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Thanks to members' support this year, $40,000 was spent to acquire essential titles for the Library.  Unfortunately, not all titles requested could be funded.  Following are a few that remain available for funding via a donation to the Library Society.  If interested please send a check for the full cost of the book, with the title in the comment field, to
The Library Society
1100 East 57th Street, Suite 180
Chicago, IL 60637

You may also call Melanie Levy at 773.702.7695.


Roman Jakobson

by Margaret Thomas, ed. London: Routledge, 2015.

This anthology is devoted to writings about the works and thinking of Jakobson (1896-1992), who identified himself as simply a Russian philologist, although his contributions and influence have extended well beyond linguistics to poetics, semiotics, folklore, psycholinguistics, cybernetics, and cultural and literary history. Amount Requested: $1,465.


Shaker Autobiographies, Biographies and Testimonies, 1806-1907

by Glendyne R. Wergland and Christian Goodwillie, eds. New York: Routledge, 2014.

The texts included in this edition come from first-hand accounts of life in the American Shaker communities during the nineteenth century, who founded communities based on ideals of pacifism, celibacy and gender equality. Amount Requested: $495.


Critical Readings on Christianity in Japan

by Mark R. Mullins, ed. Brill, 2014. 4 vols.

This is a 4-volume collection of multidisciplinary scholarship on the history, cultural reshaping, and social impact of a relative latecomer to the world of Japanese religions. Amount Requested: $1,068.


The Encyclopedia of the Roman Army

by Yann Le Bohec, ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. 3 vols.

This fully searchable online encyclopedia is a comprehensive three-volume reference to the armed forces deployed by ancient Rome during its Early Period, Republic, Principate, and Late Antique times. Amount Requested: $752.


Letters Chiefly from India, Containing an Account of the Military Transactions on the Coast of Malabar, during the Late War. Bound with: The Defence of Innes Munro, Esq.

by John Le Coutour. London: J. Murray, 1790. First edition.

Amount Requested: $950.


Curriculum Design and Classroom Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Information Resources Management Association, 2015.

This online reference presents cutting-edge research on the development and implementation of various tools used to maintain the learning environment and present information to pupils as effectively as possible.  In addition to educators and students of education, this multi-volume reference is intended for educational theorists, administrators, and industry professionals at all levels (kindergarten through higher education). Amount Requested: $1,850.


Routledge Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics: Quantitative, Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research

by Mehdi A. Riazi. London: Routledge, 2016. 

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics provides accessible and concise explanations of key concepts and terms related to research methods in applied linguistics. Encompassing the three research paradigms of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods, this volume is an essential reference for any student or researcher working in this area. Amount Requested: $240.


Systemic Functional Linguistics

by J.R. Martin, ed. London: Routledge, 2015. 5 vols.

Systemic Functional Linguistics is a functional model of language inspired by the work of Saussure, Hjelmslev, Whorf, and Firth. SFL was developed by Michael Halliday and his colleagues in the 1960s and has grown into a widely studied and research field, with growing interest in China, Latin America, and North America. This new five-volume collection from Routledge focuses on the foundational papers underlying SFL theory and practice and illustrative papers that have inspired succeeding work. Amount Requested: $1,885.


Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies

by Franz Pochhacker, ed. London: Routledge, 2015.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies is the authoritative reference for anyone with an academic or professional interest in interpreting. Drawing on the expertise of an international team of specialist contributors, this single-volume reference presents the state of the art in interpreting studies in a much more fine-grained matrix of entries than has ever been seen before. Amount Requested: $415.


Respublika Kareliia: Statisticheskii Ezhegodnik, 2014: Statisticheskii Sbornik: 2009-2013  [The Republic of Karelia: A Statistical Collection Covering 2009-2013]

Petrozavodsk: Territorial'nyi organ Federal'noi sluzhby gos. statistiki po Respublike Kareliia, 2014.

A current statistical compendium for an important area of Russia, part of the St. Petersburg region, bordering Finland. Amount Requested: $517.


Uzbekiston Respublikasi iillik statistik tuplami, 2015 [Statisticheskii ezhegodnik Respubliki Uzbekistan, 2015: 2005-2014]  [Statistical Yearbook of Uzbekistan, 2005-2014]

Tashkent: Uzbekiston Respublikasi davlat statistika qumitasi, 2015.

A current statistical compendium for an important area of Central Asia. Amount Requested: $428.


Theory of Science

by Bernard Bolzano. Oxford University Press, 2014 [1837]. 

This is the first full English translation of Bernard Bolzano's masterwork, Theory of Science (1837)--a monumental and revolutionary study in logic, epistemology, heuristics, and scientific methodology. Amount Requested: $625.


Views in Mysore Country

by Sir Alexander Allan. London: "published for ... Capt. Allen", 1 June 1794. Oblong folio (18 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches). Engraved title/dedication to Charles Marquis Cornwallis K.G., Governor General of Bengal, 12pp. descriptive letterpress text at end. 20 uncoloured aquatint plates by J. Wells after Allan. (Old dampstaining). Later half calf over period marbled paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Provenance: Robert & Maria Travis (booklabel; sale Sotheby's London, 26 May 2005, lot 4). 

A complete copy of one of the rarest of all India view books. Allan served in the Madras Infantry from 1780 and took part in the third Mysore war. The present work resulted from images drawn by Allan at the conclusion of the campaign. As a military topographer, his overriding goal would have been to accurately portray what he saw: in the present beautiful and rare series he presents to a British public who were fascinated by the dealings surrounding Tipu Sultan. Allan went on to actively serve in the fourth Mysore War, as Deputy Quartermaster General. He spoke Persian fluently and was therefore appointed to carry the flag of truce into the Palace after the fall of Seringapatam and negotiate with Tipu. Subsequently, Allan was with Baird when Tipu's body was found. Allan resigned from the Army in 1804, and from 1814 was a Director of the East India Company.  Amount Requested: $15,000.


Recent art exhibition catalogues from India

The Library of Congress Field Office in New Delhi: Various Publication Dates.

Amount Requested: $509.65.


Atlas hierarchicus: descriptio geographica et statistica insuper notae historicae Ecclesiae Catholicae

by Giancarlo Girardi and Heinrich Emmerich, eds.  Civitas Vaticana: Urbaniana University Press, 2011. 6th ed.

The Atlas Hierarchicus describes the geographical and statistical presence of the Catholic curia and laity through the world. Commissioned by Pope Benedict XVI, this updated Atlas is the first published since the 5th edition in 1992 and contains an accounting of the many changes to the church and its community in the intervening years. The two most prominent areas highlighted in the text are the list of the dioceses and the number of Catholics in absolute terms and in proportion to the population of the various countries in which they live. This study will greatly benefit the research conducted by faculty and students in the Divinity School as well as students and faculty in history, sociology, political science and any other scholar of religion and Catholicism.  Amount Requested: $257.


Les heures grégoriennes: le trésor de la liturgie des heures et du chant grégorien: latin-français

Flavigny-sur-Ozerain: Traditions Monastiques, 2012. 3 vols.

Traditionally sung by choirs of men and boys in churches, or by women and men of religious orders in their chapels, the Gregorian Chant is the is the central tradition of Western plainchant, plainsong or chant used in the liturgies of Western Christendom. Les Heures Grégoriennes provides over 1,700 French translations of the original Latin hymns, anthems and responses by the Gregorian order, many of which have been newly restored. These volumes will greatly benefit the research conducted by faculty and students in the Divinity School as well as students and faculty as well as other scholars of musicology, religion and religious musical traditions.  Amount Requested: $317.


A History of Modern Aesthetics

by Paul Guyer. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 3 vols.

This title narrates the history of philosophical aesthetics from the eighteenth century through the twentieth century. Aesthetics began with Aristotle's defense of the cognitive value of tragedy in response to Plato's famous attack on the arts in The Republic; cognitivist accounts of aesthetic experience have been central to the field ever since. In the eighteenth century, however, two new ideas were introduced: first, that aesthetic experience is important because of emotional impact (precisely what Plato criticized), and, second, aesthetic experience is a pleasurable free play of many or all of our mental powers. This book tells how these ideas have been synthesized or separated by both the best-known and lesser-known aestheticians of modern times, focusing on Britain, France, and Germany in the eighteenth century; Germany and Britain in the nineteenth; and Germany, Britain, and the United States in the twentieth.  Amount Requested: $335.


Ars Christiana: In Memoriam Michail F. Murianov (21.XI.1928 – 6.VI.1995)

by Roman Krivko, Basil Lourié and Andrei Orlov, eds. Piscataway: Gorgias Press & Axioma, 2012.

The volume covers several topics connected to the Eastern (Byzantine, Slavic, Coptic, Armenian) and Western Christian medieval traditions, including intertestamentary traditions and the reception of biblical and medieval heritage in the modern epoch. Several documents have been published for the first time in this text. Among them are Byzantine historia animae utilis BHG1277a, an anonymous 9th-century Byzantine treatise in defense of the holy icons, the Slavonic version of a previously unknown Vita of St. Empress Theophano, and a 13th-century charter from the Monk Bretton Priory in Yorkshire.  Amount Requested: $403.91.


A Narrative of the Transactions in Bengal, from the Year 1760, to the Year 1764, During the Government of Mr. Henry Vansittart

by Henry Vansittart, ed. London: printed for J. Newbery, J. Dodsley, and J. Robson, 1766. 3 vols.

Born into a wealthy immigrant merchant family, Henry Vansittart rose to prominence in the East India Company. Appointed to a post as President of the Council and Governor of Fort William in Bengal in 1760, Vansittart ran into trouble as he tried to reform the local government and wrest power from local elites. Resigning from his post in 1764, Vansittart returned to England and appeared before the East India Company board of directors where he was attacked. Vansittart's three-volume A Narrative of the Transactions in Bengal from 1760 to 1764 was written to give his account of the events that led to his resignation. Amount Requested: $640.


Historical Linguistics

by Hope Dawson and Brian D. Joseph, eds. New York: Routledge, 2014. 6 vols.

This new title from Routledge's Major Works series, assembles in six volumes foundational and canonical pieces, together with cutting-edge research. With a full index and a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, Historical Linguistics places the materials collected in this volume within its intellectual context. The collection will be particularly useful as an essential database allowing scattered material to be easily located. It will also be welcomed as a crucial tool permitting rapid access to less familiar—and sometimes overlooked—texts. It is an important one-stop research and pedagogic resource.  Amount Requested: $750.


Corpus Linguistics

by Douglas Biber and Randi Reppen, eds. Los Angeles: Sage, 2012. 4 vols.

Corpus linguistics is a research approach used to investigate the patterns of language use empirically, based on analysis of large collections of natural texts. This four-volume collection is organized around linguistic research questions that can be investigated from a corpus perspective and includes, amongst others, studies of individual words, comparisons of supposedly synonymous words, studies of grammatical variation, and sociolinguistic studies of dialects, registers, styles, and world varieties. Corpus-based analysis has also proven to be important for the study of historical change.  Amount Requested: $806.


Crimea Oblast Population Census

Strategically located, the Crimean Peninsula is a major landmass on the northern coast of the Black Sea which has historically provided quick access to the Eastern Mediterranean, Balkans and Middle East. Possession of the southern coast of Crimea was sought after by most empires of the greater region since antiquity which has resulted in a heterogeneous population. The Crimea Oblast Population Census is a rare oblast-level (province) population data-set on Crimea, the collection of 21 reports covers data for each Rayon or district within the Crimean Peninsula. The collection presents a unique view of the ethnic distribution of Ukrainians, Russians, Tatars and other peoples of the Crimea. The data contains information on, migration, education level, employment, age, marital status and more.  Amount Requested: $735.


In the Desert Margins: the Settlement Process in Ancient South and East Arabia

by Michel Mouton and Jérémie Schiettecatte. Rome: "L'Erma" di Bretschneider, 2014.

This study seeks to review the settlement process by which civilizations of ancient South and East Arabia evolved into urban societies. Highlighting the environmental constraints, geographical disparities and the responses of the human communities' struggle to ensure their subsistence needs, In the Desert Margins excavates the history of communities whose territorial roots go back to the Bronze Age. This study will greatly benefit the research conducted by faculty and students in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, especially those scholars focusing on the Arabian Peninsula prior to the dawn of Islam in the seventh century C.E.  Amount Requested: $330.


Handbuch Sterben und Menschenwürde [Handbook of Dying and Human Dignity]

by M. Anderheiden, et al, eds. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012. 3 vols.

If, as we are told, "Dying is part of life," this collection of essays by experts seeks to understand the important process of death from a variety of disciplinary as well as clinical perspectives. Ranging from philosophy, history, sociology, psychology economics, medicine, ethics and more, this collection of essays by experts reviews and evaluates the current knowledge we have about dying.  Amount Requested: $349.