Edited by Michael Kwakkelstein

Published under auspices of the Dutch University Institute for Art History ( NIKI) in Florence, the NIKI series publishes collections of essays and monographs on Italian art, Dutch and Flemish art, and artists in Italy. It has a particular emphasis on the rich tradition of artistic exchange and mutual influence between Italy and the North.

Until 2015 this series was published by Centro Di (Florence). Volumes 1-11 can be obtained from Centro Di.

Series Editor: Michael W. Kwakkelstein, NIKI, Florence

Edited by Richard King, Steven Engler, Kocku von Stuckrad and Gerard Wiegers

The Numen Book Series Online is the electronic version of the Numen Book Series which publishes scholarly monographs and edited volumes on the historical, comparative, and cross-cultural study of religions throughout the world, from antiquity to the present. The series publishes both methodologically contextualized historical research and theoretical and methodological contributions to the study of religion.

A number of volumes of the Numen Book Series are published within the subseries Texts and Sources in the History of Religions.



Brill's Companions to the Americas

History, Societies, Environments and Cultures

A peer-reviewed series of “state-of-the-field” handbooks to provide up-to-date surveys of themes, places, persons, movements, events, and more in the history of the Americas from the earliest times to the present and of the societal, environmental, and cultural forces that shaped them. Written by teams of foremost specialists in their respective fields, these companions aim to offer new approaches to area studies and to open up critical questions to discussion, but also to provide full and balanced accounts and syntheses of debate and the state of scholarship in the field. Each volume is constructed in a similar manner: a small number of introductory chapters to present the current narratives and update recent historiography followed by a larger number of thematic chapters.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Jason Prevost. Please direct all other correspondence to Assistant Editor Debbie de Wit.

Edited by Giles Gasper, Marcia L. Colish, Jay Diehl, Bernd Goebel, Ian Logan, Lauren Mancia and Eileen Sweeney

Anselm Studies and Texts focuses on the life and thought of Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109), his later reception and legacy, and contemporary inspiration. Studies of the wider contexts, medieval and modern, for Anselm’s writings and experiences are also encouraged. As one of the most significant thinkers of the Middle Ages, Anselm attracts and commands scholarly attention; his life and thought provides continuing challenge and stimulation within modern philosophical, theological, spiritual and historical discourse.

Anselm Studies and Texts is a wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary series for a vibrant and growing field. Submissions are welcomed from any field of study: including, but not limited to philosophy, history, theology, art-history, literary theory and feminist studies. Studies on Anselm’s thought in a global perspective are also encouraged. The series operates with a variety of formats, from monographs and essay collections to critical editions and translations into English.

The series is run under the aegis of the International Association for Anselm Studies, which has organised regular meetings since 1959, alongside other organisations and individuals. All contributions from early career projects to those from established scholars are equally invited.

Edited by Gabriele Cornelli and Gábor Betegh

Brill’s Plato Studies Series aims to gather together the most recent and relevant contributions, in order to identify debates and trends within the study of Plato and to provide a holistic understanding of the wide range of issues related to Plato’s philosophy. Of special significance for the series will be the examination of Plato’s literary style and its relationship to his theoretical project as, perhaps, one of the central problems in the study of Plato and Ancient Philosophy as a whole. Even after two thousand years there is still no consensus about why Plato expresses his ideas in such a unique style and the series will aim to address this question. In addition, the Series will warmly welcome contributions focusing on internal and recurrent issues like the relation between myth and philosophy, language, epistemology and ontology in Plato’s work. Special attention will also be given to new interpretative challenges and recent hermeneutical trends, which have emerged from the globalization of current Platonic studies. These new approaches to Plato are likely to change the future frame of Platonic scholarship, providing instruments and renewed impulses for the generations of philosophers to come.
A peer reviewed series of “state-of-the-field” handbooks to provide up-to-date surveys of current research into all aspects of medieval and early modern literary culture in Europe and European colonies, including writers, schools, and genres, instruments, manuscripts and early printing, and the literary cultures of given periods, language groups, regions and cities. Written by the foremost specialists in the respective fields, they aim to provide full balanced accounts, as well as synthesis of debate and the state of current scholarship in 8-20 substantial chapters. Volumes are in English (contributions from continental scholars are translated).

Revolutionizing Urban Education

Hip Hop, Pedagogy, and Communities

This series consists of books written for all stakeholders in education including undergraduate and graduate students of education, teachers, parents, and the community at large. The volumes bridge research, theory, personal anecdotes and practice, and interrogates and provides recommendations for schools and communities, specifically in urban spaces. Books in this series focus on utilizing hip-hop as education to transform urban education and schools, and to introduce critical pedagogical ways to engage communities, and schools. Educators, students, community members, and academics are given opportunities to understand the essential nature of voice and activism. This work is necessary to transform schools and communities to better represent the young people they were built to serve.
The New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, launched in 2004, is an annual, internationally refereed publication intended to stand as a reference point for legal materials and commentary on public international law generally and with particular emphasis on issues concerning New Zealand, Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, including critical writing in those areas. It boasts an exceptional Advisory Board consisting of leading national and international academics and practitioners who are called upon to provide input through the double blind refereeing process used to assure the quality of the submissions published in each volume. The Yearbook also serves as a valuable tool in the determination of trends, state practice and policies in the development of international law in New Zealand, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica and seeks to generate scholarship in those fields. In this regard the Yearbook contains an annual ‘Year-in-Review’ of developments in international law of particular interest to New Zealand. Equally so, New Zealand offers a unique environment, owing to its size, population and strategic proximity to the Southern Ocean, Antarctica, and the South Pacific, that makes the New Zealand Yearbook of general interest to the international community. It is for the latter reason that the Yearbook contains a section dedicated to the ‘The South Pacific’.
Chronicles of Contemporary Chinese Social Life includes part of the data collected at the Fudan Data Center for Contemporary Chinese Social Life by Professor Zhang Letian and his team from grassroots society in China, either directly from the owner/author or from collectors who work with the original owner/author. The data is systematic and comprehensive in a self-standing way. All the data that were selected for publication are from a particular rural collective, an urban work-unit, or a residential community and thus reflect the wholeness of the given unit of social life. These data all stretch for a time span of ten years or more, providing enough temporal depth for research and better understanding. These non-aggregated data at the grassroots level systematically reflect the real social life of a particular community over a long time period; they are rich in details for both in-depth case studies and comparative studies. As these kinds of data have never been published before, this publication is truly unique and original.



The targeted readers include China scholars around the world, particularly those whose research focus on contemporary or post-1949 China and/or teaching courses for the same period, graduate students in the same fields for both learning and their own research, and some individuals from the concerned public who want to learn more about Chinese social life by engaging in original and untouched empirical data.