Edited by Frank Grunert, Knud Haakonssen and Diethelm Klippel

Natural law changed its character in the post-Reformation period, mainly because it became an academic discipline. This institutionalisation happened first in Protestant countries but increasingly also in Catholic areas. In the hands of philosophers and jurists rather than theologians the subject served a wide variety of purposes in domestic, colonial, imperial and international politics, in judicial administration, legislation and reform, in social analysis and in the inculcation of social ethics. Although concerned with the foundations of morality, law and politics, early modern natural law was far from a coherent philosophical theory, but rather the framework for fundamental disputes. What kind of natural law was adopted in a given place and period was often a matter of local controversy in state, church and university. At the same time, natural law was characterised by extensive transnational networks.
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.
Die Reihe „Schriften zur Marinegeschichte“ will ein Forum für neue und kontroverse Forschungsergebnisse zu ausgewählten Themenkreisen der Marinegeschichte bieten. Damit öffnet sich diese Reihe einem weiten inhaltlichen Spektrum und dem Interessentenkreis aktiver und ehemaliger Angehöriger der deutschen Seestreitkräfte sowie militär- oder maritim-historisch interessierter Leser. Die Veröffentlichungspalette soll von der Verschriftlichung von Vortragsreihen über wissenschaftliche Qualifikationsarbeiten bis zur Publikation unbekannter oder seltener Dokumente reichen. Ein besonderes Augenmerk möchten die Herausgeber neben Biographien auch auf Publikationen richten, welche sich der kommentierenden Bearbeitung von Selbstzeugnissen widmen. Steht zwar das erzählende Ich im Mittelpunkt und muss gebührend zu Wort kommen, so soll doch eine umfassende Kommentierung den erklärenden Rahmen bieten. Auf diese Weise soll versucht werden, Ereignisse und Strukturen – vielleicht auch nur die Normalität – vergangener Zeiten aus der personalen Perspektive heraus sichtbar zu machen, wissenschaftlich begründet einzufassen und insgesamt für weitergehende Forschungen zu öffnen. Die „Schriften zur Marinegeschichte“ werden vom Freundeskreis des Wehrgeschichtlichen Ausbildungszentrum der Marineschule Mürwik e.V. und der Stiftung Deutsches Marinemuseum gemeinsam herausgegeben. Beide Einrichtungen wollen mit der Schriftenreihe Kenntnis und Verständnis der politischen, militärstrategischen, technischen, sozialen und kulturellen Aspekte deutscher Militär- und Marinegeschichte erweitern und vertiefen.
This series focuses on the manifold commercial, human, political-diplomatic and scientific interactions that took place across the continental (overland) and maritime Silk Routes. This includes exchanges of ideas, knowledge, religions, and the transfer of cultural traditions, including forms of migration. Geographically speaking the series covers networks (or routes) across the Eurasian continent, the broader Indian Ocean (from East Asia as far as Africa), and the Asia-Pacific world, that is, trans-Pacific connections from Asia to the American continent. A special interest lies in the history of science and technology and knowledge transfer along and across these routes. The series focuses particularly on historical topics but contemporary studies are also welcome.

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.
The bookseries The Medical Works of Moses Maimonides aims to provide critical editions of all the medical works by the famous rabbi, philosopher and medical doctor Moses Maimonides (1138-1204). The series is part of an ongoing project. Volumes 1-10 were published by Brigham Young University Press. ACADEMIC BOARD Gerrit Bos (University of Cologne) Lawrence I. Conrad (University of Hamburg) Alfred I. Ivry (New York University) Y. Tzvi Langermann (Bar Ilan University, Israel) Michael R. McVaugh (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Brill's Companions to Early Modern and Modern History Online is an expanding e-book collection of specially commissioned research companions in early modern and modern history. Peer reviewed and written by experts, these handbooks offer balanced accounts at an advanced level, along with an overview of the state of scholarship and a synthesis of debate, pointing the way for future research. Designed for students and scholars, the books explain what sources there are, what methodologies and approaches are appropriate in dealing with them, what issues arise and how they have been treated, and what room there is for disagreement. The focus of the collection is on the Renaissance and Reformation periods. All volumes are in English.

“These Companions are go-to resources for teaching and research: they gather the latest scholarship on a huge range of authors, themes, and places in medieval and early modern Europe. The electronic format works equally well for reading specific articles, for browsing, and for searching the volumes together in one go. They are especially powerful as a set.”
Ann Blair, Harvard University

“The Brill Companions have already established themselves as the ‘go to’ resource for students and academics who are looking not only for informed evaluation of the latest research as well as indications of the most up-to-date literature on a particular theme and topic, but also for the stimulus to re-evaluate their significance. Collectively they offer both encyclopaedic breadth as well as interpretative depth of treatment.”
Simon Ditchfield, University of York

“The Brill Companions offer sure-footed guides to key issues in Christian and European history, useful for newcomers to a topic and for anyone seeking insights into recent research. Conceptualized and written by the leading scholars in a field, they are indispensable sources of information on fundamental issues and debates.”
Merry Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Brill's Companions to Late Antiquity and Medieval Studies Online is an expanding e-book collection of specially commissioned research companions covering the Byzantine and medieval periods. Peer reviewed and written by experts, these handbooks offer balanced accounts at an advanced level, along with an overview of the state of scholarship and a synthesis of debate, pointing the way for future research. Designed for students and scholars, the books explain what sources there are, what methodologies and approaches are appropriate in dealing with them, what issues arise and how they have been treated, and what room there is for disagreement. All volumes are in English.

“The Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition book series has made major contributions to the study of the history of Christianity for well over a decade now, presenting cutting-edge scholarship on a host of significant figures and movements over many centuries. This new e-book collection of Companions to Late Antiquity and Medieval Studies makes many of these valuable studies available to a wider audience and in a convenient format. It is a significant tool for scholars and students.”
Bernard McGinn, University of Chicago

“It is very helpful to have this scholarly resource on Late Antique and Medieval Studies available on line. The range of the Companions’ topics, from individuals such as Gregory I or Joachim of Fiore, institutions such as the Hanseatic League, or textual categories and themes such as preaching and audience is impressive. Each volume offers an immensely useful series of articles which contrive to be both authoritative surveys and independent interpretations.”
Rosamond McKitterick, University of Cambridge

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