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The book series Oldenbourg Grundriss der Geschichte ( OGG ) is a constantly growing series of historical textbooks and study books published since 1978 by the Munich Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag , and since 2013 by the Berlin publisher Walter de Gruyter .
The first twenty volumes are devoted to the great cultures of classical antiquity , the European Middle Ages , the early modern period in Europe and modern history, which are presented less and less Eurocentric, as well as, with some volumes, German history. This is followed by books that also address non-European cultures, more specific topics and prehistoric aspects.
What distinguishes the series from comparable works is the concept of the tripartite division of each volume. Every author - who, by the way, is always a particularly high profile in his field - has to write his book according to certain predetermined parameters:
- The first part is the representation . The current state of research on the respective topic is presented here.
- The second part deals with the basic problems and trends in research . This part in particular is very valuable because (since the books are primarily aimed at students) it gives an introduction to current research problems and debates.
- The third part, Sources and Literature, is an extensive bibliography which , like the other two points, generally takes up about a third of the work and thus usually comprises 1000 or more entries. This means that the books are also valuable from a bibliographical point of view and go far beyond those with a normal bibliography .
The series is supervised by Karl-Joachim Hölkeskamp as the successor to Jochen Bleicken for ancient history , by Steffen Patzold as the successor to Hermann Jakobs for the Middle Ages and by Achim Landwehr and Benedikt Stuchtey as the successor to Lothar Gall for modern and modern history .
Another important concern of the series is to keep up to date with the latest research. Therefore, the aim is to update and revise the individual volumes again and again, either by the original author or by a new author. Several volumes are already available in multiple new editions. The original layout and title are partly deviated from: The next edition will have two separate volumes on late antiquity and the migration of the peoples , in order to take account of the increase in research in these areas.
The sister project is the Encyclopedia of German History series, based on the same concept .
The previously published or planned volumes: