YAHS Record Series
Since the Society was founded, over 160 book-length volumes have been published in the Record Series. Generally these are transcriptions of medieval or modern historical documents, with an editor's introduction. Thanks to this series, significant sources have been made accessible, and interpreted, for a wider readership. The scope of YAHS Record Series's contribution to the study of Yorkshire's past is clear from this downloadable list of titles.
Marking the 150th anniversary of the Society’s foundation in 1863, a selection of fifty out-of-print YAHSRS titles was made available through the Cambridge University Press print-on-demand programme. Each volume includes a brief introduction by a member of the Record Series Committee describing the Society’s achievements in the study of the history and archaeology of England’s largest historic county, with a brief note about each work.
The acclaimed 'Early Yorkshire Charters' titles
"... the finest series of Charters now appearing anywhere in the world"
- the phrase used by the then doyen of early medieval scholars Sir Frank Stenton when the eighth volume appeared in 1955. These volumes, edited by Sir Charles Clay and published as a special sequence in the Record Series, are among the selection of titles re-issued through CUP. Here is a prefatory note by Brian Barber outlining the groups of charters included in each volume.
Subscribe and support the Record Series
New titles appear annually in printed book form. The publication programme relies on regular subscriptions. New subscribers are most welcome, to help support continued publication. To subscribe, select 'Record Series' in membership options.
Proposals for new titles are welcome, and anyone considering offering work for publication should contact the General Editorfor guidance.
How to buy past publications
The CUP offer Reprints of 50 selected volumes which can be purchased from the publisher's website. Enter the title and author in the search box.
Other volumes in the Record Series still available in print are listed below.