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Bibliography: Diplomatics (the study of historical documents)


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Boyle, Leonard E. "Diplomatics." In Medieval Studies: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Ed. James M. Powell. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1992. Pp. 82-113. [* Subject heading: historical documents; diplomatics; archival research *]

Chaplais, Pierre. English Royal Documents: King John-Henry VI, 1199-1461. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971. [* Subject heading: historical documents; diplomatics; archival research *]

Cox, Jane, ed. The Nation's Memory: A Pictorial Guide to the Public Record Office. With contributions by David Thomas, Timothy Padfield and Michael Jubb. London: HMSO, 1988. [This guide now out-of-date, given the amalgamation of records and the move to Kew, but still of some use on the nature and scope of the collections, etc.] [* Subject heading: historical documents; diplomatics; archival research *]

Elton, G[eoffrey] R[udolph]. England, 1200-1640. Sources of History: Studies in the Uses of Historical Evidence. London: The Sources of History, in association with Hodder and Stoughton, 1969. [* Subject heading: historical documents; diplomatics; archival research *]

Galbraith, V. H. Introduction to the Use of the Public Records. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1954. [* Subject heading: historical documents; diplomatics; archival research *]

Major, Kathleen. "The Teaching and Study of Diplomatic in England." Archives 8 [no. 39] (1968): 114-118. [Unlike the situation on the Continent, England does not have (in 1968) a strong tradition of teaching diplomatic. Major surveys the publications in the field at the time (noting that most of them are "private" endeavours rather than products of academic programs in the field).] [* Subject heading: historical documents; diplomatics; archival research *]

Mullins, E[dward] L[indsay] C[arson]. Texts and Calendars: An Analytical Guide to Serial Publications. Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 7. London: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1958. [* Subject heading: historical documents; diplomatics; archival research *]

Mullins, E[dward] L[indsay] C[arson]. Texts and Calendars II: An Analytical Guide to Serial Publications, 1957-1982. Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 12. London: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1983. [* Subject heading: historical documents; diplomatics; archival research *]

Public Record Office, Great Britain. A Guide to the Contents of the Public Record Office. 3 vols. London: HMSO, 1963. [* Subject heading: historical documents; diplomatics; archival research *]



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