• Archaeological Studies Leiden University

    Archaeological Studies Leiden University (ASLU) is a series of the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University since 1998. The series’ aim is to publish Research and PhD theses of Archaeology and covers the international research fields of European Prehistory, Classical-, Near Eastern-, Indian American- and Science-based Archaeology.

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  • Colonial and Global History through Dutch Sources

    The series Colonial and Global History through Dutch Sources stimulates historical research on the basis of Dutch archival and primary sources. These sources are imperative for understanding Dutch overseas history from the time of the earliest explorations to the latest phase of decolonization. At the same time, Dutch sources provide a fascinating contemporary window on the regional histories of Africa, the Americas and Asia and the various ways in which these areas were linked through global networks of migration, trade and empire. Hence the series effectively combines the use of Dutch sources with materials of other European powers and/or that of their local African, American and Asian counterparts. The result is a peer-refereed series of dissertations, monographs, edited volumes and edited translations of key texts that not only builds on the rich Dutch colonial archive but also integrates the Dutch case into a much wider global framework of comparisons and connections.

    Jos Gommans (Leiden University)

    Cátia Antunes (Leiden University)
    Lennart Bes (Leiden University)
    Jan-Bart Gewald (Leiden University)
    Michiel van Groesen (Leiden University)
    Gert Oostindie (KITLV: Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies)

    Advisory Board
    Tonio Andrade (Emory University)
    Gita Dharampal-Frick (Heidelberg University)
    Chris Ebert (Brooklyn College, New York)
    Jorge Flores (European University Institute, Florence)
    Anne McGinness (John Carroll University)
    Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (IISG: International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam)
    Marcus Vink (State University of New York at Fredonia)

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  • Critical, Connected Histories

    The series Critical, Connected Histories seeks to explore unfamiliar social, cultural, and political issues that connect people of Asia, the Middle-East, Africa, America and Europe in the modern age. Current trends in historiography explore transnational flows and networks, with their themes of circulation and connection receiving a welcome appeal.

    This series challenges legal and imagined boundaries while examining the durability of their structures of power. In addition, the series cautions against the potential universalisation of histories, and situates queries within different vantage points.

    Multi-disciplinary in their approach, the books in this series draw from sources in multiple languages and media. They seek to expand our understanding and historical knowledge of events, processes, and movements. In denaturalising the practices of historical writing, this series offers a forum for scholarship that is both theorised and empirically rich, and one that in particular addresses the violence and inequality of the modern ages as well as its promises.

    Series Editors
    Nira Wickramasinghe, Leiden University
    Tsolin Nalbantian, Leiden University

    Editorial Board
    Fred Cooper, New York University
    Engseng Ho, Duke University
    Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, Northeastern University and American University of Beirut
    Susan Pennybacker, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Bhavani Raman, Toronto University
    Willem van Schendel, University of Amsterdam

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  • Debates on Islam and Society

    At present important debates about Islam and society take place both in the West and in the Muslim world itself. Academics have considerable expertise on many of the key issues in these debates, which they would like to make available to a larger audience. In its turn, current scholarly research on Islam and Muslim societies is to a certain extent influenced by debates in society. Leiden University has a long tradition in the study of Islam and Muslim societies, past and present, both from a philological and historical perspective and from a social science approach. Its scholars work in an international context, maintaining close ties with colleagues worldwide. The peer reviewed LUCIS series aims at disseminating knowledge on Islam and Muslim societies produced by scholars working at or invited by Leiden University as a contribution to contemporary debates in society.

    Series editors

    Léon Buskens
    Nathal Dessing

    Editorial board

    Maurits Berger
    Nikolaos van Dam
    Baudouin Dupret (Rabat)
    Marie-Claire Foblets (Leuven)
    Nico Kaptein
    Jan Michiel Otto
    Amalia Zomeño (Madrid)

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  • Global Connections: Routes and Roots

    Global Connections: Routes and Roots seeks to explore histories that challenge existing demarcations between and within local, regional, and interregional arenas. The series encompasses single-site and vernacular histories as much as studies of long-distance connection.

    This series seeks to bridge early modern and modern history. By taking a wide timeframe of c. 1200 to the present, we embrace the many and shifting nodal points, key regions, modes of transportation and other forms of connectivity that together form the “routes” and “roots” of global history. This includes the making and unmaking of power in different manifestations, as well as the intellectual genealogies and trajectories of the ideas that did so.

    Series Editors
    Carolien Stolte, Leiden University
    Mariana de Campos Francozo, Leiden University

    Editorial Board
    Ananya Chakravarti, Georgetown University
    Scott Levi, The Ohio State University
    Su Lin Lewis, Bristol University
    Gerard McCann, University of York
    Prasannan Parthasarathi, Boston College
    Alessandro Stanziani, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
    Heidi Tworek, University of British Columbia

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  • Iranian Studies Series

    The Iranian Studies Series publishes high-quality scholarship on various aspects of Iranian civilization, covering both contemporary and classical cultures of the Persian cultural area. The contemporary Persian-speaking area includes Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Central Asia, while classical societies using Persian as a literary and cultural language were located in Anatolia, Caucasus, Central Asia and the Indo-Pakistani subcontinent. The objective of the series is to foster studies of the literary, historical, religious and linguistic products in Iranian languages. In addition to research monographs and reference works, the series publishes English-Persian critical text-editions of important texts. The series intends to publish resources and original research and make them accessible to a wide audience.

    Chief Editor
    A.A. Seyed-Gohrab (Utrecht University)

    Advisory Board
    A. Adib-Moghaddam (SOAS)
    F. de Blois (University of London, SOAS)
    D.P. Brookshaw (Oxford University)
    J.T.P. de Bruijn (Leiden University)
    N. Chalisova (Russian State University of Moscow)
    J.T.L. Cheung (Institut national des langues et civilisations oreintales)
    D. Davis (Ohio State University)
    M.M. Khorrami (New York University)
    A.R. Korangy Isfahani (Societas Philologica Persica)
    J. Landau (Harvard University)
    F.D. Lewis (University of Chicago)
    L. Lewisohn (University of Exeter)
    B. Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari (University of Teheran)
    S. McGlinn (unaffiliated)
    Ch. Melville (University of Cambridge)
    F. Melville (University of Cambridge)
    D. Meneghini (University of Venice)
    N. Pourjavady (University of Tehran)
    Ch. van Ruymbeke (University of Cambridge)
    A. Sedighi (Portland State University)
    S. Sharma (Boston University)
    K. Talattof (University of Arizona)
    Z. Vesel (CNRS, Paris)
    M.J. Yahaghi (Ferdowsi University of Mashhad)
    R. Zipoli (University of Venice)

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  • Law, Governance, and Development

    The Leiden University Press series on Law, Governance, and Development brings together an interdisciplinary body of work about the formation and functioning of legal systems in developing countries, and about interventions to strengthen them. The series aims to engage academics, policy makers and practitioners at the national and international level, thus attempting to stimulate legal reform for good governance and development.

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  • Media / Art / Politics

    The series in Media / Art / Politics stimulates cutting-edge research in the fields of media, arts, and politics, focusing on transformations in technology, cultural expressions, and political processes, and their intertwinement, in our everyday, increasingly media-saturated, and globalized world. We welcome publications that address the myriad ways in which media-technological developments frame, shape and transform our (current) socio-cultural and political order, and give rise to new political ecologies, identities and communities, as well as to novel forms of cultural expression and communication. We seek to publish research that is case-based and theory driven. However diverse the cases addressed, the studies in this series converge in that they all take a specific set of cultural phenomena as a focal point to broach the larger socio-cultural and political issues from perspective of a critical (media) theory in development. Art probes the implications of such changes, offering an excellent starting point for critical reflections that seek to untangle the pivotal role of media in our world today.

    Series editors
    Pepita Hesselberth (Centre for the Arts in Society, Leiden University)
    Yasco Horsman (Centre for the Arts in Society, Leiden University)

    Editorial Board
    Herschel Farbman (French and Comparative Literature, School of Humanities, UC Irvine)
    Cissie Fu (Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver)
    David Gaultier (Netherlands School of Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam)
    Frederik Tygstrup (Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen)
    Pasi Väliaho (Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo)
    Kristin Veel (Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen)

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  • Rhetoric in Society

    Rhetoric in Society presents and discusses different approaches to rhetoric and its applications, from historical, traditional use to new rhetoric and rhetorical criticism in contemporary society. Rhetoric in Society is an initiative of scholars from several European universities.

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  • Studies in Human Evolution

    Studies in Human Evolution is a series of the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University and The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig. The series’ aim is to publish research and PhD thesis in the field of human origin studies.

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  • Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Book Culture

    This series presents studies related to medieval manuscripts and early printed books. The scope is broad and includes the production and use of these books, their readers, and their physical appearance. An emphasis of the series is to discuss material features of the objects and to do so in relationship to the cultural-intellectual context of the period.

    “It is a series to be warmly welcomed” – Jane Roberts, University of London (SHARP News, Vol. 24, NO.2)

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