These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the Near East Studies collections of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus). For questions or more information, please contact the Near East Librarian.
The UW Libraries is committed to providing convenient and timely access to collections and information resources that are outstanding with respect to their quality, depth, diversity, format and currency to support the research and teaching missions of the University of Washington.
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization is devoted to teaching and research concerning the principal cultures and languages of the Near and Middle East, including Central Asia, emphasizing not only their contemporary manifestations but also their ancient and medieval roots and their significance within the history of world civilizations.
The Middle East Studies program is a thematic program in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. It offers an undergraduate minor as well as graduate and professional school training culminating in a Masters degree. The emphasis of the program is on the contemporary Middle East, and depending on students’ own research interests, may include North Africa, Turkey, the Levant, the Gulf States, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. The program’s faculty from the Jackson School is complemented by faculty from across the disciplinary departments, with particularly notable contributions from Political Science, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, and Law.
Library of Congress Classification (LC):
Materials for Near East Studies are cataloged throughout the LC schedules but are concentrated in the following areas.
DR401-741 History of Turkey
DR845-949 History of Central Asia
DS1-329 History of the Middle East
DS155-154 Asia Minor
DS201-248 Arabian Peninsula
DS327-329 Central Asia
DT History of Africa
DT160-177 North Africa
Individual authors PJ5050-5060
PJ1-10 Periodicals (Periodicals are on 3rd floor, separate from books)
To 622 PJ7695.8
Umayyad period, 660-750 PJ7700
First Abbasid period, 750-846 PJ7701-7741
Second Abbasid period, 846-946 PJ7745
Third Abbasid period, 946-1055 PJ7750
Fourth Abbasid period, 1055-1258 PJ7755
Mamluk (Mameluke) period, 1258-1517 PJ7760
Turkish period, 1517-1800 PJ7765
Modern, 1801-2000 PJ7800-7876
By region or country PJ8000-8517
PK6201-6599 Modern Persian
History and criticism PK6402-6427
Authors to 1870 PK6450.9-6559
Authors 1870-2000 PK6561
Authors 2000- PK6562
PK6971-6979 Tajik language
PL Turkic Languages and Turkish
Kazakh PL76 or PL65.K4
Kyrgyz PL44 or PL65.K5
Uzbek PL56 or PL55.U8
PL101-271 Turkish Language
PL248 Individual authors