Paperback titles released this April to June

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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Giovanni Pacini

by Giovanni Pacini, Translated by Tom Moore
Published by Pendragon Press
Price: £30.00 / $42.00

Pacini's Memoirs offer a first-hand perspective -- albeit, colored by retrospection -- not only of the works of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and other lesser known contemporaries such as Saverio Mercadante, but how they were regarded in the public eye during the height of their fame.

Writing the Early Crusades

Edited by Marcus Bull, Damien Kempf
Published by Boydell Press
Price: £19.99 / $25.95

A pioneering approach to contemporary historical writing on the First Crusade, looking at the texts as cultural artefacts rather than simply for the evidence they contain.

The History of William Marshal

Translated by Nigel Bryant
Published by Boydell Press
Price: £17.99 / $24.95

(Also available in eBook)


The career of William Marshal, who rose from being the penniless, landless younger son of a middle-ranking nobleman to be regent of England in the minority of Henry III, is one of the most extraordinary stories of the Middle Ages.

The Chronicle of Geoffrey le Baker of Swinbrook

Translated by David Preest, Iintroduction and notes by Richard Barber
Published by Boydell Press
Price: £17.99 / $24.95

Geoffrey le Baker's chronicle covers the reigns of Edward II and Edward III up to the English victory at Poitiers. David Preest's new translation includes extensive notes and an introduction by Richard Barber.

Medieval Life

by Roberta Gilchrist
Published by Boydell Press
Price: £19.99 / $25.95

(Also available in eBook)


An examination of daily life in the Middle Ages which reveals the intimate relations between age groups, between the living and the dead, and between people and things.

Medieval Translations and Cultural Discourse

by Sif Rikhardsdottir
Published by D.S. Brewer
Price: £19.99 / $25.95

An examination of what the translation of medieval French texts into different European languages can reveal about the differences between cultures.

Marco Polo's Le Devisement du Monde

by Simon Gaunt
Published by D.S. Brewer
Price: £25.00 / $34.95

(Also available in eBook)


The first book in English to examine one of the most important and influential texts from a literary perspective.

The Complete Story of the Grail

by Chrétien de Troyes, Nigel Bryant
Published by D.S. Brewer
Price: £25.00 / $34.95

(Also available in eBook)


Only in this, The Story of the Grail's complete form, can the reader appreciate the narrative skill and invention of the medieval poets and their surprising responses to Chrétien's theme - not least their crucial focus on the knight as a crusader.

Emotions in Medieval Arthurian Literature

Edited by Frank Brandsma, Carolyne Larrington, Corinne Saunders
Published by D.S. Brewer
Price: £25.00 / $34.95

The presentation and depiction of emotion in the single most prominent and influential story matter of the Middle Ages, the Arthurian legend, is the subject of this volume.

Achebe and Friends at Umuahia

by Terri Ochiagha
Published by James Currey
Price: £17.99 / $24.95

(Also available in eBook)


Ochiagha meticulously contextualises the experiences of Achebe and his peers as students at Government College Umuahia and argues for a re-assessment of this influential group of Nigerian writers in relation to the literary culture fostered by the school and its tutors.

The Auchinleck Manuscripts: New Perspectives

Edited by Susanna Fein
Published by York Medieval Press
Price: £25.00 / $34.95

Fresh examinations of the manuscript which is one of the chief compendiums of literature in the Middle English period.

Guardians of the Tradition

by James De Lorenzi
Published by University of Rochester Press
Price: £19.99 / $24.95

Comprehensively surveys Ethiopia and Eritrea's rich and dynamic tradition of historical writing, from the ancient Aksumite era to the present day.

Socialising the Child in Late Medieval England, c. 1400 - 1600

by Merridee L. Bailey
Published by York Medieval Press
Price: £25.00 / $34.95

An investigation into a variety of texts providing guidance for teachers, parents, and children themselves.

Domesday Now

Edited by David Roffe, K.S.B. Keats-Rohan
Published by Boydell Press
Price: £19.99 / $25.95

Essays into numerous aspects of the Domesday Book, shedding fresh light on its mysteries.

Trees in the Relgions of Early Medieval England

by Michael D.J. Bintley
Published by Boydell Press
Price: £19.99 / $25.95

(Also available in eBook)


Drawing on sources from archaeology and written texts, the author brings out the full significance of trees in both pagan and Christian Anglo-Saxon religion.

Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman World

Edited by Kathryn Hurlock, Paul Oldfield
Published by Boydell Press
Price: £25.00 / $34.95

An examination into two of the most important activities undertaken by the Normans.

Archery and Crossbow Guilds in Medieval Flanders, 1300 - 1500

by Laura Crombie
Published by Boydell Press
Price: £19.99 / $25.95

First full study devoted to the archery and crossbow guilds which grew up in Flanders in the middle ages.

Medieval English Theatre 39

Edited by Sarah Carpenter, Gordon Kipling, Meg Twycross
Published by D.S. Brewer
Price: £30.00 / $39.95

Newest research into drama and performance of the middle ages.

Henry V: New Interpretations

Edited by Gwilym Dodd
Published by York Medieval Press
Price: £25.00 / $34.95

Fresh examinations of the activities of Henry V, looking at how his reputation was achieved.
 

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