Brill on the Wire

Brill on the Wire

episodes

Interviews with Brill authors about their new books.

Tahera Qutbuddin, trans., "Nahj al-Balāghah: The Wisdom and Eloquence of ʿAlī" (Brill, 2024)

June 18, 2024

Nahj al-Balāghah: The Wisdom and Eloquence of ʿAlī

Tahera Qutbuddin, trans.
Hosted by SherAli Tareen

Nahj al-Balagha is among the most powerful, consequential, and linguistically brilliant masterpieces of Arabic and of Islamic thought and literature. …

Youngna Kim, "Korean Art Since 1945: Challenges and Changes" (Brill, 2024)

June 8, 2024

Korean Art Since 1945: Challenges and Changes

Youngna Kim
Hosted by Leslie Hickman

In this beautiful new book, Dr. Youngna Kim draws on her vast understanding of Korean art to provide an overview of the peninsula’s contemporary art s…

Joshua Paul Smith, "Luke Was Not a Christian: Reading the Third Gospel and Acts Within Judaism" (Brill, 2024)

June 8, 2024

Luke Was Not a Christian

Joshua Paul Smith
Hosted by Rob Heaton

One orthodoxy of critical biblical scholarship on the Third Gospel, attributed by later Christian tradition to a companion of Paul named Luke, holds t…

Arjen F. Bakker, "The Secret of Time: Reconfiguring Wisdom in the Dead Sea Scrolls" (Brill, 2023)

May 23, 2024

The Secret of Time

Arjen F. Bakker
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

Arjen F. Bakker's book The Secret of Time: Reconfiguring Wisdom in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Brill, 2023) contributes to the rethinking of the Dead Sea Sc…

Mirjam Rajner, "Fragile Images: Jews and Art in Yugoslavia, 1918-1945" (Brill, 2019)

May 22, 2024

Fragile Images

Mirjam Rajner
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

In Fragile Images: Jews and Art in Yugoslavia, 1918-1945 (Brill, 2019), Mirjam Rajner traces the lives and creativity of seven artists of Jewish origi…

Wally V. Cirafesi, "John Within Judaism: Religion, Ethnicity, and the Shaping of Jesus-Oriented Jewishness in the Fourth Gospel" (Brill, 2021)

May 21, 2024

John Within Judaism

Wally V. Cirafesi
Hosted by Michael Morales

While many have noted the general Jewishness of the Gospel of John, few have given it a seat at the ideologically crowded table of ancient Jewish pra…

Lauren Horn Griffin, "Fabricating Founders in Early Modern England: History, Rhetoric, and the Origins of Christianity" (Brill, 2023)

May 14, 2024

Fabricating Founders in Early Modern England

Lauren Horn Griffin
Hosted by Allison Isidore

Fabricating Founders in Early Modern England: History, Rhetoric, and the Origins of Christianity (Brill, 2023) argues that in order to understand nati…

Görkem Akgöz, "In the Shadow of War and Empire: Industrialisation, Nation-Building, and Working-Class Politics in Turkey" (Brill, 2023)

May 12, 2024

In the Shadow of War and Empire

Görkem Akgöz
Hosted by Caleb Zakarin

In the Shadow of War and Empire: Industrialisation, Nation-Building, and Working-Class Politics in Turkey (Brill, 2023) offers a site-specific history…

Y. Tzvi Langermann, "Before Maimonides: A New Philosophical Dialogue in Hebrew" (Brill, 2023)

May 11, 2024

Before Maimonides

Y. Tzvi Langermann
Hosted by Caleb Zakarin

All can agree that the achievement of Moses Maimonides (d. 1204) set the standard for subsequent works of "Jewish philosophy". But just what were the …

Ahmed M. Abozaid, "Undesired Revolution: The Arab Uprising in Egypt--A Three Level Analysis" (Brill, 2023)

April 20, 2024

Undesired Revolution

Ahmed M. Abozaid
Hosted by Ibrahim Fawzy

Ahmed M. Abozaid’s Undesired Revolution: The Arab Uprising in Egypt--A Three Level Analysis (Brill, 2023) introduces new non-Western perspectives on …

Gustavo Guzmán, "Attitudes of the Chilean Right toward Jews: From Acceptable Undesirables to Respected Businessmen" (Brill, 2022)

April 7, 2024

Attitudes of the Chilean Right toward Jews

Gustavo Guzmán
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

Gustavo Guzmán's Attitudes of the Chilean Right toward Jews: From Acceptable Undesirables to Respected Businessmen (Brill, 2022) is the first book in …

Robin Baker, "Hollow Men, Strange Women: Riddles, Codes, and Otherness in the Book of Judges" (Brill, 2016)

March 16, 2024

Hollow Men, Strange Women

Robin Baker
Hosted by Michael Morales

In Hollow Men, Strange Women: Riddles, Codes, and Otherness in the Book of Judges (Brill, 2016), Robin Baker provides a masterly reappraisal of Israel…

Legal Cultures in the Russian Empire

March 13, 2024

Legal Cultures in the Russian Empire

Nancy Kollmann and Paolo Sartori
Hosted by Erika Monahan

Law. How does the state form and use it? How do people use and shape it? How does law shape culture? How does the practice of law change over time in …

Bojan Aleksov, "Jewish Refugees in the Balkans, 1933-1945" (Brill, 2023)

February 24, 2024

Jewish Refugees in the Balkans, 1933-1945

Bojan Aleksov
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

The Balkans provided the escape route for tens of thousands of German Jews, and remained a place of refuge until the Nazis brutally shut it off with t…

Kyle Gervais et al., "Lucan and Flavian Epic" (Brill, 2023)

January 19, 2024

Lucan and Flavian Epic

Kyle Gervais, Randall Pogorzelski, and Sarah Graham-Shaughnessy

Roman imperial epic is enjoying a moment in the sun in the twenty-first century, as Lucan, Valerius Flaccus, Statius, and Silius Italicus have all bee…

Klaus Buchenau, "From Grand Estates to Grand Corruption: The Battle Over the Possessions of Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis in Interwar Yugoslavia" (Brill, 2023)

January 6, 2024

From Grand Estates to Grand Corruption

Klaus Buchenau
Hosted by Roland Clark

Today I talked to Klaus Buchenau about his new book From Grand Estates to Grand Corruption: The Battle Over the Possessions of Prince Albert of Thurn …

Jason Read, "The Politics of Transindividuality" (Brill/Haymarket Books, 2017)

December 31, 2023

The Politics of Transindividuality

Jason Read
Hosted by Stephen Dozeman

Many major political questions today revolve around questions of human nature; what sort of people we are and what sort of people we're capable of bei…

Nur Sobers-Khan et al., "Beyond Colonial Rupture: Print Culture and the Emergence of Muslim Modernity in Nineteenth-Century South Asia" (2023)

December 4, 2023

Beyond Colonial Rupture

Nur Sobers-Khan, Layli Uddin, and Priyanka Basu
Hosted by Ahmed Almaazmi

Scholarly discussions on Islam in print have focused predominantly on the role of Urdu in the development of North Indian Muslim publics (Dubrow, 2018…

Chet Van Duzer, "Frames That Speak: Cartouches on Early Modern Maps" (Brill, 2023)

October 29, 2023

Frames That Speak

Chet Van Duzer
Hosted by Caleb Zakarin

Frames That Speak: Cartouches on Early Modern Maps (Brill, 2023) is the first systematic exploration of cartographic cartouches, the decorated frames …

Jeremy Land, "Colonial Ports, Global Trade, and the Roots of the American Revolution (1700-1776)" (Brill, 2023)

October 18, 2023

Colonial Ports, Global Trade, and the Roots of the American Revolution (1700-1776)

Jeremy Land

Jeremy Land's book Colonial Ports, Global Trade, and the Roots of the American Revolution (1700-1776) (Brill, 2023) takes a long-run view of the globa…