Moving beyond deeply ingrained orientalist and postcolonial paradigms, this series provides a platform for cross-regional, multidisciplinary and longue durée approaches to the cultural history of the Mediterranean, one of the richest and most dynamic intercultural meeting places in the world. Cultural Interactions in the Mediterranean hosts edited volumes and monographs that focus on the connected histories of all those cultures that shaped their identities on both commonalities and differences with others in this region. These identities were negotiated through a variety of social media, such as public rituals and performances, diplomacy, warfare, codified law, literature and material culture, and were applied to a wide range of political, economic and religious goals. The chronological scope of this series ranges from prehistoric times to the present day.
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.
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.
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).
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.
(continued as Brill's Series on the Early Middle Ages)
It is the largest and most ambitious project ever undertaken to map a crucial period in Western civilisation. Some eighteen edited volumes will deal with the period of transition from the Late Roman Empire to the Early Middle Ages (4th-8th centuries) in Western and Central Europe. A thoroughly interdisciplinary approach to each aspect of the momentous changes during this period ensures important and often unexpected findings. Each volume is the result of the fruitful interaction between archaeologists, historians, art historians, linguists, numismatists and other specialists. This huge research project is sponsored by the European Science Foundation and involves some 150 renowned European scholars.
The Near East has witnessed several of the world's earliest major civilizations and is the cradle of its three monotheistic religions. The Studies in the History and Culture of the Ancient Near East are concerned with political, social and economic history;religion; the state, kingship and administration; agriculture, husbandry, nutrition, crafts and education; science and technology; literature and performing arts; et cetera. Geographically the series covers the fertile crescent, Anatolia, Cyprus , Iran and the Arabian peninsula, while chronologically the period from early historical times to about 600 A.D. is covered. The series includes monographs on substantial subjects, thematic collections of articles, and handbooks The Volumes contribute to scholarly research. Their accesibility is enhanced by a proper organization of the contents and, wherever appropriate, by indexes. They include introductions placing the subjects of the context of pertinent developments of the time, and of current research. The Volumes are in English, occasionally in German or French. The Volumes are as a rule between 200 and 450 printed pages.