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    At first, I couldn't decide whether to post this in the "Books, literature and comics' section or here, because I don't do History as a subject. The first option was a bit too general to me, since most (I think) History enthusiasts don't visit that section of the forum. Since people who do History as a subject are usually passionate about the subject and know a lot of good history books, I've decided to make the thread here.

    I'm interested in medieval and military history as a hobby (if it counts as a hobby).

    Any recommended books I should read?
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    What kind of depth are you looking at? Some more academic tomes can be boring yet some pop history can be wrong.

    By medieval I assume you are talking about Europe? The /r/askhistorians book list may be a good place to start, though it is not without its shortcomings and may not have quite what you're after. A university library would likely be necessary for some of those works.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistoria...ki_middle_ages

    Personally I liked John Julius Norwich in that time period with his works on Sicily and Byzantium (the 3 volume work). He writes well and brings colour, though it cannot be said that he writes for an academic audience.
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    I'd recommend Rupert Smith's Utility of Force. It's not medieval, but rather military history. It's covers prominent conflicts from the Napoleonic wars to the modern day, exploring the evolution of warfare.
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    (Original post by Freddy Eddy)
    What kind of depth are you looking at? Some more academic tomes can be boring yet some pop history can be wrong.

    By medieval I assume you are talking about Europe? The /r/askhistorians book list may be a good place to start, though it is not without its shortcomings and may not have quite what you're after. A university library would likely be necessary for some of those works.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistoria...ki_middle_ages

    Personally I liked John Julius Norwich in that time period with his works on Sicily and Byzantium (the 3 volume work). He writes well and brings colour, though it cannot be said that he writes for an academic audience.
    I am seeking non-fiction ones, so factual ones please. Yes to Europe. I guess I'll have to wait until 2018 to get access to a university library, if time permits.

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    I'd recommend Rupert Smith's Utility of Force. It's not medieval, but rather military history. It's covers prominent conflicts from the Napoleonic wars to the modern day, exploring the evolution of warfare.
    I will check that out.
 
 
 
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