(last updated January 8, 2020)
The present Bibliography aims to list a representative selection of research publications on The Thousand and One Nights, commonly known in English as The Arabian Nights, published in European languages, while also including some important books and articles published in other languages. Initially based on the bibliography in The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia (Marzolph and van Leeuwen 2004, 811-852), the Bibliography bears witness to the continued interest in the Nights that to some extent results from the collection's tercentenary celebrations in 2004. Aiming to be comprehensive, but not necessarily exhaustive, the Bibliography is conceived as an ongoing project and will be updated at intervals. Most items quoted treat particular aspects of the Nights, with the exception of items discussing the scholars to whose endeavours we owe the most important European translations. Numerous publications bearing a secondary relevance for the study of the Nights have not been included. Also, translations of the Nights in international languages are not listed, while a number of them contain important essays on the history and character of the Nights. The compiler appreciates comments and critique as well as suggestions for items to be added.
Including references up to the end of 2015, the bibliography has been published in print in Arabic Manuscripts of the "Thousand and One Nights" ed. by Aboubakr Chraïbi. Paris: espaces&signes, 2016, pp. 493−564.