History: new acquisitions April & May 2017

By Mary Fisk|June 8, 2017|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the History 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 Artist and empire: (en)countering colonial legacies / editor, Low Sze Wee. – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10052741 A history of

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Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica: new acquisitions April and May 2017

By Mary Fisk|June 8, 2017|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, History, Religions|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library in the field of Ancient Near Eastern studies, Semitics and Judaica during April and May 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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Asia House Literature Festival- 2017

By Farzana Whitfield|May 12, 2017|China and Inner Asia, History, Korea, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

I had the great pleasure of attending the author Elif Safak’s Room for Rumi event last night which brought her engaging new novel: The Forty Rules of Love: A novel of Rumi to life through a literary exchange. It was a stimulating discussion about mysticism, faith, sufism, writing, hope and love. The Asia House literature festival (9-26th May) is a jam packed event covering stories and literary journeys from many

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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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Access South Africa – trial available until 25 May 2017

By dsw|May 5, 2017|Africa, History, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

SOAS Library has arranged trial access to the news resource Access South Africa. The trial is available until 25 May 2017. Access South Africa provides full text news articles (current and archived) which can be used to pinpoint sources, compare perspectives and track subjects historically and geographically. It includes more than 120 titles from seven provinces, including titles such as Mail & Guardian, Beeld, The Citizen, City Press, The Witness, Son, Daily Sun, Hermanus

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Selected papers from the personal library of Colin Legum, 1919-2003 – trial available until 1st May 2017

By dsw|April 5, 2017|Africa, History, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The Library has arranged trial access to:   Selected papers from the personal library of Colin Legum, 1919-2003    Colin Legum was a South African-born journalist and anti-apartheid activist. This archive brings together a wealth of material relating to the modern development of South Africa, with particular reference to the anti-apartheid movement. On-campus access The trial is available until 1st May 2017.  Please send any feedback to Dawn Wright (dw3@soas.ac.uk) or

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Trial of African Blue Books of Statistics, 1821-1953 – available until 1 May 2017

By dsw|April 5, 2017|Africa, Economics, History, Politics and International Relations|0 comments

The Library has arranged trial access to: African Blue Books of Statistics, 1821-1953 – trial available until 1 May 2017 ‘Blue Book’ is the name given to the annual statistical reports of the former British colonies in Africa. Colonial regulations issued in 1843 state: ‘The Annual Blue Book containing accounts of the Civil Establishment, of the Colonial Revenue and Expenditure and of various statistical particulars, etc. … must be filled

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History: new acquisitions February & March 2017

By Mary Fisk|March 31, 2017|Africa, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the History collections during February and March 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 The great convergence: information technology and the new globalization / Richard Baldwin – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10055303 Medicine and

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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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