Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

Middle East Virtual Library MENALIB

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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.

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Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 3 : Arabic Manuscripts from the Hungarian Academy

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MEMO 3
Description

This collection consists of 200 manuscripts with just over 300 works. In addition to 5 autographs, the highlights of the collection include: the earliest dated manuscript in the collection (Arab O. 013) a dated copy of a unique arrangement of a rare treatise written by al-Ṣāḥib Tāǧ al-Dīn (d. 707/1307) produced in the year of the author’s death; two rare Mamluk treatises on horsemanship (Arab F.2); and an anonymous compilation (Arab O. 027) about the lives of the outstanding men who lived in Medina in the 12th/18th century.

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Early Western Korans Online

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Early Western Korans Online: Koran Printing in the West, 1537-1857
Early Western Qur'ans Online
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.

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40937
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Iran Data Portal

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"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."

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40546
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Islamic Painted Page

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"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."

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40215
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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

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40105
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Christian-Muslim Relations Online (600-1500)

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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.

 

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40070
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Christian-Muslim Relations Online II (1500-1900)

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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. 

 

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40068
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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 
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39977
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Historians of the Ottoman Empire

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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.

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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39919
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