This is a selection of new books acquired for the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica collections in SOAS Library during September 2016. Note that this subject area also includes modern Israeli / Palestinian studies Click on the hyperlink to view the record on the Library catalogue. E-books will only be accessible to SOAS staff and students Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations The SBL handbook of style: for biblical studies and
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 – .
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
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
Cultural encounters during the Crusades / edited by Kurt Villads Jensen, Kirsi Salonen, Helle Vogt. Monarchy and modernity in Egypt: politics, Islam and neo-colonialism between the wars / James Whidden. The military collapse of China’s Ming Dynasty, 1618-44 / by Kenneth M. Swope. Not even my name: from a death march in Turkey to a new home in America, a young girl’s true story of genocide and survival /
A search for sovereignty: law and geography in European empires, 1400-1900 / Lauren Benton Tidings from Zion: Helen Bentwich’s letters from Jerusalem, 1919-1931 / edited by Jenifer Glynn. Pacific worlds: a history of seas, peoples, and cultures / Matt K. Matsuda Victorian visions of global order: empire and international relations in nineteenth-century political thought / edited by Duncan Bell. The imperial security state: British colonial knowledge and empire-building in Asia
Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations The Ugaritic texts and the origins of West-Semitic literary composition / by Dennis Pardee Picturing the past: imaging and imagining the ancient Middle East / edited by Jack Green, Emily Teeter and John A. Larson Hammurabi of Babylon / Dominique Charpin Methoden zur Restaurierung von ungebrannten und gebrannten Keilschrifttafeln : gestern und heute / Carmen Gütschow Disaster and relief management = Katastrophen und ihre Bewältigung /
Arming the periphery: the arms trade in the Indian Ocean during the age of global empire / by Emrys Chew Posing for posterity: royal Indian portraits / Pramod Kumar K.G. ; foreword by H.R.H. Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur. (isbn 9781780762494) The company-state: corporate sovereignty and the early modern foundation of the British Empire in India / Philip J. Stern. Best of enemies: a history of US and Middle