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Islamic Studies

Islamic-and Middle Eastern Studies


Our program in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies is growing and spans a wide range, from the ancient Near East to socio-political and religious developments in the 21st century. It covers a variety of topics related to societies and cultures in the Middle East and the Muslim world. The program is intentionally interdisciplinary and includes innovative research on the Quran, addresses the legal and philosophical dimensions of Islam, offers historical and sociological perspectives, and extends to topics such as digital humanities and secularism. We publish several book series and journals as well as a great variety of individual titles. All volumes are published in print and as e-book; select titles are also available in a paperback edition or open access.


  • Quranic studies
  • Literature & Language
  • Philosophy
  • Politics & Society
  • Law
  • Theology & Religion
  • History & Art
  • Archaeology
  • Business & Economy

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  • Approx. 12 new titles each year
  • Over 170 backlist titles
  • Supplemented by titles from our Publisher Partner Princeton University Press

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  • 8 journals with English content
  • 8 subscription journal
  • Automatic access to all volumes since 1995 for subscribers
  • All journals available as single subscriptions, Pick & Choose package or in set packages
  • Great discounts based on the number of titles and FTE brandings
  • Permanent access secured via Portico


  • BRAIS - Bitish Society of Islamic Studies
  • IQSA - International Quranic Studies Association
  • Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft
  • Nonreligion & Secularity Network
  • Max Weber Kolleg, Erfurt
  • British Museum, London


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