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De Gruyter’s History portfolio includes national and international topics spanning all periods of history, from the Middle Ages to the present, with an emphasis on early modern and contemporary history.

Our publications are important for both historians and for the historically-oriented disciplines of Political Science, Sociology, Literature, Theology, and Philosophy.

Our program is also growing considerably in the subject areas of Early Modern History and Jewish Studies.

With more than 260 new book titles published each year, with a backlist exceeding 3,000 works, our program is also comprehensive in its coverage.

Along with leading journals such as the Historische Zeitschrift and the Quarterly Journal of Contemporary History, along with central source editions such as the Early Modern Reichstag records and contemporary foreign policy records like the AAPD, our program is one to keep your eye on, no matter what your area of focus us.


  • Middle Ages
  • Early Modern History
  • History of the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Contemporary History
  • Jewish Studies
  • National Socialism
  • German and International History since 1945
  • History of Eastern and Eastern-Central Europe
  • Military History
  • East-West German History
  • European History of the Modern Era


We do our best to make sure your submission process is as easy and straightforward as possible. Please use the following links to prepare your manuscript for us.

> Authors Questionnaire
New Book Proposal 
Style Sheet DOT or PDF


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us!