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Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies / Early Modern Studies


At the heart of De Gruyter lies our German Medieval Studies program – after all, Walter de Gruyter was a medievalist who started his publishing business with editions of medieval texts. From these modest beginnings, we have grown into one of the most prestigious programs in the German-speaking academic community. Our portfolio covers all disciplines studying the Middle Ages, and consists not only of collections and monographs, but also handbooks, critical editions, student editions, atlases, and databases. In the past few years, we have expanded our program even further: in addition to volumes focussing on the literature and language of the German Middle Ages, we are publishing an increasing number of books on medieval history, research from other philologies, as well as interdisciplinary studies. With German and English as languages of publication and with a growing number of Open Access publications, our program is particularly attractive for international scholars.


  • German Medieval Studies
  • Romance Medieval Studies
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Early Modern Studies
  • English Medieval Studies
  • Scandinavian Medieval Studies
  • Medieval History

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  • Approx. 40 new titles each year
  • Approx. 1,000 backlist titles
  • Supplemented by titles from our Publisher Partners University of Pennsylvania Press and Yale University Press

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  • 3 journals, 1 with English content
  • 3 subscription journals
  • Automatic access to all volumes since 1995 for subscribers
  • All journals available as single subscriptions, Pick & Choose package or in set packages
  • Great discounts based on the number of titles and FTE brandings
  • Permanent access secured via Portico


  • Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
  • Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle
  • International Arthurian Society
  • Mediävistenverband
  • Sonderforschungsbereich 950: "Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa"


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