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

Wm. Roger Louis


This is the third volume charting the history of Oxford University Press. The period it covers is the twentieth century. During this time, Oxford University Press surpassed all other university presses in its size, range of publications, and geographic reach, competing with the largest London and international publishing firms. The Press, led by the Board of Delegates and their Secretary, balanced a commitment to publishing outstanding scholarship with a developing interest in commercial realities by pursuing broader educational goals through the publication of school books in England and over ... More

Keywords: University of Oxford, organizational structure, international trade, sales and profits, management style, Secretary to the Delegates, Board of Delegates, school books, learned publishing

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199568406
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568406.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wm. Roger Louis, editor
University of Texas at Austin

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WM. Roger Louis

Part I The Press in Oxford and London, and Relations with the University

Part II Printing, Paper, Machines, and Buildings

Part III Publications

Chapter 12 Classics

Christopher Stray

Chapter 18 The Editors

Jon Stallworthy

Part IV Worldwide Expansion and Influence

Chapter 19 New York

Daniel Raff

Chapter 21 India

Rimi B. Chatterjee and Padmini Ray Murray

Chapter 23 East Asia

Atalanta Myerson

Chapter 24 Africa

Dawn D’arcy Nell

Part V End of an Era

Chapter 27 Looking Further

David Mckitterick