Reading List: European History (Late Antiquity-Modern, incl. the World Wars & the Cold War)

The Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 (Essential Histories) by Stephen Badsey

The First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It by David A. Bell

Imperial Germany 1871-1918 by Volker Rolf Berghahn

Germany After the First World War by Richard Bessel

Life in the Third Reich edited by Richard Bessel

Nazism and War (Modern Library Chronicles) by Richard Bessel

History of Germany, 1780-1918: The Long Nineteenth Century (Blackwell Classic Histories of Europe) by David Blackbourn

Austria, Prussia and The Making of Germany: 1806-1871 (Seminar Studies) by John Breuilly

The Racial State: Germany 1933-1945 by Michael Burleigh and Wolfgang Wippermann

The Wars of German Unification 1864-1871 (Origins Of Modern Wars) by William Carr and Harry Hearder

Imperial Germany and the Great War, 1914-1918 (New Approaches to European History) by Roger Chickering

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark

The Battle of Königgrätz: Prussia’s Victory over Austria, 1866 by Gordon A. Craig

Germany 1866-1945 (Oxford History of Modern Europe) by Gordon A. Craig

The Revolutions in Europe, 1848-1849: From Reform to Reaction edited by RJW Evans and Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann

Aristocratic Women in Medieval France (The Middle Ages Series) edited by Theodore Evergates

Bismarck and the German Empire by Erich Eyck

Germany under the Old Regime 1600-1790 by John G. Gagliardo

On the Ruin of Britain (De Excidio Britanniae) (Dodo Press) by Gildas

German History in Modern Times: Four Lives of the Nation by William W. Hagen

Restoration, Revolution, Reaction: Economics and Politics in Germany, 1815-1871 by Theodore S. Hamerow

The Age of Revolution: 1789-1848 by Eric Hobsbawm

The Age of Capital: 1848-1875 by Eric Hobsbawm

The Age of Empire: 1875-1914 by Eric Hobsbawm

Theodosian Empresses: Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity (Transformation of the Classical Heritage) by Kenneth Holum

The Franco-Prussian War: The German Invasion of France 1870-1871 by Michael Howard

Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750 by Jonathan I. Israel

A Revolution of the Mind: Radical Enlightenment and the Intellectual Origins of Modern Democracy by Jonathan Israel

The Fall of France: The Nazi Invasion of 1940 (Making of the Modern World) by Julian Jackson

The Congress of Vienna and its Legacy: War and Great Power Diplomacy after Napoleon (International Library of Historical Studies) by Mark Jarrett

The 1848 Revolutions by Peter Jones

Hitler: Profiles in Power by Ian Kershaw

Hitler: 1889-1936 Hubris by Ian Kershaw

To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949 by Ian Kershaw

Facing Total War: German Society, 1914-1918 by Jurgen Kocka

The Weimar Republic by Eberhard Kolb

Napoleon and the Struggle for Germany: The Franco-Prussian War of 1813 (Cambridge Military Histories) (Volume 1) by Michael V. Leggiere

Napoleon and the Struggle for Germany: The Franco-Prussian War of 1813 (Cambridge Military Histories) (Volume 2) by Michael V. Leggiere

Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century by Mark Mazower

The Rise and Fall of Weimar Democracy by Hans Mommsen and Elborg Forster

Imperial Germany 1867-1918: Politics, Culture, and Society in an Authoritarian State (Hodder Arnold Publication) by Wolfgang J. Mommsen

The Crisis of German Ideology : Intellectual Origins of the Third Reich by George L. Mosse

Germany from Napoleon to Bismarck: 1800-1866 (Princeton Legacy Library) by Thomas Nipperdey

Women in the Holocaust by Dalia Ofer

The Enlightenment (New Approaches to European History) by Dorinda Outram

The World of the Troubadours: Medieval Occitan Society, c.1100-c.1300 by Linda M. Paterson

Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II by Stanley G. Payne

The Weimar Republic: The Crisis of Classical Modernity by Detlev J. K. Peukert

Inside Nazi Germany: Conformity, Opposition, and Racism in Everyday Life by Detlev J.K. Peukert

Between Sorrow and Strength: Women Refugees of the Nazi Period (Publications of the German Historical Institute) edited by Sibylle Quack

The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Mike Rapport

1848: Year of Revolution by Mike Rapport

The Kaiser and his Court: Wilhelm II and the Government of Germany by John C. G. Rohl

The Transformation of European Politics 1763-1848 (Oxford History of Modern Europe) by Paul W. Schroeder

The Course of German Nationalism: From Frederick the Great to Bismarck 1763-1867 by Hagen Schulze

German History, 1770-1866 (Oxford History of Modern Europe) by James J. Sheehan

The Wars of German Unification (Modern Wars) by Dennis Showalter

Protestants, Catholics and Jews in Germany, 1800-1914 by Helmut Walser Smith

The Continuities of German History: Nation, Religion, and Race Across the Long Nineteenth Century by Helmut Walser Smith

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder

The European Revolutions, 1848 – 1851 (New Approaches to European History) by Jonathan Sperber

Rhineland Radicals: The Democratic Movement and the Revolution of 1848-1849 by Jonathan Sperber

The Struggle for Mastery in Europe: 1848-1918 (Oxford History of Modern Europe) by Alan J. P. Taylor

The Congress of Vienna: Power and Politics after Napoleon by Brian E. Vick

The Unfree French: Life Under the Occupation by Richard Vinen

The Austro-Prussian War: Austria’s War with Prussia and Italy in 1866 by Geoffrey Wawro

The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France in 1870-1871 by Geoffrey Wawro

The German Empire, 1871-1918 by Hans-Ulrich Wehler

Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy by Eric D. Weitz

The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages 400-1000 by Chris Wickham

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