Undergraduate collections and resources

Set text lists and reading lists are available on the History Faculty area in Weblearn.

eSet texts and eReadings are available on the Bodleian History Faculty Library area in Weblearn.  Please note that not all Set Texts are digitised. You will only find a selection of material which can be legally scanned.

Weblearn can only be accessed by members of the University of Oxford with a valid Single Sign-On.

 

Prelims: Paper IV

Historiography: Tacitus to Weber
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Foreign Texts: Trotsky
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General History

Eurasian Empires, 1450-1800
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Optional subjects

Theories of the State (Aristotle, Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx)
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The Age of Bede c.660-c.740
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Early Gothic France c.1100-c.1150
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Conquest and Frontiers: England and the Celtic Peoples 1150-1220
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English Chivalry and the French War c.1330-1400
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Crime and Punishment in England, c.1280-c.1450
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Nature and Art in the Renaissance
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Witch-craft and witch-hunting in early modern Europe
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Making England Protestant, 1558-1642
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Nobility and Gentry in England 1560-1660 (discontinued)

Conquest and Colonization: Spain and America in the Sixteenth Century
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Revolution and Empire in France 1789-1815
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Women, Gender and the Nation: Britain, 1789-1825
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The Romance of the People: The Folk Revival from 1760 to 1914
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The American Empire 1823-1904
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The Rise and Crises of European Socialisms: 1881 1921
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Radicalism in Britain 1965-1975
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The World of Homer and Hesiod, as specified for Preliminary Examination in Ancient and Modern History
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Augustan Rome, as specified for Preliminary Examination in Ancient and Modern History
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Industrialization in Britain and France 1750-1870 (as specified for Preliminary Examination in History and Economics: available only to candidates in this school)
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Further subjects

Anglo-Saxon Archaeology of the Early Christian Period, c. 600–750
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The Near East in the Age of Justinian and Muhammad, 527–c. 700
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Carolingian Renaissance
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Viking Age: War and Peace c.750-1100
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The Crusades
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Culture and Society in Early Renaissance Italy, 1290–1348
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Flanders and Italy in the Quattrocento, 1420–1480 (suspended 2012-13)
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The Wars of the Roses, 1450-1500
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Women, Gender and Print Culture in Reformation England, c.1530-1640
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Literature and Politics in Early Modern England
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Representing the City, 1558-1640
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English Society in the Seventeenth Century
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Society and Government in France, 1610–1715
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Court Culture and Art in Early Modern Europe, 1580–1700
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The Military and Society in Britain and France, c.1650-1815 
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The Metropolitan Crucible, London 1685-1815
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The First Industrial Revolution, 1700-1870 (suspended 2013-14)
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Medicine, Empire & Improvement, 1720 to 1820
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Age of Jefferson, 1774-1826
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Culture and Society in France from Voltaire to Balzac
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Nationalism in Western Europe, 1799-1890
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Intellect and Culture in Victorian Britain
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The Authority of Nature, 1800-1940
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The Middle East in the Age of Empire, 1830-1971
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Imperialism and Nationalism, 1830–1980
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Modern Japan, 1868–1972 (suspended 2013-14)
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Post-Colonial Historiography: writing the Indian Nation?
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British Economic History (PPE)
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Revolutionary Mexico, 1910–1940
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Nationalism, Politics and Culture in Ireland c. 1870–1921
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A Comparative History of the First World War, 1914–20
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China since 1900
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The Soviet Union 1924–1941
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Culture, Politics & Identity in Cold War Europe
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Scholasticism and Humanism
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The Science of Society, 1650–1800
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Political Theory and Social Science
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Special Subjects

St Augustine and the Last Days of Rome, 370-430
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Francia in the Age of Clovis and Gregory of Tours
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Byzantium in the Age of Constantine Porphyrogenitus 913-959
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The Norman Conquest of England
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Royal Art and Architecture in Norman Sicily, 1130-1194 (suspended 2014-15)
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Saint Francis and Saint Clare
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England in Crisis, 1374-1390
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Joan of Arc and her Age, 1419-1435
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Painting and Culture in Ming China (suspended 2014-15)
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Politics, Art and Culture in the Italian Renaissance, Venice and Florence, c.1475 1525
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Luther and the German Reformation 
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Government, Politics, and Society in England 1547-1558
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The Crisis of the Reformation: Britain, France and the Netherlands, 1560-1610 (new 2014-15)
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The Scientific Movement in the Seventeenth Century
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Revolution and Republic, 1647-1958 (formerly Commonwealth and Protectorate 1647-1658)
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The Dutch Golden Age, 1618-1672 (suspended 2014-15)
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English Architecture 1660-1720
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Debating Social Change in Britain and Ireland, 1770-1825
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Church, State, and English Society 1829-1854 (suspended 2014-15)
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Growing up in the middle-class family: Britain, 1830-70 (suspended 2014-15)
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Slavery and the Crisis of the Union 1854-1865
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Art and its Public in France, 1815-67
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Race, Religion and Resistance in the United States, from Jim Crow to Civil Rights
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The Russian Revolution of 1917
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From Ghandi to te Green Revolution: India, Independence and Modernity, 1939-69 (new 2014-15)
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India, 1919-1939: Contesting the Nation (until 2013-14)
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The sex age: gender, sexuality and culture in 1920s Britain (suspended 2014-15)
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The Great Society Era, 1960-70
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Nazi Germany, a racial order, 1933-45 (suspended 2014-15)
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France from the Popular Front to the Liberation 1936-1944
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War and Reconstruction: ideas, politics and social change 1939-45
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Britain from the Bomb to the Beatles: gender, class, and social change, 1945-1967 
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Britain in the Seventies
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The Northern Ireland Troubles 1965-1985
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The Evolution of a Modern Metropolis: London 1955-1975
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Neoliberalism and Postmodernism: Ideas, Politics and Culture in Europe and North America, 1970-2000 (new 2014-15)
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Revolutions of 1989 (new from 2014-15)
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