Reading List

Studying Imperial & Global History

  • Kehinde Andrews. The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World. Penguin Books, 2022
  • C.A. Bayly. The Birth of the Modern World 1780-1914. Blackwell, 2004
  • E.H. Carr. What is History? Penguin Classics, 2018
  • Helen Carr, ed., & Suzannah Lipscomb, ed. What is History, Now?. W&N, 2021
  • Uther Charlton-Stevens. Anglo-India and The End of Empire. Hurst, 2022
  • Joya Chatterji. Shadows at Noon: The South Asian Twentieth Century. The Bodley Head, 2023
  • Peter Claus & John Marriiott. History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice. Routledge, 2013
  • John Darwin. After Tamerlane: The Rise & Fall of Global Empires, 1400-2000. Penguin, 2008
  • Caroline Elkins. Legacy of Violence: A History of the British Empire. Vintage, 2023
  • Richard J. Evans. In Defence of History. Granta, 2018
  • Frantz Fanon. Black Skin, White Masks. Penguin Books, 2021
  • Peter Frankopan. Silk Roads: A New History of the World. Bloomsbury, 2016
  • Robert Gildea. What Is History For? Bristol University Press, 2024
  • Eric J. Hobsbawm. The Age of Empire 1875-1914. Abacus, 1994
  • Katya Hoyer. Blood and Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Empire 1871-1918. The History Press, 2023
  • Ludmilla Jordanova. History in Practice, Third Edition. Bloomsbury, 2019
  • Jonathan Kennedy. Pathogenesis: How Germs Made History. Penguin, 2024
  • Kris Manjapra. Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation. Penguin Books, 2023
  • Peter Mitchell. Imperial Nostalgia: How The British Conquered Themselves. Manchester University Press, 2021
  • David Olusoga. Black and British: A Forgotten History. Picador, 2021
  • David Olusoga & Casper W. Erichsen. The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide. Faber and Faber, 2011
  • David Olusoga. The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire. Head of Zeus, 2019
  • Thomas Pakenham. The Scramble For Africa: 1876-1912. Abacus, 1992
  • Charlotte Lydia Riley. Imperial Island: A History of Empire in Modern Britain. Vintage, 2024
  • Edward W. Said. Orientalism. Penguin Classics, 2019
  • Angela Saini. The Patriarchs: How Men Came to Rule. 4th Estate, 2024
  • Sathnam Sanghera. Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain. Viking, 2021
  • Sathnam Sanghera. Empireworld: How British Imperialism Has Shaped The Globe. Viking, 2024
  • Priya Satia. Time’s Monster: History, Conscience and Britain’s Empire. Penguin Books, 2022
  • Kay Saunders, ed. Indentured Labour In The British Empire 1834-1920. Routledge, 2018
  • Naoíse Mac Sweeney. The West: A New History of an Old Idea. WH Allen, 2024
  • John Tosh. The Pursuit of History, Sixth Edition. Routledge, 2015
  • Kim A. Wagner. Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear and the Making of a Massacre. Yale University Press, 2019
  • Eric Williams. Capitalism and Slavery. Penguin Classics, 2022

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