Brill Acquires the Electronic Rights to the Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit

Brill Acquires the Electronic Rights to the Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, acquires the electronic rights to the prestigious reference work Enzyklopädie der Neuzeitand the rights to the English translation in print and online from J.B. Metzler Verlag (Stuttgart/Weimar), effective immediately.

The recently completed German print version of the 16-volume reference work, the Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, was initiated by J.B. Metzler Verlag in 2005. The volumes include 3,500 entries from A-Z, 1,500 illustrations, and is a collaborative work of over 1,300 renowned authors (

Brill will make the Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit available online as of April 2014 on its reference works platform ( Alongside the Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, the English translation, Encyclopedia of Early Modern History, will be accessible online over time, with the first English articles published in 2014. Early in 2015, the first print volumes of the English translation of the encyclopedia will become available and offered separately.

The Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit is considered an authoritative work on the political, social, economic, religious, and cultural history of the Early Modern Period (1450-1850). It has been received with great enthusiasm in the scholarly and popular press: "A work for eternity," Michael Naumann in Die Zeit.

"Since working on the New Pauly in 2001, the co-operation of the publishing houses Brill and J.B. Metzler has proven valuable for both parties. We are pleased that the online version and English translation will make the Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit accessible to a broad and international audience. We are hoping for a successful co-operation", says Volker Dabelstein, CEO of J.B. Metzler.

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