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

Reading List: Israeli/Palestinian Conflict 3-Rise of Islam and Caliphate Rule through Medieval Europe

Rise of Islam and Caliphate Rule

The Byzantine-Islamic Transition in Palestine: An Archaeological Approach (Oxford Studies in Byzantium) by Gideon Avni

The Great Caliphs: The Golden Age of the ‘Abbasid Empire by Amira K. Bennison

The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 (Themes in Islamic History) by Jonathan P. Berkey

The Rise of Islam (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World) by Matthew Gordon

The First Dynasty of Islam: The Umayyad Caliphate AD 661-750 by G. R Hawting

The Early Abbasid Caliphate: A Political History by Hugh Kennedy

The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In by Hugh Kennedy

When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World: The Rise and Fall of Islam’s Greatest Dynasty by Hugh Kennedy

Islam in the Middle Ages: The Origins and Shaping of Classical Islamic Civilization (Praeger Series on the Middle Ages) by Jacob Lassner

The Ottomans and the Mamluks: Imperial Diplomacy and Warfare in the Islamic World (Library of Ottoman Studies) by Cihan Yüksel Muslu

The History of Jerusalem: The Early Muslim Period (638-1099) by Joshua Prawer

Byzantine Empire and Medieval Europe

The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land by Thomas Asbridge

The Byzantine-Islamic Transition in Palestine: An Archaeological Approach (Oxford Studies in Byzantium) by Gideon Avni

The Crusader States by Malcolm Barber

The Byzantine Empire by Robert Browning

Reassessing Jewish Life in Medieval Europe by Robert Chazan

The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom, 1000-1500 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) by Robert Chazan

The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades by Paul M. Cobb

Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages by Mark R. Cohen

Exclusiveness and Tolerance: Studies in Jewish-Gentile Relations in Medieval and Modern Times (Scripta Judaica, 3) by Jacob Katz

The Crusades and the Christian World of the East: Rough Tolerance (The Middle Ages Series) by Christopher MacEvitt

The Concise History of the Crusades (Critical Issues in World and International History) by Thomas F. Madden

Religious Communities in Byzantine Palestina: The Relationship Between Judaism, Christianity and Islam AD 400-700 (Bar International Series) by Eliya Ribak

The Crusades: A History by Jonathan Riley-Smith

A Short History of the Byzantine Empire (I.B. Tauris Short Histories) by Dionysios Stathakopoulos

Alienated Minority: The Jews of Medieval Latin Europe by Kenneth Stow

God’s War: A New History of the Crusades by Christopher Tyerman

Reading List: Jewish History-Soviet, and in East Asia

Soviet Jewry

They Did Not Dwell Alone: Jewish Immigration from the Soviet Union, 1967-1990 (Woodrow Wilson Center Press) by Petrus Buwalda

The Soviet Jewish Americans (Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life) by Annelise Orleck

The Soviet Government and the Jews 1948-1967: A Documented Study by Benjamin Pinkus

The Jewish Movement in the Soviet Union by Yaacov Ro’i

The Soviet Union and the June 1967 Six Day War (Cold War International History Project) by Yaacov Ro’i

Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939 by Anna Shternshis

Jewish History in East Asia

Chinese and Jews: Encounters Between Cultures by Irene Eber

Wartime Shanghai and the Jewish Refugees From Central Europe: Survival, Co-Existence, and Identity in a Multi-Ethnic City (New Perspectives on Modern Jewish History, 1) by Irene Eber

Shanghai Sanctuary: Chinese and Japanese Policy toward European Jewish Refugees during World War II by Bei Gao

Jews in the Japanese Mind: The History and Uses of a Cultural Stereotype (Studies of Modern Japan) by David G. Goodman and Masanori Miyazawa

Japanese, Nazis & Jews: The Jewish refugee community of Shanghai, 1938-1945 by David Kranzler

Port of Last Resort: The Diaspora Communities of Shanghai by Marcia Ristaino

Japanese Diplomats and Jewish Refugees: A World War II Dilemma by Pamela R. Sakamoto

Bridge Across Broken Time: Chinese and Jewish Cultural Memory by Vera Schwarcz

Jews in Old China: Studies by Chinese Scholars by Sidney Shapiro

The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture, and Religion by Xin Xu

 

Reading List: Jewish History-Early Modern and Modern European Jewry

Germany and German-Speaking Lands

Gender, Judaism, and Bourgeois Culture in Germany, 1800-1870 (The Modern Jewish Experience) by Benjamin Maria Baader

The Renaissance of Jewish Culture in Weimar Germany by Michael Brenner

The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch, 1743-1933 by Amos Elon

Haskalah and History: The Emergence of a Modern Jewish Historical Consciousness (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization) by Shmuel Feiner

Female, Jewish, and Educated: The Lives of Central European University Women (Modern Jewish Experience) by Harriet Pass Freidenreich

Jewish High Society in Old Regime Berlin by Deborah Hertz

The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family, and Identity in Imperial Germany (Studies in Jewish History (Oxford Paperback)) by Marion A. Kaplan

Jewish Daily Life in Germany, 1618-1945 edited by Marion A. Kaplan

Out of the Ghetto: The Social Background of Jewish Emancipation, 1770-1870 (Modern Jewish History) by Jacob Katz

Toward Modernity: The European Jewish Model by Jacob Katz

From Prejudice to Destruction: Anti-Semitism, 1700-1933 by Jacob Katz

The Origins of the Modern Jew: Jewish Identity and European Culture in Germany, 1749-1824 by Michael A. Meyer

The Jews of Vienna, 1867-1914: Assimilation and Identity by Marsha Rozenblit

Early Modern Jewry: A New Cultural History by David B. Ruderman

The Transformation of German Jewry, 1780-1840 (Studies in Jewish History) by David Sorkin

Eastern Europe

The Jews of Eastern Europe, 1772-1881 (Jewish Culture and Contexts) by Israel Bartal

The Jews of Poland Between Two World Wars (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series) by Yisrael Gutman

Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century: A Genealogy of Modernity by Gershon David Hundert

Gender and Assimilation in Modern Jewish History: The Roles and Representation of Women (Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies) by Paula E. Hyman

Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora (The Modern Jewish Experience) by Rebecca Kobrin

The Jews of East Central Europe between the World Wars (A Midland Book) by Ezra Mendelsohn

Beyond the Pale: The Jewish Encounter with Late Imperial Russia (Studies on the History of Society and Culture) by Benjamin Nathans

Reading Jewish Women: Marginality and Modernization in Nineteenth-Century Eastern European Jewish Society (Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry) by Iris Parush

Early Modern Jewry: A New Cultural History by David B. Ruderman

Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939 by Anna Shternshis

Tsar Nicholas I and the Jews: The transformation of Jewish society in Russia, 1825-1855 by Michael Stanislawski

Making Jews Modern: The Yiddish and Ladino Press in the Russian and Ottoman Empires (The Modern Jewish Experience) by Sarah Abrevaya Stein

France

Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century by Ruth Harris

The Emancipation of the Jews of Alsace: Acculturation and Tradition in the Nineteenth Century by Paula Hyman

From Dreyfus to Vichy: The Remaking of French Jewry 1906-1939 by Paula Hyman

Napoleon and the Jews by Franz Kobler

Early Modern Jewry: A New Cultural History by David B. Ruderman

Britain

The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000 (Jewish Communities in the Modern World) by Todd M. Endelman

The Jews of Georgian England, 1714-1830: Tradition and Change in a Liberal Society by Todd M. Endelman

Early Modern Jewry: A New Cultural History by David B. Ruderman

 

Reading List: Jewish History, Late Antique through Late Medieval Ashkenazic

Late Antiquity-Rise of Islam

The Jews in Their Land in the Talmudic Age: 70-640 C.E by Gedaliah Alon

The History of the Jews in the Greco-Roman World: The Jews of Palestine from Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest by Peter Schäfer

The Ancient Jews from Alexander to Muhammad (Key Themes in Ancient History) by Seth Schwartz

Medieval European Jewish History

Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenaz: Men, Women, and Everyday Religious Observance (Jewish Culture and Contexts) by Elisheva Baumgarten

Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europe (Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World) by Elisheva Baumgarten

Reassessing Jewish Life in Medieval Europe by Robert Chazan

The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom, 1000-1500 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) by Robert Chazan

God, Humanity, and History: The Hebrew First Crusade Chronicles by Robert Chazan

European Jewry and the First Crusade by Robert Chazan

Under Crescent and Cross: The Jews in the Middle Ages by Mark R. Cohen

Living Together, Living Apart: Rethinking Jewish-Christian Relations in the Middle Ages (Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World) by Jonathan Elukin

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain by Dario Fernandez-Morera

Abraham’s Heirs: Jews and Christians in Medieval Europe by Leonard Glick

Pious and Rebellious: Jewish Women in Medieval Europe (The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry & HBI Series on Jewish Women) by Avraham Grossman

Exclusiveness and Tolerance: Studies in Jewish-Gentile Relations in Medieval and Modern Times (Scripta Judaica, 3) by Jacob Katz

Tradition and Crisis: Jewish Society At the End of the Middle Ages by Jacob Katz

Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Jewish Iconography by Sara Lipton

A Vanished World: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Medieval Spain by Chris Lowney

Rituals of Childhood: Jewish Acculturation in Medieval Europe by Ivan G. Marcus

The Jew in the Medieval World: A Sourcebook, 315-1791 by Jacob Rader Marcus

The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain by Maria Menocal

England’s Jewish Solution: Experiment and Expulsion, 1262-1290 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series) by Robin R. Mundill

The King’s Jews: Money, Massacre and Exodus in Medieval England by Robin R. Mundill

The Medieval Spains (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) by Bernard Reilly

Alienated Minority: The Jews of Medieval Latin Europe by Kenneth Stow