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History of Oxford University Press

Ian Gadd Simon Eliot W. Roger Louis



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Oxford University Press
28 November 2013
The story of Oxford University Press spans five centuries of printing and publishing. Beginning with the first presses set up in Oxford in the fifteenth century and the later establishment of a university printing house, it leads through the publication of bibles, scholarly works, and the Oxford English Dictionary, to a twentieth-century expansion that created the largest university press in the world, playing a part in research, education, and language learning in more than 50 countries. With access to extensive archives, The History of OUP traces the impact of long-term changes in printing technology and the business of publishing. It also considers the effects of wider trends in education, reading, and scholarship, in international trade and the spreading influence of the English language, and in cultural and social history - both in Oxford and through its presence around the world.
Edited by:   Ian Gadd, Simon Eliot, W. Roger Louis
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 267mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 310mm
Weight:   5.250kg
ISBN:   9780198702795
ISBN 10:   0198702795
Series:   History of Oxford University Press
Pages:   2250
Publication Date:   28 November 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ian Gadd is Professor of English Literature at Bath Spa University. He is a General Editor of the Cambridge Works of Jonathan Swift. Simon Eliot is Professor of the History of the Book in the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. He directs the MA in the History of the Book, and the London Rare Books School. He is a visiting professor of book history at the Open University, where he set up the Reading Experience Database (RED), and at the University of Reading. He has published on quantitative book history, publishing history, the history of reading, the history of lighting, and library history. He has co-edited The Blackwell Companion to the History of the Book and Literary Culturesand the Material Book. He is General Editor of the new multi-volume History of Oxford University Press. Wm. Roger Louis (D.Litt., Oxford), CBE, FBA, is Kerr Professor at the University of Texas and Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford. A Past President of the American Historical Association, he is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford History of the British Empire. His books include Ends of BritishImperialism.

Reviews for History of Oxford University Press

an impressive volume - well printed and presented and excellently edited. It also has some gossip. Oxford readers will like that. Bernard Porter, The Guardian

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