CAE endeavours to identify and select, arrange and describe a wide range of the most important documents from the British Government records to create a true survey of an historical period, or a political movement, or a country’s development. Commonly we expect our researchers to consult as many as 700 separate files, across many file sources, in an effort to uncover all possible useful, relevant documents.
CAE conducts this unique, original research in government records and other archival sources. Our aim is to make available to libraries and scholars historical reference materials which otherwise would remain unknown, difficult to access, or fragmentary. A few classic reference works are also reproduced.
In most of the existing collections we have included document-by-document identification and we impose a coherent chronological arrangement, which enables a more efficient study of the material, and include original references as an aid to scholars. Facsimile reproduction ensures the historical authenticity of the original documents.
Our material is particularly rich for the study of boundary formation, claims and disputes. For many years we have specialised in the history of the Middle East and our titles provide an extensive library collection of resources on the modern political development of the Arabian peninsula and the Persian Gulf. Significant additions to the list also provide material on the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia, South East Asia and the Far East, and we have produced a recent series of work on tribal and ethnic minorities. We launched an intermittent series on America in 2016, and we are working on an extensive series on Iran.
Our publications may be seen as one huge library resource, hundreds of thousands of pages of facsimile documents, as well as numerous maps, on the national heritage and political development of many countries.
Cambridge Archive Editions is an imprint of Cambridge University Press. This excellent partnership allows Archive Editions, as was, to remain independent of commercial enterprises and to continue to produce work that is unsurpassed in its quality and integrity.