Want to compare your Aristotle to your al-Farabi? Here’s the place…

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|December 11, 2014|Linguistics, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions|0 comments

The Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies is the result of a collaborative project at Harvard and Tufts University, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It assembles a wide range of Greek texts and their Arabic counterparts. It also includes a number of Arabic commentaries and important secondary sources. The texts in the corpus can be consulted individually or side by side with their translation. The majority of texts can

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AUC Digitizes Historic Collection of 19th-Century Egypt

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|June 4, 2014|Anthropology and Sociology, Archival collections, History, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

The rare books library has digitized 101 photographs documenting 19th-century Egyptian culture and the history of travel in the Middle East. Commissioned by the Underwood & Underwood publishing company, the photographs offer a wide range of possibilities for online research and teaching in a diverse array of courses, from rhetoric to history and anthropology. More info on their website: http://www.aucegypt.edu/newsatauc/Pages/story.aspx?eid=992

Samuel Montagu and the Western Hebrew Library: online exhibition

By Mary Fisk|April 8, 2014|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica|0 comments

From the exhibition: The first Mishneh-Torah printed in Amsterdam (1702) (http://www.ochjs.ac.uk/mullerlibrary/digital_library/WHL/MT1.html) “The world of printed words: Samuel Montagu and the Western Hebrew Library” is a new online exhbition hosted by the Leopold Muller Memorial Library (Oxford Centre for Jewish and Hebrew Studies) In the 1890s, Sir Samuel Montagu (1832-1911), the banker, founder of the Federation of Synagogues and Liberal MP for Whitechapel, gave his private library of early Hebrew printed

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The World Digital Library

By Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb|January 15, 2013|Africa, Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Art and Archaeology, China and Inner Asia, Films and Sound Recordings, History, Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia, South East Asia|0 comments

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. There are, as of today, 6600+ items spanning from 8000BE to present, in a variety of formats (photographs, books, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, sound recordings, etc.) and languages, and covering a wide-range of subjects. Items on the WDL may easily be browsed by place,

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