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<p>Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. The company’s head office is in Leiden (The Netherlands), with a branch office in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). </p> <p>Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences. Brill also boasts an extensive catalog of online resources and primary source collections.</p>

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  • "After thirty Falls"
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: January 2007
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    • Prefaced by an account of the early days of Berryman studies by bibliographer and scholar Richard J. Kelly, “<I>After thirty Falls</I>” is the first collection of essays to be published on the American poet John Berryman (1914-1972) in over a decade. The book seeks to provoke new interest in this important figure with a group of original essays and appraisals by scholars from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and the United States. Exploring such areas as the poet’s engagements with Shakespeare and the American sonnet tradition, his use of the Trickster figure and the idea of performance in his poetics, it expands the interpretive framework by which Berryman may be evaluated and studied, and it will be of interest to students of modern American poetry at all levels. What makes the collection particularly valuable is its inclusion of previously unpublished material – including a translation of a poem by Catullus and excerpts from the poet’s detailed notes on the life of Christ – thereby providing new contexts for future assessments of Berryman’s contribution to the development of poetry, poetics, and the relationship between scholarship and other forms of writing in the twentieth century.
  • "And Scripture Cannot Be Broken"
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: June 1999
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    • An examination of early Christian testimonia collections - authoritative written collections of scriptural excerpts used to support Christian beliefs. The work traces this remarkably unified tradition through the fourth century, arguing that written testimonia are used already in the New Testament.
  • "Be Sober and Reasonable"
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: September 2000
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    • This book analyses the theological, medical and scientific critique of “enthusiasm” — claims to direct divine inspiration — in early modern Europe, and the contribution of that critique to a more secular culture on the eve of the Enlightenment.
  • "For My Worthy Freind Mr Franciscus Junius"
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: December 2003
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    • This annotated edition of the correspondence of Francis Junius (1591–1677) offers insight into the life and studies of the father of modern art theory and comparative Germanic philology in the context of his Dutch and English circles.
  • "From a Sacred Source"
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: September 2010
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    • These papers on the medieval manuscripts of the Cairo Genizah are in honour of Stefan Reif, Professor of Medieval Hebrew at Cambridge University, on the occasion of his retirement after thirty-three years as director of the Genizah Research Unit.
  • "Genizat Germania" - Hebrew and Aramaic Binding Fragments from Germany in Context
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: March 2010
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    • This volume presents the discovery of several hundred new Hebrew and Aramaic manuscript fragments in Germany. It is a collection of conference papers that discuss the historical, paleographical, and cultural significance of these fragments. It is the first in a series of studies of similar findings in Europe.
  • "Kingdom-Minded" People
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: September 2011
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    • This book explores how Christian identity motivated early twentieth century Chinese business Christians toward economic, social and religious contributions in China and beyond. Parallels are also revealed today, particularly through the influence of Pentecostal, charismatic and evangelical training.
  • "Nach der Mauer der Abgrund"?
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: January 2013
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    • Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes unterziehen eingeführte Diskurs- und Argumentationslinien der Forschung zur DDR-Literatur einer kritischen Relektüre. Im zeitlichen Anstand von nun bald einem Vierteljahrhundert zum Fall der Mauer richten sie noch einmal den Blick auf Formierungen normativen Handelns im Umgang mit Literatur und damit den Voraussetzungen von Wertungen innerhalb der Literaturgeschichtsschreibung, ihren Bedingungen, Ausprägungen, Konzepten und ihrem Wandel. Zugleich damit stellen sie Fragen der Gattungsentwicklung und Beobachtungen zu diskursiven Leitvorstellungen, ästhetischen und politischen Kontexten der frühen SBZ/DDR-Zeit zur Diskussion. Einen dritten Schwerpunkt der Auseinandersetzung bilden darüber hinaus die späte DDR-Literatur und die Literatur um die Wende herum mit ihren literarischen Inszenierungen von Traumata, (Ab-)Brüchen und Neuanfängen. Den Abschluss bilden drei Fallstudien zu Franz Fühmanns fragmentarischem Prosatext <I>Im Berg </I>und Uwe Tellkamps Roman <I>Der Turm</I>.
  • "The Great Ocean of Knowledge"
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: January 2010
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    • This book explores the way in which, working within the investigative tradition associated with the Royal Society, the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) used travellers' reports to develop a form of comparative social anthropology which was to inform his major philosophical works.
  • "The Oldest One in Russia"
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: May 2011
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    • Contributing, for instance, to the fields of nationality and borderland studies, this book offers a fascinating study of the process of “writing a worthy past” for the Russian Orthodox monastery of Valaam during the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • "The Tragic Couple"
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: November 2013
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    • The Tragic Couple is the first book length examination of the historical encounters between Jesuits and Jews from the modern period through the twentieth century where a special focus is placed on events leading to the Holocaust.
  • "The" Fifth Modality
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: August 2008
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    • This book introduces a theoretical perspective for distinguishing all mass societies’ persons, situations, and cultures in accordance with four modalities (e.g., ability for most U.S. citizens, necessity for most Scandinavians, obligation for most Japanese, and permission for most Arabs)
  • "Verwisch die Spuren!": Bertolt Brecht’s Work and Legacy
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: January 2008
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    • This volume presents a cross-section of current Brecht studies, reflecting a variety of approaches and perspectives ranging from detailed exegesis of particular texts to cultural criticism in the broadest sense. It provides analyses of Brecht's work and investigates his pervasive influence in 20th century literature. The studies collected here cover the whole of Brecht’s career, from the early one-acter <I>Kleinbürgerhochzeit</I> of 1919 to the <I>Sinn und Form</I> years immediately preceding his death, as well as his use of tradition and his legacy. By way of redressing a tendency in Brecht reception to regard him mainly as a dramatist, the volume covers novels, poetry, film, photography, journalism and theory as well as plays.
  • "Wenn sie das Wort Ich gebraucht"
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: January 2013
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    • This volume of original essays celebrates Barbara Becker-Cantarino, whose prolific publications on German literary culture from 1600 to the twentieth century are major milestones in the field of German cultural studies. The range of topics in the collection reflects the breadth of Becker-Cantarino’s scholarship. Examining literature from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the contributors explore the intersections of gender, race, and genre, history and gender, and gender and violence. They provide fresh readings of the works of known and lesser-known writers, including Cyriacus Spangenberg, Maria Anna Sager, Luise Gottsched, Heinrich von Kleist, Frank Wedekind, Christa Wolf, Helga Schütz, Terézia Mora, and Martina Hefter. Their discussions explore the possibilities and limitations of theoretical discourses on travel literature, deconstruction, and gender and suggest new avenues of investigation.
  • "Without Any Doubt"
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: June 2011
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    • This book collects eight articles on the thought and method of Gersonides (Provence, 1288-1344). They deal with: his methods of inquiry and composition; his use of introductions; his method in the supercommentaries on Averroes; and his methods of biblical exegesis.
  • <i>A Letter on the Principles of Justness and Decency, Containing a Defence of the Treatise</i> De Cive <i>of the Learned Mr Hobbes</i>
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: January 2013
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    • <i>The Letter on the Principles of Justness and Decency</i> (1651) by Lambert van Velthuysen deduces the nature of virtue and vice and the right to punish crimes from the Hobbesian principle of self-preservation.
  • Open Access <i>Adat Atjèh</i>
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: January 1958
  • <i>Akrasia</i> in Greek Philosophy
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: April 2007
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    • The 13 contributions of this collective offer new and challenging ways of reading well-known and more neglected texts on akrasia (lack of control, or weakness of will) in Greek philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Plotinus).
  • <i>Aposynagōgos</i> and the Historical Jesus in John
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: September 2013
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    • In <i>Aposynagōgos and the Historical Jesus in John</i>, Bernier argues that the Johannine expulsion passages could plausibly describe events that occurred during Jesus' lifetime.
  • <i>Aurora</i> (<i>Morgen Röte im auffgang</i>, 1612) and <i>Fundamental Report</i> (<i>Gründlicher Bericht, Mysterium Pansophicum</i>, 1620)</i>
    • Type: E-Book
    • Publication Date: November 2013
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    • Jacob Boehme’s beautiful and influential Aurora (1612) with an English translation opposite its source. Commentary on themes and concepts sheds light on the work and its impact on poetry, philosophy, and mystical religion. The volume includes Boehme's Fundamental Report (1620).

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