Since the beginning of 2013, Leiden University has full access to Brill’s Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies ebook collection 2007-2012, part of Brill’s platform for ebooks and journals called Brill Online books and journals. Many of Brill’s recent academic works on the Middle East are part of this collection, and some well known earlier publications are incorporated too. All fulltext and searchable publications are available for download (PDF): either from inside our university, or after logging in from home with ULCN name and password.
Searching is easy by using the search interface and then restricting by subject or time of publication; it is also possible to search for chapters in books. Currently the e-books are being added to our Catalogue so when you search for a specific book that is part of this collection in the Catalogue you will be directed to the Online version.
Some examples of books that are now available:
Encyclopedia of Canonical Hadith – G.H.A. Juynboll
The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Amәdya – J. Greenblatt
Metaphor and Imagery in Persian Poetry – Asghar Seyed-Gohrab
In addition to the Middle East and Oriental collection we also gained access to the Asian Studies e-book collection. For more information please check out the East Asian Library blog.