Taking on big issues, in historical perspective, leading to their relevance and importance in the present, this series will offer a convening of interests across temporal, geographical, as well as disciplinary boundaries, showing how a given issue can be viewed from many points of view. In this series, medieval studies will be fully expanded to their relevance within major topics of interest today, showing also the uses of historical studies for purposes other than solely for specialized topical research within the historical disciplines. As such, the series will also be of use for teaching purposes, providing as well a link between scholarship, the university student, and the general reader.
The series published two volumes over the last 5 years.
The last 25 years have seen a strong growth of interest in and study of the Franciscan vision not only in areas of philosophy, theology, and spirituality, but also in its application to social, missionary and pastoral work, art, liturgy and exegesis. Building on the wealth of new material emerging, this peer reviewed* series addresses in volumes of 250-400 pages current themes in interdisciplinary research on the Franciscan movement from its foundation down to the Catholic Reformation of the late 16th century.
Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science is a book series to be dedicated totally to the investigation of scientific thought between 1200 and 1700, the period that saw the birth of modern scientific method and the origins of the scientific world view. It covers not only the Aristotelian paradigm of scholastic natural philosophy, but also rivalling Renaissance and seventeenth-century conceptions of physics.
A broad-based and distinguished panel of editors and international advisors has made a careful selection of the best new research emerging in a vibrant field examining this formative period of European scientific thought.
Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science contains contributions from an international cast of experienced and promising scholars and looks for the highest standards of scholarship in work that is thought-provoking, insightful, and at the forefront of contemporary discussion.
Its editorial stance is broad, aiming not only to embrace all the main aspects of study but to approach them from a variety of angles and to foster new methodological ideas.
Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science thus includes commented editions of crucial (medieval) texts, monographs of important thinkers, and diachronic analyses of particular themes. Accessible, attractively written articles and monographs will open up the latest trends and developments in the field to a wide range of teachers and students in further and higher education.
Sponsored by the prestigious Center for Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy at the Radboud University (Nijmegen)
Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy and Science is essential reading for anyone studying intellectual history, the history of science, and the history of philosophy.
Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher
Stefan Einarson or to one of the series editors: C.H. Lüthy,
Radboud University, Nijmegen, or P.J.J.M. Bakker,
Radboud University, Nijmegen. For information on how to submit a book proposal, please consult the
Brill Author Guide.
Studien und Texte zur Geistesgeschichte des Mittelalters is a peer-reviewed book series dealing with the intellectual history of the Middle Ages, primarily from the perspective of philosophical and theological questions and the history of their treatment. Its aim is, as founder-editor Josef Koch wrote in the preface to Volume 1, "firstly to further our knowledge of medieval intellectual history by scholarly research and secondly to publish critical editions of important texts".
The series thus has three areas of emphasis:
1. Critical Editions, with doctrinal and text-critical introductions, of the (primarily Latin) works of medieval authors, which are of particular relevance to an understanding of medieval intellectual life and which fall outside the sphere of the major Omnia Opera editions of Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, etc.
2. Studies and Monographs, both on the history of paradigms and questions in particular branches of scholarship and on individual thinkers and traditions, as well as on the form and function of institutions, in as far as they were important to medieval intellectual life.
3. Collaborative volumes with contributions from various authors on specific and unitary themes, which address problems in current research.
Monographs and collaborative volumes contain a short introduction giving the gist of the argument as well as full indices, including indices of Latin technical terms. Text editions contain substantial doctrinal introductions, as well as extensive notes to or commentary on the text and indices or lexica of Latin technical terms.