British and Irish Studies

Foreign Office Files for the Middle East 1971-1981

Description

This collection includes diplomatic correspondence, minutes, reports, political summaries and personality profiles from the British Foreign Office Files for the years 1971-1981

The collection addresses the policies, economies, political relationships and significant events of every major Middle East power. Conflicts such as the Arab-Israeli War, the Lebanese Civil War and the Iranian Revolution are examined in detail, as are the military interventions and peace negotiations carried out by regional and foreign powers like the United States and Russia.

Commercial interests are also scrutinised, with in-depth analyses of Middle East nations’ economic stability and reviews of international arm sales policies. The activities of oil producing nations such as Saudi Arabia are closely monitored, with particular reference to the Gulf States and members of OPEC.

The collection is in three modules:

Module 1: Middle East, 1971-1974: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War and the Oil Crisis
Module 2: Middle East, 1975-1978: The Lebanese Civil War and the Camp David Accords
Module 3: Middle East, 1979-1981: The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War (available early 2017)

Access is through the Archives Direct platform and the collection may be cross-searched with other resources such as Confidential Print: Middle East, 1839-1969.

Type
Database
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42707
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British Periodicals

Description

British Periodicals I and II includes facsimile page images and full text for a broad range of British periodicals published between the 17th and the 20th century.

British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the ProQuest microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts, and the social sciences.


British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the ProQuest microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology, and architecture.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42639
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British Periodicals

Description

British Periodicals I and II includes facsimile page images and full text for a broad range of British periodicals published between the 17th and the 20th century.

British Periodicals Collection I consists of more than 160 journals that comprise the ProQuest microfilm collection Early British Periodicals, the equivalent of 5,238 printed volumes containing approximately 3.1 million pages. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts, and the social sciences.


British Periodicals Collection II consists of more than 300 journals from the ProQuest microfilm collections English Literary Periodicals and British Periodicals in the Creative Arts together with additional titles, amounting to almost 3 million pages. Topics covered include literature, music, art, drama, archaeology, and architecture.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42637
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Colonial America

Alternative Titles
CO5
Description

Covering the period 1606 to 1822, CO 5 constitutes the original correspondence between the British government and the governments of the American colonies. In particular, the collection includes correspondence of the colonial governments with the Board of Trade, the Secretary of State for the Southern Department and the Secretary of State for the Colonies, together holding responsibility for the British possessions in mainland North America and the Caribbean.

The Colonial America collection will become available in 5 thematic modules, listed below. The Library's current access is for Module 1 only.

Module 1: Frontier Life, Early Expansion and Rivalries (2015)

The first module of Colonial America documents the early history of the colonies, and includes founding charters, material on the effects of 1688’s Glorious Revolution in North America, records of piracy and seaborne rivalry with the French and Spanish, and copious military material from the French and Indian War of 1756-63.

Module 2: Towards Revolution (scheduled 2016)

This module focuses on the 1760s and 1770s and the social and political protest that led to the Declaration of Independence, including legal materials covering the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party. It is also particularly rich in material relating to military affairs and Native Americans.

Module 3: The American Revolution (scheduled 2017)

This module charts the upheavals of the 1770s and 1780s which saw the throwing off of British rule in the Thirteen Colonies. Contents include volumes of intercepted letters between colonists, the military correspondence of the British commanders in the field and material produced by the Ordnance Office and the office of the Secretary at War, as well as two copies of the ‘Dunlap’ edition of the Declaration of Independence printed on the night of the 4th-5th July 1776.

Module 4: Legislation and Politics in the Colonies (scheduled 2018)

The material in this module consists mostly of the text of acts of assembly and the minutes of assembly and council sessions, building up to a comprehensive picture of the colonies’ legislative and political evolution.

Module 5: Growth, Trade and Development (scheduled 2019)

The preponderant part of this module consists of correspondence with the Board of Trade. There are also details of land grants, shipping returns and financial accounts, as well as George Vancouver’s despatches to London from his 1791 expedition to the Pacific Northwest.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40475
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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
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39991
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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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Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports 1952 – 1995

Alternative Titles
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

Type
Numeric Data
Statistics
Coverage
1952-1995
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38855
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Prize Papers Online

Alternative Titles
Brill Prize Papers, Brill Online Primary Sources, Prize Papers Online 1, Prize Papers Online 2
Description

The Prize Papers Online is a collection of intercepted documents from ships seized by British privateers, including crew interrogations and cargo inventories. The original documents are held in the National Archives of the United Kingdom, among the papers of the High Court of the Admiralty (HCA). The digitized edition of this collection is comprised of 4 parts, spanning the period from 1592 to 1855, with the majority of papers covering 1655-1817. The papers represent seized ships of 15 nationalities and are written in as many languages. The interrogation records were generated during an intense period of maritime warfare, fought largely by merchant ships and privateers. Together they comprise a thorough record of global sea trade for the period covered.

Part 1: American Revolutionary War and Fourth Anglo-Dutch WarThis collection contains approximately 7,000 interrogations of members of the crews of ships seized by British privateers during the period from 1775-1784. The hand-written interrogations are included in their entirety with accompanying searchable details, including date of seizing, description of cargo, authorized origin and destination, name of privateer vessel, interrogated person, and place of interrogation. 

Part 2: Seven Years' War and War of the Austrian Succession: Prize Papers Online 2 contains approximately 6,000 interrogations of members of the crews of ships taken during the War of the Austrian Succession and Seven Years’ War (ca. 1739-1763).

Type
Database
Text Collection
Coverage
1775-1784
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33394
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Virginia Company Archives

Description

The Virginia Company Archives is an essential source for the study of the Atlantic World and Early Colonial Period. It documents the founding and economic development of Virginia as seen through the papers of the Virginia Company of London, 1606-1624, the continuing interest of the Ferrar family in the settlement of North America from Jamestown to the Bermudas, trade between Britain and America, the ethnic and gender composition of early Virginia, and tensions amongst the colonists and of early relations with Native Americans. The collection includes the Ferrar Papers which are in Magdalene College, Cambridge. In addition, transcripts of those documents that throw light on the Virginia Company of London are included, as are the four volumes of The Records of the Virginia Company of London (Washington, D.C., 1906-35), edited by Susan Myra Kingsbury.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31393
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