Sunday, September 30, 2012

Open Access Journal: Miscelánea de Estudios Árabes y Hebraicos. Sección Árabe-Islam

Miscelánea de Estudios Árabes y Hebraicos. Sección Árabe-Islam

American Board Pamphlet Collection

American Board Pamphlet Collection
The American Board pamphlet collection was incorporated into the ARIT Istanbul (ARIT-I) Library in January 2011. It contains roughly 1000 brochures, booklets, leaflets, flyers, and off-prints that date from the mid-1800s to the present, with close to one-third from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Approximately 85% of the materials focus on the operations, institutions, or affiliate organizations of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) that were located in Turkey and the Balkans.

The ABCFM was a Protestant mission agency founded in 1810 and chartered by the state of Massachusetts in 1812. It dispatched missionaries around the world for religious ends chiefly, but also to pursue general altruistic labor, including founding schools and medical facilities. Between 1820—when the American Board’s first personnel arrived in Izmir—and the second decade of the twentieth century, the organization established more than 20 mission stations, 50 boarding and high schools, and ten colleges in Anatolia and its surroundings. Unquestionably, the ABCFM was the most significant American presence in the region during this era.

Though ephemera, the items in the American Board pamphlet collection offer a rich and enduring source of information on this major historical enterprise. Some of the materials are available at research libraries in the United States, but the ARIT Istanbul Library now possesses one of the most extensive holdings, both in Turkey and internationally. The project to capture them digitally and provide public access to the scans via the ARIT Istanbul Digital Library is being implemented jointly by ARIT and the Digital Library for International Research (DLIR). It is supported by a grant from the US Department of Education’s Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access (TICFIA) program to DLIR partners.

Open Access Journals: American Board Periodical Collection

American Board Periodical Collection
The American Board periodical collection was incorporated into the ARIT Istanbul (ARIT-I) Library in January 2011, when ARIT received the library of the Western Turkey Mission of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM), one of the chief Protestant missionary agencies in the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The core of this collection includes a number of rare serials issued locally by the Board and its affiliates, as well as other American organizations.
Currently, ARIT is digitizing and uploading to the collection two of the most important English-language journals published in Turkey at the beginning of the twentieth century: The Levant Trade Review, issued by the American Chamber of Commerce for Turkey and the Levant from 1911 to 1931, and The Orient, produced by the ABCFM’s Istanbul office between 1910 and 1923. Financial support for this project—to make these crucial historical sources available internationally on the worldwide web—is being provided by a grant from the United States Department of State.
The links below provide access to major periodicals housed in the ARIT Istanbul Library’s American Board collection. Other serials in the Board holdings, especially single-issue items, are included in the American Board Pamphlet Collection.
  1. “The Messenger for Children”
  2. Bulletin of the Near East Society
  3. Samokov News
  4. The Orient
  5. The Levant Trade Review

Friday, September 28, 2012

Shamaa - Arab Educational Information Network

"The Arab Educational Information Network (Shamaa) is an online database that documents educational research carried out in Arab countries in all fields of education, in the three languages, Arabic, French and English, providing free access to researchers and those interested in educational research. Shamaa collects educational bibliographic data on books, articles, reports and university dissertations (master's and doctoral) from universities, colleges of education, research centers, publishing houses, journals, ministries and regional and international organizations in the Arab world.
Bibliographic reports and abstracts are then prepared and in some cases full texts are made available."

Friday, September 21, 2012

Open Access Journal: Human rights in the occupied territories : annual report

Human rights in the occupied territories : annual report.
Author:     Be-tselem (Organization : Jerusalem)
Publisher: Jerusalem : B'TSELEM, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, 2007-.

Other titles:
B'tselem human rights in the occupied territories
Matsav zekhuyot ha-ʾadam ba-sheṭaḥim ha-kevutshim

Also in: Hebrew and Arabic
Frequency: Annual
ISSN: 0792-8114

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Open Access Journal: Report on Israeli settlement in the occupied territories

Report on Israeli settlement in the occupied territories : a bimonthly publication of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.
Author:     Foundation for Middle East Peace (Washington, D.C.)
Publisher:     Washington, D.C. : Foundation for Middle East Peace

Frequency: Bimonthly
Published: 1991-

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Open Access Report: Gulf Kaleidoscope - Reflections on the Iranian Challenge

Gulf Kaleidoscope
Contributor: Jon B. Alterman, Richard Dalton, Nathan Freier, Geoffrey Kemp, Haim Malka, Michael O'Hanlon, and Barbara Slavin
Published by : CSIS Center for Strategic and International Studies
Date: May 21, 2012 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Muslim Manual of War: Free online facsimile anniversary edition

A Muslim Manual of War 
being Tafrij al-kurub fi tadbir al-hurub by ‘Umar ibn Ibrahim al-Awsi al-Ansari 
Edited and translated by George T. Scanlon
Foreword by Carole Hillenbrand
English edition  
Sep  2012 246 pp. electronic
$.00 LE
ISBN 978 1 61797 111 2
For sale worldwide

Free online facsimile anniversary edition

One of the first three books published by the AUC Press after its founding in 1960 was A Muslim Manual of War, an annotated editing and translation of a hitherto little-known fifteenth-century Arabic manuscript on the art of war, prepared by George Scanlon, then embarking on his career to become one of the most respected scholars in the field of Islamic art, architecture, archaeology, and history. Now, in celebration of 50 years of the AUC Press, and in honor of Professor Scanlon’s recent retirement after an illustrious career, most recently as professor of Islamic art and architecture in the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations at the American University in Cairo, the AUC Press is proud to make available once again this long out-of-print book, as a freely accessible scanned facsimile with a new Introduction by the author and a Foreword by eminent scholar Carole Hillenbrand, a former student of Professor Scanlon.

Open Access Journal: The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) Newsletter

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) Newsletter
PARC's newsletter is published semi-annually and mailed to its members. If you are interested in joining PARC and receiving all of our news, please see our membership page. Profiles for PARC research fellows are found in the newsletters of the corresponding years. For example, the 2002-2003 fellows' profiles are found in the Fall 2002 and Spring 2003 newsletters.

All of the following newsletters are in PDF format.


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Open Access Journal: Al- mukhatabat المخاطبات

Al- mukhatabat المخاطبات | Revue Philosophique de Logique et d’Epistémologie مجلّة فلسفية في المنطق و الإبستمولوجيا Philosophical Journal For Logic and Epistemology
ISSN: 1737-6432

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Open Access Journal: Current Trends in Islamist Ideology