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. 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.
Ailes, Mary Elizabeth. "Camp Followers, Sutlers, and Soldiers’ Wives: Women in Early Modern Armies (c. 1450–c. 1650)." In A Companion to Women's Military History, edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining, 61-92. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Ailes, Mary Elizabeth. Courage and Grief: Women and Sweden's Thirty Years' War. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
Aldrich, Robert, and Kirsten McKenzie. The Routledge History of Western Empires. London: Routledge, 2014.
Anderson, Fred. A People's Army: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years' War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984.
Anderson, M. S. War and Society in Europe of the Old Regime, 1618-1789. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.
Asbach, Olaf, and Peter Schröder. The Ashgate Research Companion to the Thirty Years' War. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Barnett, Correlli. The First Churchill: Marlborough, Soldier and Statesman. New York: Putnam, 1974.
Barr, Juliana. Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
H. Barton, Arnold. Scandinavia in the Revolutionary Era, 1760-1815. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1986.
Beik, William. Louis XIV and Absolutism: A Brief Study with Documents. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000.
Benjamin, Thomas. Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007.
Berkovich, Ilya. Motivation in War: The Experience of Common Soldiers in Old-regime Europe In War and Defense Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Bielby, Clare, and Anna Richards. Women and Death: Women's Representations of Death in German Culture since 1500. Vol. 3. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010.
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: 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. München: C.H. Beck, 2008.
Block, Sharon. Colonial Complexions: Race and Bodies in Eighteenth-Century America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.
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. The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
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, 51-70. New York: New York University Press, 2011.
Bouquet, Henry, S. K. Stevens, Donald H. Kent, Autumn L. Leonard, Louis M. Waddell, and John L. Tottenham. The Papers of Henry Bouquet. Vol. 1. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1951.
Brooks, James F. Captives & Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
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: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Burkhardt, Johannes. Der Dreißigjährige Krieg. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1992.
Burkhardt, Johannes. "The Thirty Years' War." In A Companion to the Reformation World, edited by Po-chia R. Hsia, 273-290. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2004.
Burkhardt, Johannes. "Wars of States or Wars of State-Formation?" In War, the State and International Law in Seventeenth Century Europe, edited by Olaf Asbach and Peter Schröder, 17-34. New York: 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.
Burschel, Peter. Söldner im Nordwestdeutschland des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts: Sozialgeschichtliche Studien. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1994.
Caire, Raymond. La femme militaire: Des origines à nos jours. Paris: Lavauzelle, 1981.
Cayton, Andrew R. L., and Fredrika J. Teute. Contact Points: American Frontiers from the Mohawk Valley to the Mississippi, 1750–1830. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
Cervera, Gustavo Placer. Inglaterra y la Habana, 1762. Havana: Editorial de Ciencias Sociales, 2007.
Charters, Erica, Eve Rosenhaft, and Hannah Smith. Civilians and War in Europe, 1618-1815. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012.