Critical studies of history

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Critical studies of history

description Book series
publishing company Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
First edition 1972
Frequency of publication irregular
editor Hans-Peter Ullmann
Paul Nolte
Dieter Gosewinkel
Gunilla Budde
Alexander Nützenadel
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Critical Studies in History (KSG) is a series of historical books published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in Göttingen .

It was founded in 1972 by Hans-Ulrich Wehler , Helmut Berding , Jürgen Kocka and Hans-Christoph Schröder , with the main impetus coming from Hans-Ulrich Wehler. The founders remained editor of the series until 1977 (Hans-Christoph Schröder), until 2001 (Hans-Ulrich Wehler and Helmut Berding) and until 2013 (Jürgen Kocka).

The series initially served primarily as a mouthpiece for historical social science ( Bielefelder Schule ) and mainly contained studies of social history , before it became more pluralized from around the second half of the 1990s and also increasingly considered the history of culture and science . The critical studies of history are still one of the most respected series in German-language history.

The published titles are mainly qualification theses ( dissertations and habilitation theses ) that are carefully checked by the editors. Occasionally, collections of essays by well-known scientists or edited volumes are also published. The focus is on the history of the 18th to 20th centuries, with the focus on analytical history and the exploration of new conceptual territory.

The editors of the series are Hans-Peter Ullmann (since 1994, volume 102), Paul Nolte (since 2003, volume 159), Dieter Gosewinkel (since 2010, volume 190), Gunilla Budde (since 2011) and Alexander Nützenadel (as of 2016).


Over 230 titles have appeared in the series so far (as of 2019).

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Individual evidence

  1. Gerhard A. Ritter: 200 volumes "Critical Studies in History". Review on April 26, 2011, p. 8 ( online , PDF; 92 kB)