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New Buddhism e-book collection now available

Buddhist and Christian : an exploration of dual belonging Last spring, we were successful in bidding for a range of new online resources for Divinity. I’m pleased to announce that one of these, 47 titles from the Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism series, is now available. University of Edinburgh users can find and access the titles via the online library catalogue, such as Buddhist and Christian?  : an exploration of dual belonging by Rose Drew.

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Piping treasure on display in ‘The Piper’s Whim’ Exhibition

A collection of piobaireachd, or pipe tunes : as verbally taught by the M’Crummen pipers in the Isle of Skye to their apprentices / now published, as taken from John M’Crummen … [by Neil MacLeod, Gesto]. Edinburgh : Printed by Alex. Lawrie & Co., 1828. New College Library Gaelic Collections 137

Currently on display at St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh is an instruction book on the bagpipe  (in Gaelic Pibroch, or, Ceol mor, or, literally, Big music) from New College Library’s Gaelic Collection. Entitled “A collection of piobaireachd, or pipe tunes”  it  includes ” Canntaireachd notation” which was a way of teaching pibroch using verbal sounds. At first sight this looks like a collection of texts, but is actually music in the traditional ‘verbal notation’ that pipers used. It was published by Captain Niel MacLeod of Gesto, in Skye.

The volume is on display as part of THE PIPER’S WHIM: Exhibition of Historic Bagpipes from Scotland, England and Ireland,  a special exhibition showing the full variety of bagpipes played in Britain from the past 250 years. These include Lowland and Border pipes, the more familiar Highland bagpipe, Northumberland smallpipes and Irish union or uillean pipes. The exhibition explores the traditions of piping, pipemaking and bagpipe ownership.

New books at New College Library – August

Caesar and the LambMigrations of the holyNew College Library has a regular display of new books at the far end of the Library Hall, close to the door to the stacks.

New in this month is Caesar and the Lamb : early Christian attitudes on war and military service by  George Kalantzis, on the shelf at  BT736.2 Kal.

Also new is Migrations of the holy : God, state, and the political meaning of the church by William Cavanaugh, at BV630.3 Cav.

These titles were purchased for Theology & Ethics at the School of Divinity, Edinburgh University.

You can see an regularly updated list of new books for New College Library on the Library Catalogue – choose the New Books Search and limit your search to New College Library. Here’s a quick link to new books arriving in the last few weeks. A word of caution – some of the books listed here may still be in transit between the Main Library (where they are catalogued) and New College Library, so not on the shelf just yet.