Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

Historians of the Ottoman Empire

Description

The project Historians of the Ottoman Empire aims at filling an extensive gap in the field of Ottoman Studies by offering scholars a major bio-bibliographical reference book on Ottoman historians.

In contrast to earlier similar projects in the field, Historians of the Ottoman Empire intends to comprise all the historians who have lived and produced within the geographical limits of the Ottoman Empire -- regardless of the language in which they wrote. The reference book will thus cover works of history primarily in Turkish, but also in Arabic, Persian, Armenian, Greek, and other languages.

The Historians of the Ottoman Empire is intended to be a major reference work for scholars and students of the Middle East, North Africa, South-East Europe, and the Caucasus, as well as for non-specialists interested in the histories and cultures of these regions.

Type
Database
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39919
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Database of Ottoman Inscriptions

Alternative Titles
Osmanlı Kitabeleri Projesi
Description

 Database of Ottoman Inscriptions (DOI) is searchable digital database comprising information about, as well as transliterations and pictures of, all the Turkish, Arabic and Persian architectural inscriptions created in the Ottoman lands during Ottoman times.

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39917
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The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

Description

"The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is very proud to present the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a free online digitized virtual library of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hundreds of manuscripts made up of thousands of fragments – discovered from 1947 and until the early 1960’s in the Judean Desert along the western shore of the Dead Sea – are now available to the public online. The high resolution images are extremely detailed and can be accessed through various search options on the site...

The IAA is collaborating with Google to upload all of the digitized Scrolls images online, enabling users to explore the manuscripts and their contents in a number of languages and formats. Ultimately, the images will be accompanied by meta-data including transcriptions, translations and detailed bibliography."

Browse the fragments by Site, Language, or Content or use the "free search" option.

Type
Database
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39874
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Manar al-Athar

Alternative Titles
منار الآثار
Description

"The Manar al-Athar website, based at the University of Oxford, aims to provide high resolution, searchable images for teaching, research, and publication. These images of archaeological sites, with buildings and art, will cover the areas of the former Roman empire which later came under Islamic rule, such as Syro-Palestine/the Levant, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa and Spain. The chronological range is from Alexander the Great (i.e., from about 300 BC) through, the Islamic period to the present. It is the first website of its kind providing such material labelled jointly in both Arabic and English. We will also be publishing related material, both online and on paper, in English and Arabic."

"يهدف موقع منار الآثار الإلكتروني، التابع لجامعة أكسفورد، إلى تزويدكم بصور عالية الجودة للغايات العلمية والتعليمية والبحثية؛ إذ تحتوي الصور على نماذج معمارية وفنية لمواقع أثرية كانت ضمن مناطق الإمبراطورية الرومانية السابقة والتي وقعت لاحقاً تحت الحكم الإسلامي: مثل بلاد الشام وبعض أجزاء الجزيرة العربية ومصر وشمال أفريقيا وأسبانيا. تمتد الفترة الزمنية لهذه المواقع الأثرية من أيام الإسكندر المقدوني (حوالي 300 قبل الميلاد) والفترة الإسلامية إلى الوقت الحاضر. يعد موقع منار الآثار الإلكتروني الأول من نوعه الذي يزود روّاده بمواد معنونة باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية معاً. فضلاً عن ذلك سيتم نشر مواد ذات صلة بالموضوع على الموقع الإلكتروني و بشكل ورقي باللغتين الإنجليزية والعربية"

 

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Images
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39796
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Egypt 2008 Web Archive

Description

"In 2008 Egypt witnessed a remarkable experience rich in political and democratic practices, and the sites captured back then should be revisited in the context of current events. In Spring 2008 the April 6 Youth Movement, an Egyptian activist group established in to support the workers in an industrial town, appeared in local politics as an active force. It was followed by other opposition movements calling for democracy, social justice, free and fair elections and civil resistance. The group would later feature prominently in the Egyptian protests of 2011.

Other prominent websites in this archive include The Muslim Brotherhood which rose to power in 2012 before their downfall again in 2013. The Kefaya (Enough) movement was a group of various political forces aimed to establish a new government in Egypt in opposition to the Mubarak regime, and was a prominent opposition movement in Egypt’s early 21st century history. Important events in 2008 which had a large effect on political discourse concerned Egyptian gas exports to Israel which sparked large protests within the country. All in all, this collection of websites represents emerging expressionism by Egyptian political parties and movements, along with blogs and news media sites of the time. These sites may be considered a form of virtual ephemera, appearing prior to the advent of popular social media channels."

Type
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39792
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Arabic Collections Online

Alternative Titles
المجموعات العربية على الانترنت
Description

Arabic Collections Online (ACO) is a publicly available digital library of public domain Arabic language content. Funded by New York University Abu Dhabi, this mass digitization project aims to expose up to 15,000 volumes from NYU and partner institutions over a period of five years. NYU and the partner institutions are contributing all types of material—literature, business, science, and more—from their Arabic language collections. ACO will provide digital access to printed books drawn from rich Arabic collections of prominent libraries.

For more information, please email us at: ACO-contact-group@nyu.edu

المجموعات العربيَّة على الإنترنيت عبارة عن مكتبة عامَّة رقميَّة للكتب المؤلَّفة باللغة العربيَّة والتي أصبحت في المجال العام. إنَّ هذا المشروع الرَّقمي الهائل مُمَّول من قِبل جامعة نيويورك أبو ظبي، ويهدف إلى عرض ما يقارب خمسة عشرة ألف كتاب من قِبل جامعة نيويورك والجامعات الأخرى المشاركة خلال مدة خمس سنوات من العمل. إنَّ جامعة نيويورك والجامعات الأخرى المساهمة ستقدم أنواع مختلفة من الكتب في مجالات الأدب و التجارة والعلوم وغيرها من مقتنياتها من الكتب العربيَّة. إنَّ المجموعات العربيَّة على الإنترنيت، سوف توفر إمكانية الوصول الإلكتروني إلى كتب مطبوعة مستمدَّة من مجموعات قيِّمة من مكتبات هامة.

لمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى مراسلتنا على العنوان التالي: ACO-contact-group@nyu.edu

 
Type
Catalog
Database
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39667
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Online Bibliography of Ottoman-Turkish Literature

Alternative Titles
Osmanlı Edebiyatı Çalışmaları Bibliyografyası Veritabanı
Description

Extensive database of references to theses, books, articles, papers and projects relating to research into Ottoman-Turkish culture, available in English and Turkish versions.

The bibliography aims to serve as the principal reference for scholars working on Turkey and the Middle East, and for specialists studying other medieval and early/modern literatures. It is open also to record-submissions from visitors, and we invite all relevant scholars and researchers to post entries relating to their works. Such submissions become available publicly following review.

The database originated in a series of print-publications published previously by Professor Hatice Aynur, entitled:

Studies on Old Turkish Literature Prepared at Universities: Theses and Dissertations, Publications and News (Üniversitelerde Eski Türk Edebiyatı Çalışmaları: Tezler, Yayınlar, Haberler).

Type
Article Index
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39377
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Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Encyclopedia of Ancient History

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Ancient History Online
Description

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is the only comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. Includes 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. Entries extend to all Mediterranean civilizations, including the Near East and Egypt, and represent an unprecedented level of coverage of the ancient world.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39365
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Classic Arabic Texts Online

Alternative Titles
Futūḥ al-buldān
فتوح البدان
Mukhtaṣar Kitāb al-Buldān
مختصر كتاب البلدان
Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum
Origins of the Islamic State
Description

Classic Arabic Texts Online 1 (CATO-1) offers approx. 19,000 pages of classic Brill editions of Arabic historical and geographical texts in a full-text searchable format (even the Arabic script) and accessible from one single point of entry. 

Classic Arabic Texts Online 1 includes the following titles:

De Goeje's edition of al-Balādhūrī's Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (fully searchable in Arabic script)

Origins of the Islamic State by Murgotten and Hitti, the English translation of al-Balādhūrī's Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (fully searchable English text)

Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum (with indices and glossaries) edited by M.J. de Goeje and J.H. Kramers, i.e. Ibn al-Faqīh's Mukhtaṣar Kitāb al-Buldān (fully searchable in Arabic script)

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38690
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Shamaa Database (Arab Educational Information Network)

Alternative Titles
قاعدة معلومات شمعة : شبكة المعلومات العربية التربوية
Qāʻidat maʻlūmāt Shamʻah (Shabakat al-Maʻlūmāt al-ʻArabīyah al-Tarbawīyah)
Description

The Shamaa Database includes bibliographic citations for scholarly education literature published in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, KSA, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen.

Publications covered include books, book chapters, articles, and theses / dissertations in Arabic, English or French on various aspects of education research and practice. 

Where available, abstracts and even full text are included.

The database may be searched using Arabic, English or French search terms.

Arabic and French interfaces are also available. 

Type
Article Index
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33653
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