History M.A. Reading List, Modern Europe

Note: European History has been divided into three eras: Ancient/Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern. Students in the "EurHi" track are responsible for mastering the book lists from two of these periods. Please see Dr. Dorondo for general works on Modern Europe.

1. Martyn Lyons, Napoleon Bonaparte and the Legacy of the French Revolution (1994)

2. E.P. Thompson, The Making of the English Working Class (1964)

3. Paul W. Schroeder, The Transformation of European Politics, 1763-1848 (1994)

4. Eric Hobsbawn, The Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 (1996)

5. T. S. Ashton, The Industrial Revolution, 1760-1830 (1997)

6. Leonore Davidoff and Catherine Hall, Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850 (1987)

7. John Breuilly, The Formation of the First German Nation-State, 1800-1871 (1996)

8. Harry Hearder, Italy in the Age of the Risorgimento (1982)

9. Sudhir Hazareesingh, From Subject to Citizen: The Second Empire and the Emergence of Modern French Democracy (1998)

10. Daniel Headrick, The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century (1981)

11. H. L. Wesseling, Divide and Rule: The Partition of Africa, 1880-1914 (1996)

12. Ernst Gellner, Nations and Nationalism (1983)

13. Leslie Page Moch, Moving European: Migration in Western Europe Since 1650 (1993)

14. Gertrude Himmelfarb, Poverty and Compassion: The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians (1992)

15. Theda Skocpol, States and Social Revolutions (1979)

16. Roberta Manning, The Crisis of the Old Order in Russia (1982)

17. Bernadotte E. Schmidt and Harold C. Vederler, The World in the Crucible, 1914-1918 (1984)

18. Charles Maier, Recasting Bourgeois Europe: Stabilization in France, Germany, and Italy in the Decade After WWI (1975)

19. Paul Russell, Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War (1989)

20. Muriel E. Chamberlain, Decolonization: The Fall of European Empires (1985)

21. Padraic Kenney, Rebuilding Poland: Workers and Communists, 1945-1950 (1997)

22. A. W. DePorte, Europe Between the Superpowers (1979)

23. Arthur Marwick, The Sixties: Cultural Revolutions in Britain, France, Italy, and the United States (1998)

24. Timothy Garton Ash, In Europe’s Name: Germany and the Divided Continent (1993)

25. George Weigel, The Final Revolution: The Breaking of Communist Europe (1991)


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