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History Theses 1901-1970: Historical research for higher degrees in the universities of the United Kingdom. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1976.

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An historical commentary on the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia. I.A.F. Bruce. Sheffield Ph.D. 1963.

A comparison of the principles and methods of Herodotus and Thucydides as historians. T.B. Davis. Wales M.A. 1901.

Herodotus as a source for Greek colonisation. P. Slade. Manchester M.A. 1968.

A historical commentary on Herodotus, Book VII, with a general introduction. O.K. Armayor. Oxford D.Phil. 1969.

Public opinion in the history of Thucydides. T.J. Quinn. Manchester M.A. 1962.

Power in Thucydides. H. Konishi. Liverpool Ph.D. 1966.

The validity of the evidence of Diodorus Siculus for the Sicilian history, 413–405 B.C. L.J. Sanders. London M.A. 1966.

The sources and composition of Livy, books xxxi–xlv. A.H. McDonald. Cambridge Ph.D. 1937/8.

An historical commentary on Sallust's Bellum Iugurthinum. G.M. Paul. London Ph.D. 1963.

Historical commentary on Plutarch's Life of Brutus. Frances M. Wilson. London M.A. 1956.

Plutarch's Life of Crassus, with historical commentary. A.S. Osley. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1942.

An edition of Plutarch's Life of Marius. T.F. Carney. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1957.

Plutarch's Life of Pericles. W.H. Plommer. Oxford D. Phil. 1948.

An historical commentary on Plutarch's Life of Pompeius. D. J. Opie. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1955.

The Annals of Tacitus. A. Splevins. Nottingham M.A. 1966.

A commentary, mainly, but not exclusively, devoted to its historical aspects, on the Vita divi Vespasiani of C. Suetonius Tranquillus. A.W. Braithwaite. Oxford B.Litt. 1926.

A special study of the language and contents of Josephus' 'Jewish Antiquities', books xi–xx. R.J.H. Shutt. Durham Ph.D. 1936.

Quintus Curtius Rufus: sources and historical value. E. I. McQueen. Cambridge M.Litt. 1969.

Cassius Dio. F.G.B. Millar. Oxford D.Phil. 1962.

The 'Breviarium' of Festus: a critical edition with historical commentary. J.W. Eadie. London Ph.D. 1962.

Ammianus Marcellinus: a study of his historiography and political ideas. R.C. Blockley. Nottingham Ph.D. 1970.

The histories of Agathias: a literary and historical study. Mrs. Averil M. Cameron. London Ph.D. 1966.


The development of historical writing among the Moslems in Spain. S. Goldman. Oxford D.Phil. 1936.

An introduction to the Kitâb al-Muhabbar of Muhammad ibn Ḥabîb, together with an edition of its first twenty folios, with indices and explanatory notes. Ilse Lichtenstädter. Oxford D.Phil. 1937.

A study of Abū Zakarīyā's work together with the edition of the second volume of Tārīkh Al-Mausil. A.H.M. Habiba. Cambridge Ph.D. 1965.

Fitnat al Qayrawan: a study of traditional Arabic historiography. M. Brett. London Ph.D. 1970.

Sources of the contemporary history of Miskawaih (340–369 A.H.). M.S. Khan. Oxford D.Phil. 1958.

The Sīra of al-Mu'ayyad fi'd-Dīn asẖ-Sẖīrāzi. A.H. Al-Hamdani. London Ph.D. 1950.

The composition of Ibn al-Athir's History of the Crusades, A.H. 490–516 = A.D. 1097–1122. C.P. Worlsey. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1954.

A critical edition of Münejjim Bāshi's history of the Saljūqids of Iran (Great Saljūqs), with translation and introduction. S.A. Hasan. Cambridge Ph.D. 1956.

Studies on the work of Ibn al-Azraq al-Fāriqī together with an edition of the section on the Marwānidi dynasty. B.A. el L. Awad. Cambridge Ph.D. 1955.

Ideas of history in the historical literature of early medieval India. V.S. Pathak. London Ph.D. 1962.

The Muslim historians of India, from 1205 to 1259. W.H. Andalib-i-Shadani. London Ph.D. 1934.

Studies on the works of Abu Shama, 599–665 A.H. (1203–67). M.H.M. Ahmad. London Ph.D. 1951.

A study and translation of the first book of the first volume of the compendium of histories by Rašid al-din Fadl Allah, concerning the Turkish and Mongol tribes. D.G. Maitland Muller. London Ph.D. 1957.

The treatment of history by medieval Indian Muslim historians, with special reference to Barni, Afif, Amir Khusrau, Isami and Yahya bin Ahmad Sihrindi. P. Hardy. London Ph.D. 1953.

The Fatawa-i-Jahandari of Zia-ud-din Barni: translation, with introduction and notes. Afsar Afzaluddin. London Ph.D. 1956.

Historical studies on the Inbā' Al-Ghumr of Ibn Hajar. H. Habashi. London Ph.D. 1955.

A survey of the early Ottoman histories, with studies on their textual problems and their sources. V.L. Ménage. London Ph.D. 1961.

Studies on Maqrizi. A.A.R. Elghawabi. Cambridge Ph.D. 1953.

The Histories of Ottoman in Egypt attributed to Abu al-Surur al-Bakri. F.M. El-Mawi. St. Andrews Ph.D. 1970.


A commentary on the so-called Opus historicum of Hilary of Poitiers. J. Fleming. Durham Ph.D. 1952.

A study of the Parker Chronicle (449–597 A.D.) in the light of more recent archaeological, place-name and topographical evidence. G.J. Copley. London Ph.D. 1947.

An edition of the Parker Chronicle. J.B. Wynn. Wales M.A. 1951.

Paul the Deacon and the 'Historia Langobardorum'. Mabel H. Blyton. London M.A. 1935.

The history of the Albanians (Aluank') attributed to Movsēs Kalankatuaçi. C.J.F. Dowsett. Cambridge Ph.D. 1953/4.

The chronicle of Aethelweard: with especial reference to the form of Anglo-Saxon Chronicle used by him. E.E. Barker. London Ph.D. (Ext.) 1969.

A critical study of the sources of the Annals of Winch-combe: Faustina B. 1 ff.21–9. E. John. Manchester M.A. 1950.

An edition of annals 1070 to 1154 of the Peterborough Chronicle, with introduction, grammar, commentary and glossary. Cecily Clark. Oxford B.Litt. 1952.

A critical edition of the Historia Francorum of Raymond of Aguilers. J. France. Nottingham Ph.D. 1967.

The unpublished Annals of Merton and Southwark compared. M. Tyson. Manchester M.A. 1923.

The relationship and chronology of the historical manuscripts of Matthew Paris. R. Vaughan. Cambridge Ph.D. 1954.

The Old French continuations of the Chronicle of William archbishop of Tyre, to 1232. Mrs. Margaret R. Morgan. Oxford D.Phil. 1970.

An examination of the historical basis of the 'Roman d'Eustache le Moine'. Gwendolen A. Thorn. Leeds M.A. 1949.

Rhymed chronicles, with special reference to Philippe Mousket (13th century). Juliette W. Jaques. London M.A. 1950.

The French Chronicle by the Anonyme de Béthune: a critical edition. Juliette W. Jaques. London Ph.D. 1955.

An edition of part of the chronicle attributed to Robert of Gloucester, with a study of the original language of the poem. Anne M. Hudson. Oxford D.Phil. 1964.

French historiography in the later middle ages, with special reference to the 'Grandes Chroniques de France'. Mrs. Sarah M. Farley. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1969.

A critical edition of the Bury St. Edmunds Chronicle in Arundel MS. 30 (College of Arms). Mrs. Antonia Gransden. London Ph.D. 1957.

The Anglo-Norman Chronicle of Nicolas Trivet. A. Rutherford. London Ph.D. 1932.

Nicholas Trevet: a study of his life and works, with special reference to his Anglo-Norman Chronicle. Ruth J. Dean. Oxford D.Phil. 1938.

The chronicler of Pedro the Cruel: Pedro Lopez de Ayala. Lilias Taylor. Glasgow Ph.D. 1931.

A contribution to the study of the life, personality and works of Pedro Lopez de Ayala, 1332–1407. E.W. Lloyd. London Ph.D. 1930.

The chronicle of John Strecche for the reign of Henry V. F. Taylor. Manchester M.A. 1931.

The 'Gesta Henrici Quinti' of Thomas Elmham, prior of Lenton (a re-edition with introduction and notes). F. Taylor. Manchester Ph.D. 1938.

La Chronique de Mathieu d'Escouchy: an edition of an inedited manuscript of the chronicle of Mathieu d'Escouchy. G. J. Halligan. Cambridge M.Litt. 1963.

A study of the unpublished 15th-century French prose chronicle: Les anchiennes cronicques de Pise. I.M.P. Raeside. London Ph.D. 1955.

The influence of Italian humanism on the historiography of Castile and Aragon during the 15th century. R.B. Tate. Belfast Ph.D. 1955.

Late 15th-century French historiography, as exemplified in the Compendium of Robert Gaguin and the De Rebus Gestis of Paulus Aemilius. Katharine L. Davies. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1954.


The Mémoires of Guillaume and Martin du Bellay - a contribution to the history of French historiography in the 16th century. J.D. Duncannon. London M.A. 1938.

A critical edition of Le Lettere Storiche of Luigi da Porto. C.H. Clough. Oxford D.Phil. 1961.

A study of 17th-century historiographical literature relating to Wales. D. Watkins. Wales M.A. 1955.

English influences on French historians during the 17th century. Ena A.E. Mitchell. Cambridge M.Litt. 1931/2.

Early modern historiography, as illustrated by the work of G.J. Vossius, 1577–1649. J.N. Wickenden. Cambridge Ph.D. 1964.

A critical commentary on the development of the art of writing history in English between 1603 and 1642. I.G. Jones. Wales M.A. 1950.

English constitutional history and political ideas from the death of Oliver Cromwell to the fall of Clarendon. H.N. Mukherjee. Oxford B.Litt. 1933.

Clarendon as a historian. D.D. Richards. Wales M.A. 1913.

The value of Clarendon as a historian. N.M. Smith. Wales M.A. 1906.

Henry de Boulainvilliers: historian and philosopher. J. Grace. Cambridge Ph.D. 1931/2.

English historical writing on the English Reformation, 1680-1730. E. Jones. Cambridge Ph.D. 1959.

Swift's views on history, and his relation to contemporary historians. M. Jones. Oxford B.Litt. 1954.

Swift's works, 1710–15 and contemporary ideas of history and historiography. C.J. Parsons. London Ph.D. 1968.

Paul Rapin de Thoyras and the English historiography of his time, 1700–30. D.W.L. Earl. Cambridge M.Litt. 1961.

Voltaire's philosophy of history and historical method. J.H. Brumfitt. Oxford D.Phil. 1953.

A study of Voltaire's Histoire de Charles XII, with special reference to the author's sources and conception of history. Janina W. Felix. London Ph.D. 1961.

A detailed study of Voltaire's Histoire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand. Catherine M. Oakley. Exeter M.A. 1959.

The historical writings of William Robertson D.D., 1721–93. H.G. Earnshaw. Bristol M.A. 1951.

The attitude of Edward Gibbon towards ecclesiastical history. E.K. Roberts. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1954.

Herder's contribution to the romantic philosophy of history, with special reference to the theological implications. G.W. Bromiley. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1943.

British historical writing from Alexander Dow to Mountstuart Elphinstone on Muslim India. J.S. Grewal. London Ph.D. 1963.

The English historians and the medieval church. R.H. Kiernan. Birmingham M.A. 1928/9.

Prosper de Barante: the intellectual biography of a historian. S. Bann. Cambridge Ph.D. 1967.

The English historiography of the French Revolution in the 19th century. Hedva Ben-Israel. Cambridge Ph.D. 1955.

A study of John Lingard's historical work, with special reference to his treatment of the reign of Elizabeth I. E. Jones. Wales M.A. 1956.

Sir Walter Scott and history. J. Anderson. Edinburgh Ph.D. 1965.

Intellectual origins of Scott's view of history in the Waverley Novels. P.D. Garside. Cambridge Ph.D. 1970.

German historiography and the evolution of German political ideas in the 19th century. J.W. Jennings. London Ph.D. 1949.

The characteristics of British policy and imperial history as conceived by the German historians of the 19th century, 1848–1902. H.D. Schmidt. Oxford B.Litt. 1953.

Chateaubriand as an historian. J.M. Sainsbury. Birmingham M.A. 1966.

Guizot as a historian of England. G.N. Eeles. Oxford B.Litt. 1926.

The 18th century seen by Taine and Renan. I.H. Birchall. Oxford B.Litt. 1965.

La philosophie de l'histoire d'Hippolyte Taine. C.H. Evans. Wales M.A. 1961.

The idea of conscience in the work of Lord Acton. J.S. Nurser. Cambridge Ph.D. 1958.

Indian historical writing in English, 1870–1920, with special reference to the influence of nationalism. J.H. Voigt. Oxford D.Phil. 1968.

The historians of the Action Française, 1900–45. S. Wilson. Cambridge Ph.D. 1966.