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The History of Ireland in 250 Episodes by Jonathan Bardon
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Conquerors: How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire by Roger Crowley
Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1947 by Christopher Clark
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The Northern Crusades by Eric Christiansen
The Horse, the Wheel, and Language by David Anthony
Imperial Spain 1469-1716 by JH Elliot
The Great Siege: Malta 1565 by Ernle Bradford
Poland: A History by Adam Zamoyski
Hello. Can anyone recommend to me a book or series of books on the general history of Europe?
Yeah I feared so
I just don’t know where to begin. I think I heard Vox Day mention a series on one of his live streams?
Sounded very good from what I remember but probably very long and expensive
I suppose after the fall of Rome would do
And Western Europe more so than Eastern Europe
This isn't exactly what you're looking for, but it's definitely worth a read.
Looks very interesting, thanks
This is incredibly short, but hilarious. A mix of history/philosophy.
Cataclysm 90 BC: The Forgotten War That Almost Destroyed Rome by Philip Matyszak
@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.
Especially if you're interested in Crusades
Yeah, that sounds like something I would be interested in
After thinking it over for a while, though, I’d like some help finding books on the history of individual European nations/peoples
I have a book on the history of Spain
I’d like to get some on the history of the British isles and France, for example
This is a great primer on the ideological and political forces that shaped modern France.
The French Revolution https://www.amazon.com/dp/1948231026/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_hQ2AAbDVZFHZY
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
Excellent, thank you
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:
@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?
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
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
This is the first part of a set which is a sweeping overview of Western development. Also slightly biased.
This is the second book in a series that's older and more detailed. Not a long read if you commit.
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.
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.
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Samantha has a library in her home. #LifeGoals
Also! Forgot! This is a wonderful overview of the people, places, and ideas that have shaped the Western cultural landscape.
This one is great too, in terms of familiarizing oneself with differences in regional culture.
If anyone is interested, some of these books are out for loan, so feel free to message if you want one to borrow. @everyone
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You're a treasure, Samantha
Thanks :) Just my job, lol.
Treasure : a quantity of precious metals, gems, or other valuable objects. Sounds like you're objecifying wamen
Comparing a female to a pile of shekels...
I raspact wamen, i swear
Oi Vey. Sounds serious
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The Great Betrayal: The Memoirs of Ian Douglas Smith
When A Crocodile Eats The Sun by Peter Godwin (recommend by @John O -)
Both books are about Rhodesia
I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good book on their Spanish heritage. 🇪🇸
@SamanthaM I think you should be our resident librarian :). Do you have a good suggestion for a book on Franco or the Falange? Thanks.
@Zyzz Lol, glad you asked. Just picked this up on Amazon. 100% recommend. There's another good one that I'll post later.
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
For those interested in a cultural history of Europe, I recommend From Dawn to Decadence by Jacques Barzun. Here is an excerpt.
Definitive text on Hungarian Revolution. Woke on jq.
Don't know if any good yet,just got,so so
@everyone does anyone have a good book rec on Weimar Germany?
by Christopher Clark
She’s got a book for literally everything
@celticflame Thanks. Btw, awesome white pill you pointed out in general!
Someone give her the 'IE Librarian' title
Not our guy but he doesn’t shy away from mentioning all the chosen people and their role in the Soviet Union.
Great book on the Jewish Communist subversion and infiltration of the Catholic Church.
@nils One of the most fantastic books on the decline of Church power! Highly recommend.
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
anyone have any books to recommend about the Byzantine empire?
@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
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?
@Travis - IN It’s not true. Modern greeks have more north euro ancestry today because of slav invasions in the 7th and 8th centuries
The author of the piece is an interesting guy - was involved in the British far right for a while
Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914 - 1921 by Laura Engelstein
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
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
Got the landmark Caesar campaigns for 29.99 originally a 65$ collection
Gonna probably collect the other landmark series
Been really into the folio society books lately as well
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
I’ll help if I can
The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas that Have Shaped Our World View by Richard Tarnas
*[Recommended by Patrick Casey]*
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.
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.
@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
Endurance by Alfred Lansing
Into Africa by Martin Dugard
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