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Reading list

Modern Europe: From the Enlightenment to the Present

Indicative Reading List

Core Text Book

  • John Merriman, A History of Modern Europe. From the Renaissance to the Present (London, 2004) 

General

  • Asa Briggs and Patricia Clavin, Modern Europe. 1789-Present (London, 2003)
  • Norman Davies, Europe: A History (London, 1997)

1750-1914

  • Bayly, The Birth of the Modern World 1780-1914 (2004)
  • Blanning (ed.), The Eighteenth Century, 1688-1815 (2000).
  • Doyle, The Old European Order, 1660-1800 [rev. edn] (1992).
  • Dorinda Outram, The Enlightenment (1990)
  • Gildea, Barricades and Borders. Europe 1800-1914 (1987)
  • Hobsbawm, The Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 (1962)
  • Hobsbawm, The Age of Empire, 1875-1914 (1987)
  • Hobsbawm, The Age of Capital, 1848-1875 (1975)
  • Sperber, Revolutionary Europe, 1780-1850 (2000)

20th Century

  • Bulliet, The Columbia History of the 20th Century (1998)
  • Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes. The Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991 (1994)
  • Howard/Louis, The Oxford History of the Twentieth Century (1998)
  • Mazower, Dark Continent. Europe’s 20th Century (1998)
  • Roberts, The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century (1999)
  • Vinen, A History in Fragments: Europe in the Twentieth Century (2002) 
  • Wasserstein, Barbarism & Civilization. A History of Europe in Our Time (2007)

1945-present

  • Buchanan, Europe’s Troubled Peace, 1945-2000 (2006)
  • Fulbrook, Europe since 1945 (2001)
  • James, Europe Reborn. A History, 1914-2000 (2003)
  • Judt, Postwar. A History of Europe since 1945 (2007)

Modern World History: New Perspectives

Indicative Reading

  • Ponting, Clive. World History: A New Perspective. London, 2001.
  • Bayly, C.A. The Birth of the Modern World 1780-1914. Oxford, 2004.
  • Abernethy, David B. The Dynamics of Global Dominance. Yale, 2002.
  • Landes, David S. Wealth and Poverty of Nations. London, 1998.
  • Frank, Gunder. ReOrient. Berkeley, 1998.
  • Balfour, Sebastian. Castro. London, 1995.
  • Esposito, John L. The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? Oxford, 1999.
  • Ponting, Clive. The Pimlico History of the Twentieth Century. London, 1999.

What is History?

Indicative Reading List