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Oxford Classical Dictionary, 3rd ed. [InteLex]

Alternative Titles
OCD
Description

Full text version of The Oxford Classical Dictionary, Third Edition. Edited by Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

An authoritative one-volume guide to all aspects of the ancient world - political, economic, philosophical, religious, artistic, and social.

Six thousand entries ranging from long articles to brief identifications, readers can find information on virtually any topic of interest—athletics, bee-keeping, botany, magic, Roman law, religious rites, postal service, slavery, navigation, and the reckoning of time. The Dictionary profiles every major figure of Greece and Rome, from Homer and Virgil, to Plato and Aristotle, to Tacitus and Thucydides, to Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great. (The Oxford Classical Dictionary also covers many important but lesser known figures who will not be found in other reference works.) Readers will find entries on mythological and legendary figures, on major cities, famous buildings, and important geographical landmarks, and on legal, rhetorical, literary, and political terms and concepts. Equally important, the Oxford Classical Dictionary features extensive thematic articles that offer superb coverage of topics of interest to both scholars and general readers, exploring everything from medicine and mathematics to music, law, and marriage.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
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Encyclopaedia of Islam, Three

Alternative Titles
Encyclopaedia of Islam, Third Edition
Encyclopedia of Islam, Third Edition
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

Brill’s all-new Third Edition of the globally respected Encyclopaedia of Islam (EI3), the preeminent reference work in the field, began publication in the spring of 2007. EI3 is an entirely new work, which rigorously maintains the comprehensiveness and reliability of the great multivolume set, with new articles reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship. The EI3 appears in four substantial parts each year, both online and in print. The new scope includes comprehensive coverage of Islam in the twentieth century, attention to Muslim minorities all over the world, full attention to social science as well as humanistic perspectives.

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11363
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Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th ed.
Description

30,000 entries cover all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. The expanded Fourth Edition includes thousands of new entries on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system. Colin Larkin, editor.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11311
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Berg Fashion Library

Description

The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Students and scholars in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, art history, history, sociology, geography, folklore, museum studies, theatre, and cultural studies as well as fashion and textiles will find the Berg Fashion Library a treasury of fascinating insights into people and cultures all over the world. The Berg Fashion Library will be updated at least three times a year. For a complete list of contents, see: http://www.bergfashionlibrary.com/page/whatsinbergfashionlibrary/whats-in-the-berg-fashion-library Note: this product is limited to three simultaneous users. Should you be unable to log in, please check back in a few minutes.

Type
Encyclopedia
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11159
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Brill Online Reference Works

Alternative Titles
Brill Online
Description

Cross-search many of Brill's online reference works in African Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, European Studies, Jewish Studies, Medieval Studies, Near Eastern Studies, and Religious Studies including: African Studies Companion Online; Africa Yearbook Online; The Brill Dictionary of Religion; Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World; Brill's Encyclopedia of China; Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism; Brockelmann Online; Coptic Gnostic Library; Encyclopaedia of Islam (First Edition, Second Edition, Third Edition); Encyclopaedia of Judaism; Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles; Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān; Encyclopedia Islamica; Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics; Encyclopedia of Arabic Language & Linguistics; Encyclopedia of Christianity; Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics; Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World; Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage; Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle; Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures; History of Afghanistan; New Jacoby; New Pauly; Religion Past and Present; Supplementum Epigraphicum Graeceum

Type
Search Engine
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11119
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Brockelmann Online

Alternative Titles
Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

Brockelmann’s Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the Classical Period. The multi-volume reference work is divided into chronologically-organized sections, subdivided by literary genre. Individual entries typically consist of a biographical section and a list of the author’s works in manuscript and print, with references to secondary literature. Brockelmann Online consists of both original volumes as well as the three supplement volumes, including the indexes. It is full-text searchable, making it much easier to consult for researchers and students.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11117
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Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures Online

Alternative Titles
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

A unique collaboration of over 1000 scholars from around the world, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a ground-breaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world. No other reference work offers this scale of contributions or depth and breadth of coverage.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11115
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Encyclopaedia of Judaism

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Judaism
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

Online version of The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Second Edition (2005). This new edition of the prize-winning five volume Encyclopaedia of Judaism is now available online. More than 200 entries comprising more than 1,000,000 words are offered in a user-friendly environment, with the benefits of advanced search options and cross-searching with other reference works under Brill Online.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11111
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Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

Alternative Titles
EJIW
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World (EJIW) covers an area of Jewish history, religion, and culture which until now has lacked its own cohesive/discreet reference work. The Encyclopedia aims to fill the gap in academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods. EJIW Online will be updated twice yearly with newly commissioned articles, illustrations, multimedia, and primary source material. The Outright Purchase price includes substantial additions of material in 2011 and 2012 (photographs, audio files, primary sources).

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11085
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Brill's New Pauly

Alternative Titles
Der Neue Pauly
New Pauly Online
Brill Online Reference Works
New Pauly Supplements
Description

Brill’s New Pauly, and the complete original Der Neue Pauly, the recognized standard reference works for students and scholars of the ancient world are now available online. Twenty volumes covering all aspects of the ancient world. This dual-language database offers basic and advanced search facilities and is fully browsable. New Pauly Online is automatically updated whenever a new volume has been published.

The U-M Library subscription includes New Pauly Supplements I:

  • Volume 1: Chronologies of the Ancient World - Names, Dates and Dynasties

  • Volume 2: Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

  • Volume 3: Historical Atlas of the Ancient World

  • Volume 4: The Reception of Myth and Mythology

  • Volume 5: Reception of Classical Literature (forthcoming 2012)

  • Volume 6: History of Classical Scholarship (forthcoming 2013)

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11091
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