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Islamic Studies e-Book Collection from the Arabic database supplier ALMANHAL. The collection includes 2,035 titles about Islamic law, Islamic studies and Islamic theology – mainly in Arabic but a few also in English. These books were published in print between 2004 and 2016. However, they are barely available in Germany. Now these works can freely be accessed by anyone at your institution. The collection reflects the current discourse of Islamic and theological questions in the Arabic world.

The database India, Raj & Empire hosts a variety of materials related to the history of the British Raj. Drawing upon the manuscript collections of the National Library of Scotland this resource concerns the History of South Asia between the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 and the granting of independence to India and Pakistan in 1947. The material comprises diaries and journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings and original Indian documents containing histories and literary works.

East India Company offers access to a unique collection of India Office Records from the British Library, London. Containing royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among other document types, this resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1595 to 1947.

Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan Sourced from the British Foreign Office files at The National Archives, the UK government's official archive, this digital collection focuses on the political and social history of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. There is content on Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Kashmir, as well as other frontier regions. Other files look at the impact on UK, US and European trade, industrial policy, education and the media. There is an immense variety of material including diplomatic dispatches, telegrams, newspaper cuttings and transcripts, maps, photographs, political and economic reports, accounts of visits and tours, minutes of meetings, conference proceedings, letters, leaflets and other ephemera.

In the project ‘Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War’ actors, practices and sites of encounters and exchange during the war are explored. The resulting Sourcebook Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict (CEGC) aims to introduce scholars and the interested public to rare or unknown sources and stimulate further research and thinking on the subject of cultural encounters.

All autographs and original documents of the Höpp estate, which are in possession of ZMO, are catalogued in the database Kalliope. ZMO contributions to Höpp estate are mainly in the subjects of "Arabic world and National Socialism", "Muslims in Germany from the time of World War I to the nineteen-thirties", "Essad Bey". A substantial number of them are scanned copies of orginals. Above mentioned data and various other documents of the Höpp estate, e.g. excerpts of scientific papers, can be accessed in our Catalogue for archival resources. In several cases the scanned pictures of the documents are not made accessible by descriptions / keywords yet, but you can gain access if you type the number of the archive box in the search fild of the catalogue for archival resources. As well you will find here 7727 titles (a total of 57 boxes) of the Krüger estate library files which have already been processed by computer. Cataloguing of the remaining files is in progress.

Databases of the german special subject collections, e.g. online contents of the special subject collections Middle East / North Africa, Southasia, East- and Southeast Asia, cultural anthropology, history, contemporary history, political science (accessible by all computers of GWZ-Berlin)

Index islamicus : all yearbooks 1906-2005 ; ... additional records from 2006 (accessible by all computers of ZMO-Berlin: via Start / Alle Programme / Brill Electronic / Index islamicus)

The Guided Islamic E-Library for Comparative Religion
الأديان لمقارنة الإسلامية المهتدين مكتبة

Arabic Union Catalogue


National Licences

for different online resources concerning the humanities (accessible by all computers of GWZ-Berlin)

Electronic Encyclopaedia

The Encyclopaedia of Islam, Volumes I-XII (accessible by all computers of ZMO-Berlin allowing 1 to 5 concurrent users to access the product simultaneously: via Start / Alle Programme / Brill Electronic / Encyclopaedia of Islam)

Open Access (examples)

Access to Mideast and Islamic Resources (AMIR)

Africa Spectrum

Alphabetical list of open access journals in Middle Eastern studies

Année du Maghreb

Archiv orientální

Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals

MENAdoc (DFG Specialised Information Service for Middle East, North African and Islamic Studies)

Middle East - Topics & Arguments (META)

Persee revues scientifiques

SSG Vorderer Orient digital

SWP Research Papers (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit, Berlin)

Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft ZDMG

Zeitschrift für Indologie und Iranistik, Leipzig 1922-1936

Zeitschrift für Semitistik und verwandte Gebiete, Leipzig 1922-1935

Unesco publications

University of California Press books on Middle Eastern Studies & Islam