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  1. This list is in 3 sections:

    • Digitised readings on key topics
    • Bibliography
    • Lecture readings


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  2. Digitised Readings 21 items
    Scanned copies of key readings can be accessed by clicking on the blue 'Online Resource' button next to each item. Digitisations can be found bottom left of the page that then opens, preceded by a copyright coversheet.
    1. Revolutions 5 items
    2. International History 5 items
      1. The Korean War and the City - James Zheng Gao

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book via the University of Hawai'i digital repository.

      2. Answer of Jamal al-Din to Renan, Journal des Débats, 18 May 1883 - Nikki Keddie

        Chapter  Print book available in the Library, digitised copy of the text available via the Electronic Middle East Sourcebook.

      3. Fashoda - Robert K. Massie

        Chapter 

      4. The Eastern Question - Malcolm Yapp

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    3. Society and Culture 5 items
      1. The Ruling Classes: The Bourgeoisie Defers - Arno J. Mayer

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    4. Science, Technology and Society 3 items
    5. Ideologies 3 items
  3. Bibliography 277 items
    1. General Introductions 50 items
      1. Imagined communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism - Benedict R. O'G. Anderson 2006, c1983

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

      2. Gulag: a history - Anne Applebaum 2003

        Book 

      3. On revolution - Hannah Arendt 1982

        Book  Chapter 1

      4. The ascendancy of Europe, 1815-1914 - Matthew S. Anderson 2003

        Book 

      5. The nineteenth-century: Europe, 1789-1914 - Timonthy C.W. Blanning 2000

        Book 

      6. The pursuit of glory: Europe, 1648-1815 - Timonthy C. W. Blanning 2007

        Book 

      7. The Black book of Communism: crimes, terror, repression - Stéphane Courtois, Mark Kramer 1999

        Book 

      8. Europe: a history - Davies, Norman 1997

        Book 

      9. Europe between democracy and dictatorship, 1900-1945 - Fischer, Conan 2011

        Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

      10. Russia: a history - Freeze, Gregory L. 1997

        Book 

      11. Europe since 1945 - Fulbrook, Mary 2001

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      12. Nations and nationalism - Gellner, Ernest 1983

        Book 

      13. Reinterpreting Russia - Hosking, Geoffrey, Service, Robert 1999

        Book 

      14. Europe, 1900-1945 - Jackson, Julian 2002

        Book 

      15. History of the Balkans - Barbara Jelavich 1983

        Book 

      16. The Gypsies during the Second World War - Donald Kenrick, Herbert Heuss, Frank Sparing, Karola Fings 1997-2006

        Book 

      17. Stalin's genocides - Norman M. Naimark 2010

        Book 

      18. Famine: a short history - Cormac Ó Gráda 2009

        Book 

      19. The fluid borders of Europe - Mark Pittaway 2003

        Book 

      20. Ideas of Europe since 1914: the legacy of the First World War - Menno Spiering, Michael Wintle 2002 (electronic book)

        Book 

      21. The dark side of nation states: ethnic cleansing in modern Europe - Philipp Ther, Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmuller 2014

        Book 

      22. Ethnic cleansing in twentieth-century Europe - Steven Béla Várdy, T. Hunt Tooley, Agnes Huszar Vardy, Duquesne History Forum 2003

        Book 

      23. Gender in history - Merry E. Wiesner 2001

        Book 

    2. Revolutions 35 items
      1. Iran between two revolutions - Abrahamian, Ervand 1982

        Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

      2. The age of revolutions in global context, c. 1760-1840 - Armitage, David, Subrahmanyam, Sanjay 2010

        Book 

      3. The marketplace of revolution: how consumer politics shaped American independence - Timonthy H. Breen 2004

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. Lecture 3. Read especially the introduction and chapters 6-8.

      4. The Revolutions in Europe, 1848-1849: from reform to reaction - Evans, Robert John Weston, Pogge von Strandmann, H. 2000

        Book 

      5. The French Revolution - Forrest, Alan I. 1995

        Book 

      6. The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution - Malick W. Ghachem 2012

        Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book

      7. Creating an Islamic state: Khomeini and the making of a new Iran - Martin, Vanessa 2000

        Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

      8. Mao's last revolution - MacFarquhar, Roderick, Schoenhals, Michael 2006

        Book 

      9. A bitter revolution: China's struggle with the modern world - Mitter, Rana 2004

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      10. The European revolutions, 1848-1851 - Sperber, Jonathan 2005

        Book 

    3. International History 32 items
      1. The pursuit of glory: Europe, 1648-1815 - Timonthy C. W. Blanning 2007

        Book  pp. 611-674

      2. The French Revolutionary Wars, 1787-1802 - Timonthy C. W. Blanning 1996

        Book 

      3. The origins of World War Two: the debate continues - Boyce, Robert W. D., Maiolo, Joseph A. 2003

        Book 

      4. The French Wars 1792-1815 - Esdaile, Charles J. 2001

        Book 

      5. The Cold War: a new history - John Lewis Gaddis 2007

        Book  pp. 48-82

      6. The origins of the First World War - James Joll, Gordon Martel 2007

        Book 

      7. The Cambridge history of the Cold War - Melvyn P. Leffler, Odd A. Westad 2010

        Book 

      8. The Eastern question, 1774-1923 - Alexander L. Macfie 1996

        Book 

      9. Total war and historical change: Europe, 1914-1955 - Arthur Marwick, Clive Emsley, Wendy Simpson 2001

        Book 

      10. The Idea of Europe: from antiquity to the European Union - Anthony R. Pagden 2001

        Book  Available in the Library or as an e-book.

      11. Orientalism - Said, Edward W. 2003

        Book 

      12. The First World War: Vol. 1: To arms - Hew Strachan 2003

        Book  Chapter 1

      13. A question of genocide: Armenians and Turks at the end of the Ottoman Empire - Ronald Grigor Suny, Fatma Müge Göçek, Norman M. Naimark 2011

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    4. Society and Culture 26 items
      1. Cultural hybridity - Peter Burke 2009

        Book 

      2. What is cultural history? - Peter Burke 2004

        Book 

      3. The age of revolution: Europe, 1789-1848 - Eric J. Hobsbawm 1977

        Book  Part II.

      4. Bourgeois society in nineteenth-century Europe - Kocka, Jürgen, Mitchell, Allan 1993

        Book 

      5. Histories of leisure - Koshar, Rudy 2002

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      6. Germany, 1800-1870 - Sperber, Jonathan 2004

        Book  Chapter 7 and 8.

    5. Science, Technology and Society 16 items
      1. The Bomb: a biography - De Groot, Gerard J. 2004

        Book 

      2. Darwin - Desmond, Adrian J., Moore, James R. 1991

        Book 

      3. Engineering empires: a cultural history of technology in nineteenth century Britain - Marsden, Ben, Smith, Crosbie 2007

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. ‘The Trials of telegraphy’, chapter 5.

      4. Landscape and Englishness - Matless, David 1998

        Book 

      5. The making of the atomic bomb - Rhodes, Richard 1988

        Book 

    6. Ideologies 27 items
      1. What is a nation?: Europe 1789-1914 - Baycroft, Timothy, Hewitson, Mark 2006

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. The end of history and the last man - Fukuyama, Francis c1992

        Book 

      3. The politics of language and nationalism in modern central Europe - Tomasz Kamusella 2009

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

      4. Liberalism in Germany - Langewiesche, Dieter, Banerji, Christiane 2000

        Book 

      5. Ideology - McLellan, David 1995

        Book 

      6. Romanticism in national context - Porter, Roy, Teich, Mikulás 1988

        Book 

      7. Race and empire - Samson, Jane 2005

        Book 

      8. German Romanticism and its institutions - Ziolkowski, Theodore 1990

        Book 

    7. Atlases 91 items
      NB1: Many of the atlases are in languages other than English, but in most cases the cartographic material is self-explanatory or easy to grasp with a minimal use of an appropriate online dictionary. NB2: Atlases are NOT a substitute for monographs and articles. They allow toy to trace and place various phenomena in their geographical (spatial) context.
      1. Argounes, Fabrice, Mohammed-Gaillard, Sarah and Vacher, Luc, Atlas de l'Océanie (2011)

      2. Atlas Österreichisches Ost- und Südosteuropa 1991-

        Book  Multiple volumes at classmark f G6965.A86 (folio section on Level 3 for large format books)

      3. Bailoni, Mark, and Papin, Delphine, Atlas géopolitique du Royaume-Uni (2009)

      4. Benwick, Robert and Donald, Stephanie H., The State of China Atlas (2009)

      5. An Atlas of World Affairs 1991

        Book  2007 Edition not available in Library

      6. Atlas des Minorités dans le Monde 2012

        Book  2008 edition unavailable

      7. Atlas Narodov Mira 1964

        Book  Use together with Teleberg, V. Telberg Translation to 'Atlas Narodov Mira' (see below)

      8. Cattaruzza, Amaël and Sintès, Pierre, Atlas géopolitique des Balkans (2012)

      9. Chappey, Jean-Luc and Gainot, Bernard, Atlas de l'empire napoléonien 1799-1815 (2008)

      10. Dabène, Olivier (ed), Atlas de l'Amérique latine (2006)

      11. Dalziel, Nigel, The Penguin Historical Atlas of the British Empire (2006)

      12. Denhez, Frédéric, Atlas du changement climatique (2009)

      13. Atlas of Western Europe - Jean Dollfus 1963

        Book 

      14. Atlas de la Mondialisation 2010

        Book  2013 edition unavailable

      15. Eltis, David and Richardson, David (eds), Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (2010)

      16. Grosser Historischer Weltatlas 1953

        Book  See Volume 3: Neuzeit (1967)

      17. Foucher, Michel (ed.), Fragments d'Europe. Atlas de l'Europe médiane et orientale (1993)

      18. An atlas of the U.S.S.R. - J. F. Horrabin, James S. Gregory 1945

        Book 

      19. Klein, Jean François, Singaravélou, Pierre and Suremain, Marie-Albane de., Atlas des empires coloniaux (2012)

      20. Maccaglia, Fabrizio and Matard-Bonucci, Marie-Anne, Atlas des mafias (2014)

      21. Seager, Joni, The Atlas of Women in the World (2009)

      22. Stegner, Will, Taschen Atlas Völker und Sprachen (2006)

      23. Swift, John, The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Cold War (2003)

      24. Tertrais, Bruno, Atlas militaire et stratégique (2008)

      25. Westwood, John, Historical Atlas of Railways (2010)

      26. Online Atlases 19 items
  4. Lecture Readings 181 items
    1. Lecture 1: Introduction 9 items
      1. The new Cambridge modern history: Vol. 14: Atlas - H. C. Darby, Harold Fullard 1970

        Book 

      2. Europe: a history - Norman Davies 1997

        Book 

      3. Europe since 1945 - Mary Fulbrook, MyiLibrary c2001 (electronic book)

        Book 

      4. The Penguin atlas of world history: Vol.2: From the French Revolution to the present - Hermann Kinder, Werner Hilgemann, Ernest August Menze (trans.) 1978

        Book 

      5. Atlas of the Third World - George Thomas Kurian 1992

        Book 

      6. The transformation of the world: a global history of the nineteenth century - Jürgen Osterhammel, Patrick Camiller, Ebooks Corporation 2014 (electronic book)

        Book 

      7. The fluid borders of Europe - Mark Pittaway 2003

        Book 

    2. Lecture 2: 1776: The First Modern Revolution? 12 items
      1. The American revolution - Edward Countryman 1985

        Book 

    3. Lecture 3: 1789: Political, Social or Cultural Revolution? 12 items
      1. The age of revolutions in global context, c. 1760-1840 - David Armitage, Sanjay Subrahmanyam 2010

        Book 

      2. The French Revolution - Alan I. Forrest 1995

        Book 

      3. Novels and other books 2 items
        1. A place of greater safety - Hilary Mantel 2007

          Book 

        2. A tale of two cities - Charles Dickens, René Ben Sussan, John T. Winterich 1981

          Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      4. Films 2 items
        1. Marie Antoinette - Sofia Coppola, Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis 2007 (dvd)

          Audio-visual document  NB Not historically accurate, but entertaining

        2. Danton - Andrzej Wajda, Gérard Depardieu, Wojciech Pszoniak n.d (dvd)

          Audio-visual document 

    4. Lecture 4: Back to the Future: 1848/49 as a Janus-Faced Revolution. 3 items
      1. The revolutions in Europe, 1848-1849: from reform to reaction - Robert John Weston Evans, H. Pogge von Strandmann 2002 (electronic book)

        Book 

    5. Lecture 5: 1917: The Russian Revolution 4 items
      1. The Bolshevik revolution 1917-1923 - Edward Hallett Carr 1966

        Book 

      2. The Russian Revolution - Sheila Fitzpatrick 2008

        Book 

      3. A concise history of the Russian Revolution - Richard Pipes, Richard Pipes, Richard Pipes 1995

        Book 

    6. Lecture 6: The Chinese Revolution 7 items
      1. The Gate of Heavenly Peace - Carma Hinton, Richard Gordon 1995 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. Mao's last revolution - MacFarquhar, Roderick, Schoenhals, Michael 2006

        Book 

    7. Lecture 7: What Changed? 1989 and the Unfinished Revolution 7 items
    8. Lecture 8: Between the Old and the New: War and Diplomacy from the French Revolution to the Congress of Vienna 8 items
      1. Napoleon and his empire: Europe, 1804-1814 - Philip G. Dwyer, Alan I. Forrest 2007

        Book 

      2. A history of Franco-German relations in Europe: from "hereditary enemies" to partners - Carine Germond, Henning Türk 2008

        Book  Struck, Bernhard, War, occupation and entanglements: the Napoleonic Era in German Perspectives, pp 27-38.

    9. Lecture 9: The Blame Game: International Relations and the Origins of the First World War 4 items
    10. Lecture 10: The Eastern Question Since 1774 5 items
      1. The making of the modern Near East, 1792-1923 - Malcolm Yapp, Ebooks Corporation 2014 (electronic book)

        Book 

    11. Lecture 11: Two Wars or Just One? The Road to 1939 4 items
      1. The road to war - Richard J. Overy, Andrew Wheatcroft 1989

        Book 

    12. Lecture 12: Decline of the Sinocentric Order and the Rise of the Japanese Empire 6 items
    13. Lecture 13: Decolonization and a New World Order 8 items
      1. The Imperialism of Decolonization - W. M. Roger Louis, Ronald E. Robinson 1994

        Article 

      2. The nation and its fragments: colonial and postcolonial histories - Partha Chatterjee 1993

        Book  Chapter 1. Whose imagined community?

      3. Decolonisation, the Global South, and the Cold War, 1919-1962 - Mark Bradley

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    14. Lecture 14: The Cold War and Nuclear Proliferation 9 items
      1. The Cold War: a new history - John Lewis Gaddis 2007

        Book 

      2. Cold war cultures: perspectives on Eastern and Western European societies - Annette Vowinckel, Marcus M. Payk, Thomas Lindenberger 2012

        Book 

    15. Lecture 15, The Nineteenth Century: A Bourgeois Age? 5 items
      1. Bourgeois society in nineteenth-century Europe - Jürgen Kocka, Allan Mitchell 1993

        Book 

    16. Lecture 16: Mass Consumption and Leisure in inter-war European Dictatorships 4 items
      1. Histories of leisure - Rudy Koshar 2002 (electronic book)

        Book 

    17. Lecture 17, A Tale of Two Depressions: The United States and the United Kingdom 4 items
      1. The Great Crash, 1929 - John Kenneth Galbraith 2009

        Book 

    18. Lecture 18: Total War and its Impact on Society 6 items
      1. A world at total war: global conflict and the politics of destruction, 1937-1945 - Roger Chickering, Stig Förster, Bernd Greiner 2005 (electronic book)

        Book 

      2. The Bomb: a biography - Gerard J. De Groot 2004

        Book 

    19. Lecture 19, The Baby Boom and the ‘Me’ Generation 6 items
    20. Lecture 20, The Industrial Revolution? 9 items
      1. Liberty's dawn: a people's history of the Industrial Revolution - Emma Griffin 2014

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    21. Lecture 21 Trains, Telegraphs and Technological Progress 3 items
      1. The Cambridge urban history of Britain: Volume 3: 1840–1950 2000 (electronic book)

        Book  Armstrong, J. ‘From Shillibeer to Buchanan: transport and the urban environment’

      2. Engineering empires: a cultural history of technology in nineteenth century Britain - Ben Marsden, Crosbie Smith 2007

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. 'The Trials of telegraphy’, chapter 5.

    22. Lecture 22, Darwin and the Politics of Progress 6 items
      1. The mid-Victorian generation, 1846-1886 - K. Theodore Hoppen 1998

        Book  chapter 13, The Evolutionary Moment

      2. The Darwinian heritage: including proceedings of the Charles Darwin Centenary Conference, Florence Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, June 1982 - ed. David Kohn, Malcolm J. Kottler 1985

        Book  Chapter 22: ‘Scientific Attitudes to Darwinism in Britain and America’ byb Peter Bowler Chapter 23: ‘Darwinism in Germany, France, and Italy. By , Pietro Corsi and Paul Weindling

      3. Darwin - Desmond, Adrian J., Moore, James R. 1991

        Book 

    23. Lecture 23: The Dark Side of the Moon: The Space Race 3 items
    24. Lecture 24: Taming the Atom 4 items
      1. The Bomb: a biography - Gerard J. De Groot 2004

        Book 

      2. The making of the atomic bomb - Richard Rhodes 1988

        Book 

    25. Lecture 25: Technology and Landscape in Nazi Germany 3 items
    26. Lecture 26: The Politics of Romanticism 4 items
      1. Romanticism in perspective - Lilian R. Furst Nov. 1979

        Book 

      2. Romanticism in national context - Roy Porter, Mikuláš Teich 1988

        Book 

      3. Th. Nipperdey, Thomas, "In Search of Identity: Romantic Nationalism, its Intellectual, Political and Social Background," in: Eade, J. C. (ed.), Romantic Nationalism in Europe (1983), 1-17 [copy in course reader

    27. Lecture 27: Political Liberalism in the Nineteenth Century 3 items
      1. The history of European liberalism - Guido De Ruggiero, R. G. Collingwood 1927

        Book 

      2. Bourgeois society in nineteenth-century Europe - Jürgen Kocka, Allan Mitchell 1993

        Book  D. Langewiesche, “Liberalism and the Middle Classes in Europe”, pp 40-69

    28. Lecture 28: Nationalism: From Idea to Polity 3 items
      1. What is a nation?: Europe 1789-1914 - Timothy Baycroft, Mark Hewitson, Ebooks Corporation 2006 (electronic book)

        Book 

    29. Lecture 29: Socialism and Communism 4 items
      1. Newspeak: the language of Soviet communism - Françoise Thom, Ken Connelly 1989

        Book 

    30. Lecture 30: Race and Racism 3 items
      1. Racism: a short history - George M. Fredrickson c2002

        Book 

      2. Race and empire - Jane Samson 2005

        Book 

    31. Lecture 31: Nazism - a 'Political Religion'? 3 items
      1. The Third Reich: a new history - Michael Burleigh 2001, c2000

        Book 

    32. Lecture 32: Late Modern History: A Global Perspective 10 items
      1. Modernity and the holocaust - Zygmunt Bauman 1989

        Book 

      2. Conversation: On Transnational History - C. A. Bayly, Sven Beckert, Matthew Connelly, Isabel Hofmeyr 2006

        Article 

      3. The writing of history - Michel de Certeau, Tom Conley 1988

        Book 

      4. The end of history and the last man - Francis Fukuyama 1993, c1992

        Book 

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