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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Study of Religions & Philosophy at SOAS: a selection of new titles received April & May 2016

By Mary Fisk|May 25, 2016|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, China and Inner Asia, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions, South Asia|0 comments

This is a selective list of titles received on themes relating to the study of religions and philosophy during April and May 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the entry on the SOAS Library catalogue RELIGIONS Comparative and thematic Subverting global myths: theology and the public issues shaping our world / Vinoth Ramachandra – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10013191 Sociology of religion, morals (philosophy), ethics (philosophy) Death, ritual and belief: the

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Religions and Philosophy collections: March additions

By Mary Fisk|March 31, 2016|China and Inner Asia, Japan, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions, South Asia|0 comments

This is a selection of titles (print and electronic) added to the Religions and Philosophy collections during March 2016. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the Library catalogue entry RELIGIONS Comparative and thematic Transforming the void: embryological discourse and reproductive imagery in East Asian religions / edited by Anna Andreeva and Dominic Steavu – https://library.soas.ac.uk/Record/10010509 China, Japan, comparative religious studies, religion and gender, sex (religious aspects), embryology (religious

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A Trial Access to E-Journal Database for Burma/Myanmar Studies

By Jotika Khur-Yearn|June 3, 2015|Anthropology and Sociology, Art and Archaeology, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Religions, South East Asia|0 comments

We now have a trial access to the online version of the Rare Journals of the Burma Research Society until the 2nd of July 2015. There are two options for you to access the online database: The link for on-campus access: http://portal.igpublish.com/iglibrary/  (no login required, when you are in SOAS buildings using SOAS Internet) The link for off-campus access: https://ezproxy.soas.ac.uk/login?url=http://portal.igpublish.com/iglibrary/ (login required with your normal SOAS Login) Note: external members

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Want to compare your Aristotle to your al-Farabi? Here’s the place…

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|December 11, 2014|Linguistics, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions|0 comments

The Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies is the result of a collaborative project at Harvard and Tufts University, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It assembles a wide range of Greek texts and their Arabic counterparts. It also includes a number of Arabic commentaries and important secondary sources. The texts in the corpus can be consulted individually or side by side with their translation. The majority of texts can

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Middle East & Islamic Studies : 15 Brill’s articles free accessible until 31 January 2015

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|November 10, 2014|Gender, Law, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions|0 comments

“The following articles are freely available until 31 January 2015!* Islamic Law in the Modern World Author: Aharon Layish Islamic Law and Society, (Volume 21, No. 3, pp. 276-307) An Epistemic Shift in Islamic Law Author: Aria Nakissa Islamic Law and Society, (Volume 21, No. 3, pp. 209-251) Reconstructing Archival Practices in Abbasid Baghdad Author: Maaike van Berkel Journal of Abbasid Studies, (Volume 1, No. 1, pp. 7-22) The Early

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Free access to three e-journals from Brill

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|September 25, 2013|Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions|0 comments

For all non-SOAS staff or students (SOAS staff and students, you do have access to all those already!), a little piece of good news: Brill Publishing offers free individual access to three journals in Middle East Studies, by  using an access token: – Journal of Muslims in Europe, using token number JOME4U (valid until 31 December 2013) – Journal of Sufi Studies, using token number JSS4U (valid until 31 December

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Michel de Montaigne [b.1533] – the first blogger?

By David Pearson|August 14, 2013|Philosophy|0 comments

Interesting stuff, listen to the podcast if nothing else… [ Reblogged from John Naughton’s Memex 1.1 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) While making breakfast this morning I listened to the latest episode of Nigel Warburton’s and David Edmond’s wonderful Philosophy Bites podcast — a discussion of Montaigne with Sarah Bakewell, whose lovely book on the essayist I have read and enjoyed. Like most all of the Philosophy Bites podcasts, this one was thought-provoking and accessible (and I heartily recommend

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