The rich historical reference materials on political, territorial, and ethnic issues from Cambridge Archive Editions (CAE) collections will soon be available online in full-image, with searchable metadata.
CAE, in partnership with East View Information Services, are digitizing the entire collection to make all the original print volumes and accompanying maps available as online editions via the East View e-book platform. This allows today’s researchers to have instant access to navigate and find the trusted source materials they need, all in one searchable database.
CAE collections are organized into two types of resources, and East View has designed the database with this in mind, making it is easier than ever find unique insight in maps, government documents, and more from these primary source documents:
Key documents on specific and well-defined areas of research
These offer specific and well- defined areas of research. Each collection has the added value of arrangement into specific topics and document by document identification/description.
Series of political reports
Focus on completeness and organization of material previously unknown or scattered. Each collection is researched and edited by a professional researcher and sometimes also in cooperation with an academic specialist and presented in facsimile.
Key Features of Cambridge Archive Editions Online
• Content published over 25 years
• Over 120 available online over the course of 2014
• Over 1,000 volumes with nearly 700,000 pages of primary sources
• Online collections mirror the print editions
• Unlimited institutional access
• Fully searchable catalogue
• Optimized database to help you create your own collections
• Optimized browsing by specific title or subject area
• Transliteration searches and virtual keyboard displays available for ease of input
The full-image files have been loaded, along with metadata, to create one library resource holding hundreds of thousands of digitized pages of historically authentic facsimile documents, as well as numerous maps, on the national heritage and political development of many countries. The material is particularly rich for the study of boundary formation, claims and disputes.
A full list of the collection titles may be found on the following pages.
Middle East Collection: Title
Afghanistan Strategic Intelligence: British Records 1919-1970
British political and military reports on Afghanistan covering the period 1919-1970.
Arab Bulletin 1916-1919
The full collection of 114 issues of The Arab Bulletin, published together for the first time.
Arab Dissident Movements 1905-1955
Contains a detailed study of activist movements and personalities, relating to twentieth-century subversive groups and individuals in the Middle East.
Arab Gulf Cities
Key documents reflecting the history and development of the major cities of the Arab Gulf up to the 1960s.
Arab League: British Documentary Sources 1943-1963
Documentation of the Pact of the Arab League States, following its aims and progress.
Arabian Boundaries 1853-1960
An extensive survey of the evolution of territorial affairs in Arabia and the Gulf.
Arabian Boundaries New Documents 1961 -1965
Key updates to documentation dealing with territorial developments within the Middle East.
Arabian Boundary Disputes
An historical and legal dossier on the development of the international boundaries within the Arabian peninsula.
Arabian Treaties 1600-1960
A comprehensive collection of treaties and agreements relating to the Persian Gulf and Arabian peninsula.
Aramco Reports on Al-Hasa and Oman 1950-1955
Reports prepared for the Arab American Oil Company by its own research division
Bahrain Government Annual Reports 1924-1970
Reports covering five decades of unprecedented social, economic and administrative change in Bahrain.
British Extra Territorial Jurisdiction in the Gulf 1913-1971
An account of the exercise of extra-territorial jurisdiction by Britain in the Arab Gulf States prior to their independence
Buraimi Dispute 1950-1961
A sequence of key documents selected from the extensive archive material relating to the Buraimi dispute.
Buraimi Memorials 1955
The papers submitted to international arbitration, by the Government of Saudi Arabia and the British Government, during the Buraimi Dispute.
Diplomacy in the Near and Middle East 1535-1956
A history of diplomacy in the Middle East while recording the great events and cycles of Arab political development.
Documentary Studies in Arabian Geopolitics Series: Iran in the Persian Gulf 1820-1966
Focuses on political relations in the Persian Gulf region between Iran (Persia), Britain and the Arab states
Documentary Studies in Arabian Geopolitics Series: Lower Gulf Islands: Abu Musa and the Tunbs
Vital historical evidence pertaining to the status of the islands of Abu Musa and the Tunbs.
Documentary Studies in Arabian Geopolitics Series: Iraq-Kuwait Dispute 1830-1994
The history of the two separate, and seemingly contradictory, territorial claims Iraq has maintained with respect to the state of Kuwait
Middle East Collection: Title
Development Plans of the GCC States
These planning documents show how the vision of national development evolved in Kuwait as economic perspectives evolved during a quarter century of rapid expansion, and also how economic development is related to ethical and social principles in Islamic societies.
These planning documents show how the vision of national development evolved in Oman as economic perspectives evolved during a quarter century of rapid expansion, and also how economic development is related to ethical and social principles in Islamic societies.
This publication brings together all available formal development plans and associated summaries and strategy documents for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Documentary Studies in Arabian Geopolitics Series: South-West Arabia: Saudi-Yemen Dispute
The origins of political and territorial authority, and the course of inter-state relations and claims, in the area of the Saudi-Yemen border .
Documentary Studies in Arabian Geopolitics Series: The Red Sea Region: Sovereignty, Boundaries & Conflict, 1839–1967
Documents the political and territorial changes within and between states bordering the Red Sea, or linked with it, including islands and European colonies.
Documentary Studies in Arabian Geopolitics Series: UAE: Internal Boundaries and the Boundary with Oman
The definitive documentary guide to the internal boundaries of the seven Emirates and the UAE-Oman boundary.
The Expansion of Wahhabi Power in Arabia 1798-1932
The objective of this collection is to use contemporary documents to depict the gradual spread of Wahhabism within the Arabian Peninsula.
Foreign Office Annual Reports From Arabia 1930-1960
The complete series of available Ambassadors' Reports for the Arabian peninsula up to 1960.
Gazetteer of Arabian Tribes
A collection of historical descriptions of Arabian tribes from British archival sources in the 19th and 20th centuries.