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York Medieval Press - Call for Book Proposals

Posted on 11 August 2021

Book proposals are invited for the series Health and Healing in the Middle Ages

The series editors of Health and Healing in the Middle Ages invite proposals for books that investigate premodern understandings of the body, its ailments, and its practices of healing, living, and dying. We seek monographs, focused edited collections, and editions and translations informed by an array of historical methods and disciplines, including palaeopathology, medical humanities, literary studies, archaeology, art history, religion, anthropology, and history. We conceive of the “Middle Ages” broadly in geographical and chronological scope, and welcome proposals for books in English that examine medical and therapeutic traditions and practices from across the globe. Books in our current catalogue cover such topics as miraculous healing, ethnicity and environmental medicine, and an edition and analysis of a medical guild book. Forthcoming works examine medieval onomancy, the medicine of the friars in England, early modern histories of death and disease, and the Latin sources of medicine in Old English. We look forward to receiving proposals on all aspects of medicine, embodiment, sickness, and modes of approaching healing and mortality in the Middle Ages; please send enquiries to Peregrine Horden (, Sara Ritchey ( and Linda Voigts ( Book proposals should be supported by a one-page prospectus, a brief chapter outline, and a one-page curriculum vitae.