Recent additions to the Library

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Several of our most recent additions to the AIIT Library were generously donated. All of these books are now catalogued and available to view in the Library:

The founder of Manichaeism : rethinking the Life of Mani: The Jordan Lectures in Comparative Religion, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, 30 May – 2 June 2016  / Iain Gardner. Cambridge: CUP, 2020 (gift of the publisher). Shelfmark: AIIT.a.2687

A handbook of Khotanese / Ronald E. Emmerick [deceased] ; completed and edited by Mauro Maggi, John S. Sheldon, and Nicholas Sims-Williams. Wiesbaden : Ludwig Reichert, 2024 (gift of Nicholas Sims-Williams). Shelfmark: AIIT.a.2688

Disease and healing in the Indus Civilisation / Robert Arnott. Oxford : Archaeopress Archaeology, 2024 (gift of Robert Arnott). Shelfmark: AIIT.a.2689

Iranianate and Syriac Christianity in Late Antiquity and the Early Islamic Period / Chiara Barbati and Vittorio Berti (editors). Wien : Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2021 (gift of Chiara Barbati). Shelfmark: AIIT.a.2690

Quand les dualistes polémiquaient : zoroastriens et manichéens / edite par Flavia Ruani, Mihaela Timuş. Leuven : Peeters, 2020. This volume brings together the talks presented during two study days, entitled “‘They say that…’. The religious controversy: Zoroastrians and Manicheans”, …at the Collége de France, in Paris, June 12-13, 2015. (gift of Michael Browder). Shelfmark: AIIT.a.2692

Look at the Coins! : essays in honour of Joe Cribb on his 75th Birthday / edited by Helen Wang and Robert Bracey. Oxford : Archaeopress Archaeology, 2024 (gift of Joe Cribb, AIIT Trustee). Shelfmark: AIIT.a.2693

Joe Cribb Honoured

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Our trustee Joe Cribb was honoured at an event at the Royal Asiatic Society (RAS) on 18 April. The event was a celebration of Joe’s 75th birthday and the publication produced in recognition of his contribution to numismatics: Look at the Coins! Papers in Honour of Joe Cribb on his 75th Birthday. This title was chosen because of the frequency with which Joe has reminded fellow researchers to look at the coins themselves rather than relying on secondary sources. Joe’s colleagues Helen Wang, Robert Bracey and Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis all …

Marti Wilson 1931-2024

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By Brendan Griggs Marti Wilson, who died at the age of 92 in Tucson Arizona on 23 February, was a close friend of the Trust and will be greatly missed by all of us in Cambridge who knew her.  Marti was born and raised in New Richland, Minnesota. Trained as a therapist at the Adler Institute of Chicago, she married Howard Wilson, a distinguished scholar of comparative religions, with whom she travelled the world, visiting over 50 countries. They were married for 44 years, settling for a while in Cambridge, …

Bill Martin 1927-2024

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We were saddened to hear that Bill Martin, a longtime Friend of the Trust, passed away on on 17 February 2024 at the age of 96. Bill and and his wife, Sandra Mason, have been regular attendees of Trust events for many years. They also acted as Friends Coordinators for us in a voluntary capacity for ten years until 2018, organising Friends events and building support for the Trust’s work. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was a particular passion of Bill’s. He was an avid collector of different editions and …

Duplicates Books for Sale – updated list for May 2024

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From time to time the Ancient India & Iran Trust advertises duplicate books and periodicals for sale.  Many of these are rare and out of print. We view this as a useful way of helping researchers and also of creating revenue. We have no dedicated income for purchasing current publications so the proceeds from book sales make a direct contribution towards keeping our collections up to date. The latest list for May 2024 (nearly 1000 titles) includes many duplicates from the collections of Mary Boyce (1920-2006), Professor of Iranian Studies …