Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

History of Afghanistan

Alternative Titles
Sirāj al-tavārīkh
Sirāj al-tawārīkh
Description

Translated and edited by R. D. McChesney and M. M. Khorrami

The most important history of Afghanistan ever written (originally written in Persian), Sirāj al-tawārīkh or The History of Afghanistan. It was commissioned as an official national history by the Afghan prince, later amir, Habib Allah Khan (reigned 1901-1919). The author, Fayz Muhammad Khan, better known as “Katib” (The Writer), was a scribe at the royal court. For more than twenty years, he had full access to government archives and oral sources and thus presents an unparalleled picture of the country from its founding in 1747 until the end of the nineteenth century. The roots of much of the fabric of Afghanistan’s society today—tribe and state relations, the rule of law, gender issues, and the economy—are elegantly and minutely detailed in this immense work.

Full-text searchable with links to the original Persian text to be added in the future.

See the User Guide for advice on how the online edition compares to the print with respect to page numbering, footnotes, and layout. See the Preliminaries for advice on the transliteration scheme employed.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30922
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U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East, 1945-2009

Description

Since 1945, the U.S. intelligence community has had to cover a half-dozen major wars and several dozen smaller but equally bloody armed conflicts in the Middle East, as well as innumerable civil wars, border clashes, armed insurgencies, and terrorist attacks. This comprehensive document set sheds light on the U.S. intelligence community’s spying and analytic efforts in the Arab world, including the Middle East, the Near East, and North Africa. It covers the time period from the end of World War II to the present day, up until the 2002-2003 Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) assessments, the Global War on Terror, the Iraq War, and Iran’s nuclear program.

Type
Database
Text Collection
Coverage
1945-2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30920
Access
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American Jewess

Description

A digital reproduction of the 8 volumes of The American Jewess, the first English-language periodical targeted to American Jewish women, covering an evocative range of topics that ranged from women's place in the synagogue to whether women should ride bicycles.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30848
Access
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Subjects

Turkologischer Anzeiger = Turkology annual

Alternative Titles
Turkology annual
Description

The Turkology Annual

The Turkologischer Anzeiger/Turkology Annual (TA), founded by Andreas Tietze (†) and György Hazai, is an indispensable systematic bibliography for Turkology and Ottoman Studies. Experts from all over the world contribute to its compilation, which is funded by several institutions including the UNESCO. The volumes edited by the Department of Oriental Studies of the University of Vienna have until now only appeared in printed form.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
V. 1-26 (1976-2006)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30757
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Dictionary of Qurʾanic Usage

Description
The Dictionary of Qur'anic Usage is the first comprehensive, fully-researched and contextualised Arabic-English dictionary of Qur'anic usage, compiled in accordance with modern lexicographical methods by scholars who have a lifelong immersion in Qur'anic Studies. Based on Classical Arabic dictionaries and Qur'an commentaries, this work also emphasises the role of context in determining the meaning-scatter of each vocabulary item. Illustrative examples from Qur'anic verses are provided in support of the definitions given for each context in which a particular word occurs, with cross-references to other usages. Frequently occurring grammatical particles are likewise thoroughly explained, insofar as they are used in conveying various nuances of meaning in the text. The online version of the Dictionary of Qur'anic Usage is full-text searchable in Arabic and English. 
Edited by: Elsaid Badawi and Muhammad Abdel Haseem
 
Type
Dictionary
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30397
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Nubian Letters

Description
Nubian Letters is an independent biannual bulletin for Nubian history and archaeology, published under the auspices of the International Society for Nubian Studies and the Department of Early Christian Art at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
Edited by Elizabeth de Ranitz and Karel Inemmée
 
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1983-1984, subsequent issues to appear as they are digitized.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30339
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Keilschriftbibliographie

Alternative Titles
KeiBi
Description

Die in der Zeitschrift Orientalia des Päpstlichen Bibelinstituts in Rom erscheinende Internationale Keilschriftbibliographie (KeiBi) ist seit ihrer ersten Ausgabe im Jahre 1940 (Orientalia N.S. Bd. 9) zu einem unentbehrlichen Hilfsmittel für Forschung, Lehre und Studium der altorientalistischen Disziplinen geworden. Jedoch - wie in allen gedruckten, über einen längeren Zeitraum hinweg erscheinenden Bibliographien - ist die Recherche darin nicht ohne Mühe. Um dies zu erleichtern, präsentieren wir die KeiBi-Daten in Form einer Datenbank, in der alle erschienenen Ausgaben gleichzeitig durchsucht werden können.

Type
Database
Coverage
1939-current (2009)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30337
Access
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Sociology of Islam

Description

Sociology of Islam explores modern social, political and economic
transformations in Muslim Societies through the lens of sociological
analysis, social theory, industrialization, modernity, social movements,
secularism and political economy. It provides a unique sociological approach
in addition to a multi-disciplinary approach.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30265
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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
Access
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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
Access
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