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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: 9/4/2019
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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: 6/4/2019
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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: 6/4/2019
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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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Early Modern Military Identities, 1560-1639: Reality and Representation

O'Mahony, Cian. Woodcock, Matthew.
(2019)  | 9781843845324 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 6/4/2019
AUD 136.95 (inc. GST), AUD 124.50 (ex. GST),
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Within the large-scale historiography of sixteenth- and seventeenth-centurywarfare and the early modern military revolution there remain many unansweredquestions about the individual soldier and their relationship to the professionof arms. What was it that distinguished a soldier from the rest of society?...

English Alabaster Carvings and their Cultural Contexts

Murat, Zuleika.
(2019)  | 9781783274079 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 392pp | Availability last checked: 6/4/2019
AUD 136.95 (inc. GST), AUD 124.50 (ex. GST),
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English alabasters played a seminal role in the artistic development of latemedieval and early modern Europe. Carvings made of this lustrous white stonewere sold throughout England and abroad, and as a result many survived theiconoclasm that destroyed so much else from this period. They are a unique...

The Letters of Margaret of Anjou

Cron, B. M. Maurer, Helen.
(2019)  | 9781783274246 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 304pp | Availability last checked: 6/4/2019
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Margaret of Anjou remains a figure of controversy. As wife to the weak KingHenry VI, she was on the losing side in the first phase of the Wars of theRoses. Yorkist propaganda vilifying Margaret was consolidated by Shakespeare:his portrait of a warlike and vengeful queen - "a tiger's heart wrapped in...

Liminality in Cuba's Twentieth-Century Identity: Rites of Passage and Revolutions

Fay, Stephen M.
(2019)  | 9781855663343 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 6/4/2019
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This book offers an innovative and provocative analysis of the much-studiedCuban Revolution by reminding us that Fidel Castro's was actually the second ofthe island's twentieth-century revolutions. By bringing 1959 into criticalcommunication with the revolution of 1933, the book explores Cuba's trajectoryfrom...

Town Courts and Urban Society in Late Medieval England, 1250-1500

Goddard, Richard. Phipps, Teresa.
(2019)  | 9781783274253 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 6/4/2019
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Town courts were the principal institution responsible for the delivery ofjustice and urban administration within medieval towns. Their records survive inlarge quantities in archives across England, and they provide an unparalleledinsight into the lives and work of thousands of men and women who lived...

A History of the County of Oxford: XIX: Wychwood Forest and Environs

Townley, Simon.
(2019)  | 9781904356516 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 508pp | Availability last checked: 6/4/2019
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Until its partial clearance in the 1850s Wychwood forest, set in an undulatinglandscape on the edge of the Cotswolds, was one of the great royal forests ofEngland, comparable with Savernake, Rockingham, or Whittlewood. This volumeexplores the history of the forest itself and of a dozen surrounding villages,of...

The Chronology and Canon of Ælfric of Eynsham

Kleist, Aaron J.
(2019)  | 9781843845331 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 400pp | Availability last checked: 6/4/2019
AUD 171.95 (inc. GST), AUD 156.32 (ex. GST),
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A thousand years and more ago, with Vikings ravaging the coastlines and themillennium drawing nigh, a monk named Ælfric embarked on studies that wouldmake him the most erudite, prolific, and influential author writing in Englishbefore Chaucer. What drove Ælfric was no desire to leave his mark...

Realities and Fantasies of German Female Leadership: From Maria Antonia of Saxony to Angela Merkel

Krimmer, Elisabeth. Simpson, Patricia Anne.
(2019)  | 9781640140653 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 409pp | Availability last checked: 6/4/2019
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The Western tradition of excluding women from leadership and disparaging theirability to lead has persisted for centuries, not least in Germany. Even today,resistance to women holding power is embedded in literary, cultural, andhistorical values that presume a fundamental opposition between the adjective"female"...

Aaron Copland and the American Legacy of Gustav Mahler

Mugmon, Matthew.
(2019)  | 9781580469647 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 6/4/2019
AUD 68.95 (inc. GST), AUD 62.68 (ex. GST),
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The iconic American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990) is often credited withcreating an unmistakably American musical style, a style free from the powerfulsway of the European classics that long dominated the art-music scene in theUnited States. Yet Copland was strongly attracted to the music of thelate-romantic...

Forgotten Dreams: Revisiting Romanticism in the Cinema of Werner Herzog

Johnson, Laurie Ruth.
(2019)  | 9781640140639 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 6/4/2019
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Werner Herzog (b. 1942) is perhaps the most famous living German filmmaker, buthis films have never been read in the context of German cultural history. Andwhile there is a surfeit of film reviews, interviews, and scholarly articles onHerzog and his work, there are very few books devoted to his films,...


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