The “Afghan Serials Collection” is an essential collection of partisan serials from the Wahdat Library, the most comprehensive private collection of rare newspapers and journals from Afghanistan. Continue reading
Iranian manuscripts in Manichean script
A catalogue of the Iranian manuscripts in Manichean script in the German Turfan collection” von Mary Boyce, 1960 ist neu in unserer Open Access Sammlung MENAdoc.
The catalogue gives a complete list of the preserved Iranian fragments in a comprehensive system of individual signatures.
Volume 4 of the series “Osmanische Geschichtsschreiber” can now be found in our open access repository MENAdoc. Continue reading
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