New ISAW Library Titles: January 2017

By Gabriel McKee

A list of books added to the ISAW Library in January 2017 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. [Update, February 2021: Our new map interface is now live. The January 2017 map is available here.]

The 151 items added to the ISAW Library's collection in January include a wealth of material on Asia Minor, including archaeological works on Korucutepe and İnandıktepe and books on classical sites on the Aegean coast, including Assos, Miletus, and Mylasa. Of particular note are several volumes of the Tabula Imperii Byzantini, a massive work of historical geography published since 1976 by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The TIB provides an abundance of historical, geographical, and toponymic information on the Classical and Byzantine east. The 12 volumes issued to date, all of which are now held by the ISAW Library, focus on Greece, eastern Anatolia, and Syria; 7 more installments are planned. This series will serve as a valuable addition to the ISAW Library's collection.

Also of note in January's new titles are a number of books on Egyptian language and literature:

  • The ancient Egyptian Book of Thoth: a demotic discourse on knowledge and pendant to the classical hermetica by Richard Jasnow and Karl-Theodor Zauzich (Oversize Collection PJ1559.B822 J37 2005)
  • Ostraca demotici e ieratici dall'archivio bilingue di Narmouthis, II (nn. 34-99) by Paolo Gallo (Large Collection PJ1675 .G35 1997)
  • A complete set of the Spanish Egyptological journal Trabajos de Egiptología: papers on ancient Egypt (Oak Collection DT57 .T72 no.1 2002-no.6 2015)

In addition to these materials, January saw the addition of several important collections of Sumerian and Assyrian cuneiform texts and new materials from the Leskov Collection on the archaeology of the western Eurasian Steppe.

As always, the titles added to the ISAW Library for the entire academic year may be found both on our website and in our Zotero library. You can also follow our progress on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have any comments or suggestions about our recent acquisitions, the associated Zotero library, or our ongoing collection mapping project, please feel free to contact us