Liverpool University Press acquires Medieval, Classics and History lists from University of Exeter Press

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Liverpool University Press, the UK’s third oldest university press, has finalized an agreement with the University of Exeter Press to acquire its Medieval Studies, Classics and Ancient History, History, Archaeology and Landscape Studies lists, with immediate effect.

The acquisition includes the following book series: Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies, Exeter Studies in Medieval Europe, Exeter Studies in History, Exeter Maritime Studies and titles under the Bristol Phoenix Press imprint. Some of the recent books from University of Exeter Press include Working with Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts, edited by Gale Owen-Crocker, and Bewnans Ke: The Life of St. Ke, edited by Graham Thomas and Nicholas Williams.

“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. We look forward to building on the foundations established by University of Exeter Press over several decades, in particular by Simon Baker and the present team, and to making much of the Exeter list available digitally for the first time,” said Anthony Cond, Managing Director of Liverpool University Press.




“In streamlining our subject range at Exeter, we are looking forward to expanding our prize-winning series, Exeter Performance Studies and Exeter Studies in Film History. UEP will also continue to publish academic local history, and to nurture and develop the substantial backlist in other areas of the humanities. The transferring lists will be in safe hands at Liverpool, with whom we have had close associations over many years; and with whom we have a shared and continuing commitment to academic publishing.” said Simon Baker, Publisher and Managing Director at University of Exeter Press.

Liverpool University Press assumes publishing responsibilities for the acquired titles with immediate effect. All stock will be available via its distribution channels – Turpin Distribution (UK, Europe and ROW) and The University of Chicago Press (North America). Turpin Distribution will be handling all UK trade returns for the acquired titles, previously distributed by NBN International. For further information or any customer queries please contact Jenny Howard (jhoward2@liverpool.ac.uk, 0151 7942234).

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Sharan Newman

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