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Brill Licenses Arabic Translation of the Encyclopaedia of Islam to Tunisia


By Brill - Posted on 17 May 2013

Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 17 May 2013

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has signed an agreement with the National Translation Centre of Tunisia in Tunis for the Arabic translation of the second edition of the renowned Encyclopaedia of Islam. The agreement was ratified by Tunisia’s Minister of Culture, Dr. Mehdi Mabrouk.

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement with the National Translation Centre of Tunisia in Tunis for the Arabic translation and publication of the second edition of Brill’s renowned Encyclopaedia of Islam. During the signing ceremony in Tunis on 15 May 2013, the agreement was ratified by Tunisia’s Minister of Culture, Dr. Mehdi Mabrouk.

Originally published in English and French, the National Translation Centre of Tunisia in Tunis will now undertake the translation of the encyclopedia into Arabic. It is an authoritative academic reference work about the history, culture and religion of Muslims around the world, to which hundreds of international scholars have contributed. The Tunisian project, which is expected to take several years to complete, will make all 12 volumes of the encyclopedia (c. 12,000 pages) more accessible to Arabic-speaking students and researchers throughout the world.

For more information on this media alert please contact Sam Bruinsma (bruinsma@brill.com or + 31 71 5353 517).

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