History of Europe Reading List

Introduction to European History Study Group Reading List

  • The Pursuit of Glory: The Five Revolutions that Made Modern Europe: 1648-1815 by Tim Blanning
  • The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914 by Richard J. Evans
  • To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949 by Ian Kershaw
  • Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
  • The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands: From the Rise of Early Modern Empires to the End of the First World War by Alfred Rieber
  • Shatterzone of Empires: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands by Omer Bartov (Editor), Eric D. Weitz (Editor)
  • The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 by Timothy Snyder
  • Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations by Norman Davies
  • The Lights that Failed: European International History 1919-1933 by Zara Steiner
  • The Triumph of the Dark: European International History 1933-1939 by Zara Steiner
  • The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine by Simon Price and Peter Thonemann
  • The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages 400-1000 by Chris Wickham
  • Europe in the High Middle Ages by William Chester Jordan
  • Christendom Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648 by Mark Greengrass
  • The Oxford History of Modern Europe by T. C. W. Blanning (Editor)
  • The Oxford History of Byzantium by Cyril Mango (Author, Editor)
  • Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History Kindle Edition by Euan Cameron (Editor)
  • Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789 by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
  • The European World 1500–1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History by Beat Kümin (Editor)
  • Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II by Keith Lowe
  • The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
  • The Fall of the Dynasties: The Collapse of the Old Order: 1905-1922 by Edmond Taylor
  • A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev by Vladislav M. Zubok
  • Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 by Christopher Clark
  • The Habsburg Empire by Pieter M. Judson
  • The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution by Dominic Lieven
  • The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East by Eugene Rogan
  • A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin
  • The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • China and Maritime Europe, 1500-1800
  • Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia by Christopher I. Beckwith (Author)
  • The Silk Road: A New History by Valerie Hansen
  • The Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean by John Julius Norwich
  • A Warrior Dynasty: The Rise and Decline of Sweden as a Military Superpower by Henrik O. Lunde
  • A Box of Sand: The Italo-Ottoman War 1911-1912 by Charles Stephenson
  • Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne Applebaum
  • KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann
  • The Jews of Eastern Europe, 1772-1881 by Israel Bartal
  • The Rise of Germany, 1939-1941: The War in the West by James Holland
  • Britain’s War: Into Battle, 1937-1941 by Daniel Todman
  • The Crusades: A History by Jonathan Riley-Smith
  • The Vikings: A New History by Neil Oliver