Resources - World History

Thucydides, Austrian Parliament, Vienna/Flickr image

Thucydides, Austrian Parliament, Vienna/Flickr image


World History

Arnold J. Toynbee

Carroll Quigley, The World Since 1939 A History (New York: Collier, 1968)



Ancient History

Ancient Greece

P. N. Ure, The Origin of Tyranny (Cambridge UK: Cambridge UP, 1923)

Raphael Sealey, A History of the Greek City States 700-338 B.C. (Berkeley: University of California, 1976)

Max Radin, The Jews Among the Greeks and Romans (Philadelphia: Jewish Publications Society of America, 1915)

Ernest Barker, ed. trans.,The Politics of Aristotle (London: Clarendon, 1946)

Terry L. Papillon, Isocrates II (Austin: U of T Press, 2004). 

Ancient Rome

Michael Grant, The Etruscans (New York: Scribner's, 1980)

Michael Grant, The World of Rome (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1960)

Michael Grant, The History of Rome (New York: Scribner's, 1978)

E. T. Salmon, Samnium and the Samnites (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1967) 

Michael Grant, The Jews in the Roman World (New York: Scribner's, 1973)

Roman Republic

Harriet I. Flower, Roman Republics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010)

Imperial Rome

A. H. M. Jones, Augustus (New York: Norton, 1970)

Paul Zanker, The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1990)

Graham Webster, Rome Against Caractacus The Roman Campaigns in Britain AD 48-58 (New York: Barnes and Noble, 1982)

Miriam T. Griffin, Nero The End of A Dynasty (New Haven: Yale, 1984)

Michael Grant, The Twelve Caesars (New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975)

William Stearns Davis, The Influence of Wealth in Imperial Rome (New York:     Macmillan, 1910)


Charles Diehl, Byzantium Greatness and Decline, trans.Naomi Walford (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers, 1957)

A. A. Vasiliev, History of the Byzantine Empire, 2 vols. (Madison: U of Wiscosin, 1984) 

Jonathan Phillips, The Fourth Crusade (New York: Viking, 2004)


Western Civilization

Medieval Europe

C. W. Previte-Orton, The Shorter Cambridge Medieval History, 2 vols. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1952)

Roger Collins, Early Medieval Europe 300-1000 (New York: St. Martin's, 1991)

Neil B. McLynn, Ambrose of Milan Church and Court in a Christian Capital (Berkeley: University of California, 1994)

Geoffrey Barraclough, The Medieval Papacy (New York: Norton, 1968)

James C. Russell, The Germanization of Early Medieval Christianity (London: Oxford UP, 1994) 

Dino Bigongiari, ed., The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas (New York: Free Press, 1997)


De Lamar Jensen, Renaissance Europe (Lexington MA: D.C. Heath, 1981)

Jacob Burckhardt, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, 2 vols. (Harper, 1975)

Paul Oskar Kristeller, Renaissance Thought The Classic, Scholastic, and Humanist Strains (New York: Harper, 1961)

Ernst Cassirer, etal. eds., The Renaissance Philosophy of Man (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1948)


Myron. P. Gilmore, The World of Humanism 1453-1517 (New York: Harper, 1952)

Erasmus, The Education of a Christian Prince ed. Lisa Jardine (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997)

Reformation and Counter Reformation

A. G. Dickens, Reformation and Society (London: Thames and Hudson, 1966)

A. G. Dickens, The Counter Reformation (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1969)

16th Century

A. H. Johnson, Europe in the Sixteenth Century 1494-1598 (London: Rivington's, 1925)

J. W. Allen, A History of Political Thought in the Sixteenth Century (London: Metheun, 1928)





Oswald Spengler, trans. C. F. Atkinson The Decline of the West (New York: Knopf, 1927)


Music in the West

Gustave Reese, Music in the Middle Ages (New York: Norton, 1940)

Gustave Reese, Music in the Renaissance, Rev. Ed. (New York: Norton,1959)

Ernest Ansermet, Les Fondements de la Musique dans la Conscience Humaine (Neuchatel: Baconniere, 1961)


Economic History

The Money Power

Paul  H. Emden, Money Powers of Europe (London: Sampson Low, n.d.)

Chaim Bermant, The Cousinhood (New York: Macmillan, 1971)

Walter Bagehot, Lombard Street A Descritpion of the Money Market (New York: Scribners, 1883)

Charles A Lindbergh, Banking and Currency and the Money Trust (reprint, Hawthorne, CA: Omni Publications, 1971) 

Egon Caesar Corti, Count, The Rise of the House of Rothschild (1928)

Egon Caesar Corti, The Reign of the House of Rothschild (1928)

John Reeves, The Rothschilds Financial Rulers of Nations (London: Sampson Low, 1887) Authorized biography.

John K. Winkler, Morgan the Magnificent (Garden City NY: Garden City Publishing, 1930)

Christian Critique

Amintore Fanfani, Catholiciam Protestantism and Capitalism (Notre Dame: Notre Dame University Press, 1984)

Paul Misner, Social Catholicism in Europe (New York: Crossroad, 1991)

American System

Henry Charles Carey, Principles of Social Science v. 3 (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1865)

Henry Charles Carey, Principles of Social Science v. 1 (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1888)

Henry Charles Carey, Principles of Social Science, v. 2 (Philadelphia, Lippincott,)


Big Oil

John M. Blair, The Control of Oil (New York: Pantheon, 1976). 

Leonard M. Fanning, Foreign Oil and the Free World (New York: MacGraw-Hill, 1954)

D. Thomas Curtin, Men, Oil and War (Chicago: Petroleum Industry Committee, 1946) WWII mobilization.

William Engdahl, A Century of War. Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order (London: Pluto, 2004)

Pierre l'Espagnol de la Tramerye, C.L. Leese trans. The World Struggle for Oil (New York; Knopf, 1924)

Frank C. Hanighen, The Secret War (New York: John Day, 1934)

Ludwell Denny, We Fight For Oil (New York: Knopf, 1928)

Robert Henriques, Marcus Samuel...Founder of Shell transport...(London: Barrie and Rockliff, 1960)

Glyn Roberts, The most powerful man in the world (New York: Covici-Friede, 1938). Sir Henri Deterding of Royal Dutch Shell.


The Middle East

Philip K. Hitti, History of the Arabs (New York: St. Martins, 1967)

George E. Kirk, A Short History of the Middle East from the Rise of Islam to Modern Times 4th ed. (New York: Praeger, 1955)



Philip K. Hitti, History of Syria (New York: Macmillan, 1951)

A. K. Hourani, Syria and Lebanon (New York: Oxford UP, 1946)


P. K. Hitti, Lebanon in History, 3rd. ed. (New York: St. Martin's, 1967)



Ilan Pappe, A History of Modern Palestine, 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2006)

Samih K. Farsoun with Christina E. Zacharia, Palestine and the Palestinians (Boulder: Westview Press, 1997)

Naseer Aruri ed.,  Palestinian Refugees The Right of Return (London: Pluto Press, 2001) 

Edward W. Said and Christopher Hitchens eds., Blaming The Victims (London: Verso, 1988)

Leila S. Kadi, Arab Summit Conferences and the Palestine Problem (1936-1950) (1964-1966) (Beirut: Palestine Liberation Organization, 1966)

Helena Cobban, The Palestine Liberation Organization (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1984)