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Liverpool University Press: 5 academic books that changed the world

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What is the future of academic publishing? We’re celebrating University Press Week (8-14 November 2015) and Academic Book Week (9-16 November) with a series of blog posts on scholarly publishing from staff and partner presses. Today, we present selections from our partner Liverpool University Press.

Which books have changed the world? While thoughts range from Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto (originally a political pamphlet) to George Orwell’s 1984 (a novel), great works of scholarship are often overlooked. However, it is these great works that can change our understanding of history, culture, and ourselves. Access to previously unseen historical documents has led to profound discoveries about the people and places that shape us today. Seemingly niche topics examined in depth have led to greater comprehension of the function of language (among other things). Indeed, even the form a published work takes can provide new dimensions and insight in a subject. Here are only five of the many titles from Liverpool University Press that have changed the world.

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