Religious Studies

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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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39977
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The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

Description

"The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) is very proud to present the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, a free online digitized virtual library of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hundreds of manuscripts made up of thousands of fragments – discovered from 1947 and until the early 1960’s in the Judean Desert along the western shore of the Dead Sea – are now available to the public online. The high resolution images are extremely detailed and can be accessed through various search options on the site...

The IAA is collaborating with Google to upload all of the digitized Scrolls images online, enabling users to explore the manuscripts and their contents in a number of languages and formats. Ultimately, the images will be accompanied by meta-data including transcriptions, translations and detailed bibliography."

Browse the fragments by Site, Language, or Content or use the "free search" option.

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Images
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39874
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Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library : Biblical Texts

Alternative Titles
Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Reference Library Online
Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library of Biblical Texts Online
DSSEL–BT Online
Description

The Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library presents a complete Hebrew transcription and English translation of the Biblical texts, together with high-resolution images.

Contents identical to that of the Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts CD-ROM, published by Brill and Brigham Young University but adapted to Brill's online platform for reference works.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library of Biblical Texts (DSSEL–BT) provides users with a comprehensive tool for the study of the biblical texts from the Judaean Desert (the Dead Sea Scrolls). This online publication, based on the CD-ROM published in 2006, offers transcriptions (texts), translations, images, an inventory, and tools for carrying out searches and viewing the images of the Dead Sea Scrolls biblical texts. 

This portion of the library complements the online Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library : Non-Biblical Texts

Type
Database
Images
Text Collection
Coverage
Presents all the known Qumran biblical scrolls as of January 2013 as well as texts from other Judaean Desert sites
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39855
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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
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39849
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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)

Type
Database
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39847
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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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Database
Dictionary
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39845
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Index Religiosus

Description

The Index Religiosus endeavours to become the international reference bibliography for academic publications in Theology, Religious Studies and Church History. It covers publications written in various European languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, etc.) and is the result of collaboration between the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) and KU Leuven, which are both recognized internationally for their excellence in the field of Theology and Religious Studies.

The new bibliography begins from the basis of two existing bibliographies: the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus from the journal Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses. These two tools are internationally recognized as essential working instruments for Theology and Religious Studies.

From January 2014 onwards, the printed version of the bibliography of the Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus will no longer be available. These printed bibliographies will be replaced by the Index Religiosus.

Thus the Index Religiosus already consists of 565,000 bibliographic and 123,000 review references for January 2014. About 185,000 records will be added during the period 2014-2015, including two annual updates of 20,000 records in total, as well as older material.

The Index Religiosus covers the full range of disciplines in Theology and Canon Law: History of Theology, History of Religions, Old and New Testaments, Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology, Sacramentology and Liturgy, Moral and Pastoral Theology, and Canon Law.

All aspects of Church History are also widely covered: Institutions, Orders, Congregations, Influential Figures, Hagiography, Political, Social and Economic History, Archaeology, Art History, Music, Architecture, Relations with Islam and Judaism, etc.), which makes the Index Religiosus a tool of the first order for various disciplines.

Type
Article Index
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39843
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Patrologia Orientalis Database

Description

The Patrologia Orientalis Database (POD) is a collection of patristic texts from the Christian East, including works, recorded in non-Latin languages (i.e. Greek, Coptic, Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Georgian), that come from geographical, cultural, or religious contexts somehow linked to Rome or the Eastern Roman Empire.

This initial version of the database allows users to access texts included in the Patrologia Orientalis (PO) series in two forms: the original text, available as a PDF file, and a searchable translation. The user can search for items (such as keywords or quotes) in the language into which a text was translated in the PO. All the texts in the PO will be seachable, and the reader can check the translation with the original text visible alongside as a non-searchable PDF file.

Key Features

  • Contains the 234 fascicles published in the Patrologia Orientalis series 
  • Updated yearly with new texts 
  • Each text is provided in its original language and in translation
  • Translations are searchable
  • Numerous filters (author, title, subject, language, etc.)
  • Multilingual interface (English, French, German, and Italian)
Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39451
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Encyclopedia of Ancient History

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Ancient History Online
Description

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History is the only comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. Includes 5,000 original entries spanning the late Bronze Age through the seventh century CE. Entries extend to all Mediterranean civilizations, including the Near East and Egypt, and represent an unprecedented level of coverage of the ancient world.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39365
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The Hungarian Reformation Online

Alternative Titles
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. 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38610
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