About the MCA

About the MCA 

The Muslim Civilisations Abstracts (MCA) project seeks to record and abstract a large body of published writing relating to many aspects of Muslim civilisations. The abstracts are written in eight languages (Arabic, English, French, Malay/Indonesian, Persian, Russian, Turkish and Urdu) and are selected on the basis of their association with the study of Muslim cultures.

Some of these languages are under-represented in existing bibliographies and surveys of the literature, and remain little known outside their immediate contexts. The purpose of the MCA will be to widen knowledge among scholars worldwide of what has been written on Muslim civilisations globally.

To help achieve this, it will:

  • make available online, abstracts and reviews in multiple languages;
  • initiate full-length translation projects of certain key works of scholarship; and
  • create an online resource and reference tool for scholars, students and the public at large.

MCA Publications

The first volume in the MCA series of publications is an innovative reference catalogue of 200 annotated bibliographies and abstracts of encyclopaedias published during the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The second volume is an annotated catalogue of bibliographical information and abastracts of over 200 books on law and ethics relating to Muslim societies.

For further information about the MCA publication series, please click here.​