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Boydell & Brewer is an academic press based in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England that specializes in publishing historical and critical works. In addition to British and general history, the company publishes three series devoted to studies, editions, and translations of material related to the Arthurian legend. There are also series that publish studies in medieval German and French literature, Spanish theatre, early English texts, in other subjects. Depending on the subject, its books are assigned to one of several imprints in Woodbridge, Cambridge (UK), or Rochester, New York, location of its principal North American office. Imprints include Boydell & Brewer, D.S. Brewer, Camden House, the Hispanic series Tamesis Books ("Tamesis" is the Spanish version of the Thames river, which flows through London), the University of Rochester Press, James Currey, and York Medieval Press.

Boydell & Brewer
Status Active
Founded 1978
Founder Richard Barber & Derek Brewer
Country of origin England
Headquarters location Suffolk
Distribution John Wiley & Sons (UK, EMEA and the Far East)[1]
self-distributed (US)
Scholarly Book Services (Canada)[2]
Nonfiction topics African Studies, German Literature, German Culture, Hispanic Studies, Medical Science, Medieval History, Medieval Literature, Music
Imprints D.S. Brewer, Camden House, Tamesis Books, University of Rochester Press, James Currey, York Medieval Press
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The company was co-founded by historians Richard Barber and Derek Brewer in 1978, merging the two companies Boydell Press and D.S. Brewer which they had respectively founded.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

In addition to the company's four primary imprints and partners, Camden House, University of Rochester Press, James Currey, and Tamesis, Boydell & Brewer publish and distribute for the Victoria County History, the Royal Historical Society, the London Record Society and the Scottish Text Society[9] as well as several other societies.


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