ISAW Library New Titles: March-April 2019 and Update

By Gabriel McKee

Lists of books added to the ISAW Library in March and April 2019 are 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. These lists are also available in our Zotero library and as browsable maps created using Google Fusion Tables. [Update, February 2021: Our new map interface is now live. Our March 2019 map is here, and our April 2019 map is here.]

We have fallen a few months behind in preparing new titles lists, primarily because of the imminent sunsetting of the Fusion Tables project. Patrick Burns and Christian Casey have been working to develop a new map interface for our new titles data that will improve access to future New Titles lists as well as the existing data going back to 2016. In keeping with the ISAW Library’s dedication to open-source development, this new interface uses Leaflet, an open-source JavaScript library for creating interactive maps, and map data from OpenStreetMap. The codebase will also be publicly available in the ISAW Library/ISAW Digital Projects Github repository. With a little metadata remediation, we’re planning to expand this new map to incorporate the entire ISAW Library collection. We’re planning to roll the new interface out sometime next month; in the meantime, a test version is available here.

210 items were added to the ISAW Library’s collection in March, and 260 in April. Among these 470 items were a number of works on the archaeology, history, and culture of Anatolia, including:

Several important works on Mongolia and Central Asia were also added to the collection, including:

  • Mongġol-un U̇ndu̇su̇n-u̇ Muzei = National Museum of Mongolia, edited by J. Saruulbuyan, G. Eregzen, & J. Bayarsaikhan (MA). Ulaanbaatar: Mongolyn U̇ndėsniĭ Muzeĭ, 2009. (Large Collection AM101.U433 U536 2009).
  • Цогт хун тайжид холбогдох бичгийн дурсгалууд: эх бичгийн судалгаа = Inscriptions of Tsogtu Khung Taiji : textlogical study (Corpus Scriptorum, tomus III), edited by M. Bayarsaikhan. Ulaanbaatar: Admon KhKhK, 2005. (Large Collection CN1230.M65 T86 2005).
  • Several volumes of the series Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia, including Traders and trade routes of Central and Inner Asia: the "Silk Road" then and now, edited by Michael Gervers, Uradyn E. Bulag, Gillian Long. Toronto: Asian Institute, University of Toronto, 2007. (Small Collection DS327.25 .C46 2005).
  • Il y a 50 ans ... la découverte d'Aï Khanoum: 1964-1978, fouilles de la Délégation archéologique française en Afghanistan (DAFA), by Henri-Paul Francfort, Frantz Grenet, Guy Lecuyot, Bertille Lyonnet, Laurienne Martinez Sève et Claude Rapin. Paris: Diffusion De Boccard, 2014. (Small Collection DS375.A95 I5 2014).
  • Монголын археологийн өв = Archaeological relics of Mongolia, v. 8 & 9, edited by Sampildondov Chuluun & Damdinsuren Tseveendorj. Ulaanbaatar: Mongol Ulsyn Shinzhlėkh Ukhaany Akademi, 2016-<2018>. (Large Collection DS798.3 .M676 2016 v.8 & 9).
  • Uygur Manichaean texts: texts, translations, commentary, v. 2 & 3 (Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum. Series Turcica; II & III), by Larry Clark. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, [2013]-<2017>. (Large Collection PL54.65 .C63 v.2:2013 & v.3:2017).

Other topics well-represented in March and April include Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman numismatics; Eastern Christian texts and historical works; Scythian and Thracian antiquities; texts and archaeological publications on Egypt; and works on archaeological sites in the Mediterranean.

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