Religious Studies

Records of the Kurds [Trial]

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Records of the Kurds : territory, revolt and nationalism, 1831-1979

Online version of this Cambridge Archives Editions collection of documents drawn chiefly from the British archives. Presents images of the document reproductions as they appeared in the 13 volume print edition with searchable text functionality.

"This set of documents traces early insurgencies of the Kurdish people directed against regional and metropolitan powers, their inter-relations with neighbouring tribes and other ethnic groups, while also depicting the extent of territories pertaining to the Kurdish homeland. The period witnessed the origins of Kurdish nationalist sentiments through a series of disparate revolts in the 19th century, through to a larger, more cohesive and discernible movement launched in the aftermath of World War One."

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Records of the Hajj [Trial]

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Online version of this Cambridge Archives Editions collection of documents and extracts (including diagrams and other graphic material) pertaining to the history of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Presents images of the extracts and document reproductions as they appeared in the 10 volume print edition with searchable text functionality.

"The contents of this publication have, almost without exception, been selected from primary sources. The earliest period is covered by exact copies of sections on the Hajj in the works of Azraki, Al-Tabari and other Arab chroniclers. Later documentation presents the Hajj less as a feature in Islam´s historical development than as a personal experience conveyed through eye-witness accounts of the pilgrimage rituals and of Mecca and its inhabitants. Outstanding among such records are passages selected from the works of Ibn Jubair, Nasir-e Khosrau and Ibn Batuta.
 
European sources provide the bulk of the documentation for the later periods. On the one hand there are extracts from Varthema, Burckhardt, Richard Burton and other travellers; on the other, huge quantities of highly interesting despatches and memoranda prepared by diplomats and agents sent to the area to monitor events and promote their Government´s interests. Most of these have been selected from the archives of the British Political Agency (later: Legation) that was established in Jeddah in the nineteenth century. Of outstanding value are the lengthy comprehensive Pilgrimage Reports that were, until the 1950s prepared annually by British political staff assisted by Muslims sent specially to Mecca as observers. These have been reproduced in their entirety. As for the last thirty years - the period in which such records are withheld from view - the editor has made careful selections from recent publications and combined them with media coverage including the text of important broadcasts from Riyadh and Tehran."

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Textual History of the Bible Online [TRIAL]

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The Textual History of the Bible brings together all available information regarding the textual history, textual character, translation techniques, manuscripts, and the importance of each textual witness for each book of the Hebrew Bible, including its deutero-canonical scriptures. In addition, it includes articles on the history of research, the editorial histories of the Hebrew Bible, as well as other aspects of text-critical research and its auxiliary fields, or Hilfswissenschaften, such as papyrology, codicology, and linguistics.

Vol. 1: The Hebrew Bible

Vol. 2: Deuterocanonical Scriptures

Vol. 3: A Companion to Textual Criticism

Vol. 4: Indices, and Manuscript Catalogues

Edited by: Armin Lange (General Editor), Emanuel Tov, Matthias Henze, Russell E. Fuller

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Early Western Korans Online

Alternative Titles
Early Western Korans Online: Koran Printing in the West, 1537-1857
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.

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Islamic Painted Page

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"The Islamic Painted Page database enables you to locate printed reproductions, commentaries and weblinks for thousands of Islamic paintings, including illuminated "carpet" pages, decorated Quran pages, and book bindings from over 230 collections all over the world.

You can also create your own account within the website, where you can bookmark specific searches, add your own notes for each item, and suggest corrections direct to the administrator."

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Images
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40215
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Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy

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Electronic, searchable edition of The Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy, with entries on more than 300 thinkers and key concepts. Also includes timeline, glossary and detailed bibliography. Coverage extends from early Islamic period to modern period. 

Table Of Contents:

Introduction
How to use the Dictionary
General bibliography
List of contributors 
List of biographical entries and authors 
Entries A-Z
Glossary
Index of names
Index of terms

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Encyclopedia
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The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek (Montanari Online)

Alternative Titles
Montanari Online
Vocabolaria della Lingua Greca (English)
Description

The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolaria della Lingua Greca. With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond.The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is an invaluable companion for the study of Classics and Ancient Greek, for beginning students and advanced scholars alike.

Translated and edited under the auspices of The Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is based on the completely revised 3rd Italian edition published in 2013.

Features

  • The principal parts of some 15,000 verbs are listed directly following the entry and its etymology. For each of these forms, the occurrence in the ancient texts has been certified. When found only once, the location is cited.
  • Nearly all entries include citations from the texts with careful mention of the source.
  • The Dictionary is especially rich in personal names re-checked against the sources for the 3rd Italian edition, and in scientific terms, which have been categorized according to discipline.
  • Each entry has a clear structure and typography making it easy to navigate.
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Archives of the Presbyterian Church in Cuba Online

Alternative Titles
Archives of the Presbyterian Church of Cuba Online
Description

This collection makes available for research the records of the Iglesia Presbiteriana-Reformada en Cuba (IPRC) and predecessor Presbyterian churches and missions in Cuba, including a complete run of Heraldo Cristiano, the church’s newsletter, 1919 – 2010, which provides a framework for the history of the church. Also included are the periodicals Juprecu and Su Voz, early mission records, originally maintained in English and then in Spanish as the congregations took over management of their churches and schools from the mission workers. These include session minutes and membership / baptism / marriage / death records, as well as minutes of men’s, women’s, and youth groups, including their mission work in their communities.

Includes 52,000 scans, approx. 80,000 pages, mainly in Spanish with some English. 

This collection offers multiple possibilities for those interested not only in the history of Protestantism on the island but for individuals in search of windows to Cuban culture and society. 

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Christian-Muslim Relations Online (600-1500)

Alternative Titles
Christian-Muslim Relations : A Bibliographical History Online
CMRO
CMR Online
Description

Christian-Muslim Relations Online (CMR Online) is the online version of the first five volumes of the series Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History covering the period 600 to 1500 CE. The CMR Online resource allows for full-text, cross searching and browsing of the volumes appearing in this important series.

As a bibliographical history, this resource addresses the encounters that took place throughout the extended Mediterranean basin between the two faiths via texts recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages.

It comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost. The result of collaboration between leading scholars, CMR Online is intended as a basic tool for research in Christian-Muslim relations.

 

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Christian-Muslim Relations Online II (1500-1900)

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CMRO2
Christian-Muslim Relations : A Bibliographical History Online 2
Description

Christian-Muslim Relations Online 2 (CMRO2) is a bibliographical history of relations between the two faiths as they are reflected in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other. 

The CMRO2 online resource for allows for full-text, cross searching and browsing of the volumes appearing in the series Christian-Muslim Relations A Bibliographical History beginning with volume 6 (Western Europe 1500-1600).

Once complete, it will cover all parts of the world from the year 1500 to 1914, including the ages of European expansion and colonialism and will comprise thousands of comprehensive entries on individual works and their authors, together with introductory essays to the periods and areas covered (including the Qur'an in English writings and European Qur'an translations), making it the fullest available source in this field. 

 

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