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Brill Research Perspectives in Ancient History (RPAH) is a peer-reviewed journal presenting review articles with commentary on the current state of the field of Ancient History. Articles draw on the latest interdisciplinary research in historical, cultural, political, social, and theoretical analysis to provide useful, up-to-date review and commentary for scholars, teachers, and students. Focused on Ancient History, the RPAH has a broad scope in geographic and chronological terms encompassing the Greco-Roman world, including the Mediterranean basin and Europe, from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity.

Demanding the highest standard for submissions of its articles, RPAH provides cutting-edge scholarly surveys of each topic presented and international scholars from diverse fields will contribute solicited articles long enough to provide comprehensive treatment on an array of topics within their expertise. Published in print and on-line, issues will be updated periodically by authors to revitalize their commentary and analysis and to ensure currency of citations.

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The interdisciplinary English language journal Art and Law aims to gather outstanding contributions to the fascinating debate at the intersection of art and law. The focus of the journal involves all the aspects (philosophical, juridical, sociological, technological and cultural) characterizing the relationship between art and law. Each issue will be intended as a monographic volume devoted to a specific topic.


As from 2018 the journal is published in 4 issues a year.

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Brill Research Perspectives in Biblical Interpretation will provide a critical yet accessible analysis by an invited scholar of a field of study that has become or is becoming important for interpreting the Bible. This analysis, ranging from 50 to 100 pages, will not only present an up-to-date picture of the field of study in separation from biblical studies, but also how this field of study has been or can be engaged in biblical interpretation. Whether one is seeking to keep up with the rapid pace of development or exploring a field of study for the first time, this journal will be an invaluable resource for anyone who is interested in interdisciplinary biblical interpretation.

Fields of study that the journal will cover includes, but are not limited to, the following:

Anthropological studies
Affect studies
Animal studies
Classical studies
Contextual studies
Cultural studies
Diasporic studies
Ecological studies
Feminist studies
Genocide studies
Global studies
Historical studies
Identity studies
Ideological studies
Legal studies
Linguistic studies
Literary studies
Marxist studies
Masculinity studies
Migration studies
Philosophical studies
Postcolonial studies/Empire critical studies
Postmodern studies
Poststructuralist studies
Psychological/psychoanalytical studies
Queer studies
Racial/Ethnic studies
Reception studies
Religious studies / Critical Studies of Religion
Rhetorical studies
Semiotic studies
Sociological studies
Spatial studies
Theological studies
Translation studies
Visual art studies

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Brill Research Perspectives in Classical Poetry (RPCP) is a peer-reviewed journal presenting review articles with commentary on the current state of the field of Classical Poetry. Articles provide synthetic reviews of Classical Poetry that reflect the latest research in the field. They cover periods, genres and authors from Homer through Late Antiquity. Authors combine historical, formal, and theoretical analysis, and they present extensive bibliographies of relevant scholarship. In containing both broad overviews of subject areas and detailed advanced criticism, articles are designed to be useful to scholars, teachers, and students alike.

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Brill Research Perspectives in Comparative Discrimination Law addresses discrimination issues both horizontally (discrimination law as an overarching framework) as well as vertically (specific topics within discrimination law – for example, age, sex, race, and disability – at national, regional, and international levels). Theoretical approaches as well as more pragmatic approaches, such as active measures, are also examined. Each quarterly issue comprises a single short monograph of 50-100 pages presenting state-of-the-art research and analysis of a selected subject.
Brill Research Perspectives in Comparative Discrimination Law’s primary readership includes scholars, educators, students, policy decision makers, practitioners, and non-governmental organizations active in the field of discrimination law. The objective of the journal is to create a global approach to these issues, with the endeavor of publishing contributions by authors from around the world.

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Brill Research Perspectives in Critical Theory offers a comprehensive reference resource for scholars and students working in the areas of philosophy, critical theory, aesthetics, cultural and literary theory, political and social theory. The journal provides in-depth scholarly articles on the main issues and figures in critical theory understood in its broadest terms. This includes the long historical legacy of critique from Rousseau, Kant, the Romantics, Hegel and Marx, through to Western Marxism and the Frankfurt School, as well as contemporary French Critical Theory, Feminist and Critical Race Theory.

The articles within the journal also examine important intersections between critical and political theory, aesthetics, cultural and literary theory. The resource covers and explains the most central terms and approaches to critical theory as well as important intellectual movements and influences. Each issue is fully peer-reviewed and referenced and provides the most up-to-date research in the area. The Brill Research Perspectives in Critical Theory is an invaluable resource for scholars wishing to draw on the latest research, as well as a dynamic resource for teaching and for students working in critical theories and related fields.

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Brill Research Perspectives in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy provides an open forum for reference publication, critical analysis, and cutting-edge research on contemporary issues of diplomacy and foreign policy. By emphasizing theory-practice integration, multidisciplinarity, and accessibility of content, the journal positions itself at the center of conceptual debates that frame the theory, practice, and transformation of 21st-century diplomatic relations. Published in four issues per year, the journal promotes creative, problem-solving approaches for the management of peaceful change in transnational affairs as a contribution to global governance.

Each issue includes a focused monograph of between approximately 30,000-40,000 words (70-100 pages) presenting the state of the art in a specific diplomatic area in close combination with critical analysis, research, and policy implications.

Brill Research Perspectives in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy’s primary readership includes diplomatic scholars, international relations analysts, graduate and undergraduate students of international affairs, foreign policy decision makers, international NGOs, practitioners, and educators in diplomatic academies.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Jason Prevost. Please direct all other correspondence to Assistant Editor Debbie de Wit.

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Taking a national, comparative, or international perspective, Brill Research Perspectives in Family Law in a Global Society publishes long review articles addressing specific issues found in case law and statutory law that have an impact on the formation, maintenance, and termination of family relationships. At a time when family law has undergone a major transformation in most of the countries in the world, this publication fulfills the function of providing academics, practitioners, and policy-makers worldwide with information regarding the changes that have occurred and the approaches being taken in specific countries toward particular family law doctrines.

As more and more individuals move from one country to the next either by choice or by necessity and form new family relationships with persons from other countries and cultures, there is a need for an understanding of the possible conflicts in family law that will govern their new relationships. This publication meets that need.

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Editors-in-Chief: Vincenzo Cicchelli and Sylvie Octobre
Taking a global perspective, Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth (RPGY) addresses specific issues related to the impact of expanding interdependency of national societies on youth conditions. At a time when youth has undergone tremendous changes in most of the countries in the world (Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern), this publication provides academics, practitioners and policy makers worldwide with exhaustive analyses and syntheses regarding youth in a global context as well as the renewed approaches needed to assess these shifts.

Young people both are affected by and are the actors of the globalization of everyday life. Mobility (travel, migration, education), multicultural backgrounds, relations to educational and job markets, demands for leisure recognition, transformation of families and of childhood and youth, and the proliferation and development of youth cultures are among the changing factors that Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth investigates on macro, meso and micro levels.

Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth welcomes proposals coming from the wide range of the human and social sciences (to include sociology, anthropology, demography, economics, psychology, linguistics, political science, history, etc.).

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Jason Prevost. Please direct all other correspondence to Assistant Editor Debbie de Wit.

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Editors-in-Chief: Tony Saich and Edward A. Cunningham
This quarterly journal addresses a key gap in the academic literature related to China’s modern governance and public policy, providing timely and comprehensive review articles targeted to both specialist and non-specialist readers. Each edition will be dedicated to one article, of approximately 50 pages in length, which surveys the literature on a given topic and provides a framework for understanding the evolution of thought in this area of inquiry.

Topics will include key thematic areas of change and continuity in Chinese governance as well as the institutional perspectives critical to understand modern China. Topic areas will concern: inequality, social policy, financial policy, health policy, environmental policy, water and energy policy, civil society, the politics of urbanization, democracy, labor, human rights, and gender. Additionally, articles will address questions of ideology, the role of the NPC, the role of the Party, local politics at the village, county, and provincial levels, civil/military relations, and business/government relations.

The journal’s target audience will be a composite of both specialist and non-specialist readerships. Sinologists trained in a variety of disciplines, including political science, sociology, economics, public policy, and other areas will find utility in up-to-date review articles. As China’s rise in the global political, economic, and social spheres attracts increasing numbers of non-Sinologists eager to understand China’s domestic levers of decision-making and power, this journal will also provide an important introduction to current analysis. It is the hope of the editors to create an intellectual bridge between such populations, and between past and current state-of-the-art thinking on Chinese governance.

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