Collection Items

  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Durrat al-tāj
    درة التاج
    Shiite prayer book; consists of prayers to be said on the visitation of Caliph ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib's tomb. This manuscript of Durrat al-tāj (The crown jewel) is a Shiite prayer book, consisting of prayers to be said when making a visitation to the tomb of Caliph ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib (circa 601-61). 'Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib is one of the most revered religious...
    • Contributor: Ibn Rustam Khān Ṣafī Qulī
    • Date: 16??

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  • Book/Printed Material
    The Arab of Mesopotamia. "A series of brief essays on subjects relating to Mesopotamia, written during 1916, by persons with special knowledge of the subjects dealt with."--Pref. "Asiatic Turkey, by Gertrude Lowthian Bell": p. [101]-202.
    • Contributor: Bell, Gertrude Lowthian
    • Date: 1917-01-01
    • Resource: - 220 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Mesopotamia. "Authorities": p. [132]-134. digital files not viewed; td12 2013-7-16
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section
    • Date: 1920-01-01
    • Resource: - 158 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Die staatenbildungen in den arabischen teilen der Türkei seit dem weltkriege nach entstehung, bedeutung und lebensfähigkeit, Die Staatenbildungen in den arabischen Teilen der Türkei seit dem Weltkriege nach Entstehung, Bedeutung und Lebensfähigkeit (State formation in the Arab parts of the former Ottoman Empire since the World War by origin, significance, and viability) is a study examining the formation of the Arab states of the Middle East in the aftermath of World War I and the fall of the Ottoman Empire....
    • Contributor: Topf, Erich
    • Date: 1929-01-01
    • Resource: - 276 pages

  • Map
    The archaeological map of Iraq. Scale 1:1,500,000. Includes list giving old and modern names and table of "Chronological periods." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. AACR2
    • Contributor: Iraq. Mudīrīyat Al-Āthār Al-Qadīmah Al-ʻāmmah
    • Date: 1967-01-01
  • Book/Printed Material
    Report of the Commission Entrusted by the Council with the Study of the Frontier between Syria and Iraq.
    Frontier between Syria and Iraq
    Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: League of Nations. Commission Entrusted With the Study of the Frontier Between Syria and Iraq
    • Date: 1932-01-01
  • Book/Printed Material
    Notes on climate and other subjects in eastern Mediterranean and adjacent countries. At head of title: I.D. 1117.
    • Contributor: Great Britain. Admiralty - Great Britain. War Office
    • Date: 1916-01-01
    • Resource: - 332 pages

  • Periodical
    Al-Arab. The newspaper Al-Arab (The Arabs) was first published in Baghdad on July 4, 1917, some four months after British troops captured the city from the Turks, thereby ending three centuries of Ottoman rule. The paper appeared at a critical period in the history of Iraq. Issued by the British authorities, it served as a mouthpiece for the British administration at a time of rising...
    • Contributor: Anistās Mārī, Al-Karmilī, Ab
    • Date: 1917-01-01
  • Periodical
    Al-Iraq. Al-Iraq was a daily newspaper focusing on politics, literature, and the economy, first published in Baghdad on June 1, 1920. Owned by Razzuq Dawood Ghannam, the paper showed an independent editorial streak from its first few issues. Throughout its existence, it recorded the political, social, and economic history of Iraq and was considered the first and last source for news on national issues and...
    • Contributor: Ghannam, Razzuq Dawood
    • Date: 1920-01-01
  • Periodical
    Al-Zaura. Al-Zaura was the brainchild of the pro-Western, progressive Ottoman wali (governor) of Iraq, Midhat Pasha (reigned 1869--72). He established the newspaper when he brought with him from Paris a printing press, the first in Iraq, upon his assignment to Baghdad in 1869. Al-Zaura's name was taken from a nickname for Baghdad, literally meaning a bend or curve, as the city sits within a wide...
    • Contributor: Midhat Paşa
    • Date: 1869-01-01
  • Periodical
    Crown of Roses. Klílā d-warde (Crown of roses) was a magazine issued in Mosul (present-day Iraq) between August 1904 and July 1908. It was published by the Dominican Fathers, in the neo-Aramaic language using an East Syriac script, which was common to the Chaldean Catholics of the region. It contained devotional articles, with occasional coverage of cultural topics. The magazine was produced by a small staff of...
    • Contributor: Dominicans. Mosul (Iraq)
    • Date: 1904-01-01
  • Periodical
    Echo of Babylon.
    Seda Babel
    Seda Babel (Echo of Babylon), first published in 1909 in Baghdad, was among Iraq's earliest newspapers. It appeared weekly on Friday. Until the end of World War I, Iraq was part of the Ottoman Empire and was subject to Ottoman law. In 1908, in line with the liberalizing revolution of the Young Turks, imperial press regulation loosened, allowing Iraq's intellectuals and writers the freedom...
    • Contributor: Ghanīmah, Yūsuf Rizq Allāh
    • Date: 1909-01-01
  • Periodical
    Layla. Layla was the first women's magazine to be published in Iraq. Launched in 1923, the magazine dealt with new and useful matters related to science, art, literature, sociology, and in particular to child-rearing and the education of girls, family health, and other matters pertaining to home economics. The establishment of national rule in Iraq was followed by the emergence of several magazines and newspapers...
    • Contributor: Hassoun, Paulina
    • Date: 1923-01-01
  • Periodical
    The New Generation.
    An-Nashi'a
    An-Nashi'a (The new generation) was a comprehensive monthly literary magazine dedicated to the advancement of scientific and cultural life in post-World War I Iraq. After the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in that war, Iraq was placed under a League of Nations mandate administered by the British. In 1921, a monarchy was established, and the country went on to gain independence from Britain in...
    • Contributor: Bayati, Hassan
    • Date: 1921-01-01
  • Periodical
    Understanding the Truth.
    Têgeyştinî Rastî
    Têgeyştinî Rastî (Understanding the truth) was a semiweekly newspaper published by the command of the British army in Iraq in 1918--19. At the time, Britain was at war with the Ottoman Empire, which had ruled Iraq since the 16th century. When British forces began advancing north toward the Iraqi Kurdistan region in the spring of 1918, the paper became the mouthpiece of the British...
    • Contributor: Soane, Ely Bannister
    • Date: 1918-01-01
  • Book/Printed Material
    Capstone Dictionary of Unusual Words of Hadith and of Yore. Al-Nihāyah fī gharīb al-ḥadīth wa-al-athar (Capstone dictionary of unusual words of hadith and of yore) is a four-volume dictionary of words in the hadiths, or the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, by the medieval scholar Majd al-Din Ibn al-Athir (1149-1210). It is a specialized concordance of unusual or less-common words occurring in hadiths, supplemented by terms from the Qurʼan and early Islamic history. The...
    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Athīr, Majd Al-Dīn Al-Mubārak Ibn Muḥammad - Sūyūtī
    • Date: 1893-01-01
  • Book/Printed Material
    Flowers of Abu Ma'shar.
    Flores Albumasaris
    Ja'far ibn Muḥammad al-Balkhī (787--886), known as Abū Ma'shar, lived in Baghdad in the 9th century. Originally an Islamic scholar of the Hadith (the prophetic traditions of Muhammad) and a contemporary of the famous philosopher al-Kindī, Abu Ma'shar developed an interest in astrology at the relatively late age of 47. He became the most important and prolific writer on astrology in the Middle Ages....
    • Contributor: Joannes, Hispalensis, Flourished - Abū Ma'shar, 787-886
    • Date: 1488-01-01
    • Resource: - 26 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Introduction to Astronomy, Containing the Eight Divided Books of Abu Ma'shar Abalachus.
    Introductorium in astronomiam Albumasaris Abalachi octo continens libros partiales
    Ja'far ibn Muḥammad al-Balkhī (787--886), known as Abū Ma'shar, lived in Baghdad in the 9th century. Originally an Islamic scholar of the hadith (the prophetic traditions of Muhammad) and a contemporary of the famous philosopher al-Kindī, Abū Ma'shar developed an interest in astrology at the relatively late age of 47. He became the most important and prolific writer on astrology in the Middle Ages....
    • Contributor: Hermann of Carinthia, Flourished 1143 - Abū Ma'shar, 787-886
    • Date: 1506-01-01
    • Resource: - 69 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Book of Songs. Abu Al-Faraj Al-Isbahani (or Al-Isfahani, 897--967 AD) was a literary scholar, poet, and genealogist who was born in Isfahan, in present-day Iran, but lived much of his life in Baghdad and Aleppo. Kitab al-Aghani (The book of songs) is often considered his masterpiece. A dozen or more other works by him are known. Most of them describe the indulgent social life of his times,...
    • Contributor: Abū Al-Faraj Al-Iṣbahānī, 897 or 8-967
    • Date: 1927-01-01
    • Resource: - 460 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Book of Poetry and Poets. Abdullah ibn Muslim ibn Qutaibah (828--85 AD, 213--76) was an Arab literary historian and critic and an Islamic jurist and scholar. He was born in Kufa, in present-day Iraq, and spent much of his life in Baghdad, where he died. His Al-shiir wal shuaraa (Book of poetry and poets) is considered a major classic of Arabic literature and a pioneering work of literary criticism....
    • Contributor: Ibn Qutaibah, Abdullah Ibn Muslim - Saqqā, Muṣṭafaa
    • Date: 1932-01-01
    • Resource: - 371 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Al-Mutannabbi's Diwan with Al-Ukbari's Commentary. Abu Al-Tayyib Ahmed ibn Al-Hussein (915--65 AD, 303--54 AH), better known as Al-Mutanabbi (Self-proclaimed prophet), is arguably the greatest Arab poet of all time. He lived a short, turbulent life of about 50 years. He was born in Iraq but traveled extensively, crisscrossing Syria and Egypt, then returning to Iraq and Persia in search of political and monetary rewards. Proud to the extent of...
    • Contributor: Ukbarī, ʻabd Allāh Ibn Al-Ḥusayn - Saqqā, Muṣṭafaa - Mutanabbī, Abū Al-Ṭayyib Aḥmad Ibn Al-Ḥusayn, 915 or 16-965 - Shalabi, Abdulhafeez - Ibyārī, Ibrāhīm
    • Date: 1936-01-01
    • Resource: - 399 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The One of a Kind. Abdulmalik ibn Muhammad al-Thaalibi (961--1038 AD, 350--429 AH) was a leading linguist, literary figure, and poet. He was born in the trading and cultural center of Nishapur in Persia (present-day Iran). Yateemet al-dahr (The one of a kind) is the most famous of his more than 80 works. The book is a compilation of biographies of the poets of the time, divided into four...
    • Contributor: Thaʻālibī, ʻabd Al-Malik Ibn Muḥammad, 961 or 2
    • Date: 1934-01-01
    • Resource: - 830 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Comprehensive Book on Medicine, Part Two, in Diseases of the Eye. One of the earliest pioneers in the history of medicine, Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn Zakariyā al-Rāzī (also known by the Latinized version of his name, Rhazes or Rasis, 865--925 AD, 251--313 AH) was a Muslim Persian polymath, physician, and philosopher. He was born in the city of Rayy, near present-day Tehran, Iran, and spent most of his life between his birthplace and Baghdad, the...
    • Contributor: Rāzī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad Ibn Zakarīyā, 865?-925
    • Date: 1955-01-01
    • Resource: - 282 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Jabir ibn Hayyan. Jabir ibn Hayyan (also known by the Latinized version of his name, Geber, 721--815 AD, 103--200 AH) was a Muslim polymath, philosopher, and alchemist. He was probably born in Tus, Khorasan, in present-day Iran, although some sources claim that he was born and grew up in Kufa, Iraq. Some aspects of the life of Jabir ibn Hayyan as well as the authenticity of tens,...
    • Contributor: Maḥmūd, Zakī Najīb
    • Date: 1905-01-01
    • Resource: - 273 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Secrets of the Medical Profession. One of the earliest pioneers in the history of medicine, Muhammad ibn Zakariya Al-Razi (also known by the Latinized version of his name, Rhazes or Rasis, 865--925 AD, 251--313 AH) was a Muslim Persian polymath, physician, and philosopher. He was born in the city of Rayy, near present-day Tehran, Iran, and spent most of his life between his birthplace and Baghdad, the capital city...
    • Contributor: Rāzī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad Ibn Zakarīyā, 865?-925 - Arbī, Khālid Aḥmad
    • Date: 1900-01-01
    • Resource: - 143 pages