New ISAW Library Titles: February 2015

By David Ratzan

A list of books added to the ISAW Library in February 2015 is now available online both on the ISAW Library website and our Zotero library of new items.

Please note that we have improved the presentation of our new titles list online by sorting according to thematic topics (e.g., "East Asia" and "Ancient Near East, Egypt, & Asia Minor"). Within each topic, the titles are organized according to Library of Congress classification. This should make the list easier to scan. 

The lion's share of the 314 titles added to the ISAW collection in February 2015 came from the libraries of Natasha Eilenberg (Southeast Asia) and Miriam and Hayim Tadmor (Assyriology and Biblical Studies). Among these is a new addition to our Antiquarian Collection in the Oak Room, pictured at right: Claudius James Rich's Narrative of a Journey to the Site of Babylon in 1811, an 1839 volume combining Rich's two separate memoirs of his Babylonian expedition, first published in 1818. We also cataloged several books related to Central Asian Studies, many in Russian, as part of push to improve our holdings in this key area of research at ISAW.

As always, the titles added to the ISAW Library for the entire 2014-2015 academic year may be found both on our website and in our Zotero library.

If you have any comments or suggestions about our recent acquisitions or the associated Zotero library, please feel free to contact us. Until then, please follow our progress on Facebook and Twitter.