The Third Edition of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of Islam appears in substantial segments 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.
This Yearbook of the Third Edition of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of Islam contains 287 new articles, reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship in the fields of Islamic Studies.
The Encyclopedia of Early Modern History offers 400 years of early modern history in one work. Experts from all over the world have joined in a presentation of the scholarship on the great era between the mid-15th to the mid-19th centuries. The perspective is European. That does not mean, however, that the view on the rest of the world is blocked. On the contrary: the multifaceted interrelatedness of European and other cultures is scrutinized extensively.

The Encyclopedia of Early Modern History addresses major historical questions:
- which ideas, inventions, and events changed people’s lives?
- in which ways did living conditions change?
- how do political, social, and economic developments interlock?
- which major cultural currents have begun to become apparent?
- how did historical interpretation of certain phenomena change?
The individual articles are connected to one another as in a web of red threads. The reader who follows the threads will keep coming upon new
and unexpected contexts and links.
Muqarnas 37 introduces new research on Islamic material culture ranging from Abbasid period mosaics to the early twentieth-century art market. Featured articles include Charles Melville’s introduction of a chronicle that sheds light on the architectural program of Shah ʿAbbas I, in particular his patronage of the dynastic shrine at Ardabil. From the Ottoman period, two essays discuss painted manuscripts: the first traces shifting representations of urban space in late sixteenth-century Istanbul, and the second focuses on sumptuous objects—namely, candy gardens and decorated palms—accompanying the extraordinary 1720 circumcision festival under Sultan Ahmed III. Another article seeks to unravel the mysterious origins of an unusually sophisticated painting of Mecca from the seventeenth or eighteenth century. Other topics covered are archaeological finds in Tunisia, and the legacy of Russian modernization efforts in the architecture of East Anatolia, especially the city of Kars. The Notes and Sources section examines the waqfiyya of the earliest surviving Halveti lodge in Amasya, as well as the function of various types of lamps in contemporary Pakistani Sufi shrines.
The Extraterritorial Application of International Human Rights Law, by Yuval Shany:
This publication is dedicated to exploring the law, theory and practice underlying the move by international bodies monitoring the interpretation and application of human rights treaties towards extending the extraterritorial application of human rights law. Among other things, the publication addresses the development of legal doctrine on extraterritorial application in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and Human Rights Committee, and specific law and policy discussions related to the application of human rights law to occupied territories, national contingents involved in international peacekeeping forces, extradition or deportation of individuals from one state to another, and human rights standards sets for the overseas business operations of multinational corporations.

La due diligence en droit international, by Samantha Besson:
Depuis son entrée dans la jurisprudence arbitrale de la fin du 19e siècle, la due diligence aura connu un succès croissant en droit international. Sa nature, ses sources et son régime n’en demeurent pas moins indéterminés. En réponse aux objections auxquelles elle est désormais soumise, ce cours dresse un état critique de la pratique de la due diligence en droit international. L’objectif est de déterminer si un principe, standard et/ou obligation de due diligence existe en droit international général, de dégager ce qui pourrait constituer sa structure normative et son régime général, d’établir les conditions, le contenu et les modalités de mise en œuvre de la responsabilité internationale pour négligence, et d’examiner ses spécificités dans quelques régimes de droit international spécial comme le droit international de l’environnement, de la cybersécurité et des droits de l’homme.