Choice Awards Brill Publications as “Outstanding Academic Titles” in 2017


Leiden / Boston / Paderborn / Singapore / Beijing – 2 January 2018

Brill is proud to announce that six Brill publications have made Choice magazine’s 2017 list of Outstanding Academic Titles. Selected by Choice review editors, the awarded titles are representative of Brill’s rich publishing program.

This year’s Outstanding Academic Title list includes 504 books and digital resources chosen by the Choice editorial staff from among the over 5,300 titles reviewed by Choice during the past year. The awarded titles have been selected for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to the field, and their value as an important— often the first—treatment of their subject. For more information about their selection criteria, please visit the Choice website.

Choice is an important resource for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and online resources of interest to those in higher education. Choice is a publication of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

The list of Brill’s winning titles, with our sincere congratulations to their authors and editors:

A Handbook of the World's Conifers (2 vols.)

A Handbook of the World's Conifers (2 vols.)
Revised and Updated Edition

Aljos Farjon

The Dispersion

The Dispersion
A History of the Word Diaspora

Stéphane Dufoix, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre

Fire over Luoyang

Fire over Luoyang
A History of the Later Han Dynasty 23-220 AD

Rafe de Crespigny, Australian National University

A Companion to Public Theology

A Companion to Public Theology

Edited by Sebastian Kim, York St John University, and Katie Day, Lutheran Theological Seminar, Philadelphia

 Greek Intellectual and Roman Politician

Cassius Dio: Greek Intellectual and Roman Politician

Edited by Carsten Hjort Lange, Aalborg University, and Jesper Majbom Maden, University of Southern Denmark

Marxism and Criminology

Marxism and Criminology
A History of Criminal Selectivity

Valeria Vegh Weis, New York University, Buenos Aires University, Quilmes University and Argentinean Policeman University

Our Choice Outstanding Academic Titles from 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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