A selection of titles about Arabic language and literature, as well as titles on Islam. There is an emphasis on Arabic studies. In the Religious studies collection you will also find works about the Islam.

The collection consists of books, ebooks and journals as well as dissertations. You can consult the classification scheme for more details on how the collection is placed in the stacks.

Where to find the collection

The printed books are located on the ground floor of the University Library City Centre in Zone A. Printed journals are on the ground floor in Zones B and C. The library also has a large collection of digital journals.

The following two printed reference works are worth mentioning.

  • Encyclopaedia of Islam. Leiden [etc.], Brill [etc.], 1960-...Comprehensive encyclopedia of the Islamic world with many biographical, geographical and ethnographic descriptions.
  • Brockelmann, Carl. Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur. Already a little older, but thorough. Mainly about the middle ages.

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Who is responsible for the collection?

Collection Islamic and Arabic studies: Joost van Gemert

Subject Librarian Humanities

General questions

Do you have any questions about our library services? Questions about borrowing, renewing, requesting? Any complaints or remarks?

Call us at +31-(0)30-2536115 or send an email to library@uu.nl. If you have a question about borrowing, please provide your library card number.