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Girolamo Savonarola Online Advisor: Peter Amelung The Incunable Collection of the Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart View PDF Flyer The Incunable Collection of the Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart Number of titles: 212 Languages used: Italian and Latin Location of originals: Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498) was among the first authors of the late 15th century to acknowledge the importance of printing as a means of propagating his ideas. Many regard him as one of Luther’s predecessors. The rise of Florentine book illustrations is also closely linked with the dissemination ... read more
Anti Calvin Online View PDF Flyer Advisor: Malcolm Walsby, University of St Andrews The Catholic Response to Calvin's Writings in Sixteenth-Century France Number of titles: 94  Languages used: French  During the sixteenth century, Protestant authors had grasped the importance of winning over the souls and minds of the French people from the outset and the production of Genevan presses was therefore predominantly in French. If the Catholic Church wished to preserve its position in France, it was vital to respond to the gauntlet thrown down by the Calvinist leaders. It is this response, the writings of the French Catholic authors against Calvin and ... read more
Arkyves Online Reference Tool for the History of Culture Hans Brandhorst & Etienne Posthumus ISSN: 2352-9334 Publication Type:  Primary Source Online Imprint:  BRILL Language:  English http://arkyves.org/ Video and Tutorials Arkyves HU Arkyves EN Arkyves LT Arkyves PL Arkyves RO Arkyves RU Arkyves SK Arkyves is both a unique database of images and texts and a meeting place for everyone who wants to study imagery and publish about it. All visual and textual sources are made accessible with the help of the ... read more
Art Sales Catalogues Online Online Access to Complete Sales Catalogues from 1600-1900 Editor: Various Authors & Editors ISSN: 2210-7886 Annual update The Art Sales Catalogues Online (ASCO) publication offers easy access to complete historical art sales catalogues for the period 1600 to 1900. Lugt's Répertoire Online database has been included in this publication and serves as the "entrance gate" to the catalogues.  The earliest art sales catalogues, also known as auction catalogues, appeared in the early 17th century, as simple leaflets. Over time, the catalogues grew into ext ... read more
Avant-Garde and Architecture in Czechoslovakia 1909-1938 For more information www.brill.com/aaco Publication date September 30, 2018 E-ISSN – n.a. Previously published on microfiche Online version is scanned from microfiche (ISBN 9789004196698) Title list available Source material for the study of Czechoslovak avant-garde and architecture in the period before the Second World War is very difficult to find. As is the case for comparable material in the West, this difficulty is due on the one hand to the small editions and on the other to the political and cultural situation after 1945. It is as though the political division of Europe not only disrupted the cul ... read more
Book History Online Editor: Andrew Pettegree, University of St Andrews ISSN:  2213-2732 Publication Type: E-Reference Work Imprint: BRILL Language: English  Videos and Tutorials Book History Online CR Book History Online HU   Book History Online PL Book History Online RO Book History Online RU Book History Online SK Book History Online (BHO) is the international bibliography in the field of book and library history. It provides a comprehensive survey of all scholarly publications written from a historical perspective. Included are monogr ... read more
Book Sales Catalogues Online Book Auctioning in the Dutch Republic, 1599 - ca. 1800 View PDF Flyer Book Sales Catalogues Online (BSCO) offers a comprehensive bibliography of book sales catalogues printed in the Dutch Republic before 1801. A sophisticated search menu provides access to some 3,750 digital facsimiles from ca. 50 libraries across Europe, including major collections in the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, France, and Russia. More catalogues will be added in the future. These catalogues are a key primary source for research on the history of the book and libraries, the history of ideas, the history of collecting, the history of literatur ... read more
Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online Read the Introduction by J.J. Witkam ISSN:  2542-8098 Publication Type: E-Reference Work Imprint: BRILL Language: English This online publication is the English translation of Brockelmann's famous Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (GAL). Brockelmann's work offers bio-bibliographic information about works written in Arabic and their authors, with an emphasis on the classical period. It is divided in chronologically organized sections, which are subdivided by literary genre. Individual entries typically consist of a biographical section and a list of ... read more
Children’s Leisure Activities in Russia Online 1920s-1940s Advisors: Vitaly Bezrogov, Moscow and Catriona Kelly, Oxford Number of titles: 19 Languages used: Russian View PDF Flyer Location of originals: K.D. Ushinski State Scientifi c Pedagogical Library, Moscow National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg The material gathered here offers a unique insight into one of the most important and characteristic areas of socializing the young in early Soviet Russia, and a window into the mentality of the `first Soviet generations’ as well. This so-called movement for ‘socialisation through play’ and ‘rational leisur ... read more
Classic Mexican Cinema Online From the Archives of the Filmoteca of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) First publication 2018 Advisor:  Carl J. Mora,  The University of New Mexico  A database of five historic film periodicals, illuminating the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema (1930s-1960s). The database also gives access to the personal scrapbook of pioneering filmmaker Fernando de Fuentes (1894-1958), as well as to a collection of fifty rare lobby cards.  Number of images: ca. 40,000 (full color) Location of originals: Filmoteca, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México ... read more
Climate Change and Law Collection ISSN:  2542-6737 Publication Type:  Primary Source Online Imprint:  Brill | Nijhoff Language: English This comprehensive collection of climate change and law documents contains original source, non-edited and non-redacted “grey literature” (non-peer reviewed) in English, centered on climate change and the law. Incorporated in the category of ‘law’ is any discipline of law which addressed climate change, including corporate law, environmental law and human rights law. Materials in the collection originate from a wide range of organizations in the public and private sector, institutions ... read more
Codices Hugeniani Online Editor: Andre Bouwman Online Publication Date:  15 Nov 2016 ISSN:  2468-0303 View PDF Flyer Codices Hugeniani Online (COHU) offers the fully digitized archive of Christiaan Huygens (1629 - 1695), held at Leiden University Library. The archive includes notebooks and loose leafs with texts in the field of astronomy, mechanics, mathematics and music, as well as correspondence and annotated books.  Huygens was a prominent Dutch mathematician, astronomer and physicist. He published major studies on mechanics and optics, and a pioneer work on games of chance. He is famous for his discovery of the rings of Saturn an ... read more
Codices Vossiani Latini Online ISSN:  2452-2988 View PDF Flyer Academic Advisor Andre Bouwman, Chief Curator of Western Manuscripts, Leiden University Library  The Codices Vossiani Latini Online publishes all 363 codices which form the world-famous Latin part of Isaac Vossius’ manuscript collection held at Leiden University Library. The Codices Vossiani Latini count a large number of early medieval manuscripts (a whopping 76 Carolingian manuscripts dating from before 900), including major sources of many classic texts. Famous are the oldest sources of Lucretius De natura rerum, of Ciceros philosophical works, and ... read more
Cold War Intelligence The Secret War Between the U.S. and the USSR, 1945-1991 Editor: Matthew M. Aid This unique collection of well over 2,300 formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher) provides readers for the first time with the documentary record of the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War. This document collection covers the period from the end of World War II in 1945 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but also includes a number of formerly classified historical reports and articles written by U.S. intelligence historians since t ... read more
Conrad Gessner's Private Library Online The Revealing Hand-Written Notes of an Early Modern Polymath View PDF Flyer Background The Zurich physician, naturalist and polymath Conrad Gessner (1516-65) practised as a doctor, taught as Professor of Natural History at the Hohe Schule founded by Zwingli in Zurich and wrote numerous works. Among his most famous writings is the Bibliotheca universalis (1545), an attempt to catalogue all printed and manuscript works ever produced in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, leading J. Christian Bay to dub Gessner the 'Father of Bibliography' in 1916. His five-volume Historia animalium (1551-58) made Gessner ... read more
Critical Editions of the New Testament Online The Greek Text, Versions, and Transcriptions of Manuscripts Online Advisor: Dr. David C. Parker ISSN:  2405-4461 This collection, earlier published in a microfiche collection by IDC Publishers, makes available the principal critical editions of the New Testament for the first time in a single collection online, including lists of variant readings and collections of manuscript transcriptions and collations from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth century. In addition, a number of the most useful editions of the ancient versions and of ancillary materials have been inc ... read more
Cuban Culture and Cultural Relations, 1959- The Vertical Archive of the Casa de las Américas, Part 1: “Casa y Cultura” Online Publication ISSN:  2542-4947 Publication Type:  Primary Source Online Imprint: BRILL Language:  Spanish Unique access to 45,000 documents; • Covering almost 60 years of cultural relations between Revolutionary Cuba and abroad; • Full-text search functionality; • Including MARC21 catalog records. Casa de las Américas in Havana, Cuba, ranks among the most renowned cultural institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ever since its creation in 1959, it has been ... read more
Cult of Body Online Advisor: Louise McReynolds Number of titles: 13 Languages used: Russian View PDF Flyer Location of originals: National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg This collection comprises unique material on sports and physical culture in Russia, 1891-1919 and is particularly significant because sports provided opportunities for transitions from tradition to modernity: athletic competition broke down class barriers, brought women into public spaces, and encouraged new modes of behaviour and self-presentation. Sports are essential to the evolution of the modern personality in terms of health, competitiveness and team play. The collection offe ... read more
Dutch Pamphlets Online The Knuttel Collection: 1486-1853 and Van Alphen Collection: 1542-1853 Editor: Various Authors & Editors ISSN:  2214-8264 View PDF Flyer The Knuttel Collection: 1486-1853  • Number of titles: 33,487  • Languages used: primarily Dutch but also French, German, Latin and English  • Location of originals: the National Library of the Netherlands  The Knuttel Collection at the National Library of the Netherlands is the most extensive pamphlet collection in the Netherlands. The thousands of pamphlets presented here constitute an essential source for understanding these tumultu ... read more
Early Russian Cinema Online View PDF Flyer Advisor: R. Yangirov This unique collection of Russian film periodicals from the last tsarist decade includes both sophisticated and more popular periodicals released by the major Russian film studios. Containing interviews with movie stars and now irretrievably lost screenplays, these journals will prove an invaluable source about the silent movie era and Russia's entertainment industry at the eve of the Revolution. Number of titles: Part 1: 13 Part 2: 20 Part 3: 24 Languages used: Russian Contents Background Location of originals   Free Trial Access Available For more information ... read more
Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online Editor-in-Chief: Dan Diner, on behalf of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Leipzig Editorial Staff: Markus Kirchhoff (Head), Philipp Graf, Stefan Hofmann, Ulrike Kramme, Regina Randhofer, Frauke von Rohden, Philipp von Wussow. Consulting Editors of the English Edition: Cornelia Aust, Philipp Lenhard, Daniel Mahla ISSN: 2468-8894 Publication Type: E-Reference Work Imprint: BRILL Language:  English This online English edition is available as a set alongside the German Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. The prices mentioned are for the combined bundle of& ... read more
French Revolutionary Opinions Online The Trial of King Louis XVI, 1792 - 1793 Advisor: Prof. Dr. Erich Pelzer, Freiburg i. Brsg., Germany The present collection presents the entire corpus of all public interventions by representatives in the National Convention during the trial of King Louis XVI from November 1792 to January 1793. View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 7 Languages used: French Background Introduction The trial and execution of King Louis XVI rank among the most spectacular events of the French Revolution. The trial in and by the National Convention was preceded by a number of personal errors of judgement by the king, compounded by po ... read more
Online Publication Date:  1 Dec 2018 View PDF Flyer This collection consists of 267 printed works by and on the great Dutch humanist and jurist Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), published between 1609-1941, that are kept at the Peace Palace Library in The Hague. 205 of these titles have been published on microfiche before in the collections on international law and jurisprudence. 18 more titles have been digitized from microfiche, that have not been published before. 44 more titles have been newly scanned and added to this online collection. Including one of only three known copies of the rare first state of the first edition of De Iure Belli ac Pacis, purchased in 2012 by the ... read more
Historical Garden Design Online Sources from the 16th to the 19th centuries Editor:  Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn  A rich resource for garden, art and architectural historians, this primary source collection of 178 titles covers a broad range of subjects regarding the theory and practice of gardening, horticulture and garden design. Technological aspects are treated as well as garden ornaments, garden buildings, plant use, and the construction of green houses. The collection includes such watershed works as Salomon de Caus´ Hortus Palatinus (1620), Dominicus Barrière's Villa Aldobrandina Tusculana sive varij illius hor ... read more
History of Modern Russian and Ukrainian Art Online Advisor: Professor Charlotte Douglas, New York University  The collection documents the history of modern Russian and Ukrainian art. It encompasses critical literature, illustrated books, and art periodicals. It also offers a selection of early20th century art-related serials. These historical sources of pre- and post-revolutionary art reflect the diversity of artistic thought in the first thirty years of the 20th century.  History of Modern Russian and Ukrainian Art Online: Monographs and Serials, 1907-1930  Scarcity  Sources for the history of modern and avant-garde Russian and Ukrainian art have long ... read more
The Huguenots Online Advisor: Andrew Pettegree This collection offers a comprehensive survey of the original writings of the French Huguenot authors, from the radical dissent in the 1530s through to the end of the century. The selection privileges first and foremost original writings of authors writing within France and for an exclusively French audience. View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 121  Languages used: French  Location of originals: Bibliothèque Mazarine, Paris; Bibliothèque Méjanes, Aix-en-Provence; Bibliothèque municipale de Bordeaux; Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon; Bibliothèque municipale de ... read more
Human Rights Documents Online ISSN: 2210-7975 Publication Type: Primary Source Online Imprint: BRILL Language: English Published since 1980 Since 1980 access has been provided to an ever-growing, authoritative collection of Human Rights Documents from the collection edited by Human Rights Internet in Ottawa. These documents emanate from 355 nongovernmental human rights organizations (NGOs) worldwide, some of which have a universal scope, whilst others focus on the attainment of human rights in a specific area of the world. More than 55,000 documents from 685 organizations collected by Human Rights Internet are now available online, covering the peri ... read more
The Hungarian Reformation Online View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 98  Languages used: Hungarian and Latin  Location of originals: National Széchényi Library, Budapest  The texts of Hungarian reformers, whether Lutheran, Calvinist, Catholic, or Anti-Trinitarian have hitherto been virtually unknown to the scholarly community. For the first time, this collection of primary sources offers a comprehensive survey of the original writings of the Hungarian reformers. It includes texts from the period of the first stirrings of reform in the 1540s through to works written for the established churches of the region during the 1650s. It ... read more
Imperial Russia’s Illustrated Press Online Advisor: Jeffrey Brooks View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 5 Languages used: Russian  Location of originals: The National Library of Russia Nothing illuminates the lost world of late Imperial Russia better than the pictorial magazines of the era. The illustrated weeklies gathered in this collection open a wide window on Russian cultural, social, and political life. Their editors traced the sweep of the Russian imagination at the apogee of Russian cultural power from the peak years of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy to the modernist era and the chaos of 1917. They captured imperial expansion, cultural ... read more
Index Buddhicus Online Publication Type: E-Reference Work Language:  English Edited by: Tansen Sen  The Index Buddhicus is the first classified comprehensive bibliography of Buddhist Studies. It describes secondary material ranging from articles, papers and chapters appearing in journals, proceedings and collections, through reference works, monographs, editions and theses, to digital resources. All entries are linked to an elaborate index of both proper names and thematic, and cross referenced to related material. The Index is available as an online resource. It complements Brill's Encyclopedia of Buddhism. List to be completed A ... read more
The Italian Reformation Online Advisor: Emidio Campi View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 189  Languages used: mainly Italian and Latin, also English, French and German  Location of originals: Central National Library, Florence  The theological profile of the Italian reformation has not been researched in sufficient depth. Obviously, such an exploration will require specific knowledge of the primary texts. Critical editions, however, are very rarely available. This collection offers a synopsis of the diversity of the manifestations of the Italian Reformation and will, therefore, facilitate research in this fascinating, still largely fallow area. ... read more
Jacoby Online ISSN: 1873-5363 Publication Type: E-Reference Work Imprint: BRILL Language: English Video and Tutorials Jacoby Online EN Jacoby Online LT Jacoby Online HU Jacoby Online SK Jacoby Online PL Jacoby Online RO Jacoby Online RU Jacoby Online is one of the most authoritative resources for the study of fragmentary ancient Greek historians. It includes five bundled products: 1. Felix Jacoby’s seminal Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker: Parts I-III (complete) 2. Brill’s New Jacoby (BNJ), a thoroughly revised E ... read more
Jewish Theater under Stalinism Online View PDF Flyer Number of titles: Fond 2307, opis’ 1-2 and Fond 2308, opis’ 1 - from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI), Moscow Dates: (inclusive): 1916-1950 Languages used: Russian, Yiddish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Ukrainian, Belarus, Georgian, Latvian EAD finding aids are available Location of originals: the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI) in Moscow This collection of archival documents contains material that describes the history of Soviet culture and theatre, Jewish avant-garde art and the Kremlin’s policy toward Jewish society and cultur ... read more
  Mass Media in Russia Online (Parts 1 and 2) View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 11 titles (Part 1), Penny (Kopeck) Magazines (Part 2) Languages used: Russian Location of originals: The National Library of Russia, St.-Petersburg This unique collection consists of complete runs of the kopeck (penny) newspapers, the most widely circulated newspapers in the beginning of the twentieth century, published under various titles in St. Petersburg and Petrograd (1908-1918) and also in Moscow (1909-1918). These (penny) newspapers document political and social developments in Russia in the pivotal years from 1908 to 1918 and at the same time provide a mirror of the colorful social ... read more
Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 1 Pioneer Orientalists The Manuscript Collections of Scaliger, Raphelengius and Golius from Leiden University Libraries View PDF Flyer Editor: Arnoud Vrolijk Number of titles: 267 manuscripts Languages used: Arabic The Leiden University Library has a world-famous research collection of Middle Eastern Manuscripts. Its core collection consists of volumes brought together by, among others, the Leiden Orientalists Joseph Justus Scaliger (d. 1609) and Jacobus Golius (d. 1667). Included in the Scaliger collection are about a dozen manuscripts which belonged to Franciscus Raphelengius (d. 1597). These c ... read more
Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 2  The Ottoman Legacy of Levinus Warner From Leiden University Libraries Languages used: Turkish, Arabic, Persian E-ISBN: 978 90 04 23595 3 Editor: Ilana Tahan, Hebraica Curator, British Library Advisors: Jan Schmidt, Leiden University and Arnoud Vrolijk, Leiden University Librarie View PDF Flyer This online publication consists of 140 volumes from the Warner Collection, totalling 45,809 pages of Ottoman Turkish, Arabic, and Persian texts. All these manuscripts were acquired by the great scholar Levinus Warner during his stay in Istanbul from 1644 until his death in 1665. This selection from the ... read more
Middle Eastern Manuscripts Online 3 Arabic Manuscripts from the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest View PDF Flyer Arabic Manuscripts from the manuscript holdings of the Oriental Collection in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest. The collection consists of 200 manuscripts with just over 300 works. In addition to 5 autographs, the highlights of the collection include: the earliest dated manuscript in the collection (Arab O. 013) a dated copy of a unique arrangement of a rare treatise written by al-Ṣāḥib Tāǧ al-Dīn (d. 707/1307) produced in the year of the author’s death; two rare Mamluk trea ... read more
Military Architecture 1600-1900 Publication date September 30, 2018 E-ISSN – n.a. Previously published on microfiche Online version is scanned from microfiche Other bibliographical data MARC21 records available Full text searchable 99 titles. Title list on brill.com Languages used: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Latin When Leonardo sought for a job at the court of Milan he presented himself as an expert in the military arts who in times of peace also could make a decent sculpture and Michelangelo was head of fortifications when the troops of Charles V besieged Florence. Military architecture was considered to be an art that was studied ... read more
Mobilizing East Asia Online Newspapers, magazines and books from the 1900s-1950s Advisor: Peter O'Connor, Musashino University, Tokyo Advisory Board: Robert Bickers, University of Bristol and Rana Mitter, University of Oxford Imprint: BRILL Language: English Mobilizing East Asia offers a carefully selected collection of extremely rare, many times even unique English-language newspapers, magazines and pamphlets published inside Asia, following the descent into war in East and South-East Asia from the turn of the twentieth century to the 1950s. This exciting collection of newspapers and illustrated magazines, often in colour, is now ... read more
Brill Muslims in Russia Online Advisor: Dr. S.Ishakov Number of titles: 11 Languages used: Russian E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19277 5 View PDF Flyer Location of originals: various libraries This collection introduces the uniquely varied and poorly explored Russian Muslim population during one of the most dynamic periods of their history (1861-1918). Materials published in Russia both at the center and on the periphery reflect the picturesque palette of life of Muslims in the Russian Empire, as well as the positions of their public and political figures. This collection presents works written by and about Muslims. The value of this heritage is especially pertinent now that ... read more
Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th-10th Centuries Edited by Ulrich Rudolph, University of Zürich, Rotraud Hansberger, LMU Munich and Peter Adamson, LMU Munich ISSN: 2543-2729 Publication Type: E-Reference Work Imprint: BRILL Language: English, Arabic Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th - 10th Centuries is a comprehensive and unprecedented reference work devoted to the history of philosophy in the realms of Islam in its formative period: from its beginnings in the eighth century up to the tenth century AD. Both major and minor figures are covered, giving details of biography and doctrine ... read more
Popular Literature Fiction and Songs in Imperial Russia View PDF Flyer Advisor: Jeffrey Brooks Number of titles: 208 Languages used: Russian E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19266 9 Location of originals: The National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg The collection illustrates the chief genres of Russian popular literature and includes chivalric tales, historical fiction and updated fairy tales, as well as stories of adventure, banditry, detectives, success, war and empire, women and gender. The collection also includes rags-to-riches tales of social mobility, adventures set in Siberia and the Caucasus, and the stories of the occult world ... read more
Pre-1600 Rare Books Collection: Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, Philosophy & Theology, and Literature The Augustus De Morgan Collection, Part 1 View PDF Flyer This first part of The Augustus De Morgan Collection comprises 330 items printed before the 17th century from the library of the nineteenth-century mathematician and logician Augustus De Morgan (1806–1871), held at the Senate House Library in London. This part of the collection features books on a range of mathematical subjects, from pure geometry to astronomy to commerce, as well as on philosophy, theology, and literature. It contains works of all sizes, from two 8-page pamphlets to a 1493 ... read more
Richard Wagner Online First published 2018 View PDF Flyer This resource presents a broad cross-section of the Wagner literature of the nineteenth century as held by the Zentralbibliothek Zürich, which possesses one of the world’s finest collections of Wagneriana. The collection consists of Secondary Literature of the Nineteenth century;  Wagner’s Mein Leben, 1870-1880; Mathilde Wesendonck's Complete Published Writings. Richard Wagner Online  The bibliography on Richard Wagner is huge. He has stirred passions, love, and hatred in equal measure - sometimes (as in the case of Friedrich Nietzsche) within the same breast ... read more
Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015 Online  ISSN: 2468-5992 Publication Type: E-Reference Work Imprint: Brill | Nijhoff Language: English Year 2016 Malcolm N. Shaw QC, University of Cambridge The popularity of his monumental and definitive works established Shabtai Rosenne as the undisputed expert on the International Court of Justice’s law and practice of his time. Irrefutably the leading work on the court, previous editions of Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court have influenced generations of legal scholars, practitioners, judges, and students alike. The Fifth ... read more
Russian Anarchist Periodicals of the Early 20th Century Online View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 19 Languages used: Russian Location of originals: National Library of Russia, Russian Academy of Sciences Library This collection of writings reveals the eventful history of Russia during the revolutionary era, from the perspective of metropolitan and provincial newspapers and journals published by the most radical political forces. Furthermore, these materials shed new light on the relationship of the anarchists with the Bolsheviks and the Soviet State, and also reveal the impact of anarchist ideas on the literature and art of the p ... read more
Russian Avant-garde Online Advisor: A. Krusanov Number of titles: 778 Languages used: Russian E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19267 6 View PDF Flyer Location of originals: The National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg This collection represents works of all Russian literary avant-garde schools. It comprises almost 800 books, periodicals and almanacs most of them published between 1910-1940 and thus off ers an exceptionally varied and well-balanced overview of one of the most versatile movements in Russian literature. The books in this collection can be regarded as objects of art, illustrated by famous artists such as Malevich, Goncharova and Lisitskii. This collection ... read more
Russian Military Intelligence on Asia Online Archive series 1651-1917 Dates (inclusive): 1651-1917  Dates (bulk): 1850-1917 Languages used: Russian and French, also German and English, Chinese, Latin, Dutch, Japanese, Arabic, Turkish, Italian, Greek, Persian, Korean, Mongolian and Norwegian ISBN: 978 90 04 19257 7 View PDF Flyer Location of Originals: Rossiĭ skiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennoistoricheskiĭ arkhiv (RGVIA), Moscow. Fonds 444-451  The 19th century was a time of rapid Russian expansion in Asia. While its western borders were largely fixed in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, the Romanov autocracy still found many outlets for its imperial energies i ... read more
Russian Military Intelligence on Asia Online Secret prints 1883-1914 The bulk of the Secret Prints consists of first-hand accounts composed by contemporary travelers to lesser-known reaches of Asia. Most were Russian army officers, many of whom had extensive training in geography and related disciplines. Languages used: Russian ISBN: 978 90 04 19258 4 View PDF Flyer Location of Originals: National Library of Russia, Saint Petersburg  One of the most remarkable pre-revolutionary Orientological publications is the little-known, classified “Collection of Geographical, Topographical and Geographical Materials on Asia” (Sbornik geografi cheskikh, topografi chesk ... read more
Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 1 The Origins, 1600-1800 View PDF Flyer Advisor: Maurits van den Boogert Brill presents a unique collection of rare primary sources on a vital and dynamic part of the history of Turkey, Russia, the Middle East and Western Europe. These sources provide detailed insights not only in the military ebb and flow of Russian-Ottoman relations, but also in their effects on European public opinion. Number of titles: 193  Languages used: Western languages, German, French, English  Location of originals: National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg  Relations between the Ottoman Empire and Russia were ... read more
Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 2 Shifts in the Balance of Power, 1800-1853 Advisor: Maurits van den Boogert View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 120  Languages used: Western languages, German, French, English  Location of originals: National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg  This collection includes discussions of diplomatic treaties like those of Bucharest of 1812 and Adrianople (Edirne) of 1829; the commercial and military issue of access to the Black Sea; eye-witness accounts from war theaters; and plans for, and ideas about, future confrontations. The fact that many different perspectives are represented in this ... read more
Russian - Ottoman Relations Online Part 3 The Crimean War, 1854-1856 Advisor: Maurits van den Boogert  View PDF Flyer In this collection on the Crimean War, Russian views are represented by Anatole Demidov (1812-1870), traveler and patron of the arts; the discussion on the peace by former diplomat Tchihatchef; and the accounts of the Russian veteran, Piotr Andreevich Viazemsky (1792-1878). The opinions of two Turkish officers, Rustem Effendi and Seid Bey, and the views of Algerian poet Muhammad b. Ismail (1820-1870) are also included. Number of titles: 372  Languages used: Western languages, German, French, English  Location of originals: National L ... read more
Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 4 The End of the Empires, 1857-1914 View PDF Flyer Number of titles: 263  Languages used: Western languages, German, French, English  Location of originals: National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg  The position of the Ottoman Empire continued to decline during the second half of the nineteenth century. Succumbing to foreign pressure, the sultan had decreed far-reaching reforms in favor of his non-Muslim subjects in 1856. Less than two decades later the Ottoman Empire went bankrupt and had to allow foreign bankers to supervise its finances. The Ottomans found themselves increasingly marginaliz ... read more
Russian Theater in the Early 20th Century Online View PDF Flyer The collection of theatre periodicals provides a detailed picture of metropolitan and provincial Russian theater and reflects the cultural life in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. It is a unique source for a wide range of scholars in history, cultural studies, theatre history and sociology, and provides a unique opportunity to savour the distinctive atmosphere of Russia’s Silver Age. Advisor: Pavel Dmitriev Number of titles: 13 Languages used: Russian E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19268 3 Location of originals: the National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg ... read more
Screen and Stage Online Advisor: Rashit Yangirov, Moscow Number of titles: 18 Languages used: Russian E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19269 0  View PDF Flyer Location of originals: the National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg This unique collection of Russian theater and film periodicals, which also includes material on other forms of entertainment (cabaret theater, circus) and mass culture in pre-revolutionary Russia consists of various types of material ranging from sophisticated journals to cheaply produced magazines published in the last three decades of the Tsarist regime. It covers all strata of urban society and their response to new and traditional art ... read more
Sixteenth Century Pamphlets Online / Flugschriften Online Editor: Hans-Joachim Köhler ISSN:  2210-7916 View PDF Flyer This series contains some 11,000 German and Latin pamphlets printed in the Holy Roman Empire. The pamphlets from 1501-1530 are concerned with the early Reformation movement, the Peasants' War, the threat presented by the Turks, and the various conflicts among the Western European countries. The pamphlets from 1531-1600 deal with a broad spectrum of themes, the Turkish wars, the revolt of the Netherlands, the persecution of French protestants, the status of Calvinists and Zwinglians in the Holy Roman Empire, propaga ... read more
Slavonic Bibles Online View PDF Flyer  Number of titles: 40 Languages used: Old Church Slavonic, as well as Belorussian, Ukrainian, and Russian translations of Old Church Slavonic Location of originals: Lomonosov Moscow State University Library Collection of the earliest part of the Slavonic early printed books of the Moscow University Library, consisting of 40 Slavonic bibles and Cyrillic religious books printed in the 15th and 16th centuries, including editions of the Gospels, New Testaments, Acts and Epistles, and Psalms.  Contents Background For more information, open free trial or to place an order, contact: Jacek Lewinson Mobi:+48 502 603 ... read more
Soviet Cinema Online Archival Documents from RGALI 1923-1935 Advisor: Richard Taylor Languages used: predominantly Russian, occasionally other European languages E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19270 6 View PDF Flyer  Location of originals: Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI) The documents in this collection cover the period when state monopoly control over the Soviet cinema industry - production, distribution and exhibition - was being established and this is why they cover a number of different organizations and institutions. They include minutes of board meetings and discussions of the major issues confronting the medium during a crucial period in its ... read more
Soviet Cinema Online  part 1 Journals part 2 Newspapers Advisor: Rashit Yangirov View PDF Flyer Part 1: Journals Online  Number of titles: 27 Languages used: Russian  Part 2: Newspapers Online  Number of titles: 20 Languages used: Russian   Location of originals: National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg The collection includes Soviet film magazines and newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s, reflecting the most interesting and fertile period in the history of Russian film. These publications are largely absent from book collections in the West, and are now presented for the first time as a large, complete set. They s ... read more
The Yearbook of the Imperial Theaters Online Number of titles: 2 Languages used: Russian E-ISBN: 978 90 04 19273 7 View PDF Flyer Location of originals: National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg This impressive annual periodical, published during the period 1890-1915, offers an incredible wealth of exciting material concerning the late imperial stage in Russia. Its pages include repertoires, critical essays and reviews of theatrical performances, chronicles of metropolitan theater life, articles discussing a wide range of topics as well as information about the actors. The journals are richly illustrated, many drawings ar ... read more
U.S. Intelligence on Asia, 1945-1991 Editor: Matthew M. Aid ISSN:  2542-7113 Publication Type: Primary Source Online Imprint: BRILL Language: English The purpose of this unique online collection is to provide students and researchers with the declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in the Far East during the Cold War (1945-1991). Particular emphasis is given to America’s principal antagonists in Asia during the Cold War era: the People’s Republic of China, North Korea and North Vietnam. However, countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Si ... read more
U.S. Intelligence on Europe, 1945-1995 Editor: Matthew M. Aid This unique collection of over 4,000 formerly classified U.S. government documents provides a comprehensive survey of the U.S. intelligence community’s activities in Europe, including Eastern Europe, Turkey and Cyprus, covering the time period from the end of World War II to the fall of the Iron Curtain and beyond. Scope: U.S. Intelligence operations in Western Europe U.S. Intelligence operations in Eastern Europe U.S. Intelligence gathering on Western European communist parties Economic intelligence gathering Monitoring European anti-nuclear groups in the 1980s Intelligence gathering on terrorist groups ... read more
U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East, 1945-2009 Editor: Matthew M. Aid Publication Type:  Primary Source Online Imprint:  BRILL Language:  English Since 1945, the U.S. intelligence community has had to cover a half dozen major wars and several dozen smaller but equally bloody armed conflicts in the Middle East, as well as innumerable civil wars, border clashes, armed insurgencies, and terrorist attacks. This comprehensive document set sheds light on the U.S. intelligence community’s spying and analytic efforts in the Arab world, including the Middle East, the Near East, and North Africa. It covers the time period from the end of World ... read more
Weapons of Mass Destruction The Top Secret History of America’s Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Warfare Programs and Their Deployment Overseas Editor: Matthew M. Aid Publication Type: Primary Source Online Imprint: BRILL Language:  English At its peak in 1967, the U.S. nuclear arsenal consisted of 31,255 nuclear weapons with an aggregate destructive power of 12,786 megatons – more than sufficient to wipe out all of humanity several hundred times over. Much less known is that hidden away in earth-covered bunkers spread throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan, over 40,000 tons of American chemical weapons were stored, as well as thousands ... read more
Western Travellers in the Islamic World Online Languages used: English, German, French, Italian, Latin Advisor: Maurits van den Boogert Accounts of travel are a popular and accessible source for research on historical relations between “East” and “West” and are attractive for specialists and non-specialists alike. In the pre-modern period a large number of such accounts were published all over Europe. Predominantly covering the Ottoman Empire, the collection also stretches into Ethiopia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and of course Iran. Contents Background Location of originals For more info ... read more
World of Children – Artek Pioneer Camp Archives, 1944-1967 Online View PDF Flyer Languages used: predominantly Russian E-ISBN:  978 90 04 19274 4 Location of originals: Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) Moscow Artek’s Archive reflects the recreation camp’s history in the period between 1944 and 1967. It contains government documents on Soviet social and health policies, administrative, medical and financial records, transcripts of meetings, materials on educational and ideological work carried out in the camp statistical reports, food rations and provision standards, letters from Soviet and foreign child ... read more
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