Amsterdam University Press
ARC - Companions
King and queen playing chess. An illustration from 'Das Schachzabelbuch'; a paraphrase in German verse by von Ammenhusen from the Latin of Cessolis
Originally published/produced in Germany; 15th century. Held and digitised by the British Library, and uploaded to Flickr Commons.
Keywords
Premodern Europe and the global world, Eurasian connections – 3rd-17th centuries
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ARC - Companions

Discipline:History

Arc’s Companions programme includes curated volumes that have a global perspective and that earn their shelf space by their authoritative and comprehensive content, up-to-date information, accessibility, and relevance. As well as providing an overview of the topics, contributing authors are encouraged to challenge the status quo, and recognise contentious issues and cutting-edge concerns. The Companions acknowledge diversity and inclusivity, and open students up to the idea that research is evolving, debatable, and contested and not always definitive.

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This brand of single and multi-volume works is developed through personal invitation of specialists capable of bringing together a comprehensive study of a topic, particularly one that takes a more global or confrontational perspective than heretofore. The invitation is based on the press’s research into suitable scholars who are already established authorities in the field. Notwithstanding, all submitted manuscripts are subject to peer review from an independent expert chosen by the press.

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