Religious Studies

Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of the Quran Online
Supplement I (Early Western Qurʾāns)
Supplement II (Qurʾān Concordance).
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

An encyclopaedic dictionary of qur'ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur'ānic studies. With nearly 1000 entries in 5 volumes, the EQ is the first comprehensive, multi-volume reference work on the Qur'ān to appear in a Western language. The EQ Online includes access to 62 Early Printed Western Qurʾāns. With regular updates. Includes Supplement I (Early Western Qurʾāns) and Supplement II (Qurʾān Concordance).

Type
Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11113
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Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures Online

Alternative Titles
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

A unique collaboration of over 1000 scholars from around the world, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a ground-breaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world. No other reference work offers this scale of contributions or depth and breadth of coverage.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11115
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Encyclopaedia of Judaism

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Judaism
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

Online version of The Encyclopaedia of Judaism, Second Edition (2005). This new edition of the prize-winning five volume Encyclopaedia of Judaism is now available online. More than 200 entries comprising more than 1,000,000 words are offered in a user-friendly environment, with the benefits of advanced search options and cross-searching with other reference works under Brill Online.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11111
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Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

Alternative Titles
EJIW
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World (EJIW) covers an area of Jewish history, religion, and culture which until now has lacked its own cohesive/discreet reference work. The Encyclopedia aims to fill the gap in academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods. EJIW Online will be updated twice yearly with newly commissioned articles, illustrations, multimedia, and primary source material. The Outright Purchase price includes substantial additions of material in 2011 and 2012 (photographs, audio files, primary sources).

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11085
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Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics

Alternative Titles
Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics
Description

Citations, some with abstracts or tables of contents, to literature on on Islamic medical and scientific ethics. Database covers attitudes and practices on ethical issues within the Muslim world, from many disciplines and publication types including journals, newspapers, books, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, and audiovisuals.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11053
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Oxford Handbooks Online

Alternative Titles
OHO
Description

Fully indexed, cross-searchable database of research review articles from the Oxford Handbooks series published by Oxford University Press. Covers 13 subject areas including archaeology, business & management, classics, economics & finance, history, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, and criminology. 

Type
Handbook
Coverage
Includes all titles from subject areas listed above for 2012-present and select titles from multiple Oxford Handbooks series, published 2004-2012.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10935
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Library of Latin Texts - Series B

Alternative Titles
Library of Latin Texts - Series B (LLT-B)
CETEDOC Library of Christian Latin Texts
CLCLT
Brepolis
Description

Supplement to LLT-A. With an initial production of almost 7 million words and a projected growth of 4-5 million words annually, the LLT-B will develop at a faster pace than the LLT-A. In order to make this possible, the material which makes up the LLT-B is taken directly from existing editions (whereas the LLT-A is the product of intensive research work). The Library of Latin Texts – Series B gathers Latin texts of all genres and all periods. The data will therefore be very diverse, and will include genres as varied as chronicles, medieval saints’ lives and travel narratives, legal texts, and theological, philosophical and scientific treatises from the early-modern period. Above all, the emphasis will be on the online availability of large corpora of texts.

Type
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10409
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Europa Sacra

Alternative Titles
Brepolis
Description

Europa Sacra offers complete coverage of Church prelates, information on all 1300 medieval bishoprics, archdioceses and patriarchates and prosopographical information on 18,507 bishops, archbishops and patriarchs.

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10403
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Vetus Latina Database

Alternative Titles
Brepolis
Description

The huge panoply of Latin biblical texts which were in existence and use from the second century AD/CE until the time when the Vulgate became predominant are known under the common rubric of the Vetus Latina, or the Old Latin, Bible. The term Vetus Latina refers to all those biblical texts translated into Latin which are not found in the Vulgate. The textual tradition of the Vetus Latina is complex and incomplete. Because there are a limited number of extant manuscripts that haphazardly cover the biblical text the basic sources are biblical citations or allusions that are found within the writings of the Latin Fathers or Greek patristic authors who were translated at an early date into Latin.


The Latin Bible is at the core of Western culture, but it also bears witness to the development of this civilisation, through the many reworkings the text has undergone down the centuries. Our whole intellectual and religious history can be held up to the mirror of these variants. They are a fundamental resource not only for theologians, but for historians and literary scholars. Many layers of language, from the most vernacular to the most refined, can be seen in these texts.

The founders of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae were not unaware of these facts. At their prompting a Bavarian priest, Abbot Joseph Denk, in the late nineteenth century undertook to start collecting all citations to the Latin Bible from the writings of the Church Fathers, in the way that had been done 250 years earlier by the Maurist Pierre Sabatier. It is important to stress that versions of Holy Scripture, throughout the ages, have quickly become outdated and, during the manuscript era, the redundant texts which were no longer being recopied were destined for extinction. Citations alone record them, and hence their importance.

Denk's collection, comprising many hundreds of thousands of files, was deposited at Saint Boniface Abbey in Beuron (Germany). The collection is the foundation for the task of editing the ancient Latin versions of the Bible being undertaken by the Vetus Latina Institute at the abbey itself. It is constantly being updated and expanded, as new editions of patristic writings appear. Many scholars have visited the abbey to consult this unique resource. But many more scholars write to the Institute with questions that only this archive can answer. The archive was recently microfilmed, as a security measure, but this has also allowed the data to be transcribed and input in a way that allows individual scholars to consult the material at home or at work on CD-Rom or Online.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10397
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Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Description

Brings together current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This fully integrated resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and will be regularly updated.

Type
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10301
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