Late Antique and Early Medieval Iberia

Late Antique and Early Medieval Iberia (LAEMI), ca. 150- ca 1000 CE

Published by: Amsterdam University Press

Series Editor: Dr Jamie Wood, University of Lincoln

Image of Pantheon of the Real Colegiata de San Isidoro, Leon, Spain
Pantheon of the Real Colegiata de San Isidoro, Leon, Spain

Scholarship on the Iberian Peninsula in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages is burgeoning across a variety of disciplines and time periods, yet the publication profile of the field remains disjointed. ‘Late Antique and Early Medieval Iberia’ (LAEMI) provides a publication hub for high-quality research on Iberian Studies from the fields of history, archaeology, theology and religious studies, numismatics, palaeography, music, and cognate disciplines. Another key aim of the series is to break down barriers between the excellent scholarship that takes place in Iberia and Latin America and the Anglophone world.

LAEMI advances the field beyond longstanding divisions (e.g. those that have segregated ‘late Roman Spain’, ‘barbarian Spain’, and ‘Muslim Spain’ into rigid periods). Research is sought that explores southern Gaul and northern Africa in so far as they were integrated culturally, politically, and economically with Hispania in our period.

We also seek proposals for monographs and edited volumes that look at Iberia in comparative perspective (e.g. with other provinces or kingdoms or through thematic comparison), explore the reception and transmission of the writings of Iberian authors in later centuries, take an interdisciplinary approach to the field, or are explicitly theoretical in focus.

Upcoming publications:

  • Jamie Wood (University of Lincoln) and Andrew Fear (University of Manchester), eds., Isidore of Seville and his Reception in the Early Middle Ages: expected publication in Spring 2016
  • Rose Walker (, Art in Hispania from the Romans to the Early Middle Ages: expected publication in Spring 2016
  • Javier Martínez Jiménez (Lincoln College, Oxford) and Isaac Sastre de Diego (Consorcio de Mérida – CUPARQ, Spain), The Iberian Peninsula Between 300 and 850 AD. An Archaeological Perspective
  • Erica Buchberger (College of Charleston, USA), Shifting Ethnic Identities in Spain and Gaul, 500-700: From Romans to Goths and Franks
  • Laura Carlson (Queen’s University, Canada), The Hispani in Francia. Intellectual Exchange and the Rebirth of Ratio in the Carolingian Empire (ca. 750-850) 
  • Purificación Ubric Rabaneda (Universidad de Granada, Spain), The Formation of the Suevic and the Visigothic Kingdoms (411-589): Bishops and Barbarians
  • Jerónimo Sánchez Velasco (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain), Architecture, Power and Religion in Late Antique Baetica
  • Andrew Kurt (Clayton State University, Georgia), Minting, State and Economy in the Visigothic Kingdom
  • John Williams and Therese Martin (CCHS/CSIC, Spain), Visions of the End in Medieval Spain

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