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Patrologia Orientalis Database (TRIAL)

Description

The Patrologia Orientalis Database (POD) is a collection of patristic texts from the Christian East, including works, recorded in non-Latin languages (i.e. Greek, Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Georgian), that come from geographical, cultural, or religious contexts somehow linked to Rome or the Eastern Roman Empire.

This initial version of the database allows users to access texts included in the Patrologia Orientalis (PO) series in two forms: the original text, available as a PDF file, and a searchable translation. The user can search for items (such as keywords or quotes) in the language into which a text was translated in the PO. All the texts in the PO will be seachable, and the reader can check the translation with the original text visible alongside as a non-searchable PDF file.

Key Features

  • Contains the 234 fascicles published in the Patrologia Orientalis series 
  • Updated yearly with new texts 
  • Each text is provided in its original language and in translation
  • Translations are searchable
  • Numerous filters (author, title, subject, language, etc.)
  • Multilingual interface (English, French, German, and Italian)
Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39451
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Encyclopedia of Ancient History

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Ancient History Online
Description

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is the only comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. Includes 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. Entries extend to all Mediterranean civilizations, including the Near East and Egypt, and represent an unprecedented level of coverage of the ancient world.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39365
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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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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
Access
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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
Access
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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
Access
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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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