A delightful discovery this week. Cambridge University Press have released the 3rd edition of the Cambridge Ancient History online at Archive.org! All 19 volumes! It’s here.
Those red-clad volumes were £40 each back in 1979. I used to save up birthday money to buy a volume. I still have them. They were never as exciting as I wished they would be. The 3rd edition was still coming out then.
Via Guy Chamberland.
7 thoughts on “Cambridge Ancient History (3rd edition) now online at Archive.org”
Hmmm… This tweet asked the question that came to my mind:
Uploaded by a private user … who seems also to have provided a set of the Cambridge Modern History
among many other things. Not so sure about this.
If so it will swiftly be removed. Archive.org are hot on this sort of thing.
What an unlooked-for bonanza! Thank you very much!
Thanks for the heads up, Roger. I downloaded the whole set in pdf and Kindle.
Thanks, Roger, this is a very nice find.
And I ran into a PDF in searching for info on Joseph Bryennius (trying to find out manuscript information about his use of the heaven witnesses.) Then I found this announcement.
Glad to help!
The volume 4 in the archive.org set is damaged – it is missing chapters 1, 2 and 3a. If someone could find me a pdf of this volume that adds in the missing chapters I’d be grateful.