We’re very pleased to be welcoming Jonathan Lyon and Sarah Davis-Secord as new series editors for Manchester Medieval Sources.
Jonathan Lyon is Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of Chicago. His research and teaching focus is on the political and social history of Germany, Austria, and the Holy Roman Empire in the medieval period, particularly the eleventh through thirteenth centuries. His own volume in the Manchester Medieval Sources series, Noble Society: Five Lives from Twelfth-Century Germany (2017), illuminates the wide variety of life experiences of medieval aristocratic men and women. He is also the author of Corruption, Protection and Justice in Medieval Europe: A Thousand-Year History (2022) and Princely Brothers and Sisters: The Sibling Bond in German Politics, 1100–1250 (2013).
Sarah Davis-Secord is an historian of the multicultural world of the medieval Mediterranean basin, with a focus on Muslim-Christian interactions in Sicily and southern Italy. Her larger interests include human migration across the Mediterranean and the globalization of communication networks in the early medieval world. Her first book, Where Three Worlds Met: Sicily in the Early Medieval Mediterranean (Cornell University Press, 2017) was followed by Migration in the Medieval Mediterranean (Arc Humanities Press, 2021) and a co-authored textbook Global Medieval Contexts (Routledge, 2021). She is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of New Mexico.
About Manchester Medieval Sources
This series provides translations of key sources that are directly usable in students’ own work, with accessible and contextual introductions and helpful annotations throughout. The books meet a growing need amongst students and teachers by providing texts central to medieval studies courses and focus upon the diverse cultural, social and political conditions that affected the functioning of all levels of society. The series welcomes a range of sources from across Europe and the Mediterranean. Volumes can be comprised of one or two longer narrative works or collections of shorter texts, including documents. Proposals for new volumes should be accompanied by sample introductory material and examples of annotated translation. Find out more about the series here.