Pre- and Early History
Propylaeum offers several search options for subject information on pre-history and early history: Catalogue entries are searchable on printed monographs and article titles from Germany and abroad. In addition, an electronic document delivery service (copies of essays by e-mail / delivery of books) and lists of recently published literature are available.
The user is furthermore given access to different types of electronic media, such as subject databases, e-journals, freely accessible internet sources on pre- and early history, a document server with the option of publishing monographs and essays free of charge, as well as direct access to digitized historical literature.
Definition of the Subject
In the field of classical studies Prehistory and Early History, like Classical Archaeology, are primarily concerned with the material legacy (glass, wood, ceramic, bones, metal, stone artefacts, etc.) of the antique world, however are not limited to the Greco-Roman cultural area. The finds are evaluated and interpreted using typological, historical/socio-historical, scientific (dendrochronology, 14C dating, etc.) and statistical methods. The period researched extends from the early history of mankind in Africa to the high middle ages. Therefore their geographic research area is not limited to Europe. There are also some intersections with other scholarly disciplines: With Ancient History, Classical Philology and Provincial Roman Archaeology concerning the historical interpretation of antique literature (sources), provided that provinces of the Roman empire are described.
Pre- and Early History as a Special Subject Collection of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich
The resources for the subject area of Pre- and Early History in Propylaeum are supplied by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich (BSB). The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich (BSB) has been responsible for the special subject collection "Pre- and Early History" since 1949, commissioned by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Its main focus is on acquiring, cataloguing and supplying the relevant information resources from a scholarly perspective as comprehensively as possible, as well as integrating them in a central subject portal.
+++New+++ New Open-Access-Journal: „Archäologische Informationen“ from the DGUF
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ur- und Frühgeschichte (DGUF) and the University Library of Heidelberg began a cooperation transforming the “Archäologische Informationen” to an open-access-e-journal! You find it under the following address: www.archaeologische-informationen.uni-hd.de