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.
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.
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.
Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
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.
Start: 10th century
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.
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.
Military Architecture 1600-1900
Brill’s Military Architecture 1600-1900 contains a selection of 99 printed works that represents the revolutionary developments in fortification in Early Modern Europe in theory and in practice. This collection was published earlier in a microfiche collection by IDC Publishers.
Subject: Art History
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.
Subject: Religious Studies
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.
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.
Subject: Jewish Studies
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.
Subject: Slavic and Eurasian Studies
North China Daily News Online
Published, with a wartime break 1941-45, from 1864 to 1950, the North-China Daily News (in Chinese: Zilin Xibao), was the most influential foreign daily in East Asia, and the key source for the history of Western interests in China and the transnational history of East Asia. Published here in full colour 300 ppi scans from original issues and grayscale, this collection offers a greatly expanded run of the Daily edition from 1869-1949. There are unique holdings of The North China Sunday News Magazine, the Sunday Magazine Supplements and Special Supplements, a significant collection of the weekly Municipal Gazette, organ of the Shanghai Municipal Council from 1908-1940, and a selection of rare books from the imprint of the North-China Daily News and its parent, the North-China Herald.
North China Standard Online
Editor: Satoh Kenri, John S. Willes and George Gorman
The North-China Standard (in Chinese, Huabei zheng bao) 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, two of the Standard’s three editors turned this sometime ‘propaganda rag’ into a real newspaper. Under the editorship of George Gorman in particular, the North-China Standard engaged with polemic and debate about Japan’s role in China, serving its Chinese and foreign readerships conscientiously and intelligently. Today, the North-China Standard constitutes a valuable ‘inside’ source for scholars of Japan and China, and of the ‘scramble for China’ in the 1920s.
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.