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British Academy Monographs

Books by outstanding British Academy-supported early career scholars.

Since 1998 the British Academy has produced a series of monographs that has provided an excellent publishing opportunity and showcase for British Academy-supported early career researchers (now including British Academy Postdoctoral Fellows, British Academy Newton International Fellows, and British Academy / Wolfson Fellows). The next deadline for submissions is 15 November 2019.

Volumes are published by Oxford University Press.
Some older volumes are available from Oxbow Books.


For Librarians: British Academy Monographs published 2003-2017 are now included in British Academy Scholarship Online. More recent Monographs will be added in further updates.


Click on the blue titles for details


Convent Autobiography: Early Modern English Nuns in Exile, by Victoria Van Hyning
416 pages
978-0-19-726657-1  hbk    2019    available from OUP    £85.00


Transnational Networking and Elite Self-Empowerment: The Making of the Judiciary in Contemporary Europe and Beyond, by Cristina E Parau
352 pages
978-0-19-726640-3  hbk    2018    available from OUP    £75.00


The Myth of Pelagianism, by Ali Bonner
360 pages
978-0-19-726639-7  hbk    2018   available from OUP   £80.00


Millington Fighting for France coverFighting for France: Violence in Interwar French Politics, by Chris Millington
256 pages
978-0-19-726627-4  hbk   2018   available from OUP   £50.00


Hutcheson Parliamentary Elections in Russia coverParliamentary Elections in Russia: A quarter-century of multiparty politics, by Derek S Hutcheson
346 pages
978-0-19-726628-1  hbk    2018    available from OUP    £65.00


Sarkar Heroic Shaktism coverHeroic Shāktism: The Cult of Durgā in Ancient Indian Kingship, by Bihani Sarkar
310 pages
978-0-19-726610-6  hbk    2017    available from OUP    £75.00


Attfield Challenging the Modern coverChallenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933, by Nicholas Attfield
232 pages
978-0-19-726613-7  hbk    2017    available from OUP   £75.00


Atkinson French Novels and the Victorians coverFrench Novels and the Victorians, by Juliette Atkinson
436 pages  
978-0-19-726609-0  hbk    2017    available from OUP    £85.00
[British Academy Review article by Juliette Atkinson]


Constantine & Guillorel Miracles & Murders coverMiracles & Murders: An Introductory Anthology of Breton Ballads, by Mary-Ann Constantine and Éva Guillorel
248 pages + 8 plates + music CD
978-0-19-726619-9  hbk    2017    available from OUP    £55.00


Dresvina A Maid with a Dragon coverA Maid with a Dragon: The Cult of St Margaret of Antioch in Medieval England, by Juliana Dresvina
341 pages
978-0-19-726596-3  hbk    2016    available from OUP    £80.00
[Blog article by Juliana Dresvina]


Martin Delrio: Demonology and Scholarship in the Counter-Reformation, by Jan Machielsen
452 pages
978-0-19-726580-2  hbk    2015    available from OUP    £95.00

Jodocus Badius Ascensius: Commentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance, by Paul White
318 pages
978-0-19-726554-3  hbk   2013   available from OUP   £75.00

Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma, by Mandy Sadan
526 pages
978-0-19-726555-0  hbk     2013    available from OUP     £100.00
[Winner of EuroSEAS-Nikkei Asian Review Humanities Book Prize 2015]

Names are Thicker than Blood: Kinship and Ownership amongst the Iatmul, by Andrew Moutu
228 pages
978-0-19-726445-4  hbk    2013 (from 2015, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £60.00

Before HIV: Sexuality, Fertility and Mortality in East Africa, 1900-1980, by Shane Doyle
452 pages
978-0-19-726533-8   hbk    2013    available from OUP    £95.00

Producing Modernity in Mexico: Labour, Race and the State in Chiapas, 1876-1914, by Sarah Washbrook
404 pages
978-0-19-726497-3  hbk    2012    available from OUP    £85.00

Vulcan’s Forge in Venus’ City: The Story of Bronze in Venice 1350-1650, by Victoria Avery
526 pages, including 174 pages of plate illustrations
978-0-19-726496-6  hbk    2011    available from OUP    £160.00
[Winner of the Premio Salimbeni prize 2012]

Women, Language and Grammar in Italy, 1500-1900, by Helena Sanson
432 pages
978-0-19-726483-6  hbk    2011 (from 2015, manufactured on demand)       available from OUP    £90.00

The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca: A Case-Study in Ecological and Cultural Collapse, by David Beresford-Jones
280 pages + 1 plate
978-0-19-726476-8  hbk    2011    available from OUP    £60.00
[British Academy Review article by David Beresford-Jones]

Harnessing Fortune: Personhood, Memory, and Place in Mongolia, by Rebecca M Empson
424 pages + 1 plate
978-0-19-726473-7  hbk    2011    available from OUP    £80.00

The Lombard League, 1167-1225, by Gianluca Raccagni
246 pages + 1 plate
978-0-19-726471-3  hbk    2010    available from OUP    £60.00

Beyond Elegy: Classical Arabic Women’s Poetry in Context, by Marlé Hammond
224 pages
978-0-19-726472-0  hbk    2010    available from OUP    £60.00

The Claims of Culture at Empire’s End: Syria and Lebanon under French Rule, by Jennifer M Dueck
286 pages
978-0-19726447-8  hbk    2010, repr 2010 (from 2014, manufactured on demand)   available from OUP    £60.00

‘The Horrid Popish Plot’: Roger L'Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London, by Peter Hinds
472 pages
978-0-19726443-0  hbk    2010 (from 2012, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £85.00

Borderline Citizens: Women, Gender, and Political Culture in Britain, 1815-1867, by Kathryn Gleadle
332 pages
978-0-19-726449-2  hbk    2009 (from 2015, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £70.00
[British Academy Review article by Kathryn Gleadle]

Credit in Village Society in Fourteenth-Century England, by Chris Briggs
268 pages
978-0-19-726441-6  hbk    2009 (from 2011, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £60.00

A World Upturned: Commentary on and Analysis of The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All, by Roland Enmarch
304 pages
978-0-19-726433-0  hbk    2008    available from OUP    £65.00

Becoming Muslim in Mainland Tanzania, 1890-2000, by Felicitas Becker
376 pages
978-0-19-726427-0  hbk    2008 (from 2015, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £75.00
[British Academy Review article by Felicitas Becker]

Embedded Cosmopolitanism: Duties to Strangers and Enemies in a World of 'Dislocated Communities', by Toni Erskine
292 pages
978-0-19-726437-9  hbk    2008    available from OUP    £60.00

The Invention of Altruism: Making Moral Meanings in Victorian Britain, by Thomas Dixon
436 pages
978-0-19-726426-3  hbk    2008 (from 2011, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £90.00

Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800–1500, by Anne Haour
196 pages + 1 plate
978-0-19-726411-9  hbk    2007    available from OUP     £45.00

Delivering Justice in Qing China: Civil Trials in the Magistrate's Court, by Linxia Liang
300 pages
978-0-19-726399-0  hbk    2007    available from OUP    £60.00

Socialism, Sex, and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880–1914, by Ruth Livesey
246 pages
978-0-19-726398-3  hbk    2007 (from 2009, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £60.00

anthropological knowledge, secrecy, and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea: exchanging skin, by Tony Crook
276 pages
978-0-19-726400-3  hbk    2007    available from OUP    £60.00

The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France, by Wendy S Mercer
368 pages
978-0-19-726388-4  hbk    2007    available from OUP    £70.00

Genocide and Resistance in Hitler's Bosnia: The Partisans and the Chetniks, 1941–1943, by Marko Attila Hoare
400 pages
978-0-19-726380-8   hbk    2006 (from 2009, manufactured on demand)     available from OUP     £90.00

Russia and the Eastern Question: Army, Government and Society, 1815–1833, by Alexander Bitis
566 pages
978-0-19-726327-3  hbk    2006 (from 2016, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £110.00

The Justice of Venice: Authorities and Liberties in the Urban Economy, 1550–1700, by James E Shaw
256 pages
978-0-19-726377-8  hbk    2006    available from OUP    £60.00

England’s Revelry: A History of Popular Sports and Pastimes, 1660–1830, by Emma Griffin
310 pages
978-0-19-726321-1  hbk    2005 (from 2017, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £65.00
[British Academy Review article by Emma Griffin]

Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang, by Rachel Harris
250 pages + free music CD
978-0-19-726297-9  hbk     2004    available from OUP     £55.00
[British Academy Review article by Rachel Harris]

Popular Piety and Political Identity in Mexico’s Cristero Rebellion: Michoacán, 1927–29, by Matthew Butler
272 pages
978-0-19-726298-6  hbk    2004 (from 2014, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £60.00

Voicing the Soviet Experience: The Poetry of Ol’ga Berggol’ts, by Katharine Hodgson
214 pages
978-0-19-726289-4  hbk    2003    available from OUP    £45.00

The State of the Political: Conceptions of Politics and the State in the Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt and Franz Neumann, by Duncan Kelly
378 pages
978-0-19-726287-0  hbk     2003 (from 2008, manufactured on demand)    available from OUP    £80.00

Loyola’s Bees: Ideology and Industry in Jesuit Latin Didactic Poetry, by Yasmin Annabel Haskell
366 pages
978-0-19-726284-9  hbk    2003    available from OUP    £75.00
[British Academy Review article by Yasmin Haskell]

Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song, From the Blues to the Baltic, by Mary-Ann Constantine & Gerald Porter
278 pages
978-0-19-726288-7  hbk    2003     available from OUP    £60.00

Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai, by Jonathan P J Stock
288 pages
978-0-19-726273-3  hbk    2003     available from OUP    £60.00

The Transformation of Coastal Wetlands: Exploitation and Management of Marshland Landscapes in North West Europe during the Roman and Medieval Periods, by Stephen Rippon
348 pages
0-19-726229-5  hbk     2000    out of print

Life on the Amazon: The Anthropology of a Brazilian Peasant Village, by Mark Harris
248 pages
978-0-19-726239-9  hbk    2000     available from Oxbow
[British Academy Review article by Mark Harris]

Great Deaths: Grieving, Religion, and Nationhood in Victorian and Edwardian Britain, by John Wolffe
342 pages + 12 plates
978-0-19-726238-2  hbk    2000     out of print
[British Academy Review article by John Wolffe]

Kuwait, 1950–1965: Britain, the al-Sabah, and Oil, by Simon C Smith
176 pages + 9 plates
978-0-19-726197-2  hbk    1999    available from Oxbow

The Cut: Reading Bataille’s Histoire de l’œil, by Patrick ffrench
196 pages
0-19-726200-7  hbk     1999    out of print

The Manuscripts of Early Norman England (c. 1066–1130), by Richard Gameson
208 pages + 24 plates
0-19-726190-6  hbk    1999    out of print

The First John Murray and the Late Eighteenth-Century London Book Trade, by William Zachs
456 pages + 49 plates
978-0-19-726191-0  hbk     1998    available from Oxbow

The English Horace: Anthony Alsop and the Tradition of British Latin Verse, by D K Money
416 pages
978-0-19-726184-2  hbk    1998    available from Oxbow