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Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus Online

Alternative Titles
Niermeyer Online
Niermeyer Lexicon Minus
Description

J. F. Niermeyer's Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus is a highly practical lexicon, providing researchers, teaching staff and students in the field of Medieval History with concise, essential information. This new online edition, still the “compendious lexicon for rapid information” envisaged by Niermeyer, recreates the second print edition (2002) on Brill’s Dictionary Platform, providing French, English and German translations for every entry of a Medieval Latin concept and searches on lemma and full text, i.e. searches can be refined by century of use. All entries are contextualized with relevant text passages. 

The lexicon explores the post-classical Latin language of the Western European Middle Ages from 550 to 1150, tracing the development and use of words. It opens up the great body of technical words relating to law and institutions and to the social structures of feudalism encountered early and high medieval sources, stressing explanations and quotations rather than syntax or etymology. Features of the 2nd edition include a wider scope of geographic, temporal and source coverage, as well as new, enhanced, corrected, and expanded entries. 
Type
Dictionary
Coverage
Draws on a wide range of sources, including: letters, chronicles, annals, and histories ; diplomas, monuments, charters and cartularies ; lives, exempla, miracle collections, passions and martyrologies ; royal, ecclesiastical and university acta, statutes and visitations ; collections of civil, customary and canon laws ; the early medieval Fathers and theologians.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38691
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Classic Arabic Texts Online

Alternative Titles
Futūḥ al-buldān
فتوح البدان
Mukhtaṣar Kitāb al-Buldān
مختصر كتاب البلدان
Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum
Origins of the Islamic State
Description

Classic Arabic Texts Online 1 (CATO-1) offers approx. 19,000 pages of classic Brill editions of Arabic historical and geographical texts in a full-text searchable format (even the Arabic script) and accessible from one single point of entry. 

Classic Arabic Texts Online 1 includes the following titles:

De Goeje's edition of al-Balādhūrī's Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (fully searchable in Arabic script)

Origins of the Islamic State by Murgotten and Hitti, the English translation of al-Balādhūrī's Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (fully searchable English text)

Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum (with indices and glossaries) edited by M.J. de Goeje and J.H. Kramers, i.e. Ibn al-Faqīh's Mukhtaṣar Kitāb al-Buldān (fully searchable in Arabic script)

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38690
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The First World War: Visual Perspectives and Narratives

Alternative Titles
World War One: Visual Perspectives and Narratives, WWI: Visual Perspectives and Narratives
Description

This collection of primary source material includes photographs, diaries and letters, artwork, posters, books and ephemera, maps, and more, all drawn from the Imperial War Museums in the United Kingdom. The collection provides interntational perspectives on the First World War, the British homefront, the role of women and children during the war, circumstances of religion, education, and economy, and much more. The collection is supplemented by secondary source material and tools, including contextual essays, a Great War glossary, illustrated chronology, and interactive maps.

The trial period for this collection runs through December 8, 2014. Please send questions and feedback to alexap@umich.edu.

Type
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38614
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Loeb Classical Library

Description

The mission of the Loeb Classical Library, founded by James Loeb in 1911, has always been to make Greek and Latin literature accessible to the broadest range of readers. The digital Loeb Classical Library extends this mission into the twenty-first century. Harvard University Press is honored to renew James Loeb's vision of accessibility and presents an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture — in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease.

Type
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/34833
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Late Qing Dynasty Periodical Full-text Database (1833-1911) [晚清期刊全文数据库]

Description

Produced by the Shanghai Library, this database covers approximately 280,000 articles published in 302 Chinese-language periodicals between 1833 and 1911 in China.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/34793
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Foreign Relations between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944

Alternative Titles
Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations
Description

Originally microfilmed as Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations, this collection provides unique perspectives for the study of Latin American and Caribbean international relations. This collection consists of materials pertaining to political relations between the U.S. and countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular,  it documents the U.S. shift to maintain its influence in Latin America through Pan-Americanism, support for strong local leaders, the training of national guards, economic and cultural penetration, Export-Import Bank loans, financial supervision, and political subversion.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1930-1944
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33431
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Foreign Relations between Latin American and the Caribbean States, 1930-1944

Alternative Titles
Records of the Department of State relating to Political Relations
Description

This collection consists of materials pertaining to political relations of states, including diplomatic and consular representation and bilateral treaties, conventions and agreements for the following countries/regions: Argentine Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Central America, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and the West Indian Republics.

Documents in this collection span the period 1930 through 1944, focusing heavily on various events, people and political movements, including:

  • The rise of Fascism and Falangism
  • The effects of the worldwide depression
  • Mexican oil and nationalization
  • Central America and the "banana republics"
  • FDR's Good Neighbor Policy
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1930-1944
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33429
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National Palace Museum Collections Online

Description

The National Palace Museum Collections Online presents around 6,000 objects (antiquities, paintings and calligraphies) preserved at the imperial collections and palatial treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei.

Type
Database
Images
Museum
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33414
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Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1980

Description

Sourced from the British Foreign Office files at The National Archives, the UK government's official archive, this digital collection focuses on the political and social history of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

There is excellent content on Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Kashmir, as well as other frontier regions. The threat posed by China and the Soviet Union is analysed in detail. Other files look at the impact on UK, US and European trade, industrial policy, education and the media. There is an immense variety of material including diplomatic dispatches, inward and outward telegrams, newspaper cuttings and transcripts, maps, photographs, political and economic reports, accounts of visits and tours, minutes of meetings, conference proceedings, letters, leaflets and other ephemera.

This project comprises the following three sections:

  • Independence, Partition and the Nehru Era, 1947-1964
  • South Asian Conflicts and Independence for Bangladesh, 1965-1971
  • Afghanistan and the Cold War, Emergency Rule in India, and the Resumption of Civilian Rule in Pakistan, 1972-1980

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan is an Archives Direct project.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1947-1980
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33328
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