Arc Humanities Press (Arc) operates as a specialist ALP (academic-led press), with a focus on the history and impact of the past. It was established as the publishing arm of the learned society for medieval studies worldwide, CARMEN Worldwide Medieval Network, and comprises a dozen acquisitions and publishing experts from around the world.


Arc specializes in global pre-modern history, reference books, and public understanding of the past, as well as “edgy” research into medieval and early modern studies. 


Arc works in partnership with Amsterdam University Press (AUP) and its agents to provide worldwide distribution in print and digitally.


Gender and Power in the Premodern World showcases cutting‐edge research into issues of gender and power, broadly defined, in global premodernity. The series offers a forum for innovative work examining women’s roles and agency, the construction of gender, and the performance of masculinities. The exercise of “power” is understood to encompass not only rulers and elites in positions of political or religious authority but also others—including members of subaltern groups—who exerted power in social, economic, cultural, sexual, spiritual, or symbolic contexts.


The series welcomes contributions that address premodern experiences in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania, as well as Europe. While the series has a basis in historical and gender studies, other forms of interdisciplinary work are included, as are submissions in art history, literary studies, and emerging disciplines including the history of emotions.


The series features both monographs and collections of variable lengths. Short-form works are typically 45‐60,000 words long, while full length works may run between 70,000 and 110,000 words. Open Access options are also available.

Up to 50% discount on medieval history books!

You can take advantage of our special promotion for the Kings and Queens Conference. Arc Humanities Press books available with a 50% discount, valid until the end of September 2021. For more details about Arc, visit their website. Use discount code: ARC2150.

Want to submit a proposal or speak to an editor? 

If you have questions about our publishing programme or want to submit a proposal Arc's representative for the conference is Senior Acquisitions Editor, Dr. Danna R. Messer



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