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 [email protected] or [email protected].

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Achebe and Friends at Umuahia

by Terri Ochiagha


The author 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.

James Currey

Archery and Crossbow Guilds in Medieval Flanders, 1300-1500

by Laura Crombie

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

Boydell Press

The Auchinleck Manuscript: New Perspectives

Edited by Susanna Fein

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

York Medieval Press

The Chronicle of Geoffrey le Baker of Swinbrook

Translated by David G. Preest and Richard Barber

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.

Boydell Press

The Complete Story of the Grail

by Chrétien de Troyes

Translated by Nigel Bryant

The first ever translation of the whole of the rich and compelling body of tales contained in Chrétien's poem and its four Continuations.


Crusading and Pilgrimage in the Norman World

Edited by Kathryn Hurlock and Paul Oldfield

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

Boydell Press

Domesday Now

Edited by David Roffe and K S B Keats-Rohan

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

Boydell Press

Emotions in Medieval Arthurian Literature

Edited by Frank Brandsma, Carolyne Larrington and Corinne Saunders

Analysis of how emotion is pictured in Arthurian legend.


Guardians of the Tradition

by James De Lorenzi

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

University of Rochester Press

Henry V: New Interpretations

Edited by Gwilym Dodd

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

York Medieval Press

The History of William Marshal

Translated by Nigel Bryant

The career of William Marshal (1146/7-12), 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 theMiddle Ages. His biography was completed shortly after his death by a household minstrel and we are fortunate that it survives to give a unique portrait of a twelfth-century knight's life in the early days of tournaments and chivalry as well as his career in warfare and politics.

Boydell Press

Marco Polo's Le Devisement du Monde

by Simon Gaunt

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


Medieval English Theatre 39

Edited by Sarah Carpenter, Gordon L Kipling and Meg Twycross

Newest research into drama and performance of the middle ages.


Medieval Life

by Roberta Gilchrist

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.

Boydell Press

Medieval Translations and Cultural Discourse

by Sif Rikhardsdottir

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


Socialising the Child in Late Medieval England

by Merridee L. Bailey

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

York Medieval Press

Trees in the Religions of Early Medieval England

by Michael D.J. Bintley

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.

Boydell Press

Writing the Early Crusades

Edited by Marcus Bull and Damien Kempf

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.

Boydell Press