Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies

The Journal of Medieval Iberian Studies (JMIS) is a new interdisciplinary journal for innovative scholarship on the multiple languages, cultures, and historical processes of the Iberian Peninsula, and the zones with which it was in contact. Recognizing the vitality of debates about change in the fourth and fifth centuries, and conscious of the artificiality of the boundaries associated with 1492, we encourage submission of all innovative scholarship of interest to the community of medievalists and Iberianists.

JMIS, which aims to bring theoretically informed approaches into creative contact with more empirically minded scholarship,encompasses archaeology, art and architecture, music, philosophy and religious studies, as well as history, codicology, manuscript studies and the multiple Arabic, Latin, Romance, and Hebrew linguistic and literary traditions of Iberia. We welcome work that engages peninsular Iberia in relation to other parts of the 'post-classical' world; which explores links of colonization and exchange with the Maghreb, embraces the study of Occitania, addresses Iberia's presence in the Mediterranean, or adopts a transatlantic or Latin American frame. We also encourage interdisciplinary work combining radically different forms of sources or theoretical proposals, and 'unconventional' types of submissions including brief opinion pieces or archival reports, individual or clustered interviews with prominent scholars, audio clips, 'podcasts', and video files.

JMIS, which is supported in part by the Medieval Institute and the Graduate College at Western Michigan University and by Hofstra University, is published twice a year with occasional thematic clusters.

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Latest articles

Volume 7 (2)

Editorial Board
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What is “colonial” about medieval colonial medicine? Iberian health in global context
vol. 7 (2): 151-175
Sugar and spices in Portuguese Renaissance medicine
vol. 7 (2): 176-196
Beyond the Senegal: inventing the tropics in the late Middle Ages
vol. 7 (2): 197-217
Garcia de Orta, the Faculty of Medicine at Lisbon, and the Portuguese overseas endeavor at the beginning of the sixteenth century
vol. 7 (2): 218-231
The monarchy and the elites in early medieval León (ninth–eleventh centuries)
vol. 7 (2): 232-248
Las obras de las crónicas de Alfonso III: Crónica de Alfonso II sobre el final de los reyes godos, Leyenda de Covadonga, Crónica de Sebastián de Salamanca y Crónica de Ordoño I
vol. 7 (2): 249-265
Pero López de Ayala and the politics of rewriting the past
vol. 7 (2): 266-282

Volume 7 (1)

Medieval landscapes in the Spanish Central System (450–1350): a palaeoenvironmental and historical perspective
vol. 7 (1): 1-17
Two Castilian political myths and al-Andalus
vol. 7 (1): 18-43
Estudio de las transformaciones formales y funcionales en el género de los cartularios: el ejemplo de los becerros del monasterio de Sahagún (siglos XI–XIV)
vol. 7 (1): 44-56
Soldadas, situados y fisco regio en el reinado de Alfonso VIII de Castilla (1158–1214)
vol. 7 (1): 57-86
La reina Violante de Aragón, Jofré de Loaysa y la Crónica de Alfonso X. Un gran fragmento cronístico del siglo XIII reutilizado en el XIV
vol. 7 (1): 87-111
Political identities in conflict: the Lordship of Vizcaya in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
vol. 7 (1): 112-134
“You will receive so many stab wounds here”: the role of the cathedral chapter in the 1331 Girona Holy Week riot
vol. 7 (1): 135-149

Volume 6 (2)

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A good story well told: memory, identity, and the conquest of Iberia
vol. 6 (2): 127-147
A good story well told: memory, identity, and the conquest of Iberia
vol. 6 (2): 127-147
A good story well told: memory, identity, and the conquest of Iberia
vol. 6 (2): 127-147