Books about history that most history lovers search for, and history science is indeed one of the most important human sciences, in terms of the abundance and intensity of its events, along with lessons, humor, and anecdotes that you may meet in each of his stories.
History gives you a lesson through which you can understand life and reality, and deal with the present according to the history experiences that you gained from reading it. It is enough for you to know that the most famous rulers, scholars, and writers were history books that never left their hands.
In this article, we will review a list of the best historical books:
- The Story of Civilization by Will Durant
The first book in the list of books on history, and this is the most wonderful encyclopedia in the narration of human civilization since its inception and human knowledge of writing until this day of people. The great English writer Durant finished it in 1981 AD, and it includes 42 parts.
The idea of the book is to introduce the reader to the meaning of the word civilization, how it rises and falls, and what are the foundations of that civilization in terms of poetry, literature, rhetoric, language, and a people from whose mind all these things emerge. It was translated into Arabic by Dr. Zaki Najeeb Mahmoud and others.
- A Brief History of the World by HG Wells
The second book on the list of books on history is a book by the novelist and writer H.G. Wells, printed in the year 1922 AD, and contains 400 pages and 20 maps. The reason behind writing that book was to push readers to understand history and relate to it by simplifying history using auxiliary factors such as maps and others.
The book begins with the beginning of the emergence of humans on Earth and their evolution in the face of the geological and environmental changes taking place and their adaptation to them, and ends with the First World War.
- Civilization of the Arabs by Gustave Le Bon
The third book with us among books on history is a book by the French thinker, sociologist, philosopher and orientalist Gustave Le Bon. It deals with Arab civilization since the difficulties that faced Islam at the beginning of its emergence, through the establishment of the caliphate and then the member king. The book is also among the Arab books that inspired Western civilization.
In his book, the writer deals with the arts and sciences that the Arabs excelled in, and among those arts; architecture and inscriptions, as well as literature of prose, poetry and songs. And their prowess in the sciences and scientific tools, so the Arabs did not leave a gap in science except that they followed it, leaving an impact that the far one witnesses before the one who comes close.
- The Dawn of Conscience by James Henry
The fourth book among the books on history is the greatest book in history books, and it was quoted by the sheikh of the archaeologists, Dr. Salim Hassan into Arabic in 1956 AD, and the book was and still is an essential reference for many specialists, and the book is among the books on the history of ancient Egypt.
The writer deals, historically and philosophically, with the story of civilization, referring to the beginning of the emergence of civilization and its spread in the world at the hands of the Egyptians, as Egypt was the main glow from which the light of civilization emanated to the rest of the world.
- History of Ibn Khaldun
The fifth book on the list of books on history is the history of Abd al-Rahman Ibn Khaldun, a Tunisian historian and philosopher who laid the foundation for sociology – urbanism -. That book was printed with Dar Al-Fikr in Beirut in 1988 AD.
The book contains eight volumes, in which Ibn Khaldun deals with the beginning of creation, passing through the beginning of civilization, human stability, and the emergence of religions and boredom. And for Ibn Khaldun, I say aphorisms in that book, and a chapter on thorny issues in Islamic history as well
- The beginning and the end of Ibn Katheer
The sixth book in the list of books on history is the comprehensive book of all the history of nations since Adam to the state of the Mamluks. It was written by the Sheikh of historians, Ibn Katheer, may God have mercy on him. The talk about the Mamluks was not limited to the great historian Ibn Katheer, but the writer Hani Hamza also completed the talk about them and a party was held. Signature of the novel Tales of the Egyptian Mamluks.
It is considered one of the most famous references for many writers throughout history. The first edition of the book appeared with the investigation of Dr. Abdullah Abdul Mohsen in 1998 AD with Dar Hajar for printing and publishing.
- Egypt in the Era of Khedive Ismail by Elias Ayyubi
The seventh book on the list of books on history is a book that will be enjoyed by the reader who wants to know the era of the Alawite dynasty, especially the biography of Khedive Ismail, who was considered a turning point in the history of Egypt. The writer deals with the biography of Khedive Ismail in a literary way, far from the complexities and philosophy of the science of history.
The reader feels about that book that it accompanies the personality of Khedive Ismail from his cradle to his youth, so he was exiled outside the country. The writer provided the events of his book with the sources he referred to, citing the information of his book.
- All the Pasha’s Men by Khaled Fahmy
The eighth book in a series of books on history is Writing History Schools; Between the narration based on primary references, and criticism based on references as well, and between those who are contemporary and recorded as Al-Jabarti.
As for the book All the Pasha’s Men by Khaled Fahmy, it is like a stone in a stagnant pond. We inherited various myths about the personality of the Pasha, “Muhammad Ali.” The great writer Khaled Fahmy comes to us to destroy these myths, on top of which is the myth of the builder of modern Egypt.
- Rebels for God’s sake by Muhammad Awad
The ninth book in the list of books on history. This book begins with defining the term rebellion and the vast difference between it and hostility.