History (General)

Records of the Hajj

Description

Online version of this Cambridge Archives Editions collection of documents and extracts (including diagrams and other graphic material) pertaining to the history of the pilgrimage to Mecca. Presents images of the extracts and document reproductions as they appeared in the 10 volume print edition with searchable text functionality.

"The contents of this publication have, almost without exception, been selected from primary sources. The earliest period is covered by exact copies of sections on the Hajj in the works of Azraki, Al-Tabari and other Arab chroniclers. Later documentation presents the Hajj less as a feature in Islam´s historical development than as a personal experience conveyed through eye-witness accounts of the pilgrimage rituals and of Mecca and its inhabitants. Outstanding among such records are passages selected from the works of Ibn Jubair, Nasir-e Khosrau and Ibn Batuta.
 
European sources provide the bulk of the documentation for the later periods. On the one hand there are extracts from Varthema, Burckhardt, Richard Burton and other travellers; on the other, huge quantities of highly interesting despatches and memoranda prepared by diplomats and agents sent to the area to monitor events and promote their Government´s interests. Most of these have been selected from the archives of the British Political Agency (later: Legation) that was established in Jeddah in the nineteenth century. Of outstanding value are the lengthy comprehensive Pilgrimage Reports that were, until the 1950s prepared annually by British political staff assisted by Muslims sent specially to Mecca as observers. These have been reproduced in their entirety. As for the last thirty years - the period in which such records are withheld from view - the editor has made careful selections from recent publications and combined them with media coverage including the text of important broadcasts from Riyadh and Tehran."

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StoryCorps

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StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

StoryCorps’ archive comprises one of the first and largest born-digital collections of human voices, featuring more than 60,000 interviews recorded in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Interviews are housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. We are actively working to make the contents of our archive accessible online, both as a way to complement our existing online collections of national broadcasts and animated shorts, and also to share this amazing resource with scholars, educators, and the general public.

For access to the full archive visit this page for more information.

Type
Audio
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41414
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Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 3 : Arabic Manuscripts from the Hungarian Academy

Alternative Titles
MEMO 3
Description

This collection consists of 200 manuscripts with just over 300 works. In addition to 5 autographs, the highlights of the collection include: the earliest dated manuscript in the collection (Arab O. 013) a dated copy of a unique arrangement of a rare treatise written by al-Ṣāḥib Tāǧ al-Dīn (d. 707/1307) produced in the year of the author’s death; two rare Mamluk treatises on horsemanship (Arab F.2); and an anonymous compilation (Arab O. 027) about the lives of the outstanding men who lived in Medina in the 12th/18th century.

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Images
Text Collection
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The North-China Daily News & Herald Newspapers and Hong Lists (1850~1951) 字林洋行中英文报纸全文数据库

Description

This database comprehensively covers the English and Chinese newspapers published by North-China Daily News & Herald, Limited, the most important and largest British-founded press agency in Shanghai in the 1800s.  Newspaper titles include The North-China Herald《北华捷报》,The North-China Daily News《字林西报》, The Chinese Shipping List & Advertiser《上海新报》, Hu Bao《沪报》, Han Bao《汉报》, Xiao Xian Bao《消闲报》, and The North-China Desk Hong List《字林西报行名录》. 

Type
Database
Newspaper(s)
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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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Database
Text Collection
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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

Description

The Encyclopedia of Humor Studies explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work's scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination.

Features & Benefits: The book's 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages).  It includes a Reader's Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader's Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries provide search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

Type
Encyclopedia
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C19: The Nineteenth Century Index

Alternative Titles
19th-century Index
Nineteenth-century short title catalogue
19th-century short title catalogue
NSTC
Poole's Index to Periodical Literature
Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1824-1900)
Periodicals Index Online
Periodicals Archive Online
British Periodicals Collection
American Periodicals Series
Niles' Register
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
Congressional Serial Set
American State Papers
Proceedings of the Old Bailey
Palmer's Index to the Times
The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism
Description

C19: The 19th-Century Index is an integrated bibliographic resource for discovering 19th-century books, periodicals, official records, newspapers, and archives. Records in C19 come from the following sources:

The Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC)

Chadwyck Healey's The Nineteenth Century microform project at the British Library

Poole's Index to Periodical Literature

The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals (1824-1900)

Periodicals Index Online and Periodicals Archive Online (1790-1919)

British Periodicals Collections I and II (covering 1790-1931)

American Periodicals Series (1770-1919)

American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries

Cumulative Index to Niles' Register 1811-1849

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (1801-1900)

Congressional Serial Set and American State Papers

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey

Palmer's Index to the Times (1890-1905)

The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Type
Article Index
Database
Coverage
1790-1919
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Routledge Handbooks Online

Alternative Titles
Routledge Companions
RHO
Description

Routledge Handbooks Online is a collection of over 800 handbooks in 27 subject areas, including archaeology, Asian studies, business, classics, communications, criminal justice, development studies, economics, education, environment, events management, foreign languages, geography, health, history, law, linguistics, literature, Middle East Studies, music, philosophy, planning, politics, psychology, security studies, sociology, sports and tourism.  

All chapters are searchable, browsable and fully indexed. Chapters can be downloaded as PDFs and are DRM-free. Each book includes an image gallery.

Type
E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
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Prosopography of the Byzantine World (PBW)

Description
  • Addresses the history of Byzantium as well as the first two crusades and the history of the crusader states until 1150
  • Since 2011, particular coverage of first half of the twelfth century (mainly from Latin and Greek sources) and the religious dimension of eleventh-century Byzantium
  • Includes some Armenian and Arabic textual sources
  • See the Full Source List for more complete coverage 
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Database
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BREPOLiS Databases Portal

Description

Portal for accessing many of Brepols' online reference works including: 

Bibliography of British and Irish History

Index Religiosus

RHE bibliographie (now part of Index Religiosus)

Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques

Medieval and Early Modern Bibliographies

International Medieval Bibliography

Bibliographie de Civilisation Médiévale

International Directory of Medievalists

Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature

Aristoteles Latinus Database

Monumenta Germaniae Historica

Cross Database Searchtool

Library of Latin Texts - Series A

Library of Latin Texts - Series B

Database of Latin Dictionaries

Type
Database
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