Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

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
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41656
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Records of the Kurds [Trial]

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
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41641
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Records of the Hajj [Trial]

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
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41639
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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 [TRIAL]

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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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
Access
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Iran Data Portal

Description

"The Iran Social Science Data Portal is an English- and Persian-language online portal that features social science data on Iran, including socioeconomic data, electoral data, information on political parties, and translations of selected laws and regulations. It aims to provide a service to journalists, academics, policymakers, and others interested in analyzing political and socioeconomic developments in contemporary Iran. The project is funded by a grant from the Social Science Research Council. 

Due to its political significance, the Iran Data Portal provides particularly detailed documentation of the June 2009 presidential election in Iran. The featured data include electoral results down to the level of the ballot box, the electoral law, translations of statements made by the four presidential candidates, as well as statements by other political and religious leaders, political parties, and governmental agencies that offer a mosaic picture of the events following the contested elections."

Type
Statistics
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40546
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Islamic Painted Page

Description

"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."

Type
Database
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40215
Subjects

Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy

Description

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

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40105
Access
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