Cornell University Press is proud to announce that it is now the exclusive North American distributor for English-language books from Belgium-based publisher Leuven University Press. Established in 1971 by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven University Press currently has more than 1000 books in print, in fields including art, music, religion, philosophy, history, medieval studies, Neo-Latin studies, anthropology, psychology, politics, and culture. Leuven is well known for its critically acclaimed Ancient and Medieval Philosophy series. Leuven University Press exceeds over one million dollars in sales annually and is a distinguished member of the Association of American University Presses.
Marike Schipper, Director of Leuven University Press, is excited about this new joint venture. “Cornell was the perfect choice for us. With extremely complementary lists in medieval studies, philosophy, European history, and the arts, both of our houses make quite an excellent fit, and we are very proud to be working together.”
Leading off Leuven’s Spring 2008 list this year are two long-anticipated titles—Jeff Lipkes’s Rehearsals, a shocking and revelatory in-depth account of German atrocities in Belgium during World War I, and the first English translation of world-acclaimed photographer Henri Van Lier’s Philosophy of Photography. Rounding out the lead titles are new books on Allan Sekula’s photography, surrealism in Belgium, and the nineteenth-century European revival of illuminated manuscripts.
Cornell University Press will be distributing and marketing all of Leuven’s 450 English-language titles in North America as well as nearly one hundred of its mixed-language titles, which are mostly in English, with some select chapters in French, Dutch, or Italian.