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What content is available in Arcadian Library Online?

Arcadian Library Online brings together a digital archive of the Arcadian Library’s collection of books, documents and manuscripts showcasing the shared cultural heritage between the Middle East and the West. The library’s holdings will be digitised in thematic collections. The first two collections to be released on the platform are History of Science and Medicine and Europe and the Ottoman World: Diplomacy and International Relations

Title lists for the collections can be downloaded below in either English or Arabic:

CollectionLanguageLast updated
History of Science and MedicineEnglish23 August 2018

Arabic23 August 2018
Europe and the Ottoman World: Diplomacy and International RelationsEnglish23 August 2018

Arabic23 August 2018
How was the collection curated?
The collection was curated by the chairman of the Arcadian Library in consultation with researchers and subject matter experts.

Are translations of the collection items available?

The collection items are available as facsimile images in the original source language, without HTML full text or additional translations.

What time period is covered?

The library holdings span from the 8th to 20th centuries.

Will the resource be updated?

Individual collections will not be updated but we will be gradually adding new collections to the digital library as they are digitised. Each collection is available to purchase individually.

The new collection Europe and the Ottoman World: Diplomacy and International Relations will be available on the platform from September 2018. 

Who is the resource for?

Arcadian Library Online is an invaluable resource for scholars and researchers in World History; History of Ideas; History of Science and Medicine; History of Philosophy; Middle Eastern Studies; Turkish and Ottoman Studies; Literary and Cultural Studies; and Medieval and Renaissance Studies.