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Recent and Forthcoming Publications by ISAW Community Members

By Marc LeBlanc

As part of ISAW's commitment to making specialized research on the ancient world widely available to other academics and the public, we encourage our community members to publish their work in a variety of venues, including monographs, edited volumes, and journals. We are pleased to share this list of recent and forthcoming publications by our faculty, staff, visiting research scholars, senior fellows, research associates, students, and scholar alumni.

Multiple ISAW Community Members:

R.S. Bagnall, C. Caputo, R. Casagrande-KimI. Soto, "New Evidence from Ostraca for the Dating of 4th Century CE Ceramic Assemblages," Bulletin de Liaison de la Céramique Égyptienne 27 (2017): 195-211. 

R.N. Spengler IIIN.F. Miller, R. Neef, P.A.Tourtellotte, and C. Chang, "Linking agriculture and exchange to social developments of the Central Asian Iron Age," Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 48 (2017): 295-308.

J. Steele and M. Ossendrijver, eds., Studies on the Ancient Exact Sciences in Honor of Lis Brack-Bernsen (Berlin Studies of the Ancient World 44; Berlin: Edition TOPOI, 2017).


Roger S. Bagnall:

R.S. Bagnall, ed., P. Nekrotaphoi: Undertakers of the Great Oasis (Graeco-Roman Memoirs, Suppl. 1; London: Egypt Exploration Society, 2017).

R.S. Bagnall and D.W. Rathbone, eds., Egypt from Alexander to the Copts: An Archaeological and Historical Guide, Revised and Updated Edition (Cairo and New York: American University in Cairo Press, 2017).

Daniel T. Potts:

W. Floor and D.T. PottsThe Persian Gulf: Khark: The Island's Untold Story (Washington DC: Mage Publishers, 2017).

D.T. Potts, "Achievement and misfortune: On the life and death of Friedrich Eduard Schulz (1799-1829)," Journal Asiatique 305:2 (2017): 249-270.

D.T. Potts, "Between myth and history: Susa and Memnon through the ages," DABIR 4 (2017): 15-35.

D.T. Potts, "Elamite Karintaš and Avestan Kvirinta: Some notes on the early history of Kerend," Iranian Studies 50:3 (2017): 345-367.

D.T. Potts, "Benjamin Basil Shee, Knight of the Lion and Sun (1803-1840)," Iran (2017).

D.T. Potts, "The lost Greek epitaph from Hārūnābād (aka Shāhābād, mod. Eslāmābād-e Gharb), Iran, and its elusive discoverer, ‘Mr. H’," Ash-Sharq 1:2 (2017): 294-312.

D.T. Potts, "Appointment in Apollonia," Anabasis: Studia Classica et Orientalia 8.

D.T. Potts, "The sale and lease of vineyards in Media Atropatene," in P.S. Avetisyan and Y. Grekyan, eds., Bridging times and spaces: Festschrift in honour of Gregory E. Areshian on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday (Oxford: Archaeopress, 2017), pp. 353-360. 

D.T. Potts, "Resource origins and resource movements in and around the Persian Gulf," in A. Scholz, M. Bartelheim, R. Hardenberg, and J. Staecker, eds. ResourceCultures: Sociocultural Dynamics and the Use of Resources – Theories, Methods, Perspectives (RessourcenKulturen 5; Tübingen, 2017), pp. 133-142.

D.T. Potts, "Pre-modern globalization and the rediscovery of Iranian antiquity," in T. Hodos, ed., The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization and Archaeology (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017), pp. 918-932.


David Levene:

D.S. Levene, "Rome Redeems Athens? Livy, the Peloponnesian War, and the Conquest of Greece," Ktèma 42 (2017): 75-86.

Eva von Dassow:

E. von Dassow, "Figure and Ground: Reading Ancient Near Eastern Sources," in E. Simpson, ed., The Adventure of the Illustrious Scholar: Papers Presented to Oscar White Muscarella (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 94; Leiden: Brill, 2018) 

E. von Dassow, "Diri and Sa at Alalah."  Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires 2017/2 (2017): 94-96.    

Zhan Zhang:

Z. Zhang, "Kings of Khotan during the Tang Dynasty," Bulletin of the Asia Institute 27 (2017): 149-159. 


Patrick Burns:

P.J. Burns, "Measuring and Mapping Intergeneric Allusion in Latin Poetry using Tesserae," Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities,, 2017, Special Issue on Computer- Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages. <hal-01282568v4>

Gabriel Mckee:

S. Jaffe Tane and G. Mckee"A Literary Fellowship": Relationships and Rivalries in 19th Century American Literature (New York: The Grolier Club, 2017).

Research Associates:

Gilles Bransbourg:

G. Bransbourg, “L’Asie mineure et la révolution monétaire augustéenne,” in F. Delrieux, ed., Auguste et l’Asie Mineure. Colloque, Bordeaux, 20-22 Novembre 2014 (Bordeaux: Ausonius, 2017), pp. 23-44. 

G. Bransbourg, “Le monnayage de Marc-Antoine dit « des préfets de la flotte » et l’apport de la collection Rick. B. Witschonke," in A. Burnett and A. Suspène, eds., Rome et les provinces. Monnayage et histoire. Mélanges en l’honneur de Michel Amandry (Paris: Ausonius, 2017), pp. 73-88.

G. Bransbourg, “Reddite quae sunt Caesaris, Caesari. The Late Roman Empire and the Dream of Fair Taxation," in R. Lizzi Testa, ed., Late Antiquity in Contemporary Debate (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017), pp. 80-112.

Claudia Chang:

C. ChangRethinking Prehistoric Central Asia: Shepherds, Farmers, and Nomads (London and New York: Routledge, 2017).

Judith Lerner:

J. Lerner, “Preliminary Remarks on an Achaemenid Seal with a Phrygian Inscription,” in F. Pedde and N. Shelley, eds., Assyromania and More. In Memoriam for Samuel M. Paley (Alter Orient und Altes Testament; Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, forthcoming).

J. Lerner, “The Achaemenid Parasol: Symbol of Authority and Element of Court Protocol,” in K.A. Nikname and A. Hozhabri, eds., Archaeology of [the] Historical Period of Iran (Tehran: Iran University Press, forthcoming).

J. Lerner, “The Visual Culture of Greater Iran: Some Examples of Kushano-Sasanian Art,” in Yuka Kadoi, ed., Persian Art: Image-making in Eurasia, 600-1900 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming), pp. 1-19.


Amber Jacob:

A. Jacob, “Demotic Pharmacology: An Overview of the Demotic Medical Manuscripts in the Papyrus Carlsberg Collection,” in N. Reggiani and F. Bertonazzi, eds., Parlare La Medicina: Fra Lingue E Culture, Nello Spazio E Nel Tempo. Atti Del Convegno Internazionale, Università Di Parma, 4-7 Settembre 2016 (Studi Sul Mondo Antico; Firenze: Le Monnier università, 2018).

Scholar Alumni:

Víctor Alonso Troncoso:

V. Alonso Troncoso, "Antigonus Monophthalmus and Alexander's Memory," in F.L. Gattinoni, ed., Alexander's Legacy: Atti del Convegno, Milano-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, settembre 2015 (Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2016), pp. 97-119.

V. Alonso Troncoso, "Theodor Mommsen y la expedición de César a Brigantium (61 a.C.)," in Libro Conmemorativo de los XXV Años de la fundación de la Asociación Alexander von Humboldt de España (Alcalá de Henares, 2017), pp. 101-108. 

V. Alonso Troncoso, "El relato eumés de las tres fuentes hermanas. ¿Un antiguo mito fluvial?", Anuario Brigantino 39 (2016): 113-120.

V. Alonso Troncoso, "Filipo II, Atenas y el derecho griego de alianzas," Revista Jurídica de Buenos Aires 42 (2017): 369-389.

V. Alonso Troncoso and M. Álvarez Rico, "Alexander's Tents and Camp Life," in S. Müller, T. Howe, H. Bowden, and R. Rollinger, eds., The History of the Argeads: New Perspectives (Classica et Orientalia 19; Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2017), pp. 113-124.

Jonathan Ben-Dov:

J. Ben-Dov, D. Stökl Ben Ezra, and A. Gayer, “Reconstruction of a Single Copy of the Qumran Cave 4 Cryptic-Script Serekh haEdah," Revue de Qumran 29:1 (2017): 21-77.

Jan Bremmer:

J. BremmerMaidens, Magic and Martyrs in Early ChristianityCollected Essays I (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017).

J. Bremmer, "From Heroes to Saints and from Martyrological to Hagiographical Discourse," in F. Heinzer, J. Leonhard, and R. von den Hoff, eds., Sakralität und Heldentum (Helden – Heroisierungen – Heroismen 6; Würzburg: Ergon, 2017), pp. 35-66.

J. Bremmer, "Lucian on Peregrinus and Alexander of Abonuteichos: A Sceptical View of Two Religious Entrepeneurs," in R.L. Gordon G. Petridou, and J. Rüpke, eds., Beyond Priesthood: Religious Entrepreneurs and Innovators in the Roman Empire (Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten 66; Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2017), pp. 47-76.

J. Bremmer, "Philosophy and the Mysteries," in C. Riedweg, ed., PHILOSOPHIA in der Konkurrenz von Schulen, Wissenschaften und Religionen. Zur Pluralisierung des Philosophie-begriffs in Kaiserzeit und Spätantike (Philosophie der Antike 34; Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter, 2017), pp. 99-126.

Tamara Chin:

T. Chin, “China’s Afro-Asian ‘Silk Road’ (1955-71): Reconnected Histories in Figural Time,” positions: asia critique (forthcoming).

T. Chin, “Colonization, Sinicization, and the Polyscriptic Northwest,” in W. Denecke, W. Li and X. Tian, eds., Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature (1000 BCE-900 CE) (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), pp. 477–493.

T. Chin, “What is Imperial Cosmopolitanism? Revisiting kosmopolitēs and mundanus,” in M. Lavan, R. Payne and J. Weisweiler, eds., Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local Elites and Cultural Integration in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 129–151.

Matteo Compareti:

M. ComparetiLa raffigurazione di divinità pre-cristiane nella produzione fittile dell’Armenia ellenistica (Venezia: Cafoscarina, 2017).

M. ComparetiSamarkand: The Center of the World: Proposals for the Indentification of the Afrāsyāb Paintings, (Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers, 2016).

M. ComparetiDawn of Samarkand: Artistic Interaction between Sogdiana, China, Persia, India and Byzantium, Chinese (Guilin: Li Jiang chu ban she, 2016).

M. Compareti, "La raffigurazione della 'gloria iranica' nell’arte persiana e la sua distinzione dall’uccello fenice/simurgh," Archivi di Studi Indo-Mediterranei 6 (2016): 1-32.

M. Compareti, "Flying over Boundaries Auspicious Birds in Sino-Sogdian Funerary Art," in S. Pellò, ed., Borders: Itineraries on the Edges of Iran (Venezia: Ca' Foscari, 2016), pp. 119-153.

M. Compareti, "The Winged Creatures on Sino-Sogdian Monuments and Their Central Asian Antecedents," in Rong Xinjiang and Luo Feng, eds., Sogdians in China: New Evidence in Archaeological Finds and Unearthed Texts (Beijing, 2016), pp. 71-80 (in Chinese).

M. Compareti, "Observations on the Rock Reliefs at Taq-i Bustan: A Late Sasanian Monument along the 'Silk Road'," The Silk Road 14 (2016): 71-83.

M. Compareti, "Nana and Tish in Sogdiana: The Adoption from Mesopotamia of a Divine Couple," Dabir 4 (2017): 1-7.

M. Compareti, "The Representation of non-Buddhist Deities in Khotanese Paintings and Some Related Problems," The Journal of the International Silk Road Studies 1 (2017): 187-206 (in Chinese).

Pam Crabtree:

P. Crabtree, "The value of studying large faunal collections using traditional zooarchaeological methods: a case study from Anglo-Saxon England," in C. Giovas and M. LeFebvre, eds., Zooarchaeology in Practice: Case Studies in Methodology and Interpretation in Archaeofaunal Analysis (New York: Springer, 2017), pp. 173-188.

P. Crabtree, E. Reilly, B. Wouters, Y. Devos, T. Bellens and A. Schryvers, "Environmental Evidence from Early Urban Antwerp: New Data from Archaeology, Micromorphology, Macrofauna and Insect Remains," Quaternary International 460 (2017): 107-123. 

M. Rizetto, P. Crabtree, & U. Albarella, "Livestock changes at the beginning and end of the Roman Period in Britain: Issues of acculturation, adaptation, and ‘improvement’," European Journal of Archaeology 20:3 (2017): 535-556.

J.J. Piro and P. Crabtree, "Zooarchaeological evidence for pastoralism in the Early Transcaucasian Culture," in M. Mashkour and M. Beech, eds., Archaeozoology of the Near East 9 (Oxford: Oxbow, 2017), pp. 273-283.

P. Crabtree, "Rethinking Dairying in the Irish Iron Age," in P. Rowley-Conwy, P. Halstead, and D. Serjeantson, eds., Economic Zooarchaeology: Studies in Hunting, Herding and Early Agriculture (Oxford: Oxbow, 2017), pp. 143-147.

P. Crabtree and D.V. Campana, "Where are our goats?", in J. Lev-Tov, A. Gilbert, and P. Hesse, eds., The Wide Lens in Archaeology: Honoring Brian Hesse's Contributions to Anthropological Archaeology (Atlanta: Lockwood, 2018), pp. 389-399.

P. Crabtree, "The diet of Ipswich from the Middle Saxon through the Medieval Periods," in A. Choyke and G. Jaritz, eds., Animaltown: Beasts in Medieval Urban Space (Oxford: BAR International Series, 2017).

Muriel Debié:

F.B. Chatonnet and M. DebiéLe Monde syriaque: Sur les routes d'un christianisme ignoré (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2017).

M. Debié, "Les controverses miaphysites en Arabie et le Coran," in F. Ruani. ed., Les controverses religieuses en syriaque (Études syriaques 13; Paris: Geuthner, 2016), p. 137-156.

M. Debié, "Christians in the Service of the Caliph: Through the Looking-Glass of Communal identities," in A. Borrut and F. Donner, eds., Christians and Others in the Umayyad State (LAMINE 1; Chicago: University of Chicago, 2016), p. 53-71.

Lidewijde de Jong:

L. de JongThe Archaeology of Death in Roman Syria: Burial, Commemoration, and Empire (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Damián Fernández:

D. Fernández, Aristocrats and Statehood in Western Iberia, 300-600 C.E. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017).

Sabine R. Huebner:

S.R. HuebnerPapyri, Everyday History and the Gospels. An Introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).

S.R. Huebner and Christian Laes, eds., The Single Life in the Roman and Later Roman Worlds (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Valeriya Kozlovskaya:

V. Kozlovskaya, ed., The Northern Black Sea in Antiquity: Networks, Connectivity, and Cultural Interactions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Bill Mak:

M. Geslani, B.M. Mak, M. Yano, and K. Zysk, “Garga and early astral science in India,” History of Science in South Asia 5:1 (2017): 151-191.

B.M. Mak, “Bhaṭṭotpala and Scientific Learning in Tenth Century Kashmir,” Journal of Indological Studies (forthcoming).

Annalisa Marzano:

A. Marzano and G. Métraux, eds., The Roman Villa in the Mediterranean Basin: Late Republic to Late Antiquity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Maya Maskarinec:

M. MaskarinecCity of Saints: Rebuilding Rome in the Early Middle Ages (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). 

Franziska Naether:

C. Böhme and F. Naether, eds., Bekriegt. Besetzt. Bereichert. Ägypten zwischen Spätzeit und Spätantike. Begleitheft zur Ausstellung im Ägyptischen Museum Leipzig, 7. September bis 10. Dezember 2017 (Leipzig, 2017).

N.C. Pausch, F. Naether, and K.F. Krey, "Tutanchamuns Gebiss und Kieferrelation," Deutsche Zahnärztliche Zeitschrift 71:1 (2017): 86-87.

John Nicholas Reid:

J.N. Reid, "The Birth of the Prison: Functions of Imprisonment in Early Mesopotamia," Journal of Ancient Near Eastern History 4 (forthcoming).

J.N. Reid, "The Children of Slaves in Early Mesopotamian Laws and Edicts," Revue d'assyriologie et d'archéologie orientale 111 (2017): 9-23.

J.N. Reid, "Cuneiform Tablets of the University of Mississippi Museum," Akkadica 138 (2017): 153-180.

J.N. Reid and K. Wagensonner, "Let the Algar Be Played: A New Manuscript of Šu-Suen B,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 76:2 (2017): 249-264.

Ian Rutherford:

I. Rutherford, ed., Greco-Egyptian Interactions: Literature, Translation, and Culture, 500 BCE-300 CE (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016).

S. Hitch and I. Rutherford, eds., Animal Sacrifice in the Greek World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Juan Manuel Tebes:

R. Flammini and J.M. Tebes, eds., Interrelaciones e identidades culturales en el Cercano Oriente Antiguo (Buenos Aires: Instituto Multidisciplinario de Historia y Ciencias Humanas-CONICET, 2016).  

J.M. Tebes, "Late Bronze/Iron Age Extramural Shrines of the Arid Southern Levant and the Syro-Arabian Desert Cultic Architecture," in M. Luciani, ed., The Archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula 2: Connecting the Evidence. Proceedings of the International Workshop held in Vienna on April 25, 2016 (Oriental and European Archaeology; Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, forthcoming 2018).

J.M. Tebes, "Memories of humiliation, cultures of resentment towards Edom and the formation of ancient - Jewish national identity," Nations and Nationalism (2017). 

J.M. Tebes, "Desert Place-Names in Numbers 33:34, Assurbanipal’s Arabian Wars and the Historical Geography of the Biblical Wilderness Toponymy," Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 43:2 (2017): 65-96.

J.M. Tebes, "Iconographies of the Sacred and Power of the Desert Nomads: A Reappraisal of the Desert Rock Art of the Late Bronze/Iron Age Southern Levant and Northwestern Arabia," Die Welt des Orients 47:1 (2017): 4-24.

J.M. Tebes, "Quelques suggestions sur les toponymes ‘édomites’ du Cylindre Rassam (Prisme A) d’Assurbanipal," Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires 2016/3 (2016): 127-130.

J.M. Tebes, "The Kingdom of Edom?: A Critical Reappraisal of the Edomite State Model," in I. Milevski and T.E. Levy, eds., Framing Archaeology in the Near East: The Application of Social Theory to Fieldwork (New Directions in Anthropological Archaeology; Sheffield: Equinox, 2016), pp. 113-122.

Kevin van Bladel:

K.T. van BladelFrom Sasanian Mandaeans to Ṣābians of the Marshes (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017).

Marja Vierros:

M. Vierros and E. Henriksson, ”Preprocessing Greek Papyri for Linguistic Annotation,” Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities (Special Issue on Computer-Aided Processing of Intertextuality in Ancient Languages).

Zeev Weiss: 

O.Tal and Z. Weiss, eds., Expressions of Cult in the Southern Levant in the Greco-Roman Period: Manifestations in Text and Material Culture (Turnhout: Brepols, 2017).

Xin Wu:

X. Wu, “Ruling the Unrule-able: Bactria in the Achaemenid Empire," in K.O. Weber, E. Hite, L. Khatchadourian, and A.T. Smith, eds., Fitful Histories and Unruly Publics: Rethinking Temporality and Community in Eurasian Archaeology (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017), pp. 258-287.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications by ISAW Community Members

C. Chang, Rethinking Prehistoric Central Asia: Shepherds, Farmers, and Nomads (London and New York: Routledge, 2017).