ISSN : 2033-4753
E-ISSN : 2033-5016
CATEGORIES : Literary Studies, Classical Studies
Named after the Dutch word for an archival file (Lias; French: Liasse), Lias has since its foundation in 1974 been a prime venue for publishing articles relating to the cultural and intellectual history of early modern Europe. We welcome original contributions on the history of knowledge and learning in the broadest sense: the artes liberales, the studia humanitatis, philosophy, theology, law, medicine, and the (new) sciences, as well as the Republic of Letters and the educational institutions, libraries, academies, societies, and learned networks vital to the creation and transmission of knowledge. Our chronological range extends from the nascent humanism of the 14th century to the late Enlightenment in the 19th century. While focused primarily on the history of knowledge and learning, we are strongly interested in articles that explore these subjects in relation to early modern political, social, religious, or art history.
Although many articles in Lias are standalone analyses of early modern sources, we are unique in encouraging our authors to include transcriptions, editions, and commentaries of original unpublished sources of a relatively small size (up to 60 pages), such as letters, poems, small treatises, etc. in their articles. We welcome editions of texts in a wide variety of original languages, such as Latin, Greek, French, English, Dutch, German, Hebrew, and Arabic. A modern translation of the edited sources, regardless of their original language, is a bonus, but not absolutely required. However, we do ask for a synopsis of each text.
Submissions are preferably written in English, but we are also open to contributions in French, especially concerning French sources.
Lias is abstracted and indexed in the Arts & Humanities Citation Index and Current Contents/Arts & Humanities; International Bibliography of Periodical Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences / IBZ online; Dietrich's Index Philosophicus; ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences); Scopus; CrossRef; Thomson Scientific Links.
Lias is a peer-reviewed journal.
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