#european_history (Discord ID: 393249682362728458) in Literature Club, page 1

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CarletonJ 2017-12-22 02:58:29

The History of Ireland in 250 Episodes by Jonathan Bardon


CarletonJ 2017-12-23 02:18:06

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli


CarletonJ 2017-12-23 02:44:09

Over the Edge of the World by Laurence Bergreen


Nemets 2017-12-28 06:07:53

Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire by Roger Crowley


Nemets 2017-12-28 06:18:04

Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 by Christopher Clark


Nemets 2017-12-28 06:20:47

1848: Year of Revolution by Mike Rapport


Nemets 2018-01-05 04:01:47

The Northern Crusades by Eric Christiansen


Nemets 2018-01-05 04:02:33

The Horse, the Wheel, and Language by David Anthony


Nemets 2018-01-05 04:03:17

Imperial Spain 1469-1716 by JH Elliot


Nemets 2018-01-05 04:04:26

The Great Siege: Malta 1565 by Ernle Bradford


Nemets 2018-01-05 04:08:16

Poland: A History by Adam Zamoyski


HernanCortes 2018-01-19 00:48:50

Hello. Can anyone recommend to me a book or series of books on the general history of Europe?

Tron 2018-01-19 02:48:06

@HernanCortes That’d be a fat ass series my dude

HernanCortes 2018-01-19 03:29:01

Yeah I feared so

HernanCortes 2018-01-19 03:29:36

I just don’t know where to begin. I think I heard Vox Day mention a series on one of his live streams?

HernanCortes 2018-01-19 03:30:03

Sounded very good from what I remember but probably very long and expensive

SamanthaM 2018-01-19 03:30:47

@HernanCortes Is there a particular region or period of interest?

HernanCortes 2018-01-19 03:31:13

I suppose after the fall of Rome would do

HernanCortes 2018-01-19 03:31:36

And Western Europe more so than Eastern Europe

SamanthaM 2018-01-19 03:37:13

This isn't exactly what you're looking for, but it's definitely worth a read.


HernanCortes 2018-01-19 03:37:43

Looks very interesting, thanks

SamanthaM 2018-01-19 03:40:02

This is incredibly short, but hilarious. A mix of history/philosophy.


Nemets 2018-01-20 02:33:23

Cataclysm 90 BC: The Forgotten War That Almost Destroyed Rome by Philip Matyszak


StrawberryArmada 2018-01-26 04:08:26

@HernanCortes If you're interested in reading primary sources I could gather a few works in the western canon for you to read. They are probably on PDF. Most contemporaneous accounts from medieval and early modern aren't too long either.

StrawberryArmada 2018-01-26 04:08:58

Especially if you're interested in Crusades

HernanCortes 2018-01-26 17:38:11

Yeah, that sounds like something I would be interested in

HernanCortes 2018-01-26 17:38:39

After thinking it over for a while, though, I’d like some help finding books on the history of individual European nations/peoples

HernanCortes 2018-01-26 17:38:46

I have a book on the history of Spain

HernanCortes 2018-01-26 17:38:59

I’d like to get some on the history of the British isles and France, for example

SamanthaM 2018-01-26 17:52:27


This is a great primer on the ideological and political forces that shaped modern France.

SamanthaM 2018-01-26 17:56:38


A history of the Franks

A History of the Franks (Penguin Classics) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0140442952/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_jU2AAb1NPWS6P

HernanCortes 2018-01-26 18:15:38

Excellent, thank you

SamanthaM 2018-02-07 00:55:44


Aldo 2018-02-07 03:37:40

I haven't read this yet, but came across and figured some might like to have it, supposedly the missing chapters of 200 Years Together:


Zyzz 2018-02-18 00:18:45

@SamanthaM i am interested in a book on European history. I want something that is very broad based and general. A book that covers many major topics and events from a very high level. Basically i am looking for a book that is a mile wide and an inch deep so to speak. Do you have any in mind?

SamanthaM 2018-02-18 00:19:26

@Zyzz Hmm. Lemme look through the collection.

Karl 2018-02-18 00:24:46


Karl 2018-02-18 00:25:19

This was one of the first European history books I read. It’s pretty broad, and although there’s some slant, it’s not bad for the most part

SamanthaM 2018-02-18 00:27:04

@Karl Definitely a great recommendation.

Zyzz 2018-02-18 00:28:02

Thanks @Karl

SamanthaM 2018-02-18 00:42:12

@Zyzz Ok, so I would definitely start with the book @Karl recommended. Great primer.

Karl 2018-02-18 00:43:24

I'm also kind of slow with reading history, so what I really liked about this book is that it's divided into six parts, each corresponding to an important era in the development of European identity

SamanthaM 2018-02-18 00:43:29

This is the first part of a set which is a sweeping overview of Western development. Also slightly biased.


SamanthaM 2018-02-18 00:44:13

This is the second book in a series that's older and more detailed. Not a long read if you commit.


SamanthaM 2018-02-18 00:45:58

If you have the money, I would consider picking up a set of history books by Will and Ariel Durant. Biased (easy to clear through) but incredibly holistic. The only part that's completely inaccurate is in relation to the French Revolution.


SamanthaM 2018-02-18 00:48:40

Lastly, this might be almost unfindable, but it's a four part series on the history of the world (really just the West). Written in 1890. Mildly anti-Catholic, so be warned. Absolutely fantastic in depth.

SamanthaM 2018-02-18 00:49:05

Sorry, this is the pic


Zyzz 2018-02-18 00:49:36

Thank you @SamanthaM

CarletonJ 2018-02-18 00:50:20

Samantha has a library in her home. #LifeGoals

SamanthaM 2018-02-18 00:51:58

Also! Forgot! This is a wonderful overview of the people, places, and ideas that have shaped the Western cultural landscape.


SamanthaM 2018-02-18 00:53:05

This one is great too, in terms of familiarizing oneself with differences in regional culture.


SamanthaM 2018-02-18 00:55:21

If anyone is interested, some of these books are out for loan, so feel free to message if you want one to borrow. @everyone

CarletonJ 2018-02-18 00:56:00

You're a legend

John O - 2018-02-18 00:58:09

You're an honorary non-woman

SamanthaM 2018-02-18 00:59:18

@John O - Thank you?

John O - 2018-02-18 00:59:42

Kek, 😘

John O - 2018-02-18 01:01:02

You're a treasure, Samantha

SamanthaM 2018-02-18 01:03:31

Thanks :) Just my job, lol.

Sean 2018-02-18 01:04:29

Treasure : a quantity of precious metals, gems, or other valuable objects. Sounds like you're objecifying wamen

John O - 2018-02-18 01:04:40

oh no

Sean 2018-02-18 01:05:05

Comparing a female to a pile of shekels...

John O - 2018-02-18 01:05:13

I raspact wamen, i swear

SamanthaM 2018-02-18 01:05:54

Oi Vey. Sounds serious

Sean 2018-02-18 01:06:05

Cannot verify. As white knight task force member 003 I cannot allow this behavior to be tolerated

CarletonJ 2018-02-18 02:16:57

The Great Betrayal: The Memoirs of Ian Douglas Smith


CarletonJ 2018-02-18 02:18:53

When A Crocodile Eats The Sun by Peter Godwin (recommend by @John O -)


CarletonJ 2018-02-18 02:19:00

Both books are about Rhodesia

SamanthaM 2018-02-19 21:42:47

I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good book on their Spanish heritage. 🇪🇸


Zyzz 2018-02-19 22:21:17

@SamanthaM I think you should be our resident librarian :). Do you have a good suggestion for a book on Franco or the Falange? Thanks.

SamanthaM 2018-02-19 22:24:12

@Zyzz Lol, glad you asked. Just picked this up on Amazon. 100% recommend. There's another good one that I'll post later.


SamanthaM 2018-02-19 22:30:26

Also, anything by Antonio Primo de Rivera is absolutely essential!

Selected Writings (Roots of the Right) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0224007556/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_H90IAb0J1G6RX

D_R_K_V 2018-02-21 07:03:39

For those interested in a cultural history of Europe, I recommend From Dawn to Decadence by Jacques Barzun. Here is an excerpt.

SamanthaM 2018-02-24 06:21:20
SamanthaM 2018-02-28 02:02:36

Definitive text on Hungarian Revolution. Woke on jq.


celticflame 2018-03-01 06:53:56

Don't know if any good yet,just got,so so


Zyzz 2018-04-01 02:22:46

@everyone does anyone have a good book rec on Weimar Germany?

Nemets 2018-04-01 02:49:19

@Zyzz Iron Kingdom has a chapter on the Weimar period

Nemets 2018-04-01 02:49:53

by Christopher Clark

SamanthaM 2018-04-01 03:05:51


Zyzz 2018-04-01 03:21:12

@Nemets and @SamanthaM thank you

Chillbro Swaggins-CA 2018-04-01 03:25:03

She’s got a book for literally everything

SamanthaM 2018-04-01 03:27:43

@Chillbro Swaggins-CA Lol, huge gap on a lotta subjects.

celticflame 2018-04-01 03:28:54

@SamanthaMHolds the tital for Queen of books! Lol ⚔📯👸

SamanthaM 2018-04-01 03:34:25

@celticflame Thanks. Btw, awesome white pill you pointed out in general!

Zyzz 2018-04-01 03:35:10

Someone give her the 'IE Librarian' title

celticflame 2018-04-01 04:05:09

@SamanthaMyour welcome hon😉❤

evan- florida 2018-04-01 16:24:40

Not our guy but he doesn’t shy away from mentioning all the chosen people and their role in the Soviet Union.


nils 2018-04-01 18:12:17


nils 2018-04-01 18:12:48

Great book on the Jewish Communist subversion and infiltration of the Catholic Church.

SamanthaM 2018-04-01 19:07:50

@nils One of the most fantastic books on the decline of Church power! Highly recommend.

Tron 2018-04-18 03:52:38

Just throwing this out there, I’m a grad student of “modern” European history, so if any of y’all are ever curious about anything (especially regarding the prototypes to our movement and inspiring ideological, political and philosophical figures) just give me a shout. If I know the topic you’re curious about I’ll eventually get back to you. I love discussing the stuff so it’s no obligation to me

Gaius Mucius Scaevola 2018-05-01 04:17:57

anyone have any books to recommend about the Byzantine empire?

Nemets 2018-05-02 17:40:28

@Gaius Mucius Scaevola Lost to the West by Lars Brownworth if you want a good survey, or The Byzantine Empire by Charles Oman if you like Victorian histories

Travis - IN 2018-05-17 05:39:21

I've heard it claimed often in Identitarian/alt-right circles that the ancient Greeks and Romans were much closer in appearence to modern north/north-west Europeans than the people who live in those countries today due to miscegination over time. Does anyone know what evidence there is for this claim?

Nemets 2018-05-17 16:27:27

@Travis - IN It’s not true. Modern greeks have more north euro ancestry today because of slav invasions in the 7th and 8th centuries

Nemets 2018-05-29 04:55:58

The author of the piece is an interesting guy - was involved in the British far right for a while

Nemets 2018-06-16 01:34:10

Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914 - 1921 by Laura Engelstein


Nemets 2018-06-16 01:38:15

Author does a good job of covering the usually ignored uprisings of non Slavs in the periphery of the old Empire, but ignores Idel-Ural completely and has some minor errors

Nemets 2018-06-16 01:53:49

some minor factual errors. Mazepa defected to the Swedes, not the Poles. Also the reactionaries weren't completely delusional in attributed Grand Duke Sergey's assassination to the Jews - the author leaves out Dora Brilliant's role in the bombing

Kingfish 2018-08-09 20:22:10


Kingfish 2018-08-09 20:22:35

Newest pickup

Kingfish 2018-08-09 20:22:58

Got the landmark Caesar campaigns for 29.99 originally a 65$ collection

Kingfish 2018-08-09 20:23:10

Gonna probably collect the other landmark series

Kingfish 2018-08-09 20:23:19

Been really into the folio society books lately as well

Nemets 2018-08-10 03:27:26

@Kingfish landmark Thucydides is good

Tron 2018-10-26 02:46:20

If anybody is interested, I’ve been reading a lot of German/Austrian intellectual history from 1750-1970 the past few months.
If that interests anybody, just ask me for suggestions

Tron 2018-10-26 02:46:30

I’ll help if I can

CarletonJ 2018-10-31 04:47:19

The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View by Richard Tarnas
*[Recommended by Patrick Casey]*


Tron 2018-12-22 17:40:49

Weimar Culture by Peter Gay is a great an easy path to understanding why and how such a huge backlash against liberal democracy took place in Germany. Peter Gay is an obvious sympathizer to Weimar culture, and often you find him asking: “How could people turn against such a rich and progressive society?” He gives histories of the Expressionst art school which totally perverted Romantic art. He also describes the (((Psychoanalytic Institute))) and many of its (((contemporaries))) who wanted a “deeper understanding of the human condition”. This book provides great examples of how the hollowness of Weimar “culture” failed to resonate with young intelligent Germans and how the moral bankruptcy of the new (((intelligentsia))) horrified so many normal Germans and enabled counter revolutionary movements to succeed.

Tron 2019-01-03 19:28:15


Tron 2019-01-03 19:31:03

This book is a nice short and concise history of the reign of Peter the Great. Sumner demonstrates how Peter Romanov converted, against most of his people’s will, Russia from a strange and archaic kingdom into a much more westernized empire.

Tron 2019-01-03 19:31:51

@Mick This isn’t the comprehensive book I was talking about but I ran across it and thought it might be a good addition to your bundle

CarletonJ 2019-01-15 21:12:21

Endurance by Alfred Lansing


CarletonJ 2019-01-15 21:13:59

Into Africa by Martin Dugard


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