Arts and Archaeology of the Islamic World

This series is devoted to the most recent scholarship the fields of art, architecture and archaeology in all regions of the Islamic world from the seventh century to the present. We encourage interdisciplinary perspectives to the study of Islamic visual and material culture and the application of innovative approaches drawn from other areas of art history, archaeology, anthropology, and critical theory. Contributions to the series range from analyses of single objects to wider thematic studies. The series is committed to highlighting the diverse character of Islamic material and visual culture, and to establishing common preoccupations that exist in the production, commissioning, use and appreciation of art and architectural forms across the Islamic world. The archaeological dimension of the series takes in final excavation reports and publications in areas including environmental archaeology and archaeological science. The series also incorporates studies that can function as fundamental resources for future research and teaching of Islamic visual and material culture. These resource books include critical surveys of published scholarship in aspects of Islamic art, architectural history, and archaeology. Surveys may be defined by material or according to disciplinary, dynastic, and geographical criteria. Other resource books comprise: translations and/or editions of significant primary texts relevant to the interpretation of Islamic art and architecture; and anthologies of translated texts useful for the study of selected topics, periods, or regions of the Islamic world. The series also welcomes English translations of pioneering and important works that have already been published in another language. Proposals will be accepted for both monographs and edited volumes. If you are working on a book that would be suitable for this series, please do not hesitate to contact BRILL Editor Teddi Dols (

The series has published an average of 1,5 volumes per year since 2013.
Edited by Margaret Graves, Indiana University, Marcus Milwright, University of Victoria; Mariam Rosser-Owen, Victoria and Albert Museum ;
Advisory Board: Christiane Gruber, University of Michigan; Stefan Heidemann, Universität Hamburg; Jangar Ilyasov, Institute of Art Studies, Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Elizabeth Lambourn, De Montfort University; Robert Mason, Royal Ontario Museum; Gülru Necipoğlu, Harvard, Aga Khan; Oya Pancaroğlu, Bilkent Üniversitesi;Venetia Porter, British Museum; Markus Ritter, Vienna ; David Roxburgh, Harvard University; Juan Carlos Ruiz Souza, Universidad Complutense, Madrid; Jean-Pierre van Staevel, l’Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne; Susan Stronge, V&A, London; Mohammed al-Thenyan, King Saud University,.