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Pierke Bosschieter

Pierke Bosschieter - Editor

Stitswerd, Netherlands

A lifelong passion for reading resulted in a love of indexing. I can deliver professional indexes in English, German and Dutch.

Overview

I am an indexer with more than 10 years experience in indexing academic books in the humanities. My specialties are Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Jewish and Holocaust Studies, Religion and Philosophy.

As a freelancer I have worked for academic publishers in the Netherlands (Brill), Belgium (Peeters), Germany (De Gruyter) and for major publishers in the US and UK (Palgrave MacMillan, I.B. Tauris, Routledge etc.).

Besides delivering professional back-of-the-book indexes in English, German and Dutch, I can deliver embedded indexes in InDesign and MS Word as well.

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English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs History Law Music Nature Philosophy Politics & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality Technology

Awards

  • Wheatley Medal

Work experience

Indexer

Pierke Bosschieter is self-employed

October, 2005 – Present (about 11 years)

Portfolio (37 selected works)

Accusations of Unbelief in Islam: A Diachronic Perspective on "Takf R" (Islamic History and Civilization)

The present volume the first of its kind deals with "takf r": accusing ones opponents of unbelief ("kufr"). Originating in the first decades of Islam, this practice has been applied intermittently ever since. The nineteen studies included here deal with cases, covering different periods and parts of the Muslim world, of individuals or groups that used the instrument of "takf r" to brand their ... read more

The present volume the first of its kind deals with "takf r": accusing ones opponents of unbelief ("kufr"). Originating in the first decades of Islam, this practice has been applied intermittently ever since. The nineteen studies included here deal with cases, covering different periods and parts of the Muslim world, of individuals or groups that used the instrument of "takf r" to brand their ... read more

The Stolen Bible: From Tool of Imperialism to African Icon (Biblical Interpretation Series)

Gerald O. West

"The Stolen Bible" tells the story of how Southern Africans have interacted with the Bible from its arrival in Dutch imperial ships in the mid-1600s through to contemporary post-apartheid South Africa. "The Stolen Bible" emphasises African agency and distinguishes between African receptions of the Bible and African receptions of missionary-colonial Christianity. Through a series of detailed hi... read more

"The Stolen Bible" tells the story of how Southern Africans have interacted with the Bible from its arrival in Dutch imperial ships in the mid-1600s through to contemporary post-apartheid South Africa. "The Stolen Bible" emphasises African agency and distinguishes between African receptions of the Bible and African receptions of missionary-colonial Christianity. Through a series of detailed hi... read more

A Companion to the Latin Medieval Commentaries on Aristotle's Metaphysics (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition)

Few philosophical books have been so influential in the development of Western thought as Aristotle s "Metaphysics." For centuries Aristotle s most celebrated work has been regarded as a source of inspiration as well as the starting point for every investigation into the structure of reality. Not surprisingly, the topics discussed in the book the scientific status of ontology and metaphysics, ... read more

Few philosophical books have been so influential in the development of Western thought as Aristotle s "Metaphysics." For centuries Aristotle s most celebrated work has been regarded as a source of inspiration as well as the starting point for every investigation into the structure of reality. Not surprisingly, the topics discussed in the book the scientific status of ontology and metaphysics, ... read more

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics

The Hebrew language has one of the longest attested histories of any of the world s languages, with records of its use from antiquity until modern times. Although it ceased to be a spoken language by the 2nd century C.E., Hebrew continued to be used and to develop in the form of a literary and liturgical language until its revival as a vernacular in the 20th century. In a four volume set, comp... read more

The Hebrew language has one of the longest attested histories of any of the world s languages, with records of its use from antiquity until modern times. Although it ceased to be a spoken language by the 2nd century C.E., Hebrew continued to be used and to develop in the form of a literary and liturgical language until its revival as a vernacular in the 20th century. In a four volume set, comp... read more

Islamic Cultures, Islamic Contexts: Essays in Honor of Professor Patricia Crone (Islamic History and Civilization)

This volume brings together articles on various aspects of the intellectual and social histories of Islamicate societies and of the traditions and contexts that contributed to their formation and evolution. Written by leading scholars who span three generations and who cover such diverse fields as Late Antique Studies, Islamic Studies, Classics, and Jewish Studies, the volume is a testament to... read more

This volume brings together articles on various aspects of the intellectual and social histories of Islamicate societies and of the traditions and contexts that contributed to their formation and evolution. Written by leading scholars who span three generations and who cover such diverse fields as Late Antique Studies, Islamic Studies, Classics, and Jewish Studies, the volume is a testament to... read more

Religious Discourse in Modern Japan: Religion, State, and Shint (Dynamics in the History of Religions)

Jun'ichi Isomae

"Religious Discourse in Modern Japan" explores the introduction of the Western concept of religion to Japan in the modern era, and the emergence of discourse on Shinto, philosophy, and Buddhism. Taking Anesaki s founding of religious studies ("shukyogaku") at Tokyo Imperial University as a pivot, Isomae examines the evolution of this academic discipline in the changing context of social condit... read more

"Religious Discourse in Modern Japan" explores the introduction of the Western concept of religion to Japan in the modern era, and the emergence of discourse on Shinto, philosophy, and Buddhism. Taking Anesaki s founding of religious studies ("shukyogaku") at Tokyo Imperial University as a pivot, Isomae examines the evolution of this academic discipline in the changing context of social condit... read more

Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem (Arts and Archaeology of the Islamic World)

Professor Department of Art History Lawrence Nees

Through its material remains, "Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem" analyzes several overlooked aspects of the earliest decades of Islamic presence in Jerusalem, during the seventh century CE. Focusing on the "Haram al-Sharif," also known as the Temple Mount, Lawrence Nees provides the first sustained study of the Dome of the Chain, a remarkable eleven-sided building standing beside... read more

Through its material remains, "Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem" analyzes several overlooked aspects of the earliest decades of Islamic presence in Jerusalem, during the seventh century CE. Focusing on the "Haram al-Sharif," also known as the Temple Mount, Lawrence Nees provides the first sustained study of the Dome of the Chain, a remarkable eleven-sided building standing beside... read more

The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis. Second Edition (New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents)

Bart D. Ehrman

The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research provides up-to-date discussions of every major aspect of New Testament textual criticism. Written by internationally acknowledged experts, the twenty-four essays evaluate all significant advances in the field since the 1950s.

The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research provides up-to-date discussions of every major aspect of New Testament textual criticism. Written by internationally acknowledged experts, the twenty-four essays evaluate all significant advances in the field since the 1950s.

Marduk-Remanni: Local Networks and Imperial Politics in Achaemenid Babylonia (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta)

C Waerzeggers

Marduk-remanni was a Babylonian man who lived in the provincial town of Sippar during the first decades of Persian rule in Mesopotamia (second half of the sixth century BC). His archive of c. 187 cuneiform texts was found in 1881 during excavations carried out on behalf of the British Museum, but since then it has received little attention. On first sight, the historical relevance of Marduk-re... read more

Marduk-remanni was a Babylonian man who lived in the provincial town of Sippar during the first decades of Persian rule in Mesopotamia (second half of the sixth century BC). His archive of c. 187 cuneiform texts was found in 1881 during excavations carried out on behalf of the British Museum, but since then it has received little attention. On first sight, the historical relevance of Marduk-re... read more

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 2013

This volume contains several articles on the topic ‘Detention in non-international armed conflict’, including the Copenhagen Process, and moreover features contributions on autonomous weapons systems, Apartheid and the second Turkel Report. It also contains an elaborate Year in Review and a special section on the high-level Boundaries of the Battlefield symposium, including a conference report... read more

This volume contains several articles on the topic ‘Detention in non-international armed conflict’, including the Copenhagen Process, and moreover features contributions on autonomous weapons systems, Apartheid and the second Turkel Report. It also contains an elaborate Year in Review and a special section on the high-level Boundaries of the Battlefield symposium, including a conference report... read more

Between Autonomy and Dependence: The EU Legal Order under the Influence of International Organisations

The European Union is traditionally seen as a new and partly separate legal order within the global legal system. At the same time, the EU is an important player in the global governance network. The strong and explicit link between the EU and a large number of other international organisations raises questions concerning the impact of decisions taken by those organisations and of internationa... read more

The European Union is traditionally seen as a new and partly separate legal order within the global legal system. At the same time, the EU is an important player in the global governance network. The strong and explicit link between the EU and a large number of other international organisations raises questions concerning the impact of decisions taken by those organisations and of internationa... read more

OPCW: The Legal Texts (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (CWC), which entered into force on 29 April 1997, bans an entire category of weapons of mass destruction. The CWC has now been in force for almost twenty years and having 190 States Parties as at July 2014, has almost achieved universal adherence. To achieve its ob... read more

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (CWC), which entered into force on 29 April 1997, bans an entire category of weapons of mass destruction. The CWC has now been in force for almost twenty years and having 190 States Parties as at July 2014, has almost achieved universal adherence. To achieve its ob... read more

Popular Religion in Modern China: The New Role of Nuo

Lan Li

Since the early 1980s, China's rapid economic growth and social transformation have greatly altered the role of popular religion in the country. This book makes a new contribution to the research on the phenomenon by examining the role which popular religion has played in modern Chinese politics. Popular Religion in Modern China uses Nuo as an example of how a popular religion has been directl... read more

Since the early 1980s, China's rapid economic growth and social transformation have greatly altered the role of popular religion in the country. This book makes a new contribution to the research on the phenomenon by examining the role which popular religion has played in modern Chinese politics. Popular Religion in Modern China uses Nuo as an example of how a popular religion has been directl... read more

Critical Music Historiography: Probing Canons, Ideologies and Institutions

Vesa Kurkela, Markus Mantere

During the past two decades, there has emerged a growing need to reconsider the objects, axioms and perspectives of writing music history. A certain suspicion towards Francois Lyotard’s grand narratives, as a sign of what he diagnosed as our ’postmodern condition’, has become more or less an established and unquestioned point of departure among historians. This suspicion, at its most extreme, ... read more

During the past two decades, there has emerged a growing need to reconsider the objects, axioms and perspectives of writing music history. A certain suspicion towards Francois Lyotard’s grand narratives, as a sign of what he diagnosed as our ’postmodern condition’, has become more or less an established and unquestioned point of departure among historians. This suspicion, at its most extreme, ... read more

Neglected Witnesses: The Fate of Jewish Ceremonial Objects during the Second World War and After

A number of recent publications have explored what became of art that was looted during the World War II and its aftermath, but little attention has been paid to the fate of Jewish ceremonial objects used during synagogue services and in private households. Like other cultural artifacts, ceremonial objects were silent witnesses to a historical period of profound injustice. In this book, museum... read more

A number of recent publications have explored what became of art that was looted during the World War II and its aftermath, but little attention has been paid to the fate of Jewish ceremonial objects used during synagogue services and in private households. Like other cultural artifacts, ceremonial objects were silent witnesses to a historical period of profound injustice. In this book, museum... read more

Magic and Warfare: Appearance and Reality in Contemporary African Conflict and Beyond

N. Wlodarczyk

This study explores the roles played by magic in contemporary African warfare, specifically through the case of Sierra Leone, to assess its impact on behaviour in conflict. A conceptual framework is suggested for analysing culturally alien practices more broadly and to inform approaches to civilian and military intervention.

This study explores the roles played by magic in contemporary African warfare, specifically through the case of Sierra Leone, to assess its impact on behaviour in conflict. A conceptual framework is suggested for analysing culturally alien practices more broadly and to inform approaches to civilian and military intervention.

An Arena for Higher Powers: Ceremonial Buildings and Religious Strategies for Rulership in Late Iron Age Scandinavia (Numen Book)

Olof Sundqvist

In "An Arena for Higher Powers" Olof Sundqvist investigates ceremonial buildings and religious ruler strategies in Late Iron Age Scandinavia (i.e. AD 550-1050/1100). The author offers here an account of the role played by religion in political undertakings among the pre-Christian ruling elites at halls and cultic buildings. Sundqvist applies a regional approach, so as to be able to account for... read more

In "An Arena for Higher Powers" Olof Sundqvist investigates ceremonial buildings and religious ruler strategies in Late Iron Age Scandinavia (i.e. AD 550-1050/1100). The author offers here an account of the role played by religion in political undertakings among the pre-Christian ruling elites at halls and cultic buildings. Sundqvist applies a regional approach, so as to be able to account for... read more

The Nag Hammadi Story (2 Vols.): From the Discovery to the Publication (Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies)

James M Robinson

"The Nag Hammadi Story" is not a history of research in the usual sense of a "Forschungsbericht," which would report on the massive amount of scholarship that has been devoted to the content of the Nag Hammadi Codices for more than a half-century. Rather it is a socio-historical narration of just what went on during the thirty-two years from their discovery late in 1945, via their initial traf... read more

"The Nag Hammadi Story" is not a history of research in the usual sense of a "Forschungsbericht," which would report on the massive amount of scholarship that has been devoted to the content of the Nag Hammadi Codices for more than a half-century. Rather it is a socio-historical narration of just what went on during the thirty-two years from their discovery late in 1945, via their initial traf... read more

Wilhelm Filderman: Memoirs and Diaries, Volume 2 1940-1952

Jean Ancel

This volume covers 1940-1952, and deals with life under General Antonescu's Legionnaire regime and the Iron Guard; Filderman's ongoing correspondence and meetings with leading members of the government; articles in the Romanian press about Filderman; the evacuation of Bessarabia and Bukovina; assistance to Jewish authors and artists; Filderman's own internment in the Târgu-Jiu camp; his effort... read more

This volume covers 1940-1952, and deals with life under General Antonescu's Legionnaire regime and the Iron Guard; Filderman's ongoing correspondence and meetings with leading members of the government; articles in the Romanian press about Filderman; the evacuation of Bessarabia and Bukovina; assistance to Jewish authors and artists; Filderman's own internment in the Târgu-Jiu camp; his effort... read more

Senda Berenson: The Unlikely Founder of Women's Basketball

Ralph Melnick

In the winter of 1892 the new instructor of physical training at Smith College, a diminutive young woman with a heavy accent, introduced her students to an adaptation of James Naismith's new game of Basket Ball. An immediate if unexpected success, the game spread to other women's schools across the country, and soon its founder, Senda Berenson (1868–1954), was called upon to codify its distinc... read more

In the winter of 1892 the new instructor of physical training at Smith College, a diminutive young woman with a heavy accent, introduced her students to an adaptation of James Naismith's new game of Basket Ball. An immediate if unexpected success, the game spread to other women's schools across the country, and soon its founder, Senda Berenson (1868–1954), was called upon to codify its distinc... read more

Adorno and the Concept of Genocide (Value Inquiry: Holocaust and Genocide Studies)

Ryan Crawford

"Adorno and the Concept of Genocide" examines the legacy of Critical Theory s foremost authority on life after Auschwitz. As a leading member of the Frankfurt School and one of post-war Europe s most important public intellectuals, Adorno s reflections on genocide and its relation to contemporary society achieved a level of urgency and insight that remains unparalleled to this day. Assembled h... read more

"Adorno and the Concept of Genocide" examines the legacy of Critical Theory s foremost authority on life after Auschwitz. As a leading member of the Frankfurt School and one of post-war Europe s most important public intellectuals, Adorno s reflections on genocide and its relation to contemporary society achieved a level of urgency and insight that remains unparalleled to this day. Assembled h... read more

Muslims in Interwar Europe: A Transcultural Historical Perspective (Muslim Minorities)

"Muslims in Interwar Europe" provides a comprehensive overview of the history of Muslims in interwar Europe. Based on personal and official archives, memoirs, press writings and correspondences, the contributors analyse the multiple aspects of the global Muslim religious, political and intellectual affiliations in interwar Europe. They argue that Muslims in interwar Europe were neither simply ... read more

"Muslims in Interwar Europe" provides a comprehensive overview of the history of Muslims in interwar Europe. Based on personal and official archives, memoirs, press writings and correspondences, the contributors analyse the multiple aspects of the global Muslim religious, political and intellectual affiliations in interwar Europe. They argue that Muslims in interwar Europe were neither simply ... read more

A Companion to Walter Burley: Late Medieval Logician and Metaphysician (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition)

Alessandro Conti

Walter Burley was one of the most prominent logicians and metaphysicians of the Middle Ages. This volume, which contain thirteen substantial articles on his philosophy, is aimed to reconstruct the internal evolution of his doctrines and the role they played in the development of Late Medieval philosophy.

Walter Burley was one of the most prominent logicians and metaphysicians of the Middle Ages. This volume, which contain thirteen substantial articles on his philosophy, is aimed to reconstruct the internal evolution of his doctrines and the role they played in the development of Late Medieval philosophy.

Media and Political Contestation in the Contemporary Arab World: A Decade of Change (The Palgrave Macmillan Series in International Political Communication)

Jayyusi, Roald

Much has been made of the role of various media in the shaping of conflicts and political agendas in today's Arab world. This volume examines this topic with interdisciplinary contributions that range across media studies, anthroplogy, religious studies, and political science and explore both new and older media forms.

Much has been made of the role of various media in the shaping of conflicts and political agendas in today's Arab world. This volume examines this topic with interdisciplinary contributions that range across media studies, anthroplogy, religious studies, and political science and explore both new and older media forms.

Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem: Story, History and Historiography (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)

Sennacherib and his ill-fated siege of Jerusalem fascinated the ancient world. Twelve scholars in Hebrew Bible, Assyriology, archaeology, Egyptology, Classics, Aramaic, Rabbinic and Christian literatures examine how and why the Sennacherib story was told and re-told in more than a dozen cultures for over a thousand years. From Akkadian to Arabic, stories and legends about Sennacherib became th... read more

Sennacherib and his ill-fated siege of Jerusalem fascinated the ancient world. Twelve scholars in Hebrew Bible, Assyriology, archaeology, Egyptology, Classics, Aramaic, Rabbinic and Christian literatures examine how and why the Sennacherib story was told and re-told in more than a dozen cultures for over a thousand years. From Akkadian to Arabic, stories and legends about Sennacherib became th... read more

Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World (5 Vols.)

Norman Stillman

The "Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World" covers an area of Jewish history, religion, and culture which until now has lacked its own cohesive, discrete reference work. The Encyclopedia fills the gap in academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods. The only reference work of its kind: up-to-date research and b... read more

The "Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World" covers an area of Jewish history, religion, and culture which until now has lacked its own cohesive, discrete reference work. The Encyclopedia fills the gap in academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods. The only reference work of its kind: up-to-date research and b... read more

Neglected Witnesses: The Fate of Jewish Ceremonial Objects during the Second World War and After

A number of recent publications have explored what became of art that was looted during the World War II and its aftermath, but little attention has been paid to the fate of Jewish ceremonial objects used during synagogue services and in private households. Like other cultural artifacts, ceremonial objects were silent witnesses to a historical period of profound injustice. In this book, museum... read more

A number of recent publications have explored what became of art that was looted during the World War II and its aftermath, but little attention has been paid to the fate of Jewish ceremonial objects used during synagogue services and in private households. Like other cultural artifacts, ceremonial objects were silent witnesses to a historical period of profound injustice. In this book, museum... read more

Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem (Arts and Archaeology of the Islamic World)

Professor Department of Art History Lawrence Nees

Through its material remains, "Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem" analyzes several overlooked aspects of the earliest decades of Islamic presence in Jerusalem, during the seventh century CE. Focusing on the "Haram al-Sharif," also known as the Temple Mount, Lawrence Nees provides the first sustained study of the Dome of the Chain, a remarkable eleven-sided building standing beside... read more

Through its material remains, "Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem" analyzes several overlooked aspects of the earliest decades of Islamic presence in Jerusalem, during the seventh century CE. Focusing on the "Haram al-Sharif," also known as the Temple Mount, Lawrence Nees provides the first sustained study of the Dome of the Chain, a remarkable eleven-sided building standing beside... read more

Legacies of Ewan MacColl: The Last Interview (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series)

Giovanni Vacca

Ewan MacColl is widely recognized as a key figure in the English folk revival, who tried to convey traditional music to a mass audience. Dominant in the movement during the 1950s and much of the 1960s, his position has come under attack in more recent years from some scholars. While it would be arrogant to claim to 'set the record straight', this book will contribute significantly to the debat... read more

Ewan MacColl is widely recognized as a key figure in the English folk revival, who tried to convey traditional music to a mass audience. Dominant in the movement during the 1950s and much of the 1960s, his position has come under attack in more recent years from some scholars. While it would be arrogant to claim to 'set the record straight', this book will contribute significantly to the debat... read more

The Jews-Harp in Britain and Ireland (SOAS Musicology Series)

Michael Wright

The jews-harp is a distinctive musical instrument of international importance, yet it remains one of those musical instruments, like the ocarina, kazoo or even the art of whistling, that travels beneath the established musical radar. The story of the jews-harp is also part of our musical culture, though it has attracted relatively little academic study. Britain and Ireland played a significant... read more

The jews-harp is a distinctive musical instrument of international importance, yet it remains one of those musical instruments, like the ocarina, kazoo or even the art of whistling, that travels beneath the established musical radar. The story of the jews-harp is also part of our musical culture, though it has attracted relatively little academic study. Britain and Ireland played a significant... read more

Jesus in Continuum (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neun Testament)

Tom Holmén

One of the central characteristics of the latest historical Jesus research has been the attempt to locate Jesus plausibly within first-century Judaism. Less emphasis has been placed on the question as to whether or how, if at all, the image of Jesus within the Jewish context also suits and accounts for the history of the influence and reception of Jesus in early Christianity. Tom Holmen urges ... read more

One of the central characteristics of the latest historical Jesus research has been the attempt to locate Jesus plausibly within first-century Judaism. Less emphasis has been placed on the question as to whether or how, if at all, the image of Jesus within the Jewish context also suits and accounts for the history of the influence and reception of Jesus in early Christianity. Tom Holmen urges ... read more

When in the Arab World: An Insider's Guide to Living and Working with Arab Culture

Rana Nejem

This book is a practical map that will help you understand the people and demystify the culture of the Arab world - the beliefs, values and social structures that determine how business is conducted and how things are done. This is not a sterile list of dos and don'ts. This book will help you develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the motivators of behaviour. It will also widen your p... read more

This book is a practical map that will help you understand the people and demystify the culture of the Arab world - the beliefs, values and social structures that determine how business is conducted and how things are done. This is not a sterile list of dos and don'ts. This book will help you develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the motivators of behaviour. It will also widen your p... read more

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