Gender and Power in the Premodern World - ARC
Seated Female Figure, 6th–9th century, Mesoamerica.
[Public domain] via The Met Museum.
Series editors

Elena Woodacre, University of Winchester
Carole Levin, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Simon Doubleday, Hofstra University
Susan Broomhall, University of Western Australia

Geographical Scope
Chronological Scope
400-1800; works crossing these boundaries may be considered if appropriate to the aims of the series
Gender, masculinities, power, authority, influence, emotions, materiality

Gender and Power in the Premodern World - ARC

Gender and Power in the Premodern World showcases cutting‐edge research into issues of gender and power across a broad temporal and geographic spectrum. It fills key lacunae in the field, broadening conversations about gender and power by addressing constructions and performances of masculinity as well as engaging with women’s roles, expanding beyond a European framework of analysis, and breaking down conventional barriers between premodern periods. It examines not only rulers and elites in positions of political or religious authority but also others who exerted power in economic, cultural, and symbolic forms.

While the series has a basis in historical and gender studies, other forms of interdisciplinary work are welcomed, as are submissions in art history, literary studies, and the history of emotions. Put simply, this series increases our understanding of the relationship between gender and power by offering a unique space between the strictures of the short article and the full-length work to explore specific figures and issues, engage in comparative studies and contribute to debates in the field. The books are typically 45‐60,000 words long and priced more affordably with Open Access options. Monographs are welcome too.

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