The Victoria County History of England: General Introduction Supplement 1970-90
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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 80 pages
Author: C. Elrington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Victoria County History series is an historical portrayal of the English counties founded upon the most careful original research. It is a major work of reference and has earned an international reputation for its scholarly standards and for the systematic way in which the mass of accurate data which is contains is arranged. East set of county volumes divides itself into two: the 'general' volumes, and the 'topographical' volumes. The former comprise subjects that is thought to deal with on a county-wide footing e.g., the prehistory, ecclesiastical history, and economic history. They also include translations of the appropriate section of the Domesday Book with a commentary and index. The 'topographical' volumes describe historically every city, town, and village in the country.
First founded in 1899, and named after Queen Victoria, the series now contains over 200 volumes.
This particular volume is a supplement to the 'General Introduction' published in 1970, which described the origins and progress of the Victoria County History and included lists of contents of the 150 volumes published by then, with indexes of the articles and authors included in those lists.
Since 1970, a further 50 volumes have been completed, and the 'Supplement' lists and indexes their contents. There is also a brief account of the progress of the Victoria County History over the last two decades.
The Victoria County History 1970-90
State of the V.C.H. (at December 1990)
- Counties completed, in progress, dormant and unstarted
- Counties in progress and dormant: work published, in progress, and to be started
List of Contents of Volumes Published 1971-90
Index of Titles of Articles
Index of Authors
Corrigenda to the General Introduction