Edited by Benjamin Schmidt, University of Washington, and Wim Klooster, Clark University
The explosion of boundaries that took place in the early modern period—cultural and intellectual, no less than social and political—is the subject of this exciting series that explores the meeting of peoples, products, ideas, and traditions in the early modern Americas, Africa, and Europe. The Atlantic World provides a forum for scholarly work—original monographs, article collections, editions of primary sources translations—on these exciting global mixtures and their impact on culture, politics and society in the period bridging the original Columbian "encounter" and the abolition of slavery. It moves away from traditional historiographical emphases that isolate continents and nation-states and toward a broader terrain that includes non-European perspectives. It also encourages a wider disciplinary approach to early modern studies. Themes will include the commerce of ideas and products; the exchange of religions and traditions; the institution of slavery; the transfer of technologies; the development of new forms of political, social and economic policy. It welcomes studies that employ diverse forms of analysis and from all scholarly disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, history (including the history of science), linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, and religious studies.
2-3 volumes of 200-400 pages are published in the series each year.
Manuscripts (preferably in English) should be 90,000 to 180,000 words in length and may include illustrations. The editors would be interested to receive proposals for specialist monographs and syntheses, but may also consider multi-authored contributions such as conference proceedings, and thematic issues, and source translations and edited texts.
Contact: Professor Benjamin Schmidt, Department of History, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3560, USA, or Professor Wim Klooster, Department of History, Clark University , 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610, USA.