Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Belief and Culture

Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Belief and Culture is a new monograph series addressing topics relating to belief and culture, across a wide period from late antiquity to the seventeenth century. Institutions of belief (e.g., in the Christian world, the papacy, bishoprics, monasteries), have shaped the production and preservation of a very high proportion of our evidence for these periods, while ‘culture’ encompasses everyday ways of life, as well as popular entertainments and the diversions and intellectual pursuits of the elite. The coupling of belief and culture represents recent trends in medieval and early modern scholarship, which seek to combine the study of mentalités with lived religion. It encourages the study of the relationship between ‘elite’ and ‘popular’ culture – another pregnant topic – and expressions and movements of unbelief.

By encompassing both the medieval and the early modern periods (usually treated separately), the series will provide new and innovative perspectives on issues of wide-ranging interest. The extended chronology permits longue durée and comparative studies. The series also has a wide geographical remit, inviting research that is geographically comparative, as well as focusing on regions of interaction (such as the Mediterranean or the Atlantic). In all these ways it reflects, and will further stimulate, current intellectual and methodological innovations in the study of the past.

Proposals are warmly invited for the series; please contact Clare Litt, or one of the series editors with a Proposal Submission Form.

Commissioning Editor:
Clare Litt, clare.litt@liverpool.ac.uk

Series Editors:
Dr Marios Costambeys (Liverpool)
Dr Martin Heale (Liverpool)

Editorial board members:
Dr Conrad Leyser (Oxford)
Dr Fiona Edmonds (Lancaster)
Dr Anna French (Liverpool)
Professor Simon MacLean (St Andrews)
Dr Stephen Mossman (Manchester)
Dr Graeme Murdock (Trinity College Dublin)
Dr Laura Sangha (Exeter)
Dr Simon Yarrow (Birmingham)