Collection Items

  • Map
    Map of the River Jordan & Dead Sea : and the route of the party under the command of Lieut. W.F. Lynch, U.S.N. under his superintendence constructed from the joint labours of ... Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by contours, gradient tints, and soundings. Shows route of party and location of camps. Exhibition: The Call of Zion, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Sep 16, 1998-Jan 1, 1999. Exhibition: Jordanian Display, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., May 25-27, 2005. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
    • Contributor: Lynch, W. F. - Edward Weber & Co
    • Date: 1840-01-01
  • Book/Printed Material
    The First Part of "Conquest of Syria," with the Marginal Commentary of "The Eye-pleasing Treasure on Egypt's Rulers and Sultans". Muhammad ibn ʻUmar al-Waqidi (747 or 748--823) was one of the earliest historians of Islam. He was born in Medina, in present-day Saudi Arabia, and later moved to Baghdad, where he was appointed a judge by Abbasid caliphs Harun al-Rashid and his son al-Ma'mun. Al-Waqidi is best known for his histories of early Muslim conquests, and for his detailed and well-organized accounts. The two-volume...
    • Contributor: Sharqāwī, ʻabd Allāh Ibn Ḥijāzī,813 - Wāqidī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻumar, 747 or 748-823
    • Date: 1912-01-01
  • Book/Printed Material
    What I Know: The Initial Goals and Foundation of the Committee of Union and Progress, and the Catastrophe and Dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire. Bildiklerim: İttihat ve Terakki Cemiyetinin maksud taʼassus ve surat-i teşkili, ve Devlet-i Aliei Osmaniyenin sebeb felaket ve İnkılabı (What I know: The initial goals and foundation of the Committee of Union and Progress, and the catastrophe and dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire) covers Ottoman political history from the reign of Sultan Abdülaziz (1861-76) until 1915. The majority of the work is devoted to political...
    • Contributor: Eşref - Salâhî, Mehmed
    • Date: 1918-01-01
    • Resource: - 104 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Answer to Mr. Boré's Booklet Entitled "The Question of the Holy Places". Ilias Tantalides (1818-76) was a Greek poet and professor at the theological seminary on the island of Halki near Constantinople (present-day Heybeli Ada, near Istanbul). Besides poetry, he wrote many works related to religion and was an advisor to the Greek Patriarchate. Eugène Boré (1809-78) was a noted orientalist, Catholic priest, and scholar who studied Armenian, Turkish, Bulgarian, and other languages. As a missionary...
    • Contributor: Tantalidēs, Ēlias - Boré, Eugèné
    • Date: 1851-01-01
    • Resource: - 68 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Jerusalem Delivered.
    La Gerusalemme liberata di Torquato Tasso con le figure di Giambatista Piazzetta
    La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem delivered) is a verse epic by the late-Renaissance Italian poet Torquato Tasso (1544--95). Written in the eight-line stanzas common to Italian Renaissance poetry, Tasso's masterpiece is known for the beauty of its language, profound expressions of emotion, and concern for historical accuracy. The subject of the poem is the First Crusade of 1096--99 and the quest by the Frankish knight...
    • Contributor: Tasso, Torquato - Piazzetta, Giovanni Battista
    • Date: 1745-01-01
    • Resource: - 593 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Mandate for Palestine and Memorandum by the British Government Relating to its Application to Transjordan.
    Mandat pour la Palestine et mémorandum du gouvernement britannique relatif a l'application de ce mandat à la Transjordanie/ Mandate for Palestine and Memorandum by the British Government Relating to its Application to Transjordan
    After World War I, the Covenant of the League of Nations established a system by which the League was empowered to confer upon certain of the victorious powers mandates to administer territories formerly ruled by Germany or the Ottoman Empire. Mandated territories were to be governed on behalf of the League, until such time as they could become independent. On September 16, 1922, the...
    • Contributor: Great Britain - League of Nations. Council
    • Date: 1922-01-01
    • Resource: - 13 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Procurator of Judea.
    Le Procurateur de Judée
    Anatole France, born Jacques Anatole François Thibault (1844-1924), was one of the most famous writers of his time. A journalist, prolific author, and member of the Académie Française from 1896, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1921, but since that time he has been somewhat under-recognized. Written in a very classical style but using irony, his Le Procurateur de Judée (The...
    • Contributor: France, Anatole - Grasset, Eugène - Florian, Ernest
    • Date: 1902-01-01
    • Resource: - 95 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    At the Foot of Mount Sinai.
    Au Pied du Sinaï
    On January 13, 1898, Georges Clemenceau, politician, journalist, and cofounder and owner of the newspaper L'Aurore (The dawn), published in his newspaper the famous manifesto J'accuse (I accuse) by Émile Zola, defending Captain Alfred Dreyfus against charges of treason and espionage motivated by anti-Semitism. Only three months later, Clemenceau published Au Pied du Sinaï (At the foot of Mount Sinai). The work includes a...
    • Contributor: Clémenceau, Georges - Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri De
    • Date: 1898-01-01
    • Resource: - 179 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Wanderer in Arabia or Western Footsteps in Eastern Tracks.
    The wanderer in Arabia, or, Western footsteps in eastern tracks
    The Wanderer in Arabia or Western Footsteps in Eastern Tracks is an illustrated, two-volume work describing two separate journeys, in Egypt and in the Holy Land, undertaken in 1850-51 by George T. Lowth (also seen as Louth), an Englishman. Little is known about Lowth except that he was a keen traveler who published eight other books, including other travelogues, poetry, and a novel. The...
    • Contributor: Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha - Lowth, G. T. (George T.)
    • Date: 1855-01-01
  • Book/Printed Material
    Types and Shadows or The Tabernacle in the Wilderness: A Book for the Young.
    Types and shadows, or, The tabernacle in the wilderness : a book for the young
    Types and Shadows or The Tabernacle in the Wilderness: A Book for the Young is a children's book in ten chapters about the story of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness told in the book of Exodus in the Bible. It begins with a few rhetorical questions about God's purpose in commanding the Children of Israel to build the Tabernacle for worship. Each of the...
    • Contributor: White, Frank H.
    • Date: 1878-01-01
    • Resource: - 40 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    A Brief Description of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, and Other Christian Churches in the Holy City. This account of the church of Holy Sepulchre was based on notes the author, architect George Jeffery (1855--1935), made some few years earlier, which first appeared in 1910 in the Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The book is in four parts. The first covers the history of the church, from early Christianity through the Middle Ages and into modern times. Part...
    • Contributor: Jeffery, George
    • Date: 1919-01-01
    • Resource: - 135 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    A Jerusalem Christian Treatise on Astrology.
    A Jerusalem Christian treatise on astrology
    A Jerusalem Christian Treatise on Astrology is an English translation of the first part of an Arabic manuscript on astrology, the original title and author of which are unknown. The translation is by Gladys Dickson, a British orientalist and explorer of Ottoman Palestine. Dickson obtained access to the manuscript from its unnamed owner, "a certain Arab living in Jerusalem." She translated the original Arabic...
    • Contributor: Palestine Exploration Fund - Dickson, Gladys
    • Date: 1909-01-01
    • Resource: - 22 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Jerusalem. The Topography, Economics and History from the Earliest Times to A.D. 70.
    Jerusalem : the topography, economics and history from the earliest times to A.D. 70
    Sir George Adam Smith (1856--1942) was a Scottish theologian and preacher known for his works on the Old Testament and his investigations and research in Ottoman Palestine. Smith's Jerusalem: The Topography, Economics and History, published in 1907, is a two-volume work that is concerned with the historical significance of the site of Jerusalem and its surroundings, as well as the history of Jerusalem in...
    • Contributor: Smith, George Adam
    • Date: 1907-01-01
  • Book/Printed Material
    Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
    Die heyligen reyssen gen Jherusalem zuo dem heiligen grab
    Because of its many illustrations, Bernhard von Breydenbach's account of his travels through the Holy Land, published in 1486, drove the previously bestselling travel book written by Hans Tucher from the market. The success of Breydenbach's book was further increased by its publication first in a Latin version, four months later in a German version, and two years later also in a Dutch edition....
    • Contributor: Breydenbach, Bernhard Von, 1497 - Reuwich, Erhard, Active - Roet, Martin, 1538 - Schöffer, Peter, Approximately 1425-Approximately 1502
    • Date: 1486-01-01
    • Resource: - 370 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
    Peregrinatio in terram sanctam
    As the first printed and illustrated account of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the account by Bernhard von Breydenbach (1440--97), a canon of Mainz, of his travels occupies a special position in the history of printing. In particular, the book is renowned for the high-quality, large-format woodcuts by Erhard Reuwich illustrating, among other things, the topography of Palestine, the ethnic and religious groups...
    • Contributor: Breydenbach, Bernhard Von, 1497 - Reuwich, Erhard, Active - Schöffer, Peter, Approximately 1425-Approximately 1502
    • Date: 1486-01-01
    • Resource: - 306 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The History of the Roman Provinces of the Near East. This Arabic manuscript is a history of the Roman provinces of the Near East, with special reference to King Herod the Great and the dynasty he founded. The manuscript lacks numerous pages at the beginning and end. The remaining portion contains the history of Roman Palestine during the first century BC until the destruction of the temple by Roman emperor Titus in 70 AD....

  • Book/Printed Material
    Clues in the Science of Interpreting Dreams. Ghars al-Din Khalil Ibn Shahin al-Zahiri was born in 1410-11, probably in Jerusalem (or perhaps Cairo). His father was a mamluk of the first Burji sultan (al-Malik al-Zahir) Sayf al-Din Barquq, from whom the nisba (name indicating provenance) al-Zahiri derives. Ghars al-Din Khalil studied in Cairo and-under the Mamluk sultans Barsbay and Jaqmaq-achieved a remarkable career as an administrator, serving at Cairo (as vizier),...
    • Contributor: Ibn Shāhīn, Khalīl,469 - Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Ibn Ramadān Ibn Ḥamd Ibn Dāwūd
    • Date: 1719-01-01
    • Resource: - 448 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Science of Physiognomy for the Purpose of Management. Shams al-Din Muhammad ibn Abi Talib al-Sufi al-Ansari al-Dimashqi (1256 or 1257--1327) was an Islamic writer on a number of disparate subjects, from cookery to theology. He was known as the sheikh of Hattin and, subsequently, as the sheikh of al-Rabwa (in reference to two Levantine villages in which he served as Sufi sheikh). He is best known for his cosmographic work Nukhbat al-dahr...
    • Contributor: Amawī, Muṣṭafá Ibn Muḥammad Ibn Aḥmad - Dimashqī, Shams Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Abī Ṭālib
    • Date: 1846-01-01
    • Resource: - 48 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    A Book Containing the History of the Samaritan Sect and the Rituals of Their Religion. This manuscript preserves an untitled treatise that is referred to in the introduction simply as Kitābun muḥtawin ʻalá siyyar ḥāl ṭāʻifati al-sāmirah wa ṭuqūsi diyānatihim (A book containing the history of the Samaritan sect and the rituals of their religion). The author is unknown. The work is divided into ten chapters, covering what Samaritans "believe to be the truth about their doctrine and faith."...

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Complete Guide to the Professions of Veterinary Medicine and Horse Breeding, Called "The Nasiri Book". The horse holds an important place in Arab heritage, dating from before Islam and continuing to the present day. Arabian horses are widely regarded as the "fountainhead" of the world's breeds, and have existed on the Arabian Peninsula since around 2500 BC. Pre-Islamic accounts of horses existed only orally, however. After Islam, many works on horses were composed, first as poetry anthologies, and later...
    • Contributor: Nāṣir Muḥammad Ibn Qalāwūn, Sulṭān of Egypt and Syria - Bayṭār, Abū Bakr Ibn Mundhir,341 - Abbāsī, Al-Ḥasan Ibn ʻabd Allāh, 1310 - Hassuna, Abdalla Muhammad
    • Date: 1801-01-01
    • Resource: - 175 pages

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    The Fourth Volume of al-Bukhari's Collection of Authentic Hadiths. Muhammad ibn Isma'il al-Bukhari (810--70) was born in Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan, and died in Khartank, near Samarkand, also in present-day Uzbekistan. He is considered by Sunni Muslims to be the most authoritative collector of hadiths-reports of statements or deeds attributed to the Prophet Muhammad. Al-Bukhari's collection, commonly known as Sahīh al-Bukhārī (Authentic hadiths compiled by al-Bukhari), was completed in 846. It was the first...
    • Contributor: Bukhārī, Muḥammad Ibn Ismāʻīl, 810-870
    • Date: 1174-01-01
    • Resource: - 30 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Overseas Expeditions by the French against the Turks and Other Saracens and Moors Overseas.
    Passages faiz oultre mer par les François contre les Turcqs et autres Sarrazins et Mores oultre marins
    Les Passages faiz oultre mer par les François contre les Turcqs et autres Sarrazins et Mores oultre marins (The overseas expeditions by the French against the Turks and other Saracens and Moors overseas), commonly known as Passages d'outremer (The expeditions to outremer), is an illuminated manuscript made in France around 1472-75. It includes 66 miniatures, most likely painted by Jean Colombe (active 1463-98), an...
    • Contributor: Colombe, Jean, Active - Bayezid II, Sultan of the Turks - Mamerot, Sébastien, Active 15th Century - Chastellain, Georges
    • Date: 1472-01-01
    • Resource: - 593 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    Stein Quadriptych. The Stein Quadriptych was likely created in Bruges in about 1525-30, possibly for Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, and it has been attributed to Simon Bening and associates. This collection of 64 miniatures on parchment is mounted on paper and fixed to four panels, each in sets of 16 miniatures per panel. Each miniature is 6.8 by 5.2 centimeters. The earliest known owner of the...
    • Contributor: Bening, Simon
    • Date: 1525-01-01
    • Resource: - 72 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    "De Locis Sanctis" by Saint Adamnan, Together with Extracts from "De Virginitate" by Venantius, and Pages from Saint Augustine of Hippo, Senator Cassiodorus, and Others. The volume presented here, Latin 13048 in the collections of the National Library of France, contains several manuscripts dating from the eighth and ninth centuries. The first is the text of De Locis Sanctis (Holy places) by Saint Adamnan (circa 625-704). Arculf was a seventh-century German bishop who is known as the earliest western European Christian traveler to the Middle East after the rise...
    • Contributor: Adamnan, Saint, Approximately 625-704 - Fortunatus, Venantius Honorius Clementianus, Approximately 540-Approximately 600 - Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo, 354 - Cassiodorus, Senator, Approximately 487-Approximately 580
    • Date: 0700-01-01
    • Resource: - 186 pages

  • Map
    Division of the Land of Israel Within its Borders: Copied from the Great Luminary, the Famous and Pious Gaon, Our Teacher and Rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu from Vilna, the Capital. This drawing of the division of the Land of Israel among the 12 tribes is a copy of a work by Rabbi Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman (1720-97), better known as the Vilna Gaon or Elijah of Vilna (Vilnius, in present-day Lithuania). Elijah of Vilna was one of the most influential non-Hasidic Jewish thinkers since the Middle Ages. In addition to being an authority on...
    • Contributor: Eliyyahu Ben Shelomo Zalman
    • Date: 1800-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page