New books in the Library for History, Classics and Archaeology

Thanks to recommendations from members of staff and requests via RAB from students the Library is continually adding new books to its collections both online and in print. Here are just a (very) small number of the books that have been added to the Library’s collections in semester two, 2016/17 for the School of History, Classics and Archaeology and these demonstrate the wide range of subjects being taught, studied and researched within School.

Mesopotamia: ancient art and architecture by Zainab Bahrani (shelfmark: Folio N5370 Bah.)

JFK and the masculine mystique: sex and power on the New Frontier by Steven Watts (shelfmark: HQ1090.3 Wat.)

A social history of tea: tea’s influence on commerce, culture & community by Jane Pettigrew and Bruce Richardson (shelfmark: GT2907.G7 Pet.)

The culture of clothing: dress and fashion in the ‘ancien régime’ by Daniel Roche ; translated by Jean Birrell (shelfmark: GT857 Roc.)

The topography of violence in the Greco-Roman world edited by Werner Riess and Garrett G. Faga (e-book).

Sicily: culture and conquest by Dirk Booms and Peter Higgs (shelfmark: DG865 Boo.)

West Indian women at war: British racism in World War II by Ben Bousquet and Colin Douglas (shelfmark: DA125.N4 Bou.)

Papal Justice: Subjects and Courts in the Papal State, 1500-1750 by Irene Fosi (shelfmark: KKH6743.4 Fos. Also available as e-book).

Food and knowledge in Renaissance Italy: Bartolomeo Scappi’s paper kitchens by Deborah L. Krohn (shelfmark: TX645 Kro. Also available as e-book).

A poisoned past: the life and times of Margarida de Portu, a fourteenth-century accused poisoner by Steven Bednarski (shelfmark: HV6555.F7 Bed.)

The stars of Ballymenone by Henry Glassie and Doug Boyd (shelfmark: DA995.B15 Gla. Also available as e-book).

Decoding the past: the psychohistorical approach by Peter Loewenberg (shelfmark: D16.16 Loe.)

The archaeology of darkness edited by Marion Dowd and Robert Hensey (shelfmark: CC72.4 Arc. Also available as e-book).

SPQR: A history of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard (e-book).

The complete Valley of the Kings: tombs and treasures of Egypt’s greatest Pharaohs by Nicholas Reeves and Richard H. Wilkinson (shelfmark: DT73.B44 Ree.)

The first European: a history of Alexander in the age of Empire by Pierre Briant and Nicholas Elliott (e-book).

In defence of the terror: liberty or death in the French Revolution by Sophie Wahnich, translated by David Fernbach (shelfmark: DC176.5 Wah.)

Open to debate: how William F. Buckley put liberal America on the Firing Line by Heather Hendershot (shelfmark: PN4874.B796 Hen.)

The idea of greater Britain: empire and the future of world order, 1860-1900 by Duncan Bell (shelfmark: DA16 Bel. Also available as e-book).

The manuscript book: a compendium of codicology by Maria Luisa Agati ; translated by Colin W. Swift (shelfmark: Z105 Aga.)

Paths of the Atlantic slave trade: interactions, identities, and images edited by Ana Lucia Araujo (shelfmark: HT1321 Pat. Also available as e-book).

The faith lives of women and girls: qualitative research perspectives edited by Nicola Slee, Fran Porter and Anne Phillips (e-book).

The lost history of Peter the Patrician: an account of Rome’s imperial past from the age of Justinian by Thomas M. Banchich (shelfmark: DG207 Pet. Also available as e-book).

Atlas of developmental field anomalies of the human skeleton: a paleopathology perspective by Ethne Barnes (e-book).

You can find all of these books and the many more that are available for supporting teaching, learning and research in History, Classics and Archaeology via DiscoverEd. E-books are only available to current students and staff at the University of Edinburgh.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for School of History, Classics and Archaeology