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 6 (2)

A good story well told: memory, identity, and the conquest of Iberia
vol. 6 (2): 127-147
The politics of book burning in al-Andalus
vol. 6 (2): 148-168
The creation and use of space in the Abbey of Santa María la Real de Las Huelgas, Burgos: architecture, liturgy, and paraliturgy in a female Cistercian monastery
vol. 6 (2): 169-191
Del reino de Pamplona al reino de Navarra: el entramado sanitario (siglos XII–XIII)
vol. 6 (2): 192-213
A Hebrew poetry contest in early-fifteenth-century Zaragoza
vol. 6 (2): 214-236
Vespasiano in America: conquistadors, gold, anti-Semitism, and the Spanish Black Legend
vol. 6 (2): 237-250
Moses Almosnino's epistles: a sixteenth-century genre of Sephardi vernacular literature
vol. 6 (2): 251-269

Volume 6 (1)

Finding a place for women's creativity in medieval Iberia and modern scholarship
vol. 6 (1): 1-14
Sign of the Cross: contexts for the Ivory Cross of San Millán de la Cogolla
vol. 6 (1): 15-41
Conversion, marriage, and creative manipulation of law in thirteenth-century responsa literature
vol. 6 (1): 42-53
Countesses in court: elite women, creativity, and power in northern Iberia, 900–1200
vol. 6 (1): 54-70
Able and available: Jewish women in medieval Barcelona and their economic activities
vol. 6 (1): 71-86
The symbol of Rebekah in the Zohar
vol. 6 (1): 87-102
Ivory gifts for women in caliphal Córdoba: marriage, maternity and sensuality
vol. 6 (1): 103-125

Volume 5 (2)

Editorial Board
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Editors' Note
vol. 5 (2): 105-0
Ruler ('Amīnūkāl)
vol. 5 (2): 106-110
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