Secondary Literature on War in the 17th and 18th Centuries

This collection includes secondary literature on the themes covered by the Oxford Handbook on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600. We have also added selected secondary literature on regions and themes that the handbook does not cover. The majority of the texts are in English with some texts in French, German or Russian.

The most important wars included for this period are:

  • Thirty Years War (1618–48)
  • English Civil War (1642–51)
  • Habsburg-Ottoman Wars (1683–1718)
  • American Colonial Wars (1689–63)
  • War of Spanish Succession (1701–13)
  • Seven Years War (1756–63)

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Abrams, Lynn and Elizabeth Harvey, eds. Gender Relations in German History: Power, Agency, and Experience from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996.
Afflerbach, Holger, and Hew Strachan. How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Àgoston, Gábor. "Firearms and Military Adaptation: The Ottomans and the European Military Revolution." Journal of World History 25, no. 1 (2014): pp. 85-124.
Ailes, Mary Elizabeth. "Camp Followers, Sutlers, and Soldiers’ Wives: Women in Early Modern Armies (c. 1450–1650)." In A Companion to Women's Military History, edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining, pp. 61-92. Leiden ; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Ailes, Mary Elizabeth. Courage and Grief: Women and Sweden's Thirty Years' War. Lincoln, United States: Univeristy of Nebraska, 2018.
Aldrich, Robert and Kirsten McKenzie, eds. The Routledge History of Western Empires. London; New York: Routledge, 2014.
Anderson, M.S. War and Society in Europe of the Old Regime 1618-1789. Stroud: Sutton, 1998.
Asbach, Olaf and Peter Schröder, eds. The Ashgate Research Companion to the Thirty Years' War. Farnham, UK ; Burlington, VT: Routledge, 2014.
Barr, Juliana. Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
Beik, William. Louis XIV and Absolutism: A Brief Study with Documents. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000.
Belich, James. Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Anglo-World, 1783-1939. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Benjamin, Thomas. Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007.
Berman, Russell A. Enlightenment or Empire: Colonial Discourse in German Culture. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998.
Black, Jeremy. A Military Revolution? Military Change and European Society, 1550-1800. Basingstoke, UK: Macmillan, 1991.
Black, Jeremy. Beyond the Military Revolution: War in the Seventeenth-century World. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Black, Jeremy. European Warfare, 1660–1815. New Haven, CT; London: Yale University Press, 1994.
Blackburn, Robin. The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights. London: Verso, 2011.
Blackburn, Robin. The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery: 1776-1848. London: Verso, 2011.
Blickle, Peter. Das Alte Europa: Vom Hochmittelalter bis zur Moderne. Munich: C.H. Beck, 2008.
Blom, Ida, and Sølvi Sogner. Med kjønnsperspektiv på norsk historie: fra vikingtid til 2000-årsskiftet. Oslo, Norway: Cappelen akademisk forlag, 1999.
Bloxham, Donald and A. Dirk Moses, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Body-Gendrot, Sophie. "Introduction." In Violence in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Sophie Body-Gendrot and Pieter Spierenburg, pp. 1-12. New York: Springer, 2007.
Body-Gendrot, Sophie, and Pieter Spierenburg. Violence in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. New York: Springer, 2007.
Bory, Jean René. La Suisse à la rencontre de l'Europe. Lausanne: David Perret, 1978.
Boulware, Tyler. "‘We Are Men': Native American and Euroamerican Projections of Masculinity During the Seven Years’ War." In New Men: Manliness in Early America, edited by Thomas A. Foster, pp. 51-70. New York: New York University Press, 2011.
Brake, Wayne te. Shaping History: Ordinary People in European Politics, 1500-1700. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
Braudy, Leo. From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Brooks, James. Captives & Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
Brown, Kathleen M. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.
Brown, Vincent. "Social Death and Political Life in the Study of Slavery." American Historical Review 114, no. 5 (2009): pp. 1231-1249.
Brumwell, Stephen. Redcoats: The British Soldier and War in the Americas, 1755–1763. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Burkhardt, Johannes. Der Dreißigjährige Krieg. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1992.
Burkhardt, Johannes. "Die Friedlosigkeit der frühen Neuzeit: Grundlegung einer Theorie der Bellizität Europas." Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung 24, no. 4 (1997): pp. 509-574.
Burkhardt, Johannes, and Pho-chia R. Hsia. The Thirty Years War In A Companion to the Reformation World, pp. 272-290. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.
Burkhardt, Johannes, Olaf Asbach, and Peter Schröder. Wars of States or Wars of State-Formation? In War, the State and International Law in Seventeenth Century Europe, pp. 17-34. Farnham: Routledge, 2016.
Burnard, Trevor, and John Garrigus. The Plantation Machine: Atlantic Capitalism in French Saint-Domingue and British Jamaica. Philidelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
Burton, Antoinette M., ed. Gender, Sexuality, and Colonial Modernities. London; New York: Routledge, 1999.
Busch, Michael. Absolutismus und Heeresreform: Schwedens Militär am Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts. Bochum: Winkler, 1998.

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