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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Records of the Kurds

Description

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."

Type
Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41641
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Records of the Hajj

Description

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."

Type
Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41639
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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."

Type
Database
Handbook
Stable URL
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
Stable URL
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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