Modern Library Chronicles

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The Modern Library Chronicles are a series of short books published by the American publisher, Modern Library. Most of the books are under 150 pages in length and intended to introduce readers to a period of history.[1]

A partial list includes:[2]

  • The Renaissance, by Paul Johnson
  • Islam: A Short History, by Karen Armstrong
  • The Balkans, by Mark Mazower
  • The German Empire: 1870-1918, by Michael Stürmer
  • The Catholic Church: A Short History. New York. 2001. ISBN 0-679-64092-4., by Hans Küng
  • Peoples and Empires, by Anthony Pagden
  • Communism, by Richard Pipes
  • Hitler and the Holocaust, by Robert S. Wistrich
  • The American Revolution, by Gordon S. Wood
  • Law in America, by Lawrence Friedman
  • Inventing Japan: 1853-1964, by Ian Buruma
  • The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea, by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
  • The Americas: A Hemispheric History, by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
  • The Boys' Crusade, by Paul Fussell
  • The Age of Shakespeare, by Frank Kermode
  • The Age of Napoleon, by Alistair Horne
  • Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory, by Edward J. Larson
  • London: A History, by A.N. Wilson
  • The Reformation: A History, by Patrick Collinson
  • Nazism and War, by Richard Bessel
  • The City, by Joel Kotkin
  • Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics, by David Berlinski
  • California: A History, by Kevin Starr
  • Storm from the East: The Struggle Between the Arab World and the Christian West, by Milton Viorst
  • Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game, by George Vecsey
  • Nonviolence: Twenty-five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Kurlansky
  • The Hellenistic Age: A Short History, by Peter Green
  • A Short History of Medicine, by F. Gonzalez-Crussi
  • The Christian World, by Martin Marty
  • Prehistory, by Colin Renfrew
  • Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History, by Margaret MacMillan
  • Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment, by Stephen Kotkin
  • The Korean War: A History, by Bruce Cummings
  • The Romantic Revolution: A History, by Tim Blanning


  1. ^ "Library". Modern Library. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
  2. ^ "Chronicles". Modern Library. Retrieved 2011-03-15.