Reference Works

Brill publishes stand-alone reference works and world renowned series such as the Encyclopedia of Islam, Recueil de Cours / Collected Courses from the Hague Academy or Der Neue Pauly (Brill’s New Pauly).

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A quick overview of Brill's major reference works (listed by subject)


African Studies Language and Linguistics
African Yearbook Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics
Ancient Near East and Egypt Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics
A Dictionary of the Ugaritic Language in the Alphabetic Tradition The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek
Asian Studies Middle East and Islamic Studies
A Student’s Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese A Syriac Encyclopaedia of Aristotelian Philosophy
Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Atlas of the Gulf States
Chinese Research Perspectives  Brockelmann's Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur 
Biblical Studies Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History
Context of Scripture  Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae
Lexicon Gregorianum Encyclopaedia Islamica
The Coptic Gnostic Library — The Nag Hammadi Codices Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures
Classical Studies Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān
Brill's New Pauly Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)
Brill's New Pauly Supplements Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition
Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE
Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker (Jacoby) Encyclopédie de l’Islam
Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum The History of Afghanistan
History Philosophy
Brill's Encyclopedia of the First World War Global Studies Encyclopedic Dictionary
Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World Religious Studies
Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism
Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage Encyclopedia of Christianity 
Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle Religion Past and Present
Jewish Studies The Brill Dictionary of Religion
Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics Vocabulary for the Study of Religion
Encyclopaedia of Judaism Social Sciences
Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology
Encyclopaedia of Midrash  


International Law  
A Concise Encyclopedia of the United Nations  
EU Immigration and Asylum Law  
International Maritime Boundaries  
Recueil de Cours / Collected Courses from the Hague Academy  
The Encyclopedia of Law and Religion  
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982  
International Relations  
International Year Book and Statesmen's Who's Who