Paperback titles released this January to March

It’s easy to keep track of the many paperbacks we now publish across our imprints and subjects: we’ll collect them all here and update the list quarterly. Full descriptions, contents and details of eBook editions are just a click away. If you think a particular title might be suitable for adoption on a course you teach please don’t hesitate to contact us – see full details here. Any queries? Just mail marketing@boydell.co.uk or boydell@boydellusa.net.

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The Age of Machinery

by Gillian Cookson

An engagingly written account of textile engineering in its key northern centres, rich with historical narrative and analysis.

Boydell Press

The Art of Swordsmanship by Hans Lecküchner

Translated by Jeffrey L. Forgeng

English translation of one of the most significant medieval texts on fighting with swords.

Boydell Press

The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch 42

Edited by Tom Kuhn, David Barnett and Theodore F. Rippey

The leading publication on Brecht, his work, and topics of interest to him; this annual volume documents the International Brecht Society's 2016 symposium, "Recycling Brecht."

Camden House

A Companion to Lope de Vega

Edited by Alexander W Samson and Jonathan W Thacker

An assessment of the life, work and reputation of Spain's leading Golden Age dramatist

Tamesis Books

German Women's Writing in the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Hester Baer and Alexandra Merley Stewart

Essays in this volume rethink conventional ways of conceptualizing female authorship and re-examine the formal, aesthetic, and thematic terms in which German women's literature has been conceived.

Camden House

Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Medieval Romance

Edited by Neil M.R. Cartlidge

Investigations into the heroic - or not - behaviour of the protagonists of medieval romance.

D.S.Brewer

Magnetic North

by Tomas Venclova and Ellen Hinsey

Interweaves Eastern European postwar history, dissidence, and literature to expand our understanding of the significance of this important Lithuanian writer.

University of Rochester Press

The Musical Novel

by Emily Petermann

Analyzes two groups of "musical novels" -- novels that take music as a model for their construction -- including jazz novels by Toni Morrison and Michael Ondaatje, and novels based on Bach's Goldberg Variations.

Camden House

The Myth of the Press Gang

by J. Ross Dancy

Overturns the generally held view that the press gang was the main means of recruiting seamen by the British navy in the late eighteenth century.

Boydell Press

The Philosopher's English King

by Leon Harold Craig

The Philosopher's English King offers a close reading of the Henriad, presenting Shakespeare's teaching on political authority and contributing to the burgeoning scholarship on Shakespeare as a political thinker.

University of Rochester Press

Stratton Churchwardens' Accounts, 1512-1578

Edited by Joanna Mattingly

Spanning the period 1512-78, the High Cross churchwardens' accounts of Stratton, in Cornwall, are unusually complete and informative. Written mostly in English, they are among only eighteen surviving sets of Pre-Reformation churchwardens' accounts which cover the whole period 1535-70, when most Reformation change took place.

Devon and Cornwall Record Society

Tatort Germany

Edited by Lynn M. Kutch and Todd Herzog

New essays by leading scholars examining today's vibrant and innovative German crime fiction, along with its historical background.

Camden House

Vernacular Literary Theory from the French of Medieval England

Edited and translated by Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thelma Fenster and Delbert W Russell

Excerpts from texts (with translation) from the French of medieval England offer a guide to medieval literary theory.

D.S.Brewer

What Opera Means

by Christopher Wintle and Kate Hopkins

Edited by Kate Hopkins

A fresh, elegant and vital enquiry into the elusive character of opera, unfolded through categories and case-studies, with an emphasis on historical background, psychology and performance.

Plumbago Books