Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics

Description
Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics
 
Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and LinguisticsSubject: Language and Linguistics
Edited by: Geoffrey Khan
Associate editors: Shmuel Bolozky, Steven Fassberg, Gary A. Rendsburg, Aaron D. Rubin, Ora R. Schwarzwald, Tamar Zewi
 
BETA VERSION
The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online offers a systematic and comprehensive treatment of all aspects of the history and study of the Hebrew language from its earliest attested form to the present day. 
The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online features advanced search options, as well as extensive cross-references and full-text search functionality using the Hebrew character set. With over 850 entries and approximately 400 contributing scholars, the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Online is the authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields.
 
The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics requires installing a Unicode Hebrew font. We highly recommend the Unicode font SBL Hebrew. 
 
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30190
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Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: an Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia and Africa
Description

For each of the four regions (Middle East, Africa, East and Southeast Asia, South, Central and West Asia), provides an introduction to: arts, culture and science; biographies; conflicts and wars; cities, states, countries and territories; history; peoples and migration; society and daily life; politics, government and economy; religion.    

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30048
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Qurʾān Concordance Online Compiled by: Thomas Milo

Description
The Qur'an Concordance is a unique finding aid which allows users to identify and localize text fragments, or even snippets, of the Qur'an. The use of the Qur'an Concordance (QC) requires some understanding of its underlying concepts, as described in the How-to-document.
 
The Qur'an Concordance is part of the subscription to Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an Online, and is presented as a separate but connected title. 
 
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30035
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De Gruyter Online Books

Alternative Titles
DGO Books, DeGruyter eBooks, Walter de Gruyter E-Books
Harvard University Press eBooks, HUP eBooks
Versita, Ontos Verlag, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag
Description

A continuously growing number of electronically published book titles from Walter de Gruyter, Harvard University Press, Versita, Ontos Verlag and Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag.  Includes most Harvard University Press books published since 2013.  Most books are in English or German, with a few in French.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Most titles included are published 2010 or later, plus a few selected titles published from 1977 - 2009.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29971
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Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 2: The Ottoman Legacy of Levinus Warner

Alternative Titles
MEMO 2
Description

This online publication consists of 140 volumes from the Warner Collection, totaling 45,809 pages of Ottoman Turkish, Arabic, and Persian texts. All these manuscripts were acquired by the great scholar Levinus Warner during his stay in Istanbul from 1644 until his death in 1665.

This selection from the famous Warner Legacy to the Leiden University Libraries includes one autograph (Codex Orientalis 432), ten unique manuscripts (Cod. Or. 498; 517; 801; 870; 1088; 1090; 1096; 1110; 1143; 1155; and 1175), and eleven manuscripts with unique parts (Cod. Or. 309; 333; 662; 697; 730; 765; 835; 870; 898; 917; and 923). Several manuscripts once belonged to famous owners; for example, Cod. Or. 1122 originates from the private library of the Ottoman polymath and historian Kātib Çelebi (d. 1657).

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29418
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Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 1: Pioneer Orientalists

Alternative Titles
MEMO 1
Description

This collection consists of the Arabic manuscripts of Joseph Justus Scaliger (d. 1609), Franciscus Raphelengius (d. 1597) and Jacobus Golius (d. 1667) from the Leiden University Library, one of Europe’s top repositories of Oriental manuscripts. These three collections are Leiden’s oldest core collections of Arabic manuscripts. The Golius collection is particularly famous for its manuscripts on Islamic science.

In total 303 volumes were scanned in full color, resulting in 503 texts with metadata which are now available online in this collection.

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29414
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Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online

Alternative Titles
IEDO
Description

The Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online (IEDO) reconstructs the lexicon for the most important languages and language branches of Indo-European. It is a rich and voluminous online reference source for historical and general linguists. Dictionaries can be cross-searched, with an advance search for each individual dictionary enabling the user to perform more complex research queries. Each entry is accompanied by grammatical info, meaning(s), etymological commentary, reconstructions, cognates and often extensive bibliographical information. New content will be added on an annual basis.

The online edition includes the following dictionaries:

  • Etymological Dictionary of Latin
  • Etymological Dictionary of Greek
  • Etymological Dictionary of Slavic
  • Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic
  • Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic
  • Etymological Dictionary of Old-Frisian
  • Etymological Dictionary of Armenian
  • Etymological Dictionary of Hittite
  • Etymological Dictionary of Luvian
  • Etymological Dictionary of Persian — forthcoming
  • Etymological Dictionary of the Iranian Verb
  • Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Nostratic

Features:

  • Includes 11 dictionaries
  • Contains over 20.000 entries
  • Covers over 150 languages
  • Rich bibliographical references for further research
  • Export, print and save records
  • Cross-searchable database, supporting simple and complex queries
  • Integrated wordwheel to facilitate searching
  • Unicode compliant, displaying and searching complex characters and diacritics
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29408
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ISAJ (Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals) database

Alternative Titles
ISAJ
Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals
Description

Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals

Press release 
Baghdad, Jun 20, 2012 

The Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research of Iraq is pleased to announce the launch of the new service "Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals" (IASJ).

IASJ is one platform where all scholarly journals published by the Iraqi universities and research institutions are indexed and discovered. All journals in IASJ are peer-reviewed and open access.

The main aim of IASJ is to improve the online discoverability and visibility of and access to the published scholarly research of iraqi academics. IASJ will help Iraqi authors to disseminate their research globally.

At the moment IASJ is launched in a Beta version with only 71 journals published by 18 institutions. The service will be further developed and will cover all journals, more than 200 journals publisher by 40 academic institutions in Iraq.

IASJ is developed and hosted by SemperTool, a company specialized in building digital library products. All content of IASJ will be included in the Iraqi Virtual Library System IVSL and it's discovery systemLibHub provided by SemperTool.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
214 Academic peer-reviewed journals 37 institutions 56128 articles
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29276
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Egyptian Amulets, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Alternative Titles
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Egyptian Amulets
Description

The Egyptian Amulet catalog is a collaborative project between the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, and UM's Digital Library Production Service. It was created between January and May of 1998. It was initially developed on a fairly small scale (roughly 360 items) and the catalog's purpose was to demonstrate the feasibility and value of transfering the Kelsey catalog of artifacts from a proprietary database system to an SGML-based system providing ubiquitous web access. Images of the Egyptian Amulets exist for each record in the database (and are also listed in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Artifacts Database).

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11875
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Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966

Description

The Confidential Print series was issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970. The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet, and to heads of British missions abroad.

From coastal trading in the early nineteenth century, through the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa, to the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy’s defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa and colonial moves towards independence, the documents in Confidential Print: Africa cover the whole of the modern period of European colonization of the continent.

The resource includes the following file classes from the UK National Archives, Kew, in their entirety:

  • CO 879/1-190 (Africa, 1848-1961)
  • CO 886/1-11 (Dominions, 1907-1925)
  • DO 116/1-8 (Dominions (South African), 1913-1944)
  • FO 341/1-3 (Africa 1884-1900)
  • FO 401/1-48 (Abyssinia, 1846-1956)
  • FO 403/1-482 (Africa, 1834-1957)
  • FO 413/1-99 (Morocco and North-West Africa, 1839-1957)
  • FO 458/1-157 (West Africa, 1882-1950)
  • FO 468/1-4 (British Commonwealth, 1945-1949)
  • FO 485/1-3 (Liberia, 1947-1949)
  • FO 540/1-6 (Libya, 1951-1956)

The resource includes selected files from:

CO 885/1-140 (War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office Confidential Print, 1839-1966)

DO 114/1-120 (Dominions Office Confidential Print, 1924-1951)

DO 201/1-53 (Commonwealth Relations Office Confidential Print, 1946-1966)

WO 287/1-287 (War Office Confidential Print, 1904-1949)

All these documents are full-text searchable.

In addition, this resource includes more than 300 full-colour maps.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1834-1966
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11811
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