Continuum International Publishing Group
Founded1999 (1999)
FounderWerner Mark Linz
Defunct2012 Edit this on Wikidata
SuccessorBloomsbury Academic
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon, New York City
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsBurns & Oates, T&T Clark

Continuum International Publishing Group was an academic publisher of books with editorial offices in London and New York City. It was purchased by Nova Capital Management in 2005. In July 2011, it was taken over by Bloomsbury Publishing.[1] As of September 2012, all new Continuum titles are published under the Bloomsbury name (under the imprint Bloomsbury Academic).[2]


Continuum International was created in 1999 with the merger of the Cassell academic and religious lists (including Geoffrey Chapman, Mansell, Mowbray, Pinter, and Leicester University Press imprints) and the Continuum Publishing Company, founded in New York in 1980.[3][4]

The academic publishing programme was focused on the humanities, especially the fields of philosophy, film and music, literature, education, linguistics, theology, and biblical studies. Continuum published Paulo Freire's seminal Pedagogy of the Oppressed and music criticism series 33⅓.[citation needed]

Continuum acquired Athlone Press, which was founded in 1948 as the University of London publishing house and sold to the Bemrose Corporation in 1979.[5]

In 2003, Continuum acquired the London-based Hambledon & London[6] (Sunday Times Small Publisher of the Year 2001–02),[7] a publisher of trade history for the general reader.



  1. ^ "Bloomsbury übernimmt Continuum International Publishing Group". Boersenblatt. 11 July 2011. Archived from the original on 28 December 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Rebranding of Continuum, Berg and Bristol Classical Press". Bloomsbury. November 2012. Archived from the original on 29 April 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  3. ^ "About The Continuum International Publishing Group". The Continuum International Publishing Group. Archived from the original on 15 September 2000. Retrieved 21 December 2023.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "Article citing companies encompassed by Continuum". 29 November 2006. Retrieved 21 December 2009.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Athlone Press: 1945–1979". Senate House Library, University of London. AIM25. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2009.
  6. ^ "about hambledon continuum". Hambledon Continuum. Archived from the original on 15 January 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  7. ^ "Hambledon and London". Archived from the original on 20 January 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2009.[dead link]