Persian Miniatures

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

Textbook Classic by Carl Brockelmann in Open Access

Carl Brockelmann Arabische Grammatik

„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.

Book on MENAdoc

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).

1) Arabic Grammar: Paradigms, Literature, Exercises and Glossary

National Licence Intended: “Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) 1941-1996”

Screenshot: Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) 1941-1996A 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