OEC Bibliography updated

Images of books and the OEC Bibliography

A rich resource of Edinburgh's past

The Bibliography of Edinburgh History has been updated by the Old Edinburgh Club, forming an extensive collection of nearly 3,000 items. These books, chapters, journal articles and dissertations illuminate the rich heritage of the city, dating from William Maitland’s 1753 History of Edinburgh and Leith.

Easily searchable online, the Bibliography covers prehistory to modern times. It takes in in a range of themes,  social, cultural, economic and architectural and features the Old and New Towns and local communities across the city.

Old Edinburgh Club President, Edward Duvall said, “We are delighted to announce the latest version of Bibliography of Edinburgh History, which has grown by 25%. We have included new publications up to the end of 2023 and, with the help of our members, identified many older items not previously included.”

“We make the Bibliography freely available and it provides a launchpad for anyone wishing to delve into the city’s history.” 

The Bibliography has been compiled by Dr Malcolm Noble, historian and bibliographer, who has taught at the Universities of Leicester and Edinburgh and Leicester Vaughan College.

The latest update includes over 600 items: 97 articles, 363 books, 167 chapters and four dissertations.


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