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  • Print publication year: 2009
  • Online publication date: August 2010
  • First published in: 1874

The Historical Tripos


Modern History -was from 1860 to 1869 one of the subjects of examination in the Moral Sciences Tripos. In 1870 it was removed from that Tripos and inserted among the subjects of the Law Tripos, which has since then been called the Law and History Tripos. That arrangement has not been found in all respects satisfactory, and after December 1874 will be replaced by a new system, the introduction of which can hardly fail to give a great stimulus to the study of History at Cambridge. The last examination under the present system will be held in December 1874: and in December 1875 and in subsequent years two separate examinations will be held, one for the Law Tripos, the other for the Historical Tripos. The examination for the latter will begin on the first Monday in December in each year.

To explain the character of the course of study required for the Historical Tripos is the object of the present article. The particular points with which it will deal are the following: first, the subjects of the examination; second, the way in which the student should arrange his reading; third, the assistance which, may be obtained from lectures.

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The Student's Guide to the University of Cambridge
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