MA in Modern History by asafwewe


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									                                                                   Department of History
                                                                  King’s College London

MA in Modern History
Preliminary Reading List

Given the fact that modern history and British history represent the two most prolific
areas for publication in the British history profession any suggestions for preliminary
reading must be highly subjective and indicative rather than definitive. The titles
which follow all offer interesting takes on key areas of interest to those working on
various themes prominent in the MA, but students may easily find alternative and
analogous ways of getting themselves into an appropriate frame of mind.

General Histories of Modern Europe and beyond

Robert Gildea, Barricades and Borders (2nd ed. 1996)
Mark Mazower, Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century (1998)
Jonathan Sperber, Revolutionary Europe 1780-1850 (2000)
Richard Vinen, A History in Fragments: Europe in the Twentieth Century (2000)
Michael Rapport, Nineteenth-Century Europe (2005)

General Histories of Modern Britain

Boyd Hilton, A Mad, Bad and Dangerous People: England 1783-1846 (2006)
Martin Pugh, The Making of Modern British Politics, 1867-1939 (1982; new edns
1993 and 2002).
Nick Tiratsoo, From Blitz to Blair: A New History of Britain since 1939 (1997)

Historical Methods

Ludmilla Jordanova, History in Practice (new edn, 2006)

General Histories of extra-European encounters

Chris Bayly, The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914: Global Connections and
Comparisons (2004)
Andrew Porter, ed. Oxford History of the British Empire, vol.III, The Nineteenth
Century (1999)
Roger Louis & Judith Brown (eds.)The Oxford History of the British Empire., vol. IV,
The Twentieth Century (1999)
S Howe, Empire: A Very Short Introduction (2002)

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