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Religion Past and Present

Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion

Hans Dieter Betz, Don Browning, Bernd Janowski and Eberhard Jüngel

Religion Past and Present (RPP) is a complete, updated English translation of the 4th edition of the definitive encyclopedia of religion worldwide. the peerless Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (RGG). Including the latest developments in research, Religion Past and Present encompasses a vast range of subjects connected with religion. This great resource, now at last available in English, continues the tradition of deep knowledge and authority relied upon by generations of scholars in religious, theological, and biblical studies. Religion Past and Present indisputably belongs to the small class of essential reference works.

Key Features
• RGG has been a standard reference work since the publication of the first edition in 1908.
• Strongly international, cross-cultural and ecumenical, written by over 3,000 authors from 88 countries
• Covers an unparalleled breadth of subject matter in theological and biblical studies
• Up-to-date research and bibliographies make it an indispensable resource for all levels of users
• Interdisciplinary articles cover a wide range of topics from history, archaeology, liturgy, law, bible, music, visual arts, politics, social sciences, natural sciences, ethics, and philosophy.
• The 4th edition of RGG, the basis of the RPP translation, includes hundreds of new entries on Eastern religions and other religious subjects. The editors of RPP have added a number of articles and revised others for a global English-speaking readership.
• Short definitions and cross-references enable quick and easy searching
• Over 15,000 entries and 8 million words
• 13 volumes and an index

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The series was completed in 2013.

Edited by E.J. van Donzel, Edmund Bosworth, Wolfhart Heinrichs and Thierry Bianquis

The Encyclopaedia of Islam (New Edition, now also called EI-2) sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live.
It embraces articles on distinguished Muslims of every age and land, on tribes and dynasties, on the crafts and sciences, on political and religious institutions, on the geography, ethnography, flora and fauna of the various countries and on the history, topography and monuments of the major towns and cities. In its geographical and historical scope it encompasses the old Arabo-Islamic empire, the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and all other Islamic countries.

Edited by Suad Joseph

A unique collaboration of over 1000 scholars from around the world, the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures crosses history, geographic borders and disciplines to create a ground-breaking reference work reflecting the very latest research on gender studies and the Islamic world.
No other reference work offers this scale of contributions or depth and breadth of coverage.
Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures is set to become an essential reference work for students and researchers in the fields of gender studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, as well as scholars of religion, history, politics, anthropology, geography and related disciplines.
This encyclopedia consists of six volumes (including an Index volume), published from 2003 to 2007.

The Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures is also available online. For more information see Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures Online. There are yearly updates with new articles for the online version.

The series was completed in 2007.

Encyclopédie de l'Islam

Nouvelle édition

Edited by Bosworth, Heinrichs, Lecomte and E.J. van Donzel

L'Encyclopédie de l'Islam, ouvrage collectif de grande envergure, présente l'état actuel des connaissances que nous possédons sur le monde musulman. Cet ouvrage comprend des notices sur des Musulmans qui se sont distingués de façon quelconque en toute époque et terre, sur les tribus et les dynasties, sur l'activité artisanale et les sciences, sur les institutions politiques et religieuses, sur la géographie, l'ethnologie, la flore et la faune des divers pays, et sur l'histoire, la topographie et les monuments des principales villes et cités. On y trouve également des articles sur la terminologie religieuse, philosophique et scientifique - à vrai dire, sur chaque aspect de la culture musulmane depuis le temps du Prophète à nos jours. Touchant la géographie et l'histoire, l'Encyclopédie de l'Islam s'occupe de l'ancien Empire arabo-islamique, des états musulmans d'Iran, d'Asie Centrale, des Indes et d'Indonésie, de l'Empire ottoman et des divers états et communautés musulmans partout dans le monde. C'est un instrument de travail sans égal, indispensable aux spécialistes qui étudieraient tous les sujets abordant ou relatifs au monde de l'Islam.

Cet ouvrage s'adresse aux Islamologues, aux étudiants dans les domaines de l'histoire et de la culture des peuples musulmans, et aux géographes et sociologues.

Edited by Jane Dammen McAuliffe

The Qur'ān is the primary religious text for one-sixth of the world’s population. Understood by Muslims to contain God's own words, it has been an object of reverence and of intense study for centuries. The thousands of volumes that Muslim scholars have devoted to qur'ānic interpretation and to the linguistic, rhetorical and narrative analysis of the text are sufficient to create entire libraries of qur'ānic studies.

Drawing upon a rich scholarly heritage, Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān (EQ) combines alphabetically-arranged articles about the contents of the Qur'ān. It is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur'ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur'ānic studies. With nearly 1000 entries in 5 volumes, the EQ is the first comprehensive, multi-volume reference work on the Qur'ān to appear in a Western language.

Cross-referencing and indices
Frequent cross-references will draw readers to related entries and each article will conclude with a citation of relevant bibliography. The final volume of the EQ will contain indices of transliterated terms, of qur'ānic references and of the authors and exegetes cited in the entries and essays.

Fully international work
The EQ is a fully international work supported by an international board of advisors. Scholars from many nations have written articles for the encyclopaedia.

Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān is also available online, visit www.brill.com/eqo for more information. There are yearly updates for the online version with new articles.