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The Encyclopaedia of Oxford is an encyclopaedia covering the history of Oxford in England.

The book was published by Macmillan in 1988 (ISBN 0-333-39917-X).[1] It was edited by the Oxford-educated historian Christopher Hibbert with the help of the associate editor, his brother Edward Hibbert.

The encyclopaedia was published in hardback and then a paperback version (Papermac, reissued in 1992, ISBN 0-333-48614-5), but only one edition was produced and copies are now sought, typically selling for more than the original selling price of £25 for the hardback edition, even in paperback form.[2][3]

The book mainly consists of detailed historical entries in alphabetical order. Many entries concern architecture and buildings,[4] and the University of Oxford and its colleges. Appendices include lists of notable people who have held important offices associated with Oxford, especially the University, in date order.

See also


  1. ^ Phillips, David (1990). "Seats of Learning: Oxford and Cambridge in Recent Studies". Oxford Review of Education. 16 (1). Taylor & Francis: 121–129. doi:10.1080/0305498900160111. JSTOR 1050147.
  2. ^ The Encyclopaedia of Oxford (Paperback). ASIN 0333486145.
  3. ^ "The Encyclopaedia of Oxford". Abe Books. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  4. ^ Tyack, Geoffrey (1998). Oxford An Architectural Guide. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198174233.