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Catalogue 2017

Leiden University Press is delighted to present its 2017 publications. This catalogue mirrors LUP’s continuing ambition to publish peer-reviewed academic works, with outstanding editorial and production quality. This year Leiden University celebrates the Leiden Asia Year which is reflected in this catalogue with a variety of publications. Voyage of Discovery presents the extensive and world-renowned collections of the new Asian Library at Leiden University. In the timely book China and the Barbarians Henk Schulte Nordholt offers his analysis of China’s foreign policy and internal developments. We also highlight two books in collaboration with Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis in Leiden: a publication on the Japanese Ema votive tablets and a remarkable book on Samurai armor masks. As the pace of publishing innovation accelerates LUP continues to identify and apply technological advances. In The Field of Musical Improvisation by Marcel Cobussen sound fragments are embedded in the book in Epub3 format – bringing together an upcoming field of academic research, Sonic Studies, with the possibilities of digital publishing. LUP supports the academic mission of Leiden University by publishing scholarly books for a diverse, worldwide readership. The University of Chicago Press takes care of the marketing and distribution of our books in North America and Canada. We are grateful for this ongoing and successful partnership. Our Open Access publications also affirms our commitment to disseminating important scholarship as widely as possible. From the heart of the university, Leiden University Press hopes to contribute to scholarly discourse by publishing relevant and excellent works for academics and the general public, now and well into the future. Anniek Meinders Publisher

ARCHAEOLOGY 6 A Place of Placelessness 6 Egypt beyond Representation 7 Los Tlamatque, Guardianes del Patrimonio 7 Tiempo, Cosmos y Religión del Pueblo Ayuuk (México) 8 Akragas 8 Reconstructing the Settled Landscape of the Cyclades 9 Heritage and Rights of Indigenous Peoples ARTS & ARCHITECTURE 4 Proportional Systems in the History of Architecture 5 The Lives of Paintings 19 The Field of Musical Improvisation ASIAN STUDIES 12 China and the Barbarians 13 Voyage of Discovery 14 Health-related Votive Tablets from Japan 15 Masked Warriors HISTORY 1 Vernacular Manuscript Culture 1000-1500 10 The Travels of Pieter Albert Bik 11 World History – a Genealogy 16 Sporen van de slavernij in Leiden 17 Hugo de Groot in Leiden: een wandeling / Grotius in Leiden: a Walking Tour LITERARY STUDIES 18 The Future of the Postcolonial Past MIDDLE EASTERN & ISLAMIC STUDIES 2 A Story of Conquest and Adventure 3 A Journal of Three Months’ Walk in Persia in 1884 20 Understanding Islamic Extremism in the Middle East 21 PUBLISHER AND SALES INFORMATION

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Books before print – manuscripts – were modified continuously throughout the medieval period. Focusing on the ninth and twelfth centuries, this volume explores such material changes as well as the varying circumstances under which handwritten books were produced, used and collected. An important theme is the relationship between the physical book and its users. Can we reflect on reading practices through an examination of the layout of aThis text? volume To what extent can wesix useessays the contents of libraries to presents devoted to the understand the culture the book? The volume such practices, habits,ofand preferences ofexplores scribes making issues by focusing onina broad texts and through a the manuscripts theirpalette nativeof tongue. Despite detailed analysis of manuscripts from all corners of Europe.

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Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Book Culture Manuscripts of the Latin Classics 800-1200 Edited by Erik Kwakkel

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Marjolijn van Zutphen (ed.)

The Large Farāmarznāme

The Large Farāmarznāme (Farāmarznāme-ye bozorg), a poem from the Persian epic cycle (Farāmarznāme-ye bozorg), a poem from the Persian epic datedpublished to the late eleventh is hereby enth century, is hereby for the first timecentury, in an English tory tells how Farāmarz, a son of the the famous Shāhnāme published for first time in an hero English provinces of India, before setting off on an extensive voyage translation, in prose.situations The story tells how his troops through a number of hazardous in various rue epic hero, he displays his prowess in battle and in single Farāmarz, a son the famous Shāhnāme ons and various ferocious animals, in of addition to experiencing nd romantic adventures. hero Rostam, conquers several provinces of India, before settingwith offaon an extensive ained her PhD in 2011 at Leiden University dissertation on eries of poems that were composed in emulation of Ferdowsi’s voyage over sea and land, leading his troops eration with Abolfazl Khatibi she has produced the first critical ye bozorg. through a number of hazardous situations in various fictional countries.

A Story of Conquest and Adventure

A Story of Conquest and Adventure

As a true epic hero, he displays his prowess in battle and in single combat against men, demons and various ferocious animals, in addition to experiencing a number of marvelous and romantic adventures.

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Marjolijn van Zutphen

Marjolijn van Zutphen obtained her PhD in 2011 at Leiden University with a dissertation on the Persian epic cycle, a series of poems that were composed in emulation of Ferdowsi’s Sha-hna-me. In a joint cooperation with Abolfazl Khatibi she has produced the first critical edition of Faramarzna-me-ye bozorg.


A Journal of Three Months’ Walk in Persia in 1884

A JOURNAL OF THREE MONTHS’ WALK IN PERSIA IN 1884 BY CAPTAIN JOHN COMPTON PYNE Ed i te d by R u ss e l l H a r r i s a n d M a rja n Afs ha ria n w i t h co n t r i b u t i o n s by Je remy A rche r

Marjan Afsharian and Russell Harris (eds)

A Journal of Three Months’ Walk in Persia in 1884 By Captain John Compton Pyne In 1884 an obscure British soldier, having finished his tour of duty in India, decided to make a detour on his trip home in order to spend three months crossing Persia unaccompanied except for the local muleteers. Among his accoutrements he packed a small leather-bound sketchbook in which he not only wrote a journal but in which he also added accomplished and charming water-colour illustrations. The authors’ introduction contextualises this trip made in 1884 against the background of Persianate influence in British culture, and the general cultural background of late Victorian Britain is presented as the subliminal driver behind a young man’s desire to explore, and illustrate, an already discovered country – Persia. Marjan Afsharian gained her MA in the History of Art and Archaeology at SOAS. She currently works for The Encyclopaedia Islamica project at The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. Russell Harris holds an MA in Oriental Studies from Balliol College, Oxford, and is an established translator of literary works from French and Arabic. He is a contributor to the The Routledge Encyclopedia of 19th Century Photography and The Encyclopaedia Islamica.

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Matthew A. Cohen and Maarten Delbeke (eds)

Proportional Systems in the History of Architecture A Critical Reconsideration In this collection of original essays, twenty-six leading scholars reconsider the long history of proportional systems across numerous periods and places, and from diverse methodological approaches including archival exploration, advanced laser scanning, and more. Prior to the advent of modern structural engineering, architects and builders used proportional systems to imbue their works with a general condition of order that was integral to their intertwined notions of beauty and structural stability. These mostly invisible intellectual frameworks ranged from simple grids and symbolic numbers, to sly manipulations of geometry and numbers that required privileged knowledge and arithmetical calculations to access. Since the origins of architectural history, proportional systems have served as objects of belief and modes of iconographical communication. Whether they are capable of fulfilling more tangible functions remains a matter of debate today, for this ancient and diverse belief system continues to infiltrate architectural thinking in subtle and sometimes surprising ways.

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Proportional Systems in the History of Architecture Edited by Matthew A. Cohen and Maarten Delbeke

A Critical Reconsideration

Matthew A. Cohen is a licensed architect and Professor of Architecture at Washington State University. He publishes on the history and theory of medieval and Renaissance architecture. His book, Beyond Beauty: Reexamining Architectural Proportion through the Basilicas of San Lorenzo and Santo Spirito in Florence (Marsilio, 2013), received the 2012 James Ackerman Award in the History of Architecture. Maarten Delbeke is Chair in the History and Theory of Architecture at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at the ETH in Zürich. He publishes on the history and theory of art and architecture from the early modern period up to the present and is an architecture critic, and the founding editor of Architectural Histories.

Elsje van Kessel


The Lives of Paintings

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not only connected to the seemingly naturalistic style of these images – works by Titian, Giorgione and their contemporaries, illustrated here in over 150 plates. It is also brought in relation to their social-historical contexts, meticulously unravelled through archival research. Grounded in the theoretical literature on the agency of material things, The Lives of Paintings contributes to Venetian studies as well as engaging with wider debates on the attribution of life and presence to images and objects.

Elsje van Kessel

The Lives of PainTings

Presence, Agency and Likeness in Venetian Art of the Sixteenth Century

Elsje van Kessel received her Ph.D. from Leiden University and specialises in Italian Renaissance art. With Caroline van Eck and Joris van Gastel, she edited The Secret Lives of Artworks (2014). ISBN 978-90-8728-281-3

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IL MARMO SPIRANTE Sculpture and Experience in Seventeenth-Century Rome

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Renyu Wang

Sander Müskens

A Place of Placelessness

Egypt beyond Representation

Hekeng People’s Heritage

Materials and Materiality of Aegyptiaca Romana

Tulou are traditional fortified multifamily dwellings prevalent in southern Fujian. In this volume Renyu Wang discusses aspects of Chinese tulou heritage management. He examines the tulou interpretation prevailing in southern Fujian. Based on building studies, oral history, genealogies and interviews, Wang tries to reconstruct a relatively complete landscape biography to describe the essential episodes of built environment evolution in the Hekeng River Valley.

Egypt beyond Representation develops and applies a new approach to study Aegyptiaca Romana from a bottom-up, Roman perspective. Current approaches to these objects are often still plagued by top-down projections of modern definitions and understandings of Egypt and Egyptian material culture onto the Roman world. This book instead argues that these artefacts should be studied in their own right, without reducing them from the onset to fixed (Egyptian) meanings.

This biography highlights the part non-tulou architecture and non-agricultural economic forms have played in the evolution of the settlement environment. It then discusses the regulations and laws and examines the roles of different stakeholders in the heritage framework concerning the use of local people’s built heritage. Finally he explores the possibility of reaching equilibrium among all the heritage players in the form of contracts, and offers some suggestions to the stakeholders getting involved in the tulou management issues.

Starting from a novel focus on the materials and materiality of a selection of stone Aegyptiaca from Rome, and by combining archaeological and archaeometric perspectives, this study shows that, while Egyptianness may have been among Roman associations, these objects were able to do much more than merely representing notions of Egypt.

Renyu Wang studied in mainland China and London and obtained his PhD in 2017 from the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University.

Sander Müskens obtained his PhD in 2017 from the Faculty of Archaeology and is lecturer at Leiden University.



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Raul Macuil Martínez

Juan Carlos Reyes Gómez

Los Tlamatque, Guardianes del Patrimonio

Tiempo, Cosmos y Religión del Pueblo Ayuuk (México)

Dinámicas Interculturales en la Sociedad Naua (México)

This book is a study of the time and space, the calendar and the religion of the Ayuuk people (Oaxaca, Mexico). Time-space is a line that goes from top to bottom, where what happened is left below and what is about to happen will come from above.

This publication not only provides insight on the Naua worldview and the ethical values harbored in local communities, but also a deeper understanding of the religion and culture of Mesoamerica in general. The focus lies on contemporary Naua religion, specifically in the community of Santa Catarina Acaxochitlan, in the states of Hidalgo and Tlaxcala in Mexico.

The universe has four major directions: east, north, west and south, associated with red, white, yellow and black colors and with year chargers reed, flint, house and deer, respectively. The cosmos has three levels: overworld, face of the earth and underworld. The face of the earth coincides with the face of the sky, forming a sacred space called nääxwiiny-tsajpwiiny, the place where we live.

The analysis of the Naua historical and documentary record reveals the relationship, made of conflicts and adaptations, between two distinct visions of the world, the Mesoamerican and the Spanish.

El pueblo ayuuk es uno de los pueblos indígenas de México que ha preservado hasta hoy día gran parte de su patrimonio cultural y lingüístico. Este trabajo presenta un análisis de su concepción espacio-temporal, su sistema de cómputo del tiempo y su pensamiento religioso, los cuales rigen la vida social y espiritual de este pueblo. A casi 500 años de la invasión europea y el inicio de la colonización y la evangelización –aunadas las políticas asimilacionistas impuestas por el Estado mexicano sobre los pueblos originarios–, los ayuuk continúan consultando a sus sacerdotes y sacerdotisas sobre su calendario sagrado y siguen celebrando rituales en sus sitios de culto. Pero, a pesar de su exitosa lucha de resistencia durante los últimos cinco siglos ante los embates de la colonización, actualmente el pueblo ayuuk está padeciendo un proceso de desplazamiento lingüístico y cultural. Juan Carlos Reyes Gómez es ayuuk y hablante de la lengua del mismo nombre. Estudió lingüística en la Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia y el Centro de Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, en México. Últimamente ha concluido sus estudios de doctorado en la Facultad de Arqueología de la Universidad de Leiden, en los Países Bajos. El trabajo que aquí se presenta es su tesis doctoral. La serie Estudios Arqueológicos de la Universidad de Leiden (ASLU: Archaeological Studies Leiden University) data desde 1998. Su fin principal es publicar las investigaciones realizadas por la Facultad de Arqueología de esta Universidad, en sus diversas áreas de especialización: la prehistoria europea, la arqueología del Mediterráneo, del Cercano Oriente y de Egipto, la arqueología romana provincial, la arqueología medieval y moderna, la arqueología de las Américas, la bioarqueología, estudios de la cultura material, la arqueología digital, así como el patrimonio de los pueblos indígenas y la gestión del patrimonio arqueológico.




Raúl Macuil Martínez is an historian and was born in Apizaco, Mexico. His research focuses on the history of the Nahua peoples of Tlaxcala.

In the field of religion, the primordial gods Tääy-Jëkëëny are spoken of, who are invoked when beginning the celebration of religious cults. Also speak of other gods or divine beings like Kontoy and Tajëëw.

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Juan Carlos Reyes Gómez is a linguist. He is from Ayuuk People, an indigenous people in southeastern Mexico.


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Natascha Sojc (ed.)

Konstantinos Z. Roussos


Reconstructing the Settled Landscape of the Cyclades

Current Issues in the Archaeology of a Sicilian Polis Over the past few years, the archaeological and architectural investigation of ancient Akragas (modern Agrigento) in Sicily has gathered new momentum. This book brings together various researchers who investigate the Greek period remains of Akragas, an ostentatiously wealthy city state that was politically powerful and culturally formative. The issues discussed range from methodological approaches and the interpretation of fresh field-data, to concerns of site maintenance and the reconstruction of monuments. The outcome is presented in thirteen contributions, arranged into sections on extramural survey, urban sanctuaries, housing, and on the suburban sanctuary at S. Anna. The contributors to this volume offer perspectives for further research on the monuments, finds, and contexts from ancient Akragas. These extend beyond strictly archaeological concerns, and as manifested by Agrigento’s status as a UNESCO world heritage site, are also of relevance to wider audiences.

The Islands of Paros and Naxos during the Late Antique and Early Byzantine Centuries The aim of this book is to offer a fresh approach to the history and archaeology of the Cyclades in Late Antiquity and the Byzantine Early Middle Ages in light of current archaeological investigations. It is an attempt to interpret human-environmental interaction in order to “read” the relationship between islands, settlements, landscapes and seascapes in the context of the diverse and highly interactive Mediterranean world. It offers an interdisciplinary approach, which combines archaeological evidence, literary sources, and observations of the sites and microlandscapes as a whole, using the advantages offered by the application of new technologies in archaeological research (Geographic Information Systems). The islands of Paros and Naxos are used as case-studies. The author traces how these neighbouring insular communities reacted under the same general circumstances pertaining in the Aegean and to what extent the landscape played a role in this process.

Natascha Sojc is professor for Classical Archaeology at the University of Augsburg. She held the Byvanck Chair of Classical Archaeology at Leiden University 2009-2014.

Konstantinos Roussos completed his Ph.D. research at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University (2017). He is currently involved as Research Fellow in the “Amorium Urban Archaeology Project” at Anadolu University, Turkey.



Publication date September 2017 NUR 682 ISBN 978 90 8728 298 1 e-PDF 978 94 0060 302 8 e-PUB 978 94 0060 303 5 Language English / Italian Price € 44.50 £ 39.50 $ 49.50 Format Paperback illustrated 210 x 274 mm Page extent 174 pages Cover design Joanne Porck

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Manuel May Castillo & Amy Strecker (eds)

Heritage and Rights of Indigenous Peoples Patrimonio Y Derechos de Los Pueblos Indigenas The heritage of Indigenous Peoples has long been researched and commented upon from the outside. This book adopts an innovative approach by engaging with the heritage of Indigenous Peoples from the ‘inside’. On 13th September 2007, member states of the United Nations adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), a momentous occasion marking wide political recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Ten years on, this book explores the areas –both substantive and geographic– dealing with the heritage and rights of Indigenous Peoples globally. Written jointly by indigenous and non-indigenous scholars, the chapters offer an insight into the issues faced by Indigenous Peoples under the umbrella themes of land, spirituality and self-determination. The case studies – which span four continents – not only highlight the various resilient and imaginative ways in which Indigenous Peoples are managing to sustain, develop and transform their heritage, but also offer an insight into the areas where the implementation of UNDRIP is most needed. On the 10th anniversary of UNDRIP, this book therefore serves as a clarion call to states, transnational enterprises and policymakers to act in accordance with the tenets of the UN Declaration and take indigenous perspectives, ontologies and worldviews seriously.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES LEIDEN UNIVERSITY Publication date September 2017 NUR 682 ISBN 978 90 8728 299 8 e-PDF 978 94 0060 304 2 e-PUB 978 94 0060 305 9 Language English / Spanish Price € 54.50 £ 46.50 $ 59.50 Format Paperback illustrated 210 x 274 mm Page extent 400 pages Cover design Joanne Porck

Manuel May Castillo is a Maya scholar and Assistant Professor at Leiden University. His research focuses on the heritage of Indigenous Peoples and Maya heritage. Amy Strecker is a legal scholar and Assistant Professor at Leiden University. Her research focuses on landscape, heritage and international law.

Heritage and Rights of Indigenous Peoples is an important book that should find a wide audience. It represents an impressive product of both a substantial grant-funded initiative, and scholarly engagement with policy formulation in relation to the United Nations. There is no book that really competes with it; instead, I see it as potentially being used as a sourcebook in conjunction with classics such as Tuhiwai Smith’s Decolonizing Methodologies in a variety of disciplinary settings. It will be especially important as an intervention in the heritage sector, which at present consists of two main literatures, one by those who see heritage as something to be “developed” in an unambiguous way, and another that is critical of heritage practice (primarily coming from ethnographic but also some archaeological authors). Neither of those strands includes sufficient indigenous voices. – Rosemary A. Joyce, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley. ARCHAEOLOGY


Mikko Toivanen

The Travels of Pieter Albert Bik Writings from the Dutch Colonial World of the Early Nineteenth Century The unpublished writings of a Dutch colonial official, Pieter Albert Bik (1798-1855) are studied and contextualized in this book. The remarkable autobiographical manuscript of Bik, which is here presented in English translation with annotations, provides a unique glimpse of the wide horizons of the world of Dutch colonialism, tracing his many journeys in Europe, the Dutch East Indies and Japan as well as across the oceans in the first half of the nineteenth century. In this work, Mikko Toivanen draws a parallel between Bik’s colonial travels and the contemporary emergence of a new kind of travel within Europe, showing that the culture of colonial travel was intimately connected with notions of leisure and tourism being developed back home at the time. Mikko Toivanen is a historian of the cultures of nineteenth-century colonialism, currently at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.


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Leiden Publications

Carolien Stolte and Alicia Schrikker (eds)

World History – a Genealogy Private Conversations with World Historians, 1996-2016 World History – a Genealogy charts the history of the discipline through twenty-five in-depth conversations with historians whose work has shaped the field of world history in fundamental ways. These conversations, which took place over a period of twenty years for the world history journal Itinerario, cover these historians’ lives, work, and views of the academy in general and the field of world history in particular. An extensive introduction distills the most important developments in the field from these conversations, and sheds light on what these historians have in common, as well as — perhaps more importantly — what separates them. Carolien Stolte is an assistant professor of history at Leiden University and editor-in-chief of the journal Itinerario. Her research focuses on the history of South Asia in a transregional perspective. Alicia Schrikker is assistant professor of history at Leiden University. She works on colonial history in Asia and has a particular interest in natural disasters and socio-legal history.

GLOBAL HISTORY Publication date April 2017 NUR 680 ISBN 978 90 8728 276 9 e-PDF 978 94 0060 285 4 e-PUB 978 94 0060 286 1 Language English Price € 49.50 £ 42.50 $ 52.50 Format Paperback 156 x 234 mm Page extent 430 pages Cover design Geert de Koning

This splendid compendium of interviews provides many insights into the development of world history as an area of scholarship. The conversations provide an entry point into some enduring historiographical debates, but they also convey a vivid sense of the personalities who have shaped the field over many decades, with a good dose of humour and charm thrown in. The editorial introduction is a superb distillation of the field, past and present. – Sunil Amrith, Harvard University. World history is often associated with abstract processes and structures. But like all history it is written by real people of flesh and blood. In this fascinating volume, famous world historians tell about themselves and their work. I do not know a better introduction into world history ‘in action’. – Peer Vries, International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam.



Henk Schulte Nordholt

China and the Barbarians Resisting the Western World Order China’s development over the centuries has purposely diverged from that of the West in term of language, philosophy, and history, and for many decades its nationalism created a form of isolation. In order to maintain its influence the Chinese Communist Party has created the myth that, without the Party, China could not have returned to the world stage and that, without the Party, the ‘territorial integrity’ of the country cannot be restored.

Henk Schulte Nordholt China and the Barbarians Resisting the Western World Order

But what does this ‘restored’ China look like? To answer, Henk Schulte Nordholt examines how Bejing’s regional policy is causing structural tensions between China and most of the countries located in East and Southeast Asia, and also, indirectly, their ally the United States. In China and the Barbarians, Nordholt offers his analysis of the possible trajectory of China’s internal political and cultural developments in the coming years.

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Henk Schulte Nordholt is a sinologist. From 1981 he worked for the Ministry of Economic Affairs, promoting economic relations between the Netherlands and China. In 1985, he was appointed as the first director of the AMRO Bank in Beijing. Five years later, he decided to start his own company, Hofung. Henk Schulte Nordholt has been a speaker on China for over 20 years, based on his own experiences of living and working in China.

Alexander Reeuwijk (ed.)

Voyage of Discovery Exploring the Collections of the Asian Library at Leiden University In September 2017, Leiden University will open the Asian Library to house its world renowned and extensive Asian collections. This includes the largest collection on Indonesia worldwide and some of the foremost collections on South and Southeast Asia, China, Japan, and Korea. Voyage of Discovery contains more than twenty essays by academics, curators, and authors on their experiences with the Leiden collections. Richly illustrated and showcasing twenty-five treasures from the Asian Library, such as unique manuscripts and rare maps, this book offers a beautiful look inside the Asian Library. Alexander Reeuwijk is a writer with a focus on Asia, natural history and travel histories. His published books include works on the evolution theory, Indonesia and Iran. Besides his editorship of the Asian Library publications he is working on a book on India, its people and Hinduism.

he ‘discovered’ – which is also a colonial strategy. The beauty of ‘bounteous nature’ overwhelmed him, prompting him to write lyrical, aestheticising passages in which he painted with words. Sunsets, rainbows, vistas: they were all extolled by Junghuhn using an array of adjectives to present an unspoilt and ‘empty’ paradise, with the indigenous population merely serving as a backdrop. A PLEA FOR A DOUBLE PERSPECTIVE

Figure 6: F.W. Junghuhn (1809-1864) in the Parahyangan in West Java.

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To counterbalance this dominant imagery it is crucial to tie it to another, as yet hardly explored perspective: the native one. It is fascinating to study travel texts by Indonesians as well. How did they perceive their country, where a small Dutch elite controlled several million inhabitants? To what extent do their narratives deviate from those of the Dutch? Figure 6&7 The research into such travel texts is hampered by a linguistic barrier, because in contrast to the British situation, the indigenous people of the former Dutch East Indies did not or hardly ever use the language of their colonial rulers. A few exceptions notwithstanding, there are hardly any instances of ‘writing back’ to be found in the Dutch context. For this reason it is often claimed that research into the native perspective is impossible in the Netherlands. To give a voice to the muted population, Dutch and Indonesian literary scholars therefore need to join forces. What might be the benefit of reading such native texts from a postcolonial perspective? It requires research by an expert in both the Javanese and Malay languages to answer that question. We do, however, have some indication thanks to two such texts that have already been published in a Dutch translation. The first one, Op reis met een Javaans edelman (Travels with a Javanese Nobleman) appeared in 2013, being the account of Radèn Mas Arjo Adipati Tjondronegoro, who travelled in Java between 1860 and 1875. This work is an instance of ‘autoethnography’, to speak with Pratt, it is a text of one of the ‘colonized subjects to represent themselves in ways that engage with the colonizer’s terms’. Figure 8 On the face of it, the Javanese nobleman Tjondronegoro would appear to judge his country from the same colonial perspective as the Dutch traveller: he, too, looks down on and regards himself as far elevated above the common people. Being a noble prince, he is in a similar position as the Dutch. He is a great admirer of European culture: he appreciates its technological progress, the splendour of its colonial architecture, the orderliness of the road system set up by the Dutch.

There are, however, strategies in evidence in this travel text that are not to be found in the Dutch counterparts. By means of post-colonial analysis it can be established that Op reis met een Javaans edelman contains subtle criticism of the colonial ruler. Thus the Javanese nobleman is certainly responsive to the ordinary Javanese. They are obviously lower in social hierarchy than he is, but they are definitely not presented as invisible. The Dutch, moreover, are implicitly portrayed by him as an occupying power. On several occasions during his travels he stresses the presence of Dutch military forces and army barracks. In addition, the Javanese nobleman expresses a special interest in his own native culture, especially ancient culture, which fills him with pride. On his travels he inspects ancient Javanese funeral inscriptions and studies time-honoured native traditions and stories. It might be said that in this way, prompted by a nationalist consciousness, he reclaimed his own culture which had been marginalised by Dutch colonial presence. There is no outspoken criticism of the colonial situation to be found in Tjondronegoro’s work, though it does occur a few decades later in a travel account by the Javanese prince Radèn Mas Haryo Soerjosoeparto. His account was written in Javanese and published by the Commissie voor Volkslectuur (Committee for Popular Literature) in 1916. A modern Dutch translation appeared in 2014. Soerjosoeparto went to the Netherlands by ship in 1913 to study in Leiden. He, too, was impressed by Dutch culture and technology and the polished refinement experienced on board. However, like Tjondronegoro,

Figure 7: View of the Gunung Sumbing volcano, F.W. Junghuhn.

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Peter A.G.M. de Smet and Ian R. Reader

Health-related Votive Tablets from Japan Ema for Healing and Well-being Many Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in Japan sell small wooden votive tablets (ema) which are meant to be left on a rack at the sanctuary. The reverse of these tablets offers space to send a self-written wish or personal thank you message to the enshrined deity or buddha. Their front usually has a pre-printed or hand-painted design that is indicative of the intended purpose. In this book hundreds of contemporary ema designs for health-related purposes are reproduced and placed into their religious and biomedical context. A final chapter explores why there are differences between these purposes and current epidemiological patterns. This is the first book in English on the long-standing tradition of ema.

Peter A.G.M. De Smet is scientific advisor of the Royal Dutch Pharmaceutical Association in The Hague and professor in Quality of Pharmaceutical Care at the Academic Medical Centre of the Radboud University Nijmegen,The Netherlands. Ian R. Reader is professor emeritus and former head of Japanese Studies at the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures of the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

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Bas Verberk

Masked Warriors The Battle Stage of the Samurai Masked Warriors provides new insights into the approach of form, function and meaning of the Japanese armor masks. The diversity and the connections with existing mask disciplines, especially nō masks, shows us that the Japanese armor masks form an integral part within the Japanese mask culture. This study also shows that, in particular, nō-masks have been of much greater influence on the development of armour masks (menpō) than previously understood. A comprehensive display of artefacts illustrating the Samurai daimyō culture of Japan and its connection with the nō-theatre. The objects displayed in this richly illustrated book will not only include arms and armour, but also nōgaku robes and costumes, masks, instruments and paintings. Bas Verberk is art curator and researcher. He is an expert on the material culture and arts of the Samurai. His research interests focus primarily on pre-modern Japanese art and history, with a particular emphasis on the Muromachi and Edo periods. LEIDEN PUBLICATIONS

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Gert Oostindie en Karwan Fatah-Black (red.)

Sporen van de slavernij in Leiden Eeuwenlang was Nederland betrokken bij slavenhandel en slavernij, een geschiedenis van uitbuiting en onverholen racisme. Dat verleden speelde zich niet alleen ver weg af, in Afrika en de Cariben, ook dichtbij zijn er sporen van terug te vinden. Zo ook in Leiden zoals deze gids in een vierluik laat zien. ‘Zwart en wit’ biedt vignetten van zwarte mensen, al dan niet slaaf, die ooit in Leiden woonden, en van witte Leidenaren die iets met hen te maken hadden. In ‘Bestuurders en Ondernemers’ passeren prominente stads­ genoten die betrokken waren bij de Atlantische slavenhandel en slavernij de revue. Onder de noemer ‘Universiteit en intellectuelen’ wordt besproken hoe de universiteit en haar studenten, docenten en andere intellectuelen in Leiden zich al dan niet – vooral dat laatste – uitspraken over de slavernij. Tenslotte biedt ‘Collecties en schilders’ een rondgang langs Leidse musea en bibliotheken waar nu nog sporen van het slavenverleden zijn te vinden. Gert Oostindie is historicus, gespecialiseerd in Nederlandse koloniale en Caraïbische geschiedenis. Hij is directeur van het KITLV instituut van de KNAW. Karwan Fatah-Black is universitair docent sociale en economische geschiedenis in Leiden. Momenteel doet hij onderzoek naar stadsslavernij en het ontstaan van de Afro-Surinaamse gemeenschap in Paramaribo.

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Het is goed dat in dit boekje de sporen uit het slavernijverleden zichtbaar zijn gemaakt, zodat we ervan kunnen leren. – Henri Lenferink, Burgemeester van Leiden. Sporen van de slavernij in Leiden vertelt geen verhaal om trots op te zijn; maar ook dit verhaal hoort bij onze geschiedenis. – Carel Stolker, Rector magnificus van de Universiteit Leiden.

Jan Waszink

Hugo de Groot in Leiden: een wandeling

Jan Waszink

Hugo de Groot in Leiden een wandeling

Deze rondwandeling voert langs de plaatsen van de Leidse studietijd van Hugo de Groot (1583-1645). De Groot begon in 1594 als elfjarige jongen aan zijn studie aan de universiteit van Leiden en verliet de universiteit in 1598. Later werd hij als politicus en geleerde een van de bekendste Nederlanders uit de Gouden Eeuw. Heden ten dage wordt hij beschouwd als een grondlegger van het huidige systeem van internationaal recht, en om die reden zelfs als een van de belangrijkste intellectuelen uit de Europese geschiedenis. Deze sfeervolle wandeling voert langs de locaties waar hij woonde en studeerde, en geeft en passant een beeld van de stad, van personen met wie hij te maken had, en van het functioneren van de Leidse universiteit. Die universiteit (opgericht in 1575) had zich als centrum van vernieuwend wetenschappelijk onderzoek toen reeds een internationale reputatie verworven.

Grotius in Leiden: a Walking Tour This walking tour follows the locations of Hugo Grotius' (1583-1645) undergraduate years in Leiden. Grotius matriculated at Leiden in 1594 when he was 11 years of age, and left the university in 1598. Later, as a politician and as a scholar, he became one most wellknown Dutchmen from the Golden Age. Nowadays he is regarded as one of the principal founders of the current system of international law, and for that reason as one of the foremost intellectuals from European history. This scenic tour shows the places where he lived and studied, and gives an impression of the town, of some of the people around him and the workings of Leiden university at that time. Leiden university was established in 1575 and had by then already gained an international reputation as a centre of innovative science and scholarship.

Grotius in Leiden a Walking Tour

Jan Waszink is docent en onderzoeker in het Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies van de Universiteit Leiden. Hij doet onderzoek naar het historische en politieke werk van Hugo de Groot, Justus Lipsius en tijdgenoten, en meer in het algemeen naar de kruisbestuiving tussen literatuur, geschiedschrijving en politiek denken als bron van vernieuwing tijdens de vroegmoderne periode. Jan Waszink is lecturer and researcher in the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University. His research concerns the political and historical works of Hugo Grotius, Justus Lipsius and others, and more in general the links between literature, historiography and political thought as a source of innovation in the early-modern period.

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Elleke Boehmer

The Future of the Postcolonial Past Beyond Representation In this discourse Elleke Boehmer shares her interest in new moves in the postcolonial field to direct attention to the communicative and interpretative ‘how’ rather than the themed ‘what’ of representation; to the process of reading and reception rather than the political ‘objects of difference’ that are represented in texts. It is this move beyond the phenomenology of ‘code’ that she believes maps the postcolonial future. Through a reinvigoration of postcolonial poetics and reader reception, it may be possible to shift our concerns away from the topic – and agenda – based discussions that have dominated the field to date and through which its politics have largely been understood. This approach recognises, radically for the field, that postcolonial writing has, on its own terms, like all writing, the power to shock, resist, overturn, subvert, and kick back against the various exoticising limitations of the postcolonial or decolonial condition.

This is the first book in the series Indische Letteren Lectures.

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Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature in English in the English Faculty, University of Oxford, and currently Director of the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH). She is a founding figure in the field of colonial and postcolonial studies, and internationally known for her research in Anglophone literatures of empire and anti-empire. She is an acclaimed novelist and short story writer, most recently of The Shouting in the Dark (2015).

ALSO PUBLISHED IN 2017 Marcel Cobussen

The Fell Clutch [1] One sonic landmark upon which this book is based was encountered on a Sunday afternoon during May of 2007 in Lantaren/Venster – a venue for contemporary performing arts in downtown Rotterdam (the Netherlands). On the program was, besides Sean Noonan’s Brewed by Noon, The Fell Clutch.

The Field of Musical Improvisation The central aim of this book is to present a new approach to “the field of musical improvisation” (FMI), a theory which understands improvisation as a nonlinear dynamic and complex system. The study provocatively argues that during an improvisation more actants are “at work” than musicians alone: space, acoustics, instruments, audience, technicians, musical and socio-cultural backgrounds, technology, and the like all play a significant role. However, not all of these actants determine every improvisation to the same extent; some are more prominent and active than others in certain situations (periods, styles, cultures, as well as more singular circumstances). Therefore, the FMI theory will prove to be more than a theory dealing with improvisation “in general”. Rather, FMI emphasizes singularity: each improvisation thus yields a different network of actants and interactions, a unique configuration or assembly.

play The Fell Clutch – “No Memes, Mom” The Fell Clutch trio consists of Ned Rothenberg (clarinets, alto sax, shakuhachi), Stomu Takeishi (bass guitar), and Tony Buck (drums), this time featuring electric guitarist Marc Ribot. When, following a few tunes by the trio, Ribot enters stage and plugs his guitar into an old Fender Twin Reverb, an enormous cracking fills the hall. The amplifier is obviously broken. Fortunately, there are three more Twins on stage, already installed for Brewed by Noon. However, to the surprise of both the audience and the other musicians, Ribot decides to hold onto his broken amp. Instead of switching to a working Twin, he starts switching the broken one on each time he plays his guitar; conversely, he turns the amp off when he abstains from playing. He thus operates the on/off switch some twenty times per minute before the collective improvisation has reached a level of intensity that does permit the permanent drone of the amp to be an integral part of it. [2] The music, gradually evolving soundscapes frequently built up around repetitive, improvised patterns, was fascinating. And of course everyone knows that the instrument of an electric guitarist also includes the effects pedals and the amp. But a special situation is often needed to make one fully aware of the impact an amplifier has on the sonic results. The broken Fender Twin radically changed the development of the improvisation at hand. In other words, instead of remaining a seemingly neutral or inconspicuous transmitter of (prepared) guitar sounds, the amp turned into an important musical actant, without which the music would have taken a different direction. Suddenly, both the musicians and audience came to realize that a simple amplifier can determine to a great extent the course of an improvisation. Suddenly, the interaction between Ribot and the amplifier, or, more precisely, the interaction between Ribot, amplifier, and plug became the main event on stage. Suddenly, the three other musicians on stage were not interacting so much with Ribot as with a broken Fender Twin.

Clockwise from the left: Stomu Takeishi, Ned Rothenberg, Tony Buck

[3] With this concert, interaction, regarded as an important aspect of improvisation, at once received another meaning, an extra dimension. Unexpectedly I realized that the act of improvising takes place not only on a field where the musical and the social fuse, as Ingrid Monson writes (1996: 90). Besides humans, many more actors and



concept of Composition seem to accrue directly from commonly accepted ideas on improvisation. [3] The music that somehow underpins this theoretical framework is not ambitious, not of high quality, not played very well, and does not consist of really innovative and challenging musical ingredients. It is played by amateurs, by students of a music school in Rotterdam, by people who gather once a week, after their daytime jobs, to make music together. For these musicians, without exception only accustomed to playing the most well-known standards from The Real Book, I created a simple “composition” called “Intermezzo,” consisting of eight different motifs which can be played in any desired order, either after or layered on top of each other.

It is not compulsory to play all the motifs in one performance of “Intermezzo.” The choice and order of the fragments, as well as any possible repetition, are left to the discretion of the musicians themselves. All this produces the following effects: • There is no clear and a priori distinction between principal and sub- or accompanying themes; this can change even within one performance. • The binary opposite and hierarchical relationship between solo and accompanying instruments becomes less clear. More so than in mainstream jazz music, their function can alter in the course of a performance. • Beginning and rounding off are arbitrary to a great extent. There is no apparent opening theme that is repeated near the end in order to close the circle, as in most jazz standards. In theory, “Intermezzo” can be expanded infinitely. • The use of only one chord or harmony subverts the compelling linearity of the classical II-V-I progression, the basis of so much jazz music. In that sense, “Intermezzo” knows no development. “Intermezzo” is not a linear composition, but rather an associative network, a rhizome, opening up a principally infinite web of possible routes. One could call it unstable music, as it is in a constant state of evolution, a perpetual becoming, never solidified, never definitely fixed. This means that it is primarily the process of exploration, the continual discovery of various musical gestures and interactions, and not the finished product, that becomes most prominent. “Intermezzo” is meant to set out on a search that has no end, and thus, no goal. The musicians might not know where they are going until they get there. The outline of the project only emerges with any clarity as they progress with it (Cobussen 2002: “Intermezzo,” sections 4 and 5).

Marcel Cobussen is Professor of Music Philosophy and Auditory Culture at Leiden University. Cobussen is author and editor of several books and is editor-in-chief of the open access online Journal of Sonic Studies.

It is startlingly original in so much as it brings a philosophical/social understanding to the field of musical improvisation. I’ve not really encountered a work that does this so imaginatively and thoroughly. Indeed – reading the work – I think the whole manuscript is one wonderful set of improvisations – and as such works very well. – Michael Bull, Professor of Sound Studies at the University of Sussex.

Below you can find two short samples that should illustrate two of the possibilities “Intermezzo” offers.

play “Intermezzo” as played by music school students in Rotterdam

play “Intermezzo” as played by Ernst Reijseger (cello) and Eric Vloeimans (trumpet)

“Intermezzo” score

[4] Although not directly emerging from Attali’s rather controversial ideas, it is not difficult to relate those to “Intermezzo.” The piece is meant to offer pleasure in making music together (according to Roland Barthes there are two musics: the music one listens to and the music one plays; “Intermezzo” might perhaps be best situated in the second category), in inventing new structures every time, in discovering new



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play The Miles Davis Quintet – “Footprints” (Images, clockwise from the left: Miles Davis, Tony Williams, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter)



ALSO PUBLISHED IN 2017 Graham E. Fuller

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mer Vice Chairand of the Intelligence Council its National appropriate role, if any, in the politics g-range forecasting. He has lived and worked in and governance of the Muslim world. He also ly two decades. He has written numerous books addressesand the Eurasian current Shi’ite-Sunni and Islamic movements geopolitics, conflict, Arab Spring: Leadership in the Middle East. going beyond theological approaches to better

understand the many more extra-religious factors also at work. The appearance of ISIS has stretched the perennial phenomenon of political Islam to the extreme. Fuller concludes by asking what ISIS implies for the future of the Middle East and for Muslims’ understanding of Islam itself.

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‘Een onmisbare en zeer welkome systematische inleiding in de wijzen waarop religie, rede en recht vorm hebben gegeven aan zowel de klassieke als moderne samenlevingen’ − David Suurland, schrijver van Secular totalitarian and islamist legal-political philosophy (2012)


‘Een kraakhelder betoog over de filosofische grondslagen van het recht, dat durft stelling in nemen. De nuchtere kritiek op het modieuze cultuurrelativisme door Paul Cliteur en Afshin Ellian is een verademing’ − Maarten Boudry, schrijver van Illusies voor gevorderden: of waarom waarheid altijd beter is (2015)

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Anthropology and photography have been linked since the nineteenth century, but their relationship has never been entirely comfortable―and has grown less so in recent years. Nostalgia for the Present aims to repair that relationship by involving intentional participants in an inclusive conversation; it is the fruit of a collaboration among an ethnographer, a photographer, a group of Moroccan farmers, and Abdelkrim Bamouh―a native intellectual whose deep understanding of rural Morocco made him not merely a translator but a facilitator of the dialogue.

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The result is an arresting portrait of everyday life in Tagharghist, a contemporary High Atlas village. The pictures are central, and the text built around them creates a dialogical form of visual ethnography. Nostalgia for the Present is both a memorialization

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This volume seeks to answer the question whether the historically grown combination of the concepts of democratic legitimacy and the separation of powers remains viable outside a traditional state context, and if so, in what form?

wim voermans is a full professor of Constitutional and Administrative law at Leiden University and acting President of the International Association for Legislation.


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Both democratic legitimacy and the separation of powers as concepts have very much evolved alongside the state. However, over the last decades the state has been giving up ground to other power holders, particularly international (and even supranational) actors.

hans-martien ten napel is an associate professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law at Leiden University.

An unusually refreshing piece of scholarly research on a period of early colonial Dutch involvement in [...] Asia. – Gita Dharampal-Frick,  Professor of South Asian History, Heidelberg University.

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who are able to convey, both visually and in prose, the humanity, complexity, and depth of one such community.” - Kevin Dwyer, American University in Cairo

Bart Deseyn is a documentary photographer who has been working on a photo-ethnography about the Berbers and their habitat

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The present work deals with a rather understudied question—Dutch Theatre and VOC Asia from the mid-17th to the late 18th centuries—and it is exemplarily researched, structured and written. – Jorge Flores,  Professor of Early Modern Global History, European University  Institute,  Florence.

The Three Branches. A Comparative Model of Separation of Powers. This inspirational book led to the idea to pitch it against both the agenda of us as researchers of the Institute of Public Law at Leiden Law School and our own insights, as well as that of fellow scholars in the field.

colonial and global history through dutch sources

University of Leiden. Her research interests include literary history,  Studies on the Ottoman Jihad on the Centenary of history of the Dutch East India Company and early modern Asian  Snouck Hurgronje’s “Holy War Made in Germany” history.

Staging Asia  The Dutch East India Company and the In 2013 Christoph Möllers published his Theatre impressive monograph, Amsterdam

The Powers That Be

JIHAD AND ISLAM IN WORLD WAR I Manjusha Kuruppath is a historian and received her PhD from the 

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This book explores the nature of the representation of the Orient in  these plays and evaluates how this characterization was influenced by  the channels that these dramatists relied on to gather information for  their works. As these dramas exhibit strong connections to the Dutch  East India Company, this work additionally examines the role of  that enterprise in disseminating information on Asia and producing  imagery about the Orient. 

Staging Asia

How is it possible that three playwrights in the early modern Dutch  Republic wrote dramas based on contemporary political events in  Asia? Reflecting on this remarkable phenomenon, Staging Asia traces  the passage of the stories surrounding three political revolutions from  seventeenth-century Asia through to the Dutch Republic and their  ultimate manifestation as dramas. 

in Morocco since 2002. He is the author of Amazigh, habitats et habitants berbères au sud du Maroc. David Crawford is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Fairfield University in Connecticut. He is the author of Moroccan Households in the World Economy: Labor and Inequality in a Berber Village, and co-editor (with Rachel Newcomb) of Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding.



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Rethinking the Separation of Powers

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