Academic Book Week: Our Favourites

It’s Academic Book Week this week – ‘a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books’.

Here at Oxbow Books, we’ve decided to share a few of our favourite academic books and what they mean to us – and to share some special offers on these selected titles with you! Keep an eye out for updates throughout the week – we’ll add more as they come…


Becca – Oxbow Marketing Executive

9781785702563“Small Finds and Ancient Social Practices in the Northwest Provinces of the Roman Empire was the first book whose marketing I worked on at Oxbow Books.

I studied archaeology at university, and I’ve always been fascinated by the way that such small, and often innocuous-seeming, finds can tell us so much about a person or a community. Small Finds is full of examples of why size is not equal to significance, and a thoroughly interesting read!”

RRP: £38.00
ACADEMIC BOOK WEEK OFFER: £30.40

For more information on this title, you can click on the cover image. To apply this discount, apply the code ACBOOK17 to your basket when purchasing online at www.oxbowbooks.com


Mike – Direct Sales Manager

captureThe Medieval Peasant House in Midland England is a fascinating study of cruck built houses across counties including Oxfordshire, which provides extensive information on their impressive form and construction methods, as well as presenting crucial evidence for late medieval dating. It adds substantially to the growing body of research which emphasises rising standards of living and a more commercialised rural society in the later Middle Ages.”

RRP: £48.00
SPECIAL OFFER: £14.95

For more information on this title, you can click on the cover image. You do not need a voucher code to apply this discount.


Clare – Publishing Director

9781905119356Clare suggested that Offa’s Dyke should certainly be one of our favourites for Academic Book week because of its current relevance – given that it’s all about constructing borders and building a wall…

RRP: £29.95
SPECIAL OFFER: £24.00

For more information on this title, you can click on the cover image. To apply this discount, apply the code ACBOOK17 to your basket when purchasing online at www.oxbowbooks.com. You can also read a blog by the author of the book here.

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