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Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
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2 volumes ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction I. The task of literary history II. Sources and earlier accounts of the literary history of the Arabs III. Division of the history of Arabic literature First Book. The national literature of the Arabs First Section. From the beginnings until the appearance of Muhammad Chapter 1. The Arabic language Chapter 2. The beginnings of poetry Chapter 3. Forms of Arabic poetry Chapter 4. General characteristics of ancient Arabic poetry Chapter 5. The transmission of Arabic poetry Chapter 6. The sources for our knowledge of ancient Arabic poetry Chapter 7. The six poets Chapter 8. Other poets of pre-Islamic times Chapter 9. Jewish and Christian poets before Islam Chapter 10. The beginnings of Arabic prose Second Section. Muhammad and his time Chapter 1. Muhammad the Prophet Chapter 2. The Qur'an Chapter 3. Labid and al-A'sha Chapter 4. Hassan b. Thabit Chapter 5. Ka'b b. Zuhayr Chapter 6. Mutammin b. Nuwayra Chapter 7. Al-Khansa' Chapter 8. Abu Mihjan and al-Hutay'a Chapter 9. Minor poets Chapter 10. Two forgeries Third Section. The period of the Umayyads Chapter 1. General characteristics Chapter 2. 'Umar b. Abi Rabi'a Chapter 3. Other poets in Arabia Chapter 4. Al-Akhtal Chapter 5. Al-Farazdaq Chapter 6. Jarir Chapter 7. Dhu l-Rumma Chapter 8. The rajaz poets Chapter 9. Minor poets Chapter 10. Prose writing at the time of the Umayyads Second Book. Islamic literature in the Arabic language First section. The Classical period from ca. 750 until ca. 1000 Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Poetry A. The poets of Baghdad B. Poets of Iraq and the Jazira C. Poets from Arabia and Syria D. The circle of Sayf al-Dawla E. Egyptian and North African poets Chapter 3. Rhymed prose Chapter 4. Philology I. The School of Basra II. The School of Kufa III. The School of Baghdad IV. Linguistics in Persia and the East V. Linguistics in Egypt and Spain Chapter 4. Historiography 1. The life of Muhammad 2. Urban history 3. The history of the pre-Islamic Arabs 4. Imperial and world history 5. Cultural and literary history 6. The history of Egypt and North Africa 7. The history of Spain Chapter 5. Belles lettres in prose Chapter 6. Hadith Chapter 7. Fiqh 1. The Hanafis 2. The Malikis 3. The Shafi'is 4. The lesser schools 5. The Shi'a 1. The Zaydis 2. The Imamis Chapter 8. Sciences of the Qur'an 1. The reading of the Qur'an 2. Qur'anic exegesis Chapter 9. Dogmatics Chapter 10. Mysticism Chapter 11. The translators Chapter 12. Philosophy Chapter 13. Mathematics Chapter 14. Astronomy and astrology Chapter 15. Geography Chapter 16. Medicine Chapter 17. Natural and occult sciences Chapter 18. Encyclopaedias Second Section. The post-Classical period of Islamic literature from ca. 400/1000 until ca. 656/1258 Chapter 1. Poetry A. Poets of Baghdad, Iraq, and the Jazira B. Persian poets C. Syrian poets D. Arabian poets E. Egyptian poets F. North African and Sicilian poets G. Spanish poets Chapter 2. Rhymed prose and stylistics Chapter 3. Philology 1. Philology in Iraq 2. Philology in Persia and neighbouring countries 3. Philology in Syria 4. Philology in South Arabia 5. Philology in Egypt 6. Philology in North Africa and Sicily 7. Philology in Spain Chapter 4. Historiography 1. Individual biographies 2. Histories of dynasties 3. Histories of individuals and genealogies 4. Local history A. Baghdad B. Damascus C. Jerusalem D. Aleppo E. Dunaysir F. South Arabia G. Jurjan H. Egypt I. The Maghrib J. Spain 5. Histories of the caliphs and world history 6. Histories of prophets Chapter 5. Belles lettres in prose Chapter 6. Hadith 1. Iraq, the Jazira, Syria, and Arabia 2. Persia 3. Egypt and North Africa 4. Spain Chapter 7. Fiqh 1. The Hanafis 2. The Malikis 3. The Shafi'is 4. The Hanbalis 5. The Zahiris and Almohads 6. The Shi'a A. The Zaydis B. The Imamis Chapter 8. The sciences of the Qur'an 1. The art of reading the Qur'an 2. Qur'anic exegesis Chapter 9. Dogmatics Chapter 10. Mysticism Chapter 11. Philosophy and politics Chapter 12. Mathematics Chapter 13. Astronomy Chapter 14. Geography and travelogues Chapter 15. Medicine Chapter 16. A. Natural sciences and technology B. Games, sports, and war C. Music Chapter 17. Occult sciences Chapter 18. Encyclopaedias and polyhistors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004323308 20170123
Brockelmann's History of the Arabic Written Tradition offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on manuscripts from the classical period. This 5-volume reference work is divided in chronologically organized sections, which are subdivided by literary genre. Individual entries typically consist of a biographical section and a list of the author's works in manuscript and print, with references to secondary literature. The "Brockelmann" , now also available in English, is an indispensible research tool for anyone working on the Islamic world in general and the Middle East in particular.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004323308 20170123
Green Library
Database topics
Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
Book
1 online resource : color illustrations
"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-Ṣāḅib Tāḡ 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."--Home page.
Database topics
News; Islam and the Middle East; History; Slavic and Eastern European Studies; Religious Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
This database includes newspapers from the Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus and includes periodicals published in these newly independent states which used to be part of the Soviet Union. The sources are in mostly in Russian and cover various issues of domestic and international importance.
Database topics
News; Islam and the Middle East; History; Slavic and Eastern European Studies; Religious Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
This database includes a number of authoritative periodicals published in the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The sources are mostly in Russian and English and cover various issues of domestic and international importance.
Database topics
Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
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xxx, 1966 pages ; 27 cm
Endorsed by academics worldwide, the Oxford Arabic Dictionary is the most authoritative English-Arabic / Arabic-English dictionary ever published. Based on real modern evidence and computational analysis of hundreds of millions of words of both English and Modern Standard Arabic (the standardized variety of Arabic used in writing and in most formal speech), the dictionary boasts more than 130,000 words and phrases and 200,000 translations. This up-to-date resource has been designed for both Arabic and English native speakers and includes the latest vocabulary from computing, business, the media, and the arts, across both languages. The organization and layout have been designed for maximum clarity and ease of use. The most commonly used sense of each word is shown first, helping you to identify and understand the correct meaning, and more than 70,000 real-life example phrases help you interpret meaning and usage accurately. All Arabic text is shown with vowels to aid the learner of Arabic in pronunciation and comprehension and the Arabic-English section of the dictionary is usefully organised by root, which are listed alphabetically. The dictionary is also packed with extra features including tables of Arabic verbs, Arabic numbers, dates, and years, and irregular English verbs. Produced using the unique dictionary resources of Oxford University Press with an international team of expert advisors, the Oxford Arabic Dictionary is a ground-breaking work, essential for any serious student of Arabic and English, as well as academics, professionals, business people, teachers, and translators.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199580330 20160616
Green Library
Database topics
Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
Book
1 online resource : color illustrations
Leiden University Library has a world famous collection of Middle Eastern Manuscripts. Its core collection is brought together by, among others, the Leiden Orientalists Joseph Justus Scaliger and Jacobus Golius. Included in the Scaliger collection are about a dozen manuscripts which belonged to Franciscus Raphelengius. These collections consist of extremely rare, sometimes unique, manuscripts.. The publication consists of 267 Arabic manuscripts in 303 volumes, amounting to 109.517 pages, in full-colour, images.
Database topics
Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
Book
1 online resource : color illustrations
This online publication consists of 140 volumes from the Warner Collection, totaling 45,809 pages of Ottoman Turkish, Arabic, and Persian texts. All these manuscripts were acquired by the great scholar Levinus Warner during his stay in Istanbul from 1644 until his death in 1665. This selection from the famous Warner Legacy to the Leiden University Libraries includes one autograph (Codex Orientalis 432), 10 unique manuscripts (Cod. Or. 498; 517; 801; 870; 1088; 1090; 1096; 1110; 1143; 1155; and 1175), and 11 manuscripts with unique parts (Cod. Or. 309; 333; 662; 697; 730; 765; 835; 870; 898; 917; and 923). Several manuscripts once belonged to famous owners; for example, Cod. Or. 1122 originates from the private library of the Ottoman polymath and historian Kâtib Çelebi (d. 1657). The collection also includes several of Warner's diaries with research notes in various languages.
Database topics
African Studies; Anthropology and Archaeology; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); East Asia Studies; Film and Media Studies; French and Italian Studies; Geography; Islam and the Middle East; Jewish Studies; Language; Music; Race and Ethnicity; Religious Studies; Slavic and Eastern European Studies; Social Sciences (General); Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Intended to be a visual encyclopedia of human behavior and culture, online in streaming video. Contains classic and contemporary documentaries; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films. Includes footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures. Thematic areas include: language and culture, kinesthetics, body language, food and foraging, cooking, economic systems, social stratification and status, caste systems and slavery, male and female roles, kinship and families, political organization, conflict and conflict resolution, religion and magic, music and the arts, culture and personality, and sex, gender, and family roles.

9. OpenEdition. Books [2010 - ]

Database topics
French and Italian Studies; African Studies; Islam and the Middle East; History; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; Social Sciences (General); Religious Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource.
A bundle of humanities and social sciences books published on Revues.org from OpenEdition.
Database topics
French and Italian Studies; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; Islam and the Middle East; African Studies; Religious Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource.
A bundle of humanities and social sciences journals published on Revues.org from OpenEdition.
Database topics
Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the range of lived experiences and textual traditions of Muslims as they are articulated in various countries and regions throughout the world. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
Database topics
Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
Brockelmann Online will consist of both original volumes Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur (GAL) by Carl Brockelmann (1868-1956), as well as the three supplement volumes, including the indexes. It is full-text searchable.
Database topics
History; Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
Provides full text online access to the complete 250-plus volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series. Provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.
Database topics
Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
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p. ; cm.
Dictionary of Qur'anic Usage is the first comprehensive, fully-researched and contextualised Arabic-English dictionary of Qur'anic usage, compiled in accordance with modern lexicographical methods by scholars who have a lifelong immersion in Qur'anic Studies. Based on Classical Arabic dictionaries and Qur'an commentaries, this work also emphasises the role of context in determining the meaning-scatter of each vocabulary item. Illustrative examples from Qur'anic verses are provided in support of the definitions given for each context in which a particular word occurs, with cross-references to other usages. Frequently occurring grammatical particles are likewise thoroughly explained, insofar as they are used in conveying various nuances of meaning in the text.
Database topics
Religious Studies; Jewish Studies; Islam and the Middle East
"The World Religion Database (WRD) contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world's religions for the period 1900 to 2050."--Home page, Brill site.

16. Encyclopaedia Islamica [2007 - ]

Database topics
Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
Consists of an abridged and edited translation of the Persian Dāʼirat al-maʻārif-i buzurg-i Islāmī. Provides "entries on important themes, subjects and personages in Islam generally [and] ... offers the western reader an opportunity to appreciate the various dimensions of Shiʻi Islam, the Persian contribution to Islamic civilisation, and the spiritual dimensions of the Islamic tradition"--Home page.
Database topics
Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
Mideastwire.com offers a daily email newsletter of concise, translated briefs covering some of the key political, cultural, economic and opinion pieces appearing via the print, radio and television media of the 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Arab Diaspora.
Database topics
Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource
Collection contains all Arabic Koran editions printed in Europe before 1850, as well as all complete translations directly from the Arabic (until about 1860). Among the secondary translations, only those into German and Dutch are offered completely. Other translations will follow in the third installment, which will also feature several variants of the first published Latin translation of the Koran from 1543. Of the partial editions, only the typographically or academically most interesting ones are presented here. This collection is an integrated part of Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Qurʼan Online.
Database topics
Feminist Studies; Islam and the Middle East; Religious Studies
Book
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • v. 1. Methodologies, paradigms and sources
  • v. 2. Family, law and politics
  • v. 3. Family, body, sexuality and health
  • v. 4. Economics, education, mobility and space
  • v. 5. Practices, interpretations and representations
  • v. 6. Supplement & Index.
"Brill Academic Publishers is delighted to announce the publication of a major new multi-volume reference work, the 'Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures'. A unique collaboration of over 1000 scholars from around the world, the 'Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures' crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a ground-breaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world. No other reference work offers this scale of contributions or depth and breadth of coverage. 'Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures' is set to become an essential reference work for students and researchers in the fields of gender studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, as well as scholars of religion, history, politics, anthropology, geography and related disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004132474 20160528
Green Library