15 Best Books on EMPIRES


You are watching the book club. Every Wednesday we handpicked the best books to improve your life. Welcome to! The place where future billionaires come to get inspired. If you’re not subscribed yet, you’re missing out. Hello Aluxers and welcome back for another exciting video put together by our team here at! Today we are sharing with you a collection of books that have best illustrated one or two empires in our history. An empire is a collection of states or countries that are ruled over by a single monarch. Short and to the point! Most of you know a little, here and there about the major empires in history but these following books provide you with extensive detail on people, places, and objects that have contributed to respective empires, and significant events during its existence and its downfall. We definitely don’t want you to miss out on these great books that provide huge insight into some of the greatest periods and places form our history. Starting off with a brilliant book, by Paul Kennedy, that documents how various powers have risen to the top and fallen into obscurity over the past 5 centuries, in the Post Renaissance period. In his book, Kennedy searches for various patterns that explain “the rise and fall of the great powers” taking into account economic and military strengths and weaknesses along with probable effects on their status as a great power. He focuses on 5 main players that have reached the rank of great power; the US, Europe (France, Germany, England), the Soviet Union, China and Japan. The relevancy of the facts and figures in the book in today’s geopolitical landscape are totally worth 13 dollars and 15 cents. Or if that’s a stretch for you at the moment just go to, and sign up to get the audio book free of charge. But keep in mind that the offer is only available if its your first time signing up. Thanks to our great friends at Audible. This is a book that has survived the ages and is known as one of the best works on the Roman Empire to date I, Claudius is a very insightful and informative read that’s based on the autobiography that follows the life of Tiberius Claudius who was considered an idiot because of his physical infirmities. What makes I, Claudius so enjoyable is the depth of information involved in the book sprinkled with some wit and entertainment detailing the web of lies, the conspiracies, the illicit affairs that the protagonist had to endure in his life. It’s also quite educational if you consider that these characters and facts were real at one point in history. Here’s a very delightful read that relays the story of humanity focusing on how civilizations came to be, along with their comparable levels of power. Jared Diamond explains that powerful societies have been the first to master food production, which lead them to develop powerful weapons and means of transportation. Thus, marking the formation of the colonial and modern worlds which can be traced back to geographic factors that have influenced early human diets. Drawing from his vast knowledge of biology, medicine, and anthropology this book reveals fascinating insights into human history, which definitely makes it a must-read! In his book, Roth covers 3 generations of an Austrian family, the Trotta family, spanning from the mid 19th century until 1916, with a big emphasis on the last generation. It’s a rich and luminous novel, set during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, that reveals a sweeping history of heroism, desire, compromise, tragedy and heartbreak told in a witty and compassionate way, which resonates with any interested reader. Even though it’s a bit of a difficult read this skillfully written volume has to be a priority on your reading list! It’s an essential read for those interested in the history of the Ottoman Empire. Caroline covers in detail 6 centuries of history of the Ottoman Empire, from early inception during the days of glory, till its very end in world war 1. Although the book is pretty thick, some parts of the history have been left out which might not sit well with Ottoman Empire enthusiasts, but overall you’ll love it. Seeing as this is a brilliant video on the best books on empires we had to include this novel that revolves around a fictional empire, the Shaa Empire, which holds the universe under a tyrannical rule. After 10 millennia of terror, this despotic empire is rapidly fading into oblivion and an era of terror is just beginning as there are some who feel they should rightfully inherit the empire from the Shaa. This gripping novel will keep any sci fi nerd on its toes and have them flip page after page to find out what was happening next on this epic adventure. This is a riveting, extensive and deep study of the history of writing which covers the world’s most influential moments that have played a major role in shaping today’s world. From the birth of the written word in Mesopotamia to the industrial revolution, to the role of social media in revolutions like the Arab Spring, language and media have proven to be a key part of our daily lives. Master of the word is brimming with fascinating ideas and incredible connections that will leave you wanting for more after you finished. Here’s an author that takes you back in time and relates an extraordinary struggle for power in ancient Rome. Imperium, the first part of a trilogy of novels, reveals the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero, told by his household slave and right-hand man Tiro. We whole-heartedly recommend this amazing book as it places Cicero, one of the most fascinating figures in Roman history, in a daunting spotlight where he has to use every tool at his disposal to prove himself worthy of absolute power. Our friends from audible has made things so easy for you guys that with just a couple of clicks you can acquire Imperium for free by going to and signing up. Here’s an excellent, comprehensive book that takes a thorough look at one of the greatest Empires ever formed in history and its rapid collapse after only one generation that left an array dependency and a contested legacy. The Decline and Fall of the British Empire covers a large span of time which Brendon fills with bright and comedic moments that relate to a symbolic event. Known as the thousand-year empire the Byzantine Empire has one of the most fascinating stories ever. The book offers valuable insights about all the various territorial and structural changes, religious controversies, along with many political, economical and military events. The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire is a pretty essential read for postgraduates, professionals and other connoisseurs of this topic. Also Aluxers, you might wanna check out our video 15 things you didn’t know about Turkey which was a key territory of the Byzantine empire. Moving on to something completely different from what’s been mentioned so far, the ascent of money. You don’t have to be a genius or even a specialist to figure out that money has played a key role in the development of our world, and subsequently in the formation of empires. In his captivating book, Ferguson explains how money has helped shape history, contributing to the birth and collapse of civilizations and world powers as much as technology, population and other essential factors have. We strongly recommend that you do not miss this book as it’s vital for your understanding of the past as well as the present and future of civilization. SPQR takes a fresh approach to describe the history of ancient Rome, in a way that’s both clever and intricate, capturing your interest fully. From its early days as an unremarkable little village to its monstrous size peak as one of history’s most notorious superpower. The book covers 1000 years of fascinating history of this civilization with its nuanced attention to class, democratic struggles and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from many historical narratives for centuries. It’ll make a significant dent in your view of the Roman Empire that you had so far… We’ve talked about a few empires so far, but there’s one specific category of empires that we haven’t talked about and that is a business empire. Harnish’s book talks about an underlying set of fundamental characteristics that you need to nurture if you wish to build the foundation of a solid business empire. There are many thousands of businesses that have followed the principles in the book and many have found massive success, as their valuation went over 1 billion dollars. Now, running a business is ultimately about creating value and freedom. If you master what this book has to offer you can have the life you always fantasized about. This list would honestly be incomplete without the mention of the largest contiguous empire in the history of humankind, the Mongol empire. Jack Weatherford reveals how Khan brought eastern civilizations in contact with Europe and opened up trade routes that lead the way to more modern times. This brilliant work of history is an epic story that shines a new light on the Mongol rule and its far-reaching legacy. This is quite the thought-provoking novel that focuses mainly on the period from 1914 until 1922 when the Allies drew lines on a blank map that remade the geography and politics of the Middle East. The book talks about major parts of the Middle East such as Egypt and Palestine but also, of events in central Asia and Afghanistan which, more often than not, go unnoticed. The book has a lot of details but if the topic piques your interest it’s well worth the read. Also, it includes valuable, updated appraisal of this region of the world today, and what can you learn from this history. And Aluxers that’s a wrap on the best books on empires. And before you click off on another awesome video on our channel let us know Let us know in the comment section below. And, of course, for sticking with us until the end, you get your bonus books. Here it is: Part science, part history Sapiens represents quite a comprehensive account on the empire of man and what has happened so far in history. It also details the early human cooperation and sacrifices which have been made that formed the basis of human culture. This is a book that has gained instant international recognition for being a maverick in its field and has been praised by some of the greatest minds on the planet. You really don’t want to miss the value Sapiens has to offer. Thank you for spending some time with us Aluxer. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss a video. If you want more we handpicked these videos you might enjoy or head over to for the best in fine living content on the planet. Be a part of the largest community of luxury enthusiasts in the world and tell your story.

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62 thoughts on “15 Best Books on EMPIRES”



  2. Mehdi Scent says:

    Thumbs up 👍

  3. 36 savage says:

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  4. victoria Yermolov says:

    This is so helpful!!!

  5. Bonny King says:

    Hope to learn some good stuff. .

  6. King Ech says:


  7. Elias mutembei says:

    My resolution this year is not only to watch these book videos…..but actually read them….I'm tired of living the same year every year and calling it a life….

  8. shreyas bangera says:


  9. Samba cheick Guinto says:

    Thanks you alux but I want book focus agribusiness

  10. Brittany Lynn Official says:

    Awesome !! Thank you! I'm all about the books on my channel so expect to see some amazing new vids on some of these. ♡♡♡♡

  11. Nasp Shariio says:

    You're Amazing !!

  12. Vaithy M says:

    Hey alux friend and have a Happy Wednesday 😀😀(okay alux friend and I'll see you tomorrow as usual . still long way to go)

  13. RAJEEV SINGH says:

    15 books on Trillion dollar

  14. Soumyashree Soumyakanta says:

    Amazing video…. If u enjoyed like below

  15. Patrick Pearson says:

    The fall of the British Empire was the greatest part of history.

  16. Patrick Pearson says:


  17. Wealthiest man Alive says:

    Empires my favorite word,

    My favorite Empires the Roman Empire Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire.


  19. Matt Owen says:

    Wait a minute, you produce a video about books on empires (interesting topic by the way) and you don't mention even once the Spanish Empire? Are you serious? Why the constant stupid attitude against Spain and everything Spanish on this channel? Utterly pathetic. A big thumb down

  20. Beast Slayer says:

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  21. Sathya y says:

    love u dear

  22. Abhishek Kumar Sharma says:

    Dear Alux, please make a book on accountancy for young entrepreneurs so that they can understand overview of accountancy

  23. Benjamin Mendez says:

    My empire will be greater than the British.

  24. prabhat naik says:

    I wish I had the money to buy the books you recommend

  25. Cameron Macgregor says:

    A few books that were left off that should be put at the top of the list:

    1. Tim Wu – The Master Switch (Rise and Fall of Information Empires)
    2. David Landes – Wealth and Poverty of Nations (Why and how the West dominates the world)
    3. Edward Gibbons – Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (One of the greatest books ever written)
    4. Oswald Spengler – Decline of the West (Cycles of History)

  26. Bibek Das says:

    Alux .Com is the my favourite you tube channel

  27. Bibek Das says:

    I love you alux .com

  28. Bibek Das says:

    Welcome back alux. Com

  29. mohammad ahmad says:

    can you give us your study notes

  30. Mohammad Asif says:

    Got you,chief.

  31. Farhan Rashid says:

    15 Best Books on Chess

  32. Mojito says:

    Thank you Alux, i love learning about the Roman Empire!

  33. E C says:

    The only continuous civilization and empire since 5,000 years ago and still is today: China.

  34. Joe Burban Diaz says:


  35. sai ashwal kaligotla says:

    Alux also make a video on the key moments which shaped history

  36. Mibby p chacko says:

    Guns Germs and Steel is a good book

  37. sanket ingale says:

    Recommend books on master your mind

  38. Aurobindo Ghosh says:

    can alux build empire from these books?

  39. akash nair says:

    My favourite Empire is Ancient Roman Empire.

  40. Archie M says:

    15 books on logic and emotion please

  41. enoch oguna says:

    Super excited…these books are going to be some nice edutainment for me. Thanks Alux

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  44. ZARA ARMANI says:

    I screamed when sapiens was the bonus. Love that book, loved this video

  45. ParodyDestroyer says:

    Alux possibly uses the same narrator with FactFaction. What a voice! Your videos are one of a kind. Best channel of it's type out there. Keep them coming

  46. Shreyas Srivastava says:

    15 books for A.I..

  47. Tracey Jones says:

    #13 Mastering the Rockefeller Habits seems very intriguing to me

  48. Adrian Paneda says:

    Watch the ads so they can get the most out of their videos

  49. Azarel Oropeza says:


  50. dinesh basnet says:

    Team describe the Indian umpire

  51. David says:


  52. Avinash Bhosale says:

    Maratha empire

  53. Lilay Ven says:

    15 books on economic

  54. Da Truth says:

    This is a bunch of BS….Not one thing about the great African civilizations that predates Europe by 1000s of years. If you want the truth study African History not European history.

  55. saurav kumar says:

    Moghul empire

  56. Kelvin Maina says:

    your video lacks volume

  57. Sarvesh Joshi says:

    1) The Rise and Fall of The Great Powers

    2) I claudius

    3) Guns, Germs and Steel

    4) The Radetzky March

    5) Osman's Dream

    6) The Praxis

    7) Masters of The World

    8) Imperium

    9) Decline and Fall of The British Empire

    10) The Cambridge History of The Byzanine Empire

    11) The Ascent of Money

    12) SPRQ: A History of Ancient Rome

    13) Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

    14) Genghis Khan and The Making of The Modern World

    15) A Peace to End All The Peace

    16) Sapiens

  58. Mark Perugini says:


  59. Maximilian B. says:

    the first book is amazing. loved it

  60. ????? says:

    Make a video on how and when to sell your company!!!! Or a video on EBTIDA, P&L, and other M&A terms

  61. Åkshay Shrivastava says:

    Books on future of humanity

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