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Edited by Jamal J. Elias, Feras Q. Hamza, Walid Saleh and Roberto Tottoli

This Brill series is uniquely dedicated to publishing studies and editions of texts that explore a variety of Islamic writing as Islamic literature. The series considers the mechanics of Islamic literary styles as these have taken shape across major Islamic linguistic traditions, principally Arabic, Persian and Turkish, but also as they might extend to the religious writings of Islamic Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, China and Iberian Peninsula. The exploration of such literary compositions through their form, style and content assumes that they share a conceptual framework, a religious sensibility and certain structures of thought that may be said to be distinctly Islamic. The scope of the series allows for an examination of the literary aspects of key texts such as the Qur’an as well as the literary dynamics of a variety of subgenres ranging from Quranic commentaries, to Stories of the Prophets, Hadith compilations, poetry, belles-lettres, mi‘raj accounts and a variety of Sufi works.



The series offers a platform for studies in literature and the performing arts of the Muslim World at large, covering all periods (pre-modern to present day) and a wide variety of cultural traditions and languages (including, but not limited to, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, and other Asian and African languages and practices). It draws scholars from various fields such as literature, theater, music and dance, folklore and epic, liturgy and rituals, cinema and media studies, and popular culture. It encourages and fosters comparative and interdisciplinary studies.

In addition to monographs, the series welcomes text editions and translations of significant primary texts, as well as thematic collections of articles.

The series has published an average of one title per year since 2014.

Edited by Charles Melville, Gabrielle van den Berg and Sunil Sharma

Brill is proud to announce this peer-reviewed series in Persian studies, as a continuation of the Pembroke Papers, founded and edited by Charles Melville in Cambridge. This interdisciplinary series aims to support the study of medieval and pre-modern Persian literature and art in historical context. The publications will focus on the greater Persian world extending into Central Asia and the Indian sub-continent, and also include Persian culture in the Ottoman Empire and Caucasus. Studies in Persian Cultural History welcomes book proposals for critical and annotated text editions, as well as monographs and edited volumes.

The series published an average of two volumes per year over the last 5 years.

Brill Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures

formerly Studies in Arabic Literature

Edited by Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych, Ross Brann and Franklin Lewis

This series aims to publish literary critical and historical studies on a broad range of literary materials: classical and modern, written and oral, poetry and prose. It will also publish scholarly translations of major literary works. Studies that seek to integrate Middle Eastern literatures into the broader discourses of the humanities and the social sciences will take their place alongside works of a more technical and specialized nature.

The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.

A Greek and Arabic Lexicon

Materials for a Dictionary of the Mediaeval Translations from Greek into Arabic

Edited by Gerhard Endress and Dimitri Gutas

From the eighth to the tenth century A.D., Greek scientific and philosophical works were translated wholesale into Arabic. A Greek and Arabic Lexicon is the first systematic attempt to present in an analytical, rationalized way our knowledge of the vocabulary of these translations. It is an indispensable reference tool for the study and understanding of Arabic scientific and philosophical language and literature, and for the knowledge of the vocabulary of Classical and Middle Greek and the reception and reading of classical Greek works in late antiquity and pre-Photian Byzantine literature.
Publishes scholarly editions of portions of the Seyahatname, with English translation and commentary.

The Thousand and One Nights (Alf Layla wa-Layla)

From the Earliest Known Sources, Edited with Introduction and Notes: Scholarly Edition

Edited by Mahdi

Studies in Arabic Literature

As from Volume 25 this series continues as Brill Studies in Middle Eastern Literatures

Edited by Roger Allen, James Montgomery and Suzanne Pinckney Stetkevych

Arabic literature is noted for its tradition-conscious consistency and sophistication. In the classical period, poetry and prose reached a high level of refinement and attained standards which are still being applied in the modern Arab world today. The literature of the modern, post-classical, period is no less sophisticated, being a vibrant and flourishing expression of the continued Arabic tradition.
The series Studies in Arabic Literature, Supplements to the Journal of Arabic Litrature, founded in 1971, is concerned with all kinds of literary expression in Arabic, including the oral and vernacular traditions, of both the modern and the classical periods.Studies in the series can be literary-historical, analytical or comparative in nature, and can treat of individual works, authors and genres as well as literary traditions in a wider context. Studies dealing with the social, political and philosophical backgrounds of Arabic literature are particularly welcome in the series.
The series comprises monographs, thematic collections of articles, handbooks, textual editions and annotated translations.
Text editions are as a rule accompanied by a translation on facing pages; both text editions and translations should include comprehensive, critical introductions which give a full and proper appreciation of the text or texts in question.