Liverpool University Press expands with major acquisition

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Liverpool University Press, which is the third oldest university press in the UK, has acquired the Medieval Studies, Classics and Ancient History, History, Archaeology and Landscape Studies titles from University of Exeter Press.

Anthony Cond, Managing Director of LUP, said: “This is an important strategic move for Liverpool University Press, giving it world-class Medieval Studies and Classics lists to sit either side of the acclaimed Translated Texts for Historians series, a stronger presence in Maritime Studies and some outstanding Modern History titles. Much of the Exeter list will also be made available digitally for the first time.”

Fastest growing scholarly publishers

University of Exeter Press was founded fifty years ago and has an international reputation as a scholarly publisher. The acquisition gives LUP, one of the fastest growing scholarly publishers in the UK, around 80% of the Exeter list.

Emeritus Professor John Davies FBA, who was Rathbone Professor of Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, 1977-2003, said: “As an academic who much values the role which LUP has played both in fostering scholarship and in raising the profile and the distinction of the University, I am delighted to read this news. Especially when the shape of academic publication is changing so fast, it makes excellent sense to concentrate energies in areas where we already have a distinctive and respected profile, and I congratulate the officers of the Press on their initiative and diplomacy.”

Around 350 titles will be transferring to LUP.

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