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This publication is the long-awaited complement to Michael Loewe's acclaimed Biographical Dictionary of the Qin, Former Han and Xin Periods (2000). With more than 8,000 entries, based upon historical records and surviving inscriptions, the comprehensive Biographical Dictionary of Later Han to the Three Kingdoms (23-220 AD) now provides information on men and women of the Chinese world who lived at the time of Later (or Eastern) Han, from Liu Xiu, founding Emperor Guangwu (reg. 24-57), to the celebrated warlord Cao Cao (155-220) at the end of the dynasty.

The entries, including surnames, personal names, styles and dates, are accompanied by maps, genealogical tables and indexes, with lists of books and special accounts of women. These features, together with the convenient surveys of the history and the administrative structure of the dynasty, will make Rafe de Crespigny's work an indispensable tool for any further serious study of a significant but comparatively neglected period of imperial China.

Introduction - Chinese Reference Library
This is a unique and conclusive reference work about the 6,000 individual men and women known to us from China’s formative first empires.
Over decennia Michael Loewe (Cambridge, UK) has painstakingly collected all biographical information available. Not only those are dealt with who set the literary forms and intellectual background of traditional China, such as writers, scholars, historians and philosophers, but also those officials who administered the empire, and the military leaders who fought in civil warfare or with China’s neighbours.
The work draws on primary historical sources as interpreted by Chinese, Japanese and Western scholars and as supplemented by archaeological finds and inscriptions. By devoting extensive entries to each of the emperors the author provides the reader with the necessary historical context and gives insight into the dynastic disputes and their far-reaching consequences.
No comparable work exists for this important period of Chinese history. Without exaggeration a real must for historians of both China and other cultures.

Introduction - Chinese Reference Library
This product gives access to both Africa Yearbook Online and African Studies Companion Online.

Africa Yearbook Online is the online version of the Africa Yearbook.
The African Studies Companion Online is an invaluable tool for scholars in African Studies containing over 1800 entries.
This is the first Western-language online reference guide focusing exclusively on Chinese literature from ca. 700 B.C. to the early 7th century. The database contains 1715 entries on major and minor writers, literary forms and "schools", and important Chinese literary terms.

In addition to providing authoritative information about each subject, it includes detailed, up-to-date bibliographies and source information.

It also provides convenient search and browsing functions, such as the ability to search not only Chinese characters, both traditional and simplified, but also to do searches by radicals and strokes in addition to Pinyin.
The Encyclopaedia of Islam: An Anthology in Arabic Translation (4 vols)
تمثّل هذه المختارات أول ظهور لدائرة المعارف الإسلامية باللغة العربية. ودائرة المعارف الإسلامية من أهمّ الأعمال الموسوعيّة وأرسخها قدما في كافة مجالات الدراسات الإسلامية في جميع أنحاء العالم، وهي عصارة جهود جبّارة، تواصلت أكثر من مائة عام؛ شارك فيها أساطين الدراسات الإسلاميّة والمشرقيّة من جميع أنحاء العالم. ترجم معهد تونس للترجمة هذه المختارات إلى اللغة العربيّة حتّى ترفد النسخ الأمّ باللغات الإنجليزيّة والفرنسيّة والألمانيّة. تضمّ ما يزيد عن مائتي مقال رئيسيّ في مواضيع من الحضارة الإسلاميّة، بجميع مقوّماتها التاريخيّة والثقافيّة والدينيّة، ثلثاها تمّ اصطفاؤهما من الإصدار الثاني لدائرة المعارف الإسلاميّة، وثلثها الآخر من الإصدار الثالث. وجميعها مقالات علمية محكّمة، وفّرت، لثلاثة أجيال متتالية أو أربعة، أداة للدارسين الأكاديميين ولبراعم الباحثين وكانت لهم بمثابة مدرسة حاضنة في البحث، تميّزت بصرامة المنهج وغزارة المعلومات ودقّتها وبالموضوعيّة والحياد. وهي خصال تجعل من دائرة المعارف الإسلاميّة سندا متينا للباحث الأكاديميّ في الحضارة الإسلاميّة، وروضة للقارئ الطلعة، ومعينا لا ينضب من النصوص الساندة للمعلّم والمتعلّم. تضمّ هذه الترجمة أربعة مجلّدات، وهي ثمرة تعاون بين مؤسّسة بريل الملكيّة للنشر ومعهد تونس للترجمة.


Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif al-Islāmiyya: Mukhtārāt is the first official translation of the Encyclopaedia of Islam in Arabic. The Encyclopaedia of Islam is the globally respected and preeminent reference work in the field of Islamic Studies. It is the result of an academic enterprise that has been ongoing for over a century now. It brings together the efforts of the most important scholars in the field of Islamic Studies from all over the world. This version forms a welcome addition to the earlier versions of this important work in English, French, and German.
This anthology contains more than two hundred scholarly articles on a variety of topics connected Islam and Muslims, including religious, historical, and cultural matters. Two-thirds of the articles in this anthology originate from the Second Edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, one third stems from the Third Edition. It is a valuable tool for academic researchers and general readers alike. The articles can also be used as high quality teaching material.
This translation is the result of a collaboration between Brill and the Tunis Institute for Translation, and is published in four volumes.
The Kitāb al-Ṭabaqāt al-Kabīr (Biography of Muḥammad, His Companions and the Successors up to the Year 230 of the Hijra) by Ibn Saʿd (d. 230 A.H./845 C.E.) is the earliest extant biographical dictionary on the life of the Prophet and the early generations of Muslims. It is one of the most important historical works about the first centuries of Muslim society in Arabic. This classic Brill edition was supervised by Eduard Sachau and was originally titled Biographien Muhammeds, seiner Gefährten und der späteren Träger des Islams bis zum Jahre 230 der Flucht. This edition was originally published between 1904 and 1940.

Contributing editors
Carl Brockelmann, Josef Horovitz, Julius Lippert, Bruno Meissner, Eugen Mittwoch, Friedrich Schwally, Karl Vilhelm Zetterstéen.