New ISAW Library Titles: September 2016

By Gabriel McKee

A list of books added to the ISAW Library in August 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 Carto.

174 new items were added to the library in September. Among these were a number of old and new titles on Egypt, such as the conference publication De la Nubie à Qadech: la guerre dans l'Égypte ancienne = From Nubia to Kadesh: war in ancient Egypt (Small Collection: U31 .D4 2016), the newly-published funerary texts from Der Sarkophag der Gottesgemahlin Anchnesneferibre (Large Collection: DT68 .W34 2016), and several volumes on the inscriptions of the  Temple of Horus at Edfu  from the series "Die Inschriften des Tempels von Edfu" (Large Collection: PJ1526.I33 I57). The Caucasus, the Eurasian Steppe, and Central Asia are also well represented, primarily in Russian-language publications from the collections of Aleksandr Leskov and Nina Garsoïan. Notable among these are four volumes of ვანიარქეოლოგიური გათʻხრები = Вани, археологические раскопки = Vani, archaeological excavations (Large Collection: DK679.5.V36 V36 1972 v.3-6), an important and sparsely-held series on archaeological discoveries in the Georgian city Vani.

As with our August list, we have created a map of the geographic sites and regions covered in this month's new titles. Rather than Google Fusion Tables, this map uses the open mapping platform Carto. In addition to showing points representing each title, this month's map is also color-coded to communicate the level of precision with which each title is identified with that point. A green dot represents a specific site (or even a building within a site). A blue dot is identified only at the level of the city, while yellow and orange dots represent broader geographic regions. (This month's map also contains one black dot, placed in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, for Sanitation, latrines and intestinal parasites in past populations [Small Collection: RA607 .S26 2015], a cross-cultural title that can't be tied to any one region.)