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african stu d i es A F R IC A N S T U DI E S

African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe (1923–80) TIMOTHY STAPLETON

Making use of archival documents, period newspapers, and oral interviews, African Police and Soldiers in Colonial Zimbabwe examines the ambiguous experience of black security personnel, police, and soldiers in white-ruled Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) from 1923 through independence and majority rule in 1980. Across the continent, European colonial rule could not have been maintained without African participation in the police and army. In Southern Rhodesia, lack of white manpower meant that despite fear of mutiny, blacks played an increasingly prominent role in law enforcement and military operations, and from World War II constituted a strong majority within the regular security forces.

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From Revolution to Rights in South Africa Social Movements, NGOs and Popular Politics After Apartheid STEVEN L. ROBINS

“In this magnificent book, unearthing case studies from academic journals, Robins examines rights-based social movements and the resurgence of the ‘traditional’ in communal identity politics. Highly recommended.” - CHOICE “This illuminating post-apartheid ethnography deserves close study by anyone concerned with popular politics in the globalising South. Robins freely intersperses high-level social theory with carefully selected case studies and vignettes.” - TIMES HIG HER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT

Southern Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press (PB)

professor of history at Trent University in Ontario.

$34.95/£17.99 Due December 2010 9781847012012 208pp, PB

$90.00/£50.00 Due June 2011 9781580463805 20 b/w illus.; 333pp Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Germany’s Genocide of the Herero Why Kaiser Wilhelm II Gave the Order

Timothy Stapleton is


And Crocodiles are Hungry at Night Prison Memoir JACK MAPANJE “A moving account of a poet’s imprisonment by the state, his struggle to probe the hidden motives for this arrest, and his attempt to provide an unforgettable record of the architecture of imprisonment and the perpetual struggle between the forces of truth and those of naked power.” - S imon Gikandi, Professor English, Princeton Universit y

is a poet and linguist and was head of the English Department, Chancellor College, University of Malawi when he was arrested and detained without charge or trial in 1987. After an international campaign, which included his being promoted as one of Amnesty International’s ‘Prisoners of Conscience’, he was released in 1991. Jack Mapanje

$45.00/£25.00 Due February 2011 9781847010315 240pp, HB

Front page image: Josep Renau, ‘Las Arenas Swimming Pool.’ By permission of the Fundació Josep Renau. This is an illustration included in A Companion to Catalan Culture, edited by Dominic Keown (see p.5)


Questions relating to human rights are very much in the news, yet genocides in Africa, especially those that occurred during colonial times, are understudied. The history of the Herero genocide has been examined by very few writers and almost no-one from Africa. Sarkin’s book deals with the issues from an entirely different point of view, provides new information not included in the existing literature, and proposes understandings from an alternative position. Jeremy Sarkin is Chairperson-Rapporteur of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, and is also an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and of the State of New York.

South Africa: University of Cape Town Press/Juta $75.00/£45.00(s) Due March 2011 9781847010322 264pp, HB

Ira Aldridge’s Early Eears, 1807–33 BERNTH LINDFORS

Ira Aldridge’s Early Years, 1807–1833 is a detailed, carefully-researched biography of this black classical actor covering the first forty-five years of his life (1807–1852), when he rose from an impoverished childhood in New York City to a successful career as one of the most celebrated thespians on the British stage. He gradually gained a reputation throughout the United Kingdom, attracting large crowds and winning accolades not only as an interpreter of black roles but also eventually as an actor of classic white Shakespearean parts-Shylock, Macbeth, Richard III, even Iago. Aldridge, as a very visible black man in a white world at a time when the relationship between whites and blacks was being redefined, was sometimes subjected to blatant racial harassment and discrimination; he nonetheless managed to survive and even thrive in an environment in which he always was regarded as an outsider. Bernth Lindfors is professor emeritus of

English and African Literatures, University of Texas at Austin, and editor of Ira Aldridge: The African Roscius (University of Rochester Press, 2007).

$85.00/£50.00(s) Due June 2011 9781580463812 12 b/w illus.; 422pp Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Men in African Film and Fiction Edited by LAHOUCINE OUZGANE

Through their analysis of the depictions in film and literature of masculinities in colonial, independent and post-independent Africa, the contributors open some key African texts to a more obviously politicized set of meanings. Collectively, the essays provide space for rethinking current theory on gender and masculinity: how only some of the most popular theories in masculinity studies in the West hold true in African contexts; how Western masculinities react with indigenous masculinities on the continent; how masculinity and femininity in Africa seem to reside more on a continuum of cultural practices than on absolutely opposite planes; and how generation often functions as a more potent metaphor than gender. $80.00/£45.00(s) Due February 2011 9781847015211 224pp, HB

african studies Obasanjo, Nigeria and the World

The Sudan Handbook


Edited by JOHN RYLE ET AL.

Olusegun Obasanjo has been the most important and controversial figure in Nigeria’s first 50 years of independence and the most powerful African of his time. John Iliffe examines Olusegun Obasanjo’s complex personality and the extreme controversy he arouses among Nigerians, and illustrates the immense demands made on a leader of a state like Nigeria.

The Rift Valley Institute Sudan Handbook, based on the RVI’s successful Sudan Field Course, is an authoritative and accessible introduction to Sudan, vividly written and edited by leading Sudanese and international specialists. The handbook offers a concise introduction to all aspects of the country, rooted in a broad historical account of the development of the Sudanese state. It consists of eighteen selfcontained, cross-referenced chapters, covering essential topics in the geography, history, sociology, culture and politics of the country, written by outstanding Sudanese scholars and recognized international experts. It includes numerous purpose-drawn maps and diagrams, glossaries of key terms, capsule biographies of key figures, a chronology and a bibliography.

The author has used mainly published sources, especially Nigerian newspapers and political memoirs, as well as recently released FCO documents in Britain. John Iliffe is a Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge. He retired as Professor of African History at Cambridge in 2006 and has published widely on African history.

$80.00/£45.00(s) Due January 2011 9781847010278 320pp, HB

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The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars Comprehensive Peace or Temporary Truce? DOUGLAS H. JOHNSON

Sudan’s post-independence history has been dominated by political and civil strife. Most commentators have attributed the country’s recurring civil war either to an age-old racial divide between Arabs and Africans, or to recent colonially constructed inequalities. This book attempts a more complex analysis, briefly examining the historical, political, economic and social factors which have contributed to periodic outbreaks of violence between the state and its peripheries, and assessing the prospects for a lasting peace. Douglas H. Johnson is an independent scholar and former international expert on the Abyei Boundaries Commission

$29.95/£16.99 Due June 2011 9781847010292 256pp, PB African Issues

$34.95/£19.99 Due May 2011 9781847010308 224pp, PB

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Turning Points in African Democracy Edited by ABDUL RAUFU MUSTAPHA & LINDSAY WHITFIELD

The editors have chosen eleven key countries to provide enlightening comparisons and contrasts to stimulate discussion among students. They have brought together a team of scholars who are actively working in the changing Africa of today. Each chapter is structured around a framing event which defines the experience of democratisation. The editors have provided an overview of the turning points in African politics. They engage with debates on how to study and evaluate democracy in Africa, such as the limits of elections. They identify four major themes with which to examine similarities and divergences as well as to explain change and continuity in what happened in the past.

War Veterans in Zimbabwe’s Revolution Challenging neo-colonialism, settler and international capital ZVAKANYORWA WILBERT SADOMBA

Traces the roots of Zimbabwe’s well known, but little analysed, revolution of 2000 to the 1970s guerrilla war, revealing the foundational philosophies, cosmologies and experiences that are manifest in the War Veterans-led revolution. The book is a bold account of an ongoing bottom-up struggle against neo-colonialism, settler economy and international capital. It traces the unfolding events of Zimbabwe’s war of liberation, revealing little-known facts that help to explain the complexity of current politics, ideology and class conflicts. Based on grounded empirical research this scholarly analysis differs significantly from the standard journalistic accounts of this topic. The book illustrates that the popular land occupations of 2000 were part of a much wider current under the surface that reconfigured industry, mining, finance, commerce and trade. War Veterans led a revolution that challenged the state, ruling ZANU PF, the MDC, President Robert Mugabe, settler and international capital. Zvakanyorwa Wilbert Sadomba is a Lecturer in

the Dept. of Sociology, University of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Weaver Press $70.00/£40.00(s) Due January 2011 978 1 84701 025 4 8 b/w illus.; 256pp, 23.4 x 15.6, HB

$34.95/£17.99 Due November 2010 9781847013163 255pp, PB


A rcha eology / A rt / He rald ry & Genealogy A RC HA E OL O G Y


Cultural Heritage, Ethics & the Military

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Edited by PETER G . STONE

The roles played by a number of archaeologists in assisting the military to identify cultural heritage sites prior to and after the 2003 conflict in Iraq have been questioned and criticised by some experts in the field, as lending a legitimacy to the invasion. This event has therefore served to focus on the broader issue of whether archaeologists and other cultural heritage experts should ever work with the military, and, if so, under what guidelines and strictures. The essays in this book, drawn from a series of international conferences and seminars on the debate, provide an historical background to the ethical issues facing cultural heritage experts, and contextualise them within a broader discussion of humanitarian work and non-government organisations’ relations with the military. They aim to stimulate, focus and develop a hotly contested issue with a suggested framework for future collaboration. $90.00/£50.00(s) Due May 2011 978 1 84383 538 7 234pp, HB, Heritage Matters


The Roman Imperial Navy was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed, prior to the European naval development of relatively recent centuries. It was able to deploy huge fleets and dominate the seas around western Europe, north Africa, and the Middle East, as well as the great rivers that formed a large part of the eastern boundary of the Roman world. It secured the trade routes and maintained the communications that allowed the Roman Empire to exist. It brought previously untouchable and unreachable enemies to battle and enabled the expansion of Imperial power into areas thought hitherto inaccessible. Drawing upon archaeological evidence, documentary accounts and visual representations, this book seeks to chart the development and evolution of the Roman warship over eight centuries of naval activity, showing how ships were evolved to meet the circumstances of the different areas in which they had to operate, the different functions they needed to fulfil, and the changing nature of their enemies. $90.00/£50.00(s) Due February 2011 978 1 84383 610 0 25 colour illus.; 81 b/w illus.; HB


The Art of Anglo-Saxon England CATHERINE E. KARKOV

Two particular perspectives inform this wide-ranging and richly illustrated survey of the art produced in England, or by English artists, between ca. 600 and ca. 1100, in a variety of media, manuscripts, stone and wooden sculpture, ivory carving, textiles, and architecture. Firstly, from a post-colonial angle, it examines the way art can both create and narrate national and cultural identity over the centuries during which England was coming into being, moving from Romano-Britain to Anglo-Saxon England to Anglo-Scandinavian England to Anglo-Norman England. Secondly, it treats Anglo-Saxon art as works of art, works that have both an aesthetic and an emotional value, rather than as simply passive historical or archaeological objects. This double focus on art as an aesthetic vehicle and art as an active political force allows us to ask questions not only about what makes something a work of art, but what makes it endure as such, as well as questions about the work that art does in the creation of peoples, cultures, nations and histories. Professor Catherine Karkov teaches

in the School of Fine Art, University of Leeds.

$80.00/£45.00(s) Due June 2011 9781843836285 8 colour plates, 80 b/w illus.; 440pp, HB Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture

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Medieval Wall Paintings in English and Welsh Churches ROGER ROSEWELL

Praise for the hardback edition: “Rosewell has done a service to readers, learned and unlearned, by gathering these examples together.” - TLS “A well-written and handsomely presented book, certain to appeal to a wide readership. [...] The great strength of the book is in its wonderful colour pictures: of both familiar and unexpected subjects, and usually of higher quality than published before.” - BB C HI STORY MAGAZINE “A long-awaited and very comprehensive survey that will be of major interest to all those interested in exploring ancient parish churches.” - COUNTRY LIFE Highly Commended in the Best Archaeological Book category of the 2008 British Archaeological Awards.

$34.95/£19.99 Due March 2011 9781843834847 255 colour illus.; 6 b/w illus.; 380pp, PB

H E R A L DRY & G E N E A L O G Y P re v io usly ann o unced

Burke’s Peerage–Royal Families of Europe WILLIAM BORTRICK

Royal Families of Europe is the first volume on royal genealogy to be published by Burke’s in over thirty years. It is written by William Bortrick, Burke’s Royal Editor. Royal Families of Europe is a comprehensive dictionary of the European Royal Families, reigning and non-reigning. The volume features individual entries for over 50 Royal Houses, which have reigned in Europe since the eighteenth century. It is also the first Burke’s publication to feature the newly announced editorial policy of listing offspring in order of birth rather than giving precedence to male children. William Bortrick is

a director and trustee of the Society of Genealogists, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, and Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives.

$220.00/£125.00 Due April 2011 9780850110838 600pp, 26 x 18, HB Burke’s Peerage

Hispanic Studi es

A Companion to Catalan Culture

Actividad teatral en la region de Toledo, 1612-1630 estudio y documentos

Mujeres épicas españolas silencios, olvidos e ideología



Written by an international team of scholars and focussing primarily on the modern age, this monograph privileges not only conventional areas such as history, music, language, literature and the arts, but also popular experience, with sections on sport, cinema, festivals and cuisine.

Este volumen es una edición de un millar de documentos inéditos provenientes de los protocolos notariales de Toledo, con estudio preliminar. Tal como sugiere el título, es una obra de carácter similar a los tomos 35-36 de la serie Fuentes para la Historia del Teatro en España, Actividad teatral en la región de Madrid según los protocolos de Juan García de Albertos, publicados en 2003. Está pensado como el primero de dos volúmenes de la misma fuente, de los que el segundo abarcará los años 1631-1670.

Desde tiempos medievales hasta el presente, los autores que estudiamos glorifican a los personajes masculinos sin manchar la fama del héroe o criticar al monarca. La enorme mayoría de los textos restan valor a la contribución de las figuras femeninas como agentes de cambio, o las usan como chivos expiatorios de crímenes masculinos.


DOMINIC KEOWN is Reader in Catalan at the University of Cambridge. CONTRIBUTORS:

Elisenda Barbé, Robert Davidson, Alexander Ibarz, Louise Johnson, Dominic Keown, Tess Knighton, Jaume MartíOlivella, Dorothy Noyes, Montserrat Roser i Puig, Antoni Segura, Miquel Strubell.

$95.00/£55.00(s) Due March 2011 9781855662278 7 colour illus.; 7 b/w illus.; 260pp, HB

A Companion to Spanish Women’s Studies Edited by XON DE ROS & GERALDINE HAZBUN

Intended for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as general readers interested in the study of gender and culture within the area of peninsular Hispanism, this volume aims to present an overview of the issues and critical debates in the field of Women’s Studies, including original essays by pioneering scholars as well as by younger specialists from Spain, Latin-America, Britain and the United States. New pathfinding models of theoretical analysis are balanced with a careful revisiting of the historical foundations of women’s studies. The volume is divided into two sections: the first up to and including the early modern period and the second from the eighteenth century to the present, covering literature, the visual arts, cinema, and social and cultural history. Each chapter explores a concept/ approach/ aspect within feminist theory (identity and representation, masquerade, cultural agency, strategies of resistance, discipline and the body, poetics of domesticity, motherhood, everyday life etc.) while discussing either the work of women or the representation of women and each essay is followed by suggestions for further reading. $115.00/£65.00(s) Due March 2011 9781855662247 9 colour illus.; 12 b/w illus.; 360pp, HB

Charles Davis es

Honorary Research Fellow de Queen Mary, Universidad de Londres. $99.00/£60.00(s) Due May 2011 9781855662193 400pp, PB Fuentes para la historia del Teatro en Espana

Libro de Fortuna y Prudencia BERNAT METGE Edited and translated by DAVID BARNETT

Written around 1381 by Bernat Metge, the most important Catalan writer of the fourteenth century, the Libro de Fortuna y Prudencia is a fantasy in verse, drawing on learned sources, principally The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius. Early one morning, Bernat, the protagonist and narrator, decides to alleviate his sorrows by strolling around the harbour of Barcelona. He meets an old man, apparently a beggar, who tricks him into getting into a boat which, despite the absence of sails and oars, conveys him to an island where the goddess Fortuna appears to him. In a heated discussion, Bernat blames her for all his misfortunes. His next meeting is with Prudencia who is accompanied by seven maidens representing the liberal arts. Prudencia is able to lessen his despair, and exhorts him to trust in providence and renounce material possessions. When she considers him cured, she and the maidens send him sailing back to Barcelona. David Barnett,

whose doctorate is from Queen Mary, University of London, continues to be involved in research on medieval Catalan literature.

$29.95/£16.99(s) Due June 2011 9781855662285 224pp, PB Textos


es profesora en la Universidad de Western Ontario.

Marjorie Ratcliffe

$95.00/£55.00(s) Due April 2011 9781855662254 224pp, HB

The Life and Times of Mother Andrea La vida y costumbres de la Madre Andrea Edited by ENRIQUETA ZAFRA & ANNE J. CRUZ

The anonymous novella Vida y costumbres de la Madre Andrea (ca 1650, The Life and Times of Mother Andrea) is a fascinating account of the life of the owner/administrator of a Madrid brothel. Probably written by a Sephardic resident of Amsterdam, and following the picaresque mode of first person narrative, it details the amusing experiences of Mother Andrea, the prostitutes under her charge, and the varied social types who make up the brothel’s clients. Emphasizing the corrupt practices of prostitution and the controversy over the licensing of brothels in early modern Spain, the novella proposes a highly entertaining view of the very life experiences it purports to condemn. This bilingual edition, based on the novella’s only extant text, an eighteenth-century copy discovered in a Utrecht bookstore in 1950 by the late Hispanist J. A. Van Praag, offers a thorough introduction that contextualizes the novella both historically and linguistically. Its modernized and annotated edition in the original Spanish with an admirably readable English translation on facing pages will have significant impact on the study of Spanish Peninsular and Sephardic literatures and cultures $90.00/£50.00(s) Due April 2011 9781855662261 1 b/w illus.; 208pp, HB


H istory of re ligion / History: Early M odern H I S TORY OF R E L IG ION

Conscience, Consciousness and Ethics in Joseph Butler’s Philosophy and Ministry BOB TENNANT

Joseph Butler was one of the eighteenth century’s most important theologians and he has continued to be seen as a crucial figure by both theologians and philosophers in the two centuries since. This book is a critical biography of Butler, arguing that his life was above all a Christian ministry. It is based on a comprehensive reassessment of his published work and of the surviving MS and archival materials. Butler was read in an unbalanced and unhistorical way not only in the nineteenthcentury Church and academy but also in the twentieth-century departments of philosophy. The first five chapters present an account of his ministry, demonstrating that Butler developed powerful new thinking not only about ethics but about the complex of pastoral and political concepts surrounding “charity”, as well as the nature of language. The sixth chapter discusses the uses and applications of his thought in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. While familiar ground is documented in the interest of providing a rounded account, the chapter concentrates on developments in evangelicalism and missionary theology and the projection of the Church overseas. The final chapter discusses the twentieth-century secularising of Butler and the tercentennial scholarly “surge”. It uses them, and a review of more recent work, to ground a discussion of what Butler’s methods may contribute to modern thinking about ethics, language, the role of the Church and the religion and science debates. a founder of The British Pulpit Online project, which aims to create an online catalogue and database of all printed British sermons from 1660 to 1901.

Bob Tennant is

$99.00/£60.00(s) Due April 2011 9781843836124 256pp, HB Studies in Modern British Religious History

Revelation Restored: The Apocalypse in Later Seventeenth-Century England WARREN JOHNSTON

The examination of applications of prophetic language and interpretation to explain the events in England from 1660 to 1700 illustrates their continued capacity to comprehend ecclesiastical and political developments. Far from having disappeared from the intellectual landscape, apocalyptic ideas still held the potential to animate opinions in the mainstream of political debate in the later seventeenth century. These responses were outlets both for demonstrations of dissent and for endorsements of authorized powers in response to crises in authority and efforts at religious settlement. Warren Johnston is

an Assistant Professor at Algoma University in Ontario, Canada.

$99.00/£60.00(s) Due May 2011 9781843836131 12 b/w illus.; 304pp, HB Studies in Modern British Religious History

War and the Making of Medieval Monastic Culture KATHERINE ALLEN SMITH

Monastic culture has generally been seen as set apart from the medieval battlefield, as ‘those who prayed’ were set apart from ‘those who fought’. In this first study of the place of war within medieval monastic culture, the author shows the limitations of this division. Through a wide reading of Latin sermons, letters, and hagiography, she identifies a monastic language of war that presented the monk as the archetypal ‘soldier of Christ’ and his life of prayer as a continuous combat with the devil: indeed, monks’ claims to supremacy on the spiritual battlefield grew even louder as Church leaders extended the title of ‘soldier of Christ’ to lay knights and crusaders. So, while medieval monasteries have traditionally been portrayed as peaceful sanctuaries in a violent world, here the author demonstrates that monastic identity was negotiated through real and imaginary encounters with war, and that the concept of spiritual warfare informed virtually every aspect of life in the cloister. Katherine Allen Smith is Assistant Professor of History, University of Puget Sound. $90.00/£50.00(s) Due April 2011 9781843836162 256pp, HB, Studies in the History of Medieval Religion



A Biographical Register of St John’s College, Oxford, 1555–1660 Edited by ANDREW HEGARTY

This volume comprises a register of all who were academically of St John’s College, Oxford, from its foundation in 1555 until 1660, as well as of a number of men otherwise associated with it. It includes many figures of national importance, among them William Laud, William Juxon, Edmund Campion, and Bulstrode Whitelocke, scholarly translators of the Bible, five future earls, and many Members of Parliament. $60.00/£35.00(s) Due June 2011 9780904107241 600pp, HB Oxford Historical Society New Series

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Proceedings of the Privy Council of Queen Elizabeth I, 1582–83 Part 1 Text; Part 2: Appendices, Bibliography and Indexes Edited by DAVID J. CRANKSHAW

Under the later Tudors, the Privy Council governed England on the sovereign’s behalf. The Elizabethan registers are lost for almost a third of the reign. The collected Proceedings will fill the gaps among the registers and within them. Sources and topics to which they relate are fully contextualised. This first volume presents the text of a newly discovered original Privy Council register. Areas covered are foreign affairs, religious matters, and social and economic policy. $295.00/ £175(s) Due April 2011 9781843836537, two volume set 1088pp, HB

Records of the Churchwardens of Mildenhall Collections (1446–1454) and Accounts (1503–1553) Edited by JUDITH MIDDLETON-STEWART

$60.00/£35.00(s) Due June 2011 9780851155784 9 b/w illus.; 256pp, HB Suffolk Records Society

History: Early modern / Local / M edieval Thomas More’s Trial by Jury Edited by HENRY ANSGAR KELLY, LOUIS J. KARLIN & GERARD B. WEGEMER

In recent times the 1535 trial of Thomas More has been taken seriously as a carefully prepared and executed judicial process in which the judges were amenable to reasonable arguments. The contributions in this book disagree with this consensus assembling surviving testimonies to the trial for a re-examination. The book concludes with an edition and translation of the pertinent documents of the trial. An appendix gives a dramatic reconstruction of the trial in light of the above analyses.


Cathedrals, Communities and Conflict in the Anglo-Norman World Edited by PAUL DALTON, CHARLES INSLEY & LOUISE J. WILKINSON


Cathedrals dominated the ecclesiastical (and physical) landscape of the British Isles and Normandy in the middle ages; yet, in comparison with the history of monasteries, theirs has received significantly less attention. This volume helps to redress the balance by examining major themes in their development between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. These include the composition, life, corporate identity and memory of cathedral communities; the relationships, sometimes supportive, sometimes conflicting, that they had with kings (e.g. King John), aristocracies, and neighbouring urban and religious communities; the importance of cathedrals as centres of lordship and patronage; their role in promoting and utilizing saints’ cults (e.g. that of St Thomas Becket); episcopal relations; and the involvement of cathedrals in religious and political conflicts, and in the settlement of disputes. An introduction their place in wider ecclesiastical change.

$165.00/£95.00(s) Due June 2011 9781904356387 60 b/w illus.; 336pp, HB Victoria County History

$90.00/£50.00(s) Due April 2011 9781843836209 3 b/w illus.; 272pp, HB Studies in the History of Medieval Religion

$95.00/£55.00(s) Due June 2011 9781843836292 256pp, HB

b ritin l o cal H I S TORY

A History of the County of Oxford XVI: Henley on Thames and its Environs: Binfield Hundred Part 1

A History of the County of Wiltshire XVIII: Highworth, Cricklade and Staple Edited by VIRGINIA BAINBRIDGE

$190.00/£110.00(s) Due June 2011 9781904356189 51 b/w & 21 line illus,; 464pp, HB Victoria County History

The Rise of a Victorian Ironopolis Middlesbrough and Regional Industrialisation MINORU YASUMOTO

Middlesbrough’s rise was truly extraordinary, from almost nothing in 1850 to a great industrial city within a few decades, its success based on iron and steel. This book examines Middlesbrough’s rise, and the causes of its eventual decline. MINORU YASUMOTO is

a Professor in the Faculty of Economics at Komazawa University, Japan.

$99.00/£60.00(s) Due February 2011 9781843836339 6 b/w illus.; 256pp, HB Regions and Regionalism in History

Edward III and the War at Sea The English Navy, 1327–1377 GRAHAM CUSHWAY

Provides a narrative of the first phases of the Hundred Years War at sea, including detailed coverage of the most significant sea battles – Sluys, Winchelsea, La Rochelle. In addition, it analyses the evolution of the English navy in this period, and discusses contemporary naval tactics and strategy. It shows how Edward III took a great interest in the navy, how ships were impressed, and how the navy was structured. It discusses the doings of individual personalities, particularly the admirals, who frequently operated against one another or in direct contradiction of their mandate to the detriment of the king’s intentions. It compares the English navy to the navies of France, Castile and Genoa, and assesses the overall contribution of Edward III to the development of the navy. $99.00/£60.00(s) Due March 2011 9781843836216 6 colour illus.; 256pp, HB

Royal H istorical S o ciety

Studies in History The Royal Historical Society’s series Studies in History, founded by Sir Geoffrey Elton in 1975 and re-launched in 1995, has established itself as one of the leading outlets for specialist historical monographs. The series takes a deliberately inclusive approach, covering all periods from early medieval to the recent history. The series seeks to embrace all approaches to historical research, requiring only that work be of the highest quality. We are pleased to make a selection of these volumes available in paperback for use by students, researchers and the amateur historian alike. The first batch of titles will appear in Spring 2011 and include the following titles: George Chastelain and the Shaping of Valois Burgundy • Graeme Small Religious Patronage in Anglo-Norman England, 1066–1135 • Emma Cownie Red Flag and Union Jack • Paul Ward Patterns of Philanthropy • Marrtin Gorsky Practice of Penance, 900–1050 • Sarah Hamilton War, Politics and Finance in Late Medieval English Towns • Christian D Liddy The Moravian Church and the Missionary Awakening in England, 1760–1800 • J C S Mason

Henry VIII, the League of Schmalkalden, and the English Reformation • Rory McEntegart Electoral Reform at Work • Philip Salmon The Allotment Movement in England, 1793–1873 • Jeremy Burchardt

Social Investigation & Rural England, 1870–1914 • Mark Freeman

Heresy in Medieval France • Claire Taylor French Revolutionaries and English Republicans • Rachel Hammersley

Debating England’s Aristocracy in the 1790s • Amanda Goodrich

The Culture of Commerce in England, 1660–1720 • Natasha Glaisyer

Lollardy and Orthodox Religion in Pre-Reformation England • Robert Lutton Gender and Space in Early Modern England • Amanda Flather

Scottish Public Opinion and the Anglo-Scottish Union, 1699–1707 • Karin Bowie Land and Nation in England • Paul Readman All volumes will be published in May 2011 at $29.95/£17.99 each by Boydell & Brewer for the Royal Historical Society. For more information please visit us online: 7

H istory: Medi e val In the Steps of the Black Prince The Road to Poitiers, 1355–1356

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King Harold II & the Bayeux Tapestry

In 1355 the Black Prince took an army to Bordeaux and embarked on two chevauchées, which culminated in his decisive victory over King Jean II of France at Poitiers the following year. Using the recorded itineraries as his starting point, the author of this book walked more than 1,300 miles across France, retracing the routes of the armies in search of a greater understanding of the Black Prince’s expedition. He followed the 1355 chevauchées from Bordeaux to the Mediterranean and back, and that for 1356 from Aquitaine to the Loire, to the battlefield at Poitiers, and back again to Bordeaux. Drawing on his findings on the ground, a wide range of documentary sources, and the work of local historians, many of whom the author met on his travels, the book provides a unique perspective on the Black Prince’s chevauchées of 1355 and 1356 and the battle of Poitiers, one of the greatest English triumphs of the Hundred Years War, demonstrating in particular the impact of the landscape on the campaigns.


Peter Hoskins is

a former Royal Air Force pilot, now living in France. He combines his interest in exploration of his adopted country with his research into the Hundred Years War.

$90.00/£50.00(s) Due February 2011 9781843836117 11 b/w illus.; 240pp, HB Warfare in History

John de Vere, thirteenth earl of Oxford (1442–1513) The Foremost Man of the Kingdom’ JAMES ROSS

Earl of Oxford for fifty years, and subject of six kings of England during the political strife of the Wars of the Roses, John de Vere’s career included more changes of fortune than almost any other. He recovered his earldom after the execution of his father and brother for treason, but his resistance to Edward IV led to a decade in prison. He escaped in time to lead Henry Tudor’s vanguard at Bosworth in 1485 and subsequently enjoyed twenty-five years as perhaps ‘the foremost man of the kingdom’, virtually ruling East Anglia for the king. $99.00/£60.00(s) Due March 2011 9781843836148 1 b/w illus.; 256pp, HB


“A welcome contribution to the range of scholarship on the Bayeux Tapestry and a much-needed assessment of Harold’s brief reign in its own right.” - MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLO G Y

The papers collected here seek to shed new light on the man and his milieu before and after the Battle of Hastings. They explore the long career and the dynastic network behind Harold Godwinesson’s accession on the death of King Edward the Confessor in January 1066 The essays in the second part of the volume focus on the Bayeux Tapestry, bringing out the small details which would have resonated significantly for contemporary audiences, both Norman and English, to suggest how they judged Harold and the other players in the succession drama of 1066.

Norman Naval Power in the Mediterranean CHARLES D. STANTON

The rise of Norman naval power in the central Mediterranean in the eleventh and twelfth centuries prompted a seminal shift in the balance of power on the sea. This book details how they used sea power to accomplish what the Papacy, the German Empire and the Eastern Empire could not: the conquest of southern Italy and Sicily from Islam. The resultant establishment of an aggressive naval presence in the middle of the Mediterranean wrested control of east-west shipping on the sea from the East, thereby emboldening the West Italian maritime republics, particularly Genoa and Pisa, to expand eastward in conjunction with the Crusades. It was, quite literally, a sea change, ushering in a new era of western maritime ascendancy which has persisted into the modern era.

$29.95/£17.99 Due February 2011 9781843836155 26 b/w illus.; 214pp, PB

$95.00/£55.00(s) Due June 2011 9781843836247 16 b/w illus.; 288pp, HB Warfare in History

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 7

Place-names, Language and the Anglo-Saxon Landscape


This year’s volume focuses largely on the British Isles, with papers on dress terms in two major works of literature, the Welsh Mabinogion and the Middle English Pearl; a study of a thirteenth-century royal bride’s trousseau, based on unpublished documents concerning King Henry III’s Wardrobe; an investigation into the ‘open surcoat’ referenced in the multilingual texts of late medieval England; and, based on customs accounts, a survey of cloth exports from late medieval London and the merchants who profited from them. Commercial trading of cloth is also the subject of a study of fifteenth-century brokers’ books, revealing details of types, designs, and regulation of the famous silks from Lucca, Italy. Another paper focuses on art, reconsidering the incidence of frilled veils in the Low Countries and adopting an innovative means of analysis to question the chronology, geographical diversity, and social context of this style. $50.00/£30.00(s) Due April 2011 9781843836254 272pp, HB Medieval Clothing and Textiles


The landscape of modern England still bears the imprint of its Anglo-Saxon past. Villages and towns, fields, woods and forests, parishes and shires, all shed light on the enduring impact of the Anglo-Saxons. The essays in this volume explore the richness of the interactions between the Anglo-Saxons and their landscape: how they understood, described, and exploited the environments of which they were a part. Ranging from the earliest settlement period through to the urban expansion of late Anglo-Saxon England, this book draws on evidence from place-names, written sources, and the landscape itself to provide fresh insights into the topic. Subjects explored include the history of the study of place-names and the Anglo-Saxon landscape; landscapes of particular regions and the exploitation of particular landscape types; the mechanisms of the transmission and survival of written sources; and the problems and potentials of interdisciplinary research into the Anglo-Saxon landscape. $99.00/£60.00(s) Due January 2011 9781843836032 5 b/w illus.; 224pp, HB Publications of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies

H istory: medi eval / mo dern Richard II and the English Royal Treasure

The Register of William Melton, Archbishop of York, 1317–1340, VI



The remarkable treasure of gold and silver from England and France which Richard II had amassed by the end of his reign is for the first time fully revealed in this richly illustrated volume. It explores the nature of the objects themselves, and their provenance, as well as analysing the implications of the treasure at home and abroad. Supporting the main text is a new and very important discovery, a long treasure roll in French, compiled around the time of the king’s deposition. In contrast to the inventories of the Valois kings and princes, a detailed record of this kind is exceptional for later medieval England, and the publication in full of the roll itself (1,206 entries), together with other selected source materials, and a commentary, aims to correct the long-standing historiographical bias which underestimates the magnificence of the English court during the period.

$45.00/£25.00(s) Due April 2011 9780907239734 240pp, HB

Jenny Stratford is

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, London.

$130.00/£75.00(s) Due April 2011 9781843833789 8 colour illus.; 32 b/w illus.; 440pp, HB

The Benedictines in the Middle Ages JAMES G . CLARK

The men and women that followed the sixth-century customs of Benedict of Nursia (c.480–c.547) formed the most enduring, influential, numerous and widespread religious order of the Latin middle ages. Their liturgical practice, and their acquired taste for learning, served as a model for the medieval church as a whole: while new orders arose, they took some of their customs, and their observant and spiritual outlook, from the Regula Benedicti. The Benedictines may also be counted among the founders of medieval Europe. In many regions of the continent they created, or consolidated, the first Christian communities; they also directed the development of their social organisation, economy, and environment, and exerted a powerful influence on their emerging cultural and intellectual trends. James G. Clark teaches

in the Department of History at the University of Bristol.

$50.00/£30.00 Due May 2011 9781843836230 6 b/w illus.; 288pp, HB Monastic Orders

Canterbury & York Society

Thirteenth Century England XIII Proceedings of the Paris Conference, 2009 Edited by JANET BURTON, FRÉDÉRIQUE LACHAUD & PHILLIPP SCHOFIELD

$120.00/£70.00(s) Due April 2011 9781843836186 240pp, HB Thirteenth Century England

Women and Religion in Late Medieval Norwich CAROLE HILL

The religious attachments and charitable activity of women in and around late medieval Norwich are used here as a case study to consider women and religion in the period more generally. Drawing on uniquely rich and varied sources, the book demonstrates, far more fully and effectively than studies for other cities have been able to do, how links with continental Europe enriched female life. Norwich’s successful status as an international depot – especially its trade with the Low Countries and with Germany – became the vehicle for the transmission of various cults, artistic expression and books related to continental female mysticism. Norwich women’s special attraction to aspects of incarnational piety is demonstrated by their devotion to the Body of Christ and to his earthly family, exemplified by the popular cults of St Anne and her daughter, the Virgin Mary. The wealth of fifteenth-century literature, much of local provenance, which survives highlights both this and other religious preoccupations of Norwich women. Among them are, of course, Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe, who are here reinterpreted within the wider context of the religious life of the medieval city, and of women’s contributions to it.


An Enlightenment Statesman in Whig Britain Lord Shelburne in Context, 1737–1805 NIGEL ASTON & CLARISSA CAMPBELL ORR

Lord Shelburne, prime minister in 1782-83, was a profoundly important politician, whose achievements included the negotiation of the peace with the newly-independent United States. He was also unusual in being both a strong supporter of the crown and a man of the enlightenment, with strong connections to an international network of reformers, philosophers and intellectuals, and also an Anglo-Irishman, one of only a few to hold ministerial office in Hanoverian Britain. This book presents a fresh appraisal of this interesting statesman and the world in which he lived. It discusses his political career, his constitutional ideas and the people with whom he shared these ideas, his family including the vibrant social and intellectual life centred on his home at Bowood House, his estates including those in Ireland and his finances, and his religious views and connections. Overall, this new assessment of Shelburne and his context contributes much to recent approaches to understanding eighteenth century aristocracy, gender, Enlightenment, and the four nations of Britain and her empire. $99.00/£60.00(s) Due June 2011| 9781843836308 256pp, HB Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History

$90.00/£50.00(s) Due February 2011 9780861933044 8 colour illus.; 13 b/w illus.; 224pp, HB Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series


history: modern Commanders of Dutch East India Ships in the Eighteenth Century

St John’s College, Cambridge: A History


Within a generation of its foundation on the site of a decayed hospital at the behest of Lady Margaret Beaufort, England’s queen mother, the College of St John the Evangelist had established itself as one of the kingdom’s foremost educational establishments. Between 1511 and 1989, the period covered by the present volume – St John’s has continued to provide its fair share of Prime Ministers and other politicians, bishops, Nobel laureates, artists, writers, and sporting heroes, as well as to irrigate the rich loam of the nation’s history in all sorts of other unexpected ways and places. It is published as part of the celebration of the quincentenary of the College’s foundation.

It includes material on the nature of the voyages undertaken by the Dutch East India Company’s ships to what is now Indonesia, on the importance of the trade, on how commanders’ careers developed, and on how fortunes were made. “An original and evocative window onto the lives of men who bridged the two worlds of eighteenth century Europe and the Far East.“ - Professor N ichol as Rod g er .

Jaap R Bruijn is

Professor Emeritus of Maritime History at Leiden University. He is one of the leading maritime historians in the Netherlands. $130.00/£75.00(s) Due June 2011 9781843836223 36 b/w illus.; 368pp, HB

Physician to the Fleet The Life and Times of Thomas Trotter, 1760–1832 BRIAN VALE & GRIFFITH EDWARDS

Thomas Trotter, after studying medicine at Edinburgh, began his naval career as a surgeon’s mate in 1779 and saw continuous service up to the peace of 1802, rising to become Physician to the Channel Fleet. He was present at the great battles of Dogger Bank in 1781 and the Glorious First of June in 1794. As Physician to the Channel Fleet, he was a major player in the conquest of scurvy and the control of typhus and smallpox in the navy. After the peace he settled in Newcastle where he produced pioneering work on alcoholism and neurosis, as a result of which he is regarded as one of the founders of the field of addiction studies. This book provides an intimate account of naval life in the great age of sail from the perspective of a surgeon, describing the impact of Enlightenment ideas and new medical techniques, and showing how improved health was a crucial factor in making possible the British fleet’s great victories in this period. is a maritime historian. Griffith Emeritus Professor at King’s College, London, is one of the country’s leading experts on addiction. Brian Vale


$99.00/£60.00(s) Due January 2011 9781843836049 14 b/w illus.; 238pp, HB



$90.00/£50.00(s) Due April 2011 9781843836087 30 colour illus.; 50 b/w illus.; 716pp, HB

The History of a History Man or, the Twentieth Century Viewed from a Safe Distance. The Memoirs of Patrick Collinson PATRICK COLLINSON

The History of a History Man has much to tell about the development of the historical profession and the evolution of the universities in Britain in the second half of the twentieth century. What Collinson offers in this volume, however, is much more than an academic memoir. Elegantly written and punctuated with an unexpectedly irreverent humour, it tells the story of a childhood in pre-War Britain dominated by an ardent evangelical religion, of evacuation during the Blitz, of national service during the Cold War, of undergraduate life at Cambridge in the 1950s, of teaching and travelling in the Sudan and Ethiopia while the British empire collapsed, and of expatriate life in Australia during the 1970s, before returning to the University of Kent in time for the first great funding crisis of post-war higher education.

The Keelmen of Tyneside Labour Organisation & Conflict in the North East Coal Industry, 1600–1830 JOSEPH FEWSTER

The book provides much fascinating detail on what the keelmen did - tranporting coal from the upper river to ships at the river’s mouth; and on how they acquired their reputation for roughness and independence. Joseph Fewster was until his retirement in 1997 Senior Assistant Keeper in Durham University Library.

$99.00/£60.00(s) Due April 2011 9781843836322 4 b/w illus.; 272pp, HB Regions and Regionalism in History

The Rise of an Early Modern Shipping Industry Whitby’s Golden Fleet, 1600–1750 ROSALIN BARKER

The author, making use of Whitby’s large collection of surviving documents, outlines how Whitby’s shipping industry, driven by commercial considerations, grew and developed from carrier of local products, to major whaling port and large-scale provider of shipping transport. ROSALIN BARKER is

a Fellow of the Maritime Historical Studies Center at the University of Hull

$99.00/£60.00(s) Due April 2011 9781843836315 18 b/w illus.; 224pp, HB Regions and Regionalism in History

Patrick Collinson was

Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge from 1988 to 1996, and he is a Fellow of Trinity College. He is best known for The Elizabethan Puritan Movement (1967).

$80.00/£45.00(s) Due March 2011 978 1 84383 627 8 28 colour illus.; 38 b/w illus.; 336pp, HB Church of England Record Society

literature: english & american LITERATURE: ENG. & AM.

Hemingway and Africa Edited by MIRIAM B. MANDEL

Africa was a major factor in Hemingway’s life and work, serving as setting and theme for two of his best-known stories and important sections of his novel The Garden of Eden, and giving rise to a considerable amount of journalism, book-length accounts of his two safaris, and a great deal of witty correspondence. But surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to the African aspects of Hemingway’s oeuvre. This book fills that empty niche, opening the way for a longdelayed and multi-faceted conversation on a neglected aspect of Hemingway’s work. Miriam B. Mandel is retired as Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and American Studies at Tel Aviv University.

$80.00/£45.00(s) Due June 2011 9781571134837 12 b/w illus.; 288pp, HB

Jane Austen Two Centuries of Criticism LAURENCE M. MAZZENO

Among the most important English novelists, Jane Austen is unusual because she is esteemed not only by academics but by the reading public. The trajectory of Austen criticism is intriguing, especially when one compares it to that of other nineteenth-century English writers. She was long neglected by critics, hardly considered a major figure in English literature until well into the twentieth century, a hundred years after her death. But consequently she escaped the reaction against Victorianism that did so much to hurt the reputation of Dickens, Tennyson, Arnold, and others. How she rose to prominence among academic critics – and has retained her position through the constant shifting of academic and critical trends – is a story worth telling, as it suggests not only something about Austen’s artistry but also about how changes in critical perspective can radically alter a writer’s reputation. Laurence W. Mazzeno is President Emeritus of Alvernia College, Reading, Pennsylvania.

$75.00/£40.00(s) Due May 2011 9781571133946 256pp, HB Literary Criticism in Perspective

Marvell’s Ambivalence Religion and the Politics of Imagination in midseventeenth century England TAKASHI YOSHINAKA

Andrew Marvell’s celebrated poetic ambivalence to the philosophical, political and religious controversies of mid-seventeenth century England is the subject of this book, which includes major new historical readings of his most important lyrics and political verse, incorporating material from hitherto unpublished contemporary manuscripts. It places the poetic imagination of Marvell and his contemporaries – such as John Milton, Henry Vaughan, Abraham Cowley, Margaret Cavendish, William Davenant, and Thomas Fairfax – into the context of the turblent public events of the time; and demonstrates Marvell’s hitherto unnoticed connection with the liberal, rational and sceptical thinkers associated with the Great Tew circle. It also argues that Marvell’s ‘middle way’ in theology is bound up with his ambivalence towards the Calvinist God. Takashi Yoshinaka is

Professor of English in the Graduate School of Letters, Hiroshima University.

$99.00/£60.00(s) Due May 2011 9781843842651 5 b/w illus.; 288pp, HB Studies in Renaissance Literature

The Ballad Repertoire of Anna Gordon, Mrs Brown of Falkland

The Secret Violence of Henry Miller KATY MASUGA

Henry Miller is a cult figure in the world of fiction, in part due to having been banned for obscenity for nearly thirty years. Alongside the liberating effect of his explicit treatment of sexuality, however, Miller developed a provocative form of writing that encourages the reader to question language as a stable communicative tool and consider the act of writing as an ongoing mode of creation, always in motion, perpetually establishing itself and creating meaning through that very motion. Katy Masuga provides a new reading of Miller that is alert to the aggressively and self-consciously writerly form of his work. Critiquing the categorization of Miller into specific literary genres through an examination of the small body of critical texts on his oeuvre, Masuga draws on Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of a minor literature, Blanchot’s “infinite curve,” and Bataille’s theory of puerile language, while also considering Miller in relation to other writers, including Proust, Rilke, and William Carlos Williams. She shows how Miller defies conventional modes of writing, subverting language from within. Katy Masuga is Adjunct Professor in the English Department and the Center for University Studies and Programs at the University of Washington, Seattle and Bothell.

$75.00/£40.00(s) Due April 2011 9781571134844 268pp, HB Studies in American Literature and Culture


It is generally acknowledged that no Scottish ballads are superior in kind to those recited by Mrs Brown of Falkland (1747-1810). Her ballads date from an earlier age and contain the themes and motifs of medieval romance and folk tale, a world full of kings and queens, knights and ladies, love and betrayal and encounters with the otherworld. This edition provides the texts of all Mrs Brown’s manuscripts; where a ballad is recorded in more than one version, it presents the different recensions in facing page format, enabling an easy comparison. Music from the original manuscripts is also given in modern notation. A full introduction and notes complete the volume. Sigrid Rieuwerts teaches

at Siegen University.

$60.00/£35.00(s) Due January 2011 9781897976326 9 b/w illus.; 240pp, HB Scottish Text Society


lite ratur e: ge rman L I T E R AT U R E : G E R M A N

A Poet’s Reich Politics and Culture in the George Circle Edited by MELISSA S . LANE & MARTIN A. RUEHL

The poet Stefan George (1868-1933) was one of the most important cultural figures in modern Germany. His poetry, in its originality and impact, has been ranked with that of Goethe, Hoelderlin, or Rilke. Yet George’s reach extended far beyond the sphere of literature. During his last three decades, he attracted a circle of disciples who subscribed to his homoerotic and aestheticist vision of life and sought to transform it into reality. The works and thought of the circle profoundly affected the intellectual and cultural attitudes of Germany’s educated middle class from the beginning of the twentieth century, and are thus crucial to Germany’s cultural and intellectual history. The transition from the aestheticist, cosmopolitan values the circle embraced in the early 1900s to the more explicitly political and patriotic views many of its members espoused during the Weimar Republic both conditioned and reflected a momentous transformation in German thought. The intersection of culture and politics in the George Circle has received little attention in English-language scholarship until now. This volume includes contributions from major scholars in both English- and Germanspeaking countries. Its audience includes scholars and students of German languages and literature, German history, and reception of the classics, among other fields. $75.00/£40.00(s) Due June 2011 9781571134622 12 b/w illus.; 283pp, HB

Enlightened War German Theories & Cultures of Warfare from Frederick the Great to Clausewitz Edited by ELISABETH KRIMMER & PATRICIA ANNE SIMPSON

Enlightenment discourse developed during a period of prolonged European warfare. Although the Enlightenment is traditionally identified with the ideals of progress, eternal peace, reason, and self-determination, it is marked by its proximity to war. Enlightened War investigates the multiple and complex interactions between warfare and Enlightenment thought, making a case for their ideological affinity. The essays are interdisciplinary, engaging with history, art history, philosophy, military theory, gender studies, and literature and with historical events and cultural contexts from the early Enlightenment through German Classicism and Romanticism. CONTRIBUTORS:

Johannes Birgfeld, David Colclasure, Sara Eigen Figal, Ute Frevert, Wolf Kittler, Elisabeth Krimmer, Waltraud Maierhofer, Arndt Niebisch, Felix Saure, Galili Shahar, Patricia Anne Simpson, Inge Stephan.

$85.00/£50.00(s) Due March 2011 9781571134950 300pp, HB

German and European Poetics after the Holocaust Crisis and Creativity Edited by GERT HOFMANN et al

Adorno’s famous dictum that writing poetry after Auschwitz would be barbaric has haunted discourse on poetics, yet has also given rise to poetic and theoretical acts of resistance. The essays in this volume discuss postwar poetics in terms of new poetological directions and territory rather than merely destruction of traditions. Embedded in the discourse triggered by Adorno, they treat the work of Paul Celan, Gottfried Benn, and Ingeborg Bachmann along with other German authors and concrete poetry. The final section offers comparative views of the poetics of European literary figures and a consideration of the aesthetics of Claude Lanzmann’s film Shoah. $75.00/£40.00(s) Due May 2011 9781571132901 12 b/w illus.; 280pp, 9 x 6, HB


Goethe Yearbook 18 Edited by DANIEL PURDY

A publication of the Goethe Society of North America: Volume 18 features a special section on Goethe and Idealism, edited by Elizabeth Millán and John H. Smith and including essays on Goethe and Spinoza; Goethe’s notions of intuition and intuitive judgment; Novalis, Goethe, and Romantic science; Goethe and Humboldt’s presentation of nature; Hegel’s Faust; Goethe contra Hegel on the end of art; Goethean morphology and Hegelian science; and Goethe and philosophies of religion. There are also essays on fraternity in Goethe, Margarete-Ariadne as Faust’s labyrinth, Schiller’s Geisterseher, and Martin Walser’s Goethe novel Ein liebender Mann, and a review essay on recent books on money and materiality in German culture heads the book review section. CONTRIBUTORS:

Frederick Amrine, Brady Bowen, Jeffrey Champlin, Adrian Del Caro, Stefani Engelstein, Luke Fischer, Gail Hart, Gunnar Hindrichs, Jens Kruse, Horst Lange, Elizabeth Millán, Dalia Nassar, John H. Smith.

$80.00/£45.00(s) Due January 2011 9781571134912 398pp, HB

Imperial Messages Orientalism as Self-Critique in the Habsburg Fin de Siècle ROBERT LEMON

In recent years a debate has arisen over the application of postcolonial theory to AustriaHungary. Some argue that the empire’s lack of colonies renders colonialism and postcolonialism irrelevant, while others cite the quasi-colonial attitudes of the Viennese elite towards the “subject peoples” of the empire. This book applies postcolonial theory to works of Orientalist fiction by Hofmannsthal, Musil, and Kafka, all subjects of the empire, challenging Edward Said’s notion of Orientalism as always serving European colonialism and arguing instead that these Habsburg authors employ oriental motifs not to promulgate Western hegemony, but to engage in self-reflection and self-critique. Robert Lemon is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Oklahoma.

$75.00/£40.00(s) Due June 2011 9781571135001 180pp, HB Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture

literature: german / medieval Kaf ka for the Twenty-First Century Edited by RUTH V. GROSS & STANLEY CORNGOLD

Franz Kaf ka’s literary career began in the first decade of the twentieth century and produced some of the most fascinating and influential works in all of modern European literature. Now, a hundred years later, the concerns of a new century call for a look at the questions and challenges facing Kaf ka scholarship in the decades ahead. The new essays making up this volume, written by leading international Kaf ka scholars, pursue answers to these questions and challenges. CONTRIBUTORS:

Peter Beicken, Mark E. Blum, Iris Bruce, Jacob Burnett, Uta Degner, Doreen Densky, Katja Garloff, Rolf Goebel, Mark Harman, Robert Lemon, Roland Reuá, Ritchie Robertson, Walter Sokel, John Zilcosky, Saskia Ziolkowski.

$75.00/£40.00(s) Due June 2011 9781571134820 250pp, HB

Nexus 1 Essays in German Jewish Studies Edited by WILLIAM C. DONAHUE & MARTHA HELFER

Nexus is the official publication of the biennial German Jewish Studies Workshop at Duke University, the first ongoing forum in North America for German Jewish studies. It publishes innovative research in German Jewish Studies and serves as a venue for introducing new directions in the field, analyzing the development and definition of the field itself, and considering the place of German Jewish Studies within the disciplines of both German Studies and Jewish Studies. Additionally, it examines issues of pedagogy and programming at the undergraduate, graduate, and community levels. CONTRIBUTORS:

Nicola Behrmann, Juliette Brungs, Katja Garloff, Sander Gilman, Jeffrey Grossman, Jennifer Hansen, Victoria Lenshyn and Delene White, Michael Levine, Elizabeth Loentz, Agnes Mueller, Todd Presner, Lisa Silverman, David Suchoff.

$75.00/£40.00(s) Due April 2011 9781571135018 220pp, HB

N e w in Paper bac k

Schiller’s Literary Prose Works New Translations and Critical Essays Edited by JEFFREY L. HIGH “These accessible translations are a valuable addition to the Schiller corpus available in English, and Francis Lamport’s consistently lucid Spiritualist stands out among them.” - MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW “These engaging narratives, the shorter ones even more than the lengthy ones, merit scholarly attention and a wide readership.” - CHOICE

$29.95/£17.99 Due February 2011 9781571134967 302pp, PB


Fifteenth-Century Studies 36 Edited by BARBARA I. GUSICK & MATTHEW Z. HEINTZELMAN

Essays within this thirty-sixth volume treat a wide range of topics: the importance of manuscript culture as reflected in Cárcel de amor; the wanderings of René d’Anjou and Olivier de la Marche as reflected in literary texts; the art of compiling in Jean de Bueil’s Jouvencel; a diplomatic transcription of Princeton MS 153 (reception and compilation practices of the Rose); historical approaches in the chronicles of Jean le Bel and Jean Froissart; the Fairfax Sequence in Bodleian MS Fairfax 16; anticlerical critique in the Croxton Play of the Sacrament; the Chester cycle of mystery plays; the conquering Turk in Carnival Nürnberg: Hans Rosenplüt’s Des Turken Vasnachtspil; and Tolkien’s eucatastrophe and Malory’s Morte Darthur. Book reviews conclude the volume $75.00/£40.00(s) Due March 2011 9781571134752 222pp, HB Fifteenth-Century Studies

Heroic Saga and Classical Epic in Medieval Ireland BRENT MILES

$99.00/£60.00(s) Due April 2011 9781843842644 304pp, HB Studies in Celtic History

Medieval Latin and Middle English Literature Essays in Honour of Jill Mann Edited by CHRISTOPHER CANNON & MAURA NOLAN

Jill Mann’s writing, teaching, and scholarship have transformed our understanding of two distinct fields, medieval Latin and Middle English literature, as well as their intersection. Essays in this volume seek to honour this achievement by looking at entirely new aspects of these fields. Others look again at the literary kinds and ideas most important in Mann’s own work in the poets she has been most drawn to. All of the essays involve close readings of the most careful kind, taking as their primary method Professor Mann’s repeated injunction to attend, above all, to the ‘words on the page’. CONTRIBUTORS: S.

Bly Calkin, C. Cannon, R. Davis, P. Dronke, A. S. G. Edwards, E. B. Edwards, M. Nolan, P. J. Pattrson, D. Pearsall, A. Putter, P. Gerhard Schmidt, J. Simpson, B. Windeatt, N. Zeeman

$99.00/£60.00(s) Due March 2011 9781843842637 2 b/w illus.; 256pp, HB

Medieval Romance, Medieval Contexts Edited by RHIANNON PURDIE & MICHAEL CICHON

The essays in this volume take a representative selection of English and Scottish romances from the medieval period and explore some of their medieval contexts, deepening our understanding not only of the romances concerned but also of the specific medieval contexts that produced or influenced them. The contexts explored here include traditional literary features such as genre and rhetorical technique and literary-cultural questions of authorship, transmission and readership; but they also extend to such broader intellectual and social contexts as medieval understandings of geography, the physiology of swooning, or the efficacy of baptism. A framing context for the volume is provided by Derek Pearsall’s prefatory essay, in which he revisits his seminal 1965 article on the development of Middle English romance. $90.00/£50.00(s) Due March 2011 9781843842606 192pp, HB Studies in Medieval Romance


lite ratur e: med ie val / music Perceforest The Prehistory of King Arthur’s Britain

Translating Beowulf: Modern Versions in English Verse

Translated by NIGEL BRYANT

`A senior scholar writing here at the height of his powers and bringing experience and insight to an important topic... the second chapter is one of the best short, general introductions to the artistry of the poem I have read... A dizzying and engaging narrative.’ Dr Chris Jones, Senior Lecturer in English Poetry, Department of English, University of St Andrews<BR><BR>

Perceforest is one of the largest and certainly the most extraordinary of the late Arthurian romances. It dates from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, and is the subject of rapidly increasing attention and research. Taking Geoffrey of Monmouth as his starting-point, and finally dovetailing his work into the romance tradition of the Lancelot-Grail, the author of Perceforest draws on Alexander romances, Roman histories and medieval travel writing as he gives, for example, the (distinctly racy) first written version of the story of the Sleeping Beauty – to create a remarkable prehistory of King Arthur’s Britain. Because of its enormous length Nigel Bryant has provided here a version which gives a full account of every episode, linking extensive passages of translation, to make a manageable and highly readable version of this remarkable and largely unexplored work. Nigel Bryant has

worked as a producer for BBC Radio 3 and as head of drama at Marlborough College.

$99.00/£60.00(s) Due March 2011 9781843842620 760pp, HB Arthurian Studies


Translations of the Old English poem Beowulf proliferate, and their number continues to grow. Focusing on the particularly rich period since 1950, this book presents a critical account of translations in English verse, setting them in the contexts both of the larger story of the recovery and reception of the poem and of perceptions of it over the past two hundred years, and of key issues in translation theory. Attention is also paid to prose translation and to the creative adaptations of the poem that have been produced in a variety of media, not least film. The author looks in particular at four translations of arguably the most literary and historical importance: those by Edwin Morgan (1952), Burton Raffel (1963), Michael Alexander (1973) and Seamus Heaney (1999). But, from an earlier period, he also gives a full account of William Morris’s strange 1898 version. Hugh Magennis is

The York Mystery Cycle: Performance in the City Edited by MARGARET ROGERSON

This volume provides a wealth of new insights into the mystery plays in medieval York and their modern revival there, utilising both academic study, and the practical experience of those who now produce the cycle. The manuscript is linked to Richard III; the Masons are introduced as non-guildsmen in an enterprise assumed to be guild-specific; families, not just male heads of households, are shown to be important to the dramatic narrative; and cognitive theory elucidates performance past and present. Recent productions are discussed in lively detail by those directly responsible for them, leading to analyses of performances in Israel, Spain, and Australia, not all of them of a predictable kind, to offer further angles on the medieval dramatic tradition.

Professor of Old English Literature at Queen’s University Belfast.

$90.00/£50.00(s) Due February 2011 9781843842613 224pp, HB


Essays on Renaissance Music in Honour of David Fallows Bon jour, bon mois, et bonne estrenne Edited by FABRICE FITCH & JACOBIJN KIEL

This volume celebrates the work of David Fallows, one of the most influential scholars in the field of Medieval and Renaissance music. It draws together articles by scholars from around the world, focusing on key topics to which Fallows has contributed significantly: the life and works of Guillaume Du Fay and of Josquin Desprez, archival studies and biography, sacred and secular music of the late mediaeval and Renaissance period, and reception history. Studies include major archival discoveries concerning the identity of the composer Fremin Caron; a reconsideration of the authorship of works within the Josquin canon, notably Mille regretz and Absalon fili mi; a fresh look at key works from Dufay’s youth and early maturity; accounts of newly discovered sources and works; and an appraisal of David Fallows’ contribution to the early music performance movement by Christopher Page, former director of Gothic Voices. The collection also includes two newly published compositions dedicated to the honorand. $95.00/£55.00(s) Due May 2011 9781843836193 24 b/w illus.; 300pp, HB Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music

$90.00/£50.00(s)April 2011 9781903153352 26 b/w illus.; 224pp, HB York Medieval Press


music Hans Keller and Internment The Development of an Emigre Musician

Music at German Courts, 1715–1760 Changing Artistic Priorities

Three Questions for SixtyFive Composers



This book sets the story of Hans Keller’s internment and traces its remarkable effects in the decade following his release as he gradually found his niche in London life. It includes several important texts, including that of his famous broadcast on the Kristallnacht, ‘Vienna 1938’, a selection of poignant letters from his two camps and ends with a spirited memoir by Donald Mitchell of ‘Hans Keller in the Early Years’. It is a remarkable and elegant contribution to our understanding both of Keller’s development and of Britain in the 1940s.

What was musical life at German courts really like during the first six decades of the eighteenth century? Were musical ensembles as diverse as the Holy Roman Empire’s kaleidoscopic political landscape? Through a series of individual case studies contributed by leading scholars from Germany, Poland, the United States, Canada, and Australia, this book investigates the realities of musical life at fifteen German courts of varied size, religious denomination, and geographical location. Significant shifts that occurred in the artistic priorities of each court are presented through a series of ‘snapshots’– in effect ‘core sample’ years – which highlight both individual and shared patterns of development and decline. What emerges from the wealth of primary source material examined in this volume is an in-depth picture of music-making within the daily life of individual courts, featuring a cast of music directors, instrumentalists, and vocalists, together with numerous support staff drawn from across Europe. Music at German Courts serves to illustrate the extraordinary diversity of eighteenth-century German court music establishments without losing sight of what these Kapellen had in common.

Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composers – a revised edition of a work previously available only in Hungarian – gives the spontaneous thoughts of some of the most famous composers from around the world about their own development as composers and their reactions to the outside world. All statements from English-speaking composers – such as Milton Babbitt, John Cage, Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman, Lukas Foss, Steve Reich, Gunther Schuller, Michael Tippett, and Peter Maxwell Davies – consist of the composers’ own carefully chosen words. Prominent European, Latin American, and Japanese composers include Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Alberto Ginastera, Sofia Gubaïdulina, Hans Werner Henze, Helmut Lachenmann, György Ligeti, Witold Lutoslawski, Luigi Nono, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wolfgang Rihm, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Toru Takemitsu, and Iannis Xenakis. Further enriched by drawings in which composers attempt to indicate visually what their music sounds like, Three Questions is a fascinating companion for concertgoers and serious listeners.

$70.00/£40.00(s) 9780955608773, HB $29.95/£17.99 9780955608780, PB 224pp, Due March 2011 Plumbago Books

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Ludvig Irgens-Jensen The Life and Music of a Norwegian Composer Arvid O. Vollsnes

Arvid O. Vollsnes’ Ludvig Irgens-Jensen: The Life and Music of a Norwegian Composer is the first discussion in English of this profoundly decent man and his life-enhancing music. A review of the original Norwegian publication of this book described it as ‘a gripping biographical portrait. As well as Irgens-Jensen’s life we get a broad picture of Norwegian musical life from the 1920s to his death in 1969’. A CD of extracts from Irgens-Jensen’s works has been prepared to accompany the English edition, providing readers with an introduction to his highly individual and immediately appealing sound-world. $80.00/£45.00(s) Due May 2011 9780907689737 400pp, HB Toccata Press

$90.00/£50.00(s) Due February 2011 978 1 84383 598 1 384pp, 23.4 x 15.6, HB

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The Hungarian music publisher Bálint András Varga has spent nearly forty years working for and with composers. His interviews with György Kurtág were published by the University of Rochester Press last year. $49.95/£25.00 Due May 2011 9781580463799 1 colour illus.; 40 b/w illus.; 360pp Eastman Studies in Music

Thomas Beecham An Obsession with Music JOHN LUCAS

Drawing upon extensive research, Lucas presents new material on his early years, his complicated private life, his father’s catastrophic attempt to buy a large part of Covent Garden – which brought the family to its knees financially – and the orchestras and opera companies that Beecham founded. New light is shed on his visits to Nazi Germany and his view of its leaders, as well as the much misunderstood and previously unchronicled years of the Second World War, which he spent in Australia and America. $27.95/£14.99 Due February 2011 9781843836261 416pp, PB


music / philosophy Unmasking Ravel New Perspectives on the Music



Kant and the Concept of Community

Unmasking Ravel: New Perspectives on the Music combines critical interpretation with musical analysis. The volume contains essays by some of the most prominent fin-de-siècle music and Ravel scholars.


CONTRIBUTORS include prominent scholars of Ravel’s and fin-de-siècle music: Elliott Antokoletz, Gurminder Bhogal, Sigrun Heinzelmann, Volker Helbing, Steven Huebner, Peter Kaminsky, Barbara Kelly, David Korevaar, Daphne Leong, Michael Puri, and Lauri Suurpää.

$80.00/£45.00(s) Due May 2011 9781580463379 5 b/w illus.; 264pp, HB Eastman Studies in Music

Widor A Life beyond the Toccata JOHN R. NEAR

John Near presents the life and work of one of France’s most distinguished musicians in the most complete biography in any language of Charles-Marie Widor. He is considered one of the greatest organists of his time, a prolific composer in nearly every genre, professor of organ and composition at the Paris Conservatory, academician and administrator at the Institute of France, journalist, conductor, music editor, scholar, correspondent, inspired visionary, and man of deep culture. An appendix constitutes the most complete listing ever compiled of Widor’s oeuvre. Each work is dated as accurately as possible and includes the publisher, plate number, dedicatee, and relevant commentary. Another appendix lists Widor’s complete published writings, other than the scores of press reviews he penned over several decades. Widor: A Life Beyond the Toccata illuminates the life and work of one of France’s most distinguished, yet neglected musicians of the belle époque.

The concept of community plays a central role in Kant’s theoretical philosophy, his practical philosophy, his aesthetics, and his religious thought. Most notably, Kant introduced the category of community in his table of categories in the Critique of Pure Reason; the community of substances in the third analogy; the Realm of Ends as an ethical community; the state and the public sphere as political communities; the sensus communis of the Critique of Judgment; and the idea of the church as a religious community in Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason. Given Kant’s status as a systematic philosopher, volume editors Payne and Thorpe maintain that any examination of the concept of community in one area of his work can be understood only in relation to the others. In this volume, then, scholars from different disciplines – specializing in various aspects of and approaches to Kant’s work – offer their interpretations of Kant on the concept of community, rounded out by a bibliography of recent works on community in Kant’s work. The various essays further illustrate the central relevance and importance of Kant’s conception of community to contemporary debates in various fields. $29.95/£17.99 Due April 2011 9781580463874 372pp, PB North American Kant Society Studies in Philosophy

Modernity and Plato Two Paradigms of Rationality ARBOGAST SCHMITT & VISHWA ADLURI

Modernity’s break with the Middle Ages is distinguished by a comprehensive turn to a world of individual, empirical experience. This turn was a repudiation of Plato’s idea that there is a reality of rationality and intellect. Yet already in the Renaissance it was no longer thought necessary to seriously confront the “old” concept of rationality that emanates from Plato. Arbogast Schmitt’s book sets itself this until-now-unfulfilled task, comparing the arguments for a life based on theory and one based on praxis in order to provide a balance sheet of profit and loss. Showing that the Enlightenment did not, as often assumed, “discover” rationality, but instead a different concept of rationality, the book opens one’s view to other forms of rationality and new possibilities of reconciliation with one’s own – that is, Western – history. Modernity and Plato was hailed in its German edition (2004) as “one of the most important philosophy books of the past few years,” as “a book that belongs, without any doubt, in the great tradition of German philosophy,” and as “a provocative thesis on the antiquitymodernity debate.” It is a major contribution to synthetic philosophy and philosophical historiography, in English for the first time. Arbogast Schmitt is Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Philosophy at the University of Marburg, Germany.

$99.00/£55.00(s) Due May 2011 9781571134974 488pp, HB

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John Near is William Martin and Mina Merrill Prindle Professor of Fine Arts and College Organist at Principia College.

$90.00/£50.00(s) Due February 2011 978 1 58046 369 0 522pp, 6 x 9, HB Eastman Studies in Music


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