Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

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
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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

 
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Catalog
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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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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
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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
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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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Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

Alternative Titles
Brill's Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition
Description

An encyclopedic work on Islam. For the first time in history a truly international team of scholars began work on a single project. This resulted in the Encyclopaedia of Islam: A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples, which was published between 1913 and 1936 in three editions in English, German and French. The Encyclopaedia of Islam remains to this day the only complete encyclopedic work on Islam.

Print version: Originally published as The Encyclopaedia of Islam. A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples by E. 1. Brill and Luzac & Co., 1913-1938

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33410
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Jewish Heritage Collection

Description

The University Library and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies were the joint beneficiaries of a generous gift from Constance and (the late) Theodore Harris of Beverly Hills, California, who in 2003-04 gave an extraordinary collection of some 2,000 items to the University of Michigan. The Jewish Heritage Collection was formed to reflect Jewish life, and it does so in an unusual assemblage of artwork, books, printed ephemera such as pamphlets and postcards, and objects of everyday and religious significance.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33335
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Simpson Islamic Manuscript Record Archive

Description

The Visual Resources Collections at the University of Michigan houses the Islamic manuscript record archive of Dr. Marianna Shreve Simpson (PhD, Harvard University, 1978), a specialist in the arts of the Islamic book and illustrated Persian manuscripts in particular. 

The Simpson collection encompasses the history of Islamic book arts, with a particular focus on illustrated manuscripts produced between 1300 and 1600 CE.

Containing over 500 documentation records and approximately 4,800 images (prints, color slides, digital images, and microfilms), the archive represents almost four decades of manuscript study in libraries, museums, and private collections throughout the world. 

Type
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31828
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Historical Atlas of Islam

Alternative Titles
An historical atlas of Islam
Atlas historique de l’Islam
Brill Online Reference Works
Encyclopaedia of Islam Online
Description

Collection of maps illustrating the history of Islam, some carried over unchanged from the 1st ed., others reworked and updated, and many new.

Type
Encyclopedia
Map(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31506
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Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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