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 8 (2)

Looking ahead: new approaches to medieval Iberian heritage
vol. 8 (2): 131-147
First archaeometric study on medieval glass found in Beja (Southern Portugal)
vol. 8 (2): 148-175
Recipes and experimentation? The transmission of glassmaking techniques in Medieval Iberia
vol. 8 (2): 176-195
The Cistercian glazed tiles of the Monastery of Alcobaça: characterization of the colour palette
vol. 8 (2): 196-216
Beatus manuscripts under the microscope: the Alcobaça Beatus and the Iberian Cistercian tradition revisited
vol. 8 (2): 217-251
Through the eyes of science and art: a fourteenth-century winter breviary from Alcobaça scriptorium
vol. 8 (2): 252-282
Singing with light: an interdisciplinary study on the medieval Ajuda Songbook
vol. 8 (2): 283-312
Gilding in Spanish panel painting from the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries
vol. 8 (2): 313-343

Volume 8 (1)

Lay piety in Visigothic Iberia: liturgical and paraliturgical forms
vol. 8 (1): 1-37
“Received as a woman”: rethinking the concubinage of Aurembiaix of Urgell
vol. 8 (1): 38-54
Outras cantigas fazem os trobadores: sobre la concepción del debate trovadoresco en el cancionero gallego-portugués
vol. 8 (1): 55-74
A Castilian agreement and two English briefs: writing in revolt in thirteenth-century Castile and England
vol. 8 (1): 75-93
Salamon Abnarrabi – A Jewish rentier in late fourteenth-century Zaragoza
vol. 8 (1): 94-109
Violence and the “virtual Jew” in Castilian Passion narratives, 1490s–1510s
vol. 8 (1): 110-129

Volume 7 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 7 (2): 0-0
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