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Both a practical guide to, and a reflection on, best practice in making archaeology available to a wide audience. In a relatively short period of time the pursuit of archaeology has evolved from an antiquarian interest to a specialised scientific activity. As each new method and technique is developed, and each new specialism is created, the challenge of making archaeology available as a learning resource grows with it.
£25.00/$45.00 November 2011 9781843836780 73 b/w illus.; 352pp, cloth Heritage Matters Series
This book, the first to deal with the subject in such depth, examines the place of education and outreach within the wider archaeological community. Written by one of Britain’s leading archaeological educationalists, it charts the sometimes difficult and painful growth and development of “education and archaeology”. Packed full of informative and enlightening case studies, from the circus at Colchester to Sutton Hoo and Hadrian’s Wall, this work examines exactly how we have reached the point we are at, where that place is and suggests areas for future development. By drawing upon many decades of experience at the front line of archaeological education, the author has produced a key text that will play a major role in the on-going development of the heritage industry. MIKE CORBISHLEY lectures in heritage education at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
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Arthur Ransome’s Long-Lost Study of Robert Louis Stevenson Edited by KIRSTY NICHOL FINDLAY
In a substantial introduction, Kirsty Findlay gives a full account of the history of the long-lost manuscript, its development and rediscovery, shedding new light on the already extraordinary story of Ransome’s early career. This is the first publication of a remarkable book by Arthur Ransome, originally commissioned in 1910. The manuscript, nearly complete, was sequestered by Ransome’s wife in 1914, and he never saw it again. It came to light only by chance, long after his death. Arthur Ransome here gives an exceptionally personal and perceptive account of the strengths and weaknesses of Stevenson as man and writer. Writing when most books on Stevenson were biographical or merely adulatory, he intended his to be the first ‘critical study’. The result is a fascinating and eager exposition by a yet-to-become-novelist of the writer who was to remain a lifelong inspiration. The appendices include extant material relating to Stevenson by Ransome, from his very first story to working notes and articles in literary periodicals. KIRSTY NICHOL FINDLAY taught at the University of Waikato, and since retiring has been a Moderator in Drama for Trinity College London. Her publications relate to her special interests: renaissance, commonwealth, and children’s literature.
FOURTH VOLUME IN THE SERIES
The Cistercians in the Middle Ages JANET BURTON & JULIE KERR
A comprehensive survey of the development of the Cistercian Order. The Cistercians (White Monks) were the most successful monastic experiment to emerge from the tumultuous intellectual and religious fervour of the eleventh and twelfth centuries. By around 1150 they had established houses the length and breadth of Western Christendom and were internationally renowned. They sought to return to a simple form of monastic life, as set down in the Rule of St Benedict, and preferred rural locations `far from the haunts of men’. But, as recent research has shown, they were be no means isolated from society but influenced, and were nfluenced by, the world around them; they moved with the times. This book seeks to explore the phenomenon that was the Cistercian Order, drawing on recent research from various disciplines to consider what it was that made the Cistercians distinctive and how they responded to developments. The book addresses current debates regarding the origins and evolution of the Order; discusses the key primary sources for knowledge; and covers architecture, administration, daily life, spirituality, the economy and the monks’ ties with the world.
£25.00/$45.00 October 2011 9781843836674 224pp, cloth Monastic Orders Series
Professor JANET BURTON teaches at the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David; DR JULIE KERR is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History, University of St Andrews.
HIGHLY RESPECTED MUSEUM OF LONDON SERIES
The Medieval Horse and its Equipment, c.1150-1450 Edited by JOHN CLARK
Over 400 recent finds associated with horses and excavated in London, from the utilitarian to the highly decorated, illustrated and discussed. Whether knight’s charger or beast of burden, horses played a vital role in medieval life. The wealth of medieval finds excavated in London in recent years has, not surprisingly, included many objects associated with horses. This catalogue illustrates and discusses over four hundred such objects, among them harness, horseshoes, spurs and curry combs, from the utilitarian to highly decorative pieces. London served by horse traffic comes vividly in view. The introductory chapter draws on historical as well as archaeological sources to consider the role of the horse in medieval London. It looks at the price of horses and the costs of maintaining them, the hiring of ‘hackneys’ for riding, the use of carts in and around London, and the work of the ‘marshal’ or farrier. It discusses the evidence for the size of medieval horses and includes a survey of finds of medieval horse skeletons from London. It answers the key questions, how large a ‘Great Horse’ was, and why it took three horses to pull a cart.
£19.99/$34.95 September 2011 9781843836797 42 b/w illus.; 202pp, paper Medieval Finds from Excavations in London Series
This is a basic work of reference for archaeologists and those studying medieval artefacts, and absorbing reading for everyone interested in the history of the horse and its use by humankind. JOHN CLARK is Curator (Medieval) at the Museum of London. www.boydellandbrewer.com
English Medieval Shrines JOHN CROOK
Survey of the growth and development of the magnificent shrines which reached their apogee during the middle ages. The cult of saints is one of the most fascinating manifestations of medieval piety. It was intensely physical; saints were believed to be present in the bodily remains that they had left on earth. Medieval shrines were created in order to protect the relics and yet to show off their spiritual worth and at the same time allow pilgrims limited access to them.
£39.95/$70.00 November 2011 9781843836827 12 color & 20 b/w illus.; 304pp, cloth Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture Series
English Medieval Shrines traces the development of such structures, from the earliest cult activities at saintly tombs in the late Roman empire, through Merovingian Gaul and the Carolingian Empire, via Anglo-Saxon England. The greater part of the book is a definitive exploration, on a basis that is at once thematic and chronological, of the major saints cults of medieval England, from the Norman Conquest to the Reformation. These include the great cults of St Cuthbert, St Swithun, and St Thomas Becket - and lesser known figures such as St Eanswytha of Folkestone or St Ecgwyne of Evesham. JOHN CROOK, the independent architectural historian, archaeological consultant, and photographer, is the foremost authority on English shrines. He has published numerous books and papers on the cult of saints.
English Medieval Misericords The Margins of Meaning PAUL HARDWICK
A comprehensive survey of the intriguing misericord carvings, setting them in their religious context and looking at their different themes and motifs.
£45.00/$80.00 July 2011 9781843836599 32 b/w illus; 200pp, cloth Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture Series
Misericord carvings present a fascinating corpus of medieval art which, in turn, complements our knowledge of life and belief in the late middle ages. Subjects range from the sacred to the profane and from the fantastic to the everyday, seemingly giving equal weight to the scatological and the spiritual alike. Focusing specifically on England though with cognisance of broader European contexts - this volume offers an analysis of misericords in relation to other cultural artefacts of the period. Through a series of themed `case studies’, the book places misericords firmly within the doctrinal and devotional milieu in which they were created and sited, arguing that even the apparently coarse images to be found beneath choir stalls are intimately linked to the devotional life of the medieval English Church. The analysis is complemented by a gazetteer of the most notable instances. Dr PAUL HARDWICK is Reader in English, Leeds Trinity University College.
A MUST-READ FOR ANGLO-NORMAN HISTORIANS
Robert `Curthose’, Duke of Normandy (c. 1050-1134) WILLIAM M. AIRD
New biography of Robert ‘Curthose’, eldest son of William the Conqueror, whose failure to secure the kingdom of England has overshadowed his role in the success of the First Crusade in capturing Jerusalem. This detailed biography offers a reappraisal of the career of Robert Curthose, William the Conqueror’s eldest son and duke of Normandy from 1087 to 1106, locating the duke’s career in the social, cultural and political context of the period. Robert’s relationship with members of his family shaped the political landscape of England and Normandy for much of the late eleventh and early twelfth centuries: indeed, even after his incarceration, from 1106 to 1134, his son William Clito (d. 1128) continued the fight against Robert’s brother, Henry I. Twice driven into exile, Robert defeated his father in battle and eventually succeeded to the duchy of Normandy, although the throne of England was seized by William Rufus and then Henry I. For twenty years Robert successfully defended Normandy, developing policies to counter the vastly superior English resources at the disposal of his brothers. Robert’s leading role in the success of the First Crusade [1095-99] also made him one of the most famous warriors of his age. He returned to Western Europe in 1100, a chivalric hero with a reputation that stretched from Scotland to Palestine. This book returns Robert Curthose to centre stage in the bloody drama of this period, a drama so often dominated by accounts from a royal and English perspective.
£19.99/$34.95 May 2011 9781843836605 348pp, paper
Dr WILLIAM M. AIRD lectures in Medieval History at Cardiff University.
A Frenchman’s Year in Suffolk, 1784 FRAN€OIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD & NORMAN SCARFE
“A fascinating account of provincial life and manners.” - TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT When François de la Rochefoucauld, and his brother Alexandre visited Suffolk in 1784, the events which were to lead to the French Revolution in 1789 were already in train. François’ father, the duc de Liancourt, Grand Master of the Wardrobe at Louis XVI’s court, was well placed to appreciate the dangers of the situation in France, and it must have been with anxious hopefulness that he sent his sons (François was then 18) to England for a year to appreciate the ordering of these things in a country which had experienced a revolution over a century earlier. Such reflections are never far below the surface of this otherwise cheerful journal of a year abroad, which gives a vivid picture of English provincial life; François’s observations range over such diverse subjects as English customs and manners and methods of agriculture and stockbreeding, and include a lively account of a general election.
£12.99/$24.95 May 2011 9781843836759 38 b/w illus.; 272pp, paper
NORMAN SCARFE, the well-known historian of Suffolk and beyond, provides a spirited translation of François’ journal; it is complemented by numerous illustrations.
THE FIRST OF 2 ANTICIPATED VOLUMES!
A Life in Pursuit of Music and Beauty GUNTHER SCHULLER
The autobiography of composer and conductor Gunther Schuller and a recounting of the American musical scene through the twentith century and into the twenty-first.
Gunther Schuller at a rehearsal in 1961 at Carnegie Hall.
£30.00/$49.95 October 2011 9781580463423 916pp, cloth Eastman Studies in Music Series
Simultaneously the memoir of a famed composer, conductor, and music educator; and an important historical sourcebook on the American musical scene during the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, the autobiography of Gunther Schuller chronicles the first 35 years of this multifaceted and expansive figure’s life and work. Schuller began composing music at an early age and joined the Cincinnati Symphony as its principal French horn player at 17. Since then he has written for many major orchestras and his work has earned him a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant and the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his large-scale orchestral piece, Of Reminiscences and Reflections. Perhaps most famously, Schuller contributed to a new stylistic blend between progressive factions of jazz and classical music, for which he coined the term “Third Stream,” and collaborated with John Lewis, the Modem Jazz Quartet, and others in the development of this style. In this exquisitely detailed reflection on his early influences, experiences of good fortune and powers of curiosity, as well as firsthand recounting of critical cultural and social moments and major movers of the jazz world, Schuller here beautifully and honestly narrates a life lived beyond limits. GUNTHER SCHULLER has been on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and Yale University; he was, for many years, head of contemporary music activities (succeeding Aaron Copland) and director of the Tanglewood Music Center, and served as president of the New England Conservatory. He is the author of The Swing Era: The Development of Jazz, 1930-1945; Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development; The Compleat Conductor, and many other books.
REVISED AND ENLARGED FOR FERRIER’S CENTENARY!
Letters and Diaries of Kathleen Ferrier Edited by CHRISTOPHER FIFIELD
A revised and enlarged paperback edition to mark the centenary of Ferrier’s birth in 1912.
£14.99/$24.95 October 2011 9781843830917 17 b/w illus.; 360pp, paper
In 1953 Kathleen Ferrier, England’s greatest lyric contralto, lost her courageous battle with breast cancer at the age of 41. Her name endures to this day, for she struck a chord with a wide-ranging public - in concerts, on records, on the radio and in the opera house despite a career which lasted barely ten years. Within half that time this former telephone exchange operator was singing on stage at Covent Garden, before royalty at private parties, and at New York’s Carnegie Hall. She was surely fun to know: this collection of more than 360 letters and twelve years of her personal diaries, first published by Boydell Press in 2003 and now republished in a revised enlarged paperback edition to mark the centenary of her birth in 1912, gives a vivid picture of a life which illuminated the war and post-war years of austerity and hardship. Dr CHRISTOPHER FIFIELD is a conductor, writer and broadcaster. His published work includes contributions to Grove, DNB, Viking Opera Guide, Oxford Companion to Music, biographies of Max Bruch (reissued by the Boydell Press in 2005) and Hans Richter, as well as a history of the music agents Ibbs & Tillett among whose artists was Kathleen Ferrier.
THOROUGH AND ESSENTIAL
Richard Wagner’s Women EVA RIEGER
Rieger’s analysis rests convincingly and comprehensively on the music itself. Richard Wagner’s music contains some of the most powerful portrayals of emotions in all opera, particularly love. This book is a well-researched and exhaustive analysis of the role of women in Wagner’s operas/dramas, in which the author sets out to analyse the composer’s intentions and the way he realises them. Wagner’s varied portrayal of the relationships of the sexes is revealingly interpreted. There was no doubt that Wagner regarded women subservient to men. This comes out not only in his life but also in his works, where we see the power of women’s sexuality posing a threat to male dominance. Rieger’s analysis rests convincingly and comprehensively on the music itself.
£30.00/$50.00(s) October 2011 9781843836858 12 b/w illus.; 256pp, cloth
EVA RIEGER is Professor Emeritus in Historical Musicology at the University of Bremen and lives in the principality of Liechtenstein.
The John Ireland Companion Edited by LEWIS FOREMAN
This richly illustrated Companion will be essential for all admirers of the composer. Not only for the performer – pianist, singer, conductor – but for the wider musical public, record collectors and music historians, academics and anyone interested in British music of the earlier twentieth century.
Presents many new articles by leading authorities on John Ireland and his music, together with reprints of seminal articles on Ireland including all Ireland’s own writings, transcriptions of his broadcast talks and transcriptions of interviews with the composer.
The editor has drawn on his extensive research into Ireland’s life and letters over many years, and, in association with the John Ireland Charitable Trust, has not only commissioned a wide range of chapters from leading performers and writers of today, but has brought together in one convenient format Ireland’s own writings on music, the memories of his friends and students (including Britten, Moeran and Arnell) and a selection of important earlier articles. The Companion also includes a complete list of works, and the most comprehensive discography of Ireland ever compiled. This volume is the essential guide and sourcebook on the life and music of John Ireland.
John Ireland (1879-1962) was one of the most distinguished and distinctive of that remarkable group of British composers who emerged at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Less influenced by the folksong revival than some of his immediate contemporaries, Ireland developed a style and a harmonic language that reflected the impact of the new sounds that were reaching these shores from continental Europe. This Companion, published in association with the John Ireland Trust and marking the 50th anniversary of Ireland’s death, brings together a wealth of newly commissioned articles and significant material from previously published work, and presents a multi-faceted portrait of the man and his music. The book includes a generous provision of musical examples and photographs, a complete list of works, a comprehensive discography, and a CD containing examples of Ireland’s broadcast talks, samples of his piano playing, and other interesting and hitherto little known archive performances of his works. Jacket illustration: Portrait of John Ireland by xxxxxx. Photograph: Bruce Philips.
LEWIS FOREMAN (ed.)
LEWIS FOREMAN has published many books and articles on music and musicians, including the standard biography of Arnold Bax which appeared from Boydell in an expanded third edition in 2007. For many years he was Chief Librarian of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London. Since 1997 he has been a full time writer/researcher on music, and advises various independent record companies, notably Dutton Epoch, on new repertoire. Among others he has edited The Percy Grainger Companion; Ralph Vaughan Williams in Perspective; Oh My Horses! Elgar and the Great War, and with Susan Foreman London: a musical gazetteer for Yale University Press. His many CD booklet notes are well-known, and he has contributed programme notes for many performing organisations, most notably the London Symphony Orchestra and the Nash Ensemble. For twenty years he has contributed obituaries of composers and record company personalities to The Independent newspaper.
John Ireland (1879–1962) was one of the most distinctive and distinguished of a generation of exceptional British composers that included Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Frank Bridge and Arnold Bax. They emerged in the decade before the First World War and, in the inter-war years, produced a remarkable body of music. In Ireland’s case this was not only the most popular British Piano Concerto of its time, but a splendid repertoire of songs, piano music, chamber music and orchestral and choral scores.
THE JOHN IRELAND COMPANION
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This volume - the essential guide and sourcebook on the life and music of John Ireland includes a Foreword by Julian Lloyd Webber. LEWIS FOREMAN is author of Bax: A Composer and His Time (Boydell, 2007) and London: a Musical Gazetteer (Yale 2005).
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Almanach de Gotha 2011 Volume I Parts I & II Edited by JOHN KENNEDY
The 2011 edition of this legendary reference work has been completely revised and updated with many new features. The 2011 edition of the Almanach de Gotha follows the successful format of previous editions with families listed by rank in their corresponding parts. Births, marriages and deaths of all living members of the Gotha have been updated and it remains the only publication to list all the members of all the imperial, royal, princely and ducal houses and the counts of the Holy Roman Empire. This new edition also sees a full list of the households of the courts of Europe, diplomatic listings and a full entry for the Holy See. £75.00/$130.00(s) Summer 2011 9780953214273 1,000pp, cloth Almanach de Gotha Series
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