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The English Historical Review is a peer-reviewed, 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 surviving English language academic journal in the field of history.

The English Historical Review  
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Engl. Hist. Rev.
Discipline History
Language English
Edited by Prof. Martin Conway, Dr Catherine Holmes, Prof. Peter Marshall
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Bimonthly
ISSN 0013-8266 (print)
1477-4534 (web)
LCCN 05040370
OCLC no. 474766029
JSTOR 00138266

Issues include Articles, ‘Notes and Documents’, and Debates on medieval and modern themes, as well as a large range of Reviews of books on history published throughout the world. A summary of international periodical literature published in the previous twelve months is also provided.[1]

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.[2] The first editor was Mandell Creighton. The current editors are Professor Martin Conway, Dr Catherine Holmes, and Professor Peter Marshall.[3]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Oxford Journals | Arts & Humanities | English Historical Review | About the Journal". Retrieved 2016-01-19. 
  2. ^ R. C. S. Trahair, From Aristotelian to Reaganomics: a dictionary of eponyms with biographies in the social sciences (1994), p. 5
  3. ^ "Oxford Journals | Arts & Humanities | English Historical Review | Editorial Board". Retrieved 2016-01-19. 

Further readingEdit

  • Goldstein, Doris S. (1986). The origins and early years of the English Historical Review. English Historical Review. 101. pp. 6–19. 
  • Howsam, Leslie (2004). "Academic Discipline or Literary Genre?: The Establishment of Boundaries in Historical Writing". Victorian Literature and Culture. 32 (2): 525–545. 
  • 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. 

External linksEdit

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