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Die Reihe versammelt Beiträge zu Theorie, Geschichte und Ästhetik der Medien. Im Zentrum sollen dabei die Beziehungen zwischen Medien, Kultur und Gesellschaft in synchroner und diachroner Perspektive stehen: Gefragt wird einerseits nach der kulturellen Formung von Medien sowie ihrer ästhetischen Faktur. In den Blick kommt andererseits das Wechselspiel zwischen Reaktion, Reflexion und Initiierung kultureller und gesellschaftlicher Prozesse in und durch Medien. Grundlage der Auseinandersetzung bildet die Verknüpfung von medien- und kulturwissenschaftlicher Theorie.
Die Reihe ist getragen von der Idee, dass unter dem Begriff der Medienkulturwissenschaft unterschiedliche geisteswissenschaft-
liche Disziplinen ihr Interesse an der Materialität von Kommunikation und der Medialität ästhetischer Artefakte bündeln können. Das Spektrum der zu analysierenden Medien ist daher bewusst breit gefasst: Es reicht von Film, Fotografie und Fernsehen über Literatur, Musik, Theater und Medienkunst bis zur Internet Art. Studien zu einzelnen Medien, Genres und Künstler:innen sind ebenso willkommen wie kultur- und medienvergleichend angelegte Projekte.
Editor: Seokwoo Lee
The Encyclopedia is also available online.

Although there is general acknowledgement of the great variety of cultures among Asian countries, strong themes of familiarity, mutual understanding, coherence and solidarity persists among them as a result of the numerous mutual cultural and religious contacts and interconnections that developed over the course of centuries. The examination of international law and its application in Asia can reveal the shared history of the continent, but also its unique development in each Asian state:

Incorporating the work of numerous leading scholars, the Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia provides a detailed description of the practice and implementation of international law in various Asian states. The Encyclopedia covers the introduction of Western international law; the resulting shift from Asian international law and the development of international law; and the impact that all of this has had on Asian states.

Offered online and as a three-volume print set – Northeast Asia, Central and South Asia and Southeast Asia - this reference work is a valuable resource for all those interested in the historical development, implementation, and application of international law in Asia.

Each jurisdiction included in the Encyclopedia follows a standard structure for the broadest comparative advantage:

- Country Snapshot: Date of Independence, Date of Admission to the United Nations, Geographical Size, Population, Demographic Information, Form of Government, System of Law
- State Report Overview: Executive summary of state report, Key highlights of unique state practice
- Headings:

THE STATE IN INTERNATIONAL LAW
History and Theoretical Approach of [The State] in International Law
Statehood & Sovereignty
Territory & Jurisdiction
Sovereign/State Immunity
State Responsibility
Relationship between International & Domestic Law

INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONS
Treaties
Diplomatic & Consular Relations
International & Regional Organisations
Individuals & Non-State Actors
International Relations & Cooperation
Settlement of Disputes

PARTICULAR INTERNATIONAL LAW SUBJECTS
International Economic Law
International Environmental Law
Law of the Sea
Air Law & Law of Outer Space
Human Rights
International Humanitarian Law
International Criminal Law
Use or Threat of Force
Jean-Baptiste Du Bos’ is one of the seminal works of modern aesthetics. Du Bos rejected the seventeenth-century view that works of art are assessed by reason. Instead, he believed, audience members have sentiments in response to artworks. Their sentiments are fainter versions of those they would feel in response to actually seeing what the work of art imitates. Du Bos was influenced by John Locke’s empiricism and, in turn, had a major impact on virtually every major eighteenth-century contributor to philosophy of art, including Voltaire, Montesquieu, Diderot, Rousseau, Herder, Lessing, Mendelssohn, Kames, Gerard, and Hume. This is the first modern, annotated and scholarly edition of the Critical Reflections in any language.
Band IV: Funktionswörter, Adverbien, Phraseologisches: eine Auswahl
The Wortatlas der arabischen Dialekte / Word Atlas of Arabic Dialects (WAD) intends to provide an unprecedented survey of the lexical richness and diversity of the Arabic dialects as spoken from Uzbekistan to Mauretania and Nigeria, from Malta to Sudan, and including the Ki-Nubi Creole as spoken in Uganda and Kenya. The multilingual word atlas consists of four volumes in total with some 500 onomasiological maps in full colour. Each map presents a topic or notion and its equivalents in Arabic as collected from the dialectological literature (dictionaries, grammars, text collections, ethnographic reports, etc.), from the editors’ own field work, from questionnaires filled out by native speakers or by experts for a certain dialect region, and also from the internet. Polyglot legends in German, English, French, Spanish, Italian accompany the maps to facilitate further access. Each map is followed by a commentary in German, providing more details about the sources and the individual forms, and discussing semantic and etymological issues. All quotations are in their original language. The maps mainly show lexical types, detailed and concrete forms are given in the commentaries. An introduction is provided in Volume 1 in both German and English. Indices of all lexemes in the atlas will be available for each volume. The first volume Band I: Mensch, Natur, Fauna und Flora / Volume 1: Mankind, Nature, Fauna and Flora contains subjects such as ‘family members’, ‘professions’, ‘human qualities’. The second volume, Band II: Materielle Kultur, deals with material culture (‘house’, ‘utensils’, ‘food’, ‘clothing’, ‘vehicles’, etc.). The third volume Band III: Verben, Adjektive, Zeit und Zahlen focuses on verbs, and adjectives. The forth volume Band IV: Funktionswörter und Phraseologisches will contain functionwords and some phraseological items. The atlas will be indispensable for everyone interested in the modern spoken Arabic language, as well as for dialectologists and for semanticists.
From Europe and America to the Middle East, North Africa and other non-European Jewish settlement areas, the Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture covers the recent history of the Jewish people from 1750 through the 1950s. Originally published in German as the Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur by J.B. Metzler Verlag (Stuttgart/Weimar) in 2011 the work includes approximately 800 entries that present the state of international research and reveal a complex portrait of Jewish life - illuminated by many maps and illustrations. Central themes convey information on topics such as autonomy, exile, emancipation, literature, liturgy, music, and science of Judaism. The encyclopedia provides knowledge in an overall context and offers academics and other interested readers new insights into Jewish history and culture. The work is an outstanding contribution to the understanding of Judaism and modernity.

The first volume of the English edition will appear in 2017 with subsequent volumes following in due course. The volumes may be purchased individually as they appear or as a set once all 7 are available. Both the German and the English editions will also be available online.
The Encyclopaedia of Islam: An Anthology in Arabic Translation (4 vols)
تمثّل هذه المختارات أول ظهور لدائرة المعارف الإسلامية باللغة العربية. ودائرة المعارف الإسلامية من أهمّ الأعمال الموسوعيّة وأرسخها قدما في كافة مجالات الدراسات الإسلامية في جميع أنحاء العالم، وهي عصارة جهود جبّارة، تواصلت أكثر من مائة عام؛ شارك فيها أساطين الدراسات الإسلاميّة والمشرقيّة من جميع أنحاء العالم. ترجم معهد تونس للترجمة هذه المختارات إلى اللغة العربيّة حتّى ترفد النسخ الأمّ باللغات الإنجليزيّة والفرنسيّة والألمانيّة. تضمّ ما يزيد عن مائتي مقال رئيسيّ في مواضيع من الحضارة الإسلاميّة، بجميع مقوّماتها التاريخيّة والثقافيّة والدينيّة، ثلثاها تمّ اصطفاؤهما من الإصدار الثاني لدائرة المعارف الإسلاميّة، وثلثها الآخر من الإصدار الثالث. وجميعها مقالات علمية محكّمة، وفّرت، لثلاثة أجيال متتالية أو أربعة، أداة للدارسين الأكاديميين ولبراعم الباحثين وكانت لهم بمثابة مدرسة حاضنة في البحث، تميّزت بصرامة المنهج وغزارة المعلومات ودقّتها وبالموضوعيّة والحياد. وهي خصال تجعل من دائرة المعارف الإسلاميّة سندا متينا للباحث الأكاديميّ في الحضارة الإسلاميّة، وروضة للقارئ الطلعة، ومعينا لا ينضب من النصوص الساندة للمعلّم والمتعلّم. تضمّ هذه الترجمة أربعة مجلّدات، وهي ثمرة تعاون بين مؤسّسة بريل الملكيّة للنشر ومعهد تونس للترجمة.


Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif al-Islāmiyya: Mukhtārāt is the first official translation of the Encyclopaedia of Islam in Arabic. The Encyclopaedia of Islam is the globally respected and preeminent reference work in the field of Islamic Studies. It is the result of an academic enterprise that has been ongoing for over a century now. It brings together the efforts of the most important scholars in the field of Islamic Studies from all over the world. This version forms a welcome addition to the earlier versions of this important work in English, French, and German.
This anthology contains more than two hundred scholarly articles on a variety of topics connected Islam and Muslims, including religious, historical, and cultural matters. Two-thirds of the articles in this anthology originate from the Second Edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam, one third stems from the Third Edition. It is a valuable tool for academic researchers and general readers alike. The articles can also be used as high quality teaching material.
This translation is the result of a collaboration between Brill and the Tunis Institute for Translation, and is published in four volumes.