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History 498D: The Eastern Question

A course guide.


Shostak, L.A., “Samarkandskiia drevnosti. Grobnitsa sviatago Kussama ibni Abassa (Shakh-Zinde) i mavzolei pri nei. Mavzolei Emira Abu-Tengi. Otdielka shcheka vkhodnoi nishi (niz)” [Antiquities of Samarkand. Tomb of the Saint Kassim ibn Abass (Shakh Zinde) and adjacent mausoleums. Masoleum of Abu Tengi. Details on the external arched-niche panel (bottom)]. 1865, Uzbekistan. Water Color. Library of Congress, Prints and Photos Division, (Accessed December 11, 2015).


This course guide has two main purposes:

  1. To save you time in your research.
  2. To help make your research more successful.  

For much more in-depth information on conducting historical research, please visit our guide on Library Research for History Students.

If you have any questions about this guide, or about your research for this class, then please don't hesitate to contact us!


Celestina Savonius-Wroth

Assistant Professor, University Library 
History, Religious Studies, Newspaper, and Jewish Studies Librarian 
Head, History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library 
(217) 300 3520 | cswroth (at)