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Schöningh and Fink Literature and Culture E-Books Online
Schöningh and Fink Literature and Culture E-Books Online
Brill

Schöningh and Fink Literature and Cultural Studies E-Books Online, is the electronic version of the book publication program of Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh and Wilhelm Fink Verlag in the field of Literature and Cultural Studies.

Arkyves
Arkyves
Brill

Arkyves is both a unique database of images and texts and a meeting place for everyone who wants to study imagery and publish about it. All visual and textual sources are made accessible with the help of the multilingual vocabulary for cultural content of the Iconclass system. By using this system it has been made possible to find and retrieve images and texts from various sources on a specific topic.

Book History Online
Book History Online
Brill

Book History Online (BHO) is the international bibliography in the field of book and library history. It provides a comprehensive survey of all scholarly publications written from a historical perspective. Included are monographs, articles and reviews dealing with the history of the printed book, its arts, crafts, techniques and equipment, its economic, social and cultural environment, as well as its production, distribution, preservation and description. In particular, BHO contains information on topics such as papermaking, bookbinding, book illustration, type design, typefounding, bibliophily, book collecting, libraries and individuals.

Classic Mexican Cinema Online
Classic Mexican Cinema Online
Brill

Mexican cinema, from its beginnings in the late 1890s to its Golden Age (1930s to 1960), was consistently the largest and most important of all the Spanish-speaking countries. During its heyday, the Mexican film industry produced an average of one hundred films annually and supplied screen entertainment to both domestic audiences and international markets in Latin America, the United States, and Europe. The Golden Age of Mexican cinema is illuminated in this collection of popular movie periodicals. Not only does it include chief magazines such as Cinema Reporter (1943-1965) and Cine Mundial (1951-1955), it also features two extremely rare issues of El Cine Gráfico from 1935 and copies of the weekly El Mundo Ilustrado (1902-1910), an arts magazine that also contained notes on movies. The true extent of the popularity of Mexican film is illustrated by Cinelandia (1931-1947), which was published in Hollywood both in Spanish and in English. This collection also includes some fifty rare lobby cards, which were used to advertise a film. Finally, for the first time this collection gives access to the personal scrap book of Fernando de Fuentes (1894-1958), one of the leading Latin-American filmmakers to this day. It contains reviews, movie stills, programs, and advertisements, shedding a unique light on the career of this pioneering director.

Humanities and Social Sciences E-Books Online
Humanities and Social Sciences E-Books Online
Brill

Brill’s Humanities and Social Sciences E-Book Collections are available on Brill Online with all the advantages and features of digital publishing.The Brill E-Book package can be purchased as a whole, but is also divided into seven broad subject categories that are offered separately.

Literary, Cultural and Area Studies eBook Packages
Literary, Cultural and Area Studies eBook Packages
De Gruyter

Annual ebook packages covering Literary, Cultural and Area Studies.

Literature and Cultural Studies E-Books Online
Literature and Cultural Studies E-Books Online
Brill

Literature and Cultural Studies E-Books Online is the electronic version of the book publication program of Brill in the field of Literature and Cultural Studies.

Middle East and Islamic Studies E-Books Online
Middle East and Islamic Studies E-Books Online
Brill

Middle East and Islamic Studies E-Books Online is the electronic version of the book publication program of Brill in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies

Russian Theater in the Early 20th Century Online
Russian Theater in the Early 20th Century Online
Brill

This collection of theater periodicals provides a detailed picture of metropolitan and provincial Russian theater, and reflects the cultural life in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. These periodicals contain sharp-tongued articles, reviews, theater repertoires, librettos, documentary materials, announcements and advertisements. This collection is a unique source for a wide range of scholars in the fields of history, cultural studies, theater history and sociology, and provides a unique opportunity to savor the distinctive atmosphere of the period revered as Russia’s Silver Age.

Screen and Stage Online
Screen and Stage Online
Brill

This unique collection of Russian theater and film periodicals, which also includes material on other forms of entertainment (cabaret theater, circus) and mass culture in pre-revolutionary Russia consists of various types of material ranging from sophisticated journals to cheaply produced magazines published in the last three decades of the Tsarist regime. It covers all strata of urban society and their response to new and traditional art forms as theater and cinema. The historical value of these publications can hardly be overestimated. The researcher will find in them unique and still poorly explored material, including records of the repertoires of cabaret theaters and their evolution, as well as the history of various one-man theatrical undertakings and the biographies of the participants.

Soviet Cinema Online: Archival Documents from RGALI, 1923–1935
Soviet Cinema Online: Archival Documents from RGALI, 1923–1935
Brill

The documents in this collection cover the period when state monopoly control over the Soviet cinema industry - production, distribution and exhibition - was being established and this is why they cover a number of different organizations and institutions. They include minutes of board meetings and discussions of the major issues confronting the medium during a crucial period in its development. The subjects covered deal not only with internal organizational, thematic and ideological matters, but also with external trade relations. These files will be of interest to anyone researching the history of Soviet culture in general and that of `the most important of the arts’ in particular, in both its domestic political and ideological context and in the light of the changing international political and economic background.

Soviet Cinema Online: Part 1 Journals and Part 2 Newspapers, 1918–1942
Soviet Cinema Online: Part 1 Journals and Part 2 Newspapers, 1918–1942
Brill

The collection includes Soviet film magazines and newspapers from the 1920s and 1930s, reflecting the most interesting and fertile period in the history of Russian film. These publications are largely absent from book collections in the West, and are now presented for the first time as a large, complete set. They shed light on the production side of Soviet cinematography, as well as on the theoretical and practical concepts developed by the period’s leading directors and critics. They also highlight the role of film in Soviet cultural life. Film magazines and newspapers featured articles by leading Soviet directors (Lev Kuleshov, Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Abram Room), as well as members of the avant-garde LEF, leading authors and philologists.

World of Children: Artek Pioneer Camp Archives, 1944–1967 Online
World of Children: Artek Pioneer Camp Archives, 1944–1967 Online
Brill

Artek’s Archive reflects the recreation camp’s history in the period between 1944 and 1967. It contains government documents on Soviet social and health policies, administrative, medical and financial records, transcripts of meetings, materials on educational and ideological work carried out in the camp statistical reports, food rations and provision standards, letters from Soviet and foreign children, diaries etc. These documents provide an insight into everyday life and mentality of Soviet children. The archive is a valuable resource for a wide circle of researchers in such fields as sociology, cultural studies, philology and political history. All earlier records were lost during the Second World War when Artek was under German occupation.

Yearbook of Imperial Theaters Online
Yearbook of Imperial Theaters Online
Brill

This impressive annual periodical, published during the period 1890-1915, offers an incredible wealth of exciting material concerning the late imperial stage in Russia. Its pages include repertoires, critical essays and reviews of theatrical performances, chronicles of metropolitan theater life, articles discussing a wide range of topics as well as information about the actors. The journals are richly illustrated, many drawings are made by famous artists, such as Somov, Bakst, Lansere. A complete set of this invaluable source is rarely found.

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