Established in 1989, Ergon now ranks among the leading publishing houses in the field of the humanities in German-speaking countries and beyond. The release of Friedrich Rückert’s outstanding translation of the Qur’an was particularly significant for the further development of Ergon and critically acclaimed by the specialized press. Meanwhile, the initial focus on literary and oriental studies has been extended to other fields in the humanities and social sciences. Ergon publishes renowned series edited by universities and research institutes such as the Orient Institutes (Max Weber Foundation) in Beirut and Istanbul. In July 2017, Ergon became part of the Nomos publishing company and continues to be a separate brand therein. Next to its traditional print editions, Ergon now offers electronic publications within the Nomos eLibrary.