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Eastern Christian Cultures in Contact

Editors: Andy Hilkens Zaroui Pogossian Barbara Roggema
Publishing Manager: Jirki Thibaut
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ISSN 2953-1799

Method of peer review
double-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

Eastern Christianities., Syriac, Georgian, Coptic, Nubian, Ge’ez, (art) history, Armenian, Christian Arabic, texts, translations, intercultural contacts, language, linguistics, The Eastern Mediterranean, the Caucasus, the Middle East, Central Asia, (Northern-Eastern) Africa, 200-1800

Accepted Language(s):
English, French, Italian, German

Accepts Contributions in Open Access


The series consists of monographs, collected volumes, as well as original texts and translations of sources whose primary focus is contact or ongoing interactions between Eastern Christian communities from the age of Patristics down to the late Ottoman Empire. The series will focus on Syriac, Armenian, Georgian, Arabic, Coptic, Nubian and Ethiopic Christians. Contacts between these communities are severely understudied in favour of their interactions with the Greek and Latin churches, which is frequently presented in terms of influence and reception within a Roman- or Constantinople-centered perspective. Yet, throughout centuries Eastern Christian communities enriched each other through multi-layered interactions that could also be a result of their opposition to these so-called imperial (in the case of Eastern Roman) and centralized (in the case of the Catholic) churches. Furthermore, academic publications on Eastern Christianities often address each highly sophisticated and specialized field with a small audience of scholars separately, rather than in conversation with each other.

This series, on the one hand, takes us beyond both Byzantino-centric paradigms, serving as a corrective to any binary and limited views and, on the other, emphasises the existence of polycentric Christianities in on-going and centuries-long interactions with each other. The publications should explore evidence for entanglements in terms of literary contacts, such as in hagiographical and polemical texts, translations between and among the relevant languages, circulation of texts, topoi, themes and/or persons across languages, as well as aspects of material culture, such as artistic and architectural exchanges or archeological evidence. The series, thus, fills a gap in targeting and encouraging publications in an innovative field of research, which is not covered by any available academic series.


    Marco Bais, Pontifical Oriental Institute
    Aaron Butts, University of Hamburg
    Alberto Camplani, University of Rome La Sapienza
    John-Paul Ghobrial, University of Oxford
    Adrian Pirtea, FU Berlin / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
    Susan Thomas, Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit
    Dorothea Weltecke, Humboldt University of Berlin


    Main Languages: English, French

    Additional Languages: German, Italian

    All volumes in this series are evaluated by an Editorial Board, strictly on academic grounds, based on reports prepared by referees who have been commissioned by virtue of their specialism in the appropriate field. The Board ensures that the screening is done independently and without conflicts of interest. The definitive texts supplied by authors are also subject to review by the Board before being approved for publication.

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    Submissions should be sent to:

    Andy Hilkens, Ghent University/University of Oxford,
    Zaroui Pogossian, University of Florence,
    Barbara Roggema, University of Florence,