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  • vaeringjar
    ... Here is Prof. Mathisen s reply to my more specific enquiry about whether the journal would be likely to accept articles with philosophical or religious
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 2, 2007
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      --- In neoplatonism@yahoogroups.com, "vaeringjar" <vaeringjar@...>
      wrote:
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      > > > NEW JOURNAL
      > > >
      > > > JOURNAL of LATE ANTIQUITY
      > > >
      > > > The Johns Hopkins University Press
      > > >
      > > > The Journal of Late Antiquity (JLA) is a multi-disciplinary
      > > > and inter-disciplinary journal covering the world of Late
      > > > Antiquity, broadly defined, including the late Roman,
      > > > western European, Byzantine, Sassanid, and Islamic worlds,
      > > > ca. AD 250-800 (i.e. the late and post-classical world up to the
      > > > Carolingian period). JLA also fills a serious void in the
      > > > English-language scholarship, for there currently is no
      > > > English-language journal devoted to Late Antiquity. JLA will
      > > > provide space for scholarship dealing with both practical
      > > > and theoretical issues and will bridge the gap between
      > > > literary and material culture scholarship.


      Here is Prof. Mathisen's reply to my more specific enquiry about
      whether the journal would be likely to accept articles with
      philosophical or religious subject matter of the period of Late
      Antiquity. There was a bit of discussion back and forth among others
      on the group about such articles being too specialized and others
      saying how could you not include philosophy and religion, but here is
      Prof Mathisen's own answer - he didn't specifically include
      philosophy as you can see, but he does say at the top "all aspects":

      Dear All....
      JLA welcomes submissions relating to all aspects of Late Antiquity --
      with
      the emphasis being on "Late Antiquity." This includes all
      disciplinary,

      methodological, chronological, and geographical aspects of Late
      Antiquity.
      To be specific....
      The chronological, geographical, and methodological coverage of JLA
      will be
      as broad as possible. JLA will cover the "long Late Antiquity",
      from 180 to
      850 AD, from Marcus Aurelius to the early Carolingian period.
      Geographical
      coverage will include eastern and western Europe (including Britain
      and

      Ireland), North Africa (extending into the Sahara), the Black Sea
      region,
      and western Asia (including Armenia, the Levant, Arabia, Mesopotamia,
      and
      Persia). JLA welcomes contributions representing a wide range of
      methodological and disciplinary approaches, including scholarship
      dealing
      with theoretical issues and new models of interpretation, such as the
      use of
      demography, gender studies, family history, critical studies,
      rhetorical
      theory, and literary theory. JLA also will provide a series venue for
      methodological approaches, such as the study of material culture. We
      actively solicit contributions dealing with art history, architecture,
      and
      material culture that bridge the gap between literary and
      material-culture
      scholarship. In sum, JLA will have all of Late Antiquity as its
      unifying
      factor. It will provide not only a single venue for scholars or
      students who
      are looking for what is new in late antique research but also a
      starting
      point for non-specialists to begin their study of Late Antiquity.
      Hope this helpls!
      cheerio, Ralph



      Dennis Clark
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