How has man dealt in daily practice with the uncertainty intrinsic to the future? Prognostication in History is a peer-reviewed, international book series that investigates the concepts, techniques and practices and their development in different societies and in different periods. Its main focus is on Asia and Europe.
Prognostication in all its forms is an extremely diverse anthropological phenomenon, which so far has been understudied in the Humanities. The book series approaches the topic from a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary perspective, aiming to both broaden specific knowledge and enhance critical reflection. Published in close cooperation with the Society for the Critical Study of Divination, it builds on the work of the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities at Erlangen University on “Fate, Freedom, and Prognostication – Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe”, thus providing a platform for scholars world-wide to present and connect their research on a subject of ever-growing importance for a wide variety of disciplines.

Edited by Herman selderhuis, Wim Decock, Igor Kakolewski, Heiner Lück and Tarald Rasmussen

Das Verhältnis von Recht und Religion hat sich in den letzten Jahren zu einem der Kernthemen der Forschung zur Frühen Neuzeit entwickelt. Eine wachsende Zahl von Monographien sowie Forschungsprojekte zur Rechtsgeschichte, Theologie, Philosophie, Ökonomie und Kunst belegen diese Entwicklung.

Mit dieser neuen Reihe soll der interdisziplinäre und interkonfessionelle Dialog über Recht und Religion in der Frühen Neuzeit gefördert werden. Sie wird von international anerkannten Wissenschaftlern herausgegeben und von RefoRC-Mitgliedern wie der Universität Leuven und der Leucorea Stiftung Wittenberg unterstützt. Die Publikationssprachen sind Englisch und Deutsch. Die Redaktion begrüßt ausdrücklich die englische Übersetzung herausragender Werke, die ursprünglich in anderen Sprachen veröffentlicht wurden.

East and West

Culture, Diplomacy and Interactions

The era of globalization has witnessed increasing activities across border and interactions between nations, especially between the East and the West. East and West: Culture, Diplomacy and Interactions aims to trace and investigate multiple-dimensional interactions between the East and the West from the Age of Sail to the Modern Era, culturally, socially, economically and diplomatically, with a focus on maritime history via and centered on port cities such as Macao, Goa, Melaka, Nagasaki in the East and their counterparts such as Lisbon, Seville, Amsterdam, London in the West. The series examines matters about empires, oceans, and human connections through changes in material lives and cultural politics, and analyzes the impact of the flow of cultural materials across oceans, such as artifacts, arts, goods, foods, books, knowledge, beliefs, etc., on port cities and urbanization. Particularly, it will provide readers with a new maritime vision of the East and Southeast Asian history of connections at the eastern end of the Maritime Silk Road, including the ports of East Indian Ocean and South China Sea: places from Nagasaki to Xiamen/Macao, from Singapore to Shanghai, from Hong Kong to Melbourne, etc. In doing so, it will unfold the process of formation and transformation of networks and fluxing space, generated or altered by trade, migrations, diplomacies, regional conglomerations, etc., illustrate the glocolization of religions, examine the relationship of culture/tradition and diplomatic strategy, and demonstrate the causes to miscommunication, misunderstanding, conflicts and confrontations between nations as well as appropriate reading, understanding and interpreting of each other.
East and West will include studies in such disciplines and area studies as maritime history, missionary history, intellectual history, international relations, arts, architecture, music, religious studies, and cultural studies. This series will feature monographs and edited volumes as well as translated works. It will be of interest to academics as well as general readers, including historians, artists, architects, diplomats, politicians, journalists, travelers, religious groups, businessmen, lawyers, among other groups.
Brill’s Companions to the Musical Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Europe is a peer reviewed series of research companion volumes providing high-level and up-to-date surveys of current research into all aspects of medieval and early modern musical culture in Europe, including composers, schools, genres, instruments, education, dance, musical manuscripts and early musical printing, and the musical cultures of given cities, chapels, religious orders and courts. Written by the foremost specialists in the respective fields, they offer balanced accounts along with an overview of the state of scholarship and a synthesis of debate, pointing the way for future research. The books are normally multi-author volumes, thoroughly planned out at an editorial level to ensure comprehensiveness and cohesion, maximising their value to the student and scholar.

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Edited by Wolfram Brandes

Brill’s Companions to the Byzantine World is a peer reviewed series of research companion volumes providing high-level and up-to-date surveys of current research into all aspects of the Byzantine world from the 4th to the 15th centuries. Volumes deal with cities, regions, monasteries, courts, persons, movements, schools, classical and biblical reception, genres, and more. Written by the foremost specialists in the respective fields, they offer balanced accounts along with an overview of the state of scholarship and a synthesis of debate, pointing the way for future research. The books are normally multi-author volumes, thoroughly planned out at an editorial level to ensure comprehensiveness and cohesion, maximising their value to the student and scholar.

Forthcoming in the series:

Wolfram Hörandner, Andreas Rhoby and Nikos Zagklas, eds., A Companion to Byzantine Poetry

Salvatore Cosentino, ed., A Companion to Byzantine Italy

Mihailo Popović, ed., A Companion to Byzantium and Medieval Serbia

Christian Gastgeber, Ekaterini Mitsiou, Johannes Preiser-Kapeller and Vratislav Zervan, eds., A Companion to the Patriarchate of Constantinople

Edited by Martina Heßler, Klaus Gestwa, Helmuth Trischler and Dirk van Laak

Die Reihe »Geschichte der technischen Kultur« zielt auf geschichtswissenschaftliche Publikationen, die die zentrale Rolle und Bedeutung von Technik für die Geschichte des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts untersuchen, um zum Verständnis der Moderne beizutragen.
Technik als Artefakt im engeren Sinne ist nicht allein das Thema der Reihe. Stattdessen sollen die Publikationen auf übergreifende geschichtswissenschaftliche Fragen orientiert sein. Es geht um die Auswirkungen von Technik, ihre Nutzungen, um die kulturellen Deutungen und Wahrnehmungen in verschiedenen Kulturen, ihre jeweiligen sozialen, ökonomischen und politischen Entwicklungsbedingungen sowie um den mit Technik einhergehenden historischen Wandel und um unterschiedliche Technikkulturen im globalen Vergleich. Gleichermaßen soll die Reihe Studien versammeln, die die Frage nach der Rolle von Technik mit der Analyse der spezifischen Wissensformen in einer technischen Kultur kombinieren sowie ihre Wechselbeziehung mit der dynamischen Entwicklung der Wissenschaft analysieren.
Die Reihe umfasst insbesondere Monographien, aber auch herausragende Sammelbände.

Edited by Verein für Geschichte und Altertumskunde Westfalens

Edited by Sophie Levie, André Lardinois, Daniela Müller, Glenn W. Most and Jo Tollebeek

The Radboud Studies in Humanities series publishes new and challenging interdisciplinary research in the humanities. The series welcomes contributions from all humanities disciplines, from Classics to Film Studies, from History to Philosophy, from Religious Studies to Art History. Edited volumes, monographs as well as critical editions are welcome, as far as they discuss closely defined themes from interdisciplinary perspectives.
This is the first fully Open Access book series published by Brill. All titles in the series will become available both in print and as Open Access ebooks.

The series has published an average of two volumes per year since 2014.