September 27, 2018
Brecht, Weill and The Threepenny Opera are names practically synonymous with each other. However, little is known about the great theater producer behind its staging, Ernst Josef Aufricht, whose memoir, And… READ MORE
September 25, 2018
The Middle English ‘popular’ romances used to be shunned in academia, but they are so entertaining that they are now back in fashion.
The biennial Medieval Romance in Britain conference, which is dedicated to the study of these romances, began in the UK in 1988 as a very small-scale event, but it has grown and grown and has become global (the 2016 conference was in Vancouver).
September 19, 2018
On the eve of Ghana’s independence from British rule, the country’s first radio programme dedicated to the broadcast of original literature aired from Accra, the capital of Ghana (then the… READ MORE
September 17, 2018
Published earlier this year as part of our longstanding Worlds of the East India Company series, Kay Saville-Smith’s Provincial Society and Empire presents an unusual take on the Company and… READ MORE
September 12, 2018
First published in August 2013, Professor Kirk Ambrose’s book took an unusual approach to the monsters depicted in so much medieval art and architecture. What if these fearsome creatures articulated… READ MORE
September 7, 2018
Among our many new books for the second half of 2018, one of the highlights is English Medieval Church Towers. David Ryan has visited and painted 500 medieval churches of the Northern Province of England to record their towers in watercolour, preserving for posterity a delightful record of one of the greatest groupings of England’s historic buildings.
August 29, 2018
It’s not often that archaeologists have the chance to examine a riverbed, let alone dig 25 meters down to a layer that was formed in the last Ice Age, 10,000… READ MORE