Currently I’m reading these books as of July 10th, 2013:
On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State by Joseph R. Strayer. As the title indicates, Strayer argues the origins of the modern state are to be found in medieval France and England. I just started it but so far it is an interesting book. You might think it’s a bit strange for an anarchist to be interested in the origins of the modern state, but as a historian I’m interested in states and as an anarchist I’m interested in knowing my enemy.