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
WINNER OF THE ASAUK FAGE & OLIVER PRIZE 2016
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.
The Chronicle of Geoffrey le Baker of Swinbrook
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.
The Complete Story of the Grail
The first ever translation of the whole of the rich and compelling body of tales contained in Chrétien's poem and its four Continuations.
Essays into numerous aspects of the Domesday Book, shedding fresh light on its mysteries.
Guardians of the Tradition
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
The History of William Marshal
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.
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.
Writing the Early Crusades
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.