The Encyclopædia of Islam 3

Brill’s Encyclopædia of Islam is an ongoing project which keeps improving, and which generally speaking can supply researchers with a superb starting-point, and often with a thorough overview, on most important themes, people, books, and so forth in the Islamicate world writ fairly broadly. It isn’t open-access, and you need institutional sponsorship (or a very hefty bank-balance) to get at the full articles, but intrepid researchers have their ways ….