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This list relates to the year Rest of university 2017/18 which ended on 31/05/2018
  1. Week 1: Introduction 1 item
  2. Week 2. What is international history and why it is important? 13 items
    1. Systems, stability, and statecraft: essays on the international history of modern Europe - Schroeder, Paul W., Wetzel, David, Jervis, Robert, Levy, Jack S. 2004

      Book Recommended

    2. The sovereign state and its competitors: an analysis of systems change - Spruyt, Hendrik 1996

      Book Recommended

    3. Peace and war: armed conflicts and international order, 1648-1989 - Holsti, K. J., Freedman, Lawrence 1991

      Book Recommended

    4. History vs. Neo-realism: A Second Look - Colin Elman, Miriam Fendius Elman and Paul W. Schroeder 1995

      Article Recommended

    5. The Helsinki process and the future of: Europe - Wells 1990

      Book Recommended

  3. Week 3. The Thirty Years War, 1618-1648: An International System in Crisis 10 items
    1. European warfare, 1350-1750 - Frank Tallett, D. J. B. Trim 2010

      Book Core One copy available at Senate House http://catalogue.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/record=b3167267~S24. Reference-only copies available at LSE.

    2. Identity, interest and action - Ringmar, Erik 2006

      Book Recommended

    3. Europe's tragedy: a new history of the Thirty Years War - Wilson, Peter H. 2010

      Book Recommended

    4. The Thirty Years War: the Holy Roman Empire and Europe, 1618-1648 - Asch, Ronald G. 1997

      Book Recommended

  4. Week 4. The Westphalian Settlement and the Study of International History 6 items
    In addition to the reading on the Thirty Years’ War above, see the recommended reading below.
    1. Westphalia and All That - Stephen D. Krasner

      Chapter Recommended

  5. Week 5. Louis XIV, 1648-1715: the Warrior King in a Changing World 9 items
    1. Giant of the grand siècle: the French Army, 1610-1715 - Lynn, John A. 1997

      Book Recommended

    2. War and International Relations - David Parrott

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Louis XIV - Sturdy, D. J. 1998

      Book Recommended

    4. Louis XIV - Bluche, François 1990

      Book Recommended

  6. Week 6. Eighteenth-Century Wars and the Peace of Paris, 1763 21 items
    1. The Balance of Power: From Paradigm to Practice - Charles Ingrao

      Chapter Recommended

    2. The Seven Years War: A System Perspective - Karl Schweizer

      Chapter Recommended

    3. The wars of Frederick the Great - Showalter, Dennis E. 1995

      Book Recommended

    4. Frederick the Great - Schieder, Theodor, Berkeley, Sabina, Scott, H. M. 1999

      Book Recommended

    5. The Seven Years War: a transatlantic history - Schumann, Matt, Schweizer, Karl W. 2008

      Book Recommended

  7. Week 7. An Age of Empires 15 items
    1. Europe and the rest of the world - P. J. Marshall

      Chapter Core

    2. The Empire and European Politics, 1763-1806 - von Aretin Karl Otmar

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Empire, History and the Contemporary Global Order - Dominic Lieven

      Chapter Recommended

    4. Europe and the Rest of the World - P.J. Marshall

      Chapter Recommended

    5. Mobilising resources for war: Britain and Spain at work during the early Modern Period - H. V. Bowen, Agustín González Enciso c2006

      Book Recommended

    6. Empire, the sea and global history: Britain's maritime world, c.1760-c.1840 - David Cannadine 2007

      Book Recommended

  8. Week 8. The French Revolution 9 items
    1. Explaining revolutions : in quest of a social-structural approach - Theda Skocpol

      Chapter Recommended

    2. The terror in the French Revolution - Hugh Gough 2010

      Book Recommended

    3. The French Revolution and human rights: A brief documentary history - Lynn Hunt c1996

      Book Recommended

    4. When the King took flight - Timothy Tackett 2003

      Book Recommended

    5. The French Revolution and the emergence of the nation form - William H. Sewell, Jr.

      Chapter Recommended

  9. Week 9. The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: the Climax and Collapse of Ancien Regime Politics 11 items
    1. The first total war: Napoleon's Europe and the birth of modern warfare - Bell, David Avrom 2008

      Book Core and see the discussion on the H-France Forum: http://www.h-france.net/forum/forumalphaauthor.html.

    2. The French Revolutionary Wars, 1787-1802 - Blanning, T. C. W. 1996

      Book Recommended

    3. Napoleon's wars: an international history, 1803-1815 - Esdaile, Charles J. 2008

      Book Recommended

    4. Napoleon and the transformation of Europe - Grab, Alexander I. 2003

      Book Recommended

  10. Week 10. 19th Century system - I - the Vienna system 29 items
    1. Great power diplomacy, 1814-1914 - Norman Rich 1992

      Book Recommended

    2. The struggle for mastery in Europe, 1848-1918 - Taylor, A. J. P. 1971, c1954

      Book Recommended

    3. A Janus-like Power: Great Britain and the European Concert, 1814-1853 - T. G. Otte

      Chapter Recommended

    4. Europe's balance of power, 1815-1848 - Sked, Alan 1979

      Book Recommended

    5. The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815 - Webster, Charles Kingsley, Great Britain 1934

      Book Recommended

    6. Palmerston, Guizot and the collapse of the Entente Cordiale - Bullen, Roger 1974

      Book Recommended

    7. The beginning of the great game in Asia, 1828-1834 - Edward Ingram 1979

      Book Recommended

    8. The Eastern question: an historical study in European diplomacy - Marriott, J. A. R. 1940

      Book Recommended

    9. The foreign policy of Palmerston 1830-1841: Britain, the Liberal movement and the eastern question - Webster, Charles Kingsley, Canning House Library (Hispanic & Luso Brazilian Councils) 1951

      Book Recommended

    10. The origins of the Crimean War - Goldfrank, David M. 1994

      Book Recommended

    11. Why the Crimean War?: a cautionary tale - Rich, Norman 1985

      Book Recommended

  11. Week 11. 19th Century system - II - Bismarck’s diplomatic order 32 items
    1. Great power diplomacy, 1814-1914 - Norman Rich 1992

      Book Recommended

    2. The struggle for mastery in Europe, 1848-1918 - Taylor, A. J. P. 1971, c1954

      Book Recommended

    3. Bismarck: a life - Steinberg, Jonathan 2012, c2011

      Book Recommended

    4. European alliances and alignments, 1871-1890 - William L Langer 1977, c1931

      Book Recommended

    5. Bismarck, Russia, and the Origins of the War of 1870 - Chester W. Clark 06/1942

      Article Recommended

    6. Bismarck: the white revolutionary, Vol.1: 1815-1871 - Gall, Lothar 1986

      Book Recommended

    7. The formation of the first German nation-state, 1800-1871 - Breuilly, John 1996

      Book Recommended

    8. The foundation of the German Empire: select documents - Böhme, Helmut, Ramm, Agatha 1971

      Book Recommended

    9. The origins of the wars of German unification - Carr, William 1991

      Book Recommended

    10. A history of Germany 1815-1990 - Carr, William, Carr, William 1991

      Book Recommended

    11. Bismarck and the development of Germany - Pflanze, Otto c1990

      Book Recommended chapters 2,9,14,17.

    12. Bismarck and the development of Germany - Pflanze, Otto c1990

      Book Recommended Chapters 3, 5, 8

    13. The struggle for mastery in Germany, 1779-1850 - Simms, Brendan 1998

      Book Recommended

  12. Week 12. Coming of War in 1914: a system in crisis? 12 items
    1. World War I as Galloping Gertie - Paul W. Schroeder

      Chapter Core

    2. Embedded Counterfactuals and World War I as an Unavoidable War - Paul W. Schroeder

      Chapter Core

    3. The Coming of the First World War: A Reassessment

      Chapter Core

    4. The origins of the First World War - Joll, James, Martel, Gordon 2007

      Book Recommended

    5. 1914: the unspoken assumptions - Joll, James 1968

      Book Recommended

    6. The origins of the First World War - William Mulligan 2017

      Book Recommended

  13. Week 13. Peacemaking, 1919-1925: A new set of rules? 15 items
    1. Stresemann and Locarno - Jonathan Wright 1995

      Article Core

    2. The Treaty of Versailles: a reassessment after 75 years - Manfred F. Boemeke, Gerald D. Feldman, Elisabeth Gläser 2006

      Book Recommended

    3. What did the League do, exactly? - William Glenn Gray 2007

      Article Recommended

    4. Locarno revisited: European diplomacy, 1920-1929 - Gaynor Johnson, Bolton Institute 2004

      Book Recommended

    5. The First World War and international politics - Stevenson, D., Freedman, Lawrence 1988

      Book Recommended

  14. Week 14. Coming of the Second World War 21 items
    1. International history of the twentieth century and beyond - Antony Best, Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Joseph A. Maiolo, Kirsten E. Schulze 2015

      Book Core Chapters 3 and 7

    2. The Fascist challenge and the policy of appeasement - Mommsen, Wolfgang J., Kettenacker, Lothar 1983

      Book Core

    3. The Munich crisis, 1938: prelude to World War II - Lukes, Igor, Goldstein, Erik 1999

      Book Recommended

    4. The origins of World War Two: the debate continues - Maiolo, Joseph A., Boyce, Robert W. D. 2003

      Book Recommended

    5. India's war: the making of modern South Asia, 1939-1945 - Srinath Raghavan 2016

      Book Recommended

  15. Week 15. The Cold War system in the making: 1943-1950s 14 items
    1. International history of the twentieth century and beyond - Antony Best, Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Joseph A. Maiolo, Kirsten E. Schulze 2015

      Book Core Chapters 9 and 10.

    2. The sources of Soviet conduct - George F. Kennan

      Chapter Core

    3. Diplomacy - Kissinger, Henry A. c1994

      Book Core Chapters 17 and 18.

    4. Rethinking the Origins of American Hegemony

      Chapter Core

    5. The Cold War in Europe, 1945-1947: Three Approaches - Anne Deighton

      Chapter Recommended

    6. Stalin: Three Approaches to One Phenomenon - Ilya Gaiduk 01/1999

      Article Recommended

    7. Was the Marshall Plan Necessary? - Alan S. Milward 04/1989

      Article Recommended

  16. Week 16. European integration (1945-57) 20 items
    1. Ever closer union: an introduction to European integration - Desmond Dinan 2010

      Book Core

    2. European integration: a concise history - Gilbert, Mark, Gilbert, Mark c2012

      Book Core Chapters 1-3

    3. International history of the twentieth century and beyond - Antony Best, Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Joseph A. Maiolo, Kirsten E. Schulze 2015

      Book Core Chapter 21

    4. Europe recast: a history of European Union - Desmond Dinan 2014

      Book Recommended

    5. Origin and evolution of the European Union - Dinan, Desmond 2006

      Book Recommended

    6. From war to peace: altered strategic landscapes in the twentieth century - Kennedy, Paul M., Hitchcock, William I. 2000

      Book Recommended Chapters by Hitchcock, T Trachtenberg & Woods.

    7. The European rescue of the nation-state - Milward, Alan S., Brennan, George, Romero, Federico 2000

      Book Recommended

    8. The Treaties of Rome (1955-5) - H. J. Küsters

      Chapter Recommended

    9. The question of Europe - Gowan, Peter, Anderson, Perry [2000, c1997]

      Book Recommended Chapters by Milward & Anderson

  17. Week 17. Nuclear Strategy and Statecraft (1953-1968) 12 items
    1. We now know: rethinking Cold War history - Gaddis, John Lewis, Freedman, Lawrence, Council on Foreign Relations 1997

      Book Core Chapters 8 and 9.

    2. Danger and survival: choices about the bomb in the first fifty years - Bundy, McGeorge, Freedman, Lawrence c1988

      Book Recommended Chapter 9.

    3. Khrushchev's cold war: the inside story of an American adversary - Fursenko, A. A., Naftali, Timothy J., Freedman, Lawrence 2006

      Book Recommended Chapters 8, 12, 15 - 19.

    4. Deterrence in American foreign policy: theory and practice - George, Alexander L., Smoke, Richard, Freedman, Lawrence 1974

      Book Recommended

    5. Diplomacy - Kissinger, Henry A. c1994

      Book Recommended Chapters 20-23.

    6. We all lost the Cold War - Lebow, Richard Ned, Stein, Janice Gross, Freedman, Lawrence c1994

      Book Recommended Part I and Part III.

  18. Week 18. Decolonization (1945-1991) 14 items
    1. The forgotten front: patron-client relationships in counterinsurgency - Walter C. Ladwig 2017

      Book Core

    2. We now know: rethinking Cold War history - Gaddis, John Lewis, Freedman, Lawrence, Council on Foreign Relations 1997

      Book Core Chapter 6.

    3. Africa in World Politics - John Darwin

      Chapter Core

    4. International history of the twentieth century and beyond - Antony Best, Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Joseph A. Maiolo, Kirsten E. Schulze 2015

      Book Core Chapters 13 and 17.

    5. Decolonization: the fall of the European empires - Chamberlain, M. E. 1999

      Book Recommended

    6. After Tamerlane: the global history of empire since 1405 - Darwin, John 2007

      Book Recommended Chapters 8-9.

    7. The Territorial State and Global Politics

      Chapter Recommended

    8. The end of empire and the extension of the Westphalian System - Hendrik Spruyt

      Chapter Recommended

  19. Week 19. Superpower Coexistence and Competition (1969-1985) 11 items
    1. International history of the twentieth century and beyond - Antony Best, Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Joseph A. Maiolo, Kirsten E. Schulze 2015

      Book Core pp 358-363 and chapter 11.

    2. Diplomacy - Kissinger, Henry A. c1994

      Book Core Chapters 28 and 29.

    3. Kissinger: The Primacy of Geopolitics - Review by: Hedley Bull 1980

      Article Recommended

    4. Nixon and Kissinger: partners in power - Dallek, Robert c2007

      Book Recommended

    5. Strategies of containment: a critical appraisal of American national security policy during the Cold War - Gaddis, John Lewis 2005

      Book Recommended Chapters 9 and 10.

  20. Week 20. End of the Cold War (1985-1991) 14 items
    1. Diplomacy - Kissinger, Henry A. c1994

      Book Core Chapter 30

    2. The Cold War: a new history - Gaddis, John Lewis 2007

      Book Core Chapters vi and vii.

    3. The Cambridge history of the Cold War - Leffler, Melvyn P., Westad, Odd Arne 2010

      Book Recommended Chapters 12, 14, 17, 23, and 24.

    4. Rethinking the End of the Cold War - Review by: Michael Cox 1994

      Article Recommended

    5. The great transition: American-Soviet relations and the end of the Cold War - Garthoff, Raymond L, Freedman, Lawrence c1994

      Book Recommended

    6. International relations theory and the end of the Cold War - Thomas Risse-Kappen, Richard Ned Lebow, Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office c1995

      Book Recommended

    7. No one loves a realist explanation - William C Wohlforth 2011-7

      Article Recommended

  21. Week 21. The Fall of Bretton Woods and the Rise of Neo-Liberalism 13 items
    1. Introduction to global politics - Steven L. Lamy 2015

      Book Core Chapters 11-13.

    2. Chapter 9 of Why globalization works

      Chapter Core

    3. The IMF : a cure or a curse? - Devesh Kapur

      Chapter Core

    4. The Politics, Power, and Pathologies of International Organizations - Michael N. Barnett and Martha Finnemore 1999

      Article Recommended

    5. The politics of economic adjustment: international constraints, distributive conflicts, and the state - Haggard, Stephan, Kaufman, Robert R., Evans, Peter B. c1992

      Book Recommended Chapters 1,2 and 4

    6. The politics of global regulation - Mattli, Walter, Woods, Ngaire c2009

      Book Recommended Chapters 1, 3, and 7.

    7. When did globalisation begin? - KEVIN H. O'ROURKE and JEFFREY G. WILLIAMSON 2002

      Article Recommended

    8. The Shock of the Global: The 1970s in Perspective - Niall Ferguson, Charles S. Maier, Erez Manela, Daniel J. Sargent 2010

      Book Recommended

  22. Week 22. New World Order (1991-2001) 21 items
    1. International history of the twentieth century and beyond - Antony Best, Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Joseph A. Maiolo, Kirsten E. Schulze 2015

      Book Core pp. 489-499.

    2. The End of History? - Francis Fukuyama Summer, 1989

      Article Core

    3. The Clash of Civilizations? - Samuel P. Huntington 1993

      Article Core

    4. The stability of a unipolar world - William C. Wohlforth

      Chapter Core

    5. The Lonely Superpower - Samuel P. Huntington 1999

      Article Core

    6. Power in global governance - Barnett, Michael N., Duvall, Raymond, Who governs in global governance? 2005

      Book Recommended

    7. Why International Primacy Matters - Samuel P. Huntington 21/1993

      Article Recommended

    8. Getting Hegemony Right - G. John Ikenberry Spring, 2001

      Article Recommended Requires password: https://internal.kcl.ac.uk/library/passwords.aspx

    9. The American Tributary System - Y. F. Khong 01/03/2013

      Article Recommended

    10. The Unipolar Moment - Charles Krauthammer 1991

      Article Recommended

    11. Taming American power: the global response to U.S. primacy - Stephen M. Walt, Lawrence Freedman c2005

      Book Recommended Chapters 1-4.

    12. Últimos testigos: los niños de la Segunda Guerra Mundial - Svetlana Aleksievich, Yulia Dobrovolskaia, Zahara García González 2016

      Book Recommended

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