European History through Historical Fiction (and some Non-Fiction)

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The list author says: "These 40 books will take you from the Roman Empire to the 21st century. Non"
The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome)
1.  The First Man in Rome (Masters of Rome) by Colleen McCullough
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  "Roman Republic."
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I, Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Vintage International)
2.  I, Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Vintage International) by Robert Graves
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  "Roman Empire."
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Julian: A Novel
3.  Julian: A Novel by Gore Vidal
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  "Spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire."
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The Devil's Mode: Stories
4.  The Devil's Mode: Stories 
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  "Fall of the Roman Empire.  (This collection of stories by Anthony Burgess includes "Atilla," an excellent novella about the Hun leader.)"
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Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization
5.  Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization by Lars Brownworth
The list author says:
  "Byzantine Empire.  (This is a non-fiction book.  Any suggestions for a good historical fiction novel set in the Byzantine Empire are very welcome.)"
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The Physician (Cole)
6.  The Physician (Cole) by Noah Gordon
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  "Early Islam and Europe."
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Son of Charlemagne (Living History Library)
7.  Son of Charlemagne (Living History Library) by Barbara Willard
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  "Charlemagne.  This is a children's/YA book, but is supposed to be very good."
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The Long Ships (New York Review Books Classics)
8.  The Long Ships (New York Review Books Classics) by Frans Gunnar Bengtsson
The list author says:
  "Viking Europe.  My second choice would be Cromwell's "The Last Kingdom.""
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Ivanhoe (Penguin Classics)
9.  Ivanhoe (Penguin Classics) by Sir Walter Scott
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  "Feudalism."
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The Crusader: A Novel
10.  The Crusader: A Novel by Michael Alexander Eisner
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  "The Crusades."
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The Pillars of the Earth
11.  The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
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  "The Peak of Papal Power."
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World Without End
12.  World Without End by Ken Follett
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  "The Black Plague."
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The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo
13.  The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo by Irving Stone
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  "The Renaissance."
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How the Reformation Happened
14.  How the Reformation Happened by Hilaire Belloc
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  "Protestant Reform, Religious Wars.  This is a non-fiction book."
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The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Swordfight, Mutiny, Shipwreck, Gold, War, Hurricane, and Discovery
15.  The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Swordfight, Mutiny, Shipwreck, Gold, War, Hurricane, and Discovery by Martin Dugard
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  "The European Colonization of the Americas."
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Imperial Spain: 1469-1716
16.  Imperial Spain: 1469-1716 by John Huxtable Elliott
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  "The Spanish Empire.  (This is a non-fiction book.)"
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Don Quixote
17.  Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
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  "The Decline of the Spanish Empire."
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Elizabeth I: A Novel
18.  Elizabeth I: A Novel by Margaret George
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  "Elizabethan England."
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Nothing Like the Sun (Norton Paperback Fiction)
19.  Nothing Like the Sun (Norton Paperback Fiction) by Anthony Burgess
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  "Shakespeare."
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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love
20.  Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
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  "The Scientific Revolution."
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A Tale of Two Cities
21.  A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
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  "French Revolution."
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Napoleon: The Song Of Departure
22.  Napoleon: The Song Of Departure by Max Gallo
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  "Napoleonic France."
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The Sun of Austerlitz: A Novel (Napoleon series) (No. 2)
23.  The Sun of Austerlitz: A Novel (Napoleon series) (No. 2) by Max Gallo
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  "The Napoleonic Wars."
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War and Peace
24.  War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
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  "The Russian Empire."
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The Industrial Revolutionaries: The Making of the Modern World 1776-1914
25.  The Industrial Revolutionaries: The Making of the Modern World 1776-1914 by Gavin Weightman
The list author says:
  "The Industrial Revolution. (This is a non-fiction book.  My second choice would be "The Most Powerful Idea in the World.")"
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The Leopard: A Novel
26.  The Leopard: A Novel by Archibald Colquhoun
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  "The Unification of Germany and Italy.  (The author of this work is actually Giuseppe de Lampedusa.  Colquhoun is the translator.)"
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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
27.  King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild
The list author says:
  "The European Colonization of Africa and Asia. (This is a non-fiction book.  It is, however, one of the best non-fiction books I've ever read.)"
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The Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin
28.  The Origin: A Biographical Novel of Charles Darwin by Irving Stone
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  "Science in the 1800s."
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Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, Book One)
29.  Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, Book One) by Ken Follett
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  "The Build-Up to WWI."
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The Good Soldier Svejk: and His Fortunes in the World War (Penguin Classics)
30.  The Good Soldier Svejk: and His Fortunes in the World War (Penguin Classics) by Jaroslav Hasek
The list author says:
  "WWI.  (My second choice would be All Quiet on the Western Front.)"
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Doctor Zhivago
31.  Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
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  "The Russian Revolution."
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The Autobiography Of Joseph Stalin: A Novel
32.  The Autobiography Of Joseph Stalin: A Novel by Richard Lourie
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  "Stalinist Russia."
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A Postcard From the Volcano: A Novel of Pre-War Germany
33.  A Postcard From the Volcano: A Novel of Pre-War Germany by Lucy Beckett
The list author says:
  "Fascism and Communism in Europe."
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Stones from the River
34.  Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi
The list author says:
  "WWII.  (My second choice would be "The Tin Drum.")"
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Maus: A Survivor's Tale
35.  Maus: A Survivor's Tale by Art Spiegelman
The list author says:
  "The Holocaust."
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Armageddon
36.  Armageddon by Leon Uris
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  "The Cold War in Western Europe."
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The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Caldecott Honor Book)
37.  The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain (Caldecott Honor Book) by Peter Sis
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  "The Cold War in the USSR & Eastern Europe.  (My second choice would be "Under the Frog.")"
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The Last Life: A Novel
38.  The Last Life: A Novel by Claire Messud
The list author says:
  "Decolonization.  (My second choice would be "The Centurions.")"
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Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945
39.  Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
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  "The End of the Cold War; European Unification.  (This is a non-fiction book.)"
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White Teeth: A Novel
40.  White Teeth: A Novel by Zadie Smith
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  "Immigration and Islam in 21st Century Europe."
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I Claudius... Kindle? 4 Oct 24, 2013
Is Thomas the King? 0 Mar 26, 2013
World without end.... Now what? 5 Mar 26, 2013
Historical Fiction books like Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome? 3 Mar 3, 2013
Brother Thomas and the secret letter ***Spoiler*** 5 Nov 8, 2012
Book Suggestions 9 Oct 14, 2012
Spoiler... who wrote the note to Philemon? 13 Aug 16, 2012
The Pillars of the Earth 22 Jul 15, 2012
"Sarum" obviously came first 4 Jul 3, 2012
The Physician 0 Apr 5, 2012
 
   

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