European Studies

Confidential U.S. State Department Central Files, Europe and Latin America, 1960-1969

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, International Relations and Military Conflicts
Description

The U.S. State Department Central Files are an important source of American diplomatic reporting on political, military, social, and economic developments throughout the world in the 20th century. Concentrating exclusively on those U.S. State Department Central Files that have not been microfilmed by the National Archives or distributed by other publishers, the U.S. State Department Central Files in History Vault contain a wide range of materials from U.S. diplomats in foreign countries: reports on political, military, and socioeconomic matters; interviews and minutes of meetings with foreign government officials; important letters, instructions, and cables sent and received by U.S. diplomatic personnel; and reports and translations from foreign journals and newspapers.

Highlights of the Europe and Latin America module include international reaction to the Bay of Pigs invasion, East-West tensions in Berlin, Germany; U.S. meetings with Soviet leaders; settlement of the dispute over the Chamizal region in Texas and Mexico, Cuban sugar industry, and student unrest and demonstrations, especially in Mexico and Panama.

The countries covered in the Europe and Latin America module are Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany); Germany (focusing on Berlin); Soviet Union; Cuba; Mexico; Panama; and Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.

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Early Western Korans Online

Alternative Titles
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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Christian-Muslim Relations Online (600-1500)

Alternative Titles
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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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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Die Bischöfe des Heiligen Römischen Reiches und der deutschsprachigen Länder

Description

The online version of Die Bischöfe des Heiligen Römischen Reiches und der deutschsprachigen Länder (BHRR) edited by Erwin Gatz and includes more than 4,400 biographical entries of bishops who held office between 1198 and 1945. 

Geographic coverage extends beyond the borders of Germany to the historical boundaries of the Holy Roman Empire, namely portions of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, Northern Italy, etc. 

Included as a supplement to the online version of Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (DHGE)

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Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (DHGE)

Description

Fully searchable, online version of the renowned encyclopedia.

The online Dictionnaire d’histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques represents an unparalleled source of information for those interested in Church History, comprising 70,000 items and sub-items and more than 50,000 columns written by specialists. 

In addition, the online DHGE has been enriched with the contributions published under the title Die Bischöfe des Heiligen Römischen Reiches (BHRR). 

Also linked directly within the Index Religiosus. 

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Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports 1952 – 1995

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EIU Country Reports Archive
Description

The Economist Intelligence Unit has published Country Reports since 1952, covering almost 200 countries. Each report presents detailed statistics alongside expert commentary and forecasting from the EIU’s analysts. This database presents the historical reports up to 1995, with all data from the statistical tables fully captured and downloadable in spreadsheet form. This is a unique archive of analysis and explanation of political, economic and commercial developments, together with historcal statistical data

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Numeric Data
Statistics
Coverage
1952-1995
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Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus Online

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Niermeyer Online
Niermeyer Lexicon Minus
Description

J. F. Niermeyer's Mediae Latinitatis Lexicon Minus is a highly practical lexicon, providing researchers, teaching staff and students in the field of Medieval History with concise, essential information. This new online edition, still the “compendious lexicon for rapid information” envisaged by Niermeyer, recreates the second print edition (2002) on Brill’s Dictionary Platform, providing French, English and German translations for every entry of a Medieval Latin concept and searches on lemma and full text, i.e. searches can be refined by century of use. All entries are contextualized with relevant text passages. 

The lexicon explores the post-classical Latin language of the Western European Middle Ages from 550 to 1150, tracing the development and use of words. It opens up the great body of technical words relating to law and institutions and to the social structures of feudalism encountered early and high medieval sources, stressing explanations and quotations rather than syntax or etymology. Features of the 2nd edition include a wider scope of geographic, temporal and source coverage, as well as new, enhanced, corrected, and expanded entries. 
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Dictionary
Coverage
Draws on a wide range of sources, including: letters, chronicles, annals, and histories ; diplomas, monuments, charters and cartularies ; lives, exempla, miracle collections, passions and martyrologies ; royal, ecclesiastical and university acta, statutes and visitations ; collections of civil, customary and canon laws ; the early medieval Fathers and theologians.
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The Hungarian Reformation Online

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Hungarian Reformation
Description

This collection offers a comprehensive survey of the original writings of the Hungarian reformers. It includes texts from the first stirrings of reform in the 1540s through to works written for the established churches of the region during the 1650s. It is an invaluable resource for historians of the Lutheran Reformation, international Calvinism, the Catholic Reformation, and the emergence of Anti-Trinitarianism. 

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Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World

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Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World Online
Brill Online Reference Works
Description

This online version of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World traces the enduring history and wide-ranging cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this comprehensive reference work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences. An invaluable resource for both the advanced scholar and the graduate student.

Includes both large survey chapters organized by subject (Macropaedia) and 146 smaller entries ordered alphabetically (Micropaedia). 

Topics covered in the Macropaedia include:

Language and Education

Latin and Printing

Latin and the Vernacular

Neo-Latin Literature

Latin and the Arts

Latin and Philosophy

Latin and the Sciences

Latin and the Church

Latin and Law

Latin and the New World

Neo-Latin: The Twilight Years

History of Neo-Latin Studies

 

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