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History of Oxford University Press Volume III 1896 to 1970,9780199568406
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History of Oxford University Press Volume III 1896 to 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 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.

The twentieth century brought new horizons to Oxford University Press as offices were opened in the United States (in 1896), Canada, Australia, India, Pakistan, East 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 the technological revolution that led to the decline of the printing business in Oxford, and the new challenges of managing a much larger organization.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Evolution of the Press over Three-Quarters of a Century
1. Reassessing the History of Oxford University Press, 1896-1970, Wm. Roger Louis
Part I: The Press in Oxford and London, and Relations with the University
2. Oxford University Press, 1896-1945, William Whyte
3. Oxford University Press, 1945-1970, C. S. Nicholls
4. The Press in London, 1896-1970, Amy Flanders
5. The Business of the Press, Daniel Raff
Part II: Printing, Paper, Machines, and Buildings
6. The Printer and the Printing House, Martin Maw
7. Wolvercote Mill, Martin Maw
8. Printing Technology, Binding, Readers, and Social Life, Martin Maw
9. Architecture, Building Designs, and Jericho, William Whyte
Part III: Publications
10. Scholarly and Reference Publishing, Alan Bell
11. Eleven Case Studies in the OUP Publication Process, Elizabeth Knowles
12. Classics, Christopher Stray
13. Educational Books, Robert Fraser
14. Children's Books, Ron Heapy
15. The Cartographic Department, Terry Hardaker
16. Music Publishing, Simon Wright
17. The Press and the British Book Trade, Simon Eliot
18. The Editors, Jon Stallworthy
Part IV: Worldwide Expansion and Influence
19. New York, Daniel Raff
20. Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, Thorin Tritter
21. India, Rimi B. Chatterjee and Padmini Ray Murray
22. Pakistan, Ali Raza
23. East Asia, Atalanta Myerson
24. Africa, Dawn D'Arcy Nell
Part V: End of an Era
25. The Waldock Inquiry, 1967-1970, Wm. Roger Louis
26. Scholarly Publishing in the 1960s, Philip Waller
27. Looking Further, David McKitterick

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