About BTS

Beiruter Texte und Studien (BTS) is the Orient-Institut’s double-blind peer reviewed book series for research on the historic and contemporary Middle East. Since its inception in 1964, the series has published more than 140 books and has served as a platform for innovative studies. 

With an established focus on the Levant and the provinces of the Ottoman Empire, BTS comprises a broad spectrum of disciplines, 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 and Dar al-Farabi. Individual copies can also be purchased at the Orient-Institut.

Starting in 2016, the full back list was made available open access in cooperation with the University Library Halle. So far, more than 130 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 consult the following guidelines, and contact the OIB publication desk (oib-pub@dont-want-spam.orient-institut.org). All our publications, monographs as well as edited volumes, will be peer-reviewed prior to acceptance.