medieval worlds provides a forum for comparative, interdisciplinary and transcultural studies of the Middle Ages. Its aim is to overcome disciplinary boundaries, regional limits and national research traditions in Medieval Studies, to open up new spaces for discussion, and to help developing global perspectives. We focus on the period from c. 400 to 1500 CE but do not stick to rigid periodization.
medieval worlds is open to submissions of broadly comparative studies and matters of global interest, whether in single articles, companion papers, smaller clusters, or special issues on a subject of global/comparative history. We particularly invite studies of wide-ranging connectivity or comparison between different world regions.
Apart from research articles, medieval worlds publishes ongoing debates and project and conference reports on comparative medieval research.
Ingrid Hartl and Walter Pohl
Africa 500-1000. New Perspectives for historical and archaeological research
Guest editors: Roland Steinacher, Paolo Tedesco and Philipp Margreiter
Africa 500-1000. Introduction
Roland Steinacher and Philipp Margreiter
A New Age of Saint Augustine? Antoine-Adolphe Dupuch, François Bourgade, and the
Christians of North Africa (1838-1858)
A Subaltern’s View of Early Byzantine Africa?: Reading Corippus as History
Islamizing Berber Lifestyles
The Umayyad Dynasty and the Western Maghreb. A Transregional Perspective
Maritime Trade from 3rd/9th-century Ifrīqiya: Insights from Legal Sources
Africa’s Transitions to the Middle Ages
Global Epigraphy II. Perception and Representation of the Foreign
Guest editor: Andreas Rhoby
Identification by Architectural Shape.
Sarcophagi of Indigenous People and Foreigners in Roman Imperial Lycia
Imaginations of Barbarians and Barbarian Lands in the Latin Verse Inscriptions
“Foreign(er)”, “Strange(r)” and “Extraordinary”:
xenos and its Meanings in Byzantine (Metrical) Inscriptions
From Genova to Yangzhou? Funerary Monuments for Europeans
in Yuan China and their Paleographic Analysis
Eva Caramello and Romedio Schmitz-Esser
Alieness in Inscriptions and Alien Inscriptions.
Alterity and Strangeness as Reflected in Pre-Modern Inscriptions from Central Europe
Creolisation and Medieval Latin Europe