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Previous Thread: >>4013288

/his/ Book Thread; come discuss what you're reading, ask for recommendations or recommend some books to your fellow anons, ask for opinions on some books you've been thinking of reading.


>Hundreds of book lists for research into numerous topics, with explanations of each recommendation
https://pastebin.com/u/jonstond2/1

>Compilation of Recommended Reading Charts from previous threads:
https://imgur.com/a/7YLKv


Mega libraries of free e-books suggested by kind anons:

>2,000 World History Books
https://mega.nz/#F!dlZlDbqL!TXG5bGvWufONkrQAL7b7jA

>Mysticism/Occult Books
https://mega.nz/#F!AE5yjIqB!y7Vdxdb5pbNsi2O3zyq9KQ

>Introduction to Buddhism
https://mega.nz/#F!8yoXVK7A!TC52QPsBJcfjDyVVsy06wA

>Some 150 pdfs of history, religion, philosophy, and other stuff
https://mega.nz/#F!flYQGbzI!p1AFjtMuCLHQqocJqxV7rg

>45gigs worth of mostly Military History
https://mega.nz/#F!ZAoVjbQB!iGfDqfBDpgr0GC-NHg7KFQ

>Philosophy Collection
https://mega.nz/#F!MQBRHBJA!L_on3h-XUrtbc719UaMygw

>Some drawing and art guides
https://mega.nz/#F!2RARFaLA!VTiQb6eRXfV4V6mYQ6FJTA

>Warfare
https://mega.nz/#F!x4JD1RzD!4_nIFmI2sBdSYg14j7pIdA

>8GB of Books
https://mega.nz/#F!51Q0waSI!4Ut-eePQr9YSjHJJTQs7Ew


>E-book/Audio book sites:

https://librivox.org/
http://b-ok.org/
http://www.gutenberg.org/
https://archive.org/details/audio_bookspoetry
http://www.loyalbooks.com/
https://www.digitalbook.io/
http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/
https://www.audible.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/


>Other Recommended Reading Resources:
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Charts
https://www.reddit.com/r/history/wiki/recommendedlist
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading/Literature_by_origin
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Finnish History?
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>>4069822
Early Soviet?
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>>4069822

there are 2 Finnish book lists in the OP's imgur, somewhere in the bottom half of it all
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>>4069839
I'm stupid, thank you.
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I have two Google Play coupons: one for 50% off any audiobook, and one for $5 off any $5+ (non-audio)book. There's $17.41 on my account. Any requests for books to de-DRM and post?
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>>4069686
How do you guys feel about
>Dark Continent by Mark Mazower
>The Evolution of the Medieval World by David Nicholas
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I will be updating this soon with some more recommendations a few threads back, with some additional books on Africa. Would you guys like mini summaries for each book on this chart? I may remove Pipes' Russian Revolution book.

Again, I'm an Architect with a history hobby. If some subjects are underrepresented (Rome, WWII, etc) is cause there are various charts exclusively for those periods; my chart is to provide overviews of topics (originally started per topics I was interested in) and if there are books you would like to see on here of periods like the English Civil War, the Russo-Japanese War, Asia/China history, more African or Latin American history, please provide some good recc's so I can incorporate them in here.
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>>4070405
To add to the Roman period comment, if there are books that absolutely need to be in this chart because they are good overviews on the period, some niche topic, or the Byzantine Empire stuff, feel free to recommend.
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>>4070405
I'd say you should add "The home fronts: Britain, France and Germany, 1914-1918" by John Williams in the WW1 section, pays attention to the social/economic/domestic situations of the major countries in WW1.
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>>4070421
Full title is "The Other Battleground: The Home Fronts, Britain, France and Germany 1914-1918", forgot to add.
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>>4070421
I've been seeing that lately, so I will add it. I think my chart is as close to a start on a WWI chart if anyone wants to create it in the future. The reason I started the chart originally was because of my interest in WWI and getting recommendations on /his/ from many previous threads before they got organized like they are now. Despite memes, many books recommended on /his/ have been on point and excellent.
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>>4070085
Havent tead em desu. Iirc mazower book has gotten good press here tho
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Finished reading pic related. Any anons have an opinion on it? He seemed honest about his bias but I felt like he was overly hostile towards the church in the middle section.
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>>4070452
I'd say create a seperate section or make US/Mexico history into US/Foreign history. "Isolationism in America 1935-41" by Manfred Jonas, this one's a bit expensive. The book focuses on the different kinds of isolationists that were active in the United States and how isolationism in America progressed over time.
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This one is kinda shitty IMO, but I’m too lazy to fix it or update it
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>>4070509
I've been thinking that Latin American history can be made it's own topic once I get more books to add, but with what I have now, the topics kinda relate to an extent. Obviously US History is too broad a topic for one chart to handle.
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>>4070509
We should make a separate chart on mexican american war entirely imo
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What would you recommend as a general introduction to southeast asia? I know basically nothing about the region.
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Any good reads about leafland?
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>>4070548
If you're an old-school Anglo-Canadian nationalist, you'll tear up through this one.
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>>4070541
I'd say an entire section on U.S foreign policy in the Americas in general (including Mexican-American war ofc), a lot of shit went down in in the 19th-early 20th century there.
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>>4070548
Pierre Berton wrote a very dense series of tomes which chronicle Canadian history, more or less by era. I would recommend looking through them. Some are more interesting than others depending on what you like, but all cover important topics.
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>>4070562
Yea thatd be great
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>>4069686
guys, Im making a list about the American Revolution, please give me feed back
heres what I have so far
>Angel in the Whirlwing by Benson Bobrick
>The Men who Lost America by Andrew OShaughnessy
>Whirlwing by John Ferling
>1776 by David Mccullough
>The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
>Almost a Miracle by John Ferling
>Scars of Independence by Holger Hock
>The Glorious Cause by Robert Middlekauff
>Common Sense by Thomas Paine
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>>4069686
Feel free to add my mega on Mesoamerica

https://mega.nz/#F!msA0Xb5Y!1t9OYAkkx0PUG8haYYiITw
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>>4070610
Are any of Ron Chernow's works good? I know of his Hamilton and Washington biographies.

I am also gonna put David Mcullough's "John Adams" bio, because David is an excellent pop historian
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>>4070621
I also have one on Moundbuilders/Mississippians of North America

https://mega.nz/#F!GwolDKTS!YeQjR65-xy1WCItk-A90dA
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>>4070621
>>4070630

awesome, will do
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>>4070561
>>4070583
thnx for recs
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A list for a Byzaboo?
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>>4070869
Here, retard >>4070517
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>>4070884
read that, felt like an expert after that
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>>4071241
is a good book
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Any good books on masculinity, becoming a better person, and getting to work/owning your shit?
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>>4071863
unironically 12 rules for life by jordan peterson
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Why aren't there any contemporary sources on Roman /his/ charts? Not to be rude, but apart from the one in the OP, I rarely see them.
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>>4071956
As the guy who made the Roman and Byzantine beginner charts, I don't find it particularly helpful to give a newbie a primary source. Without understanding context, the primary source is limited in its usefulness to a new reader. Names and dates will come in a flurry, and without understanding timelines or events, its a bit crazy. I like reading primary sources, but its a challenge to assign Tacitus to a untrained reader and expect him to make an interesting interpretation of Roman history during the Julio-Claudian Dynasty.
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Any opinions on the UNESCO General History of Africa? I'm downloading them to add to my world history stash but I don't know if there's a better material on Africa
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I know this book gets shit on a bit, but I'm about halfway through reading it and I like it quite a bit. It's one of the few books I've read to compare early Roman mythology to actual archaeological evidence, and does a good job talking a little about how events affected the lives of everyday Romans without getting bogged down in minute details.
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>>4071956
Because contemporary sources are generally far easier to deal with once you have a solid foundation.
t.finding that out myself right now
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What am I in for, lads?
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>>4072846
reminder that mary beard defended pic related and said America deserved 9/11 just weeks after it happened. she is a typical old western socialist hag and nothing more than a propaganda tool on the BBC now.

she is in the same league as other hack propagandist like David Irving as far as Im concerned
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>>4072845
I've never gotten a good book out of these threads on precolonial Africa
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Does anyone have a legit book covering McCarthy?

I know enough to know he was right, but I don't have it memorized
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>>4072877
>David Irving
How is he a hack propagandist? I've seen some of his book recommended, just curious.
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>>4069686
Just finished this today. I've decided that this is the last book that I'm reading on WW2, at least for 2018. Not that I didn't like it, I just think it is time to read about other things, maybe go back to the Romans. Anyway, it was a very good book, I learned a ton. It's packed with lots of interesting stories from the POV of people on the ground, whether they be communist guerillas, Japanese housewives, American marines, Chinese nationalists, British colonial troops, Russian paratroopers. These excerpts add a lot of flavor to events that we usually read about in distant terms.

My only complaint is that the author does get a little preachy during the final chapter, where he goes a mild rant about how Japan has never paid a single dollar in reparations, nor has Japan ever admitted guilt for anything that happened during the war. He says that leaving Hirohito on the throne was a huge mistake, because it implied that Japan was blameless, and that he instead should have been executed to avenge the victims of Japanese imperialism.
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>>4073011
https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/history/item/15223-the-real-mccarthy-record
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>>4073011
It's not really about him, but he plays an important background role in this book.
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Currently reading
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>>4073035
>>4073038
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>>4073038

I can't decide if Brands is good or pop history garbage
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One of the best books I've ever read
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>>4070049
no takers?
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Thoughts on pic related?
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>>4073740
A lot of yiffin
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any books on the tudors/stuarts that you guys recommend?
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Are there books about SWAT or specialized units in law enforcement or even in the military?

I got a little interested after reading about the SAS.
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what's you guys' opinion on jj norwich?
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>>4074325
The tudors by richard rex is great intro imo
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>>4074657
Who?
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British and Indian history?
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>>4073018
Fabricating history for his political agenda, much like Beard.
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>>4076299
>Fabricating history
Examples? Forgive me for not just taking the word of some random anon on 4chan, friend.
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How to start with the Big Bang, and what is the next, and the next if i want to go from there to the human history?
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>>4076437
Think you're better off going to /sci/ for that. But when you get back to humans, look at the "start with" and "resume with" charts posted here.
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>>4076457
No, /sci/ is no the place for that. They hate the “pop-sci". They want people to study calculus, linear algebra, and shit and shit until theorical physics so now you can study cosmology (Big Bang).
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>>4076457


>>4076496
But hey! Thanks
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>>4076496
learning deep history isn't "pop-sci"

Use that term of "deep history" and you might get some good results.
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>>4076376
I don't know the details off the top of my head unfortunately, but he's a "reformed" holocaust denier from what I've heard who still largely believes a lot of the bullshit he pushed. He's retarded enough to have lost a couple court cases relating to holocaust denial in which the courts did a pretty nice job at tearing apart his works as pseudohistorical.

Outside of that, he did have several works predating his holocaust denial phase, but they tend to be a bit sympathetic to Hitler and the Nazis. That's not necessarily a bad thing if done correctly, but the fact that Irving's been proven to regularly omit facts and fabricate evidence to push some retarded agenda makes his other works throw up quite a few red flags.

He's kind of like Russia Today or pretty much any social media-based political news source. Sure, they might be telling the truth, but they've got such a poor track record that they could tell me the sky was blue and I'd want several more corroborating outside sources before I believe it.
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>>4076514
Thank you.
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>>4076522
I can easily see the "omitting facts" being a problem, but I don't know his side of holocaust denial.

I will say this tho, from what I've seen about holocaust denial, it deserves a second look from several independent investigators. The fact that it's illegal to question in it some countries has always been a huge red flag for me. It's like 9/11, there's JUST enough evidence to earn a second and third look.
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>>4076536
>but I don't know his side of holocaust denial
Just a quick search brings up this:
https://www.hdot.org/trial-materials/trial-transcripts/

Let's not turn this into a holocaust denial thread please, but the transcripts from the trial referenced in that link tend to be thrown around a lot whenever someone tries to argue that Irving is anything close to reputable. He ranges from merely omitting contrary evidence to outright making up quotes in the works that are disputed in the trial.

Regardless of your opinion on the veracity of the holocaust (again, let's not start that) or whether your agree with the denial laws, Irving was demonstrated to be a fraud and a shitty historian.
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>>4076636
meh, fair enough. Cheers.
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>>4069686

What is a good English translation of the Quran?

One that also has annotations/notes that help with studying and understanding the text
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>>4069686
>>4069686
>>4069686

Anybody read this? Is it good?
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>>4076722

This is a good book. I will make a few points - the English translation is kind of King James-y and the annotations deal primarily with how Muslim scholarship has interpreted the text, rather than historical-critical scholarship (which I believe there isn't honestly that much of for the Qur'an). Also, the commentary leans a little harder on Sufi teachings than others, because of the editors, if that means anything.
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>>4076760
If that's the one I'm thinking of, I hear it has very mixed reviews, so I've stayed away from it. Haven't read it myself so I can't say for sure,
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What do i need to read about prehistory and early culture to resum with this chart

>>4076457
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Any MEGA files or lists about the history of geographical exploration?
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>>4077608
How in-depth are you looking? Most dawn-of-civilization history books touch on the Neolithic period as well to explain how civilization started in the first place.
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History of political parties in the US?
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>>4076797

thanks, will look into it
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>>4077732
Any recommendation would be useful, but remember, to resume with that chart
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Which of these should I get for a good read on the history of Western Rome's fall/collapse?
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>>4078668
I'd say go with all 3 if you can afford it, but priority wise I'd probably go with ward Perkins.
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Anybody got anything on precolonial Africa also on history of labor movement that isn't a Marxist interpretation. In b4 People's History of US
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>>4078708
>Precolonial Africa

The Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000-Year History of Wealth, Greed, and Endeavor by Martin Meredith
Although it's fairly Eurocentric and obviously skewed towards the colonial period, it's a good intro to African history.
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Are there any good books on ancient Egypt?
I don't give a shit if it's pop history, I just feel I should learn about them.
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>>4078848
>>4076457

recommends books for Egypt
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>>4078848
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson
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AHHHHHHHHHHH THERE'S TOO MUCH STUFF TO READ AND TOO LITTLE TIME
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>>4073043
Is it any good, I've been thinking of picking it up.
>>4072853
Depends- it doesn't offer much if you already know a lot about the fall of the Republic. If not, it's an excellent starting point to Rome in general.
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>>4079872
Quit your job and just read all day long. Go full Diogenes mode.
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>>4080181
It's alright. It was written in the late 60s so some of the stuff isn't up to date as far as historical scholarship goes. But if you want just a basic history of what it was like in the Middle Ages that's easy accessible it's not bad.
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>>4074384
are there no book on this or am i just stupid?
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>>4080291
Search Amazon and try the reviews
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>>4080228
Thanks man, cheers
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>>4069686

which one of these in pic related is a good introduction to Byzantine history in your guys' opinion
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>>4081829
Definitely Ostrogorsky's "History of the Byzantine State"
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>>4081829
Ostrogorsky and Treadgold are my two recommendations. Ostogorsky is certainly outdated though, since it was made in the 1940's and is subject to pan-slavic agendas. He's an excellent author though, but I would stick with Treadgold if you can.
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/r/ top books on religion
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>>4082425
reading his book on the reformation and it's very good. covers the subject exhaustively
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>>4082425
I've read this. Why does he say 3,000?
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>>4082467
Pretty sure it's because he covers some Greek/Roman/Jewish history as background.
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>>4078848
>>4078868
ancient egypt
https://pastebin.com/VzezWf3m

>>4078708
>>4072845
>>4072929
these lists have books on precolonial africa
https://pastebin.com/8v7pLRgD
https://pastebin.com/zmCTxRZF
https://pastebin.com/D2Ly4TzE
https://pastebin.com/ZPfJ1s7f
https://pastebin.com/6DZhutnR
https://pastebin.com/zgKcL0L7
https://pastebin.com/yEjWfD0m

>>4070544
what aspect about it? modern history or something?
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>>4080211
But then how do I pay for books?
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>>4083044
>Paying for books.
>In the era of EReaders and piracy.
LMAO
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>>4083205
Physical is the True Patrician format.

Stay mad, pleb.
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>>4083443
This, physical just feels more natural to read as well.
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>>4083457
>>4083443
T. Fell for the book marketers on /lit/ who shill books as more “natural” authentic and ither metaphysical/idealist nonsense
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>>4083044
>>4083205
>>4083443
>>4083457
>>4083565

I prefer buying history books because I want to slowly develop my own personal library that I can physically admire after I read them
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>>4083565
>never been on /lit/

Nice try, faggot. Stay mad.

>>4083582
Part of the reason I like physical too.
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>>4083582
I just can’t stand e-copies. I love the feel and smell of paper too much.
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>>4083044
Flea markets and book stores my dude, a lot of them are pretty cheap, even if they can be hit or miss. Other than that, you can always visiting local libraries throughout the year for whatever sales they have going on there. A local high school library near me, for example, was pruning their history section for old books nobody read (which was most of them) and just up and gave them to me for free.
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Anybody got any books on how to understand economics for the layman. Preferably a book that fairly shows supply side and demand side economics.
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>>4070405
Also here is a pic of my shelf. I couldn't fit everything in the pic.
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>>4069686

Best books on history of the American Civil War?
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How do you guys read books? Do you read a bit of a few each day, or do you focus all your attention on one?
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What are some books about love in antiquity?
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>>4085578
why are you reading that trash anon
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>>4085587

i work at a library and the information desk is next to the harlequin display so whens its not busy ill flip through them to see what american women are into these days
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>>4071900
This.
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>>4085598
how does this schlock get published jesus christ
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>>4085481

Try "Battle Cry of Freedom" by James McPherson
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>>4085497
one at a time is probably better imo but in practice i pick up another book if i get fatigued with a book and pick it up again eventually. this makes for a disorganized backlog and books i have to reread because i've put them on hold for so long
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>>4072877
>African Iron Age blacksmiths
holy shit lmfao how can they think they can get away with that!
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Any recommendations on the German Confederation and the Zollverein?

I just finished The Holy Roman Empire: A Thousand Years of Europe's History and want to continue the narrative
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>>4085497
One at a time. Sometimes if I'm near the end and start getting bored I might put it away. Especially if the end is just rapping up shit.
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>>4085578
I've read hotter shit on Literotica. And this shit gets published?
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>>4086188
>>4086218
Then
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>>4084849
>mfw I read "furies" as "furries" at first
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400+ pages into the first volume and I'm enjoying it immensely. What are your thoughts, lads?
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Is there a list of very high quality, readable and detailed/accurate history books?
Not really interested in any one period but I just have a general interest in history and don't know anything.
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>>4082633
>what aspect about it? modern history or something?

I mean, modern is okay but what I was hoping for is a starting point, so to speak. I guess one specific topic I am curious about is the spread of islam in the region, as I cannot imagine a bunch of traders being so successful at converting the locals.
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>>4069686
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>>4076024
The fact that nobody talks about this book is a prime example of the state /his/ is in. Another would be the bookshelf anon posted in another thread, full of (mostly) pop history. A bookshelf made of books taken out of charts posted here.
Not only do /his/torians read only what they see here but they don't seem to get the feel that it's time to drop pop his and actually start reading history books, or even try.
I don't think /his/ actually likes history.
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>>4070421
Another good one in a similar vein
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>>4088099
Doesnt the book your linking have a “pop history” type cover too.? Abd if youre referring to this anons shelf>>4084849 i havent read all of the books on there bit i can tell you that lot of these are considered respectable survey works and high quality and cannot be classified as pop history schlock like gun germs and steel. Flashy covers =/= pop history low brow
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>>4084279
Sowell's Basic Economics.
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>>4086236
Some of the best American history books ever
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>>4088099
>Ghost Wars
>Pop history
Fuck off, lad
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>>4084279
Mankiw's Principles of Macroeconomics
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>>4088099
Make a chart of what you consider pop history then to make your point.
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>>4088435
>mostly
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>>4088491
please prove that greater than 50% are pop history then.
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>>4069686

>his school was stoicism which most emperors followed

Not true. It was popular among the elite, but Aurelius is really the only Stoic Emperor. Many Emperors didn't seem terribly philisophical.

And if you're including Letters from a Stoic and Meditations, you need to include The Discourses of Epictetus by Flavius Arranius.
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>>4088438
Does it read easy or is it more of an economics textbook like you read see in an Econ class in college?
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>>4088268
see above
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>>4073685
This. Downright hilarious at times, then heart breaking.
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>>4086236
>tfw Shelby Foote isn't the narrator of the audiobook version.
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>>4088099
How can it be pop when no one reads history books from the get go?
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>>4085481
"how the south could have wone the civil war" by Bevin Alexander
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>>4091090
>>4085673

thanks
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Early or a general history of Japan?
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>>4092729

If you have the time and patience, Shelby Foote's series is also good. >>4086236
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>>4087074
Is there a better book? The Goodreads reviews aren't too favourable.
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>>4093818
I enjoyed it. It read pretty easily for me.
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I'm reading the first book in this chart right now, do I need to finish it before starting to read the next book on the list? I like to read multiple books at a time.
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Are there any good books on pre modern chinese history or do people just have no interest in it?
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>>4097888
whart period
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>>4097915
I guess shang to song? Or han to song idk that much about chinese history.
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>>4069686
irish history?
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White apologising or genuinely a good explaination?
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>>4069686
What is the BEST biography about Washington?
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>>4099431

there are several research lists on different Irish historical periods in the latter half of the OP's imgur
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Best overall history of the WW2 Eastern Front?
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>>4097929
https://pastebin.com/GuATVPtM
check in here
ctrl f han or other dynasties. it's not entirely complete though. alternatively see pics related
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>>4099734
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>>4099734
qin dynasty books in that link are all related to terracotta warriors as that seems to be what most english language stuff on them is about
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>>4069686
NO
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Just read Ancient Iraq. All I can say is: Strongly recommended! An amazing read.

Requesting good recommendations on following topics:
Empires, civilization in general, grand history, epic historical events, great personalities. etc
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How do I into korean history?
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Has anybody read the books by Ian Hughes? I liked his book on Belisarius, but the Aetius one was pretty dry and he filled the voids in history a bit too freely for me. How are the other ones?
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>>4069686
>http://madmonarchist.blogspot.com/p/books.htm
>http://madmonarchist.blogspot.com/search/label/thinker
A good website for those willing to read up on the superiority of Monarchies
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>>4099456
Good meme
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>>4100164
what period

>>4100156
>empires
see
https://pastebin.com/shiWkZLM
>civilization in general,
maybe this?
https://pastebin.com/s5CLsRLJ

>grand history, epic historical events, great personalities. etc
can't recommend anything personally though maybe i can find some books for particular wars or historical figures
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Any book/article recs about average commoner Turks in Anatolia?
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>try to read serious scholarly history book
>get bored and read sensationalist pop history instead

How do I stop this?
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pretty good
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>>4101986
Read academic stuff that's cited by a pop history work you like. It's easier to get into if you have context.
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>>4099490
Russia's War by Richard Overy
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How do I identify the difference between pop history and shit actually worth reading? Especially at a glance.

Apparently Rubicon by Holland is pop garbage, but I throughly enjoyed it.
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>>4103350
>"pop history" is a board purist buzzword, do not be misled by it.
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>>4103350
i wouldn't worry about labels too much. the best pop history can be informative and verge on professional history and "academic" history itself can be poorly written, incoherent and poorly organized. i say read what keeps your interest first and if you really want to delve into a subject there's always tons of academic secondary literature to flesh out a historical period if you dedicate time to reading about it. there is no right or wrong way to read history desu
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>>4103350
It’s just elitism.
>dude we have this common interest that’s rare
>but i can’t be equal to anyone in interest so everyone who likes X isn’t as good as me
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>>4103350

>author is a real historian with a specialty in the book's topic
>real sources are cited and extensively referenced
>acclaim from respected historians (ignore acclaim from fiction writers and generic critics)

In most cases the first one can be forgiven if the other two apply.

Also attention grabbing titles like, "The truth behind X" or "What your history teacher doesn't want you to know about X" or "The Liberal's/Conservative's Guide to X" is a sure sign the book you're reading is bullshit. This should go without saying but too many self proclaimed history buffs fall for shit like this too easily.
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>>4103965
>In most cases the first one can be forgiven if the other two apply.

I mean, if the first one doesn't apply then the writer can be forgiven not being a professional historian if the other two points apply. There are plenty of history books that are well researched and are respected by other historians.
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>>4100156
Here.
Looking for PERSONAL recomendations.
Share what you liked.

>>4101555
Yes please share your recommendations.
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>>4105759
don't have any personal recs i can think up at the moment unfortunately. african kaiser was pretty cool
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>>4072846
Just read this if you want a nice fun little read about Romans. I absolutely loved every second of this book.
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>>4069686
Best book on the Yugoslav Wars?
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>>4100156
So do the Iraqis trace their cultural heritage more to the Sumerians or more from Arabia?
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Any book lists for Roman Britain in particular?
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>>4106346
https://pastebin.com/YP026NDc
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>>4106384
>https://pastebin.com/YP026NDc

wow my man
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>>4106391
it's from first OP link

>>4106180
if nobody else replies try these
https://pastebin.com/xaQQhAd7
https://pastebin.com/KwPYgbQx
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>>4106114

Thanks, I'll take a look at it.
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My only problem with these threads is the knowledge within them rarely if ever seems to escape it. Makes things feel kinda pointless when there is almost no discussion of these works outside this thread.
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>>4107084
True. I think best we can do is motivate people to read about the most common discussions on the board on for example tudors, caesar ancient egypt.
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>>4106889
I strongly recommend it. I read it casually every night and its still by my bedside. It's a nice little narrative about wandering around Rome during Trajans reign. It has beautiful descriptions of monuments and sites of Rome at their zenith and has a lot of insight about daily life, what they ate, How they counted all sorts of tidbits. Easily the best casual history book I own.
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>>4069686
any /his/ language books?

I've read that lingva latina is a good place to start.
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>>4077732
Recommend books about prehistory please
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>>4099488
Thank you
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Looking for recommendations on books about Alfred the Great
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>>4108825
books in here
https://pastebin.com/BcS8G5U2
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ROMAN CONTROLLED SYRACUSE DURING THE LATE REPUBLIC

What should I read to know more about it?
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>>4073043
>>4080181
I have that book too and it's a good read desu
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A lot of people seem to think that the only history books worth reading also have to be as dry as a bag of sand
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>>4071863
letters from a stoic and meditations on the off chance you haven't read them already
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>>4109794
Thanks m80
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>>4110042
Never read pic related. It's accurate but drier than granny's pussy.
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>>4109861
I should add that I have already checked all the links in the OP and the only mention of Sicily is a study on farming. Syracuse itself during this period is not mentioned in the any of the links.
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>>4069686
All those books uploaded to Mega.
Does anyone have a torrent?
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>>4110912

Same with this book. Incredibly informative, but incredibly dry.
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>>4109861
Burnett, A. M., and Michael H. Crawford, eds. 1987. The coinage of the Roman world in the late Republic. Oxford: Osney Mead.
>Essays by specialists in various regions of the Roman empire in the Republic from Spain and Sicily to Egypt and Africa, surveying the role of coinage as an index of Roman influence and intervention in each area.
maybe this?

Janelli, Lorena, and Fausto Longo. 2004. The Greeks in Sicily. Photographs by Mark Smith. Venice: Arsenale Editrice.
>A lavishly illustrated book with full-page color photos, equally suited to graduate students and the general reader.
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anyone know a good/definitive book on the Spanish colonization of the Phillipines?
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How accurate is this? Is there one that might be more accurate, cause I know it gets a little apologetic at times.
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Best book on the Boer War?
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On the first volume here. It's very good.
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>>4114376
https://pastebin.com/6dbqKDu4

>>4112991
https://pastebin.com/uxSFu9KX
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/r/ MUST reads on Christianity or just religion in general.

Too many to choose from, so I need good recommendations. Thank you.
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>>4115674
up
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good thread. Bump
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>>4106114
Looks interesting!
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>>4114680
Maybe someday.

As someone with roots in the New York, I loved The Power Broker
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>>4117238
It is very good and very detailed.
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Someone help, I am looking for a book that contains ALL of the Dead Sea Scrolls and everything I’m finding contains only some or most of them. Preferably with [context based inferences] rather than [...] where the scroll is damaged and also footnotes and commentary.
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>>4117452
That was Iran in the 70s wasn't it?
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>>4117620
Correct, and this is Afghanistan around the same time.
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>>4117654
>Afghanistan
How did things go so wrong?
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>>4117657
La creatura..
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>>4117657
The Soviets invaded, and the primary force that engaged them were religious fundamentalists bolstered by foreign religious fundamentalists (see Osama Bin Laden). Then, after the Soviet-backed regime fell, there was a 4-year civil war that resulted in the Taliban that we all know and love.
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>>4117657
>>4117702
Also Pakistan's ISI.

Zahir Shah might've been able to put things back together had he returned to power in the 90's, but Pakistan got in the way.
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recommend me some books about
>holy
>roman
>empire
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>>4118504

See>>4074195
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>>4118504
>>4118552
But read the chronology first
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>>4118554
>But read the chronology first
What do you mean?
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>>4118552
i'm following your recommendation
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>>4118594
There's a chronology in the back of the book, at least the edition I got. If you read that first and get familiar with everything, it makes the book a lot easier to understand.
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>>4117452
>>4117654
Fucking hell that's depressing
>tfw the same thing can and most likely will also happen here
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>>4088099
>>4091039
>>4088479
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Can someone recommend me stuff on plagues, specially the Black Death?
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>>4121016
Black Death and Plague: The Disease and Medical Thought
https://pastebin.com/LNG2MS5x
Plague and its Consequences
https://pastebin.com/0TENticT
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>>4122512
That's perfect, thanks!
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Best book for the Seven Years War?
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>>4076437
Enter Big History

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
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bump
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>>4124151
seven years war
https://pastebin.com/xQTBHfdY
seven years war in north america
https://pastebin.com/UPW4Ee96
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>>4081829
I like John Julius Norwich but I only read his three volume work of which the "Short History" is a condensed version of.
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>>4115674
If you are interested in history.
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>>4117452
anybody?
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So a big talking point to explain differences in achievement gaps for black people is past inequalities. Can someone please explain to me how shit like Jim Crow and slavery still effect people today? How does shit like that effect a black kid born in 1990 to middle class parents? How did slavery and Jim Crow effect Sasha and Malia Obama?
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>>4130579
Fuck me this was supposed to be a new thread.
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>>4130541
how about Géza Vermès' An Introduction to the Complete Dead Sea Scrolls?
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>>4130579
>>4130582
Holy shit Anon. [spoiler]Nice girls though.[/spoiler]
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>>4130579
part of me really wants to betray the white race and just find a black gf desu senpai
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>>4130579

this reminds me, what are some good books on Ethiopian history?
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>>4131867
This has some in it
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A must read for anyone who like the history of the Space Age

His "Technocracy" frame of reference is pretty spot on to explain a lot of developments during the 1940-1975 period
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>>4131903
I'm fucking retarded, book is

>..The Heavens and The Earth: A Political History of the Space Age by Walter McDougall
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recommendations on Russian imperial history? I have to choose something to focus my independent work on this semester, but I don't have any strong interests within the time period (but it's my advisors focus, so it's what I have to do)
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>>4130579
>differences in race and intelligence
Read pic related. Anything other than that and it's almost gaurenteed to be written by some "WE WUZ KANGZ" tier shitlib or negro.

Anything beyond that is /pol/ territory, so continue at risk to your own mental health.
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>>4131905
It would be cool if someone could put together an infograph for books on the space race.
I remember reading pic related some years ago and really liking it, but other than that my knowledge of the subject is pretty limited.
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>>4131983
I worked on the field durong my masters, I could create one sometime

Roger Launius, Stephen Dick, and John Logsdon are pretty good starting points (any of their work)
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>>4130579
Middle left is attractive, the others far less so.
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Just finished Barry Cunliffe's On the Ocean. I highly recommend it for anybody interested in Maritime history.
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>>4134572
What does it cover
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>>4135017
Maritime history
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>>4135017
Maritime history from about 9,000 bc to 1500 ad in the Mediterranean and Atlantic europe. Broad, but very well done.
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>>4131908
I've seen people recommend Montefiore's Romanovs in these threads quite a lot.
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>>4076797
Seconding this, it's really the only academic English-language Quran. Even so, the notes are 99% about medieval commentaries. Another good annotated Quran is the Norton Critical Edition, but it uses the very old Pickthall translation which has strong Ahmadiyya influence. A less outdated one with good notes is the Muhammad Asad translation, but it's out of print and second hand copies are expensive.

There is textual and historical-critical study of the Quran but it's miles behind texts like the Bible or Plato. There isn't even a critical text of it, which is ridiculous.
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>>4131908
The expansion of Russia in East Asia, 1857-1860 by Quested and the Tsarist economy 1850-1917 by Gatrell are good ones
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>>4135995

>>4135995

>>4135995

new thread
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>>4135998
but we haven't hit the bump limit
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>>4135998
>190 posts early

get out pleb.
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>>4136027
>>4136031

now we did




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