Brepols Publishers is an international academic publisher of works in the humanities. The focus of its publications lies in "source-works" from Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. By this is meant critical editions of original texts and documents in their original language, reference works such as encyclopaedias, handbooks and bibliographies, as well as monograph studies and cutting-edge research. Brepols Publishers' mission is to publish works with an outstanding academic reputation in the field of Europe’s cultural roots and sphere of influence. Such publications fall mainly within the disciplines of history and archaeology, language and literature, music, art and architectural history.