European History, M.A. Reading List 2 (Before Fall 2012)

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. Yale for general works on the Early Modern period.

1. Astin, Trevor. Crisis in Europe: 1560-1660 (1965)

2. Beik, Willia., Absolutism and Society in Seventeenth-Century France: State Power and Provincial Aristocracy in Languedoc (1985)

3. Bossy, John. Christianity and the West, 1400-1700 (1985)

4. Brewer, John. The Sinews of Power: War, Money, and the English State, 1688-1783 (1990)

5. Briggs, Robin. Witches and Neighbors: The Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft (1996)

6. Crosly, Alfred. The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 (1972)

7. Dear, Peter. Revolutionizing the Sciences: European Knowledge and its Ambitions, 1500-1700 (2001)

8. Eisenstrein, Elizabeth. The Printing Revolution in Early Modern Europe [abridged] (1993)

9. Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1977/1995)

10. Ginzburg, Carlos. The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller (1980/1992)

11. Greenblatt, Stephen. Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World (1991)

12. Hunt, Lynn. The Family Romance of the French Revolution (1993)

13. Jardine, Lisa. Wordly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance (1996)

14. Jones, E. L. The European Miracle: Environments, Economics and Geopolitics in the History of Europe and Asia (1981)

15. Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. 3rd ed (1996)

16. Muir, Edward. Civic Ritual in Renaissance Venice (1986)

17. Parker, Geoffrey. The Military Revolution: Military Innovation and the Rise of the West 1500-1800. 2d ed. (1996)

18. Parker, Geoffrey and Smith, Leslie. The General Crisis of the Seventeenth Century (1997)

19. R. Po-Chia Hsia [surname is Hsia]. Social Discipline in the Reformation: Central Europe 1550-1750 (1989)

20. Raeff, Mark. The Well-Ordered Police State Social and Institutional Change through Law in the Germanies and Russia, 1600-1800 (1983)

21. Schama, Simon. The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age (1997)

22. Scribner, R.W. For the Sake of Simple Folk: Popular Propaganda for the German Revolution (1997)

23. de Tocqueville, The Old Regime and the French Revolution (1955)

24. Wallerstein, Immanuel. The Modern World System I: Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World Economy in the Sixteenth Century (1976)

25. Wiesner, Merry. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (1993)


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