A Short History of Cambridge University Press / Edition 2

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This is a short, illustrated account of the world's oldest publishing house, from the publication of the Press's first book in 1584 through to the present day. It emphasizes the constitutional basis of the Press—an essential part of its parent university—and highlights key moments of crisis and change: Richard Bentley's revival in the 1690s, the Victorian renaissance, the rise of modern university publishing, two world wars, the crisis of the 1970s—resolved by Geoffrey Cass' bold reconstruction—and the enterprising printing and publishing developments of the 1990s.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521775724
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; The first stationers; The Charter; The first Cambridge press; Conflict with the stationers; Bentley's public press; The eighteenth century; The early nineteenth century; The partnership; The partnership ends; Between the wars; After 1945; Crisis and recovery; Consolidating the past, constructing the future: 1980s to early 1990s; The 1990s: global activity and innovation; Achievements and challenges of the 1990s and beyond; 'One of the brightest jewels...'; Some Cambridge books and authors; Appendices.

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