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The Cambridge Modern History

The Cambridge Modern History
An Account of its Origin, Authorship and Production

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108036696

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  • At the time of its conception in 1896, the Cambridge Modern History was envisaged as a 'great English universal history'. Six years later, the first volume was published, and reprinted within a month. The project would take years to complete, and just before the publication of the tenth volume in 1907, this short work was published by Cambridge University Press in order to promote the volumes and the project's history. The book opens with the origin of the project and the early plans of Lord Acton, its first editor. Also included are ten extracts from various volumes, along with the names of the first contributors, who delivered their chapters from as far afield as America, Germany, and Italy. Later chapters offer a short history of Cambridge University Press, an account of the production techniques used, and the terms by which the books (and their specially designed bookstand) could be obtained.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108036696
    • length: 120 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 7 mm
    • weight: 0.16kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Lord Acton and the planning of the Cambridge Modern History
    2. The editors and writers of the History
    3. The value of the History
    Extracts from the Cambridge Modern History: The trial of Savonarola
    The New World and its gold
    Martin Luther and the Diet of Worms
    The Spanish Armada
    Richelieu
    The last campaign of Gustavus Adolphus
    The impeachment of Strafford
    The overthrow of the French Directory
    Napoleon at St. Helena
    The assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    4. The Cambridge University Press and the production of the History
    5. Terms on which the History may now be obtained.

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