Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient
Edited by Paolo Sartori Austrian Academy of Sciences
The Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (JESHO) contains studies extending our knowledge of the economic and social history of what was once labeled as the Orient: the Ancient Near East, the World of Islam, and South, Southeast, and East Asia. Apart from in-depth regional studies, the Journal stimulates comparisons and connections across these regions and across the various “mediterranean” world-economies of the Indian Ocean area at large. Chronologically, the journal extends over the period from ancient times until the beginning of the nineteenth century. However, the journal also encourages contributions that investigate longer-term historical developments that originate earlier but flow into the twentieth century and/or into the present. The journal seeks contributions by economic and social historians, historians of law and administration, philologists, geographers, anthropologists, archaeologists, theoretical sociologists, and other social scientists. In addition, it challenges scholars to (re)connect cultural and literary history, the history of ideas, mentalities and gender to economic and social history analysis. JESHO encourages source-oriented research that combines linguistic expertise with a renewed sensitivity for aspects of agency, discourse and texture. Published since 1958, the Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient is the oldest and most respected journal in its field.
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Thomson Scientific’s Journal Citations Report for 2012 ranks JESHO 36/69 in the History category with an Impact Factor of 0,213.