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Welcoming Trivent Medieval Books – medievalism, magic, witchcraft and more!

An introduction to the Trivent Medieval Collection

Adding to the diverse humanities and social science content on ScienceOpen, our most recent project with Trivent Publishing is now available! Together, we have launched a featured collection that showcases the books from Trivent Medieval. Trivent Medieval is a growing imprint, currently holding ten book series on varied historical subjects: art history, magic and witchcraft, Mediterranean studies, equestrian history, Byzantine history, the history of the Carolingian Empire, as well as gender, and medievalism. We are very excited to support this excellent collection of medieval history research by Trivent Publishers. The integration of the Trivent Medieval Collection into the ScienceOpen discovery platform further expands our reach beyond the natural sciences and will increase the dissemination of Trivent books.  

About Trivent Publishing 

Started in 2014, Trivent Publishing is a young publisher and is co-headed by a medieval historian, which means the main focus and passion of the company is to publish books in the general field of history and the specific field of Medieval Studies. Trivent promotes authors to publish open access by offering very low open access processing fees in order to best suit the purposes of today’s scholarship and to make knowledge available worldwide. As we are also a large proponent of open access publishing, we are pleased to help spread awareness to Trivent books by contributing our multitude of advanced user engagement, search, and discovery tools via our discovery platform and through our personal promotional services. Below, we have featured three books from Trivent Medieval, two of which are open access, that give an introduction of what awaits readers in this cross-disciplinary collection!  

Explore books from Trivent Medieval! 

SAME BODIES, DIFFERENT WOMEN: ‘OTHER’ WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD 

Edited by Christopher Mielke and Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky 

This open access volume is a collection of essays focusing on marginalized women mostly in Central and Eastern Europe from around 1350 to 1650. “Other” women are discussed in three different categories: women whose religious practices put them on the social margins, “common women” who are in society but not of society because they are in the sex trade, and women whose occupations were reason enough to shunt them. In order to fill a gap in gender history for countries east of the Rhine River, the studies included present how official city-funded brothels in medieval Austria worked, how a princess’ disability affected her life as Byzantine empress, how one unmarried Transylvanian woman who got pregnant dealt with being the center of a court case, and how enslaved women in medieval Hungary were treated as sexual property. The hope with this volume is that it will show the many interdisciplinary ways that women on the margins can be studied in this region, and to diminish the taboo of discussing this topic to begin with. 

AMBIGUOUS WOMEN IN MEDIEVAL ART 

Edited by Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo 

Ambiguous Women in Medieval Art brings together the work of seven researchers who, coming from different perspectives, and in some cases different disciplines, approach the question of ambiguity in relation to different case-studies where the represented women do not follow the ever-present dichotomy exemplified by Eve and Mary. In doing so, they demonstrate the complexities of a topic that is as contemporary as it is ancient. Through them, we can get valuable insights on the understanding and experience of gender in the past and the ways in which these experiences have shaped our own understanding of this topic. This book was published in March of 2019 and is freely available to readers. 

MARY, THE APOSTLES, AND THE LAST JUDGMENT. APOCRYPHAL REPRESENTATIONS FROM LATE ANTIQUITY TO THE MIDDLE AGES 

Edited by Stanislava Kuzmová and Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky 

This volume presents a timely contribution to the growing body of scholarship on the apocryphal writings and their reception in the Middle Ages, especially in connection with visual representation. It aims to bridge what often remains disconnected, the visual art and the written text, the early Christian roots and medieval reception, the East and the West, as well as methodologies of various disciplines. The studies in this volume firstly investigate issues related to the Virgin Mary, and through them, also the statusfunction, and identity of women

 Go to the Trivent Medieval Collection to peruse all the books from the Trivent Medieval imprint, which are also indexed by book chapter, enabling the quick finding of sections of interest. Furthermore, we hope that you take advantage of our ‘Share’ and ‘Recommend’ tools if a book or chapter particularly catches your attention. With your engagement, the addition of this collection will help initiate academic collaboration within the historical subject areas comprised in the Trivent Medieval imprint. 

More Social Sciences and Humanities Publications to Explore on ScienceOpen

The start of our partnership with Trivent is an additional step towards improving the amount of non-STEM content on ScienceOpen. Over the years we have been increasingly working with publishers in the humanities and social sciences to promote their digital content. The following, which are all open access, are just a few examples of such publications available through ScienceOpen. Take a look! 

  • Open Library of Humanities is an open access journal publishing from all areas of the humanities including the classics, theology and philosophy, modern languages and literatures, film and media studies, anthropology, political theory and sociology. 
  • Brepols’ Journal for the History of Environment and Society is open access and covers various aspects of environmental history with emphasis on studies which focus on the historical relations between environmental changes and the social-historical context. 
  • Modern Languages Open by Liverpool University Press publishes interdisciplinary, open access works of research from across the modern languages to a global audience and engages with other fields from a modern languages’ perspective. 
  •  The University of Westminster Press Books collection comprises an open access interdisciplinary list featuring titles in media and communication studies; law and the senses; social theory; politics and history; internet studies, education and philosophy.

Learn about additional services provided by ScienceOpen

The support provided by the ScienceOpen platform helps increase the awareness and impact of our partners’ social science and humanities works through various ways.  For example, our platform facilitates academic exchange via our extensive user engagement options that enable the easy sharing of articles to Twitter, Facebook, or Sina Weibo and that allow peer feedback. Moreover, our expert technical team is capable of providing a range of expert metadata services, from support with Crossref DOIs to article-level deposits at DOAJ. In addition, we are continually raising the general awareness of our partners’ works through social media promotion. If you are interested in having your publications supported by ScienceOpen and learning more, contact Stuart Cooper today!  

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