Collections (K–O)

Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals Online

Latin American Anarchist and Labour Periodicals Online

Editor: Max Nettlau e.a.

This collection contains the periodicals that have been accumulated by the Austrian anarchist, historian and collector Max Nettlau (1865-1944), together with a number of later additions, held at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. The collection provides a richness of documentation pertaining explicitly to the formative anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist episode (1890-1920) in the history of Latin American labor movements.

Subject: History
Start: 1880
End: 1940
Manchuria Daily News Online

Manchuria Daily News Online

Editor: Peter O'Connor

The English-language Manchuria Daily News (1908 – 1940), published in Dalian (Darien), presents Japan’s case for its presence in China. From 1932 the Manchuria Daily News promotes? Japan’s newly founded vassal state Manchoukuo, as the showcase state for Japan’s cultural, political and technological leadership of Asia. Complemented here by Manchuria Magazine, Manchuria Month, Contemporary Manchuria and the Manchuria Information Bulletin, the Manchuria Daily News offers scholars of the modern history of Japan in China a multifaceted view of competing Japanese agendas in the China theatre.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1931
End: 1941
Place: East Asia
Mass Media in Russia Online (Parts 1 and 2)

Mass Media in Russia Online (Parts 1 and 2)

Editor: Jeffrey Brooks

This unique collection contains complete runs of kopeck (penny) newspapers, the most widely circulated newspapers in the beginning of the 20th century. They document political and social developments in Russia from 1908 to 1918 and are a mirror of the colorful social and cultural life of the Russian capitals. This collection gives access to a rare source practically unavailable in Western libraries.

Start: 1908
End: 1918
Place: Russia
Mexican Cinema

Mexican Cinema

Editor: Carl J. Mora

Mexican cinema, from its beginnings in the late 1890s to its Golden Age (1930s to 1960), was consistently the largest and most important of all the Spanish-speaking countries.

Subject: Art History
Start: 1943
End: 1958
Place: Mexico
Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 1: Pioneer Orientalists

Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 1: Pioneer Orientalists

Editor: Joseph Justus Scaliger (d. 1609), and Jacobus Golius (d. 1667)

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.

End: 1370
Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 2: The Ottoman Legacy of Levinus Warner

Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 2: The Ottoman Legacy of Levinus Warner

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. The collection also includes several of Warner's diaries with research notes in various languages.

Start: 1644
End: 1665
Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 3: Arabic Manuscripts from the Hungarian Academy

Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 3: Arabic Manuscripts from the Hungarian Academy

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-Ṣāḥib Tāǧ 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.

Start: 1300
End: 1900
Missionary Archives from Lesotho, 1832 - 2006

Missionary Archives from Lesotho, 1832 - 2006

Missionary Archives from Lesotho, 1832-2006 contains both the ethnographic and historical archives of the first missionary in Lesotho, D.F. Ellenberger, as well as the complete run of the bi-weekly magazine, the Leselinyana, from 1863 till 2006. The collection also includes historical maps, church archives, personal registers (birth, baptism, and marriage), missionaries’ correspondence, and it features the first written documents from the region. The collection is an important source for historians, theologians, anthropologists, ethnographers and linguists, working on Southern Africa or with an interest in Southern Africa.

Start: 1832
End: 2006
Place: Lesotho
Mobilizing East Asia Online

Mobilizing East Asia Online

Editor: Peter O'Connor

Mobilizing East Asia offers a carefully selected and tightly organized range of essential English-language newspapers, magazines, pamphlets and books following the descent into war in East and South-East Asia from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1950s. This exciting collection of newspapers and lavishly illustrated magazines, often in colour, shows the route from the defeat of Russia by Japan to Japan’s own defeat, through seismic upheaval in China and the onset of systemic change in Asia.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1931
End: 1954
Place: East Asia
Moses Maimonides, Unparalleled Editions Online

Moses Maimonides, Unparalleled Editions Online

Editor: Ilana Tahan, Hebraica Curator, British Library

One of the greatest Jewish sages of all times, Moses Maimonides, was not only an outstanding legal authority, compelling philosopher, and accomplished physician, but also the most influential Jewish spiritual leader of his age. The present selection of his works is wide in scope, since it embraces virtually the entire spectrum of Maimonides’ literary output.

Start: 1100
End: 1800
Muslims in Russia Online

Muslims in Russia Online

Editor: S. Ishakov

This collection introduces the uniquely varied and poorly explored Russian Muslim population during one of the most dynamic periods of their history (1861-1918). It presents works written by and about Muslims. The value of this heritage is especially clear now that the historical and spiritual past of Muslims in Russia is being actively reconsidered.

Start: 1861
End: 1918
Place: Russia
North China Daily News Online

North China Daily News Online

The North China Daily News (in Chinese: Zilin Xibao), was an English-language newspaper in Shanghai, China, called the most influential foreign newspaper of its time. Spanning the period 1923-1941 this is the prime printed source in any language for the history of the foreign presence in China, and with that the history of Shanghai, a city at the forefront of developments in Chinese politics, culture and the economy, and thus the hub of all Euro-American activity.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1923
End: 1941
Place: China
North China Standard Online

North China Standard Online

Editor: Satoh Kenri, John S. Willes and George Gorman

The North China Standard presented Japan’s case for expansion and leadership in Asia to a growing readership in post-WW1 China and Japan. Despite its mission to present the case for Japan in China, the Standard’s three gifted and highly professional editors -Satoh Kenri, John S. Willes and George Gorman- turned this sometime 'propaganda rag' into a real newspaper. The North China Standard thus served its Chinese and foreign readerships conscientiously and intelligently, making this title a valuable ‘inside' source for students of Japan and China, and of the Japanese experience in China.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1919
End: 1927
Place: East Asia
The North China Herald Online

The North China Herald Online

The North China Herald is the prime printed source for the history of the foreign presence in China from around 1850 to 1940s. No other newspaper existed over such an extended period, and covers it in such incredible depth and variety. The fully text-searchable North China Herald Online will be one of the primary resources on a period which continues to shape much of China’s world and worldview.

Subject: Asian Studies
Start: 1850
End: 1950
Place: China