1999 News Story

Arabic Encyclopedia In Second Edition

The second edition of the International Arabic Encyclopedia has just been published by the Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul Aziz Foundation. The first edition of the thirty-volume encyclopedia, published in 1996, is out of print. The encyclopedia has 17,000 pages, 18,000 pictures, maps and illustrations, and 130,000 entries. Volumes 29 and 30 constitute an alphabetically arranged index, and volume 28 is an Arabic/English/Arabic dictionary.