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Medieval-Early Modern Europe (25 e-books)

Central and Eastern European Regional and World Powers

  1. Heart of Europe by Peter H. Wilson (800-1800 AD) - 1,024 pages
  2. The Austrians by Gordon Brook-Shepherd - 512 pages
  3. The Hungarians by Jefferson Decker & Paul Lendvai (896-1956 AD) - 584 pages
  4. A Concise History of the Baltic States by Andrejs Plakans - 677 pages
  5. The Albanians by Edwin E. Jacques - 748 pages
  6. Icon and Axe by James Billington (880-1950 AD) - 880 pages
  7. The Czars by James P. Duffy & Vincent L. Ricci (900s-1918 AD) - 723 pages

More Europe and European Regions

  1. Sicily by Sandra Benjamin (1000 BC-2000 AD)- 512 pages
  2. The Jews of Hungary by Raphael Patai (200-2000 AD) - 736 pages
  3. The 35 Doctors of the Church by Rev. Fr. Christopher Rengers O.F.M.Cap. (297-1897 AD) - 776 pages
  4. Istanbul by Bettany Hughes - 856 pages
  5. Slovakia in History by Mikulas Teich, Dusan Kovac & Martin D. Brown (800s - 1993 AD) - 688 pages
  6. The Jews in Christian Europe by Marc Saperstein (315-1791 AD) - 745 pages
  7. Creating Russophobia by Guy Mettan (800-2000 AD) - 492 pages
  8. The Heart Is a Mirror by Tamar Alexander-Frizer - 704 pages
  9. A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire: Volume One, Portugal by A. R. Disney (before 1807 AD) - 686 pages
  10. Barcelona by Robert Hughes - 592 pages
  11. The Land Between by Oto Luthar - 562 pages
  12. Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North by Robert Ferguson - 480 pages
  13. A Concise History of Finland by David Kirby - 495 pages
  14. The Kalevala by Elias Lonnrot & Keith Bosley - 736 pages
  15. Cultures of the Jews by David Biale - 1,232 pages
  16. Keepers of the Keys of Heaven by Roger Collins - 576 pages
  17. Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? by Robert Bartlett - 808 pages
  18. Vanished Kingdoms by Norman Davies - 848 pages

Late Antiquity-Late Medieval Europe (52 e-books)

Entire Medieval Era Europe

Major Powers and Regions

  1. A History of the Byzantine State and Society by Warren Treadgold (285-1461 AD) - 1,044 pages
  2. The Cambridge Intellectual History of Byzantium by Anthony Kaldellis & Niketas Siniossoglou 1,491 pages
  3. A History of the Athonite Commonwealth by Graham Speake - 529 pages
  4. A History of Medieval Spain by Joseph F. O'Callaghan (400s-1400's AD) - 736 pages
  5. Manors and Markets by Bas van Bavel (500-1600 AD) - 512 pages
  6. Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, c.1050-1614 by Brian A. Catlos - 1,202 pages

More Regions and People Groups

  1. The Conversion of Europe (TEXT ONLY) by Richard Fletcher (300-1386 AD) - 608 pages
  2. The Tempietto del Clitunno near Spoleto by Judson Emerick (568-1500s AD) - 630 pages / Lombardy
  3. The Intellectual History and Rabbinic Culture of Medieval Ashkenaz by Ephraim Kanarfogel - 600 pages
  4. Russian Fairy Tales by Aleksandr Afanas'ev - 672 pages

Dark Ages

Roman/Late Antiquity Europe

  1. Empire, Authority, and Autonomy in Achaemenid Anatolia by Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre (550-330 BC) - 599 pages
  2. The Hellenistic West by Jonathan R. W. Prag & Josephine Crawley Quinn - 785 pages
  3. The Roman West, AD 200-500 by Simon Esmonde Cleary - 899 pages
  4. Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376-568 by Guy Halsall - 898 pages

Early Medieval Europe

  1. The Inheritance of Rome by Chris Wickham (400-1000 AD) - 688 pages
  2. Theoderic and the Roman Imperial Restoration by Jonathan J. Arnold (489-526 AD) 627 pages
  3. The Carolingian World by Marios Costambeys, Matthew Innes & Simon MacLean (580-876 AD) - 813 pages
  4. The Development of Southern French and Catalan Society, 718-1050 by Archibald R. Lewis - 490 pages
  5. The Making of the Monastic Community of Fulda, c.744 - c.900 by Janneke Raaijmakers - 665 pages
  6. Reframing the Feudal Revolution by Charles West (800-1100 AD) - 600 pages
  7. Charlemagne by Johannes Fried (814 AD) - 630 pages
  8. The Birth of the West by Paul Collins (900s AD) - 496 pages

Renaissance

High Medieval Europe

  1. Central Europe in the High Middle Ages by Nora Berend, Przemyslaw Urbanczyk & Przemyslaw Wiszewski (900-1300 AD) - 884 pages
  2. The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492 by Peter Cole - 576 pages
  3. Streams of Gold, Rivers of Blood by Anthony Kaldellis (955 AD) - 464 pages
  4. Sanctity and Pilgrimage in Medieval Southern Italy, 1000–1200 by Paul Oldfield - 557 pages
  5. Michael Psellos by Stratis Papaioannou (1018 AD) - 667 pages
  6. The Alexiad by Anna Komnene & E. R. A. Sewter (1081-1118 AD) - 624 pages
  7. Sanctity and Pilgrimage in Medieval Southern Italy, 1000–1200 by Paul Oldfield - 557 pages
  8. Bernard of Clairvaux by Daniel Griggs (1113 AD) - 512 pages
  9. Siena, the History of a Medieval Commune by Ferdinand Schevill (1115-1555 AD) - 503 pages
  10. The Complete Story of the Grail by Chretien de Troyes & Nigel Bryant (1130-1191 AD) - 634 pages
  11. Frederick Barbarossa by John Freed (1152 AD) - 704 pages
  12. The Cistercian Fathers and Their Monastic Theology by Thomas Merton & Patrick F. O'Connell (1190-1153 AD) - 640 pages

Late Medieval Europe

  1. The Mirroure of the Worlde by Robert R. Raymo & Elaine E. Whitaker (1200s AD) - 664 pages
  2. City of Fortune by Roger Crowley (1204-1503 AD) - 480 pages
  3. The Feast of Corpus Christi by Barbara R. Walters, Vincent Corrigan & Peter T. Ricketts (1215-1246 AD) - 562 pages
  4. Commentary on the Sentences by Wayne Hellmann (1221-1274 AD) - 560 pages
  5. Selected Writings by Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274 AD) - 880 pages
  6. The Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiae by Philip McCosker & Denys Turner (1225-1274 AD) - 643 pages
  7. The Shaping of German Identity by Len Scales (1245-1414 AD) - 1,127 pages
  8. The Life and Revelations of Saint Gertrude the Great by St. Gertrude the Great (1256-1302 AD) - 590 pages
  9. A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia, Volume II by David Christian (1260-2000 AD) - 656 pages
  10. The Golden Legend: All Volumes by Jacobus de Voragine & Wyatt North (1260 AD) - 1,339 pages / Genoa
  11. Byzantine Art and Diplomacy in an Age of Decline by Cecily J. Hilsdale (1261-1453 AD) - 704 pages
  12. The Cambridge Companion to Dante: Second Edition by Rachel Jacoff (1265-1321 AD) - 607 pages
  13. Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset & Tiina Nunnally (1300s AD) - 1,168 pages
  14. The Italian Renaissance State by Andrea Gamberini & Isabella Lazzarini (1300s-1500s AD) - 1,093 pages
  15. Civic Ceremony and Religion in Medieval Bruges c.1300-1520 by Andrew Brown - 667 pages
  16. Family and Gender in Renaissance Italy, 1300-1600 by Thomas Kuehn - 710 pages
  17. Petrarch by Mark Musa (1304-1374 AD) Arezzo/Tuscany - 800 pages
  18. The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375 AD) - 1,236 pages

Early Modern Europe/Empires (97 e-books)

Spanish Habsburgs (14 e-books)

Old World Empire

  1. Holy War by Nigel Cliff (1498 AD) - 560 pages
  2. Spain by Robert Goodwin (1519-1682 AD) - 608 pages
  3. Philip II by William Thomas Walsh (1527-1598 AD) - 770 pages
  4. The Jesuits by John W. O'Malley, S. J., Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Steven J. Harris & T. Frank Kennedy, S. J. (1540-1773 AD) - 872 pages
  5. Rereading the Black Legend Margaret R. Greer - 486 pages

Spain

Eastern Spain/Aragon
  1. The Borgias by G. J. Meyer - 512 pages
  2. Tirant Lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell (1490 AD) - 656 pages
Western Spain/Castile
  1. Isabella by Kirstin Downey (1451-1504 AD) - 560 pages
  2. The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself (1515-1582 AD) - 797 pages

Spanish Italy

Spanish Northern Italy
  1. Orlando Furioso (Volume I, Cantos 1-24) and Orlando Furioso (Volume II, Cantos 25-46) by Ludovico Ariosto (1516 AD) - 620 + 604 = 1,224 pages / Ferrara
  2. The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi) by Alessandro Manzoni (1628 AD) - 1,018 pages / Milan
Spanish Southern Italy
  1. Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon (1571-1610 AD) - 544 pages
  2. The Tale of Tales by Giambattista Basile & Nancy L. Canepa (1600s AD) Naples - 528 pages
  3. New Science by Giambattista Vico & David Marsh (1668-1744 AD) Naples - 560 pages

Austrian Habsburgs (26 e-books)

Early Modern Austrian Habsburgs

  1. The Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1815 by Charles W. Ingrao - 494 pages
  2. For God and Kaiser by Richard Bassett (1619-1918 AD) - 1,058 pages
  3. A History of the Oratorio by Howard E. Smither - 507 pages
  4. The Cambridge Companion to Haydn by Caryl Clark (1732-1809 AD) - 573 pages
  5. Mozart: A Life in Letters by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Cliff Eisen & Stewart Spencer (1756-1791 AD) - 688 pages
  6. Mozart by Maynard Solomon (1756-1791 AD) - 656 pages

Habsburg/Reformation Holy Roman Empire

  1. German Histories in the Age of Reformations, 1400-1650 by Thomas A. Brady - 496 pages
  2. Balthasar Hubmaier by H. Wayne Pipkin & John Howard Yoder (1480-1528 AD) - 612 pages
  3. Luther and His Times by Ernest G Schwiebert (1483-1546 AD) - 892 pages
  4. Thomas Wyatt by Susan Brigden (1503-1542 AD) - 728 pages
  5. The Writings of Pilgram Marpeck by Walter Klaassen & William Klassen (1556 AD) - 612 pages
  6. Ferdinand II, Counter-Reformation Emperor, 1578–1637 by Robert Bireley - 637 pages

Habsburg/Early Modern Holy Roman Empire

  1. Europe's Tragedy by Peter H. Wilson (1618-1648 AD) - 1,024 pages
  2. The Thirty Years War by C.V. Wedgewood & Anthony Grafton (1618-1648 AD) - 536 pages
  3. Delphi Complete Works of Friedrich Schiller (Illustrated) by Friedrich von Schiller (1618-1648 AD) - 2,312 pages
  4. Leibniz by Maria Rosa Antognazza (1646-1716 AD) - 1,088 pages
  5. Institutes of Divine Jurisprudence, with Selections from Foundations of the Law of Nature and Nations by Christian Thomasius (1655-1728 AD) - 690 pages
  6. A Methodical System of Universal Law by Johann Gottlieb Heineccius (1681-1748 AD) - 711 pages
  7. Bach by John Eliot Gardiner (1685-1750 AD) - 672 pages
  8. Daughters of the Winter Queenby Nancy Goldstone (1600s AD) - 496 pages

Holy Roman Empire/Lutheranism

  1. Reformation Theology by Matthew Barrett - 784 pages
  2. Historical Introductions to the Lutheran Confessions by Gerhard Bente - 632 pages
  3. Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions by Concordia Publishing House (1580 AD) - 1,056 pages
  4. Christian Dogmatics by John Theodore Mueller - 665 pages
  5. The Christian Faith by Friedrich Schleiermacher - 800 pages
  6. Lutheran Service Book by LCMS - 1,024 pages

Empires within Eastern Europe and Western Asia (15 e-books)

Russian Empire

General Russian Empire
  1. Empires Apart: A History of American and Russian Imperialism by Brian Landers - 576 pages
  2. The Law of God by Seraphim Slobodskoi - 651 pages
  3. The Romanovs by Ian Grey - 750 pages
  4. Strategy and Power in Russia 1600-1914 by William C. Fuller - 576 pages
Early Modern Russian Tzars
  1. Ivan the Terrible by Robert Payne & Nikita Romanoff (1558-1584 AD)- 520 pages
  2. Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie (1689-1725 AD) - 928 pages
  3. class="long-book"Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie (1729-1796 AD) - 672 pages

Southeastern Europe and Asia Minor/Balkans

Early Modern Southeastern European/Balkan Empires
  1. A History of Ottoman Poetry Volume I, Volume II, and Volume III, Volume IV by E.J.W. Gibb (1300-1850 AD) - 472 + 405 + 400 + 376 pages = 1,653 pages
  2. Sabbatai Sevi by Gershom Scholem & R. J. Zwi Werblowsky (1626-1676 AD) - 1,096 pages
  3. Empire of Difference by Karen Barkey - 695 pages
  4. A History of the Ottoman Empire by Douglas A. Howard - 676 pages
Early Modern Christians in Southeastern Europe
  1. Greece, the Hidden Centuries : Turkish Rule from the Fall of Constantinople to Greek by Brewer David - 509 pages
  2. Salonica, City of Ghosts by Mark Mazower (1430-1950 AD) - 544 pages
  3. Constantinople by Philip Mansel (1453-1924 AD) - 544 pages
  4. Scanderbeide by Margherita Sarrocchi (1560-1617 AD) - 490 pages

Cross-National Nations (14 e-books)

Spanish Language

  1. The Penguin Book Of Spanish Verse by Penguin Books Ltd - 640 pages
  2. A Political History of Spanish by Jose del Valle (1200s-2000 AD) - 774 pages
  3. A History of Theatre in Spain by Maria M. Delgado & David T. Gies - 877 pages

Baroque Iberia

  1. Between Court and Confessional by Kimberly Lynn (1500s-1600s AD) - 729 pages
  2. The Spanish Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century by Allan J. Kuethe & Kenneth J. Andrien (1713-1796 AD) - 734 pages
  3. This Gulf of Fire by Mark Molesky (1755 AD) - 512 pages

Sweden/Baltic Sea

  1. Reforming the North by James L. Larson (1520-1545 AD) - 550 pages
  2. Modernisation and Tradition by Kerstin Sundberg (1500-1900 AD) - 621 pages
  3. Admiral Sir John Norris by David Denis Aldridge (1715-1721 AD) - 646 pages

Italian City States (11 e-books)

Entire Italian Peninsula

  1. The Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari, Julia Conway Bondanella & Peter Bondanella (1511-1574 AD) - 624 pages
  2. Opera and Sovereignty by Martha Feldman (1700s AD) - 573 pages

Florence, Italy

  1. Florence in the Forgotten Centuries, 1527-1800 by Eric Cochrane - 608 pages
  2. Machiavelli by Joseph Markulin (1469-1527 AD) - 720 pages
  3. Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon (1571-1610 AD) - 544 pages

Venice, Italy

  1. Political Economies of Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean by Maria Fusaro (1450-1700 AD) - 792 pages
  2. Titian by Sheila Hale (-1576 AD) Venice - 864 pages
  3. The Cambridge Companion to Monteverdi by John Whenham & Richard Wistreich (1567-1643 AD) - 612 pages
  4. Casanova by Laurence Bergreen (1725 AD) - 544 pages

Rome, Italy

  1. On Temporal and Spiritual Authority by Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621 AD) - 520 pages
  2. The Catechism of the Council of Trent by The Council of Trent (1545-1563 AD) - 720 pages
  3. The Opera of Bartolomeo Scappi (1570) by Terence Scully - 800 pages
  4. The Eye of the Lynx by David Freedberg (1600s AD) - 525 pages
  5. Galileo by John L. Heilbron (1564-1642 AD) - 528 pages

Low Countries - Belgium and Netherlands (19 e-books)

Reformation Low Countries - Belgium and Netherlands

  1. Fatal Discord by Michael Massing (1466-1536 AD)- 1,008 pages
  2. The Complete Writings of Menno Simons by J. C. Wenger & Leonard Verduin (1496-1561 AD) - 1,096 pages
  3. The Writings of Dirk Philips by William E. Keeney, Alvin J. Beachy & Cornelius J. Dyck (1504-1568 AD) - 704 pages
  4. Religious War and Religious Peace in Early Modern Europe by Wayne P. Te Brake (1529-1651 AD) - 759 pages
  5. Britain and the Dutch Revolt, 1560–1700 by Hugh Dunthorne AD - 502 pages

Early Modern Low Countries - Belgium and Netherlands

  1. Commentary on the Law of Prize and Booty by Hugo Grotius (1603 AD) - 660 pages
  2. Spinoza by Steven Nadler (1632-1677 AD) - 717 pages
  3. A Philosophical Commentary on These Words of the Gospel by Pierre Bayle (1647-1706 AD) - 664 pages
  4. The Merchant Republics by Mary Lindemann (1647-1790 AD) - 696 pages
  5. The Law of Nations by Emer de Vattel (1714-1767 AD) - 896 pages

18th Century Great Britain and Netherlands

  1. 1688 by Steve Pincus - 704 pages
  2. Handel by Donald Burrows (1685-1759 AD) - 656 pages
  3. Three Victories and a Defeat by Brendan Simms - 800 pages

Low Countries - Belgium and Netherlands/Protestants

  1. Martyrs Mirror by Thieleman J. Van Braght (0-1659 AD) - 1,160 pages
  2. Reformed Dogmatics by Herman Bavinck - 864 pages
  3. Living for God's Glory by Joel. R. Beeke - 631 pages
  4. Take Our Moments and Our Days Volume 1,2 by Arthur Paul Boers, Barbara Nelson Gingerich & Eleanor Kreider - 432 + 912 = 1,344 pages
  5. The Worship Sourcebook, Second Edition by Faith Alive Christian Resources - 848 pages
  6. Seeking God's Face by Philip F. Reinders - 832 pages

Central/Eastern and Southern European Regions (13 e-books)

Early Modern Switzerland

  1. The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin by Donald K. McKim (1509-1564 AD) - 631 pages
  2. Sources of Swiss Anabaptism by Leland Harder (1525 AD) - 818 pages
  3. The Institutes of Christian Religion by John Calvin (1536 AD) - 976 pages
  4. Treatise On the Love of God by St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622 AD) - 608 pages
  5. The Principles of Natural and Politic Law by Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui (1694-1748 AD) - 606 pages

Early Modern Prussia

  1. Iron Kingdom by Christopher Clark (1600-1947 AD) - 816 pages
  2. The Pity of War by Miranda Seymour (1613-1945 AD) - 528 pages
  3. Frederick the Great by Dennis Showalter (1712-1786 AD) - 620 pages
  4. Kant: A Biography by Manfred Kuehn (1724-1804 AD) - 1,040 pages
  5. Enlightenment Volume 1 by Peter Gay - 560 pages

Early Modern Central/Eastern Europe

  1. The Radical Reformation, 3rd ed. by George Huntston Williams (1500s AD) - 1,516 pages
  2. Religious Refugees in the Early Modern World by Nicholas Terpstra (1500s-1750s AD) - 570 pages
  3. Before Boas by Han F. Vermeulen (1730s-1780s AD) - 760 pages

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