The English Historical Review

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The English Historical Review  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Eng. Hist. Rev.
Discipline History
Language English
Edited by G. W. Bernard, Martin Conway
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0013-8266 (print)
1477-4534 (web)
LCCN 05040370
OCLC no. 474766029
JSTOR 00138266

The English Historical Review is an academic journal established in 1886 and published by Oxford University Press. It publishes articles on British, European, and world history since the classical era. It is the oldest English surviving language academic journal in the field of history.

Each issue includes articles, "Notes and Documents", debates on medieval and modern themes, a range of review essay, and shorter notices of recently published books. A summary of international periodical literature published in the previous 12 months is also included in each issue.

The journal was established in 1886 by John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, Regius professor of modern history at Cambridge, and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.[1] The first editor was Mandell Creighton.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ R. C. S. Trahair, From Aristotelian to Reaganomics: a dictionary of eponyms with biographies in the social sciences (1994), p. 5

Further reading[edit]

  • Goldstein, Doris S. "The origins and early years of the English Historical Review." English Historical Review (1986) 101#398 pp: 6-19.
  • Howsam, Leslie. "Academic Discipline or Literary Genre?: The Establishment of Boundaries in Historical Writing." Victorian Literature and Culture (2004) 32#2 pp: 525-545. online
  • Stieg, Margaret F. (1986). "The Spread of Scholarly Historical Periodicals: France, Great Britain, and the United States". The Origin and Development of Scholarly Historical Periodicals. Tuscaloosa: University Alabama Press. pp. 39–81. ISBN 0-8173-0273-5. 

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