English Historical Documents is the most ambitious, impressive and comprehensive collection of documents on English history ever published. An authoritative work of primary evidence, each volume presents material with exemplary scholarly accuracy. Editorial comment is directed towards making sources intelligible rather than drawing conclusions from them. Full account has been taken of modern textual criticism. A general introduction to each volume portrays the character of the period under review and critical bibliographies have been added to assist further investigation. Documents collected include treaties, personal letters, statutes, military dispatches, diaries, declarations, newspaper articles, government and cabinet proceedings, orders, acts, sermons, pamphlets, agricultural instructions, charters, grants, guild regulations and voting records. Volumes are furnished with lavish extra apparatus including genealogical tables, lists of officials, chronologies, diagrams, graphs and maps.Cross references from the numbers of the Command papers to the annual series are also given at pp. ... Parliamentary Papers General Index covering the periods 1870 to 1878-9 (originally Parliamentary Papers 1880, LXXXIII, Part I); 1880 to 1889 (originally ibid. ... There is now an excellent guide to the more distinguished periodicals of the period to 1900 in The Wellesley Index 1n ... G. M. Younga#39;s classic Victorian England: portrait of an age (1936, 1963), and his Victorian Essays, ed.
|Title||:||English Historical Documents, 1874-1914|
|Author||:||W. D. Handcock|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 1995-12-28|