Women's Autobiographies on the Age of the Revolutionary Wars

This bibliography focuses on women's autobiographies, diaries and memoirs (as well as a few letter connections). These authors participated in and/or lived through various, Western armed conflict and wrote about their experiences in English, French, German or Russian.

The most important wars included for this period are:

  • American Revolutionary Wars (1775–83)
  • French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars War (1792–1815)
  • Latin American Wars of Independence (1810–30)

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Bisha, Robin. Russian Women, 1698-1917: Experience and Expression, an Anthology of Sources. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Clyman, Toby W., and Judith Vowles. Russia through Women's Eyes: Autobiographies from Tsarist Russia. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1996.
Coghlan, Margaret. Memoirs of Mrs. Coghlan. New York: Arno Press, 1971.
Dunant, Henry. A Memory of Solferino. Washington, D.C.: American National Red Cross, 1939.
Durova, Nadezhda. The Cavalry Maiden: Journals of a Russian Officer in the Napoleonic Wars. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.
Durova, Nadezhda. Zapiski "Kavelerist-devitsy". Moscow: Tipograpfiia Nikolaia Stepanova, 1839.
Engel, Regula. Frau Oberst Engel Memoiren einer Amazone aus Napoleonischer Zeit. Zurich: Limmat-Verlag, 2009.
Harris, Benjamin. Recollections of Rifleman Harris, Edited by Christopher Hibbert and Henry Curling. Hamden: Archon Books, 1970.
Ménétra, Jacques-Louis. Journal de ma vie: Jacques-Louis Ménétra, compagnon vitrier au XVIIIe siècle, Edited by Daniel Roche. Paris: A. Miche, 1998.
Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité: Exploring the French Revolution, Edited by Lynn Hunt and Jack Censer. Fairfax, VA, 2001.
Struck, Bernhard. "Conquered Territories and Entangled Histories: The Perception of Franco-German and German-Polish Borderlands in German Travelogues, 1792–1820." In War Memories: The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in Modern European Culture, edited by Alan Forrest, Karen Hagemann and Etienne François, 95-113. Basingstoke, UK ; New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Terragno, Rodolfo H. Diario íntimo de San Martín: Londres, 1824: Una misión secreta. Buenos Aires: Editorial Sudamericana, 2012.
Van de Dedem Van de Gelder, Antoine-Baudoin-Gisbert. Un général hollandais sous le premier Empire: Mémoires, 1774–1825, Edited by Elisabeth Lecky. Paris: Plon-Nourrit & Compagnie, 1900.