It is Sunday and Miss Brill is sitting on her special bench in the public gardens. She likes to watch the crowd and listen to their conversations, especially now that the Season has started and the band in its rotunda is making a greater effort. Week after week she sees the same faces. There is something funny about almost all of them, she thinks… HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
From a small horsecar building firm established in 1868, the J. G. Brill Company grew to be a world leader in a rapidly evolving industry that at the time of the First World War was the fifth largest in the United States. Besides its very successful trolleys and other electric cars, Brill built horsecars, cable cars, streetcars, narrow-gauge and gas-propelled cars for railroads, and even buses. The Brill policy was to build whatever the customer wanted. No job was considered too small or too peculiar, which not only resulted in some delightfully wacky cars but gave Brill employees valuable experience and contributed greatly to their understanding of car building in all its varied aspects. As...
Provides the first extensive collection of traditional and academic Jewish approaches to the religions of the world, focusing on those Jewish thinkers that actually encounter the other world religions -that is, it moves beyond the theory of inclusive/exclusive/pluralistic categories and looks at Judaism's interactions with other faiths.
Brill's Companion to the Reception of Herodotus in Antiquity and Beyond examines the reception and cultural transmission of Herodotus' Histories, one of the most controversial and influential texts to have survived from Classical Antiquity, from ancient up to modern times.