Global History Suggested Reading

Items listed in Bold are highly recommended

  1. The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century by Jürgen Osterhammel
  2. Globalization: A Short History by Jürgen Osterhammel and Niels P. Petersson
  3. Traditions & Encounters: A Brief Global History (2 Volumes) by Jerry Bentley, Herbert Ziegler and Heather Streets Salter
  4. Islamic & European Expansion: The Forging of a Global Order by Michael Adas (Editor)
  5. The World from 1450 to 1700 by John E. Wills Jr.
  6. The Taste of Empire: How Britain’s Quest for Food Shaped the Modern World by Lizzie Collingham
  7. Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World (2 volumes) by by Robert Tignor et al.
  8. The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914 by C. A. Bayly
  9. Global Muslims in the Age of Steam and Print by James L. Gelvin (Editor), Nile Green (Editor)
  10. The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, c. 1760-1840 by David Armitage (Editor), Sanjay Subrahmanyam (Editor)
  11. The World from 1450 to 1700 by John E. Wills Jr.
  12. The West in the World (2 volumes) by Dennis Sherman and Joyce Salisbury
  13. Religion and Trade: Cross-Cultural Exchanges in World History, 1000-1900 by Francesca Trivellato and Leor Halevi
  14. Religions of the Silk Road: Premodern Patterns of Globalization by Richard Foltz
  15. The Indian Ocean in World History by Edward A. Alpers
  16. China in World History by Paul S. Ropp
  17. Japan in World History by James L. Huffman
  18. Southeast Asia in World History by Craig Lockard
  19. Central Asia in World History by Peter B. Golden
  20. Strange Parallels (2 volumes) by Victor Lieberman
  21. Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce (2 volumes) by Anthony Reid
  22. The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy by Kenneth Pomeranz
  23. Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350 by Janet L. Abu-Lughod
  24. The Age of Revolution: 1789-1848 by Eric Hobsbawm
  25. The Age of Capital: 1848-1875 by Eric Hobsbawm
  26. The Age of Empire: 1875-1914 by Eric Hobsbawm
  27. The Age of Extremes: 1914-1991 by Eric Hobsbawm
  28. International Order in Diversity: War, Trade and Rule in the Indian Ocean by Andrew Phillips and J. C. Sharman
  29. From Tagus to the Ganges: Explorations in Connected History by Sanjay Subrahmanyam
  30. Mughals and Franks Explorations in Connected History by Sanjay Subrahmanyam
  31. Indo-Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries, 1400-1800 by Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam
  32. The Cambridge World History (2 volumes) by Jerry H. Bentley and Sanjay Subrahmanyam
  33. Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History by Gregory T. Cushman
  34. Pacific Histories: Ocean, Land, People by David Armitage (Editor), Alison Bashford (Editor)
  35. From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa by Sebouh David Aslanian
  36. The West and the World: A History of Civilization from 1400 to the Present by Kevin Reilly
  37. Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age, 1400-1800 by Charles H. Parker
  38. After Tamerlane: The Rise and Fall of Global Empires by John Darwin
  39. Shared Histories of Modernity: China, India and the Ottoman Empire by Huri Islamoglu and Peter C. Perdue
  40. Comparative Early Modernities: 1100-1800 by David Porter
  41. The Ottoman Age of Exploration by Giancarlo Casale
  42. Technology: A World History by Daniel R. Headrick
  43. Why Did Europe Conquer the World? by Philip T. Hoffman
  44. Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World by Timothy Brook
  45. Global Crisis by Geoffrey Parker
  46. Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth-Century Lives by Natalie Zemon Davis
  47. A Global History of Modern Historiography by Georg G Iggers, Q. Edward Wang and Supriya Mukherjee
  48. The Global 1920s: Politics, Economics and Society by Richard Carr and Bradley W. Hart
  49. The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Environmental Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-First Century by Robert B. Marks
  50. A Global History of Sexuality: The Modern Era by Robert M. Buffington and Eithne Luibhéid
  51. Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire by Roger Crowley
  52. Global Conceptual History: A Reader by Margrit Pernau and Dominic Sachsenmaier (Author), Margrit Pernau (Editor), Dominic Sachsenmaier (Editor)
  53. The Global Lives of Things: The Material Culture of Connections in the Early Modern World by Anne Gerritsen and Giorgio Riello
  54. Global Interactions in the Early Modern Age, 1400-1800 by Charles H. Parker
  55. The Global Transformation: History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations by Barry Buzan and George Lawson
  56. Global Society: The World Since 1900 by Pamela Crossley and Lynn Hollen Lees
  57. Anthropology and Global History: From Tribes to the Modern World-System by Robert M. Carmack
  58. The Human Record: Sources of Global History, Two Volumes by Alfred J. Andrea and James H. Overfield
  59. Understanding Global Conflict and Cooperation: An Introduction to Theory and History by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
    1688: A Global History by John E. Wills
  60. Global Middle East, A: Mobility, Materiality and Culture in the Modern Age, 1880-1950 by Liat Kozma (Editor), Cyrus Schayegh (Editor)
    Dynasties: A Global History of Power, 1300-1800 by Jeroen Duindam
  61. A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II by Gerhard L. Weinberg
    Pillaging the Empire: Global Piracy on the High Seas, 1500-1750 by Kris Lane
  62. De-Centering Cold War History: Local and Global Change by Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney and Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney
  63. The Cultural History of Money and Credit: A Global Perspective by Chia Yin Hsu and Thomas M. Luckett
  64. Transnational Nation: United States History in Global Perspective since 1789 by Ian Tyrrell
  65. New Religions in Global Perspective: Religious Change in the Modern World by Peter B. Clarke
  66. The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power by Partha Chatterjee
  67. The British Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective by Robert C. Allen
  68. The Global Revolution: A History of International Communism 1917-1991 by Silvio Pons and Allan Cameron
  69. Global Muslims in the Age of Steam and Print by James L. Gelvin and Nile Green
  70. The Global Atlantic: 1400 to 1900 by Christoph Strobel
  71. The International Minimum: Creativity and Contradiction in Japan’s Global Engagement, 1933-1964 by Jessamyn R. Abel
  72. A Global History of Anti-Slavery Politics in the Nineteenth Century by William Mulligan and Maurice Bric
    The Making of Modern Africa by Tunde Obadina
  73. Global South Asians: Introducing the modern Diaspora by Judith M. Brown
  74. Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of the Modern World
  75. The Declaration of Independence: A Global History by David Armitage
  76. The Idea of Universal History in Greece: From Herodotus to the Age of Augustus by Jose Miguel Alonso-Nunez
  77. Languages In The World: How History, Culture, and Politics Shape Language by Julie Tetel Andresen and Phillip M. Carter
  78. A History of European Ideas by J. Lund Slok
  79. Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference by Dipesh Chakrabarty
  80. Between Geography and History: Hellenistic Constructions of the Roman World by Katherine Clarke
  81. World Historians and Their Goals: Twentieth-Century Answers to Modernism by Paul Costello
  82. Architects of World History: Researching the Global Past by Kenneth R. Curtis (Editor),‎ Jerry H. Bentley (Editor)
  83. History After the Three Worlds by Arif Dirlik (Editor),‎ Vinay Bahl (Editor),‎ Peter Gran (Editor)
  84. A Companion to Global Historical Thought by Prasenjit Duara (Author),‎ Viren Murthy (Author),‎ Andrew Sartori (Author)
  85. The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History by Mircea Eliade
  86. Rethinking World History: Essays on Europe, Islam and World History by Marshall G. S. Hodgson (Author),‎ Edmund Burke III (Editor)
  87. Navigating World History: Historians Create a Global Past by P. Manning
  88. Conceptualizing Global History by Bruce Mazlish (Editor),‎ Ralph Buultjens (Editor)
  89. A Companion to Global Historical Thought by Prasenjit Duara (Author),‎ Viren Murthy (Author),‎ Andrew Sartori (Author)
  90. A Companion to Global Environmental History by J. R. McNeill (Editor),‎ Erin Stewart Mauldin (Editor)
  91. World History: Ideologies, Structures, and Identities by Philip Pomper (Editor),‎ Richard H. Elphick (Editor),‎ Richard T. Vann (Editor)
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