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New stock I Library section of the Academy of Sciences of the GDR I Fritz and Gertraud Steppat donation I Prof. Dr. Gerhard Höpp estate I Dr. Horst Krüger estate I Dr. Jürgen Herzog estate I Prof. Dr. Werner Ende donation I Dr. Harald Vocke estate I Dr. Rudolf Schmidt estate I Dr. Petra Heidrich estate I Wolfgang Zielke donation I Microfilms and microfiches

Print and online journals subscribed by the ZMO-library

1 Africa – Journal of the International African Institute & Africa Bibliography [Per 41]
2 Africa Spectrum [Per 5]
3 African Affairs (Oxford) [Per 77]
4 African Economic History [Per 81]
5 African Studies (Basingstoke) [Per 42]
6 American Ethnologist [Per 80]
7 Archiv orientalni – quarterly journal of african and asian studies [Per 69]
8 Asian Survey [Per 4]
9 Asien – deutsche Zeitschrift für Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur [Per 10]
10 British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies [Per 11]
11 Cahiers d'Études Africaines [Per 99]
12 Calcutta Historical Journal [Per 73]
13 Canadian Journal African Studies – Revue canadienne etudes africaines [Per 43]
14 Comparative Studies in Society and History [Per 149]
15 Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East [Per 53]
16 Contemporary South Asia [Per 44]
17 Contributions to Indian Sociology – new series [Per 68]
18 c't [Per 189]
19 DAVO Nachrichten [Per 151]
20 Economic and political weekly [Per 47]
21 Encyclopaedia of Islam Three EI3 [297.03 En 191 / 1-19]
22 Hamdard Islamicus [Per 100]
23 History and Anthropology [Per 166]
24 History in Africa [Per 45]
25 Ibla – Revue de l'Institut des Belles Lettres Arabes [Per 12]
26 INAMO – Informationsprojekt Naher und Mittlerer Osten [Per 74]
27 Index Islamicus (print) [Per 62]
28 India International Centre Quarterly [Per 64]
29 Indian Economic and Social History Review [Per 60]
30 Indian Historical Review [Per 13]
31 International Journal of African Historical Studies [Per 46]
32 International Journal of Middle East Studies [Per 14]
33 Internationales Asienforum [Per 16]
34 Islam and Christian Muslim Relations [Per 98]
35 Islamic Africa Online
36 Islamic Law and Society [Per 67]
37 Islamic Quarterly [Per 18]
38 Islamische Zeitung [Per 167]
39 Journal for Islamic Studies (University of Cape Town) [Per 177]
40 Journal of African History [Per 19]
41 Journal of Contemporary Asia [Per 21]
42 Journal of Developing Societies (u.ältere Jahrg.) [Per 22]
43 Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs [Per 23]
44 Journal of Palestine Studies [Per 24]
45 Journal of Peasant Studies [Per 40]
46 Journal of Religion in Africa [Per 179]
47 Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies [Per 38]
48 Journal of Southern African Studies [Per 48]
49 Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society [Per 49]
50 Journal of World History (Honolulu) [Per 155]
51 ﺍﻟﻣﺠﻠﹽﺔ ﺍﻟﺘﺎﺭﳜﻴﺔ ﺍﻟﻤﺼﺮﻳﺔ [al-Maǧalla at-tārīḫīya al-miṣrīya] [Per 2]
52 Maghreb, Machrek (Monde arabe : Maghreb, Machrek) [Per 28]
53 Mainstream - current affairs weekly [Per 50]
54 Man and Development [Per 17]
55 Mediterranes (Euro-Mediterranean Association for Corporation and Development e.V, Hamburg) [Per 180]
56 Mélanges (Institut Dominicain d'Etudes Orientales du Caire MIDEO) [Per 25]
57 Middle East Critique / Critique - Journal for Critical Studies of the Middle East [Per 145]
58 Middle East Journal [Per 26]
59 Middle East Report / MERIP [Per 83]
60 Middle Eastern Studies [Per 27]
61 Modern Asian Studies [Per 82]
62 New Perspectives on Turkey [Per 231]
63 Oriente Moderno – nuova serie [Per 30]
64 Peripherie [Per 56]
65 Periplus – Jahrbuch für außereuropäische Geschichte [N 006]
66 Polylog – Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren [Per 211]
67 Review of Middle East Studies / Middle East Studies Association Bulletin [Per 14a]
68 Revue d'Histoire Maghrebine [al-Maǧalla at-tārīḫīya al-maġribīya] [Per 34]
69 Revue des Mondes Musulmans et de la Méditerranée [Per 31]
70 Social Dynamics (University of Cape Town, Centre for African Studies) [Per 190]
71 Social Scientist [Per 52]
72 Sociologus [Per 147]
73 South Asia Research [Per 54]
74 South Asian History and Culture [Per 191]
75 South Asian Studies [Per 33]
76 Studies in History (London) [Per 55]
77 Vostok Oriens – afroaziatskie obscestva [Per 36]
78 Welt des Islams [Per 37]
79 Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft ZDMG [Per 156]

Books, manuscripts, journals, newspapers

The library at the Centre for Modern Oriental Studies was founded in 1992. It is closely linked to the Centre's research programme and currently holds approx. 75000 volumes and about 80 periodicals. Envisaged as an academic research library to accommodate the Centre’s key areas of research, it focuses on procuring new publications in the field of ethnology and political science dealing with countries in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Special emphasis is given to relevance and rapid procurement, as well as to publications from the countries concerned. In January 2013, new library stocks comprised 30200 volumes.

Apart from this regular stock, further valuable sources and rare books are contained in the deposit library section of the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic, and in the collections of Fritz and Gertraud Steppat, African historian Jürgen Herzog, Middle East historian Gerhard Höpp, and Indologist Horst Krüger, all of which were donated to the Centre. The mentioned collections have been acquired in the online catalogue.

Two of the specialised collections mainly affected the library stock. Approx. 10 000 monographs and 297 journals connected with Middle Eastern studies from the German and General History library section of the former Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic were first of all taken over on a long-term loan. The library then received a further significant addition, the Fritz and Gertraud Steppat gift, a specialised Middle Eastern studies collection with an estimated 10 000 volumes comprising monographs and journals.

The ZMO library also inherited manuscripts from the library section of the former Academy of Sciences of the GDR. Some of these are in Arabic, amongst others one on Islamic law:

ﻣﹸﺤﹶﻤﱠﺪﹲ ﻋﹶﻼﹶﺀﹸ ﺁﻟﹾﺪﱢﻳﻦﹺ ﺑﹾﻦﹺ ﻋﹶﻠﹺﻲﱢ ﺁﻟﹾﺤﹶﺴﹾﻜﹶﻔﹺﻲﱢ ﺁﻟﹾﺤﹶﻨﹶﻔﹺﻲﱢ

ﺁﻟﹾﻌﹶﺒﱠﺎﺴﹺﻲﱢ : ﺧﹸﻼﹶﺻﹶﺔﹸ ﺁﻟﹾﻔﹸﺮﹸﻭﻉﹺ

Muḥammad ʿAlāʾ-ad-Dīn Ibn-ʿAlī al-Ḥaskafī al-Ḥanafī al-ʿAbbāsī : Ḫulāṣat al-furūʿ

The work was composed in 1071 hiǧrī (1660 AD) and has the shelf mark 83/731. In addition to this identification see the colophon.

The new stock of journals includes 156 titles which are registered in the online catalogue and in the nationwide journal databank (ZDB). The current subscriptions of printed journals are listed below. Furthermore, the library subscribes to numerous electronic journals, contains over 7672 microfiches, 552 microfilms, and some video tapes respectively DVDs.

The library is in possession of all issues of the daily newspaper ﺍﻟﺤﻴﺎﺓ [al-Ḥayāt] (Great Britain) from July 2002 up to February 23, 2009. It also contains backcopies of ﺍﻟﺟﺰﻳﺮﺓ [al-Ǧazīra] (Saudi Arabia) from 1984-2003, of ﺍﻻﻫﺮﺍﻡ [al-Ahrām] (Egypt) from March 1986 up to June 1997, of ﺍﻟﺜﻮﺭﺓ [aṯ-Ṯaura] (Iraq) 1977-1990 incomplete, of ﺍﻟﻘﺒﺲ [al-Qabas] (Kuwait) 1988-1990 incomplete, of ﺍﻟﺮﻳﺎﺽ [ar-Riyāḍ] (Saudi Arabia) November 1995 and February/March 1999, of ﺍﻟﻮﻃﻦ [al-Waṭan] (Saudi Arabia) July/August 2001, of ﺍﻟﺸﺮﻕ ﺍﻻﻭﺳﻄ [aš-Šarq al-ausaṭ] (Great Britain) October/November 1993, of The Jerusalem Post (U.S.A.) 1980-1981 incomplete.

Zeitschrift "El Dschihad" Nr. 1 vom 5. März 1915