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Ibn al-Amshāṭī’s al-Isfār ʿan ḥikam al-asfār
Critical Edition, Translation, and Commentary
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The fifteenth-century travel regimen entitled al-Isfār ʿan ḥikam al-asfār (‘The unveiling of the wisdoms of the books’) written by the Cairene jurist-physician Ibn al-Amshāṭī (d. 1496) is an interesting example of the postclassical medical literature. It includes, besides a travel regimen (written likely as a health guide for the pilgrimage to Mecca), a short pharmacopoeia of single and compound remedies deemed useful for the traveller.
The work was composed for Kamāl al-Dīn al-Bārizī (d. 1452), the head of the Mamluk Chancery. The Arabic edition, English translation, and commentary of this text are framed by a detailed introductory study of the Arabic-language tradition of travel regimens and various medico-pharmacological glossaries.
Author:
Today, the majority of the world's Christian population lives in the Global South. Knowledge of their history is therefore indispensable. This textbook offers a compact and vivid overview of the history of Christianity in Asia, Africa and Latin America since 1450, focussing on diversity and interdependence, local actors and global effects. Maps, illustrations and numerous photos as well as continuous references to easily accessible source texts support the reader's own reading and its use in various forms of academic teaching.
The Asian Social Science Series was initiated by the editorial team of the Southeast Asian Journal of Social Science at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. Published under the joint imprints of the Times Academic Press, Singapore and Brill, Leiden, the Series publishes original material and revised editions of special issues of the Asian Journal of Social Science. The Series welcomes submissions from sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, economists, geographers, historians and cultural studies specialists working on any aspect of Asia. Its inter-disciplinary orientation serves to encompass a broad range of theoretical and substantive interests.

Forthcoming titles in the Asian Social Science Series include the following:

Critical Perspectives on Cities in Southeast Asia
Reconceptualising Southeast Asia
Reconceptualising Ethnicity in Singapore and Malaysia
Science, Technology and Society in the Asia-Pacific Region
Cartooning and Comic Art in Southeast Asia
Diaspora of Identity: The Sociology of Culture in Southeast Asia.
The Karen in Thailand and Burma
Eurasians in Singapore
Brill Companions Online is a suite of e-book collections comprising state-of-the art research companions in various subject fields within the humanities. 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.

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Brill's Companions to Asian Studies Online is an expanding e-book collection of specially commissioned research companions to various key aspects of Asian history, culture and religion. Almost all volumes are published in Brill’s prestigious series Handbook of Oriental Studies (HdO). Peer reviewed and written by experts, they 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.

“In the fast-paced world of the twenty-first century the impressive and expanding list of titles in Brill's Companions to Asian Studies Online answers the need for students and researchers to gain immediate access to high-quality academic work. Overviewing the current state of research on a range of topics while opening up pathways for future inquiry, this e-book collection represents an invaluable reference tool and a unique contribution to the field of Asian Studies.”
Barbara Watson Andaya, University of Hawai‘i
Leonard Y. Andaya, University of Hawai‘i
India Office Political and Secret Files and Confidential print
The files detail British colonial administration and intelligence gathering. They comprise a wide variety of papers received from the Government of India Foreign Department and other sources in India, and from the Foreign Office in London, together with India Office-generated minuting, comment and replies.

Strict rules of custody meant that the printed matter, held and consulted at other locations that the India Office, periodically had to be destroyed. The full runs of such print at the OIOC/Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections of the British Library constitute a range of documentation that is not equaled anywhere else.

Close to all items in the series were classified secret, confidential, restricted or for official use only.

The main themes that the files and printed matter provide documentation for are:
• The processes by which British governmental, diplomatic, military and administrative channels collected and organized information that was deployed in strengthening its position in the competition for influence and power in Asia and the Middle East;
• The general anti-communist, anti-nationalist character of evolving British policies, and;
• The organization of the collecting and aggregating of information from (native) operatives 'on the ground' to the highest levels of policy-crafting. Close to all items in the series were classified secret, confidential, restricted or for official use only.

This collection consists of thirteen different collections that are also available separately.
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History, Literature, and Society
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From a tradition of sojourning, Chinese overseas have established communities around the world that have contributed to the development of China as well as of the countries they have made their homes. There has also grown a new consciousness of identity following the emergence of China as a modern state and the expansion of a global economy. This series aims to study the people and institutions that shaped these identities and how these entities interact with other people, institutions, and communities. It seeks to bring together scholarly work that examines the spectrum of historical experiences, the writings that capture the quality of migrant lives, and the manifold responses to changing social environments.

This series is indexed in Scopus.
Culture, Diplomacy and Interactions
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The era of globalization has witnessed both increased activities across borders 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.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to the publisher at BRILL, Stephanie Carta and Masja Horn.

Please see our Guidelines for a Book Proposal. All submissions are subject to a double-anonymous peer review process prior to publication.
Brill’s Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section Two: South Asia series primarily comprises graduate-plus scholarly reference tools for the study of the history, cultures, religions, and languages of South Asia. The series welcomes handbooks on either specific topics or periods from c. 1750 BCE to approximately the year 1900. Reference handbooks on the modern period are taken into consideration as well, provided (treatment of the) subject will make a title first reference on the topic for years to come; both single author and edited volumes will be taken into consideration. Typical examples are encyclopaedic works, (history) survey works, atlases, (biographical) dictionaries, (reference) grammars, deemed indispensable for the study of the field. In principle the volumes in the series are in English.

This series is indexed in Scopus.