Bibliographical Tools

 Centers for Syriac Studies

Individual Scholars’ Websites (with helpful bibliographies)

Important Library Collections

Manuscripts Available Online

Related Resources

  • Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexicon
  • Princeton has put a number of its Islamic manuscripts online.
  • The Princeton Geniza Project has a searchable database of documentary texts from the Geniza. An invaluable resource for work in Middle Arabic.
  • Vienna Arabic papyri
  • The Quran online
  • Fluegel’s edition of the Quran
    • Many old Orientalist works will cite the Quran according to Fluegel’s versification rather than according to the versification found in the 1925 Cairo edition, which has become the de facto standard Quran for much of the world.
    • Fluegel’s concordance to the Quran.
    • Fluegel’s edition of the Kashf al-Zunun. Volume 1; Volume 2Volume 3.
    • Fluegel’s edition of the Fihrist of Ibn al-Nadim.
  • Bedrossian’s Armenian-English Dictionary: The standard Armenian dictionary for English speakers. 
  • Socino Translation of the Talmud
  • Prosopography of the Byzantine World
  • Al-Warraq: An Arabic site that allows you to do TLG-style searches of large amounts of classical Arabic literature. This is just one example of a number of similar Arabic sites.
  • Wikipedia in Arabic can often be an extremely useful resource: for entries on medieval figures, editors will often cut and paste information from medieval sources on these individuals and thus a particular entry can be a digest of sorts of a number of different medieval works.