An ideal introduction to our list

By Boydell & Brewer

By Boydell & Brewer

`A Marvel to Behold`: Gold and Silver at the Court of Henry VIII

Timothy Schroder and Michael Middeke


Beautifully illustrated throughout with 124 colour images, it explores Henry VIII’s magnificent – and now largely lost – collection of gold and silver, the most spectacular of any British monarch.

`Allegri`s Miserere` in the Sistine Chapel

Graham O`reilly


The first detailed account of this iconic work's performance history in the Sistine Chapel.

Augusta Browne - Composer and Woman of Letters in Nineteenth-Century America

Bonny H. Miller


The first comprehensive biography of any American woman musician born before the Civil War brings to life a composer whose story is both old-fashioned and strikingly modern.

Beethoven`s Lives - The Biographical Tradition

Lewis Lockwood

£18.98 £17.65

The essential guide to Beethoven biography through the ages.

Bestiary - MS Bodley 764

Richard Barber

£14.99 £13.94

One of our most popular books, a delightful translation of one of the finest, and most beautiful, examples of a medieval Bestiary. 136 colour illustrations.

Cheer Up! - British Musical Films, 1929-1945

Adrian Wright


The story of British musical film from the very beginning of talkies to the end of the Second World War.

A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ernest N. Emenyonu


A guide to the engaging voice and multiple stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Crippen - A Crime Sensation in Memory and Modernity

Roger Dalrymple


How the story of Crippen persists in memory and popular culture.

A Critical History of German Film, Second Edition

Stephen Brockmann


The most comprehensive history of German cinema.

Decolonising the Mind - The Politics of Language in African Literature

Ngugi Wa Thiong`o


Ngugi wa Thiong'o's timeless, powerful classic.

Designing Norman Sicily - Material Culture and Society

Andrew Small, Liam Fitzgerald, et al.


Uncovers the cultural and historical significance of Norman Sicily's mosaics, frescoes, art and architecture.

English Local History - An Introduction

Kate Tiller

£19.98 £18.58

Updated and expanded edition of the classic guide.


Lutz Koepnick

£12.99 £12.08

"Only the dreamers..." A fresh look at Herzog's classic.

Julian Anderson - Dialogues on Listening, Composing and Culture

Michael Middeke, Christopher Dingle, et al.


Provides revealing insights into the practicalities and psychology of composing.

Law, Liberty and the Constitution - A Brief History of the Common Law

Harry Potter and Michael Middeke


An entertaining history of common law from the Anglo-Saxons to the present day.

Leonard Bernstein and Washington, DC - Works, Politics, Performances

Daniel Abraham, Andrew H. Weaver, et al.

£85.00 £79.05

How Leonard Bernstein influenced American culture, society, and politics.

Magnificence - and Princely Splendour in the Middle Ages

Richard Barber

£30.00 £27.90

Possibly our most beautiful book: 108 colour illustrations in large format.

The Medieval Tournament as Spectacle - Tourneys, Jousts and Pas d`Armes, 1100-1600

Alan V. Murray and Karen Watts


The tournament as social display.

Murder on the Middle Passage - The Trial of Captain Kimber

Nicholas Rogers

£16.98 £15.79

How the death of a slave girl triggered trials and scandal.

The New Beethoven - Evolution, Analysis, Interpretation

Bruce Bruce Adolphe, Barry Cooper, et al.


New essays on Beethoven's personal life, composing process, manuscripts, and his greatest works.

Reel Resistance - The Cinema of Jean-Marie Teno

Jean-Marie Teno and Melissa Thackway


A journey through the filmmaker's challenging body of work.

Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100-1550

Yuval Noah Harari

£14.99 £13.94

From the author of Sapiens, the exciting history of medieval assassination, kidnap, treason and sabotage.

Stone Fidelity - Marriage and Emotion in Medieval Tomb Sculpture

Jessica Barker


The first study of medieval "double tomb" effigies.

Three Questions for Sixty-Five Composers

Balint Andras Varga

£25.00 £23.25

Renowned contemporary composers answer the same three probing questions.

Why I Like This Story

Alan Cheuse, Andre Dubus, et al.

£19.98 £18.58

Leading short-story writers discuss their favourite American short stories.