Auxiliary Sciences of History Literature

This article contains a bibliography of works that deal with the historical auxiliary sciences. I have the works organized alphabetically by language and then within those divisions chronologically by the oldest date to the most recent.

This is a useful reference for anyone looking to become more familiar with the auxiliary sciences of history.


Charles Victor Langlois & Charles Seignobos. Chapter 2 of “Introduction to the Study of History” (1906). Accessed 4 May 2021.

Karol Maichel. “Guide to Russian reference books 2 History, auxiliary historical sciences, ethnography, and geography” (1964). Accessed 2 May 2021.

“WRITINGS ON BRITISH HISTORY 1 Auxiliary sciences and general works.” (1968). Accessed 2 May 2021.


Charles Victor Langlois & Charles Seignobos. “Les «sciences auxiliaires»” in “Introduction aux études historiques” (1897). Accessed 4 May 2021.

Eugène Philippe Lelong. “Les sciences auxiliaires de l’histoire du droit” (1900). Accessed 3 May 2021.

Robert Delort. “Introduction aux sciences auxiliaires de l’histoire” (1969). Accessed 3 May 2021.

Luc Francis Genicot. “Introduction aux sciences auxiliaires traditionelles de l’histoire de l’art” (1984). Accessed 3 May 2021.


The Tubingen Treatise (1734). Who wrote this? Where is it today? It allegedly includes the term “elementa et adiumenta historica” (“Grundlegende und unterstützende Geschichtswissenschaft”/”Basic and supporting Historical science”).

Anselm Desing. “Auxilia Historica, Oder Behülff Zu denen Historischen und dazu erforderlichen Wissenschafften” (1741). Accessed 4 May 2021.

Johann Christoph Gatterer. “Handbuch zur Universalgeschichte” (1765). Accessed 3 May 2021.

Gottfried Uhlich. “Die historischen Hilfswissenschaften” (1780). Accessed 3 May 2021.

Johann Georg Fessmaier. “Grundriss der historischen hilfswissenschaften” (1802). Accessed 3 May 2021.

Oscar Gracklauer. “Verzeichniss von Schriften aus dem Gebiete der historischen Hilfswissenschaften, welche von 1857 bis 1882 im deutschen Buchhandel erschienen sind” (1882). Accessed 3 May 2021.

Peter Rück. “Historische Hilfswissenschaften” (1989). Accessed 2 May 2021.

Petra Hauke. “Spezialbibliotheken in Deutschland: Geschichte, historische Hilfswissenschaften” (1996). Accessed 2 May 2021.

Johannes Burkardt. “Die Historischen Hilfswissenschaften in Marburg” (1997). Accessed 3 May 2021.

“Historische Hilfswissenschaften in der Gegenwart : Anforderungen und Perspektiven ; Herrn Prof. Dr. Walter Zöllner zum 65. Geburtstag” (2002). Accessed 2 May 2021.

Toni Diederich & Joachim Oepen. “Historische Hilfswissenschaften: Stand und Perspektiven der Forschung” (2005). Accessed 2 May 2021.

Rainer Kahsnitz. “Historische Hilfswissenschaften und Kunstgeschichte” (2005). Accessed 2 May 2021.

Sönke Lorenz & Stephan Molitor. “Text und Kontext : historische Hilfswissenschaften in ihrer Vielfalt” (2011). Accessed 2 May 2021.

Hiram Kumper. “Materialwissenschaft Mediävistik: eine Einführung in die historischen Hilfswissenschaften” (2014). Accessed 2 May 2021.

Christian Rohr. “Historische Hilfswissenschaften: Eine Einführung” (2015). Accessed 2 May 2021.

Eckart Henning. “Auxilia Historica: Beiträge zu den Historischen Hilfswissenschaften und ihren Wechselbeziehungen” (2015). Accessed 4 May 2021.


Jeremias David Reuss. “Historia; Subsidia Historica; (Geoegraphia; Chronologia; Monumenta Veterum Populorum; Inscriptiones; Numi Et Res Numaria; Ars Diplomatica; Heraldica;) Historia Universalis; Historia Generis Humani; Historia Mythica; Historia Specialis; Asiae; Africae; Americae; Europae; Historia Ecclesiastica; Historia Litterarica” (1810). Accessed 4 May 2021.


Введение в специальные исторические дисциплины: Учебное пособие / О. В. Дмитриева и др.; ред. В. В. Белугина. — М.: Изд-во МГУ, 1990. — 280 с. — 22 000 экз. — ISBN ISBN 5-211-01040-X. Accessed 3 May 2021.

“For the first time in the Russian literature, the textbook examines the content, history of development and the current state, methods of scientific analysis of auxiliary historical disciplines: metrology, chronology, onomastics, genealogy, heraldry, numismatics, cartography of the Western European Middle Ages. The edition contains illustrations of old maps, coins, emblems, etc.
For students of university history departments.”


Francisco M. Gimeno Blay. “Las llamadas ciencias auxiliares de la historia” (1986). Accessed 3 May 2021.

Adolfo Enrique Rodriguez. “Ciencias auxiliares de la historia” (1992). Accessed 3 May 2021.

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