This series furthers historical writing that is genuinely international in scope and multi-archival in methodology. It publishes different types of works in the field of international history: scholarly monographs that elucidate important but hitherto unexplored or under-explored topics; more general works that incorporate the results of specialized studies and present them to a wider public; and edited volumes that bring together distinguished scholars to address salient issues in international history.
The series promotes scholarship in traditional sub-fields of international history such as the political, military, diplomatic, and economic relations among states. It also welcomes studies that address topics of non-state history as well as studies of more recent interest such as the role of international non-governmental organizations in promoting new policies, cultural relations among societies, and the history of private international economic activity.
While this series embraces traditional diplomatic history, it does not assume that the state is an autonomous actor in international relations and that the job of the international historian is done solely by consulting the official records of various foreign offices. Instead, it encourages scholarly works that also probe the broader forces within society forces that influence the formulation and execution of foreign policies, social tensions, religious and ethnic conflict, economic competition, environmental concerns, scientific and technology issues, and international cultural relations.