Records of Social and Economic History

This series exists to publish primary sources that aid the study of social and economic history – proving particularly valuable as a means of publishing material that does not fall within the scope of any one local record society

Chair: Professor Julian Hoppit FBA

Britain possesses one of the most remarkable sets of records of economic and social history in the world – a continuous series of cartularies, revenue-rolls, account books, personal diaries and correspondence, relating to all kinds of agricultural, urban, domestic, industrial, commercial and demographic subjects.

This series publishes primary sources that aid the study of social and economic history, with the original series containing nine volumes (published 1914–1935). In 1970, the British Academy established a new series, in light of the increasing interest in this type of history, with these volumes published by Oxford University Press. The majority of the volumes are available in the 'Records of Social and Economic History' collection. Some older volumes are available in the 'OUP / British Academy' collection, from Oxbow Books and other retailers, or they are out of print.

For volume editors, there are guidelines for proposing and editing a volume

Funded by

Sign up to our email newsletters