About BTS

About BTS

Beiruter Texte und Studien (BTS) is the Orient-Institut’s peer-reviewed book series for research on the historic and contemporary Middle East. Since its inception in 1964, the series has published more than 130 books and has served as a platform for innovative studies. 

With an established focus on Arabic language and literature, the Levante, and the provinces of the Ottoman Empire, BTS comprises a broad spectrum of themes, methods and periods within the wider region. It documents the rich, diverse history of Middle Eastern Studies and encourages new developments in the field.

The series publishes monograph studies, conference proceedings of the OIB and other collective volumes in German, English, Arabic and French. It is distributed in Europe and overseas by the Ergon-Verlag and in the Middle East by al-Furat and Dar al-Farabi. Individual copies can also be purchased at the Orient-Institut.

Starting in 2016, the full back list will be made available open access in cooperation with the University Library Halle. So far, more than 30 volumes have been uploaded to the platform menadoc. Another ten early volumes (BTS 1, 5, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 24, 25 or 27) are available for download from Perspectivia.net.

BTS supports its authors with careful and dedicated copy-editing. For submission of manuscripts, please contact the OIB publication desk (oib-pub[at]orient-institut.org).