Choice Awards Six Brill Publications as “Outstanding Academic Titles” in 2020

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Brill is proud to announce that six Brill publications have made Choice magazine’s 2020 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Selected by Choice review editors, the awarded titles are representative of Brill’s rich publishing program.

This year’s Outstanding Academic Title list includes 531 books and digital resources chosen by the Choice editorial staff from among the over 3,500 titles reviewed by Choice during the past year. The awarded titles have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as an important— often the first—treatment of their subject. For more information about their selection criteria, please visit the Choice website.

Our sincere congratulations to the authors and editors of Brill’s winning titles, of which the introductions are freely accessible:

A Companion to Medieval Ethiopia and Eritrea
Edited by Samantha Kelly

Brill's Companion to Sieges in the Ancient Mediterranean
Edited by Jeremy Armstrong and Matthew Trundle

Hellenistic Astronomy. The Science in Its Contexts
Edited by Alan C. Bowen and Francesca Rochberg

Muslims at the Margins of Europe. Finland, Greece, Ireland and Portugal
Edited by Tuomas Martikainen, José Mapril, and Adil Hussain Khan

Negotiating Space in Latin America
Edited by Patricia Vilches

Guy Debord, the Situationist International, and the Revolutionary Spirit
James Trier

Choice is an important resource for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and online resources of interest to those in higher education. Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). More information about Choice.

Our Choice Outstanding Academic Titles from 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
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