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Medieval Societies, Religions, and Cultures

Series Editor(s)

Series Editors: M. Cecilia Gaposchkin and Anne E. Lester

Advisory Board: Elisheva Baumgarten, Paul M. Cobb, Hussein Fancy, Samantha Kelly, Maria Mavroudi, Maureen C. Miller, Helmut Reimitz, Daniel Lord Smail, and Anders Winroth

Acquiring Editor

Mahinder Kingra

With the intention of fostering the best historical scholarship that focuses on the medieval past as multidimensional, the new series Medieval Societies, Religions, and Cultures (MSRC) published by Cornell University Press will prioritize work that investigates the profound interconnectedness of religions, politics, cultures, social lives and contexts, ideologies, and materialities that shaped the human experience between 300 and 1500. As a way of framing new narratives of the past, series editors Cecilia Gaposchkin and Anne Lester will seek out and cultivate scholarship that breaks new historical ground by highlighting these relationships and that foregrounds links across methodological, disciplinary, evidentiary, and geographical divides.

By cultivating a collection of books that define the period and place of the Middle Ages in broad, interdisciplinary, and multi-confessional terms, we would also be responding to, and taking part in, changes in the field exemplified by new work and critical questions related to the study of gender, race, global history, religious difference and hybridity, migration and mobility as agents of change, and a new interest in class and the material past. The series will be committed to the study of a new Middle Ages, one vibrant in its diversity, vigorous in its lived depth, and vital in its methodological engagements to shaping the discipline of history.

Please send inquiries to:
M. Cecilia Gaposchkin ( and Anne E. Lester (

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