The Early Medieval North Atlantic
Erin Thomas Dailey
Geografische scope:
The lands embraced by the North Atlantic: British Isles, Iceland, Scandinavia, the English Channel and the low countries
Chronological scope:
Anglo-Saxons, Britain, Franks, Danes, Vikings, Scandinavia, Celtic (Irish, Scots, Welsh), Greenland, N. America, Russia

This series provides a publishing platform for research on the history, cultures, and societies that laced the North Sea from the Migration Period at the twilight of the Roman Empire to the eleventh century.

The point of departure for this series is the commitment to regarding the North Atlantic as a centre, rather than a periphery, thus connecting the histories of peoples and communities traditionally treated in isolation: Anglo-Saxons, Scandinavians / Vikings, Celtic communities, Baltic communities, the Franks, etc. From this perspective new insights can be made into processes of transformation, economic and cultural exchange, the formation of identities, etc. It also allows for the inclusion of more distant cultures – such as  Greenland, North America, and Russia – which are of increasing interest to scholars in this research context.



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Proposals Welcome:

The series welcomes scholarly monographs and edited volumes in English by both established and early-career researchers. Proposals for should kindly follow the standard AUP Proposal format and should also include the envisaged table of contents or overview of the volume and abstracts of the proposed chapters or articles. 

Further Information:

For questions or to submit a proposal, contact Acquisitions Editor Erin Thomas Dailey via

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