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Presenting the Past

Central Issues in Medieval and Early Modern Studies Across the Disciplines

Edited by Nancy van Deusen

Taking on big issues, in historical perspective, leading to their relevance and importance in the present, this series will offer a convening of interests across temporal, geographical, as well as disciplinary boundaries, showing how a given issue can be viewed from many points of view. In this series, medieval studies will be fully expanded to their relevance within major topics of interest today, showing also the uses of historical studies for purposes other than solely for specialized topical research within the historical disciplines. As such, the series will also be of use for teaching purposes, providing as well a link between scholarship, the university student, and the general reader.

The series published two volumes over the last 5 years.

Religion Past and Present

Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion

Hans Dieter Betz, Don Browning, Bernd Janowski and Eberhard Jüngel

Religion Past and Present (RPP) is a complete, updated English translation of the 4th edition of the definitive encyclopedia of religion worldwide. the peerless Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (RGG). Including the latest developments in research, Religion Past and Present encompasses a vast range of subjects connected with religion. This great resource, now at last available in English, continues the tradition of deep knowledge and authority relied upon by generations of scholars in religious, theological, and biblical studies. Religion Past and Present indisputably belongs to the small class of essential reference works.

Key Features
• RGG has been a standard reference work since the publication of the first edition in 1908.
• Strongly international, cross-cultural and ecumenical, written by over 3,000 authors from 88 countries
• Covers an unparalleled breadth of subject matter in theological and biblical studies
• Up-to-date research and bibliographies make it an indispensable resource for all levels of users
• Interdisciplinary articles cover a wide range of topics from history, archaeology, liturgy, law, bible, music, visual arts, politics, social sciences, natural sciences, ethics, and philosophy.
• The 4th edition of RGG, the basis of the RPP translation, includes hundreds of new entries on Eastern religions and other religious subjects. The editors of RPP have added a number of articles and revised others for a global English-speaking readership.
• Short definitions and cross-references enable quick and easy searching
• Over 15,000 entries and 8 million words
• 13 volumes and an index

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The series was completed in 2013.
Brill launched a handbook series, designed to present state-of-the-art reference volumes in the field of linguistics.

The series published one volume over the last 5 years.
The Editors of this series take 'Catholic Theology' to be theology that reflects on themes in systematic theology, moral theology and historical theology as these have presented or now present themselves in the Roman Catholic tradition. Moreover, Brill’s Studies in Catholic Theology includes studies that contribute to the theology of the one, holy, apostolic and Catholic Church as confessed in the Nicene Creed (as opposed to theologies of particular churches and traditions). Manuscripts published in the series will mainly be either studies on the history of Catholic theology that are relevant for the present time or constructive contributions to the articulation of Catholic theology for today. We aim at publishing high-quality academic monographs by established scholars, coherent volumes of essays and excellent PhD dissertations.

This is a new series with an average of 1,5 volumes per year.

Edited by Anthony Axon and Susan Hewitt

The book series Contemporary Archive of the Islamic World offers political and economic reports about the countries of the Islamic world from the mid-1970s until the present-day. Originally published in a yearbook format covering the entire Middle East each year, the present series offers the accumulated contributions per country for all available years. These country surveys were authored by knowledgeable insiders – academics, journalists, politicians, etc. – whose reports are both reliable and accessible. The series is an invaluable resource for researchers and is also suitable for classroom use.

Bernd Radtke

The series Basic Texts of Islamic Mysticism intends to publish important texts of Islamic mysticism both from the early and classical periods, as well as from more recent times. The texts will be presented in translation with scholarly commentaries.

Editor-in-Chief Giuseppe Veltri

Studies in Jewish History and Culture aims to present a wide spectrum of studies that cover Jewish history, society, and culture from antiquity to the present. The series seeks to highlight diversity within Judaism as well as the interaction between Jewish and non-Jewish civilizations. Encompassing all geographical areas and all periods in the history of Judaism, this series specializes in intellectual history, translations and translation process, folklore and daily life, and literature and literary theory.

The series published an average of 3,5 volumes per year over the last 5 years.
Brill’s Companions in Contemporary Philosophy is a leading series of handbooks providing graduate-level synthesis of debate and the state of scholarship on key authors and topics in Philosophy from the 19th century until the present period. Planned volumes include: Camus and Philosophy and Phenomenology & Psychology.
Brill’s Companions in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy is a leading series of handbooks providing graduate-level synthesis of debate and the state of scholarship on key authors and topics in Philosophy from the 19th century until the present period. Planned volumes include: German Romantic Philosophy, Humanist Political Thought in Italy, etc.

Edited by Luke Lavan

Contributions generally aim to present broad syntheses on topics relating to a specific theme, discussions of key issues, or try to provide summaries of relevant new fieldwork. The volumes address themes relating to the historical reconstruction of Mediterranean society, from the accession of Diocletian (AD 283) to approximately the middle of the 7th century.