Some book reviews of recent publications in SOAS Library

By Mary Fisk|May 11, 2017|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions|0 comments

(1) Mohammed Gharipour, ed. Sacred Precincts: The Religious Architecture of Non-Muslim Communities across the Islamic World. Leiden: Brill, 2015. xxxviii + 542 pp. $254.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-27906-3. Reviewed by Nancy Demerdash-Fatemi (Princeton University) Published on H-AMCA (April, 2017) This “prodigious compilation” also underscores the growing need for more studies in global art and architectural histories, ones which investigate how aspects of trade, exchange, circulation, reception, transmission, as well as processes of

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2nd ICANNE Proceedings (International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East) now available online

By Mary Fisk|April 6, 2017|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology|0 comments

With thanks to the Agade mailing list for bringing the online publication of these conference proceedings to our attention. Note: All OrientLab online publications can be found at http://www.orientlab.net/pubs/ The original Agade posting was as follows: The long-delayed publication of the 2nd ICAANE Proceedings has now been achieved in the online open access series OrientLab Special Issues (one may refer to the Preface in vol. 1 for an account of the editorial

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Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica : new acquisitions February & March 2017

By Mary Fisk|March 31, 2017|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Religions|0 comments

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies, Semitics and Judaica during February and March 2017. 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 accessible

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New Books on Southeast Asia recently arrived in SOAS Library

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|February 28, 2017|Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, Development Studies, Economics, History, Politics and International Relations, Religions, South East Asia|0 comments

The politics of Shari’a law : Islamist activists and the state in democratizing Indonesia / Michael Buehler. Landscape, memory, and post-violence in Cambodia / James A. Tyner. Foundations of Islamic governance : a Southeast Asian perspective / Maszlee Malik. Migration, micro-business and tourism in Thailand : highlanders in the city / Alexander Trupp. (Ebook) Unresolved border, land and maritime disputes in Southeast Asia bi- and multilateral conflict resolution approaches and

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Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica: new acquisitions December 2016 and January 2017

By Mary Fisk|January 31, 2017|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Politics and International Relations, Religions|0 comments

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies, Semitics and Judaica during December 2016 and January 2017. 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 E-book content is accessible to SOAS

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History: new book acquisitions in October / November 2016

By Mary Fisk|December 1, 2016|Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of new titles, both print and electronic, acquired by SOAS Library for the History collections in October / November 2016. Please note that only SOAS staff and students will have access to e-books Comparative and thematic The Silk Road: a new history with documents / Valerie Hansen – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10046376 A global history of modern historiography / Georg G. Iggers, Q. Edward Wang and Supriya Mukherjee –

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Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica: new book acquisitions in October / November 2016

By Mary Fisk|December 1, 2016|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

This is a selection of new titles (print and electronic) acquired by SOAS Library for the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica collections. This section of the Library also includes material on modern Israeli / Palestinian studies. Please note that only SOAS staff and students will have access to e-books Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations Lettres en akkadien de la “Maison d’urtēnu” : fouilles de 1994 / Sylvie Lackenbacher et Florence

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November launch of ‘South Asia Series’ talks at the British Library

By Farzana Whitfield|November 7, 2016|Art and Archaeology, History, Literature, Music, Media and Film Studies, South Asia|0 comments

Nathaniel Halhed’s ‘A Grammar of the Bengal Language’ (Hoogly, 1778). British Library, T 6863. This November sees an exciting series of talks taking place at the British Library centering around the British Library’s South Asia collections and the Two Centuries of Indian Print digitisation project. The talks will bring cutting research to the forefront including discursive debates with academics, curators and researchers from the UK and beyond. Themes include lithographs, manuscripts

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Selected new acquisitions for the Study of Religions and Philosophy: June 2016

By Mary Fisk|July 4, 2016|Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions|0 comments

The following is a selective list of new titles received in SOAS Library for the Study of Religions and Philosophy during June 2016 Click on the hyperlink to go through to the SOAS Library catalogue entry Comparative and thematic God & apple pie: religious myths and visions of America / Christopher Buck ; introduction by J. Gordon Melton – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10017205  Buddhism The body incantatory: spells and the ritual imagination in

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