History (General)

Early Western Korans Online

Alternative Titles
Early Western Korans Online: Koran Printing in the West, 1537-1857
Early Western Qur'ans Online
Description

This collection demonstrates the impact of the holy book of Islam in Europe and is of interest to book historians, theologians, philologists, and scholars of Islamic Studies alike. Long before printing with movable type became common practice in the Islamic world, Qur'ans had been printed in Arabic type in several European cities. Included here are 62 exemplars of Qur'ans and Qur'an Translations in Arabic, Latin, German, French, English, Dutch, and Hebrew printed between 1537 and 1857, including Arabic Qur'an editions printed in Europe before 1850 and all complete translations directly from the Arabic (until about 1860). Among the secondary translations, only those into German and Dutch are offered completely. Of the partial editions, only the typographically or academically most interesting ones are presented. 

Available as part of Brill's Qurʾānic Studies Online along with The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an Online, The Qur’an Concordance, and The Dictionary of Qur’anic Usage Online.

Type
Database
Text Collection
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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

Description

The Encyclopedia of Humor Studies explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work's scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination.

Features & Benefits: The book's 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages).  It includes a Reader's Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader's Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries provide search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40675
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C19: The Nineteenth Century Index

Alternative Titles
19th-century Index
Nineteenth-century short title catalogue
19th-century short title catalogue
NSTC
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature
Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1824-1900)
Periodicals Index Online
Periodicals Archive Online
British Periodicals Collection
American Periodicals Series
Niles' Register
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
Congressional Serial Set
American State Papers
Proceedings of the Old Bailey
Palmer's Index to the Times
The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism
Description

C19: The 19th-Century Index is an integrated bibliographic resource for discovering 19th-century books, periodicals, official records, newspapers, and archives. Records in C19 come from the following sources:

The Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC)

Chadwyck Healey's The Nineteenth Century microform project at the British Library

Poole's Index to Periodical Literature

The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1824-1900)

Periodicals Index Online and Periodicals Archive Online (1790-1919)

British Periodicals Collections I and II (covering 1790-1931)

American Periodicals Series (1770-1919)

American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries

Cumulative Index to Niles' Register 1811-1849

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (1801-1900)

Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey

Palmer's Index to the Times (1890-1905)

The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Type
Article Index
Database
Coverage
1790-1919
Stable URL
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Routledge Handbooks Online

Alternative Titles
Routledge Companions
RHO
Description

Routledge Handbooks Online is a collection of over 400 handbooks in 18 subject areas, including archaeology, Asian studies, business, classics, communications, criminal justice, economics, education, environment, health, history, law, linguistics, philosophy, politics, psychology, security, sociology, sports and tourism.  

All chapters are searchable, browsable and fully indexed. Chapters can be downloaded as PDFs and are DRM-free. Each book includes an image gallery.

Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39985
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Prosopography of the Byzantine World (PBW)

Description
  • Addresses the history of Byzantium as well as the first two crusades and the history of the crusader states until 1150
  • Since 2011, particular coverage of first half of the twelfth century (mainly from Latin and Greek sources) and the religious dimension of eleventh-century Byzantium
  • Includes some Armenian and Arabic textual sources
  • See the Full Source List for more complete coverage 
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39977
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BREPOLiS Databases Portal

Description

Portal for accessing many of Brepols' online reference works including: 

Bibliography of British and Irish History

Index Religiosus

RHE bibliographie (now part of Index Religiosus)

Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques

Medieval and Early Modern Bibliographies

International Medieval Bibliography

Bibliographie de Civilisation Médiévale

International Directory of Medievalists

Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature

Aristoteles Latinus Database

Monumenta Germaniae Historica

Cross Database Searchtool

Library of Latin Texts - Series A

Library of Latin Texts - Series B

Database of Latin Dictionaries

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39849
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Die Bischöfe des Heiligen Römischen Reiches und der deutschsprachigen Länder

Description

The online version of Die Bischöfe des Heiligen Römischen Reiches und der deutschsprachigen Länder (BHRR) edited by Erwin Gatz and includes more than 4,400 biographical entries of bishops who held office between 1198 and 1945. 

Geographic coverage extends beyond the borders of Germany to the historical boundaries of the Holy Roman Empire, namely portions of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, Northern Italy, etc. 

Included as a supplement to the online version of Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (DHGE)

Type
Database
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39847
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Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (DHGE)

Description

Fully searchable, online version of the renowned encyclopedia.

The online Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques represents an unparalleled source of information for those interested in Church History, comprising 70,000 items and sub-items and more than 50,000 columns written by specialists. 

In addition, the online DHGE has been enriched with the contributions published under the title Die Bischöfe des Heiligen Römischen Reiches (BHRR). 

Also linked directly within the Index Religiosus. 

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Database
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
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Index Religiosus

Description

The Index Religiosus endeavours to become the international reference bibliography for academic publications in Theology, Religious Studies and Church History. It covers publications written in various European languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, etc.) and is the result of collaboration between the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) and KU Leuven, which are both recognized internationally for their excellence in the field of Theology and Religious Studies.

The new bibliography begins from the basis of two existing bibliographies: the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus from the journal Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses. These two tools are internationally recognized as essential working instruments for Theology and Religious Studies.

From January 2014 onwards, the printed version of the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus will no longer be available. These printed bibliographies will be replaced by the Index Religiosus.

Thus the Index Religiosus already consists of 565,000 bibliographic and 123,000 review references for January 2014. About 185,000 records will be added during the period 2014-2015, including two annual updates of 20,000 records in total, as well as older material.

The Index Religiosus covers the full range of disciplines in Theology and Canon Law: History of Theology, History of Religions, Old and New Testaments, Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology, Sacramentology and Liturgy, Moral and Pastoral Theology, and Canon Law.

All aspects of Church History are also widely covered: Institutions, Orders, Congregations, Influential Figures, Hagiography, Political, Social and Economic History, Archaeology, Art History, Music, Architecture, Relations with Islam and Judaism, etc.), which makes the Index Religiosus a tool of the first order for various disciplines.

Type
Article Index
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39843
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Special Collections Image Bank

Alternative Titles
Image Bank, Special Collections Library
Description

The Special Collections Library Image Bank is a repository intended to capture the digitized images of Special Collections materials in the public domain created for incidental requests — such as those from patrons or from curatorial staff for outreach initiatives — and is not associated with full-scale digitization projects. The Image Bank is a phased project that will allow the Special Collections Library to quickly locate previously scanned images and keep our typically fragile materials from being handled more than necessary, to make public-domain images freely available to increase discoverability, and to potentially leverage accumulated images into new Digital Collections, Exhibits, or other Outreach opportunities.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39800
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