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History BA (Hons) Reading List

Year 1 (Level 4) 2017/18

Here are some books you might be asked to read and reflect on while studying our first year courses. You will also encounter a range of journal articles, online resources, primary source documents, films, and museum visits.  Note: This reading list refers to the 2017/18 academic year and is subject to change.

Presenting and Representing the Past (HIST1002)

Salevouris, M. with Furay, C. The Methods and Skills of History: A Practical Guide (London, 2015)
Jordanova, L., History in Practice (London, 2006)

Twentieth Century Europe (HIST1007)

Jarausch, K., Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century (Princeton, 2015)
Mazower, M., Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century (London, 1999)

The Making of the Modern World (HIST1009)

Hobsbawm, E., The Age of Capital, 1848-1875 (London, 1988)
Hobsbawm, E., The Age of Empire 1875-1914 (London, 1988)
Hobsbawm, E., Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991 (London, 1995)

Britain in Transition (HIST1014)

Griffin, E., A Short History Of The British Industrial Revolution (Basingstoke, 2010)
Pugh, M., Britain Since 1789: A Concise History (Basingstoke, 1999)

Single honours students will take all four modules; joint students will only take HIST1002 and HIST1009. With Languages students will take HIST1002, HIST1007 and HIST1009.



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