New ISAW Library Titles: October 2016

By Gabriel McKee

A list of books added to the ISAW Library in October 2016 is now available online on the ISAW Library website. The titles are sorted in the website version according to thematic topics (e.g., "East Asia" and "Ancient Near East & Asia Minor"); and within each topic, the titles are organized according to Library of Congress classification. The authors and titles of works in non-Roman languages are given in their original script. This list is also available in Zotero library and as a browsable map created using Google Fusion Tables. This month's map makes use of Google's satellite imagery for even more precise representation of locations. [Update, February 2021: Our new map interface is now live. The October 2016 map is available here.] We recommend zooming in on places of interest, as many of the archaeological sites represented in our new titles titles are plainly visible at high magnification.

The 133 new items include a large number of new publications: about a fifth of this month's additions to the collection are titles released within the last two years. Among these are Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna by Roger S. Bagnall, Roberta Casagrande-Kim, Akın Ersoy, and Cumhur Tanrıver (Large Collection DS51.I9 G73 2016), Der Anu-Adad-Tempel in Assur by Peter Werner (Oversize Collection DS70.5.A7 W47 2016), the new edition of the Loeb Classical Library's nine-volume Early Greek Philosophy (Reference 3 Collection PA3612.A22 A225 2016 v.1-v.8), and the three-volume Proceedings of the 27th International Congress of Papyrology (Small Collection PA3339 .I5 2013 v.1-v.3). Supporting these new acquisitions are a number of retrospective additions, including complete sets of the Roman Inscriptions of Britain (Large Collection CN590.C65 1965 v.1-v.3) and the Roman Mosaics of Britain (Large Collection NA3770 .N434 2002 v.1-v.4). October also saw the addition of a number of older titles on the Caucasus and the Eurasian Steppe from the collections of Nina Garsoïan and Aleksandr Leskov. Many of these are scarce, such as Вoсточноукраинская лeсoстепь в эпоху средней и поздней бронзы (II тыс. дo н.э.) by S.I. Berstnev (Large Collection GN778.22.U38 B47 2001), a publication on Bronze Age burial sites in eastern Ukraine that is held by only one other library in the United States.