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That Jealous Demon, My Wretched Health: Disease, Death and Composers

(2018)  | 9781783272587 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 526pp | Availability last checked: 7/2/2019
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The health - and especially deaths - of composers excite controversy. Was Mozartreally poisoned? Did Tchaikovsky commit suicide? How did Beethoven lose hishearing? Much good previous scholarship has been sullied by unsubstantiatedviews, and many composers' reputations have been unfairly tarnished byscandalous...

The Buccaneer Explorer: William Dampier's Voyages

(2008)  | 9781843833642 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | book | 321pp
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William Dampier [1651-1715] is the most remarkable seaman that England producedin the century and a half between Drake and Captain Cook. They eachcircumnavigated the world once; Dampier did so three times. He commanded thefirst government-funded voyage of discovery with a specific mission to report...

Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent: A Fourteenth-Century Princess and her World

(2018)  | 9781783271764 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 270pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2019
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"Anthony Goodman's brilliant yet accessible scholarship draws in the reader inthe most entertaining and vibrant way. He was one of our greatest historians ofthe later medieval period, whose warm humanity shines forth in his writing. Hehas given us, as a parting gift, the definitive biography of an exceptional,intriguing...

The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack: Victorian Urban Folklore and Popular Cultures

(2012)  | 9781843837879 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 272pp
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WINNER of the 2013 Katharine Briggs AwardNEW LOWER PRICEThis book uses the nineteenth-century legend of Spring-Heeled Jack to analyseand challenge current notions of Victorian popular cultures. Starting as oralrumours, this supposedly supernatural entity moved from rural folklore tometropolitan press...

The Sutton Hoo Story: Encounters with Early England

(2017)  | 9781783272044 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2019
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The Sutton Hoo ship-burial is one of the most significant finds ever made inEurope. It lies in a burial ground which contains all the elements ofarchaeological mystery: seventeen mounds, buried treasure, and sacrificedhorses. In this very accessible book, Martin Carver explains what we know ofthis site,...

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The Bailiffs' Minute Book of Dunwich, 1404-1430

(2019)  | 9780851153063 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 159pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2019
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In 1200 the Suffolk town of Dunwich was one of medieval England's wealthiestports. However, a succession of marine inundations in the late thirteenth andearly fourteenth centuries drastically reduced its size and importance.Evocative descriptions of Dunwich's long struggle against the sea abound, butlittle...

The English East India Company's Silk Enterprise in Bengal, 1750-1850: Economy, Empire and Business

Hutkov√°, Karolina.
(2019)  | 9781783273942 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 268pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2019
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This book examines the silk-processing activities of the English East IndiaCompany in Bengal and presents the Company as a manufacturer rather than atrading body or political agent. Silk was one of the first globally tradedcommodities; its luxury status and potential to create tax revenues and employthe...

The Faust Tales of Christoph Rosshirt: A Critical Edition with Commentary

van, der Laan J. M.
(2019)  | 9781640140431 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 270pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2019
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The Faust legend, which has come down to us most famously in Goethe's tragedybut also in countless other incarnations since the late sixteenth century, wasfirst collected and presented as a cohesive narrative (in manuscript) byChristoph Rosshirt during the 1570s. Rosshirt was also the first to provideillustrations...

The Deeds of the Abbots of St Albans: Gesta Abbatum Monasterii Sancti Albani

Clark, James G. Preest, David.
(2019)  | 9781783270767 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 983pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2019
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The Deeds of the abbots of St Albans is the longest continuous chronicle of amedieval monastery in England, following its fortunes from its first foundationin the wake of the first Viking raids to its status as a proud and prosperouspillar of the church establishment more than six centuries later. More...

Insular Iconographies: Essays in Honour of Jane Hawkes

Bintley, Michael D. J. Boulton, Meg.
(2019)  | 9781783274116 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 258pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2019
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Professor Jane Hawkes has devoted her career to the study of medieval stone,exploring its iconographies, symbolic significances and scholarly contexts, andshedding light on the obscure and understudied sculpted stone monuments ofAnglo-Saxon England. This volume builds on her scholarly interests, offering...

The Karl Muck Scandal: Classical Music and Xenophobia in World War I America

Burrage, Melissa D.
(2019)  | 9781580469500 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 438pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2019
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One of the cherished narratives of American history is that of the Statue ofLiberty welcoming immigrants to its shores. Accounts of the exclusion andexploitation of Chinese immigrants in the late nineteenth century and Japaneseinternment during World War II tell a darker story of American immigration....

The Landscape Studies of Hayman Rooke (1723-1806): Antiquarianism, Archaeology and Natural History in the Eighteenth Century

Sloan, Emily.
(2019)  | 9781783274192 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 225pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2019
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After his military career, Major Hayman Rooke undertook detailed studies oflandscape, ancient trees, natural history, meteorology, and ancient and RomanBritain. He was linked into a broad network of friends and correspondents,including landowners such as Earl Bathurst and the duke of Portland, and theiragents...

Merchant Crusaders in the Aegean, 1291-1352

Carr, Mike.
(2019)  | 9781783274055 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | book | 214pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2019
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The period from the fall of Acre until the end of the Crusade of Smyrnasignified a dramatic shift in crusade impetus, as expeditions to liberate theHoly Land were superseded by those aimed at reducing the maritime power of theTurks in the Aegean. With this shift came a change in participation, as themembers...

Music in Elizabethan Court Politics

Butler, Katherine.
(2019)  | 9781783274031 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | book | 271pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2019
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Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) had a strong reputation for musicality; her courtmusicians, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, even suggested that music wasindispensable to the state. But what roles did music play in Elizabethan courtpolitics? How did a musical image assist the Queen in projecting her royalauthority?...

Priests and their Books in Late Anglo-Saxon England

Dyson, Gerald P.
(2019)  | 9781783273669 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 288pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2019
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Priests were ubiquitous figures in the Anglo-Saxon world: they acted aseducators, agents of royal authority, scribes, and dealers in real estate. Butwhat set priests apart from the society in which they lived was the authority toprovide pastoral care and their ability to use the written word. Early...

 

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