8, 2017|Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Study of Religions collections during April and May 2017. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that E-book content is accessible to SOAS staff and students only, with institutional log-in Comparative and thematic Demons and illness from antiquity to the early-modern period / edited by Siam Bhayro

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Book review: Syriac Christians and the early Muslim world

By Mary Fisk|May 27, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

SOAS Library recently acquired Michael Penn’s Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015) This  review of Envisioning Islam (by Christopher Sahner, of St John’s College, Cambridge) has just been posted on Indiana University’s The Medieval Review, calling the book a “mighty achievement” in its study of the non-Muslim sources on Islamic origins through the large body of Syriac

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Religions – September and October 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 5, 2015|Religions|

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

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New resource for Syriac studies on the web (syri.ac)

By Mary Fisk|August 13, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, History, Religions|0 comments

A section of British Library Add. MS. 14,425, a copy of the Peshitta, which is the Syriac translation of the Bible. The scribe of this manuscript added that it was written at Amida in AD 464. This excerpt contains the text of Exodus 13:14-16. (via Wikimedia Commons at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peshitta464.jpg) syri.ac : an annotated bibliography of Syriac resources online (hosted by the University of Oklahoma) has been developed from Resources for Syriac studies

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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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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica – April 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 13, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Canaanite religion according to the liturgical text of Ugarit [2nd edn ] / Gregorio del Olmo Lete. Transl. by W. G. E. Watson. Knowledge and wisdom: archaeological and historical essays in honour of Leah Di Segni / edited by Giovanni C. Bottini, L. Daniel Chrupcala, Joseph Patrich Memory and the city in ancient Israel / edited by Diana V. Edelman and Ehud Ben Zvi. Prophétisme et

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Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica – August 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|September 30, 2013|Middle East, Central Asia and Islamica|0 comments

Islam Interpreting Avicenna : critical essays / edited by Peter Adamson. In the age of Averroes : Arabic philosophy in the sixth/twelfth century / edited by Peter Adamson. Islamic thought in the dialogue of cultures : a historical and bibliographical survey / By Hans Daiber. Tales of God’s friends : Islamic hagiography in translation / edited by John Renard. Striving in the path of God : Jihād and Martyrdom in

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Religions – May 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|May 30, 2013|Religions|0 comments

E-books Encyclopedia of Hinduism / edited by Denise Cush, Catherine Robinson, Michael York. Books The logic of law-making in Islam: women and prayer in the legal tradition / Behnam Sadeghi. Receptacle of the sacred: illustrated manuscripts and the Buddhist book cult in South Asia / Jinah Kim. Not quite shamans: spirit worlds and political lives in northern Mongolia / Morten Axel Pedersen. Inquisition in early Islam: the competition for political

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