The Great ‘Umar Khayyam
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A Cape of Asia
Essays on European History
A Cape of Asia collects eighteen of Wesseling's finest essays on European History, clustered around three concerns: The Wider View, or the historical European perspective on globalization, migration and decolonization; Europe's Identity, reflecting the shift from Eurocentrism to Americanization and Europe's acceptance of Japan, China and India as new key players in the global economy; and European Ideas about Education, Science, and Art. The third section includes the articles 'Johan Huizinga and the Spirit of the Nineteen Thirties' and 'The Expansion of Europe and the Development of Science and Technology'.
Cities Full of Symbols
A Theory of Urban Space and Culture
Peter J.M. Nas
Cities are full of symbols that bear the meanings that together constitute urban culture. These interdisciplinary case studies, from Jogjakarta to Leiden and from Buenos Aires to New York, employ urban symbolism theory and a focus on such symbols as the city's layout, statues, street names and popular culture.
Ciudad y escritura
Imaginario de la ciudad latinoamericana a las puertas des siglo XXI
Recht, vrijheid en verantwoordelijkheid: Een selectie uit de 26 november-redes aan de Universiteit Leiden 1940 – 2010
Kees Schuyt, Ineke Sluiter
Herhaling in culturen wereldwijd
Sjef Houppermans, Jef Jacobs, Remke Kruk
De ambtenaar in het openbaar bestuur
De inhoudelijke en juridische herpositionering van ambtenaren vanuit internationaal-vergelijkend perspectief
Frits M. van der Meer, Caspar F. van den Berg, Gerrit S.A. Dijkstra
De Redelijkheid van de Klassieke Retorica
De bijdrage van klassieke retorici aan de argumentatietheorie
Het functioneren van de Nederlandse democratie
Rudy Andeweg, Jacques Thomassen
In Democratie doorgelicht, political and social scientists from Dutch universities combine their knowledge and research results to measure the Dutch political establishment by their democratic yardstick.
Guts and Brains
An Integrative Approach to the Hominin Record
Why do we have such large and energy-demanding brains?
Hermeneutics and the Humanities / Hermeneutik und die Geisteswissenschaften
Dialogues with Hans-Georg Gadamer / Im Dialog mit Hans-Georg Gadamer
Herman Paul, Madeleine Kasten, Rico Sneller
Kakiemon Porcelain: A Handbook celebrates the breathtaking beauty of the ceramic masterpieces of seventeenth-century Japan. It is the first English-language monograph on Kakiemon porcelain, a high point in the history of ceramics and a major influence on European porcelain manufacture.
Knowledge in Ferment
Dilemmas in Science, Scholarship and Society
Adriaan in ‘t Groen
Kunst werken en kijken
Caroline van Eck, Stijn Bussels
Throughout the ages, and all over the world people have treated works of art as if they were living beings. This has until recently been dismissed as idolatry or fetishism.
De kracht van Nieuw-Zeelands eerste bewoners
Fanny Wonu Veys
Nederland in Turkije, Turkije in Nederland
400 jaar vriendschap
Newton and the Netherlands
How Isaac Newton was Fashioned in the Dutch Republic
E. Jorink, A. Maas
The Dutch Republic proved to be extremely receptive to the groundbreaking ideas of Isaac Newton (1643-1727). Dutch scholars such as Willem Jacob 's Gravesande and Petrus van Musschenbroek played a crucial role in the dissemination of Newton's work, not only in the Netherlands and also in the rest of Europe.
Reggae & Ratelslangen
Ratio en emotie van baanbrekende Leidse wetenschappers
Ruby in the Dust
Poetry and History of the Padmâvat by the South-Asian Sufi Poet Muhammad Jâyasî
Thomas de Bruijn
The Padmavat (1540 CE) by the South Asian Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi is a classic of pre-modern Indian literature. It relates how the Rajput king Ratansen of Chitor finds and marries the beautiful princess Padmavati, and how the sultan Alauddin Khilji, on hearing of her beauty, besieges Chitor in a fruitless attempt to capture her.
Ship's Surgeons of the Dutch East India Company
Commerce and the Progress of Medicine in the Eighteenth Century
A powerful account of the working lives of surgeons in the service of the Dutch East India Company, offering graphic insights into their training and practice on board the Company's ships, against the backdrop of the general healthcare standards of the period
Stemmen op berkenbast
Berichten uit middeleeuws Rusland: dagelijks leven en communicatie
Technology, Trust, and Religion
Roles of Religions in Controversies on Ecology and the Modification of Life
Willem, B. Drees
Sixteen international scholars conduct a thorough examination of the controversial role of religion in contemporary society.
The Bastion of Liberty
Leiden University Today and Yesterday
Willem Otterspeer on the history of the Leiden University, a 'bastion of liberty'. Key to understanding the university as an institution.
The Conflict of the Faculties
Perspectives on Artistic Research and Academia
The Study of Religion and the Training of Muslim Clergy in Europe
Academic and Religious Freedom in the 21st Century
Willem, B. Drees, Pieter Sjoerd Koningsveld
The first ever study of the education of Muslim clergy in Europe, also exploring broader issues of religious and academic freedom
Violets between Cherry Blossoms
The Diffusion of Classical Motifs to the East: Traces in Japanese Art. Fiction, Conjectures, Facts
Violets between Cherry Blossoms is a unique comparative overview of motifs and images from Greece to Japan, exploring cultural flows into the Mediterranean and the Black Sea from the earliest days, Alexander the Great, Greek culture in the Roman Empire, the Silk Road and the spread of Buddhism to China and Japan.
Gerjan van Schaaik, Mehmet Emin Yildirim