A new publisher ...


Publisher of the Verlag für Orientkunde is Prof. Dr. Jens Scheiner.



He took over the Verlag für Orientkunde from the former publisher, Dr. Oliver Vorndran, in May 2023.


A short history of VfO ...



Dr. Vorndran inherited the Verlag für Orientkunde from his grandfather Dr. Hans Vorndran in 2001.



The Military Government grants a license to Hans Vorndran for the "publication of books and periodicals under the firm 'Verlag für Orientkunde' on March 15, 1949".


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Marzolph is the former editor of the series "Beiträge zur Kulturgeschichte des islamischen Orients" or "Contributions to the Cultural History of the Islamic Orient".


Having retired from active service in 2018, Ulrich Marzolph was a professor of Islamic Studies at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany, and a senior member of the editorial committee of the Enzyklopädie des Märchens.


He specializes in the narrative culture of the Islamic Near and Middle East, with particular emphasis on Arab and Persian folk narrative, popular literature, and related fields.


... and the authors.

We are grateful to any of the authors who have put an enormous effort into research and writing. They represent the spirit of the publishing house: for the freedom of the arts and humanities.