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History - African & Middle Eastern
A guide to library and quality web resources useful for Africa & Mideast history research
Comprehensive encyclopedia dedicated to the institutions, religion, politics, and culture in Muslim societies throughout the world...in the Arab heartland as well as South and Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Covers the history of the entire African continent, from prehistory to the present day. Pt.1 thematic approaches, exploring the environment, gender and family, medical practices, and more. Pt. 2 early history and pre-colonial past: the emergence of kingdoms, royal power, and warring states. Pt. 3 the slave trade and European expansion. Pt. 4 the process of conquest. Pt. 5 Colonialism. Pt. 6 the continent from post World War II to modern times.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002.. 4 vols.
"Consists of 450 alphabetically arranged entries covering countries, regions, geographic features, cultural groups, personalities, and general subjects such as body adornment and clothing, oral tradition, and writing systems. Includes timelines, definitions and quick-reference fact boxes."
Online access to the history and culture of Islam. Full-text access to Oxford reference and scholarly works, including The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, two interpretations of the Qur'an, a Concordance of the Qur'an, What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, and the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World.
The Brill Encyclopaedia of Islam Online sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. See Also Brill Encyclopedia of the Qur'an.
Also in print: Davis Family Library Ref DS37 .E523 (12 volumes).
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to 'Americana' and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures. Print versions
Basic country information (similar to Europa) including background, statistics, recent election results, government officials, etc. Print: Davis Family Library Reference JA51 .S7 (latest). Earlier volumes in Stacks (back to 1866 with some gaps).