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Established in 1869 as the first American university press, shortly after the founding of Cornell, the press embodies and advances the university’s core values by disseminating fundamental and practical knowledge, while commanding its own distinct editorial profile. The press, as part of a land-grant institution, is also dedicated to transforming research into publications that reach and benefit the wider public.
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Cornell University Press publishes nonfiction, with particular strengths in anthropology, Asian studies, classics, geography, higher education, history (US, European, Asian, and military), literary and cultural studies, medieval studies, New York City and State, politics and international relations, Russian and Eurasian studies, sociology, and urban studies.
Key subject areas
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Russian & East European Studies
Cornell Featured Titles
The Writing Public
Participatory Knowledge Production in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France
15 March 2021
Laboratory of Socialist Development
Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan
15 November 2021
Cornell Featured Series
Battlegrounds: Cornell Studies in Military History
General Editor: David J. Silbey, Acquiring Editor: Bethany Wasik
Focusing on the intersection of battlefield, social, and cultural history, books in this series bring the strengths of each subfield to bear on the study of military history. We publish military history that draws on the continuing vitality of the field, while incorporating the best methods and analyses from the entire historical discipline. The series embeds our understanding of wars and the militaries within the societies and cultures that fought them and built them.
NIU Series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Series Editor: Christine D. Worobec, Acquiring Editor: Amy Farranto
The NIU Series in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, established in 1999, publishes important books in the areas of history and literature, spanning from the Middle Ages to the Post-Soviet era.
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