knowledge of antiquity
This book series is devoted to new insights into the ancient world from its temporal, spatial, social, linguistic, and cultural aspects. Over the years knowledge of antiquity has much improved thanks to new archaeological discoveries and the development of new methods to evaluate old data, such as the application of new statistical methodologies to the study of the spread of human activities, languages, and artefacts in prehistorical times. Nonetheless, these studies to a large extent remain confined to separate journals of science and specialist conferences, and lack sufficient interaction among scholars working across different disciplines. Currently there is no book series- apart from encyclopedias, which have different aims and methods from monograph studies- with a scope that deals with all this knowledge.
Brill press, the Netherlands
Brill was founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, to serve as the publisher of the University of Leiden, already one of the world's leading academic centers. Since its foundation, the publisher has focused on the humanities and social sciences, with particular emphasis on languages and linguistics. Today Brill retains its place as a leading international academic publisher in the humanities and social sciences, with offices in Singapore, Germany, China, and the USA, in addition to the world headquarters in the Netherlands. Currently, Brill publishes about 300 journals and 1,200 new books and reference works each year. Brill is an independent, publicly traded company.