Middle Eastern, Near Eastern and North African Studies

Turkish Life in Pictures

Description

This is the University of Michigan Turkish Life in Pictures (TULIP) image database, brought to you by the Language Resource Center and the Digital Library Production Service.

This collection is designed to supplement the teaching and learning of the Turkish language by providing a variety of images through which learners may acquire a better understanding of life in Turkey. These images are primarily intended for learners and instructors of the Turkish language. Therefore certain linguistic aspects have been deliberately emphasized in the selection of images and the captions. Hopefully, however, those interested in other Near Eastern languages and related disciplines, or those who are just curious about Turkey, may find them useful as well. We have no intention to duplicate all the pictures of monuments and tourist sites already available on the web. Some images selected here are mundane, others perhaps surprising, but all should have a story to tell.

Type
Images
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11715
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Jerusalem Post, 1932-2008

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
PQHN
Palestine Post
Description

Digitized version of the English-language daily Jerusalem Post, 1932-2008. Covers Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish World. Previous title: Palestine Post (1932-1950).

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1932 - 2008 (One year of additional content from 5 years ago is added annually.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11603
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Coptic Gnostic Library Online

Description

Online version of the fourteen-volume printed work, edited by James M. Robinson.

The Coptic Gnostic Library continues where the Dead Sea Scrolls left off. Our main sources of information for the Gnostic religion are the so-called Nag Hammadi codices, written in Coptic. These were unearthed in 1945 near the town of Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt. The texts literally begin where the Dead Sea Scrolls end. Their discovery is considered equally significant as the Dead Sea Scrolls themselves, bringing to light a long-hidden wealth of information and insights into early Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Furthermore, these writings clearly show that the Gnostic religion was not only a force that interacted with early Christianity and Judaism in their formative periods, but also a significant religious movement in its own right. 

The Coptic Gnostic Library contains all the texts of the Nag Hammadi codices, both in the original Coptic and in translation. Each text has its own introduction, and full indexes are provided. The Coptic Gnostic Library is the starting point for all research into ancient Gnosticism. It is the result of decades of dedicated research by the most distinguished international scholars in this field.

The Coptic Gnostic Library is the only authoritative edition of many of the Coptic writings of the Gnostics from the first centuries AD. It was originally published by Brill in fourteen hardback volumes as part of the Nag Hammadi (and Manichaean) Studies series between 1975 and 1995.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11581
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Public Affairs Index

Alternative Titles
PAI
Description

Public Affairs Index is a bibliographic database covering all aspects of national and global contemporary public policy issues ranging from public health, the environment, housing, human and civil rights, to international commerce and conflict. This database draws from a diverse array of scholarly journals, conference papers, trade publications and government documents to provide up-to-date information on a broad range of topics of concern to the world today.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1934- (More complete coverage starts in 1970)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11577
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Shenute, a White Monastery Codex

Alternative Titles
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).

Type
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

Alternative Titles
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.

Type
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.

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

Alternative Titles
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

Type
Search Engine
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11119
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