Talk:Encyclopaedia of Islam

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Is the correct spelling of the first word of the title "Encyclopaedia", or should it be "Encyclopædia" with a ligature, as with Encyclopædia Britannica? Wmahan. 19:05, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

It may have been used in EI1, but EI2 does not use the "ae" ligature. Masarra 23:41, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

OK, thanks. Wmahan. 23:46, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Does one man complimenting this volume make it authoritative? His Excellency... 04:50, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Expert on the topic[edit]

The quotations are from one individual, and it is not clear whether his description represents the general opinion on the Encyclopaedia. modify 10:31, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

EI2 is indeed a standard reference work in Islamic Studies and the relevant area-studies disciplines. Masarra 23:39, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

The citation provided provides no proof that EI is an industry standard which is stated to effect on the front page.

First edition[edit]

Is it public domain? If so, we could use their articles about the Ottoman Sultans to expand the corresponding pages of Wikipedia (which are meagre, to put it mildly). --Ghirla-трёп- 23:22, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Probably the first volume A-D is... AnonMoos (talk) 03:38, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
All volumes of the second edition (but not of the first edition) are available as pdf at Internet Archive AstroLynx (talk) 14:47, 3 September 2010 (UTC)


Some of the authors such as B Lewis, and Gibb... aren't they critics of Islam? What is the general concensus regarding the "Encyclopaedia of Islam" amongst muslims and scholars? Faro0485 (talk) 19:51, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

First written encyclopedia[edit]

I read somewhere in Jalal al Ahmad's book that this encyclopedia was the first written in the West. Is this true and if so please add the information to the page's content. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:18, 28 October 2010 (UTC)


Is there no one who is interested in writing an article about the most important editors like Peri Bearman? --Dlugacz (talk) 08:52, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

I've put up a page for Wolfhart Heinrichs. I'll see if I can find sources for Bearman. Dsp13 (talk) 20:28, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
well, there's a stub at least for Peri Bearman now. Dsp13 (talk) 21:24, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Editions of the encyclopedia of islam[edit]'s+encyclopedia+of+islam&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oAnIUICoL8jr0QGS1IDYBA&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=brill's%20encyclopedia%20of%20islam&f=false's+encyclopedia+of+islam&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oAnIUICoL8jr0QGS1IDYBA&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAQ's+encyclopedia+of+islam&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oAnIUICoL8jr0QGS1IDYBA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=brill's%20encyclopedia%20of%20islam&f=false's+encyclopedia+of+islam&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oAnIUICoL8jr0QGS1IDYBA&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q&f=false's+encyclopedia+of+islam&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oAnIUICoL8jr0QGS1IDYBA&ved=0CEcQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=brill's%20encyclopedia%20of%20islam&f=false's+encyclopedia+of+islam&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oAnIUICoL8jr0QGS1IDYBA&ved=0CEoQ6AEwBw

Rajmaan (talk) 20:34, 30 May 2013 (UTC)