The Third Edition of Brill's Encyclopaedia of Islam (EI3), the preeminent reference work in the field, began publication in the spring of 2007. EI3 is an entirely new work, which rigorously maintains the comprehensiveness and reliability of the great multivolume set, with new articles reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship. The EI3 appears in substantial parts each year, both online and in print. The new scope includes comprehensive coverage of Islam in the twentieth century and of Muslim minorities all over the world. Entries from the Encyclopaedia of Islam THREE (EI3) are bundled annually in a yearbook.

For the Encyclopaedia of Islam Online, please go to the website Brill Online.

Various Authors & Editors

An expanding e-book collection of carefully selected research companions to various key aspects of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Peer reviewed and written by experts, these handbooks offer balanced accounts at an advanced level, along with an overview of the state of scholarship and a synthesis of debate, pointing the way for future research. All volumes are in English.

Edited by Toru Miura

This new monograph series presents outstanding research results from Japan’s Islamic Area Studies network. By addressing distinctive topics, cities, Sufism, saint veneration, tomb visitation, and Islamic finance, the volumes seek out unexplored dynamics in and around the Islamic world. The series aims to enhance transregional scholarship by investigating the Islamic areas from interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. Its scope encompasses the Middle East to Central, South, Southeast Asia and China, and transcends past and present by analyzing contemporary issues from historical perspectives.
Japan’s Islamic Area Studies network is an interdisciplinary research program functioning since 2006 under the auspices of Japan’s National Institutes for the Humanities. It maintains research centers at five leading institutes: Waseda University, the University of Tokyo, Sophia University, Kyoto University, and the Toyo Bunko (the Oriental Library).

Books in preparation (provisional titles):

Sufism in Xinjiang and Inner China in 19th and 20th Century: Ahmad Sirhindī’s Maktūbāt and the Naqhshbandiyya.
By Eloisa Concetti and Thierry Zarcone, CNRS

The Cult of Islamic Saints in Medieval Maghreb Society: Formation of the Image of Islamic under the Leadership of the Saints.
By Masatoshi Kisaich, Sophia University

From ‘Neighbour’ to ‘Neighbourhood’: Social Organisation in the Early Modern Middle Eastern City: the Case of Aleppo.
By Stefan Knost, Halle University

Ziyāra and the City of the Dead in Medieval Egypt: Veneration of the Saints Governmental Control and Economic Milieus.
By Tetsuya Ohtoshi, Waseda University

Islamic Finance in Action: Inventing a New Economic Paradigm
By Shinsuke Nagaoka, Kyoto University

Shiʿi Pilgrimage to the Iraqi ‘Atabāt
By Tomoko Morikawa, Hokkaido University

Various Authors & Editors

Brill Companions Online is a suite of e-book collections comprising state-of-the art research companions in various subject fields within the humanities. Peer reviewed and written by experts, these handbooks offer balanced accounts at an advanced level, along with an overview of the state of scholarship and a synthesis of debate, pointing the way for future research. Designed for students and scholars, the books explain what sources there are, what methodologies and approaches are appropriate in dealing with them, what issues arise and how they have been treated, and what room there is for disagreement. All volumes are in English.

Brill Companions Online can be purchased as a whole, but is also available in six different subject categories.

Features & Benefits
• Over 20 years of content.
• Online access to 285 reference works.
• Ca. 5,000 essays purpose-written by leading experts.
• Sophisticated tools allow for exporting citations, save searches and sharing content.
• Easy navigation through full-text search and metadata search.
• Students and faculty will have the option to order their own $25 paperback copy of each title in the collection through Brill’s MyBook program.

Please note that titles published since 2007, with the exception of those included in Brill’s Companions to Classical Studies Online, are also available in other E-Book collections.
The arts of the pen and the book in the Islamic world have always excited the admiration of neighbouring civilizations, as is testified by many splendid collections in the Western world. In spite of the work of generations of scholars, the riches of most collections remain largely unexplored.

Islamic Manuscripts and Books offers the modern scholar a series of volumes that will cover subjects as varied as paleography, calligraphy and codicology, manuscript illustration and illumination, the history of typography, lithography and the printed book, the theory of manuscript cataloguing, catalogues of collections of manuscripts and rare printed books, the history of collections, and text editions that reflect a special awareness of manuscripts as physical objects.

Edited by Heather Bleaney

The Index Islamicus consists of the following publications:
Index Islamicus Online, the full-text searchable electronic database
Index Islamicus, the annual journal (print edition in 1 yearbook)
Index Islamicus Yearbooks, the annual yearbook (print edition available individually or as set)
Supplements to the Index Islamicus, specialized bibliographies in print

The bibliographies in this book series supplement the Index Islamicus by focusing in depth on research areas not yet widely recorded in the database. Topics covered will include: Jews in the Muslim World, Islamic Art and Architecture, Iran, Law, Muslims in Spain, Muslims in Europe.

Index Islamicus is THE international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world from 1906 onwards until present day. Material cited in the Index Islamicus includes not only work written about the Middle East, but also about the other main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. The Index Islamicus is edited by Heather Bleaney and Susan Sinclair.

Presently, Index Islamicus contains over 575,000 records, covering all the main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, as well as Muslims living elsewhere, and their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures. It includes material published by Western scholars in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, specialist area- and subject-based areas, and by Muslims writing in European languages. Publications recorded are in the form of articles, books and reviews. All essays and papers contained in multi-author volumes are recorded, classified and indexed separately.


Edited by Oliver Scharbrodt, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Jørgen S. Nielsen and Egdunas Racius

Now in a new format with a more current and topical focus on a country level.

The Yearbook of Muslims in Europe is an essential resource for analysis of Europe's dynamic Muslim populations. Featuring up-to-date research from forty-six European countries, the reports provide cumulative knowledge of on-going trends and developments around Muslims in different European countries. In addition to offering a relevant framework for original research, the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe provides an invaluable source of reference for government and NGO officials, journalists, policy-makers, and related research institutions.

Changes as of Volume 7:

While the strength of the Yearbook has always been the comprehensive geographical remit, starting with volume 7 the reports primarily concentrate on more specific and topical information. The most current research available on public debates, transnational links, legal or political changes that have affected the Muslim population, and activities and initiatives of Muslim organizations from surveyed countries are available throughout the Yearbook. At the end of each country report, an annual overview of statistical and demographic data is presented in an appendix. By using a table format, up-to-date information is quickly accessible for each country.
To see how these changes affect the articles, please read this sample chapter about Austria.

In addition to offering a relevant framework for original research, the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe provides an invaluable source of reference for government and NGO officials, journalists, policy-makers, and related research institutions.

Edited by Wilferd Madelung and Farhad Daftary

The 16 volume Encyclopaedia Islamica is due to become one of the major comprehensive reference works on Islam and the Muslim world. It is an abridged and edited translation of the Persian Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif-i Buzurg-i Islāmī, one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. One unique feature of this work of reference lies in the attention it gives to Shiʿi Islam and its rich and diverse heritage, which makes it complementary to other encyclopaedias. In addition to providing entries on important themes, subjects and personages in Islam generally, it offers the western reader an opportunity to appreciate the various dimensions of Shiʿi Islam, the Persian contribution to Islamic civilisation, and the spiritual dimensions of the Islamic tradition.

The series published two volumes over the last 5 years.