Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

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
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
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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
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Christian-Muslim Relations Online (600-1500)

Alternative Titles
Christian-Muslim Relations : A Bibliographical History Online
CMRO
CMR Online
Description

Christian-Muslim Relations Online (CMR Online) is the online version of the first five volumes of the series Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History covering the period 600 to 1500 CE. The CMR Online resource allows for full-text, cross searching and browsing of the volumes appearing in this important series.

As a bibliographical history, this resource addresses the encounters that took place throughout the extended Mediterranean basin between the two faiths via texts recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages.

It comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost. The result of collaboration between leading scholars, CMR Online is intended as a basic tool for research in Christian-Muslim relations.

 

Type
Database
Encyclopedia
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40070
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Christian-Muslim Relations Online II (1500-1900)

Alternative Titles
CMRO2
Christian-Muslim Relations : A Bibliographical History Online 2
Description

Christian-Muslim Relations Online 2 (CMRO2) is a bibliographical history of relations between the two faiths as they are reflected in works written by Christians and Muslims about the other and against the other. 

The CMRO2 online resource for allows for full-text, cross searching and browsing of the volumes appearing in the series Christian-Muslim Relations A Bibliographical History beginning with volume 6 (Western Europe 1500-1600).

Once complete, it will cover all parts of the world from the year 1500 to 1914, including the ages of European expansion and colonialism and will comprise thousands of comprehensive entries on individual works and their authors, together with introductory essays to the periods and areas covered (including the Qur'an in English writings and European Qur'an translations), making it the fullest available source in this field. 

 

Type
Database
Encyclopedia
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40068
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Prosopography of the Byzantine World (PBW)

Description
  • Addresses the history of Byzantium as well as the first two crusades and the history of the crusader states until 1150
  • Since 2011, particular coverage of first half of the twelfth century (mainly from Latin and Greek sources) and the religious dimension of eleventh-century Byzantium
  • Includes some Armenian and Arabic textual sources
  • See the Full Source List for more complete coverage 
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39977
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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
Subjects

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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Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library : Biblical Texts

Alternative Titles
Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Reference Library Online
Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library of Biblical Texts Online
DSSEL–BT Online
Description

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

Contents identical to that of the Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts CD-ROM, published by Brill and Brigham Young University but adapted to Brill's online platform for reference works.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library of Biblical Texts (DSSEL–BT) provides users with a comprehensive tool for the study of the biblical texts from the Judaean Desert (the Dead Sea Scrolls). This online publication, based on the CD-ROM published in 2006, offers transcriptions (texts), translations, images, an inventory, and tools for carrying out searches and viewing the images of the Dead Sea Scrolls biblical texts. 

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

Type
Database
Images
Text Collection
Coverage
Presents all the known Qumran biblical scrolls as of January 2013 as well as texts from other Judaean Desert sites
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39855
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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