History of Oxford University Press: Volume III: 1896 to 1970

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EditorW. Roger Louis

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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 theOxford 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 50 countries. With access to extensive archives, The History of OUP traces the impact of long-term changes in printingtechnology 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.The twentieth century brought new horizons to Oxford University Press as offices were opened in the USA (in 1896), Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan, Asia, and Africa. Wm Roger Louis and 22 expert contributors explore the growth of OUP's publishing, not only in works of scholarship and religion,but also in dictionaries, reference works, and literature for general readers, and in publishing for education and English language teaching. They trace OUP's relationship with the University and city of Oxford, and its place in London and the international book trade. The volume also considers thetechnological revolution that led to the decline of the printing business in Oxford, and the new challenges of managing a much larger organization that were identified by the influential Waldock Report of 1970.

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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 theOxford English Dictionary, to a twentieth-centur...

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 British Imperialism (2006).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:864 pagesPublished:December 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: The Evolution of the Press over Three-Quarters of a Century1. Wm. Roger Louis: Reassessing the History of Oxford University Press, 1896-1970Part I: The Press in Oxford and London, and Relations with the University2. William Whyte: Oxford University Press, 1896-19453. C. S. Nicholls: Oxford University Press, 1945-19704. Amy Flanders: The Press in London, 1896-19705. Daniel Raff: The Business of the PressPart II: Printing, Paper, Machines, and Buildings6. Martin Maw: The Printer and the Printing House7. Martin Maw: Wolvercote Mill8. Martin Maw: Printing Technology, Binding, Readers, and Social Life9. William Whyte: Architecture, Building Designs, and JerichoPart III: Publications10. Alan Bell: Scholarly and Reference Publishing11. Elizabeth Knowles: Eleven Case Studies in the OUP Publication Process12. Christopher Stray: Classics13. Robert Fraser: Educational Books14. Ron Heapy: Children's Books15. Terry Hardaker: The Cartographic Department16. Simon Wright: Music Publishing17. Simon Eliot: The Press and the British Book Trade18. Jon Stallworthy: The EditorsPart IV: Worldwide Expansion and Influence19. Daniel Raff: New York20. Thorin Tritter: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand21. Rimi B. Chatterjee and Padmini Ray Murray: India22. Ali Raza: Pakistan23. Atalanta Myerson: East Asia24. Dawn D'Arcy Nell: AfricaPart V: End of an Era25. Wm. Roger Louis: The Waldock Inquiry, 1967-197026. Philip Waller: Scholarly Publishing in the 1960s27. David McKitterick: Looking FurtherAppendicesIndex