Using 16 examples, the book explains the tradition of miniatures in Persian manuscripts from the 13th to the early 17th century. The drawings decorated poetic works such as the epic poem “Šāhnāmah” or religious writings. Continue reading
„Arabische Grammatik: Paradigmen, Literatur, Übungsstücke und Glossar“ [ 1 ] by Carl Brockelmann is now freely available in our Open Access collection MENAdoc. The textbook can be regarded as a “classic” for the study of Arabic. We have digitized the 14th edition from 1960.
Carl Friedrich Brockelmann (1868 –1956) is regarded as one of the most important German Orientalists and Semitists. Together with Hans Wehr he was significantly involved in the transcription standard of the Arabic alphabet (transcription of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG) and DIN-Norm DIN 31635).
Hip Hop Language
Hip Hop word battles are a global phenomenon in pop culture. The verbal combats, however, were not only imported into the Arabic-speaking world, but they also formed a “remix” with the local culture. Continue reading
This travelogue about the northern provinces of Persia by Grigorij Melgunof from 1868 is freely available in our open access collection MENAdoc.
Melgunof was a Russian researcher, geographer and member of the German Oriental Society (DMG). Continue reading
A group of Specialized Information Services and the Berlin State Library are attempting to acquire a national licence for the database “Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports, 1941-1996”.
Access to this database should be highly interesting for all Continue reading
Volume 1 of his “Islamstudien : Vom Werden und Wesen der islamischen Welt” (“Islamic Studies : The Becoming and Essence of the Islamic World”) from 1924 is now freely available in our open access collection MENAdoc.
The documents were directed towards Muslim prisoners of war from Russia. They were published in Tatar language and date from 1915. Continue reading