Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia Online

Description

"The Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia is one of the most important European primary sources for the study of the modern Gulf region from the 17th to the early 20th century. The Gazetteer, was compiled and written by John Gordon Lorimer (1870-1914), an official of the Indian Civil Service. The Gazetteer was intended as handbook for British policy makers and agents in the area. The wealth of historical, political and geographical information from which Lorimer composed the Gazetteer was sourced from official documents of the British government in India and the Gulf, from British naval and military establishments and the East India Company archives, and first-hand research and surveys. It is the fullest account of the state of knowledge of the region in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and as such is still an important tool for researchers.
This full-text searchable online version offers scholars and students unique possibilities to study and consult this important work."

Type
Database
Dictionary
Handbook
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41857
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Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library : Non-Biblical Texts

Alternative Titles
Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Reference Library Online
Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library of Non-Biblical Texts
Description

This portion of the Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library presents a complete Hebrew transcription and English translation of the non-Biblical texts, together with high-resolution images.

Contents are identical to that of the Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library CD-ROM (published by Brill and Brigham Young University in 2006) but adapted to Brill's online platform for reference works.

This online publication offers transcriptions (texts), translations, images, an inventory, and tools for carrying out searches and viewing the images of the Dead Sea Scrolls biblical texts. 

The contents include 

  • the Hebrew Non-Biblical texts in the Dead Sea Scrolls, with photographs of all fragments
  • an English translation, based not on individual fragments but on all extant fragments that form a particular Masoretic book (or part thereof); it is equally based on the Masoretic text for those parts that are missing in the Dead Sea Scrolls

In addition, there are

  • an introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls Non-Biblical Texts
  • an inventory of the Qumran texts

This portion of the library complements the online Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library : Biblical Texts

Type
Database
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41779
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Encyclopaedia of Islam

Description

Platform for cross-searching titles related to the Encyclopaedia of Islam including 

  • Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE
  • Historical Atlas of Islam
Type
Database
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41761
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McGill Library's Islamic Lithographs digital Collection

Description

"The Islamic Studies Library Collections at McGill University include over 750 lithographed volumes printed in the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century in the Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Turkey), North Africa (Morocco), and South Asia (India, Pakistan).

The McGill Library's Islamic Lithographs digital Collection started with a selection of sixteen Arabic lithographed books, which were physically displayed in the Islamic Studies Library between February 1st and September 30th 2014. The digitization of Islamic lithographs at McGill is now a work in progress, and this digital collection is therefore a continually updated resource.

Visitors can browse the collection by country of publication or language [Arabic, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Urdu]. All books are accessible full text, either in PDF on the McGill website, or using the online reader of the Internet Archive."

Type
Catalog
Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41656
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Arabic Literature of Africa Online

Description

"Arabic Literature of Africa Online (ALAO) is a bio-bibliography on the Arabic manuscript tradition in the African continent, which continued well into the 20th century CE. It offers authoritative information about African authors, the texts they wrote in Arabic, the manuscripts in which these texts are found, and the locations of these manuscripts, together with bibliographical references to the literature. Arabic Literature of Africa Online complements Brockelmann’sGeschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (GAL) and is an indispensable reference work for students of Islamic cultures in Africa and of Islamic manuscripts in general."

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Database
Handbook
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41527
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Nashriyah: digital Iranian history

Alternative Titles
آرشیو آنلاین نشریات دانشگاه منچستر
Description

Nashriyah: digital Iranian history
آرشیو آنلاین نشریات دانشگاه منچستر

Difficult to access for years, now exclusively available here. View digital versions of Iranian newspapers and periodicals capturing key historical events as they happened.

These newspapers and periodicals, many of which have been only partially accessible inside Iran, cover the defining moments from the following three eras:

The premiership of Mohammad Mossadegh and the August 1953 coup d'état against his government (1950-53)
The 1979 Revolution; and 
The late 1990s/early 2000s ‘reform era’ of former President Mohammad Khatami.

Containing more than 12,000 pages, the collection is freely accessible without restriction.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41464
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Textual History of the Bible Online

Description

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

Type
Encyclopedia
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41462
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Middle East Virtual Library MENALIB

Alternative Titles
MENALIB
Description

The Middle East Virtual Library (MENALIB) is an information portal for Middle East, North African, and Islamic Studies. It provides access to electronic fulltext materials or electronic bibliographical records of printed materials and manuscripts.
The technical basis for this Virtual Library is maintained by theState- and University Library Saxony-Anhalt in Halle (Germany). At the same time, MENALIB integrates the efforts of manyinstitutions and individuals in order to provide information as comprehensive as possible.

Type
Database
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41298
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Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 3 : Arabic Manuscripts from the Hungarian Academy

Alternative Titles
MEMO 3
Description

This collection consists of 200 manuscripts with just over 300 works. In addition to 5 autographs, the highlights of the collection include: the earliest dated manuscript in the collection (Arab O. 013) a dated copy of a unique arrangement of a rare treatise written by al-Ṣāḥib Tāǧ al-Dīn (d. 707/1307) produced in the year of the author’s death; two rare Mamluk treatises on horsemanship (Arab F.2); and an anonymous compilation (Arab O. 027) about the lives of the outstanding men who lived in Medina in the 12th/18th century.

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Database
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41259
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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.

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40937
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