History journal

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A history journal is an academic serial publication designed to present new scholarship on a historical subject, usually a subfield of history, with articles generally being subjected to peer review.

History and development[edit]

The historical journal, a forum where academic historians could exchange ideas and publish newly discovered information, came into being in the 19th century; the early journals were similar to those for the physical sciences, and were seen as a means for history to become more professional. Journals also helped historians to establish various historiographical approaches, the most notable example of which was Annales. Économies. Sociétés. Civilisations., a publication instrumental in establishing the Annales School.

Some historical journals are as follows:

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Further reading[edit]

  • Goldstein, Doris S. "The origins and early years of the English Historical Review." English Historical Review (1986) 101#398 pp: 6-19.
  • Howsam, Leslie. "Academic Discipline or Literary Genre?: The Establishment of Boundaries in Historical Writing." Victorian Literature and Culture (2004) 32#2 pp: 525-545. online