ISAW Library New Titles: September 2018

By Gabriel McKee

A list of books added to the ISAW Library in September 2018  is now available online on the ISAW Library website. The titles are sorted in the website version according to thematic topics (e.g., "China, South Asia, & East Asia" and "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 2018 map is available here.]

205 items were added to the library's collection in September. Notable among these were several works on the antiquities of Western China and Central Asia, including:

  • 戎狄匈奴青铜文化草原丝路文明 = Rong Di Huns bronze culture : steppe Silk Road civilization by 李文龙编著 (Large Collection D141 .L594 2017)
  • 新疆察吾呼大型氏族墓地发掘报告 = Xinjiang Chawuhu : a large-scale clan cemetery excavation report by 新疆文物考古硏究所编著 ; 王明哲主编 = Xinjiang Institute of cultural relics and archaeology (Small Collection DS793.S62 X563 1999
  • 新疆伊犁吉林台库区墓葬人骨研究  = A research on human skeletons of Jilintai, Yili, Xinjiang by 张林虎著 = Zhang Lin-hu (Small Collection GN70.7.C6 Z433 2016). 
  • Курганный могильник Соленый дол: итоги исследований 2006-2010 годов by И. Э Любчанский (Small Collection GN780.22.R9 L58 2017)
  • 谁调清管度新声丝绸之路音乐文物 = Who tuned the instrument for new music : ancient musical instruments unearthed along the Silk Road by 河南博物院编 (Large Collection ML531.2 .S385 2017
  • バローチスターンの彩文土器と土偶インダス文明周辺の文化遺産 = Ceramics and Terracotta Figurines from Balochistan of the Katolec Collection. by 上杉彰紀執筆·編集 (Large Collection NK3805 .B37 2017; English text online at 


The list also includes several new and old publications covering excavations in Greece, including Jere M. Wickens et al.'s Settlement and land use on the periphery: the Bouros-Kastri peninsula, southern Euboia, Large Collection DF901.E8 W53 2018. Also of note is a newly published collection of Mesopotamian medical texts: Andras Bacskay's Therapeutic prescriptions against fever in ancient Mesopotamia, Small Collection PJ3791 .B338 2018. Lastly, we added two new games to our collection of board and card games related to antiquity: Esagil, in which players race to make a sacrifice to the gods in Babylon, and Valley of Kings, a card game set in dynastic Egypt, where players stock their tomb in preparation for the afterlife. 

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