Amsterdam University Press
Premodern Health, Disease, and Disability
British Library, Harley ms. 4425, f.10v. Detail of a miniature of an allegorical figure on crutches embodying Vieillesse (Old Age).
Series editors

Wendy J. Turner, Augusta University
Walton O. Schalick III, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Christina Lee, University of Nottingham

Geographical Scope
Chronological Scope
Premodern is most often defined as pre-French Revolution or about 1800
Ancient health, Medieval health, Early Modern health, disease, disability, hospitals, medicine, public health, leeches

Premodern Health, Disease, and Disability


This groundbreaking series covers all topics concerned with health, disease, and disability—including injury, impairment, medical care, physicians, and hospitals—before about 1800.

We welcome scholarly monographs and edited volumes in English by both established and early-career researchers.

The board entertains material from all parts of the globe, but given their own contacts especially encourages those studying Europe and the Mediterranean from antiquity to the end of the early modern period.

Commissioning editor