Palgrave Macmillan is a predominantly academic literature in the field of humanities and social science publizierender publisher based in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. The publisher represents a more than 170 years of publishing history, was formed Martin's Press Scholarly and Reference by combining Macmillan Press and St in 2002 and since 2007 belongs to the publishing group Georg von Holtzbrinck ( Macmillan Publishers).
The name is derived from the family Palgrave Palgrave, which has a long publishing partnership with Macmillan and highest level reached in the humanities and social sciences. Macmillan published in 1861 the "Golden Treasury of the best songs and lyrical poems in the English language " by Francis Turner Palgrave, a former private secretary to the Prime Minister William Gladstone later. This book is the standard work in this field. The 150th edition, Palgrave 2011 published, appeared with a foreword by the poet Carol Ann Duffy.
Macmillan also published works of the father of Francis Turner Palgrave, Sir Francis Palgrave, who was the founder of the Public Record Office, that is, of the British National Archives, as well as of the three brothers of FT Palgrave Sir Robert Harry Inglis Palgrave, the banker and the editor of "The Palgrave Dictionary of Political Economy " and also editor of The Economist was. 1869 Macmillan published the "History of the House of Commons " of the then Secretary ( clerk ) of the House of Commons, Sir Reginald Francis Palgrave. William Gifford Palgrave, in turn, was a brilliant scholar, an ordained Jesuit and spy for Napoleon III .. He traveled incognito, disguised as an Arab physician, through the Syrian and Saudi Arabian deserts and wrote a two-volume work about his travels and adventures for Macmillan. The " Erzähliungen over a one-year journey through Central and Eastern Arabia ", published in 1865, the most widely read book on this region was to the contributions of TE Lawrence appeared.
St Martin's Press, in turn, was founded in 1952 and was one of the ten largest general publishers in the United States. The cooperation also had a long tradition. 2000 St. Martin's Press Scholarly and Reference in the U.S. and Macmillan Press merged in the UK, bringing the two publishers united their publishing activities. This new publishing house was renamed Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. 2007 bought the Holtz Brink Group the publisher and incorporated this in 2009 its publishing group.
From academic monographs and books to general non- fictional literature, magazines and electronic media Palgrave Macmillan is a recognized and partly unique, award -winning publisher. According to the company won in 2012 a total of 27 titles from the publisher prices in the industry.
Palgrave Macmillan in the U.S. include the products of IB Tauris Publishers, Manchester University Press, Zed Books and Pluto Press.