Biographical information on the men and women who shaped Africa's history from earliest times to the present.
History - Africa/Middle East
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Encyclopedia covering the history, politics, and culture of African countries.
Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1954 to present
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. Subjects include diplomatic history, economics, international relations, and political science.
Collection of works on Islam and the Islamic world. Includes scholarly encyclopedia articles, Qur'anic materials, and primary sources.
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Gateway to online resources about Africa. The annotated links are grouped by region, country, or topic and may also be searched by keyword.
Location: Skillman Ref; Call #: D20 A46 1995x
Highly selective, annotated bibliography of books and articles in every field of historical scholarship. Bibliographies are organized geographically and further subdivided by time period and topic.
An abridged translation of a Persian encyclopedia that is one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. Particularly strong in coverage of Shiʿi Islam. Still a work-in-progress; not many volumes of the translation have been completed yet.
English translations of Middle Eastern media ("special dispatches") plus analysis of media reports ("inquiry and analysis").
Reference work that covers "all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era."
Encyclopedia on the intellectual tradition of Africa and the African diaspora. Covers trends in African philosophy, political theory, and religion, as well as significant historical figures and social movements.
Current and historical information on the ANC and South African politics and government. For historical documents arranged by theme, select the Documents tab and then Collections.
This digital library contains archival and research materials such as audio and video interviews, transcripts, photographs, maps, and documents that explore Islamic practices in the West African countries of Senegal and Ghana.
Scholarly encyclopedia covering Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Still a work-in-progress based at Columbia University.
Collection of core texts--both ancient and modern--on the ancient Near East. Also includes guide to web resources for the study of the ancient Near East.
Index of journal articles, book reviews, and essays about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Covers Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Provided by The University of Iowa Libraries.
Atlas of the Islamic world showing boundaries, trade routes, railways, empires, ethnic groups, etc.
Collection of resolutions, agreements, statements, etc. relating to the history of the modern Middle East, particularly Israel, Palestine, and peace attempts. Part of Yale Law School's Avalon Project.
Collection of declassified United States government documents on foreign affairs and national security since World War II. Documents are grouped by topic or region of the world and cover nuclear history, U.S. intelligence and government secrecy, humanitarian interventions, the 9/11 attacks, and more.
Encyclopedia covering ancient Egyptian civilization from the predynastic era to the seventh century CE.
Archive of translated activist papers from the 2011 Egyptian uprising and its aftermath. Sponsored by UCLA.
Collection of texts, photos, maps, and other materials on Western interaction with the Middle East, "particularly travels to Egypt during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries." Provided by Rice University.
Scholarly encyclopedia covering ancient Egyptian history and culture. Still a work in progress.
Collection of full-text, United Nations documents related to the question of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East from 1917 to the present.
Detailed data on trans-Atlantic slaving voyages from the 16th through 19th centuries.
Declassified historical materials from archives around the world covering the Cold War, Korea, and nuclear proliferation.