Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

Shenute, a White Monastery Codex

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Shenute of Atripe (ca. 348-465), 20 Parchment Leaves
Shenoute, a White Monastery Codex
Shenoute of Atripe (ca. 348-465), 20 Parchment Leaves
Description

This archive of photos is part of Rediscovering Shenoute of Atripe (ca. 348-465), a Digital Project from the Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan Libraries. It contains 20 parchment leaves written by Shenute of Atripe (also known as Shenoute).

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Images
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11497
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Confidential Print: Middle East

Description

This collection, sourced from the National Archives, Kew, covers a broad sweep of history from c. 1839 to 1969, taking in the countries of the Arabian peninsula, the Levant, Iraq, Turkey and many of the former Ottoman lands in Europe, Iran, Afghanistan, Egypt and Sudan. It includes reports, dispatches, correspondence, descriptions of leading personalities, political summaries and economic analyses issued by the British Foreign and Colonial Offices.

Type
E-Book(s)
Subject Gateway
Coverage
1820-1969
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11419
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CultureGrams

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Culture Grams
Description

CultureGrams Online Database is a leading reference for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students). In addition to the country/state/province reports, the database includes the following features:  images, slideshows, streaming videos, sortable data tables and graphs, interviews with natives from countries around the world, recipes for each country, and more. The World Edition includes 208 country-specific reports. These provide complete coverage of every sovereign country recognized by the United Nations, plus several foreign dependencies.

Each World Edition report is written by a native or long-term resident of the country in coordination with a CultureGrams editor. Writers are selected for their education, knowledge of a national language, experience with different regions and socioeconomic groups, recent residency in the country, and access to current information.

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Encyclopedia
Coverage
Updated twice a year. Provides cultural information on more than 200 countries.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11387
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Encyclopaedia of Islam, Three

Alternative Titles
Encyclopaedia of Islam, Third Edition
Encyclopedia of Islam, Third Edition
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

Brill’s all-new Third Edition of the globally respected Encyclopaedia of Islam (EI3), the preeminent reference work in the field, began publication in the spring of 2007. EI3 is an entirely new work, which rigorously maintains the comprehensiveness and reliability of the great multivolume set, with new articles reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship. The EI3 appears in four substantial parts each year, both online and in print. The new scope includes comprehensive coverage of Islam in the twentieth century, attention to Muslim minorities all over the world, full attention to social science as well as humanistic perspectives.

 

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11363
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Brill E-Books

Alternative Titles
Brill eBooks, Brill Online Books, Brill Electronic Books
Description

E-books pdf form, both monographs as well as series titles, by the Dutch publisher Brill, from 2007, in the following subject areas:

  • Asian Studies (2007-2013)
  • Biblical Studies (2007-present)
  • Ancient Near East (2007- present)
  • Early Christianity (2007-present)
  • Classical Studies (2007-present)
  • European History and Culture (2007-2013)
  • Middle East and Islamic Studies (2007-present)
  • Religious Studies and Theology (2007-2013)
  • Philosophy (2007-2013)
  • Social Sciences (2007-2013)

The database link provides a search engine for the entire corpus. Individual titles will be cataloged in and accessible via Mirlyn.

Note:  Brill revised its subject headings as of 2012, so titles listed under some subject headings may only go back to 2012.  Browsing by Brill's older subject headings can still be done using the older Brill E-Books interface link below.

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E-Book(s)
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11145
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Brill Online Reference Works

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Brill Online
Description

Cross-search many of Brill's online reference works in African Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, European Studies, Jewish Studies, Medieval Studies, Near Eastern Studies, and Religious Studies including: African Studies Companion Online; Africa Yearbook Online; The Brill Dictionary of Religion; Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World; Brill's Encyclopedia of China; Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism; Brockelmann Online; Coptic Gnostic Library; Encyclopaedia of Islam (First Edition, Second Edition, Third Edition); Encyclopaedia of Judaism; Encyclopaedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles; Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān; Encyclopedia Islamica; Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics; Encyclopedia of Arabic Language & Linguistics; Encyclopedia of Christianity; Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics; Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World; Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage; Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle; Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures; History of Afghanistan; New Jacoby; New Pauly; Religion Past and Present; Supplementum Epigraphicum Graeceum

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Search Engine
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11119
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Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of the Quran Online
Supplement I (Early Western Qurʾāns)
Supplement II (Qurʾān Concordance).
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

An encyclopaedic dictionary of qur'ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur'ānic studies. With nearly 1000 entries in 5 volumes, the EQ is the first comprehensive, multi-volume reference work on the Qur'ān to appear in a Western language. The EQ Online includes access to 62 Early Printed Western Qurʾāns. With regular updates. Includes Supplement I (Early Western Qurʾāns) and Supplement II (Qurʾān Concordance).

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11113
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Brockelmann Online

Alternative Titles
Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

Brockelmann’s Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the Classical Period. The multi-volume reference work is divided into chronologically-organized sections, subdivided by literary genre. Individual entries typically consist of a biographical section and a list of the author’s works in manuscript and print, with references to secondary literature. Brockelmann Online consists of both original volumes as well as the three supplement volumes, including the indexes. It is full-text searchable, making it much easier to consult for researchers and students.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11117
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Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures Online

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Brill Online Reference Works
Description

A unique collaboration of over 1000 scholars from around the world, Brill’s Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a ground-breaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world. No other reference work offers this scale of contributions or depth and breadth of coverage.

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Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11115
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Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

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EJIW
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

The Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World (EJIW) covers an area of Jewish history, religion, and culture which until now has lacked its own cohesive/discreet reference work. The Encyclopedia aims to fill the gap in academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods. EJIW Online will be updated twice yearly with newly commissioned articles, illustrations, multimedia, and primary source material. The Outright Purchase price includes substantial additions of material in 2011 and 2012 (photographs, audio files, primary sources).

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11085
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