Cambridge Archive Editions Online

Documentary resources on political, territorial, and ethnic issues

Cambridge Archive Editions Online is the first-ever digital presentation of the exceptionally well-known and respected series of British archival reprints.

Cambridge Archive Editions (CAE) identifies, selects, arranges, and describes a wide range of the most important documents from the British Government records to create a true survey of an historical period, political movement, or a country’s development. Content has been published over 25 years, and includes over 1,000 volumes with nearly 700,000 pages of primary sources and over 750 maps.

Now digitized, these valuable materials are now exponentially more discoverable and useful as e-books, featuring:

  • Intuitive web-based platform delivers basic and advanced search options to simplify research
  • Historical maps that are rich in detail, with page zoom
  • Collection, Topics and Sets filters quickly narrow results for more refined searching
  • E-book platform contains thumbnail images, page zoom and highlighted text search results
  • Create favorite lists, download, print or share via email for future reference and review
  • Search all Preface and Table of Contents with full text search available for selected titles
Cambridge Archive Editions Online

CAE Online Historical Collections

Near and Middle East

121 titles, 945 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, 39 volumes

Eleven titles in 39 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

8 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 Cambridge Archive Editions collection covering North America. It is also the first full color collection. By presenting these documents electronically and in color, much older documents can be reproduced. Color images show the contrast between the copperplate handwriting, often in a brown-based ink, on sepia colored stock.

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