Religious Studies

Simpson Islamic Manuscript Record Archive

Description

"The Visual Resources Collections at the University of Michigan houses the Islamic manuscript record archive of Dr. Marianna Shreve Simpson (PhD, Harvard University, 1978). Dr. Simpson served as Curator of Islamic Near Eastern Art at the Freer/Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Islamic Art at the Walters Art Museum, and Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan (2005). She specializes in the arts of the Islamic book and illustrated Persian manuscripts in particular. She has lectured, taught, and published widely in these fields. She is the author of numerous articles and her books include: Sultan Ibrahim Mirza's Haft Awrang: A Princely Manuscript from Sixteenth-Century Iran (1997); Arab and Persian Painting in the Fogg Art Museum (1980); and The Illustration of an Epic: The Earliest Shahnama Manuscripts (1979).

The Simpson collection encompasses the history of Islamic book arts, with a particular focus on illustrated manuscripts produced between 1300 and 1600 CE.

Containing over 500 documentation records and approximately 4,800 images (prints, color slides, digital images, and microfilms), the archive represents almost four decades of manuscript study in libraries, museums, and private collections throughout the world. The collection also expands the Islamic Art Archives at the University of Michigan, which encompasses 10,000 photographs of manuscripts, paintings, monuments, and decorative arts. At present, the Islamic Art Archives is comprised of four series: black and white negatives of photographs by Arthur Upham Pope (1881-1969), black and white negatives of photographs by Donald Wilber (1907-1997), Oleg Grabar’s (1929-2011) archives for the Qasr al-Khayr East excavations, and Grabar’s photographic print collection of illustrated Maqamat and Shahnama manuscripts. The Simpson material thus comprises the fifth series in the Islamic Art Archives, which now spans a century of scholarship on Islamic art, painting, architecture, and archaeology.

The Simpson archive is organized by repository name and manuscript accession number or shelf mark (for example, “British Library Add. 7622”). Each file contains its own documentation template, which provides a detailed record of the title(s) of each manuscript, name(s) of calligrapher, painter, and patron, date and place of production, dimensions of folios and text blocks, paratextual information (paintings, seals, endowment notes, etc.), and other key data for every manuscript that Dr. Simpson has examined throughout her distinguished career as an academic, scholar, and curator of Islamic art."

Type
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31828
Subjects

Historical Atlas of Islam

Alternative Titles
An historical atlas of Islam
Atlas historique de l’Islam
Brill Online Reference Works
Encyclopaedia of Islam Online
Description

Collection of maps illustrating the history of Islam, some carried over unchanged from the 1st ed., others reworked and updated, and many new.

Type
Encyclopedia
Map(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31506
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Organs and Churches of Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic

Description

This collection contains photographs of historical pipe organs in Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic. Most of these images have appeared in the book Sacred Spaces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, written by Bela and Jan Feher. The book reflects a conscious effort to represent both the church/venue and the organ. The collection is sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31048
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics

Alternative Titles
EAGLL
Description

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics is a unique work that brings together the latest research from across a range of disciplines which contribute to our knowledge of Ancient Greek. All entries are authored and include bibliographies. As a reference tool, it is especially useful for students and scholars of Greek, of linguistics, and of other Indo-European languages, as well as of Biblical Literature.

This resource is available on a trial basis, until December 21, 2013. Please send feedback to Beau Case: bdcase@umich.edu.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30924
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Turkologischer Anzeiger = Turkology annual

Alternative Titles
Turkology annual
Description

The Turkology Annual

The Turkologischer Anzeiger/Turkology Annual (TA), founded by Andreas Tietze (†) and György Hazai, is an indispensable systematic bibliography for Turkology and Ottoman Studies. Experts from all over the world contribute to its compilation, which is funded by several institutions including the UNESCO. The volumes edited by the Department of Oriental Studies of the University of Vienna have until now only appeared in printed form.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
V. 1-26 (1976-2006)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30757
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Keilschriftbibliographie

Alternative Titles
KeiBi
Description

Die in der Zeitschrift Orientalia des Päpstlichen Bibelinstituts in Rom erscheinende Internationale Keilschriftbibliographie (KeiBi) ist seit ihrer ersten Ausgabe im Jahre 1940 (Orientalia N.S. Bd. 9) zu einem unentbehrlichen Hilfsmittel für Forschung, Lehre und Studium der altorientalistischen Disziplinen geworden. Jedoch - wie in allen gedruckten, über einen längeren Zeitraum hinweg erscheinenden Bibliographien - ist die Recherche darin nicht ohne Mühe. Um dies zu erleichtern, präsentieren wir die KeiBi-Daten in Form einer Datenbank, in der alle erschienenen Ausgaben gleichzeitig durchsucht werden können.

Type
Database
Coverage
1939-current (2009)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30337
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Sociology of Islam

Description

Sociology of Islam explores modern social, political and economic
transformations in Muslim Societies through the lens of sociological
analysis, social theory, industrialization, modernity, social movements,
secularism and political economy. It provides a unique sociological approach
in addition to a multi-disciplinary approach.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30265
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Qurʾān Concordance Online Compiled by: Thomas Milo

Description
The Qur'an Concordance is a unique finding aid which allows users to identify and localize text fragments, or even snippets, of the Qur'an. The use of the Qur'an Concordance (QC) requires some understanding of its underlying concepts, as described in the How-to-document.
 
The Qur'an Concordance is part of the subscription to Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an Online, and is presented as a separate but connected title. 
 
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30035
More Information
Access
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Subjects

De Gruyter Online Books

Alternative Titles
DGO Books, DeGruyter eBooks, Walter de Gruyter E-Books
Harvard University Press eBooks, HUP eBooks
Versita, Ontos Verlag, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag
Description

A continuously growing number of electronically published book titles from Walter de Gruyter, Harvard University Press, Versita, Ontos Verlag and Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag.  Includes most Harvard University Press books published since 2013.  Most books are in English or German, with a few in French.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Most titles included are published 2010 or later, plus a few selected titles published from 1977 - 2009.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29971
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Pages

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