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1. Afghanistan [2017]

255 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 38 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxi, 250 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword by Muhammad bin DohryIntroduction by Abdalla Bujra and Noel BrehonyHadhramaut in YemenChapter One. Hadhramaut in Yemen Politics Noel Brehony and Saadaldin Talib.Chapter Two. Hadhrami "Exceptionalism": attempts at an explanation. Thanos Petouris. Chapter Three. Rural life and land tenure in Wadi Hadhramaut: links with outmigration. Helen Lackner Hadhramaut and the diasporaChapter Four. Visualising the Homeland: the Atlas of Sayyid Uthman of Batavia (1822-1914). Nico Kaptein. Chapter Five." Revival" of the Hadhrami Diaspora? Networking through Religious Figures in Indonesia. Kazuhiro Arai.Chapter Six. Arab Muslim migrants in the colonial Philippines: the Hadhramaut connection. William Clarence-SmithChapter Seven. Scimitar for Hire: Yemeni Fighters Abroad. James Spencer. Chapter Eight. Citizenship and belonging amongst the Hadhramis of Kenya. Iain WalkerChapter Nine. Diaspora or network? Hadhrami diaspora reconsidered through the lens of trade. Philippe PetriatChapter Ten. From Barefoot Doctors to Professors of Medicine in Seventy-Five Years 1940-2015. Adel Aulaqi Research issuesChapter Eleven. Rediscovering Hadhramaut: paradigms of research. Leif Manger.Chapter Twelve. Research Issues on Hadhramaut. Abdalla Bujra.BibliographyNotes on contributorsIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784538682 20170621
The Hadhramis of Yemen have migrated for centuries in large numbers, establishing a diaspora that extends around the Indian Ocean, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States. This migration has deeply affected the host countries as well as Hadhramaut itself. Yet the region has not been able to use its population size, capabilities or resources to wield significant political influence in successive Yemeni regimes. This book examines the people of the Hadhrami diaspora, who travelled as religious scholars, traders, labourers and soldiers, to understand their enduring influence and identity. In doing so, the book explores key aspects of their history, including the impact of Yemeni nationalist movements, the significance of land reforms, the importance of social and tribal origins and how the Hadhrami resisted European domination as a Muslim community. Although a distinctive part of geographical Yemen, Hadhramaut was not regarded as a Yemeni political entity until the twentieth century.This research asks if the recent turmoil in Yemen following the Arab Spring, the growth of Al-Qa'ida and ISIS, and war involving a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, will produce even greater instability in the region or perhaps lead to a united Yemen, a restored South Yemen or even to Hadhramaut as an independent state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784538682 20170621
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

3. Latif Al Ani [2017]

175 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
236 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Notes and Abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1. Codification and Legal Change Chapter 2. Halakha and the Custom of the Merchants Chapter 3. Updating the Halakha Chapter 4. Partnership Chapter 5. Commercial Agency (Suhba) Chapter 6. Suhba-Agency in the Code Chapter 7. Proxy Legal Agency Chapter 8. Sale and Contract Chapter 9. Judicial Autonomy Conclusion. Legal Change and Originality Notes Works Cited Index Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249149 20170911
The advent of Islam in the seventh century brought profound economic changes to the Jews living in the Middle East, and Talmudic law, compiled in and for an agrarian society, was ill equipped to address an increasingly mercantile world. In response, and over the course of the seventh through eleventh centuries, the heads of the Jewish yeshivot of Iraq sought precedence in custom to adapt Jewish law to the new economic and social reality. In Maimonides and the Merchants, Mark R. Cohen reveals the extent of even further pragmatic revisions to the halakha, or body of Jewish law, introduced by Moses Maimonides in his Mishneh Torah, the comprehensive legal code he compiled in the late twelfth century. While Maimonides insisted that he was merely restating already established legal practice, Cohen uncovers the extensive reformulations that further inscribed commerce into Jewish law. Maimonides revised Talmudic partnership regulations, created a judicial method to enable Jewish courts to enforce forms of commercial agency unknown in the Talmud, and even modified the halakha to accommodate the new use of paper for writing business contracts. Over and again, Cohen demonstrates, the language of Talmudic rulings was altered to provide Jewish merchants arranging commercial collaborations or litigating disputes with alternatives to Islamic law and the Islamic judicial system. Thanks to the business letters, legal documents, and accounts found in the manuscript stockpile known as the Cairo Geniza, we are able to reconstruct in fine detail Jewish involvement in the marketplace practices that contemporaries called "the custom of the merchants." In Maimonides and the Merchants, Cohen has written a stunning reappraisal of how these same customs inflected Jewish law as it had been passed down through the centuries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812249149 20170911
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
175 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xxii, 370 pages : many illustrations, maps, plans ; 26 cm.
  • Lapithos Tomb 322. Voice, context and the archaeological record / Jennifer M. Webb
  • Placing the dead: cemeteries, cities and society in the ancient Greek world / Gillian Shepher
  • Why Nikosthenes looked east (Berlin F2324) / Margaret C. Miller
  • Where to put the Twins? Torone's Dioskoureion / Tom Hillard and J. Lea Beness
  • Thucydides' Herodotean wise advisers / Roger Scott
  • Themistocles, his son Archepolis, and their successors (Themistocles V?): numismatic evidence for the rule of a dynasty at Magnesia on the Maeander / Kenneth A. Sheedy
  • Cretan arrowheads struck with a BE monogram / Nicholas Sekunda
  • Cicero's Greek and the New Testament / Neil O'Sullivan
  • Palaces-gardens-temples. Their relationships and legitimising role in the Hellenistic and early Roman Near East / Inge Nielsen
  • Filling the gaps: revealing early Hellenistic and early Roman Pella of the Decapolis / John Tidmarsh
  • The Middle Euphrates River in the Seleucid and Roman periods / Peter Edwell
  • Romans at Jebel Khalid? Where and when? / Heather Jackson
  • From Antioch to the Euphrates - the choice of routes to the east in the Roman period / Ross Burns
  • Zeus Olympios, Hadrian and the Jews of Antiochia-on-the-Chrysorrhoas-formerly-called-Gerasa / Rubina Raja
  • Naming tablewares: using teh artefactual evidence to investigate eating and drinking practices across the Roman world / Penelope M. Allison
  • Dem bones / Peter Garnsey
  • Early Christianity in Pisidia: assessing some problematic evidence / G.H.R. Horsley
  • Christianity in the hinterland of Roman and Ummayad Philadelphia: evidence and inference in the Belqa
  • David Kennedy
  • From Kallipolis to Gallipoli - what's in a name? / Samuel Lieu
  • Jews and Christians in Tertuliian's Carthage / Fergus Millar
  • Imperial letters in Latin from the time of Cyprian / Fergus Millar
  • La liste de Pointius a t-elle chance de refléter l'order chronologique des traités de Cyprien? / Michel Poirier
  • The apostle Peter in the Christianity of Roman Africa / J. Patout Burns, Jr.
  • Montanismand the cult of the martyrs in Roman North Africa: reassessing the literary and epigraphic evidence / William Tabbernee
  • Visualising virtuous victims: mosaics, martyrs and spectacles in Roman Africa / Robin M. Jensen
  • Synesius of Cyrene's Homily 1 and the Alexandrian exegetical tradition / David T. Runia
  • Letters, instructions, gifts: the embassies of Hormisadas, bishop of Rome (514-523), to Constantinople / Pauline Allen
  • Apocalypse then: dreams and visions in Byzantine apocalpytic in the context of conflict / Bronwen Neil
  • Manuscript leaves at the University of Melbourne / John Burke.
"Graeme Clarke's research into aspects of the ancient world spans two significant areas: the archaeology of Syria and studies in early Christianity and patristics. This volume, in Graeme's honour, comprises contributions from scholars from across the world whose work has overlapped in significant ways with his. The contributors take us in time from Bronze Age Cyprus through the classical period in Greece and the Hellenistic and Roman worlds, to the growth of Christianity and the work of the Church Fathers, and, finally, 14th century AD France (a medieval manuscript). Although some essays consider specific sites, such as a tomb at Lapithos in Cyprus, or specific objects, such as a drinking vessel produced in Attica, they raise broader questions regarding archaeological publication, the tracking of aesthetic preferences, ethnic identity, cultural relations and social practices in the ancient world. A cluster of essays takes as their subject Jebel Khalid, the wider region of the Euphrates, and the Roman East more generally; others, following Graeme's work on easrly Christianity and on Cyprian, take us to North Africa and, ultimately, into the troubled world of the later Roman empire." --back cover.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xvii, 206 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
This stunning Chinese art book presents almost a hundred recently unearthed objects that offer a glimpse into the extraordinary wealth and artistic accomplishments of elite society during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCEu9 CE). These exquisite treasures are from newly discovered sites in the Jiangsu region of China and are made of gold, silver, jade, bronze, pottery, lacquer, and other refined materials. Masterworks include a full-length jade suit sewn with gold threads, an oversized coffin shrouded in jade, and a complete set of functional bronze bells. The bookAEs texts explore a number of ideas about life and death of Western Han royalty.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780939117789 20170515
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
liii, 490 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
vi, 126 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm.
Buddhism originated in north India and spread to other parts of the subcontinent in the third century BCE. The Andhra region, located along the south-east coast of India, welcomed Buddhism and a stupa, probably built to house a relic of the Buddha from the north, was constructed at Amaravati. From 200 BCE, the stupa was enlarged and substantially embellished over several centuries, making it one of the most important Buddhist monuments in India. However, the stupa fell into decline from the 14th century and it was re-discovered and excavated only in the 19th century. In 1880 more than 120 of the Amaravati sculptures entered the collection of the British Museum, with other pieces eventually finding their way to museums in India, Europe and America. The papers in this book emerged from a conference at the British Museum held in September 2014 that brought together leading specialists from around the world to address aspects of Amaravati and its sculpture. Subjects covered in this volume include the rediscovery of the stupa at the end of the 18th century as well as its recreation in the 21st century. The art of Amaravati is also placed in the context of other sites and remains from the Andhra region which, despite its importance, has been relatively neglected in the study of the religious and visual cultures of South Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780861592074 20170530
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xv, 350 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, plans ; 26 cm.
  • Project stories and museum histories: Contextualising collections in the Cyprus Museum and other public museums: recent projects / Despina Pilides
  • Re-examining the history of Cypriot antiquities in the Fitzwilliam Museum: a look at the collection's past and future / Anastasia Christophilopoulou
  • Histories of pots and people: re-discovering the archaeology of Cypro-geometric Lapithos / Stella Diakou
  • The Cypriot fragment at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the late 19th century / Catherine Olien
  • CARMA (Cyprus ARchaeological MAterials): a modular prototype system for archaeological information management / Charlambos Paraskeva
  • Ancient places: new perspectives: Lapithos revisited: a fresh look at a key Middle Bronze Age site in Cyprus / Jennifer M. Webb
  • The Late Bronze Age harbour city of Hala Sultan Tekke : results from the new Swedish Cyprus Expedition 2010-2015 / Peter M. Fischer
  • Metallurgy and metalwork at Enkomi : revisiting Porphyrios Dikaios' excavations / Vasiliki Kassianidou
  • The Ayia Irini project at the Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm: towards a reconsideration of the ceramics / Giorgos Bourogiannis
  • Excavations at Ayia Irini in the winter of 1929: tricky Phoenicians and Biblical floods / Sanne Houby-Nielsen
  • Mapping ancient Amathus / Anna Cannavo
  • The Iron Age city of Kition: the state of research 85 years after the Swedish Cyprus Expedition's excavations / Sabine Fourrier
  • Recent research at the Hellenistic and Roman theatre precinct of Nea Paphos / Craig Barker
  • Reconstructing social behaviour and interaction in the House of Dionysos in Paphos : a reconsideration of previous research / Alexia Miltiadous Johansson
  • Ancient objects: new perspectives: Silent artefacts revealing their story: the analytical paradigm of Bronze Age cooking pots from Cyprus / Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou and Athanasios K. Vionis
  • Patterns of interaction on the south coast of Cyprus: Early Bronze Age I-II pottery assemblages / Silvana Di Paolo
  • Two 'rediscovered' textile fragments from Palaeoskoutella, Karpas peninsula / Hedvig Landenius Enegren and Ina Vanden Berghe
  • Local and regional patterns of textile production in Late Bronze Age Cyprus / Caroline Sauvage and Joanna S. Smith
  • Making sense of ancient scents: documenting the use of perfumed substances in ancient Cyprus / Zuzana Chovanec
  • The reuse of a well as a deposit for seven individuals at Hala Sultan Tekke / Bettina Stolle
  • Recently discovered cylinder seals from Hala Sultan Tekke / Teresa Bürge
  • A study of fishing methods used at Hala Sultan Tekke during the Late Bronze Age / Adam Lindqvist
  • Maritime transport containers and Bronze Age Cyprus / A. Bernard Knapp
  • Playing spaces: the sociality of games in Bronze Age Cyprus / Walter Crist
  • Phoenician bronzes from Cyprus reconsidered: intercultural exchange in ancient Cyprus from a pan-Mediterranean perspective / Christian Vonhoff
  • Oriental luxuries and elite women in Archaic Cyprus / George Papasavvas
  • ICP-analysis of 66 terracotta statues, statuettes and pottery sherds from Ayia Irini, Cyprus / Christian Mühlenbock and Torbjörn Brorsson
  • Reconsidering the necropoleis of Ayia Irini: a glimpse of the Iron Age evidence / Adriano Orsingher
  • The political situation in the Near East during the Cypro-Archaic period and its impact on Cyprus / Christina Ioannou
  • Incorporating numismatics into historical studies: the case of Cyprus / Evangeline Markou
  • Rethinking the portrait-like sculpture of Hellenistic Cyprus / Giorgos Papantoniou.
Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm hosts the largest and most well documented collection of Cypriot antiquities in the world outside Cyprus. The museum's goal is to continuously stay in-tune with the latest research centered on its collection. The suggested conference, mostly focused on the Cypriote Bronze and Iron-Age, is part of this long-term strategy to systemize an exchange of knowledge between the museum and external Swedish and international partners. Another important component in the long term strategy is to particularly focus on young and promising Swedish and international scholars so that the research on the Cypriote collections at Medelhavsmuseet remains vital and dynamic also in the future.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
263 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xv, 510 pages : maps ; 24 cm
The profound effects of the British Empire's actions in the Arab World during the First World War can be seen echoing through the history of the 20th century. The uprising sparked by the Husayn-McMahon correspondence and led by 'Lawrence of Arabia'; the Sykes-Picot agreement which undermined that rebellion; and memoranda such as the Balfour Declaration all have shaped the Middle East into forms which would have been unrecognizable to the diplomats of the 19th century. Undertaken during the First 'World' War, these actions were not part of a coordinated British strategy, but in fact directed by several overlapping and competing departments, some imperfectly referred to as the 'Arab Bureau'. The British and the Middle East is unique in its comprehensive treatment of how and why the British generals and diplomats acted as they did. By taking as his starting point the voluminous, contradictory and revealing records of the policy-makers in the British government, Robert H. Lieshout shows convincingly that many concerned with foreign policy making were quite oblivious to the history and complexities of the Islamic World.Covering the full sweep of British involvement in Arabia, Lieshout makes a lasting contribution to our understanding of the period in which the British Empire changed the world, and shows how shallow and confused the understanding of those that shaped the future of the Middle East really was.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784535834 20160928
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

13. Contre-courants [2016]

1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 30 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
189 pages : color illustrations ; 38 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
3, iii, 437 pages : illustrations ; 38 cm.
日本泉屋博古馆是海外收藏中国古代文物的重 镇, 尤以青铜器和明清书画最为著名.本书由中国国家 博物馆组织国内外权威专家学者精选日本泉屋博 古馆所藏的中国古代文物, 共收录了商周青铜器, 明清书画等130余件珍贵藏品, 图片清晰, 著录信息完整, 并由国内外专家为每件文物撰文, 具有较高的学术研究价值和收藏价值.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
3 volumes (2, 897 pages) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • shang juan. Shu hua. Dunhuang yi hua. Bi hua
  • zhong juan. Qing tong qi. Tao ci qi
  • xia juan. Yu qi. Jin yin qi. Fo zao xiang. Mu zang diao ke.
  • 上卷. 书画. 敦煌遗画. 壁画
  • 中卷. 青铜器. 陶瓷器
  • 下卷. 玉器. 金银器. 佛造像. 墓葬雕刻.
本书是著名收藏家翁万戈先生早年拍摄的海外 中华文物艺术品的摄影作品集.书中除了向读者展 示这些海外遗珍外, 还通过对文物艺术品本身的整体描述, 入藏时间, 价值认定, 流转故事等方面的介绍, 从而让更多的国人了解中国文物流散情况及其目 前的归宿.本书既是国人海外文化之旅的导引指南 , 也是查询海外文物艺术品的权威工具书.很值得文 博界, 收藏界, 文物艺术品爱好者收藏阅读.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
2 volumes (lxxii, 390 pages, 38 unnumbered pages of plates in various pagings) : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
463 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
592 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 30 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
143 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm.
Der lykische Weg' im Südwesten der Türkei ist einer der bekanntesten Kulturwege im Mittelmeerraum. Er führt vorbei an den Ruinen vergangener Städte des antiken Lykien, darunter das malerisch gelegene Patara. Die seit der byzantinischen Zeit nicht mehr besiedelte, hervorragend erhaltene Stadt fasziniert mit ihren römerzeitlichen Überresten. In beeindruckender Weise ist in Patara das Bild von den urbanen Strukturen einer bedeutenden Hafenstadt und des Hauptortes der römischen Provinz Lykien archäologisch konserviert. 0Die türkischen Ausgräber und ihre internationalen Kollegen haben einzigartige Monumente ans Tageslicht gebracht, darunter die Fundamente eines antiken Leuchtturms aus der Zeit des Kaisers Nero sowie ein Ehrenmonument für Kaiser Claudius mit einem Verzeichnis des antiken lykischen Straßennetzes. In diesem Band werden aktuelle Forschung und bemerkenswerte Objekte erstmals umfassend präsentiert. Spektakuläre Fotos erwecken die einzigartige antike Stadt wieder zum Leben.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)