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All course material can be found in the Learning Pathways. We endeavor to provide the highest quality course material available. However copyright restrictions mean we can only include material that is open access, that is, freely available on the internet. You may also like to consult additional resources to build your knowledge further, and ensure you are familiar with recent developments in our understanding of history. General texts on World History in this period are likely to be useful and can often be obtained from your local library. Here are some good suggestions:


Cameron, Euan, Early Modern Europe: An Oxford History Oxford: OUP, 1999.

Goldstone, Jack, Revolutions : A Very Short Introduction, New York: OUP, 2014. (selected chapters)

Kümin, Beat, The European World 1500-1800: An Introduction to Early Modern History, London: Routledge, 2013.

Palmer, R., Colton, Joel and Kramer, Lloyd, A History of the Modern World: to 1815, Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002.

Palmer, R. and Colton, Joel, A History of the Modern World, New York: Knopf, 2007.

Roberts, J. and Westad, O., The History of the World, Oxford: OUP, 2013. (selected chapters)

Wiesner-Hanks, Merry, Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789, Cambridge: CUP, 2013.