New book series: Call for Proposals

Law, Peace, and Justice in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

This series seeks to bring together work on ‘peace-keeping’ amongst medieval and early modern Europeans in the broadest sense: from criminal justice to transitional justice, from the resolution of interpersonal conflict within communities to treaty-making between states, from feud to refuge to reparations, from criminal trials to cultures of toleration. The series crosses conventional boundaries between medieval and early modern and welcomes work that crosses disciplinary boundaries, too, or that uses interdisciplinary approaches to subjects such as law, theology, art, political philosophy, social practice, etc. It aims broadly to promote work that helps us understand how law and justice were implicated in the ways in which people in the past imagined, implemented, and used ‘peace’, both within Europe and as Europeans moved out around the globe.

The series will include both monographs and essay collections, typically of 80,000-100,000 words, solicited from researchers at all career stages. We are especially keen to publish monographs by early career researchers, whose scholarship is often at the forefront of a field. We also hope to include edited collections in the series, as some of the best work that crosses disciplinary and chronological boundaries in the way we envision comes from the combined efforts of several hands and heads.

If you have a book in mind, please contact a member of the editorial board.

Series Editorial board

Krista Kesselring, Dalhousie University (general editor); Paolo Broggio, Roma Tre University; Tom Hamilton, Durham University; Marie Houllemare, University of Geneva; Elizabeth Papp Kamali, Harvard University; Helle Vogt, University of Copenhagen

Download the Durham IMEMS Press proposal form here [pdf].

About Durham IMEMS Press:

Durham University IMEMS Press is a partnership between the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) at Durham University and Boydell & Brewer. It publishes six specialised series: Catholicisms, c.1450–c.1800; Law, Peace, and Justice in Medieval and Early Modern Europe; Ideas and Practices, 1300–1850; Science in Culture, c. 350 – c. 1750; Studies in World Heritage, and Translatio.

General enquiries and formal proposals may be directed to
General Editor: Professor Stephen Taylor, Durham University, UK

Commissioning Editor: Dr Megan Milan, Boydell & Brewer

Editorial Board: Steve Hindle (The Huntington Library, USA), Theresa Jäckh (Durham University, UK), Neil Kenny (University of Oxford, UK), Fiona Robertson (Durham University, UK), Sarah Semple (Durham University, UK), Liz Waller (Durham University Library, UK)