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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






















Christians and Jews in Muslim Societies is a peer reviewed book series consisting of monographs and edited collections about Christians and Jews in the Islamic world from the rise of Islam until the end of the Mandate Period. The series covers this topic in the widest possible sense, welcoming studies on social, economical, cultural, political and legal aspects of the historical dynamics between Muslims, Christians and Jews.

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 Ali Gheissari, Yann Richard and Christoph Werner

The book series Iran Studies is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of Iran. Brill welcomes proposals from every branch of the social sciences and humanities, including history, sociology, political science, religious studies, anthropology and economics.
The series includes monographs, thematic collections of articles, handbooks, text editions and occasional translations. All volumes are peer-reviewed and are aimed at a better understanding of Iran, its past, present and future.

The series published an average of 1,5 volumes per year over the last 5 years.

Edited by Jørgen S. Nielsen, Aminah Beverly McCloud and Jörn Thielmann

Brill's Muslim Minorities series is designed to represent scholarly research into the situation of Islam and Muslims in world regions characterised by long-term European settlement: Europe from the Atlantic through the Russian Federation, the Americas, southern Africa and Australasia. Research on other regions where Islam is a minority religion also form part of the series. This refereed series consists of monographs and collaborative volumes, covering all disciplines.

Edited by Susanne Dahlgren and Judith Tucker

Brill’s Women and Gender: The Middle East and the Islamic World provides a venue for monographs and edited collections dealing with women and gender in the Middle East and the Islamic World from all disciplinary perspectives.
Works that study women and gender in the Middle East and Islamic World more broadly, as well as within transnational frameworks, are included. Research focused on gender issues affecting Muslim societies elsewhere in the world as well as masculinity and men within a gendered framework form part of the scope of this series.

In this series Brill publishes monographs that illuminate issues of social change, broadly understood, in Africa south of the Sahara. Coherently edited volumes may also be considered. Brill invites original, empirical, work that makes an essential conceptual contribution to its field, and has a particular interest in work by younger scholars. Brill welcomes proposals from every branch of the social sciences and humanities that also appeal to a non-specialist audience. Studies of source materials for African history, African linguistics, and religion in Africa each have their own series and will not be included in this series. Wherever appropriate, authors are invited to suggest African publishers with whom their work might be published in partnership with Brill.

Edited by Dale Eickelman

Brill's Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia series presents the results of scholarly research into contemporary social, cultural, economic and political conditions in the Middle East and Asia. It covers historical themes from the nineteenth century onward primarily as they contribute to understanding current issues. The series includes monographs, collaborative volumes and reference works by social scientists from all disciplines.