Thursday, March 23, 2017

Open Access E-book: The Teaching and Learning of Arabic in Early Modern Europe

http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/books/9789004338623


Title: The teaching and learning of Arabic in early modern Europe
Author:     Jan Loop; Alastair Hamilton; Charles Burnett
Publisher:     Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017.
Series:     The history of Oriental studies, volume 3
ISBN:     9789004338623



Contents:  
Introduction / Jan Loop --
Arabic studies in the Netherlands and the prerequisite of social impact: a survey / Arnoud Vrolijk --
Learning Arabic in early-modern England / Mordechai Feingold --
Johann Zechendorff (1580-1662) and Arabic studies in Zwickau's Latin school / Asaph Ben-Tov --
Arabia in the light of the midnight sun: Arabic studies in Sweden: between Gustaf Peringer Lillieblad and Jonas Hallenber / Bernd Roling --
Sacred history, sacred languages: the question of Arabic in early modern Spain / Mercedes Garcia-Arenal and Fernando Rodriguez Mediano --
The teaching and learning of Arabic in Salamanca in the early modern period / Nuria Martinez-de-Castilla-Munoz --
Teaching and learning Arabic in early modern Rome: shaping a missionary language / Aurelien Girard --
The Qur'an as chrestomathy in early modern Europe / Alastair Hamilton --
Arabic poetry as teaching material in early modern grammars and textbooks / Jan Loop --
Learning to write, read and speak Arabic outside of early modern universities / Sonja Brentjes --
Learning Arabic in the overseas factories: the case of the English / Simon Mills --
Learning oriental languages in the Ottoman Empire: Johannes Heyman (1667-1737) between Izmir and Damascus / Maurits H. van den Boogert --
The life and hard times of Solomon Negri: an Arabic teacher in early modern Europe / John-Paul Ghobrial.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Newly Open Access Journal: Anatoli: De l’Adriatique à la Caspienne. Territoires, Politique, Sociétés

Anatoli: De l’Adriatique à la Caspienne. Territoires, Politique, Sociétés
ISSN électronique 2498-0730
Couverture Anatoli N°6 - 2015
Anatoli est une publication annuelle consacrée à l’étude pluridisciplinaire de l’espace qui s’étend de l’Adriatique à la Caspienne. Elle s’intéresse aux cultures - grecque, latine, slave, turque, persane, géorgienne, arménienne, juive, etc. - qui l’ont habité et façonné. Les territoires de cet espace, aujourd’hui fragmenté, furent jadis unifiés, au moins partiellement, par les pouvoirs impériaux, dont le dernier fut l’empire ottoman. Ils en gardent bien des traits communs, souvent sous forme latente. L’importance de cet espace pour l’Union européenne est une évidence.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Open Access Atlas: Middle East & North Africa


http://www.ecoi.net/atlas_mena.pdf


Atlas: Middle East & North Africa

Published by: Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior,
50 pages
Year: 2017
ISBN: 9780903109032

Table of contents:
Contents
Legend..................................6
Regional overview................8

Topography
North Africa 1.........................10
North Africa 2.........................12
Middle East 1..........................14
Middle East 2..........................16
Arabian Peninsula...................18

Religious groups
North Africa 1.........................20
North Africa 2.........................12
Middle East 1..........................24
Middle East 2..........................26
Arabian Peninsula...................28

Ethnic groups
North Africa 1.........................30
North Africa 2.........................32
Middle East 1..........................34
Middle East 2..........................36
Arabian Peninsula...................38

Oil and gas fields
North Africa 1.........................40
North Africa 2.........................42
Middle East 1..........................44
Middle East 2..........................46
Arabian Peninsula...................48


See also: Open Access Atlas: Syria & Iraq

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus
Project icon: lavishly furnished initial letter with a painting of Ptolemy using an astrolab.
Welcome to the homepage of the project Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus (PAL). The website has now been implemented with a beta-version of the database and with samples of transcriptions and images.
The database currently includes the following:
  • Works: 120 entries giving cursory descriptions of Latin Ptolemaic works, that is, works by Ptolemy or attributed to him and commentaries thereupon.
  • Manuscripts: over 250 entries for Latin manuscripts containing Ptolemaic works.  
  • Glossary: nearly 2000 Greek and Arabic technical terms from selected texts (Almagest I-II, Planetary Hypotheses, Planispherium, Tetrabiblos).    
Two Transcriptions are available:
  • Almagest, Latin translation by Gerard of Cremona
  • Almagestum parvum
HD Images of a rapidly increasing number of Ptolemaic works can be accessed through the menu item Reproductions.
Implementation will continue over the coming months and it is anticipated that the alpha-version of the database will be available by the end of 2017. Feedback and comments are welcome at info@ptolemaeus.badw.de.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Open Access E-book: Western Arabia in the Leiden collections : traces of a colourful past


http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=622811

Title: Western Arabia in the Leiden Collections: Traces of a Colourful Past.
Authors: Mols, Luitgard E. M., and Arnoud Vrolijk.
Published: Leiden : Leiden University Press, 2016
Summary:    
"In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Dutch diplomats, scholars and travellers assembled unique collections in Jeddah, Mecca and Medina. The Dutch presence in Arabia, where they established a consulate in Jeddah, was intimately connected with the supervision of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca from the Netherlands East Indies, present-day Indonesia. Notable guests at this consulate included the formidable Dutch Islamicist Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, visiting Arabia in 1884-1885. With the invaluable help of local Muslims, Dutch collectors tried to capture the essence of what they regarded as an 'authentic' Oriental culture in a period when Arabia was already looking towards modernity. These extensive collections are now preserved at the Leiden Museum of Ethnology (Museum Volkenkunde, est. 1837) and Leiden University (founded 1575). Together, they allow a glimpse into a colourful and vibrant society, one virtually vanished today under ever-growing numbers of pilgrims, changing political and religious allegiances and sudden economic prosperity."

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Open Access Maps: Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey (Hrant Dink Foundation)


http://turkiyekulturvarliklari.hrantdink.org/en/

 Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey (Hrant Dink Foundation)


"Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey is a product of Hrant Dink Foundation’s cultural heritage inventory project. The map records Armenian, Greek, Syriac, and Jewish cultural heritage in order to make visible the multiple cultures and facets of different communities in Anatolia. Information on public buildings such as churches, schools, monasteries, cemeteries, synagogues, and hospitals has been gathered from primary and secondary sources, as well as from various archives, and has been shared through this online map. Cultural Heritage Map of Turkey is a work in progress; it will live and flourish, first and foremost, by way of the contribution and feedback of its users."

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Open Access Journal: Tarih Okulu Dergisi / Journal Of History School

Tarih Okulu Dergisi / Journal Of History School
ISSN (print): 1308-5298
ISSN (online): 2148-  4260
Editörden… Değerli bilim insanları; Tarih Okulu Dergisi yeni sayısıyla bilim dünyasının karşısına çıkmanın mutluluğunu yaşamaktadır. Size Aralık 2016 tarihli 9/XXVIII numaralı sayımızı sunmanın kıvancını yaşıyoruz. Tarih Okulu Dergisi’nin bu sayısında çeşitli alanlardan 35 makale ve 1 çeviri bulunmaktadır. Dergimizin 9/XXVIII sayısına destek vererek onurlandıran yazarlarımıza, değerlendirme aşamasında kıymetli vakitlerini ayıran hakemlerimize ve derginin sizlere ulaşmasını sağlayan çalışma arkadaşlarımıza ayrıca müteşekkiriz. Yeni sayımızın bilim dünyasına katkı sağlaması temennisiyle… Yrd. Doç. Dr. Gökhan KAĞNICI
2016
Sayı:XXV
Sayı:XXVI
Sayı:XXVII
Sayı:XXVIII


2015
Sayı:XXI
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2014
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Sayı:XX

2013
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2012
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2011
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2010
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2009
Sayı:IV
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2008
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