History BA (Hons) Reading List

Year 1 (Level 4) 2018/19

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 2018/19 academic year and is subject to change.

Presenting and Representing the Past

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

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

Bayly, C., The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914 (Oxford, 2004)
Hobsbawm, E., Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991 (London, 1995)

Britain in Transition

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



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