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.… Read more
Textbook Classic by Carl Brockelmann in Open Access
Secondary Publication on Hip Hop in Lebanon
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.… Read more
The Southern Shore of the Caspian Sea or the Northern Provinces of Persia
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).… Read more
“Islamstudien” – Volume 1 Open Access
Carl Heinrich Becker (1876-1933) was an education politician in the Weimar Republic and Professor of Oriental Studies at the then Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin (now Humboldt University).
Volume 1 of his “Islamstudien : Vom Werden und Wesen der islamischen … Read more
Newly digitized: German propaganda for Muslim prisoners of war
In our open access collection MENAdoc you will find these 5 German propaganda publications with leaflets from World War I.
The documents were directed towards Muslim prisoners of war from Russia. They were published in Tatar language and date from … Read more
New as Open Access: “Translating the Bible into Arabic”
Volume 131 of the „Beiruter Texte und Studien“
Volume 131 of the „Beiruter Texte und Studien“ is is now freely available here in our open access repository MENAdoc.
The book was edited by Sara Binay and Stefan Leder and … Read more