Herding Anglo-Saxon Cats

WRITTEN BY GUEST-BLOGGER AND AUTHOR GALE OWEN-CROCKER Many of the books published by Oxbow Books are edited volumes or collections of contributions from various authors. These collections – often from conference proceedings or academic lectures – allow a theme to be explored through various different perspectives, and using different disciplines, methodologies, or evidence. But how…

PATRIOT’S DAY: BOSTON STRONG

On April 15th, 2013, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, two homemade bombs detonated twelve seconds apart, killing three, injuring hundreds, and leading to a four-day manhunt for the two brothers responsible, resulting in the death of one and the capture of the other. Nearly four years after the devastating attack, Patriot’s Day…

Why did Samuel Pepys bury his cheese, and other pressing questions

From Blue Peter time capsules to Samuel Pepys burying his cheese during the Great Fire of London, humanity has a long history of burying or depositing material goods. What sort of thing did humans in the past bury – and why? The scope of specialised deposits in the archaeological record is immense. So, too, are…

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…

SALE: The Week’s Top Picks

Our end-of-year sale continues with fantastic deals on some of our very best titles. If you’re struggling to make up your mind on what to buy, check out some of our favourites below, and see what other people have to say about them. To find out more about each book, or to buy it online,…

SALE: The Week’s Top Picks

With such a great selection of titles in our sale, it can be tricky to choose. To help you out, we’ve chosen some of our favourites to share with you. To find out more about each book, or to purchase online, just click on the cover image. Ritual in Early Bronze Age Grave Goods: An…

The Oxbow Books End-of-Year Sale!

We’re happy to announce that starting today and continuing through the end of the year, over 200 Oxbow Books titles will be offered at great sale prices on casemateacademic.com! This is the perfect time to pick up a gift for your favorite scholar, or purchase that title you’ve had your eye on for a while….

Oxbow Books End-of-Year Sale!

We know that after a long year and a lot of Christmas shopping, purses are starting to look a little thinner… so we’re pleased to announce the Oxbow Books end-of-year sale! We’ve got hundreds of titles at great prices just waiting to be picked up… You can browse the full selection here, and order online…

OXBOW BOOKS IN-STORE SALE

OUR LAST EVER IN-STORE SALE… We’re sad to see our Oxford showroom go, but there’s still one last chance to visit us, and pick up a bargain while you’re here… We’ll be open 8th – 18th November Weekdays: 9am – 5pm Saturday 10th: 9am-5pm Sunday 11th: closed 10 Hythe Bridge St., Oxford, OX1 2EW Please…

Trailblazing Women From Medieval History

By Susan Signe Morrison “Though I treated him worst, I loved him best.” These are the last known words of an eleventh-century Icelandic woman, Gudrun Osvifsdottir. Married four times, Gudrun helped plan her true love’s murder, only to later become Iceland’s first nun and anchoress, a hermit who lived alone in a cell. This seductive…

Current Archaeology Live 2016

Last weekend Oxbow Books had the pleasure of attending Current Archaeology Live 2016. Hosted by the magazine of the same name, this conference is attended by many archaeologists, from the hobbyist to the most respected experts. The two days are filled with lectures on the latest finds and ground-breaking research given by leading experts, an…