Central Asian and Caucasian 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
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Qurʾān Concordance Online Compiled by: Thomas Milo

Description
The Qur'an Concordance is a unique finding aid which allows users to identify and localize text fragments, or even snippets, of the Qur'an. The use of the Qur'an Concordance (QC) requires some understanding of its underlying concepts, as described in the How-to-document.
 
The Qur'an Concordance is part of the subscription to Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an Online, and is presented as a separate but connected title. 
 
Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30035
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Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Alternative Titles
MECAS
Description

An index of research, policy and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. This database contains more than 332,790 records and coverage spans from 1900 and earlier to present. Over 12,000 records of recently published and grey literature are added annually. Subject coverage includes: political affairs & law, international relations, economic affairs - business & industry, cultural heritage, arts & humanities, society & social welfare, ethnic diversity & anthropology, significant religious events & movements and recent history (1900 - present) & archaeology. MECAS includes the following: Middle East Bibliography (1946 - 2001), Middle East Book Bibliographies, Theses & Dissertations, MECAS Citations Database and School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) Library Catalogue (1900 - present).

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10501
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FBIS: Foreign Broadcast Information Service Daily Reports

Alternative Titles
Foreign Broadcast Information Service 1941-1996
FBIS
Description

Provides CIA translations of newswires and broadcast services from around the world in full-text from 1941-1996.

"The United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence." -- Readex.

For full text after 1996, see World News Connection.

FBIS available on microfiche in the Graduate Library, MICRO-F X208 to X215.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1941 - 1996 Covers eight regions: Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Caribbean, Middle/Near East, North American and South America.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10309
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Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies

Alternative Titles
RASB, INION
Description

Contains citations, many with abstracts, to humanities and social sciences books, manuscripts, dissertations, and articles from over 12,500 periodicals published primarily in Russia, the republics of the former Soviet Union, and countries in Eastern Europe. Topics covered include archaeology, economics, history, law, linguistics, literary criticism, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and much more.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1980 - Also covers a few publications from before 1980.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10159
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WorldCat

Alternative Titles
WorldCat (OCLC)
OCLC Online Union Catalog (OLUC)
RLG Union Catalog, RLIN
World Cat
Description

Over 62 million records describing books, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, musical scores, archival materials, maps, electronic resources, and much more, in over 400 different languages. Shows what materials are held by over 57,000 libraries worldwide (including most libraries in North America, and the national libraries of Australia and many Western European countries). Incorporates all records from the Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog (RLIN).

Type
Catalog
Coverage
Current cumulative file. (Describes library-held materials dated from prehistory to the present.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10075
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Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)

Description

Historical Abstracts covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. The database indexes more than 1,700 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1963-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9993
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ProQuest Research Library

Alternative Titles
PQRL
Description

Indexes over 5,000 journals and magazines covering all fields and topics, academic and popular, beginning as early as 1971.  Provides full text for articles from over 3,600 of these journals and magazines.  Includes a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas extensively.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1971 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9851
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