The collection publishes monographs that reveal historical documents of medieval and modern times, previously unpublished, that, in connection with the general historical discourse, represent a novel and relevant contribution to the historiographic debate. The texts should be preceded by one or more studies related to the problem under analysis. The collection is aimed primarily at academics and researchers in the areas of Medieval, Modern and American History, as well as the appeal that certain titles may have for a wider audience, such as those dealing with the history of the Basque Country.
Works submitted to the collection must be the result of original research and may have not been published previously in any other medium of communication.
The series aims to publish at least two books a year. The original texts will undergo a double-blind peer review process.
All titles published to date correspond to the subject and editorial policy of the Collection.
Ernesto Pastor Díaz de Garayo
Doctor of History at the University of the Basque Country/Euskal Herriko Unibertstatea, and currently Associate Professor of Medieval History at the aforementioned university in the Medieval, Modern and American History Department of the Faculty of Humanities.
His research focuses on the analysis of the transition from the old feudal system in the areas of the Castillian Earldom and in the Basque Country (cen.VII-XI) with special attention paid to the processes linked to ‘high medieval agrarian growth’ and its impact on the transformation of social relations and systems of personal domination. In addition, he studies the mechanisms of control used, as a result of the conquest of the regnum gothorum, by the Islamic powers in the territories of Ebro Valley and the northern basin of the Duero. Presently, his research focuses on the study of the relation between writing and social practices and the High Medieval Age, especially in relation to means of appropriation of space and domination of people.
Associate member of team 3 (“Féodalités, communautés et pouvoirs”), FRAMESPA-CNRS (U. de Toulouse), author of numerous publication, of which several of the most relevant are summerised below:
- J. Lorenzo Jiménez and E. Pastor Díaz de Garayo. (2013) «“Dominating Territories, Imposing measures: from Banbalūna to Baršilūna”. That which came from the orient. Horizons, praxis and material dimension of the systems of fiscal domination in al-Andalus (ss. VII-IX)», in Ballestín and E. Pastor (eds.), Limina/Limites: Archaeologies, histories, islands and borders in the Mediterranean [(365-1556), 2] Oxford, BAR International Series 2525, pp. 56-71.
- J. J. Larrea y E. Pastor (2012). «“Alaba wa-l-Qila?’: The Oriental Frontier in Written Sources of cen. VIII y IX», in L. Caballero, P. Mateos and C. García de Castro (eds.) Visigodos y Omeyas. Asturias entre visigodos y mozárabes (Visigodos y Omeyas), Madrid, CSIC, 2012. pp. 307-329.
- E. Pastor (2009). «L’organisation territoriale dans le nord-ouest de la péninsuleIbérique (VIIIe-Xe siècle: vocabulaire et interpretations, exemples et suggestions», Annales du Midi, CXXI, nº 266, pp. 159-176.
- E. Pastor (2002). «The Reorganisation of the Powers and the Dialect of the Frontier in the Development of Feudal Serfdom Relations Among the Castillian Aristocracy of XI century», en Fiefs et féodalité dans l’Europe méridionale (Italie, France du Midi, Peninsule ibérique) du Xe au XIIIe siècle. Colloque International organisé par le Centre Européen d’Art et Civilisation Médiévale de Conques et l’Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail. (Conques, 6-8 juillet 1998). Pierre Bonnassie (ed.). Toulouse, CNRS–Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail. pp 313-361.
The members of the Scientific Committee of the Collection work on an individual, altruistic basis. They are designated for five-year periods and may cease at their own request upon request. They are:
- Carlos Laliena Corbera, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Zaragoza
- Margarita Gómez Gómez, Professor of Historiographical Sciences & Techniques at the University of Seville.
- Jesús Paniagua Pérez, Professor of American History at the University of León.
- Cristina Jular Pérez Alfaro, Scientific Head of the CSIC
- Tomás Antonio Mantecón Movellán, Professor of Modern History at the University of Cantabria
- José María Portillo, Full Professor of Medieval History at the University of the Basque Country.
- José Antonio Munita Loinaz, Full Professor of Medieval History at the University of the Basque Country.
The Scientific Committee for the series is an advisory and consultative body to the Series Director.
Its main function is to advise on how to improve the quality of the series and propose external evaluators. Its members do not carry out the function of external evaluators, except in cases where, given their knowledge on certain subjects, their opinions are essential.
Originals should be sent to the Editorial Service address, along with the duly completed publication request form, in which the following information must be specified: personal data, complete title of the work, scientific interest, target audience and possible commercial reach of same. Also included should be a brief curriculum of the author.
Works may be written by one author, or a collective.
The texts presented must be completed in their entirety (wording, notes, bibliography, indices, illustrations, etc.).
Originals should be submitted with 2 copies in electronic format: ".doc" and ".pdf", to the Editorial Service's e-mail address at the University of the Basque Country, (email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org). The Editorial Service may request a printed copy of the work if it considers it necessary.
Manuscripts must be written in Times New Roman, font size 12 for text and size 10 for notes.
Any images, figures and illustrations accompanying the text must be of good quality and in one of the following formats: ".jpg", ".pdf", ".eps", ".tif", ".ai", ".psd", ".hmp ", and of high resolution. They should be sent on CD or other labelled media, indicating the title and programmes used.
In all cases, the original must conform to the standards set out in Annex I to the Libro de Estilo del Servicio Editorial de la Universidad del País Vasco. (Editorial Service's Guide to Style, University of the Basque Country).
The process for presentation and evaluation of originals will be governed by the principles of rigour, transparency and guarantee of anonymity of the evaluation, and will be carried out by means of the procedure of double-blind peer evaluation.
The evaluation process will proceed as follows:
- The Editorial Service Managers will carry out the initial analysis regarding the suitability of the work, after consulting with the Series Managers.
- Having passed this first filter, the Editorial Service Managers and the Series Managers, in consultation with the Advisory Committee, will choose two people as external evaluators specialising in the subject in question. The Editorial Service Managers will request the reviewers to submit their reports within a period of no more than sixty days from the sending of the original work.
- On reviewing the external evaluation reports, the Series Managers, after consulting with the Evaluation Committee, will decide whether or not to accept the publication:
- The issuance of two favourable reports would recommend the publication of the work, which may be subject to modifications based on the suggestions and recommendations contained in the external evaluation reports.
- The issuance of two unfavourable reports would advise against publication of the work.
- In the event of a conflict between one favourable and one unfavourable evaluation, a third report may be requested.
Once the evaluation process has been completed, the Series Editors will communicate by e-mail to the author, in the light of the aforementioned evaluations, the decision whether or not to accept the manuscript and, if accepted, any proposed corrections.
Should the work require corrections, these would be forwarded by e-mail to the Editorial Service Directors within a period of no more than 30 days from the date of receipt of notification of corrections. The author(s) will resend the revised manuscript, with the corrections clearly made and indicated.