New ISAW Library Titles: September 2017

By Gabriel McKee

A list of books added to the ISAW Library in September 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 a Zotero library and as a browsable map created using Google Fusion Tables. [Update, February 2021: Our new map interface is now live. The September 2017 map is available here.]

179 items were added to the ISAW Library’s collection in September. Notable among these were several large folio volumes donated to us by the library of the Institute of Fine Arts, including the third volume of ターク・イ・ブスターン = Taq-i-Bustan, containing high-quality, large-format photogrammetric images of the Sasanian relief sculptures at the Taq-i Bustan site in the Zagros Mountains. The donation also included an antiquarian volume, E.A. Wallis Budge’s 1899 publication of The Book of the Dead, which contains full-color facsimiles of the funerary papyri of Hunefer, Anhay, and others held by the British Museum.

September’s new titles also included a large number of recently-published materials on Chinese history and archaeology, including:

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.