Amsterdam University Press
ARC - War and Conflict In Premodern Societies
BL Harley 4431 The Book of the Queen, 1410-1414.
British Library.
Geographical Scope
Global
Chronological Scope
500 – 1700 CE
Editorial Board

Dr. John D. Hosler, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College
Dr. Kathryn Hurlock, Manchester Metropolitan University
Dr. Louisa Taylor, University of Oslo
Prof. L. J. Andrew Villalon, University of Texas, Austin

Keywords
military history, warfare, material culture, conflict studies, cultural heritage, social history, medieval, early modern, violence
Series

ARC - War and Conflict In Premodern Societies

Discipline:History

This pioneering series moves away from strategies, battles, and chronicle histories in order to provide a home for work that places warfare in broader contexts, and contributes new insights on everyday experiences of conflict and violence. It encourages scholars of the medieval and early modern periods to push at the boundaries of the study of war, and shed new light on the practicalities that were so critical to its success or failure. It also provides a home for studies of war’s cultural and social significance. Innovative use of source material is encouraged (archaeological and literary as well as documentary) and scholarship in the following areas is particularly welcomed:

  • Military margins: Under-represented and hitherto little researched aspects and experiences of war: from logistics like water supplies and latrines, to female experience, the everyday lives of soldiers between skirmishes and after battle, and the perspectives of camp followers, mercenaries, ancillaries.
  • War in context: detailed explorations of warfare and its effects on society relating to a particular country, region or empire over a particular period.
  • Conflict studies: medieval violence and warfare examined through the lens of conflict studies and conflict resolution.

Submissions may be monographs or edited volumes of 70,000 to 110,000 words (and occasional “Companion” reference works of over 200,000 words), or shorter “minigraphs” of 45,000 to 60,000 words.

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