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ABIA Online

Index of South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology

The ABIA ( Index on South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology) goes back to 1928 and is well-known among specialists as the only comprehensive and up-to-date standard bibliographic reference in the field, serving both students and scholars. The online version of the complete ABIA includes all twenty-three volumes of the Annual Bibliography of Indian Archaeology, and its successor the ABIA Index. The ABIA is updated on a quarterly basis and c. 9,000 new records are be added each year. This unique specialist academic in-depth bibliography is dedicated to South and Southeast Asian and covers the areas of: prehistory, archaeology of the historical period, art, crafts and architecture, inscriptions and palaeography, and coins and seals from the region. Through strong partnerships in Asia, the coverage includes unique references to literature published in the region, which is often very hard to identify and access. The ABIA Online presently cooperates with partner institutes in New Delhi (the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts) and Colombo ( The Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology) and is partly supported by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and the Jan Gonda Fonds.
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Bibliographie zu Flavius Josephus

Supplementband mit Gesamtregister

Series:

Heinz Schreckenberg

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Weima and Stanley E. Porter

This bibliography lists some 1300 works germane for the interpretation of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. It includes all relevant works written in the 20th century as well as a sizeable number of important sources from the 19th century.
Virtually all the works listed are annotated, except for commentaries and dictionary articles. These annotations do not merely describe the content of each source but attempt to summarize its central thesis or argument.
The works listed are classified and cross-indexed in such a way that the user is able to track down easily the relevant sources on any given topic or passage in the Thessalonian letters.
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Timothy Cahill

This volume contains the most comprehensive collection of scholarly sources on Indian poetics and aesthetics (the Alaṃkāraśāstra ever published in ancient India. Entries are divided into three sections and a detailed index is provided. Reference to primary sources from several languages range from about the 5th to the 19th centuries. Secondary sources in two dozen languages are divided into two sections, viz., books and articles. These begin in the mid-19th century and continue to the present. Annotations are usually brief and descriptive.
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An Annotated Census of Copernicus' De revolutionibus

(Nuremberg, 1543 and Basel, 1566)

Owen Gingerich

The Annotated Census lists and describes - on the basis of direct examination - all of the 560 located copies of the first and second editions of Copernicus' De revolutionibus orbium coelestium that survive in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, as well as several copies of known provenance destroyed, stolen or otherwise lost in modern times. The entry for each copy lists its present location and describes particulars of its binding, size, and any shelf marks. A short history is given of the provenance of each copy, wherever possible with identification of owners and dates of ownership. Marginalia and interlinear notes are also indicated together with transcription and translation of the more important ones. The content of the more significant notes is discussed (with reference to the modern literature), analyses that sometimes develop into substantial essays. Numerous plates show examples of the handwriting of the major annotators. Appendices list the other works bound with De revolutionibus, and prices at auction going back to the 18th century.
The density and quality of the data provided about the copies make this a fascinating reference work not only for scholars interested in the history of astronomy but especially for all those interested in printing in the early modern period. The census will also provide an almost inexhaustible mine of information concerning the spread of ideas, scholarly networks, book collecting, and library development from the 17th to 20th centuries.
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Edited by Ying Liu, Zhongping Chen and Gregory Blue

Zheng He’s Maritime Voyages (1405-1433) and China’s Relations with the Indian Ocean World: A Multilingual Bibliography provides a multidisciplinary guide to publications on this great navigator’s activities and their impact on Chinese and world history. Admiral Zheng He commanded the fifteenth-century world’s largest fleet. In the course of seven voyages made between 1405 and 1433, his massive ships visited over thirty present-day countries in Asia and Africa. Those voyages reflected and reinforced the development of complex networks of trade, migration, cultural exchange, and political interactions between China and the Indian Ocean world.
This bibliography lists sources in thirteen languages, including both scholarly studies and popular works like Gavin Menzies’s controversial bestsellers claiming the Chinese sailed around the world before Columbus. Relevant translations, transliterations and annotations are provided to aid the reader.

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Bibliography of Arabic Books Online

A Bibliography of All Printed Arabic Language Books before 1960

Edited by William J. Kopycki

The Bibliography of Arabic Books Online (BABO) aims to become a comprehensive bibliographic database containing information about virtually all books published in Arabic before 1960. BABO contains over 80,000 bibliographical records from the National Library in Egypt, the British Library and the Library of Congress. BABO will include Name Authority Files (NAFs) which list all the spellings variants of authors’ names found in the database. This will be an invaluable finding aid for end-users of BABO, and a practical reference for librarians cataloguing Arabic titles. For creating the Name Authority File, the following resources have been used: - Nosseir (Arabic Books Published in Egypt before 1956) - Egyptian national bibliography - al-Nashra al-misriyya lil-matbu’at - Carl Brockelmann - Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur The spellings found in The Encyclopaedia of Islam have also been added.
Features and Benefits - Over 60,000 bibliographical records - Includes authority files for Arabic names - Searchable in English, transliterated Arabic, and in Arabic script - Full MARC-21 and Library Card records are included