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Electronic texts of Spanish and Latin American poetry from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century. The poetry included is searchable by author or first line. There are both English and Spanish search interfaces for this site, but the text of the poems is available only in Spanish.
wonderful open-access repository of Spanish historical texts and literature of Spanish and Spanish American writers. Contains biographies, chronologies, complete works, translations, sound recordings, interviews, filmographies, dictionary, images, and more. Officially launched in 1999, number of available works has reached over 22,000. It contains all the works of Cervantes including various historical versions.
This site features full-text Spanish and English editions of works, criticism, graphics, and bibliographies on Spanish Golden Age comedias. The site also offers access to the association's listserv, which features academic discussions on Spanish comedias.
Their "mission in the United States is to encourage and develop knowledge of the French language and French and Francophone cultures, and to foster cultural, intellectual and artistic exchanges between the USA and France and the French-speaking countries".
Available in French & English, this website provides the searchable catalog for the French National Library. Internal links include Cultural Events, the Library, Collections, the Digital Library, Practical Information, the BnF Catalogues Services and Virtual Exhibitions.
The official digitization project of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Gallica comprises full-text, images and recordings. Especially rich in 19th century materials, the database includes material as far back as the middle ages. Gallica's "Dossiers" are particularly useful collections of documents in specific areas.
"CSL) is a collaborative project among scholars from a variety of disciplines with the main purpose of creating a digital library of Latin literature, spanning from the earliest epigraphic remains to the Neo-Latinists of the eighteenth century. Toward this end, we maintain an up-to-date catalogue of all Latin texts that are currently available online, making CSL a single, centralized resource for locating Latin literature on the internet."
"A free online learning resource that provides downloadable Greek and Latin grammars and readers. They also provide an extensive and ever growing collection of classical e-books in English, Greek and Latin. "
From the University of California-Santa Barbara, "VoS emphasizes both primary and secondary (or theoretical) resources, and defines its audience as people who have something to learn from a higher-education, professional approach to the humanities."
"is developed and maintained by a team of professionals with the aim of making directory more informative and useful to general internet users around the world. Experienced editors at 1 Webs Directory lists only informative and resourceful websites under appropriate categories and sub categories to make it more informative and useful. "
Information for the study of Islam, Qur'an, hadith, the Sunnah, Shi'ism and Heterodox Movements Sufism and Sufi Poetry Islam in the modern world, militant Islam, jihad, Islamist or extremist Muslims, and terrorism, Islam in Iraq, Muslim women, Islamic art, architecture, music, as well as Islamic history, theology, philosophy, and Arabic and other Islamic languages such as Persian, and religion in general.
From the University of Chicago, "The Middle East History and Theory Workshop serves as a multidisciplinary platform where University students and faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences can discuss a wide array of academic questions related to the history, societies, culture, and politics of the Middle East."
"The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc. (CJKI ) maintains CJK and Arabic lexical databases of 24 million entries. We play a leading role in helping the IT industry penetrate the lucrative East Asian market by providing software developers with high quality comprehensive dictionary data and consulting services."
"is a full-text digital resource. FEB-web accumulates information in text, audio, visual, and other forms on 11th-20th-century Russian literature, Russian folklore, and the history of Russian literary scholarship and folklore studies."
Duke's Slavic and East European Language Research Center directory of resources. Well-maintained and annotated outline Web sites covering all aspects of Slavic and East European countries. Select Russia from the menu of countries, or another former republic of the Soviet Union. For statistics, scroll down to Country Analyses.
"Turkish Culture is unique in the world in that it has influenced and has been influenced in return by cultures and civilizations from China to Vienna and from Russian steps to North Africa for over a millennia."
Website of the museum devoted to documenting and displaying the Ainu, an ethnic group of Japan. features essays with images from the collections, about the history, life styles, music, sacred dances, and oral literature, etc. of the Ainu.
Compiled by the Japan Foundation, the database covers Japanese literary works translated into other languages mainly from the end of World War II to the present and is searchable by author, title of work, translator, or other keywords (terms may be input in either Japanese or roman letters). The basic unit of the database is the work rather than the publication, so short stories are listed individually by their own titles rather than in the anthology in which they were originally included.
"PAIR offers scholars, students and the interested public more than six thousand professionally selected, cataloged and annotated online resources within 25 different subtopic areas." From a project run by University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota and the Ohio State University.
From MIT, "the VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto largely inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be). Topical units to date focus on Japan in the modern world and early-modern China."
"798 stands for much more than a three digit number: in Beijing these numbers symbolize the country's cutting edge art movement led by the Chinese vanguard, unchained artistic personalities with alternative life goals."
This site contains Chinese classics with each character hyperlinked to its definition and etymology. No Chinese software is necessary - characters are displayed as images. Links to English translations are included for most works. Maintained by a professor of Indiana University.
"This resource center contains, among other things, bibliographies of mostly English-language materials on modern Chinese literature, film, art, and culture and is maintained by Kirk A. Denton at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, the Ohio State University."
Holdings of a collection at United College Library, Chinese University of Hong Kong: modern plays of the 1930s & 1940s; translations of Western plays; works on the theory & practice of drama; periodicals (text in Chinese)