Cambridge Archive Editions

Documentary resources on political, territorial, and ethnic issues

Cambridge Archive Editions (formerly published by Cambridge University Press and now an imprint of East View Press) presents a wealth of historical reference materials from the 16th-20th centuries on the national heritage and political development of numerous countries. Comprised mostly of documents from the National Archives of the United Kingdom, these primary source collections bring together historically authentic facsimile documents, as well as numerous maps, that otherwise would remain unknown, difficult to access, or fragmentary. The full Cambridge Archive Editions collection includes over 1,000 volumes with nearly 700,000 pages of primary sources and over 750 maps.

Print copies of Cambridge Archive Editions volumes are available through East View Press – see below for more information.  The online version of Cambridge Archive Editions is available through East View Information Services as East View Archive Editions.

Archive Editions

Cambridge Archive Editions Historical Collections

Near and Middle East

120 titles, 966 volumes

Britain has a rich history with Middle Eastern countries via its East India Company trade routes up through the Persian Gulf. The British archives have particularly deep veins of material on boundary formation, tribal relations, state development and political relations.

Slavic, Balkan and Caucasus

11 titles, 40 volumes

Eleven titles in 40 volumes, including maps, covering political and ethnic boundary issues in Albania, Kosovo, Armenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Greece. This valuable historical collection also covers the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and oil resources in Russia and the Caucasus.

East and Southeast Asia

9 titles, 92 volumes

Covering the geographic areas of Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and, under the title Straits Settlements, Penang, Singapore, Malacca and Labuan. These titles deliver insight with historic political and economic reports and a sound basis for research of East and South-East Asia.

North America

1 title, 9 volumes

“America and Great Britain: Diplomatic Relations 1775-1815” is the first Archive Editions collection covering North America. It is also the first full color collection. Color images show the contrast between the copperplate handwriting, often in a brown-based ink, on sepia colored stock.

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