History (General)

North China Herald Online

Description

The English North China Herald is universally acclaimed as the prime printed source in any language for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to the 1940s.

During this so-called ‘treaty century’ (1842-1943) the Great Western Powers established a strong presence in China through their protected enclaves in the major cities.

It was published in Shanghai, at the heart of China’s dealing with the Euro-American world and a city at the forefront of developments in Chinese politics, culture, education and the economy. As the official journal for British consular notifications, and announcements of the Shanghai Municipal Council, it is the first – and sometimes only – point of reference for information and comment on a range of foreign and Chinese activities.

Regularly it also features translations of Chinese official notifications and news. The Herald had correspondents across the whole of China. These supplied a constant stream of news of an incredible variety, such as, apart from news and gossip reflecting the social, cultural and political life of the foreign settlements; trade statistics, stock prices, Chinese news, essays on Chinese culture and language, law reports from foreign courts in the settlements, company reports, news on foreign social, cultural and political life, maps, cartoons, photographs, stock prices and law and company reports, advertisements, tables of tea, silk and cotton exports, or long-forgotten facts about missionaries, birth, marriage, and death announcements, facts about other foreign nationals – the French, Danish, Italian, German, Dutch, and so on. Although a thriving treaty port press developed over the century of the foreign presence, no other newspaper existed over such an extended period, and covers it in such incredible depth and variety. The dense unindexed columns of the Herald offer therefore an indispensable, still largely unexplored treasure-trove for any scholar of modern Chinese history. War, revolution and politics have conspired to destroy library holdings or frustrate access to publications from China’s treaty century. The fully text-searchable North China Herald online is one of the primary sources on a period which continues to shape much of China’s world and worldview.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11557
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Brut Chronicle

Description

The celebrated Chronicles of England, or "Brut Chronicle", is the earliest prose chronicle in English and was the most popular history of England in the Middle Ages. The Chronicle traces the history of Britain from its earliest (mythical) time (Albinia), including stories of legendary kings such as Brutus of Troy (hence its name), Lear and Arthur, and is quite detailed for the period starting with the reign of Edward I.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11483
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Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

Alternative Titles
Medieval Feminist Index
Description

Indexes over 500 journals as well as many essay collections devoted in large part to topics dealing with women, sexuality, or gender.

Coverage begins in 1996.

There are over 20,000 records in the database currently, and more than five hundred records are added every four months.

The time period covered is 450 C.E. to 1500 C.E. with Russia extending to 1613, the beginning of the Romanov dynasty, because the sixteenth century is still medieval in social and political terms. The geographic area is Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East as well as areas in which Europeans travelled.

Subject coverage for gender and sexuality means that articles on masculinity and male homosexuality are included. Publications in English, French, German, and Spanish have been indexed since the project began in 1996. Materials in Italian (published from 1990 to the present) began to be included in the database in May 2001.

Books written by a single author are not indexed.

The database uses controlled vocabulary for its thesaurus.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11465
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Brepols Periodica & Miscellanea Online

Alternative Titles
Brepols Miscellanea Online - Essays in Medieval Studies
Brepols Periodica Online - Journals online
Description

Contains two products.

(1) Brepols Miscellanea Online - Essays in Medieval Studies.  E-book versions of collected essays in medieval studies published by Brepols, 1998-present. As of 2011, approximately 300 miscellany volumes with 5,200 articles have been collected. Collection will grow annually by approximately 50 e-books, with each chapter being indexed and searchable. Articles stand on their own, and so can be read without the rest of the collection, although searching at the book-level also is possible. Digitized works include thematic collections, symposia, Festschriften, and exhibition catalogs. Geographic scope is Europe and surrounding areas, and span the time period of 330-1563 CE. Subjects covered include: archaeology (3%), art and architecture (7%), cultural studies (11%), history of music (2%), history of science (2%), language and literature (17%), manuscript studies (3%), Medieval Studies (General) (9%), philosophy (12%), religion (20%), and social and economic history (14%). At least two-thirds of the content is in English. All content is indexed in the International Medieval Bibliography (IMB).

(2) Brepols Periodica Online - Journals online. Offers more than 12,000 journal articles for material published in 2006 or earlier spanning fields such as Egyptology, classical studies, philosophy, medieval studies, and literature. NOTE: MLibrary subscribes to selected e-journal content.

Type
E-Book(s)
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11413
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Bibliography of English Women Writers, 1500-1640

Description
A comprehensive record of scholarship on 738 known women writers and their texts, canonical and non-canonical. Including already familiar figures (e.g., Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stuart) as well as less-known and hitherto unknown English women writers--refugees such as women recusants, women in the colonies, Marrano women (Anusot), and women translators and English women writers in French, Greek, Latin, Spanish, Gaelic and Welsh.
Type
Database
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11395
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Bildbestand der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft in der Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main

Alternative Titles
Der Bildbestand der Deutschen Kolonialgesellschaft in der Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Image Collection of the German Colonial Society at the University Library of Frankfurt
Deutsches Kolonial-Lexikon
Description

This archive at the University of Frankfurt [Germany] contains ephemera of the members of the German Colonial Society (Deutsche Kolonialgesellschaft), founded in 1877. Its members collected books, journals, and photographs of their activities and of the interests of Germans around the world, from its beginning until its dissolution in 1943. The 50,000 digitized slides, photographs, and book illustrations from the archive mostly document late 19th and early 20th-century Africa. The bulk of the images pertain to these countries (in ranked order of number of images present in the database): Togo, Cameroon, Namibia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, China, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, USA and Canada, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Samoa. The images in the photo archive may be searched by Place, Subject, Person, Photographer, and/or Ethnic Group. The website also includes the three-volume [in German] German Colonial Dictionary (Heinrich Schnee, ed. Deutsches Kolonial-Lexikon. Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer 1920). The website is in German, but the search page for the image archive has an alternative English-language interface.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11389
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Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part V

Alternative Titles
Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part V
Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker continued Part V
FGrHist
Jacoby
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker continued is the expansion of Felix Jacoby's monumental work on ancient fragmentary historians, Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, which was published between 1923 and 1958. Before his death in 1959, Jacoby had managed to complete the first three out of the six parts he had initially planned, namely (I) Genealogy and Mythography, (II) Zeitgeschichte (political-military history) and (III) Horography and Ethnography. Other researchers then set out to continue Jacoby's massive task and add the parts the initial author had not been able to publish himself. The publication of Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker Part V on Geography is in the hands of chief editor Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Berlin). Eventually, part five will be published in print; in the meantime Brill's online edition provides access to the rich materials already available. In addition, Brill's online edition of FGrHist V will be regularly updated and expanded.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11361
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Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV

Alternative Titles
Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV
Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker continued Part IV
FGrHist
Jacoby
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued is the continuation of Felix Jacoby's monumental work on ancient fragmentary historians, Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker, which was published between 1923 and 1958. Before his death in 1959, Jacoby had managed to complete the first three out of the six parts he had initially planned, namely (I) Genealogy and Mythography, (II) Zeitgeschichte (political-military history) and (III) Horography and Ethnography. Other researchers then set out to continue Jacoby's massive task and add the parts the initial author had not been able to publish himself. In 1998-1999 three fascicles of Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part IV A (Biography ) were published under the supervision of chief editor Guido Schepens (Leuven). Currently, the further publication of FGrHist IV is undertaken by chief editor Stefan Schorn (Leuven). Members of the Editorial Board are G. Arrighetti (Pisa), M. Erler (Würzburg) and G. Schepens (Leuven). Individual sections or subsections have been assigned to various section editors. Eventually, part IV will be published in print; in the meantime Brill's online edition provides access to the rich materials already available. In addition to that, Brill's online edition of FGrHist IV will be regularly updated and expanded.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11359
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Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Part I-III

Alternative Titles
Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker
FGrHist
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

Felix Jacoby (1876-1959) edited, over many years, the “fragments” of the Greek historians who are not preserved complete: that is, quotations from their works in other writers. In his multi-volume work, Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker (for which he requested the abbreviation FGrHist) he created one of the stupendous research sources in the field of ancient history. The work outlived two world wars, Jacoby's forced retirement from his chair at the University of Kiel, his exile from his native land, his return to Germany, and the death of his beloved and faithful companion and helper, his wife. The appearance of this work in the modern form on Jacoby Online offers an opportunity to review the life and career of this great scholar and the organization of his complex masterpiece.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11357
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Translated Texts for Historians E-Library

Description

The Translated Texts for Historians book series provides scholarly English translations of key historical sources from the time of late antiquity and the early middle ages.

The digital library contains translations of historical sources, from the political letters and speeches of Ambrose of Milan to Zachariah of Mytilene’s Chronicle. Texts span 300-800 CE and have been translated into English from Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Georgian and Armenian. Each volume of scholarly translation includes an introduction setting the text into context, and rigorous notes on content, interpretation and debates.

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11343
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